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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,125
Posted By Ickletas
If your putting sand in an empty tank, put a...

If your putting sand in an empty tank, put a small plate or bowl on the sand and aim the water at that and you'll get little to no clouding. Did it in all my tanks and it works a treat.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,044
Posted By Ickletas
To be fair to the OP, he posted this on page 11 ...

To be fair to the OP, he posted this on page 11



Have to say though, I don't think I'll be giving this a shot anytime soon.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Ickletas
Try rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au, they have...

Try rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au, they have pictures of most species on there. I had a quick look but from the pictures it could have been 2 or 3 different ones.

Edit: Seems the problem is solved...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-27-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Got my Brevis today yay! Managed to get 1...

Got my Brevis today yay! Managed to get 1 established pair and the other 2 are possibly already paired. Just waiting for them to come out of hiding so I can try and get a pic :)
Forum: Over the Pond - EU & Beyond 10-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 471
UK?
Views: 59,730
Posted By Ickletas
Road triiiipppp!!!!! :D

Road triiiipppp!!!!! :D
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-21-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Ickletas
Looks to me like a punk (Neolamprologus...

Looks to me like a punk (Neolamprologus caudopunctatus)
Forum: New Acquisitions 10-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Ickletas
Looks like it might be a red tailed tin foil (I'm...

Looks like it might be a red tailed tin foil (I'm assuming it's a juvie). Is there a chance you might get a better picture?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ickletas
To be honest I can't seem to find any hard and...

To be honest I can't seem to find any hard and fast rule as far as salinity for the shrimplets goes. I've seen reports of some successes at a fairly low level and others who had to go to full marine....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ickletas
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw...

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this video was an under-developed swim bladder. My reasoning behind this is oddly the SAE (Crossocheilus siamensis) which has a very...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ickletas
Shhhhhhh.......no one else noticed lol I...

Shhhhhhh.......no one else noticed lol

I wouldn't mind but I corrected 3 other typos :facepalm:
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ickletas
It sort of like a British version of "Viola!" ....

It sort of like a British version of "Viola!" . The whole "two nations separated by a common language" thing is one of the things I like most about this forum, terminology and my personal favourite...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ickletas
I have 4 in mine, however I bought them because...

I have 4 in mine, however I bought them because they were fun, not to clean my tank (which has never really had a lot of algae as it goes), but Lynda is right, you shouldn't really buy livestock to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ickletas
Well the first attempt (and the second) were a...

Well the first attempt (and the second) were a washout :( Now on attempt number 3 and this time I've upped the salinity from 1.005 to 1.007. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-19-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ickletas
+1 on the Amano Shrimp. I have some in my 10g and...

+1 on the Amano Shrimp. I have some in my 10g and they keep on top of it pretty well. I moved one a few weeks ago (she was carrying eggs) into my empty 5g that had been newly planted and had a pretty...
Forum: New Acquisitions 10-19-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,555
Posted By Ickletas
Sad times :( I love my DP and would be really sad...

Sad times :( I love my DP and would be really sad if he went.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-19-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Cools, a handful of water lettuce will certainly...

Cools, a handful of water lettuce will certainly find it's way in there. Also it turns out that water lettuce is pretty native to that area (well Nile and Lake Victoria) so I could call it a biotope...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-19-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Ickletas
Hi and welcome fellow Limey :D You'll find some...

Hi and welcome fellow Limey :D You'll find some excellent help and advice from the friendly bods on here.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-19-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Oh and one more thing, whilst I don't want to...

Oh and one more thing, whilst I don't want to plant this tank (because of the whole digging up thing which I know will annoy me and also this will be my only non-planted tank, the others have loads)...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-19-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Yipes! Scratch that as clearly a bad idea :) I...

Yipes! Scratch that as clearly a bad idea :) I went back to the lfs today to have another look at the Brevis and this time I clocked the price tag, 16 ($25) per fish! So 2 pairs it is, lol. Set up...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-19-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Suddenly realised that I probably should have put...

Suddenly realised that I probably should have put this in the cichlid section. Please could a friendly neighbourhood mod move it please?
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Ickletas
Shellies

Ok, I have a 55l (about 15usg measures 24"x 12"x 12") and after much searching and researching decided that I would like to put in some shellies (my water is pretty darned hard so they seemed an...
Forum: Over the Pond - EU & Beyond 10-16-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 471
UK?
Views: 59,730
Posted By Ickletas
Booooo. I live not far away either, just outside...

Booooo. I live not far away either, just outside Oxford. I can concur with Maidenhead Aquatics. I've not been to the Newbury one but I have been to both the ones in Oxford, the one in Wendover and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-15-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,743
Posted By Ickletas
My kutubus showed what I thought was fungus on...

My kutubus showed what I thought was fungus on their lower lip. After some interwebbing and a chat with the breeder I discovered that it was just from a bit of scrapping. Take care of your water and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-15-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Ickletas
Boo back to the search for shellies it is then....

Boo back to the search for shellies it is then. Well until I can get a green light from the old fart to get another big tank. Thanks for your help, much appreciated
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-15-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Ickletas
Grr I had a feeling that that might be the case....

Grr I had a feeling that that might be the case. This makes me a bit sad. Is it possible that a single pair or 1m and 2/3f could be kept in the 105l as long as move the holding female/s into a...
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