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Old 20th May 2017, 11:37 AM   #7606
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Yes, I looked at fish in the shop the other day, thinking I should resurrect my tank instead of selling it.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:04 PM   #7607
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don't "need" to keep the hospital/quarantine tank running, you can always take water from the tank the fish was in (temp and cleanly-ness will cause less stress too) and treat it like a water change.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 4:19 PM   #7608
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a $8 kettle from aldi will heat up plenty of fresh water for a small tank in no time.
in the middle of winter it takes the edge off the new fresh water about to go in for a weekly change too
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a $8 kettle from aldi will heat up plenty of fresh water for a small tank in no time.
in the middle of winter it takes the edge off the new fresh water about to go in for a weekly change too
Funny you mention this. Last night I setup a 650litre tank. Was struggling to get it above 21c before I wanted to go to bed, so I figured I'd boil a few kettles worth. Picked up the temperature super quick!

I'll post photos when I am happy with the tank. Right now I don't have pebbles and the tank was second hand, so there was a bit of silt I didn't think to get rid of prior. Should have :S Lesson learned... I will try to vacuum it out with my pump.
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Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
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Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
Soooo if I want to get rid of my snails I could add some copper to the water? :P
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Just don't use water from the hot water tap... Comes through copper pipes. Copper is deadly to snails & shrimp.
So does your cold water....
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lots of other fish dont like copper. not just the invertebrates.
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