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      ian_m replied to the thread Juwel Rio - Lighting Options.
      I have the iQuatics 4 tube unit on my Vision 180. I bought it with 4 off of their tropical tubes in 2016. I thought tank looked...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Oily film on water surface..
      When I got an oily film when I started my planted tank I absorbed it up by floating a piece of kitchen towel on the water when necessary...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Algaecides (not Glutaraldehyde).
      My mates willow tree was covered in moss & lichen (nearly like algae ?) when it was chopped down, so growing on the bark probably makes...
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      ian_m reacted to Zeus.'s post in the thread Olympus is Calling. with Like Like.
      Been while so thought I would do little update on tank. Had some springs floods and the base suffered some water damage ( more flood...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Water conditioners.
      Of course the cheapest dechlorinator by far, and as used by fish keepers for years before modern concentrated convenient things like...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Rain water questions.
      I assume you mean silicon. Silicon is an element, usually around us in the form silicon dioxide ie quartz and is practically insoluble...
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      Ta. I have used 1.5Kg of Aquarium Plant Food chelated traces in the last 10 years of ordering. Here is to the next 10 years supply !
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      ian_m replied to the thread New to CO2.
      With my "took me ages to get it right CO2 setup" I use about 0.015 grams per litre per hour CO2 (about 20gr a day). As a beginner you...
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      Any thoughts on micro suppliers ? Managed to get an order in of macro's to Aquarium Plant Food before they closed, but no micro's in stock.
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      ian_m replied to the thread New to CO2.
      Go to local library, Sainsbury's, Post Office, place of work etc make a note of the phone numbers on the fire extinguishers of the...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Romsey Aquatic store?.
      How does that work when it is feet deep in water like in 2014 ? The fish in world of water "escaped" during the floods...
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      The bottom pieces need to be like this to put the load and spread it into the horizontal bars as well as ensure you are not putting the...
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      But then you are dosing two solutions, so why not do as EI was developed for, in KISS, Keep It Simple St*pid, and just dose micro and...
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      ian_m reacted to dallen98's post in the thread New Stands New Starts with Like Like.
      Avalanches, algae, and egregious rookie mistakes. It's been 5 weeks. To begin with, a general note on arrogance and how unforgiving...
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      ian_m replied to the thread Paint reflector in white ?.
      I have these on my T5 tubes. T5 Reflectors – iQuatics In my use, the advantages are scale from hardwater doesn't stick and when the...
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