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    How to maintain/trim Ranunculus Inundatus and others please

    Hi all, plants have been in since 10th March (125lt, CO2) as you can see from the pic, things are going fine. I’ve already trimmed the stem plants and the Ludwigia can do with another trim. What I’m not sure how to do is looking after the Ranunculus Inundatus, the moss and the carpet grass...
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    Wondering which fish apart from blue tetra will look good?

    Thanks all, it’s 126lt, 80cm wide, 45cm high (without substrate etc), 35cm deep. hard water Filter media: Neo Media Soft
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    Wondering which fish apart from blue tetra will look good?

    My new scape is doing great, added amino and fire cherry shrimp last week, soon be time to add some fish. I’m looking for a single shoal. I like the blue neon/cardinal tetras as with a tank thats mainly green, on the many YouTube vids, they stand out well. Chatting to the local guy I got my...
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    Algae problems 2 week old scape

    Still having a daily hair algae problem, I’m keeping on top of it but it’s not getting much better. Added 15 Amino and 15 fire cherries last week, while few seem to come out in daylight, the leaves that did look covered in algae now look perfectly green, so I presume they are doing their stuff...
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    Algae problems 2 week old scape

    Hi all, it was all going so well until I messed up. Monday I moved wiring around inside cabinet, and it's possible (although I don't recall doing it) needle valve on CO2 got knocked, On Tuesday, the day before my two weeks of 75% water changes were up, I was too ill to do a change, Just...
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    What do do during first few weeks/months of new aquascape

    Many thanks all. I appreciate as with many things in life, we all have our own particular way of doing things, this seems particularly true when it comes to new tank maintenance. For example, AG advised daily 75% water changes for two weeks, then every other day, then every three days until at...
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    What do do during first few weeks/months of new aquascape

    There appears to be tons of advice and YouTube clips out there on the web, on setting up an aquarium and on maintaining an established one. There seems to be little advice on what the beginner should be doing to the plants (if anything) on a daily/weekly basis for a newly setup tank. Someone...
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    Critique my hardscape Gluing wood harder than I thought, A ton of plants arriving tomorrow, its go time

    A week later (got one of those LED lights that takes 10 mins to come on and go off to mimic sunrise/fall, took this pic part way into the lights going off, it’s a shame they can’t stay like this all the time as I think it looks a lot better in this light) To be honest, while I’m currently doing...
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    Feedback Very very impressed

    I spoke to Dave at the beginning of January and he spent ages discussing various hard scape options with me. Once hardscape was set up, I sent AG a pic asking if they could recommend plants for me. Dave returned the pic with his suggestions (pic attached). I was also very pleased that when I...
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    Ends of plants going brown, new aquascape

    I spoke to Aquarium Garden, very helpful as usual. Said I’m doing everything right except for my temperature which they recommended setting at 22 to 23 rather than the 26 I had mine set at. it’s now set at 22c. they also said I only need to put a few ml of plant food on each day when doing the...
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    Ends of plants going brown, new aquascape

    Hi all. my new aquascape has been up and running since Wednesday, last night I noticed the tips of a few plants going brown. 126 litre (lidded) aquarium, 80cm wide, 45cm high and 35cm deep. Substrate volcanic ash, Tropica aquarium soil, Tropica aquarium soil powder. Oase Biomaster Thermo...
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Not restricting flow at all, yesterday I put silicon grease on all seals/o rings reassembled and once up and running. gently shook. This produced a lot of air. About 15 mins later I had a huge amount of air expel, then it was fine for about 15 mins, then another huge air expulsion. Now it's...
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    From your second pic, you appear to have the nut on the hose, put hose onto inlet then screw down the nut leaving two threads exposed. Whereas the manual shows the nuts put on the thread first, before fitting hose, and then screwing up a couple of turns? just set up my 350 and am having the...
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    Critique my hardscape Gluing wood harder than I thought, A ton of plants arriving tomorrow, its go time

    It’s taken me about 10 hours, didn’t go exactly to plan, when I filled tank, a lot of the foreground grass ended up floating, wife wasn’t impressed with flood in kitchen (stupid hose tap connector leaking), too exhausted to do co2 will do it in the mornin, a couple of plants floating which will...
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