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    ADA Power Sand

    Gang@UKaps I'm currently rescaping my aqua mode 600 tank which had ADA power sand and ADA Amazonia substrate. I've sieved the power sand from the Amazonia and I'm wonder if it worth putting it back into the tank prior to adding new substrate or forget the power sand and just add new substrate -...
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    Two pieces of semi flexible netting with 4mm holes, I overlaped them and secured the edges with fishing line, prior to sowing I open the 4mm holes to 8mm and pushed some medium size suction cups through the back netting, these could not be seen hidden by the front netting. Looked great the...
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    Cut / Trimming Blyxa Japonica

    Thanks for the replies - I will try and post some picture of said stems - they had just got taller than I wanted them.
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    How do you fit a CO2 art inline diffuser

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwilz8q9xJroAhVcXRUIHVzVD88QwqsBMAN6BAgKEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGmQ7sHZKW2Q&usg=AOvVaw1_gXuCzrFrFr0bgaTbW7dg Paul
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    Cut / Trimming Blyxa Japonica

    Gang@Ukaps My blyxa could do with a major trimming - any tips on where to cut would be helpful. Cheers Paul.
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    Persistent Diatoms in Mature Tanks & GDA

    Same issue for years with my tank, but I sorted it by changing my CFL tube from 6500K to 4000K no diatoms now. Cheers Paul
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    Algae I'm not sure how to get rid of...

    The support legs on the lighting unit are not long enough, so the light intensity is to bright due to distance between the lighting unit and the top of the water / tank. You need to reduce the light intensity either by the controller if there is one or lift the lighting unit up. Cheers Paul
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    Filter Media

    Guys considering changing my filter media as it looking a bit worse for wear now, 'im using an Eheim Ecco Pro 300 it has three tray, bottom tray has a coarse foam used as a pre cleaner, next tray has plastic tubes and the top tray has small cintred glass ball as per supplied with the filter...
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    Ordinary co2 diffuser underneath the intake pipe to the filter - small co2 bubbles into the filter were they get mashed up even more - thus no bubble emitted from my lily outlet and no bubbles floating around. The diffuser is hidden by my plant, the only issue is the green co2 pipe its visable...
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    Fire Extinguisher CO2

    Richard yes - a jbl regulator will fit onto a fire extingusher, I have jbl regs and used standerd fire extingushers. Paul
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    Losing the Battle to Staghorn/Red Algae

    I would start to add some Easy Life Nitro as well as the above. No Nitrogen or potassium is been added which it vital to good plant growth. Paul
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    Braided wire stop end support

    Like this:
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    Braided wire stop end support

    Warm the nipple up with a soldering iron or blow touch and fill the hole with solder - same equipment as you would used soldering copper pipes.
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    Black/brown dust on older growth, help please.

    Algae is caused by not get the balance between the following: fertz / lights / Co2. Your tank has slow growth plants so you dont need masses of light, 5 hrs would be fine and one lighting period - splitting the period 5.4.5 does not help. Plants consume fertz during lighting period so they...
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    Hosepipe water change

    I fill my tank up using a hose pipe - connected to the kitchen sink tap which is a mixer tap, cold water from the rising main and hot water from the hot water cylinder then I just the mix to get the correct temp. Paul