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Recent content by alanchown

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    Nitrates at Zero?

    Very! I've done the Pondguru Pimp, the biological media wasn't too bad, I've never left a filter so long, and I won't again!
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    Nitrates at Zero?

    Probably something in that, I used to religiously clean my filter every month. It's an FX4 on a 200L, so flow was never affected, but it had been neglected and it had its first clean for what must be 5 months at least at the weekend!
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    Nitrates at Zero?

    Thanks for the help, I'll up the ferts for a while and see what happens.
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    Nitrates at Zero?

    Looking at the Blyxa again, it looks pretty- just hints of BBA about.
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    Nitrates at Zero?

    The plants generally look good, although not so much now as CO2 regulator played up. (new one installed). Also I recently had a bit of a large cut back- my crypt parva was growing a bit wild, so taken it down to ground level- it always comes back. Blyxa may look a bit pale, but growing well...
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    Nitrates at Zero?

    I dose EI as per instructions from Aquariumplantfood, I use moderate Co2. I use remineralized RO, at 50% water changes per week. I consistently measure Zero Nitrate (JBL PRO Liquid tests). This doesn't sound right. Should be upping my ferts? I do have a bit of a BBA outbreak, but I was without...
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    Online fish sellers

    I have had fish delivered from Tropco and also bought direct from there physical location. very impressed. Their warehouse is quite impressive. I have also visited one of the other well known places mentioned on here- and was not in the same league. Alan
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    Hatchet Fish and high flow

    Tempted to give it a go. My Vallis is now more than reaching the surface which will break the flow. I have Rotala in front of the outlets which must disperse flow.
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    Hatchet Fish and high flow

    I have a standard FX4 outflow- but I do have Vallis and Rotala and pogestomon erectus hat grows to the top. Usually have a small clump of hornwort floating as well. I need to think about it.
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    Frozen food for Harlequins

    Tubifex or Copepods- mu Dwarf Rasbora have new issue.
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    Hatchet Fish and high flow

    It would be 24/7. Not much I can do about that. In a smaller tank opportunity to get out of flow at the surface is limited. My Tetras have no issue.
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    Hatchet Fish and high flow

    I have a 200l with an FX4, so flow and surface movement is high. Has anyone experience of Hatchet fish in high flow. I suspect it's a no no. Alan
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    Bad back and carrying 25L contaners-Options?

    So last weekend I tried my solution which seems to work. Friday evening, Bring 120 litre barrel into through room at opposite end to tank. Fill with RO through slightly open window. Remineralize with tap and bring to temp. On Saturday I drain water from tank via the extra outlet on FX4. Run...
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    Bad back and carrying 25L contaners-Options?

    I bought 2 of the 120L- more than I need- but can have one in garage full in case of emergencies- like I end up in pub.
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    Bad back and carrying 25L contaners-Options?

    It turns out a booster pump doesn't help much! save 40 seconds a litre- whoopee doo! They look ideal! It would only have to be in my living room Friday night, just refill Fridays before water change.
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