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    Aquarium Terrestrial Plant Hanging Baskets

    Very helpful thank you! Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
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    Aquarium Terrestrial Plant Hanging Baskets

    Hi All I've not been on in quite a while. Since posting last I've completely done away with CO2 and Ferts and am now quite enjoying a 100% Low Tech but equally clean and green heather wood scape. Pic Below Does anyone have any ideas for hanging terrestrial plants in soil onto the side of an...
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    Is it too late to prune

    What do you use for CO2 and ferts out of interest? Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
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    Your examples of liquid CO2 only tanks

    Hi all, I recently decided to stop injecting CO2 from a Fire Extinguisher for several reasons, firstly money, secondly I cannot get refills quite as easily as I used to and thirdly with a Hairgrass only tank it didnt seem worth it. However, since reverting to Liquid Carbon only ive had months...
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    Custom Size Aquariums

    Hi All, My Father in law is looking to get back into fish keeping now that he has built an extension on the house, hes created a wall space that he wants a set sized tank in. Does anyone have any suggestions of the best website or company to order custom tanks from? Hes not a pro or anything...
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    JBL Pro Flora Direct Inline Diffuser - Your Experiences?

    Yes, just trying to find a reliable one at the moment. Any recommendations? Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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    JBL Pro Flora Direct Inline Diffuser - Your Experiences?

    I'm struggling to find any inlines that are reviewed very well to be honest. I just dont want to go back to inefficient ceramic diffusers inside the aquarium! Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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    JBL Pro Flora Direct Inline Diffuser - Your Experiences?

    Hi All, Do any of you have any experiences with the JBL Pro Flora Direct - Inline CO2 Diffuser? I have used a particular inline diffuser (Which I wont name because I respect the retailer) over the last few years and have had to have the plastic casing replaced 3 times on warranty. Its cracked...
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    Jade Mountain - 60x45x30

    Hi All, Here is my new scape which has been going a month now. Im having problems with green spot algae on the rocks. Im thinking of going back to EI salts and making sure phosphate is in there. The current method (whilst being nice and lazy) doesnt seem to be doing the problem much good...
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    Scared Fish - Iwagumi

    They have improved a little with time but they do still hug the front left corner a little. Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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    UV Deepens Red colour of Cherry Shrimp

    Hi All, This may already be common knowledge but I've made a bit of a discovery which has led me to question the grading of shrimp. I have pretty low grade Red Cherry Shrimp in terms of colouration. Every now and then I get a nice red one but generally they are dull and boring. As my aquarium...
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    Scared Fish - Iwagumi

    I've seen some improvement after another day but that's generally after I've put food in. They eventually go back into their corner. I'll try some floating plants which I'll gradually remove as you have suggested above. Hopefully that will help. I have Cardinal Tetras, Ember Tetras and Golden...
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    Am I going mad? Needle Valves

    I've put my original regulator back in (which is also a co2 art) and that's working OK. I actually won this regulator in the raffle at the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience so I cant complain, it cost me a raffle ticket! Lol Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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    What's wrong with my chili rasboras?

    This may help my current issue...I set up an Iwagumi with no cover and my fish appear to hate it. Perhaps I need a floater plant which I can slowly remove. Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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    Am I going mad? Needle Valves

    I tried that. Im not sure if this particular valve type is just very slow to respond to alteration. Its difficult to judge what effect the turning has when it takes ages to change the bubble rate. So far I've got it to a point where I'm happy with the bubble count but the pressure drops off...
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