@wadz How small is the tank? Check out eheim filters. They are brilliant. - Love fish tank related deals
Underground filtration. No expensive carbon/cotton etc. Just need to buy right chemical ( 1 off) to set the tank up 8) https://puregoldfish.com/how-to-set-up-undergravel-filter/ As it mentions. When you clean tank(1/mth) drain off 1/2 to 1/4 and take out maybe any large rock and rinse under a tap. The filter I brought many years ago was the type that could be cut to fit an unusual shaped tank
Would you be able to suggest something for a small tank around £10-15 please?
Not a bad price, I'd scale up and drop the flow down tho... Better to have more options and it's little difference price wise. Add some filter wool for a more polished quality of water.
Posted 2nd MarPosted 2nd Mar
Hagen Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, 41 x 39 x 39 cm, 57 Litre £111.87 (UK Mainland Delivery only) @ Amazon via Amazon EU£111.87 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
I filled a tank about 4 years ago with 6 females and 1 male guppy. They all breed but nearly all of the babies are eaten by the adults. Long story short I think I’m on generation 6 of interbreeding at this point. Old ones die off, a few of the babies make it to adulthood and it repeats. There’s about 12 adults in the tank now (god knows which father, uncle, fathers father or mother’s fathers mother bred - but the cycle just keeps on going.) Haven’t done anything else with the tank. Amazing really. They all started off with red finns but none of those are left and now I’m left with all sorts of colours.
Depends on the cichlids, something calm like keyholes are easy beginner fish most cichlids have a reputation for aggression especially if breeding
Expired now, but lovely first deal @stevenmcculloch21 - cheers for sharing :)
Are these better than Biorbs?
I started with 15 Cichlids and a 5 foot tank (I bought the lot for £50 from a guy whose visa was expiring). I now have 1. The 1 left, literally ate all the others. He doesn't play well with friends but seems to be happy now. Should probably have knew something about fish keeping before I started.I have had him (her?) for 5 years. When it dies I'm getting Tetras. Very relaxing just watching fish.
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These closing down sales are always miles from me. ;(
Oh wow, they have an amazing reputation for Plecos and other specialised fish. Shame to see them go as they were very highly regarded.
they have lots of sites country wide, this has been planned for a long while the marine part of the business moved last year to Bracknell and have branded themselves as Reefkeeper, and have a store in Rugby as well.
Lovely company used to be respected when I had a marine tank many years ago. Hope they are moving onto a new site.
Posted 20th Dec 2020Posted 20th Dec 2020LocalLocal
Marina Premium LED Aquarium £24.99 @ Lidl£24.99LIDL Deals
Looks like a nice price here for the aquarium if you wanted one. Description For beginner or advanced fish keepers – suitable for all fish types Integrated, economical LED … Read more
Na, Axolotl’s don’t have eye lids and are sensitive to light so I decided to not use any light which benefits the both of us (lol)
Misunderstood I thought you meant that the lights acted as a heater - I though it was some type of new tech.
More dead fish - £25 for a transient cheap thrill & a lesson in death for the kids - do lidl sell aquarium test kits, methylene blue, anything vaguely resembling animal healthcare ? Didn't think so - they should stick to selling junk food to the consumer frenzied masses - leave the animals out of it 🙌
So much cruelty to fish by idiots wanting instant gratification and pretty fish in their living rooms,no idea what’s involved,so many fish to die at hands of people who think they just have to fill the tank from the tap and bung some neons in!
They don’t like light so I don’t have lights
Posted 18th Dec 2020Posted 18th Dec 2020
Lava Colour Changing Aquarium Fish Lamp £10 free click and collect at Argos£10Argos Deals
Bring colour and curiosity to your room with this Lava Aquarium fish lamp. Fish and baubles appear to swim around in the bubbles created in the water. Needs filling with distilled… Read more
Hmm, we bought a couple of those recently. They're pretty naff I'm afraid. My kids didn't like the noise they made either. One got binned and the other not far from it - the jelly fish tank, not the kids.
Seen similar thing with 'jellyfish' , made even more impressive with black light. They glow and move. Realistic. One of them I'm looking for.
Me as well. will pass since like you say the reviews are poor
Wild geese chase!(skeptical)
Was going to buy it but reviews are pretty bad - leaking etc
Posted 9th Dec 2020Posted 9th Dec 2020
Tetra 105L aquarium Starter Line Fish Tank £104.99 free click and collect at Argos£104.99Argos Deals
This Tetra 105L aquarium is ideal for all newcomers to the world of fishkeeping. It comes with all the essential equipment including a practical feeding flap and an energy-saving L… Read more
Didnt believe that the filter that comes with this tank could be so bad and tried for weeks thinking I know better. It really is pretty bad the bag contains the filter media is sadsack In the space provided and only I'd you run way under capacity is it ok. We didnt upgrade too much we got an aqua flow 300 it's good enough if you put the filters before the ceramics.
The external filters are great. Good luck.
Thanks,will probably pick one soon.I want to use Eheim classic external canister filter for better filtration + it isn't huge like the included internal filter,but need to find some sort of stand for it ,their original stand are over £100 and very basic,not worth it at all imo. yeah bigger is always better but for me, going from 45L current one to 105L will be a huge upgrade.I wanted the 80l first..and really don't have room for larger than this! I'll be using Eheim Classic 250 external filter.they are excellent,and can clean upto 250 litre so should be more than enough for this.
Yes on both sides at back.
Sorry cavy Answer that I have a different tank. I had to cut the lid carefully for mine. I run a fluval roma 240L with a fluval 307 extenal. As you say I cut the lid on mine. The next size up 260L I think the pipes connect through the bottom of the tank. Definately worth buying as big a tank as you can afford so the water quality maintainence is easier.
Posted 9th Dec 2020Posted 9th Dec 2020
Tetra 80 Litre Starter Line aquarium £84.99 free click and collect at Argos£84.99Argos Deals
The Tetra Starter Line aquarium is ideal for all newcomers to the world of fishkeeping. It comes with a practical feeding flap and an energy-saving LED light, which brightly and na… Read more
We still have our fish we won at the fair, he is now 8 years old.
basically yes, they'll be fine for a few hours, depending on the fish and the temperature difference between the tank and the room. if you keep the tank really hot in a cold room, it'll chill faster and the fish won't like it. if there's only a couple of degrees difference, it's much less of a problem. you can wrap the tank with a duvet to help insulate it, too. some fish are more sensitive than others, though, but bear in mind that in the wild many fish go through temperature cycles as part of their breeding cycle so a few degrees variation over a period of time won't be a major problem. if the lights go, don't worry about the fish - the lights are basically there so you can see them, and so that your live plants get some energy. the fish won't give a hoot either way, other than to scatter when they turn on. as always, the bigger the tank, the more forgiving it is, and the easier it is to look after. the only major issue (imo) is if your heater breaks or the filter packs up completely. to handle that, either have a backup to hand, or know where you can get a replacement quickly. most pet shops will have something available as a short term fix to keep things ticking over until you can sort it properly. you'll naturally accumulate backups over the years, though, and they're generally very reliable these days so i'd say it's not something to get overly concerned about.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seachem-Prime-Water-Conditioner-100/dp/B000255PFI/ref=pd_lpo_199_t_0/258-1891495-2944715?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000255PFI&pd_rd_r=5255ec4f-a669-4bed-8bb9-a823de580e6e&pd_rd_w=lRUCm&pd_rd_wg=eJbP4&pf_rd_p=7b8e3b03-1439-4489-abd4-4a138cf4eca6&pf_rd_r=Z6YM6CSZQXB3CFJYFR7H&psc=1&refRID=Z6YM6CSZQXB3CFJYFR7H https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seachem-Stability-Tank-Stabilization-System/dp/B0002APIJ6?th=1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Tetra-80-Litre-Aquarium-Starter-Line-LED-Fish-Tank-Complete-Set/143880054350?hash=item217feb664e:g:ymMAAOSwYX9fy6xK collection in person Item location:Dunstable
Same here, with a goldfish I won at a fairground and carried home in a little polythene bag of water, I'll bet they don't do that any more!
Actually a Silver Arowana from the Amazon. But I really like all arowana. Except the African one, that sucks. He is a big boy though, a real terror.
Posted 24th Nov 2020Posted 24th Nov 2020
Juwel Rio 125 Cabinet for Aquarium SBX Brown Used: Acceptable £43.25 @ Amazon Warehouse£43.25Amazon Deals
This might turn up brand new or if need to get something from the diy shop still money saved
Not sure I'd want to put a minimum of 140kg on a chipboard/mdf unit with those issues that's been disassembled and reassembled again at least once.
£38.46 in stock
sounds a bit too wrecked for me but thanks for looking/posting. Item has major cosmetic damages such as cracks, holes or dents, but is still usable. Small cosmetic imperfection on top, front or sides of item. Small cosmetic imperfection on the interior of item. Item will come repackaged.
Posted 20th Nov 2020Posted 20th Nov 2020
Zetlight Aquarium LED Freshwater Lights 21w Freshwater 42 LED Light £16.99 +£2/95 delivery @ Aquatix-2U£19.94
Description Zetlight fresh water aquarium lights allow not only for an aesthetically pleasing illumination of your aquarium, but also the ability for plant life to grow due to the … Read more
I had a fluval flex 57l before upgrading, I had 2 pearl gouramis in it with a small shoal of neon tetra and quite heavily planted, looked beautiful and had no issues with that amount of fish in it. I moved to a 200l aqua one cube which was less well planted, the 2 gouramis (pearl) wouldn't stop attacking each other and I had to separate them, just shows how useful planting is. I think 55l is fine for a tank, I try not to go on tropical fish forums people are so elitist and toxic on there it puts you off the hobby instantly so I just do my own research where I can. For a beginner this is a great tank, you actually need a fair bit of kit to do regular water changes on big tanks which puts a lot of beginners off doing it enough, much better to start on a smaller tank where regular water changes can be done using the gravel cleaner to siphon into a bucket quite easily. Getting myself a juwel vision 260litre today (y) :D my 2 firemouth and acara are gonna be buzzing!
Not sure what this mean. I guess my figures are wrong?!? (confused) Looks like initial figure is wrong according to this article. (20 gallon ~ 75 litre) for the initial fancy tail fish. https://animals.mom.com/care-red-white-fantail-goldfish-5696.html
I... oh my... oh god.
Got 1 of these and currently has 1 black moor and 1 fancy tail goldfish for about 5 years. People are correct about the size for keeping goldfish, about 40-50 litre for 1st goldfish, then 30litre for subsequent ones?!? Most important thing is to ensure the water quality is good, I change about 20% every 2 weeks, and top up once a week.
Got one, runs just fine, yeah I can't fit loads of fish but what I have I'm happy with...
26/10/2021Expires on 26/10/2021Posted 17th Oct 2020Posted 17th Oct 2020
Hmmmm.... I used to have my own aquatics business... Been a while now but all of this stuff and similar is normally readily available via ebay - in bulk sizes at a fraction of trade prices.... Not in the containers etc.... If anyone needs big buys, the sellers do discounts or freebies... Worth checking out if you do use a fair amount of food or require a broad range of feeds. < ' ))) <
Indeed. Please post and I'll expire mine. Bought 5 myself...
Yeah that’s brilliant! Thanks @KrispiiDuck (y)
Isn't this an even better deal at £4.40 for 500ml? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tetra-Color-Premium-Food-100ML/dp/B000XACAAK/ref=psdc_471519031_t5_B003ZGBDV6
It's been 37 today in Leicester in the shade, and my 2 outdoor thermometers showed the temperature in direct sun of 48.
I got them for 25 quid last year in home bargains we've had two of them and they both burst within days, the slide went first as its not very sturdy, then the thing just started to deflate it seems after a few slips or steps on the sides by the kids they pop not catastrophic just deflates overnight . The palm tree spray can't keep its head up very well with the water on
Wanna swap? :)
Voted hot for the price. I wanted to post this, but I was put off by the reviews. I posted this instead, £6 more but to me looks better, however, I have no clue how good it is: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bestway-lava-lagoon-play-centre-3360-cc-at-bq-3507584
Not where I am at the moment!! (y) ;) (cheeky) (embarrassed)