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Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: thechillifiend » Sun Apr 24, 2011 15:15

Hi everyone,I'm thechillifiend from Essex, I'm new to the forum and Malawis...just got a 260l tank (not set up yet, still got to cycle,and buy external filter ect) so will probably be asking lots of questions about kit. Currently running a little 60l ( bought for the kids,and now I'm hooked).

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: PaulCheeseman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 15:19

Hi and welcome to our home :)

Ask all the questions you want to, but most important, we need pics of your tank setup :good:

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: ZXRdave » Sun Apr 24, 2011 16:23

Hi and :welcome: to the forum



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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: paul » Sun Apr 24, 2011 17:32

hi welcome to the forum ask any queestion no mater how small u think it is help always about

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: Rdwh » Sun Apr 24, 2011 18:15

Hi and welcome to theforum, what fish are you looking to stock?
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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: Super Turtleman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 21:10

Welcome!
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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: thechillifiend » Sun Apr 24, 2011 21:34

Not 100% sure yet, probably labidochromis caeruleus, pseudotropheus zebra'cobalt blue' or a similar blue/barred colour such as L sp. mbamba...I will have to see what available/compatable). I would like to go for about 4 different fish with about 4 of each. (I've been told that about 16 fishwould be ok for vision 260l, but you might want to advise otherwise).
The internal jewel filter has been removed and I'm looking to replace with an external -maybe fluval 405?

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: PaulCheeseman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 21:39

Good choice, 405 has a good media capacity and flowrate.

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Sun Apr 24, 2011 23:16

Hi and welcome ! Ditto comments on the fluval 405 its a good bit of kit !

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: Sam » Mon Apr 25, 2011 07:15

Hi :welcome: to the forum.

Where are you planning to stock your tank from? If you need any help and advice with local placed just ask as i'm not too far from you.
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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: thechillifiend » Mon Apr 25, 2011 19:58

Hi, Fin aquatics in Braintree or Maidenhead aquatics in St Albans...recommentations of other suppliers are most welcome

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Mon Apr 25, 2011 22:24

Wildwoods near Pottersbar are ok (ish) - but I would recommend a long QT as they don't seem to have much of a QT period when new stock comes in.

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: thechillifiend » Wed Apr 27, 2011 20:39

Thanks, once I've finally set up and cycled the tank - I'll put up a wish list...in case anyone spots any obvious compatibility issues

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Re: Hi everyone, another new one

PostAuthor: Clare » Wed Apr 27, 2011 20:57

Hello and welcome to the forum :)

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