Category: Aquarium

Keep up to date with the aquascaping, fish, plants and invertebrates in our aquariums

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An Altogether Better Day

I’m pleased to report that Sunday went a little better than Saturday did. Running through the Bluebells It started with a nice trail run around Penglais Woods in the early morning sunshine. The ground beneath the trees was awash with Bluebells and the birds were singing in the trees. I put in a half decent...

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More Aquarium Repairs

Unfortunately, the most recent set of repairs I made to my failing aquarium didn’t work. I tried emailing Aquatlantis again but had no response from them. They seem to have washed their hands of the matter and clearly don’t want to help. So, I have now had another go at making repairs. This time I drained...

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Fish Tank Rebuild – Back to the Drawing Board

Well, the more substantial repairs that I made to my Aquatlantis fish tank didn’t last long. I refilled it earlier in the week hoping that the repairs would hold up. Within about 8 hours though they had failed so I’m back to square one. The sealant holding the brace to the side of the tank...

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Fish Tank Rebuild – Refilling

Well, after rebuilding my fish tank last week, I left it over the weekend with very little water in it so that the sealant could fully dry. Today I refilled it gradually with water so as not to stress the fish too much and so that I could keep an eye on the structural integrity...

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Fish Tank Rebuild

I’ve had a few issues with my Aquatlantis Fusion fish tank lately. As I mentioned back in February, the main brace that holds it together across the top of the tank had fallen off. I glued it back on, but as the tank had bowed a little there was quite a big (0.5-1cm) gap between...

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Aquarium Issues

I haven’t mentioned my aquarium or the aquascape within it for quite a while. It was all looking really good lately though and the plants, fish and shrimp inhabitants were all doing well. That was until I noticed the bracing piece of glass in the middle of the tank had fallen off! Actually, one end...

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Aquascape Update – Soda Stream Cylinder

The CO2 soda stream cylinder in my aquascape finally ran out over Christmas so I replaced it with a new one. That’s not bad going seeing as it’s been injecting CO2 into the tank since August. Most people seemed to suggest that a small Soda Stream cylinder wouldn’t be sufficient for a tank this size but...

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Aquascape with Fish

Just a quick photo of my aquascape with fish in it. If you look closely you can see the Golden Pencilfish that we added recently. Aquascape with Fish You can also see the Nymphoides on the left hand side – that’s the bright green plant at the back, and some new Anubius plants in the...

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