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Chaase
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PostSubject: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 04, 2012 5:38 am

Hi All..

I just put together my first trio of Common BN.

They are in a 55lt for now & will go into my 3fter 120ltr when it becomes available in the next few weeks.

Firstly I have read about triggering spawns & I know for a fact that one of my females laid eggs last week & the other has never laid. My male is from a different breeder & has been a dad before. (he was fanning the fry when i first saw him 3 weeks ago)

How long between doing the water change/temp drop/ heater off, do i turn it back on? & then how long after that should i see any movement if i am going to see any at all...


I have been looking but unable to find anything yet. Also, My tap water PH is 7.2 & my tank rises to 7.5. How can i keep it down without replacing 25% of the water every 2-3rd day?

I have got PH down but am not sure if i should use it as the tank just re-buffers itself to 7.5.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 04, 2012 6:04 am

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I wouldn't bother trying to trigger them. If the male and female have bred before they should again when ready. At the moment with the weather we are getting down here in Adelaide they should breed no worries. I don't use any buffers on my breeding tank and my marble longfins are spawning like clockwork. My male has just released his second batch of fry Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 04, 2012 6:04 pm

Hi,have you got plenty of bog wood in the tank? That will bring ph down and also is necessary for the bristlenose.I agree dont mess about with temps etc just leave them to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 04, 2012 7:28 pm

Adding more bogwood to lower pH, as Bristlenoses suggested, is a much better option then using chemicals.

Many owners have BN's that breed in higher pH, just give them time to settle in and they will more than likely breed without any interference Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Sat May 05, 2012 3:17 am

I have got one piece & it is rather small 2inches wide by maybe 6 inches long. I may have to go scouting for a few more. The shops here charge through the roof for each piece Sad

Thanks for the advice Wink & the welcomes too of course :P
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Sat May 05, 2012 10:33 am

Hi again,that isn't enough bog wood unfortunately.The tank and especialy the fish will do much better with more.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Sat May 05, 2012 10:35 am

No worries i will add more out of the other tank in the morning & then get some more on thursday. Smile Thank you very much!
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Mon May 07, 2012 4:18 am

Hi,
Do you have any Limesone, shells or coral sand in your tank?

All of this could buffer your PH and KH up if you do.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Mon May 07, 2012 4:26 am

No, I have 2kg of black gravel, 3 plastic plants a 15-20cm x 5cm piece of driftwood & his ceramic cave. Filter & heater also. they are in a 2x1 at the moment

I am about to move them to my 4fter (4x1.5x1.5) with White 6mm pebble base 1000lph external filter & 550lph internal and a dozen or so plastic plants, ill be adding more driftwood to that tank this thursday & move them over on saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 11, 2012 2:09 pm

Make sure You have plenty of wood, & give the male a few caves to choose from, They should be quite happy n bless you with a tank full of bubs..
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PostSubject: Re: Noob Needs Help...   Fri May 11, 2012 11:35 pm

Thanks mooo.

They have another 2 large pieces of wood now (they are in the 4fter) and 3 more caves. Doug is making me 2 more to throw in there too Smile

I have also added an albino pair... Lets see how we go Smile
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