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  1. Ross

    Tetra Active Substrate

    Think I will get the Tropica Plant growth substrate instead.
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    Tetra Active Substrate

    I was going to put it under some black gravel,Will a 3 liter bag be enough for my Juwel Vio 40 tank?
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    Tetra Active Substrate

    Looking to re new my substrate in my 40 liter shrimp tank and was wondering what the Tetra substrate was like?
  4. Ross

    Arcadia or Hagen Glo?

    I have a Hagen Glo twin T5 and I have not had any problems with it.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    Thanks Colin I will give Eheim UK a phone to see if I can get some seals for my 2073.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    I am having major trouble finding new seals for my 2073,the inside of the priming button was a little dirty which must mean the o Rings underneath it have shrunk.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    I set up my 2217 today and I have to say I am really impressed with it :thumbup: It was very easy to set up and get running,great build quality,quite,strong filtering power,good flow ect and a bargain at 85 quid delivered.
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    new set up

    I would not get a 2071 based on my experiences with my leaky 2073 unless Eheim have updated them.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    I have seen a few reviews about the Classics not dropping much flow but I am not too bothered because I will be cleaning it every 2 or 3 months.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    I am looking forward to setting it up,I am I right in saying the Classic keeps it flow up even when the media is clogged?
  11. Ross

    eheim 2080 v's 2180

    Yes,I gave it a good clean and put a line of the Eheim Vaseline around it.
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    eheim 2080 v's 2180

    Well I took my 2073 part,cleaned up all the seals,bedded them in with the Eheim Vaseline put it back together correctly and surprise surprise a big puddle of water in my cabinet :thumbdown:
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    eheim 2080 v's 2180

    I have tried cleaning up the O rings and bedding them in with some Ehiem Vaseline gel but it still leaks :crazy: I might try it again today before I chuck it on the scrap heap :lol:
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    eheim 2080 v's 2180

    My 2073 must be a lemon then. :lol:
  15. Ross

    Eheim Classic 2217

    I ordered the plus version so it comes with those valves I hope :lol:
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    eheim 2080 v's 2180

    You might want to think about a another Eheim filter because I have had nothing but bother with my 2073 and a few guys on here have had problems with the 2080 leaking ect.
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    Eheim Classic 2217

    Does anybody have one?After tearing my hair out with my leaky Eheim 2073 I have decided to ditch it and order a 2217. I fancied something different,part from having to prime it yourself it seems to be a very good filter that just seems to keep going.
  18. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Right Guys I have had enough of this filter,I took it apart,cleaned up the seals bedded them in with some Ehiem Vaseline type gel,screwed it back together correctly but the water is still gushing out of it :thumbdown: Really annoyed be cause its a 150 quid filter up the creak now so I think I...
  19. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    No the water fills the void in the head and then leaks out of the hole where the power cable goes in :thumbdown: I put a new seal on it last time and the box is fine its just the damn head.
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    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Re: Eheim 2073 Leaking/Now fixed Guys the ruddy filter is leaking again :oops: The old Vaseline trick seems to have given up the ghost,I am wanting to get a new set of o rings for the priming housing but I can't find the part number for it. Does anybody know where I can get them from?
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    Enough Flow now?

    No its not too bad
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    Enough Flow now?

    I have a 200 liter tank and I have an Eheim 2073,Eheim 2012,JBL 900 external filler,Hydor 1500 LPH powerhead and a New wave 3100 LPH powerhead which went in on Monday and has made a big improvement :D I was wondering if its plenty now?
  23. Ross

    Cleaning your Filter Pipes

    How often do you do yours?I have started cleaning mine every month or so and it never fails to shock me how much gunk builds up in there :D I use one of these and fine it very simple but it works very well http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co.uk/ ... p-978.html
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    Eheim 2180 leaks when I move it

    Have a look at the primer system,That why mine was leaking I took it apart and put a lot of Vaseline around all the seals in the primer and its not leaked since.
  25. Ross

    Did Dropsy Kill My German Blue Rams?

    I do find it concerning that the Male has started to bulk out but not as much as the female.I am going to get some meds today just to be safe.
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    Did Dropsy Kill My German Blue Rams?

    I was lucky enough to buy some young GBR's 2 or 3 months ago even more lucky that they were male and female :thumbup: Anyway last week the female went very swollen.I thought she was full of eggs so I was not so concerned but after 3 or 4 days she went back to her normal size and a day after...
  27. Ross

    Filter Recommendations, Please.

    Yes its the JBL 1500e.
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    Recharging Purigen

    I think I will give it ago to see if it works.
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    Additional filter option for a 180l

    My JBL 900 is quite quiet but its not as quite as the TetraTec EX 600 which is on the tank in the sitting room.
  30. Ross

    Filter Recommendations, Please.

    I would highly recommend a JBL external filter.I have had mine for 7 months not and I have not had any problems what so ever.
  31. Ross

    Recharging Purigen

    I have 350 ml of Purigen 250ml in my Eheim 2073 and a 100 ML of it in my JBL external and I was wondering if its safe to recharge it with bleach as recommended?Because the beads are starting to go black and could do with being recharged but obliviously I dont not want to do it if its not safe.I...
  32. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Thanks very much Paul because I did that last night and I found the smaller seal was some how not sitting in its place,so I took the whole primer set up apart carefully cleaned it and gave all the seals a good smear of Vaseline put it back together and hey presto no more leaks :thumbup: I am...
  33. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    So what seals should I be looking for?
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    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Thanks Andy,No its not my first external I have had a few of them and I have never had any problems with leaking ect.I got it from Germany so will that affect the UK Customer service?
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    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Thanks Paul I will try that because the water seems to be coming from inside the head its self for example I leave it running for 5 mins and there are no leaks but after the 5 mins the water will start to gush out and when I take the head off there is a lot of water in the head ,I have checked...
  36. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Well I am still having problems with it leaking :thumbdown: So far I have fitted a new hose adapter,a new head seal and I have put plenty of Vaseline around the seal but its still leaking.When I take the head off there is a lot of water in the head somehow.I am not sure hows its getting in the...
  37. Ross

    purigen

    I think the Zeolite can leach IIRC Ammonia back into the tank when its exhausted so you might be best off with Purigen :thumbup: I have 250ml of Purigen on my 200 liter tank and it works very well.
  38. Ross

    FX5 or 2080 pro?

    I have got one of those JBL filters on my tank and there very good :thumbup: I have not had any problems with it.
  39. Ross

    purigen

    A liter can cope with 4000 liters http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... cts_id=103 I would say 250ml will be fine.
  40. Ross

    Eheim Professionel 3 2073

    It would be a very wise idea to run it with your UG filter :thumbup: I would say 4-6 weeks until you could run it on its own but that varies.
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    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    I managed to get the hose connector out the reason why it would not pop out is one of the lugs on the side of the hose connector that should go in when you press the red button was stuck out so it would not release.So I got it out and found the one of the ball valves was only half open but the...
  42. Ross

    Is this Rare?

    Yip its not a pest snail it even had those little spikes on it.The two parents are those Porcupine Nerites I got from Aqua Essentials awhile back.
  43. Ross

    Is this Rare?

    I have a few Nerite snails in my tank there is two of them which seems to be very keen on laying eggs everywhere not rare I know but not that long ago while doing a water change I noticed on the sand a very small Nerite snail with the same markings as the two who lay the eggs.Now I can only...
  44. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    The hose connector that clicks in seems to be somehow stuck in IE when I push the Red Button in it will not release the hose connector and its not because I have been hard with it because I have not.I dont know why it will not release.
  45. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Well I am afraid I spoke to soon its still leaking :thumbdown: The water seems to somehow getting into the head and then starts dripping around the top of the clips.I took the head off last night and the was a lot of water in the head some came out from when the power cable goes in not good but...
  46. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Well I have fitted the new seal and its not leaking :thumbup: But its gurgling a lot of air :( I know that it will have trapped air and will take a wee while to clear but dose anybody know roughly how long?
  47. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    I have not tried the Vaseline yet but the water gushes out of it when I tip it on its side :thumbdown: Rather disappointing for a 150 quid filter that is only 5 or 6 months old.
  48. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    I have had a good look at the seal and it seems to be fine but I have a new one coming and if that dose not stop it leaking I will be annoyed.
  49. Ross

    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Yes everything is secure and all the clips pull the head tightly down to the main body but it starts to drip around the clips and then run out.
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    Eheim 2073 Leaking

    Well I cleaned my filter the other day and the next morning it had filled my cabinet with water :oops: I ran it and watched it and when it gets going the water starts gushing out around the 4 clips around the head but I have checked the seal and it seems fine,there is no water coming from the...
  51. Ross

    UKAPS Baby!!!

    Congratulations Sam :thumbup:
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    JBL Filter Bargain

    http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/fish/filt ... jbl/102999 I know some will not be keen on it being a 2 pin plug you you get an adapter.I have had my 900 one for a fair few months and its been faultless :thumbup: But the price they have for the 1500 one is a steal IMO because its very easy to set...
  53. Ross

    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    This filter is really good.I have no problems with it at all.I gave it a quick clean but it was not that dirty the Eheim 2073 I think dose most of the work :D The flow is still good and its silent.I am very pleased with it.
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    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    A little update the JBL is still going fine no problems at all :D
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    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    I have a Eheim 2073 and thats a great but the JBL was almost half the price but not half the filter for a start its quiter than the Eheim,Similar flow ect
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    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    I got it set up and its great very easy to get going,good quality fittings and its silent :D
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    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    I have ordered a 900 one that coupled with a Eheim 2073 and a Korlina 2 powerhead should have plenty of flow :lol:
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    JBL Cristal Profi E-Series

    I am looking to buy another external Filter on my 200 liter tank I have a Eheim 2073 and I used to have a Tetra Tec EX 600 but I want to change it because the flow from it is poor.I have been looking at the JBL ones and see they get good write ups and I was thinking about the 900 LPH one I know...
  59. Ross

    I may be in with a shout here

    Well I have just found out she is in a serious relationship :oops:
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    I may be in with a shout here

    I almost gave her my number but I chickened out at the last min :(
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    I may be in with a shout here

    Well I went into town today to get some things I went into Tescos to get some drink for Skerries next week went to pay and I went to the till which had a nice girl on anyway I loaded up the drink and she said "Hi I like your T shirt" I was like oh thanks that broke the Ice and we got talking ect...
  62. Ross

    Yo Yo Loach

    They are doing well in the tank growing well very playful and not aggressive
  63. Ross

    UPDATED: Eheim Pro 3 2075 Review

    Re: Eheim Pro 3 2075 Review I got my 2073 from zooplus for 126 its a fantastic filter lots of flow
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    Yo Yo Loach

    I got three of these today and I love them there very active,playful and beautiful dose anybody keep them?
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    Assassin snails safe with Nerite snails?

    I was hoping to add some Assassin snails to mop up my MTS and I have about 8 Nerites will they be safe?I dont want to put them in danger because I love my nerites :D
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    EL dosing+CO2=Really fast growth.

    I have been dosing the EL for two weeks now and its working now really fast plant growth my Aponogeton,red ludwiga ect is growing like weeds :D and the algae it being kept at bay.
  67. Ross

    eheim 2075

    I have a 2073 on my 180l tank and its great only down side is it has a slight hum to it
  68. Ross

    Camboba carolina

    I have this in my tank and I must be doing something right because it has grown about 5 inches in about 5 hours I really cant believe it :D
  69. Ross

    Aquafleur Utricularia graminifolia

    Very good price I think I am going to try it in my nano.
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    Filter Review Sticky?

    I would be happy to write a filter review.
  71. Ross

    Utricularia graminifolia

    How hard is this?I have a 12x8x8 tank purely for plants I have some Hemianthus callitrichoides growing well in it and there is very very little algae
  72. Ross

    will easycarbo or excel help?

    Idealy injecting CO2 is best but both of those products will help.
  73. Ross

    New Family Guy Episodes on BBC3

    A lot say the newer family guy is rubbish but I dont think so :D
  74. Ross

    New Family Guy Episodes on BBC3

    At 10pm tonight its the first two of season 8
  75. Ross

    Feedback Great Service

    I got my dry ferts today Richard thanks again for the great service.
  76. Ross

    Ferka Stemma

    Hi guys do you know when this will be is stock again?
  77. Ross

    Which substrate?... so indecisive...

    I am having good success with Dennerle DeponitMix.
  78. Ross

    Seachem Purigen

    Is this safe to use with Tetra Aquasafe?I have read that some products with a slime coat aid can render the Purigen toxic?
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    What size of KORALIA pump to get?

    I have gone with a 1 I dont want massive flow enough to get the plants wafting.
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    Extreme fishing-Robson Green

    Its a good program good to watch and quite funny.
  81. Ross

    hagen glo t5ho 24w twin v's arcadia 24w twin contollers

    I have a twin 39w Hagen unit and I have had no problems.
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    What size of KORALIA pump to get?

    I have a 180 liter tank and need some more flow on it I have two filters doing 1500 lph.I was thinking about the KORALIA 1 because I don't want too much flow but I want to get the plants swaying a bit more to get the CO2 and nutrients distributed better.
  83. Ross

    Would this be a good starter set up?

    Would the Aquili set in the link work with a FE?
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    Feedback Great Service

    Thanks guys got the plants today very good quality and super fast delivery I think I will be buying more soon :D
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    Would this be a good starter set up?

    So I would need a 4.8 kg bottle to really make any head way?
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    Would this be a good starter set up?

    Looking for a proper CO2 unit and I have found this http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1047 it will be used on a 180 liter tank using Easy life East carbo.
  87. Ross

    2x39w or 4x39w

    I have two 39watt t5 and a 25 watt t8 and my plants are growing well
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    Ludwigia gladulosa 'perennis'

    Signs are good its growing new shoots already its only been in two days I have a few cutting of it in my 12 liter with 13 watts of light and its showing the same signs in the main 40 gallon tank too. :D
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    Ludwigia gladulosa 'perennis'

    Now I got this and I was wondering is its a challenge?Tropica says its a difficult one to grow?I have a good planted substrate good lighting,filtration and I am dosing Easy carbo and Pro fito daily.
  90. Ross

    Issue with Fluval 205

    Have you checked the impeller?
  91. Ross

    Dennerle T5 Tubes

    I fitted them last night and I am pleased the Special Plant and the Amazon Day creates a nice slightly pinkish look.
  92. Ross

    Botia Striata and Nerite Snails

    In a water tight container with some wet floss thats how I get them from the snailshop
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    Eheim 2073

    My one was fairly noisy for the first week but I knew that was the trapped air ect but now its silent.
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    Eheim 2073

    I cleaned my 2073 out and I was amazed at how much detritus was in it and the flow had not dropped.
  95. Ross

    Dennerle T5 Tubes

    Well if I dont like them I will try something else.
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    Dennerle T5 Tubes

    Well I ordered these http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/fish/tech ... ting/81506 its a very good price for them.
  97. Ross

    Dennerle T5 Tubes

    Has anyone used them here?I have heard there quite good.
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    The snail shop

    The Nerites I got are very healthy very pleased with them
  99. Ross

    Eheim 2073

    Its not cheap I got mine for 126 quid which I thought was a barging my tank has never been clearer I am very happy with it.
  100. Ross

    Nice Videos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebr_q4rbP0E&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuebH_OX ... re=related
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