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Do you have problems with your suckers?

Monday, October 8th, 2007

One annoyance of keeping tropical fish I have is suckers!

Failing suckers…..!

Let me introduce you to the MagClip. Ideal stocking filler for Christmas!

Do your suckers keep failing after a few weeks/months. If you use heaters, sponge filters, airline, external filters pipes, spray bars in your tanks you’ll know what I mean. In the fish house, I’m constantly replacing failed suckers on equipment, sometimes it can be dangerous, if a misplaced spraybar or external filter inlet pipe “jumps” out of the tank because the sucker has failed (oh, yes this has happened when my Eheim 2600 spray bay sucker failed, and sprayed water all over the fish house at 1,500lph!).

I’ve found the solution, it’s called a MagClip, a very clever simple device, which uses a magnet to secure the plastic clip, inside and outside the aquarium. The MagClip comes with 6 assorted sizes of nylon clips to hold all types of aquarium accessories like canister filter outlet tubes, aquarium heaters, filter intake tubes, filter spray bars, airline tubing etc. The clip is coated in plastic, remove the nylon clip suitable for your aquarium accessory, attached to the internal clip, it’s threaded, and just screws in, position inside the aquarium, and use the external clip outside the aquarium to maintain it’s position. Simply. No suction cup to fail! They can be moved around afterwards I’ve found to get into a better position. These last a lifetime, using the industrial magnets, I’m using one on a 10mm glass tank, and have others holding spray bars, and 25mm external filter inlets, and others on my Algarde Bio-Foams. I’ll get some pictures.

These cost me 7.00 GBP pounds each, a bargain I think, I’ll never have to replace my suction cups again.

I got them from

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Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2007

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2007

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Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2007

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2007

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New House

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

We finally completed on our new house today and I collected the keys at 1.30pm, and at 2.00pm met the Damp Surveyor.

House No.1
This is it!

House No.2
I think I might need a sit on lawn mower! I’ve also found a plum, pear, apple tree and a christmas tree in the garden!

House No.3
and a petrol hedge trimmer!

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Two pairs of Angelfish spawn

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

One pair of angelfish have spawned, and I’ve discovered another pair with 1-2 day old wrigglers! Missed that pair, I blame that on too much wine on Christmas Day!

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Merry Christmas 2005

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Merry Christmas

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Lack of Photographs Digital SLR

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

You may have noticed better quality photographs posted this month in December 2005, at the end of November, my Leica Digilux failed to read the memory cards, and needs to go back to Germany to be repaired. At the beginning of December I decided to purchase a Canon EOS Digital SLR for my partner & I as our Christmas present from Father Christmas. So the pictures you have seen since December 2, have been taken with this camera. I didn’t want to spoil the surprise, so I’ve not posted the details before, just in case one of her friends, tipped her off, that reads these posts.

The lack of photographs posted recently is because it’s wrapped under the Christmas Tree waiting to be opened tomorrow, when I can carry on using it again.

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Christmas Shopping

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been busy Christmas Shopping and arranging Christmas things.

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Frozen Food

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I’ve finally managed to track down a local supplier that can supply Frozen Ruto fish food by mail at a good price. So 6Kg of Frozen Bloodworm arrived on Thursday to my Office! With the help of a local Sandwich/Coffee Shop, I was able to store the frozen bloodworm in their empty freezer – thanks to Nikki.

So my freezer in the garage is well stocked for Christmas.

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Nobody told me there’d be days like these!

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Overcome by the smell of acetic acid (vinegar smell) after re-sealing Aquarium No.9, I’ve left the fish house early this evening. I’m surprised this fish tank held water, because after cleaning it out, the silicon sealer in the fish tank, just fell off – well this tank is 18 years old! – only new aquariums seals, are guaranteed for 1-2 years today.

L001/L022 feeding on courgette with the help a Screwcumber.

Ancistrus feed on cuc
Albino Ancistrus sp. feeding on cucumber with the help of a Screwcumber.

It’s the Christmas Party tomorrow evening, so I don’t expect I’ll be adding a blog entry tomorrow!

There’s a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu

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