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    1000 litre Low Maintenance

    I have always added mixed water which keeps the temp change to a minimum. My air pump turns off 3 hours before my Co2 kicks in. The air pump is running two big stones in the sump. From my original set up the only thing I have changed is I got rid of the spray bar. Si
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    1000 litre Low Maintenance

    Nice one Mark At long long last :clap: :clap: My tank is now very high maintenance I spent over 45 minutes on it in total last month. Its just not on :D :D And everything still works as from day 1. Simon
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    1000 litre Low Maintenance

    :D :D Simon
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    My venture into my new 760 ltr planted tank .

    Thanks chaps. The tank is still running fine. I have cut the Co2 and ferts down to limit growth. It basicly looks after its self. I give it some attention once every 3 or 4 weeks for half an hour. Top up the dosing bottles as required,quick clean of the glass, wash off the glass tank lids and...
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    Introduction - 325 litres to fill!

    Sounds a nice size tank. You are going to need to move more water around than you current filter can supply. Either a second filter or a power head or two in the tank will help achieve this. Look at a total turnover of around 3000 ltrs How are you going to introduce your Co2 into the system. So...
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    New 6ft planted tank setup advice needed

    That sounds a long time to have the lights on. My lights are on for 6 hours a day , with the present amount of C02 I am injecting and the food I feed the plants thats plenty. You are going to need a lot of CO2 in a tank that size and deep, along with some powerful pumps to get it down . Look...
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    580l with sump - newbie reef conversion

    Its like a magnet to them. I get one or two out every time I clean the prefilter sponges off. Still they help eat all the junk in the sump Si
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    580l with sump - newbie reef conversion

    I used to use carbon blocks on my water change, now its straight from the mains, all 350 ltrs of it every Sunday morning. Much simpler and cheaper with no ill effect that I have noticed 5 hours I could not be bothered with that. At 7am my pump in the tank pumps out 350ltrs in 9 mins as set by...
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    Which diffuser ?

    I am running one in my 720 ltr set up and I have a second on order. Big thumbs up for the "up". Just be aware you will probably have a fine mist in your tank. Thats the reason for the second one to make my mist finer as I am over gassing just the one and its more like fine bubbles at the...
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    problems dissolving CO2

    I did not take any pictures but I used a small sump pump of about a 1500ltrs hr with a 16/22 mm up atomiser fitted to it. The output of this went into a length of 22mm speedfit pipe . This pipe had 3 "t" pieces in it and a 90* elbow on the end. This gave 4 outputs from the single pump output...
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    problems dissolving CO2

    You are going to struggle with that one. I have spent a good few weeks messing with in line diffusers running into reactor chambers. I used 4 in parallel in the end with one supply feeding them so I was trying to dissolve the same amount of gas in 4 x the water then injecting the end product...
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    When to replace my tubes

    Thanks Paul. Looks like I will leave them alone then Thanks for saving me a good few quid. I can now buy a few more plants . Simon
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    When to replace my tubes

    Hi people I have had my T5 tubes for nearly 12 mounts , When should I replace them. I take it the have a useful life span. Where and what to replace them with as well would be useful. I am Running 8 x 39" ones in the 7x2x2 ft tank. thanks Simon
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    How Hot Should Soleniods Get?

    No idea what make my one is but it gets hot. Always has, works perfectly though. Si
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    1000 litre Low Maintenance

    Great to see you are on with this again Mark. Will be watching with great interest Simon
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