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Recent content by Neil Groves

  1. Neil Groves

    seperate tank for breeding?

    I have a 20L which I want to use for breeding apisto Borelli yellow, I have just removed a 5" plec as it was destroying my plants but still have one Siamese algae eater and one cory catfish in there which I want to keep as they are cute and have become best buddies following each other around...
  2. Neil Groves

    Apisto for 20g long

    OK thanks....I don't have any interest in breeding them so I'll go for two males and 3 females to make 6 total....two different species for more color.... Thanks.
  3. Neil Groves

    Apisto for 20g long

    I had a male and female apisto in my 20g long, a while ago my male died leaving me with just a female so I am wanting to restock, the tank is heavily planted so am I able to have two males and 4 females comprising of two different species in a tank of this size please?
  4. Neil Groves

    Hole in the head.....

    Pray?......I got no time for religious bullshit, i'm agnostic lol
  5. Neil Groves

    Hole in the head.....

    He has since left this mortal coil I'm afraid.
  6. Neil Groves

    Hole in the head.....

    He was eating when I discovered his illness, he has never stopped, I'll treat him for 7-10 days and see how he is
  7. Neil Groves

    Hole in the head.....

    I have an apistogramma with hole in the head disease for which he is being treated, he seems to be doing ok now and is eating very well, my question is since I suspect he will always have a scar on his head, how will I know when to stop treatment?.....how will I know when he is actually cured...
  8. Neil Groves

    how many please?

    I'll stick with one male and two or three females of one species then..... Thanks Neil.
  9. Neil Groves

    how many please?

    How many apistogramma can I keep in a 20g long without aggression issues? I want to keep 2 different species, maybe 1 male and 2 female of each. Neil.
  10. Neil Groves

    What size hole?

    Yes, I have some pieces of flower pot from an attempt a few weeks back so I will practice a couple times first lol Neil.
  11. Neil Groves

    nutrients, plants and algae

    I am adding nutrients to my tank for the plants but in doing so I get algae growth, I am told to do water changes to keep nutrients and in turn algae down but then my plants aren't getting nutrients? Neil.
  12. Neil Groves

    What size hole?

    I was rummaging through my tool box and came across a 5/8 masonary bit which got me thinking maybe I could use it to bore a hole in a flower pot that an apistogramma may use as a cave to spawn in?.....how large a hole does she need to get through and do her business? Neil.
  13. Neil Groves

    cycling a sponge filter

    I have set the sponge up with the small air pump in the corner of my 55g functioning as a filter, I am currently building a stand for the new 20g so the sponge can 'cycle' while I am putting that together which will probably be about 3 weeks due to time constraints. Thanks for the tip Gerald. Neil
  14. Neil Groves

    cycling a sponge filter

    Thanks Darrel As its going to be a breeder tank I am going bare bottom, although I will put as much java moss in as I can grow lol. Thanks for the info, I didn't know it could get so involved, a very interesting hobby. Neil.
  15. Neil Groves

    cycling a sponge filter

    I am setting up a 20g long for breeding purposes and have just placed a sponge filter in my 55G to mature while I build a stand for the new tank, how long do you think it will take for the sponge to cycle so I can place it in my tank and add the new parent fish immediately? Neil.
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