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September 25, 2008
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I've really taken it to the next level with my Aphanius "tank". /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Total cost, 11 euros...

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September 25, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 25 2008, 04:18 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've really taken it to the next level with my Aphanius "tank". /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> Total cost, 11 euros...

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Spectacular spartanic ! (just practicing my english vocabulary) /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

September 25, 2008
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Wow Matt, You will be giving Takashi Amano a run for his money soon /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

September 25, 2008
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are those cat furballs? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

what temp do they need Matt - guess they don't really need a heater atm

September 25, 2008
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I wondered where my wigs had gone ....

How big's the "tank", and how many Aphanius do you have?

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September 25, 2008
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Ha cheers guys. Mark the tub is about 30"L x 15"W and there are 8 juvie Aphanius mento in there. They're getting twice daily feeds at the minute (one dry, one frozen) and are doing very well. The "wigs" are wool spawning mops although I may remove these to be honest. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> I'm going to head out to the country to get some more filamentous algae on Monday all being well. Karlos these don't need a heater at all. Er, or a filter. Or artificial lighting. Or substrate. Ahem... /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

Other Mark, Amano knows nowt! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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I've heard of these wool mops being used before (not bred anything so excuse my ignorance!). Is there any particular type of wool to use out of interest? wondering if there are any dies etc added to the wool to get it a particular colour...? Why don't you like the wool mops?

As for filamentous algae - you can have some of my cladophora if you want - I seem to grow it for a pasttime in my wee tank, although I culled as much of it as possible last night.

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QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 25 2008, 09:44 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ha cheers guys. Mark the tub is about 30"L x 15"W and there are 8 juvie Aphanius mento in there. They're getting twice daily feeds at the minute (one dry, one frozen) and are doing very well. The "wigs" are wool spawning mops although I may remove these to be honest. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> I'm going to head out to the country to get some more filamentous algae on Monday all being well. Karlos these don't need a heater at all. Er, or a filter. Or artificial lighting. Or substrate. Ahem... /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

Other Mark, Amano knows nowt! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />


I am not realy into breeding, but when I still had my male Oranda he used to sweep up the ladies, every time I did a refreshing. I used big silk lotusflowers with many petals as spawning material. It worked beautifully, especially when the lotus was in a plantpot I use as "love cave".

September 25, 2008
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QUOTE (ulster exile @ Sep 25 2008, 11:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard of these wool mops being used before (not bred anything so excuse my ignorance!). Is there any particular type of wool to use out of interest? wondering if there are any dies etc added to the wool to get it a particular colour...? Why don't you like the wool mops?

As for filamentous algae - you can have some of my cladophora if you want - I seem to grow it for a pasttime in my wee tank, although I culled as much of it as possible last night.

a friend of mine who's in killis uses the fabric from mops (new ones of course) much better than wool as it tends to fray

September 26, 2008
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QUOTE (ulster exile @ Sep 25 2008, 10:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard of these wool mops being used before (not bred anything so excuse my ignorance!). Is there any particular type of wool to use out of interest? wondering if there are any dies etc added to the wool to get it a particular colour...? Why don't you like the wool mops?

As for filamentous algae - you can have some of my cladophora if you want - I seem to grow it for a pasttime in my wee tank, although I culled as much of it as possible last night.

It's acrylic yarn Chrissy, natural wool is no good as it rots. No dyes added after purchase although I presume it is dyed in some way. You can use any colour you fancy.

It's not that I don't like mops in general, just that these Aphanius will eat their spawn and I have a hunch it'll be more difficult for them to find eggs in the algae as it's much finer and more complex in structure. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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