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    L Plates

    oh well the plants have gone....the water got a little salty
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    Getting there!

    Sorry about the poor image....dont have an expensive camera. After some disasters my tank is starting to take shape, I still have a lot to learn, but I'm always reading the pages on the forum and trying to take it all in :D
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    No Clive I had both the filters on max....I have removed one of the Koralia number 2's and have the one remaining on a timer, it comes on and goes off the same time as the Co2 running through the two Up Atomisers....Gives the fish a breather from the fast flow!! I'm going to stick with the two...
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    Ready To Throw In the Towel

    Light is the Devil..... :twisted: I reduced my light which solved months of heartache!
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    Left to their own Devices

    just plain silly!
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    OMG 5 weeks no algae!!!! Changed the 28w back to a shorter 39w just to help the growth a little, first sign of the bad stuff coming back, its back to the trusted 28w :lol:
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    150W light in Rio 180

    isnt 150W for 40 gallons a bit OTT?
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    you know I've got to puy my hands up here in the hope that other people like myself will take things in a little quicker... I have been given tons of advice on these forum pages, most: probably from Clive (ceg4048) and although I thought I was listening I was not really taking everything in...
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    sounds like a good plan...thanks!!!
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    I was actually wondering if I have went too far the other way....my tank is about 240L or 62 gallons, is my now 67 wats of light enough??? As is been over three weeks since I've seen any sign of algae (great for my tank !!!) not really sure if I should/need to change anything....I do have more...
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    Eheim Pro 3 Cleaning

    Where do you get your replacement pads Matt?
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    Eheim Pro 3 Cleaning

    How often is best to clean these filters....and is it best just to rince the media?
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    Well I'm not sure which of the following done the job but all the BGA has gone and the BBA Alterations from 4 x 39w of lighting to 1 x 39w & 1 x 28w added another UP Atomizer so the co2 is getting shared between both spray bars. Placed the EasyCarbo into one of those spray bottles and when...
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    Thanks Clive....think I'm getting there, as it is now there is only one bulb at the front part of the lid and three at the back. I will give the black tape idea a go
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    Blue Green Algae and Diatoms?

    Ok as you see I have added extra plants. I'm still getting a line of the BGA at the very front of the tank which keeps coming back, it would appear that I have ample flow. Should I disturb the soil to get at it? Is there anything I'm missing?
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