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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    Looking good, plant choice is key with lower lighting...mine are doing OK, pretty good but I think the HC is going to do little to nothing, but it is hanging on well enough, just not growing much. Added in 6 tiny panda corydoras yesterday, alongside 15 of these little beauties, tiny but...
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    From yesterday...
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    I have two lights also...stems, p.helferi and crypts/ferns are fine, not so sure on the hair grass and HC...though being away from the tank for 7 days, leaving it with reduced light and fertiliser means I'm not 100% sure yet - I don't want any more light though, so if anything I'll just change a...
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    Crikey the plants have really grown in seeing that photo! I'll try for some new ones this week. HC is...well not doing so well, it almost looks like nutrient issues, but it is likely light - I will 99% replace it with the other similar plant which I forget the name of but is fine in less light...
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    Going Dutch!

    There's something to be said for a plants-only layout :)
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    They'll get more in, I'm not rushing things, too much hassle - we also have a week away shortly, so I'm waiting to add any livestock until we get back to save extra faffing around :)
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    Update.....Fluval 2.0 Or Interpet tri spec advice please??

    Looks like someone else managed to do what I was wondering, and added a spray bar to the internal Juwel filter outlet :) Does it work OK?
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    Algae, Shrimp and Ottos - Oh My!

    Sunlight was my problem in my last tank years ago, the aquarium got lots of it and I always struggled with algae issue...I also found DIY CO2 too unstable personally. I am using a 6hr lighting period on my current tank which gets significantly less sun than my old one - as much as I would...
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    Second LED unit ordered today, it won't give me high light levels by any means, but it should match things better with the liquid carbon and NPK fertilisers. Had a day or so of a white bacteria bloom in the water which has now gone, may well schedule a few water changes in to keep things all...
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    Old but new :)

    Yep, that was me OWB :) I left the aquarium stuff behind the shed, it was all there for your taking! Plants all in, I started a journal here: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/juwel-primo-110-led.50340/
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    All planted today after a stunning selection of plants from AquaEssentials, every single one in excellent condition and a great size too! I have since removed all of the floaty bits and it the water has cleared lovely:
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    Juwel Primo 110 LED

    So, the first step back into planted aquariums, something larger than I've had in 20 years, though still small compared to my future aims :) Juwel Primo 110 LED - 120 litres, 81cm width. Standard lighting, filter sponges replaced with generic sponge and filter wool. Substrate - Tetra Complete...
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    Old but new :)

    Things have clearly moved on in respect of lighting in new aquariums :) Very impressed with the upgrade options on the Primo 110 - it comes with an LED light tube but you can add at least another 3, if not 4 more, as it has the mounting holes in the lid to screw them into. Way easier than my...
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    Old but new :)

    Thanks :) All ordered today, aquarium, substrate (I'm a fan of Tetra Complete so that topped with dark sand) and some generic filter foam and wool as I'm not going to be touching the carbon or nitrate removal sponges that are supplied with the aquarium. Went for the AquaEssentials NPK and...
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    Old but new :)

    Hey again all, after a huge break of 5 or 6 years, my life now has space again for another aquarium :) Pretty much stemming from babysitting a neighbours goldfish in a 'lacking' plastic tank and the kids have loved it, I'll likely be going for a low-tech 80cm tank next week to set up with the...
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