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About mark_82

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    Dwarf cichlid (Regular)
  • Birthday 10/02/1982

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  1. I have a universal rocks olgas background installed in my 5x2x2. If I was to setup another tank I'd definitely get an A model background from Aquadecor. They do take up more space than universal rocks but look awesome. Aquadecor also have a slim background which doesn't take up as much space. They can also customise the background for your tank so it fits around the weir.
  2. Hi all, A couple of weeks ago one of my peacocks developed a cloudy eye. Now it looks like he has popeye. Not sure if it's due to an eye injury or something else. A week ago I put him in a quarantine tank with cycled media and added some seachem lake salt and melafix. His eye doesn't seem to be getting any better. I have done some research and some people have had success treating it with myxazin. It might be worth a shot. It's a bit hard to tell from the pics but his eye is protruding quite a bit. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  3. Hi, I have noticed that the eyes of my red empress are protruding. Does it look like popeye? How can this be treated? All other fish look fine.
  4. Thanks Brad. I'll add some PVC pipes to give him somewhere to hide. I'm just a bit concerned as he's been in quarantine for around 10 days and isn't eating.
  5. Hi all, Looking for some advice. My Aulonocara Mamelela got beaten up in the display tank. He had some torn fins and a couple of nicks on his body. So I put him in my sump as I didn't have a quarantine/hospital tank and he was recovering and eating a little. I have since setup a quarantine tank with cycled matrix from my display tank but he is no longer eating any food I give him. I have tried Dainichi and Vitalis. Any idea what's wrong with him? Could it be stress? Quarantine tank is bare bottom with a small aqua one hob filter and an air pump with an air stone. Water parameters are: Ammonia:0ppm Nitrite:0ppm Nitrate:5ppm (yellow using API test kit) PH: 8.2 GK:11 KH:10 Temperature: 26deg The parameters are similar to my display tank.
  6. Thanks for the advice. I did a 50% water change yesterday and will do another one in a couple of days. I already dose the tank with seachem cichlid lake salt.
  7. Hi all, Looking for some advice. I have just noticed that my Protomelas spilonotus tanzania has injured his eye. It looks like he injured it fighting another fish or hit his eye on a rock. I have a quarantine tank setup where I can move him to. I'm just not sure if I should leave him in the display or move him to the quarantine tank? Do I need to medicate him or should I just wait to see if he makes a recovery? Any advice would be much appreciated.
  8. Thanks for that momo. Your elitech Stc-1000 build looks good.
  9. Thanks for recommendation Momo. What enclosure did you use for the temperature controller? Are you able to post a pic of your temperature controller?
  10. I had a look at one of those but you have to wire it yourself and build a box for it.
  11. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here uses a temperature controller? I have once had a heater get stuck and lost a tank full of fish. I'm looking at buying an Inkbird ITC-308. The way it works is that it has a probe that detects temperature and when the temperature rises above a setpoint, it kills power to the outlet and the heater can’t turn on. These are also used by homebrews. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Inkbird-ITC-308-AU-PLUG-Temperature-Controller-1-97-Probe-240V-Sous-vide-Brew/331875284839?hash=item4d454ef767:g:nXMAAOSwTw5Z3xTB
  12. Hi Steve, You should never need to replace matrix as it never breaks down. I've had mine for years. Just give it a quick rinse in aquarium water when you do your filter maintenance. Mark
  13. mark_82

    LED Lights

    Thanks Fisho43. The Worx light looks like it's good value for money. Thanks Skippy. Their lights look good but are a bit pricey. I'm looking for something under $300.
  14. mark_82

    LED Lights

    How about the Worx RGB 120cm LED light? https://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=7829&catID=88
  15. mark_82

    LED Lights

    Hi, I'm looking at buying LED lights for my 5x2x2 african cichlid tank. Do you have any recommendations? Cheers Mark
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