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    Been away. Back again, still a noob and learning

    Good evening all. I have been a member of UKAPS for 5 years, but have been away from the forum for a few years. I have huge respect for the folks here and learnt a great deal the forum's pro's, about subjects such as CO2, flow, and fert's. Today I decided that I needed to completely start again...
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    Help! Replacement Juwel High-Light T5 100cm Unit

    Grrrrr I am now 29 months into my first foray into tropical fishkeeping and still at it. Still watching and still learning and grappling with the planted tank and what is happening. This weekend I did my usual weekly water change and switched everything back on. Come 2pm my shrimp tank lights...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Hi Andy Thanks for the ideas. No I did get rid of the old bulbs. I might be my imagination but the new bulbs do seem brighter. But then it might be the different colour bulb. Cheers for confirmation of the x10 flow. Seems mad that I would need a top of the range eheim to get the right flow. But...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Have two incidents to report. One amusing one slightly less so. This first one is related to the iPhone case I tested in the fish tank. I promptly took it on holiday put the phone in it and had been using it for 3 days into the holiday. Until one night after requesting my phone to be unplugged...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Also just bought an Otterbox preserver case for my phone in prep for holiday by the beach and recording the girls body boarding in the sea. Thought I would test it out. First video was little shaky. I attached the phone to my daughters ruler with an elastic band and then lowered the phone into...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Sorry for not posting in a while. Have been changing jobs and houses and concentrating on keeping the family together. But I thought I would post today a quick post as over the last 12 months I learnt some more stuff again using my eyes. So I, as I imagine many let the tank go. I watched over...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Clearly everything has grown. Some of it has taken over and thinned out the grass carpet. There is now huge amounts of places for the fish to hide. The wood still wants to float after nearly a year submerged. Going strong as is the fish tank. I have learnt a lot over the months. In leaving...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Hi Tim. I shall post tomorrow.
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    Best way to Setup a BiOrb Flow 15l?

    Thanks Justissaayman. Thats the money saying tip I like re the sponges and thanks for the advice on the shrimp. Flippin love shrimp!!! Is it worth having some Amano to clean any algae that gets on the plastic plants? Harry - I completely agree with you. I guess the manufacturers are thinking...
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    Best way to Setup a BiOrb Flow 15l?

    Thanks James. Agreed on the tank size. With the plants you suggested will they have to introduce CO2 (liquid would be easiest and more aesthetically pleasing on this tank)? Thanks R
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    Best way to Setup a BiOrb Flow 15l?

    Hi and thanks for reading this post. Background I started this hobby 2 years ago and got my first ever tank and Rio 180l after getting over my desire to have a BiOrb. Since then I have learned a lot from the great people on this forum and 1 year later I added a Nano CRS tank which this too...
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Thanks Andy. All learnt from this great information rich forum.
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    My first ever aquarium. Juwel Rio 180l

    Thank you sir. Although it's not quite the designer aquascape I see from most people on the forum it has been fun to experiment with the plants, their growth rates and styles. Also seeing how the fish take to the new hidey holes. Especially interested seeing how the little cutting of...
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    Ooooh My First Dedicated Shrimp Nano.

    Cheers Guys for the input. I have reduced the time down to 8hrs to see if that reduces the problem The tank has been moved to the living room now and sits on the same unit but is now oposite the fish tank. So the shrimp can now wave at the fish. Incidentally I took a trip to the lfs at the...
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