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Ashraf Farid
post Jan 10 2015, 07:41 PM

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Allow me to reiterate a previous question.

Anyone know a fish shop selling bristlenose plecos? Want to breed them in my pond.
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post Jan 12 2015, 06:31 PM

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QUOTE(tzuen @ Jan 12 2015, 05:26 PM)
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Maybe you can look for it at:

PMed them. Thanks.
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post Jan 13 2015, 01:40 PM

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Just realised: Assassin snails are native to Malaysia.

Gonna look out for some next time I go netting biggrin.gif
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post Jan 14 2015, 02:51 PM

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Quick vid of my pond. Tiger barbs, jewel cichlids, and a fivesome of siamese algae eaters.

As you can see, the algae eaters will have plenty to munch on lmao.

Excuse the bad audio. Camera acting up.

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post Jan 14 2015, 07:25 PM

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QUOTE(tzuen @ Jan 14 2015, 03:37 PM)
Nice pond you got there? No water flowing from the top?

is that a chair for you to sit and have a pool view ?  laugh.gif  laugh.gif
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No filter. The whole pond is meant to be filtered with the mass of valisneria in the middle, and the clumps of rotala and ludwigia by the sides.

And the algae lmao. I swear though, it does not look anywhere near as murky from the top.

And yes, that is my throne.

Sniper, thats a pretty cool setup. Is that just normal teratai?

And does anyone know where they sell ludwigia sedoides in malaysia? A prettier looking floating plant I have not seen.

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post Jan 14 2015, 09:45 PM

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QUOTE(NiniWahab @ Jan 14 2015, 07:53 PM)
Ludwigia sedioides - I found some at Nilufar. Very pretty. This was like a month ago. Oh.. I forgot. Try Sungai Buloh. The guy though, tried to sell them to me along with a humongous pot. Said he wouldn't sell separately. It's a shop selling just pots... gosh I can't remember which lot though. Maybe you can sweet talk him into selling them to you. Am also looking for it.
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Thanks. Thats not very far from where I live, so will try to make the trip when I'm free.

Was the guy trying to sell you the pot in Nilufar of the Sungai Buloh shop?

If its the latter, thats really interesting. So many aquatic plants are grown emersed, I sometimes wonder if we could find something new for our tanks when browsing nurseries.
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post Jan 16 2015, 09:49 AM

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Tzuen, I really think it looks more like diatoms than fungus....

Fungus tends to appear on wood, or something organic that they can feed off of.
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post Jan 23 2015, 04:13 PM

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Pelia, subwassertang and riccia.

Might be wrong.
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post Feb 4 2015, 05:28 PM

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Visited lentang yesterday - I'm sure most people already know where what is, if they've ever been on the KL-Karak Highway.

Anyways, the rocks in the stream there are covered in fissiden. Fissidens is pretty much unmistakable.

Not just that, but lots of moss growing underwater as well.

If anyone wants to grow some fissiden, don't bother with LFS or tho se 1 inch by 1 inch metal meshes. Just get yo buns over to a stream, bring some bags, and a scraper biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 09:35 PM

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Just googled Kemensah. Pretty good looking place.

Lentang is situated in bentong, along the highway from kl to karak.
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post Feb 12 2015, 09:36 PM

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By the way, going back to mentakab for the holidays. A friend has asked me to catch him some betta imbellis pairs.

Anyone elese interested? RM10 per pair, and not brave enough to post the fish, so I can deliver it to within reasonable walking distance of an LRT station.
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post Feb 12 2015, 10:05 PM

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If you have bubblenesters like bettas and gouramis, it could be that.

Otherwise, probably a buildup of organic material combined with lack of water movement.

What size tank, what stocklist, how heavily planted is it, and most importantly, how often do you change the water, and how much?
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post Feb 12 2015, 10:49 PM

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I'd say your tank is at full bioload, which, combined with just 1 plant, means that you'll need a good water change regime.

Is the tank cycled?

You don't always do 100% water changes, right? How much do you normally change, and how frequently.

Also, does the tank have a filter?
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post Feb 12 2015, 11:41 PM

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When I say tank bioload I'm referring to its capacity to hold fish and invertebrates.

A full bioload means the tank is at max capacity. The problem is that you've housed schooling fish in rather small groups, but thats besides the point.

Do you use dechlorinator when you cahnge the water?

I advise you to change 50% every week.

You can remove the foam with a fishnet, or scooping it up manually.

Wouldn't hurt to lower the water level - let the filter splash a bit. Creating disturbance on the water surface helps prevent foam formation.
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post Feb 17 2015, 07:53 AM

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QUOTE(fookie @ Feb 13 2015, 12:40 AM)
Sigh, I think I need to change the tank to a bigger one. It's too god damn small to do anything with it.

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Also correct smile.gif Ala, 120liter tank baru rm100. And its SOOO much more versatile
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post Feb 19 2015, 01:22 PM

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QUOTE(ekestima @ Feb 17 2015, 09:02 AM)
Hi, you all using chiller ? Wat's the water temperature of ur aquarium.
How's the electricity consumption ?
I'm keeping some shrimps (CRS, PRL)
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Not sure on the specifics, but if I had to run a chiller on my tanks I'd rather just air condition the whole room so I could feel cool too biggrin.gif

Explored another river today, found rockwalls covered in pelia biggrin.gif

Helped myself to some
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post Feb 19 2015, 02:31 PM

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Kuala lipis

As always, only collected a bit of what was growing. We gotta keep our hobby sustianable biggrin.gif
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post Feb 27 2015, 08:52 PM

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Bro, a quick google search will get you what you need.
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post Mar 25 2015, 03:47 PM

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How come none of you aree using limnophila aromatica in your scapes?

 

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