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    by Published on 13th May 2014 08:22 PM
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    Hi guys, just wanna share my recent study of arowana's scale problems.

    History: I've been keeping arowanas for years, golden ones, and have been experiencing many of the common problems that most amateurs face. Gill curl, drooping eye, chipped scales, etc. Took me quite some time and lots of solid research done to finally find a solution for diminishing scale problems.

    Process of Receding Scales



    It all starts from a little edge abrasion. Whenever the arowana makes a turn, its body will bend, causing the scales to rub against each other. Weak scales will experience abrasions from the edges of neighbouring scales. This causes a "chipped" effect. However, it doesn't happen overnight, it is due to constant abrasion from movements.
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    by Published on 5th April 2014 11:11 AM
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    I would like to share my 2 DIY projects on Lake Tanganyika rocky habitat that I had done during the last few years.

    1st DIY - Underwater Cavern Rockwork
    2nd DIY - 3-D Cavern Background


    My 1st DIY - Underwater Cavern Rockwork (3x1.5x1.5)ft tank



    It all began when I had my first frontosa, an imported rare 7-stripe Kigoma frontosa many years ago. Since then, I have always been fascinated with Lake Tanganyika cichlids and its rocky habitat.
    Through the years, I had been collecting many large heavy rocks and travelled island wide to get more and more rocks, yet I couldn’t achieve the desired natural rockscape that is pleasing, firm and safe when they are stacked
    in the tank.
    I had ideas but I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out. Nevertheless the passion of DIY was the driving force to create my own ‘designer rocks’ that would be tall with strong foundation and also I have to come out with a sizeable piece that would be very much lighter than the weight of a similar size natural rock, or else
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    by Published on 6th January 2013 02:08 PM
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    2. Arowana

    Many first time Arowana hobbyist has the fright of their life when the aro die on them, minutes or hours after they are introduced to the new tank at home. Arowana is considered to be a hardy fish but when subject to sudden changes of water condition, it can be fatal. Apart from acquiring healthy fishes from reputable aquarium shop or farm, hobbyist should also take additional measures as follows:
    1. Prepare tank with well-aerated over-night water.

    This allows the dissipation of chlorine which is harmful to the fish when in excess amount, into the air. Should there be any time constraint in the tank set-up, anti-chlorine solution is available commercially and can be found in most aquarium shop.

    2. To maintain a low level of water which is sufficient for the arowana to swim freely. (depend on arowana size... if too small swimming in big space.. how?)
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    by Published on 29th December 2012 10:44 AM
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    2. Arowana

    The most important factors for grooming arowana are:

    1) Lighting - 8 to10 hours daily of 6500k T5 (daylight)

    2) Environment - clear or white till about 15 inches or midsize. Even for red arowanas. Many years ago, I visited farms in Kalimantan, some farms even groom young red arowanas in white tanks. The reason for this is to the color (not red color) up to the 6th row as soon as possible.

    Read up on the following links, taken 12 years ago:
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    by Published on 4th May 2012 11:22 PM
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    2. Water Management,
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    Just like to share this article I wrote:

    Professor Guy Martin from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Rennes was believed to be the first person to applied the sulphur denitrification into freshwater treatment for public. In 1991, Marc Langouet, who is a student of Prof. Martin decides to test this method on seawater. After 3 years of testing without apparent toxicity, Marc proposed the idea to Michel Hignette - Curator of MAAO Paris. And the rest, as most will say, "Its History".

    I have a Korallin C1502 Calcium Reactor which I have converted to Sulphur Denitrator 2 years ago but disconnected after I kept Nitrate in check. However, as I added more fishes Nitrate began creeping up to about 4-5ppm. As I currently do not run any other Nitrate Reactor or Bio-Pellets Reactor, I decided to do a simple experiment before I install into my main tank.
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