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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby bradderz123 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:27 am

I have a few LFS's I could buy from but I've never seen the quality of Tony/Clare. Since starting a year ago I have bought over 30 fish from them - never a problem, always arriving in the post in great condition within 24 hours of ordering so you don't have to wait long either.

Also the opportunity to buy adult fish isn't something these shops offer too often either as they seem to want to use the adults for their display tanks. :tu:

Plus you can be sure what you buy will fit in with your current tank occupants.
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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby Clare » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:01 pm

World of water were good once but they went swiftly downhill when they put alot of the dregs from a shipment into one tank and called it mixed malawi 3 for £15. Again another shop that has to de-label the fish to be able to have room for them. They used to be very good on a shipment day but I fear those days are gone as they buy in from the far east and no not take any trade of genuine hobbyists anymore.
For the standard hobbyist though you can not go wrong with the health of their Malawi. Again though this fish room in WOW has everything so there is no specialist on anything. To be able to buy properly from a franchise fish room like WOW's fish room you need to know what you are looking for and know what you want before you go in there.

Years ago I did a few impulse buys from that very place and they ended up not going well together when I listed them on a forum. This was back in 2006. The longer you keep these fish the more little traits of what to do and what not to do when buying you gain. :tu:
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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby Charley » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:30 am

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Love this ideas for my next move about

Do u put the rocks on the glass or on the gravel??
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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby andywroe » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:58 pm

Always put the rocks on the glass not the gravel.
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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby Clare » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:15 pm

All the rocks are on the glass. You place the rocks before any sand. if I am doing a rock change then I move sand to one side of the tanks and then move it around the base of the rocks as I place a few in to make room for more.

The reason for this is because if you place rocks on the sand.. Malaai like to move sand about and dig areas for breeding and guarding. They won't hesitate to dig under rocks and this causes the rocks to shift and if you have a pile of rocks then the rocks come tumbling down. I have seen this happen many a time but thankfully with no cracked glass. It happens all the time with us and mbuna as we have pipes in the breeding tanks. It matters none for us though as they have nowhere to fall. The pipes just get buried.
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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby K5mow » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:48 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Show tank now its all settled.

Postby Frenzyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:42 pm

Wow. Absolutely stunning. Show tank indeed!!
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