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  1. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Hi mark, thanks, the stone is starting to nicely blend in now. The initial scape had weeping moss which was removed but a fair bit found itself in the foreground, since the last trim i have let it grow a bit and i am liking the natural softened look of the foreground Been using eloes ferts...
  2. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Quick update. Tank and fish doing really well. Just got back from a 10 day business trip from Africa to see that my colleague at work did a really good job on feeding the fish and dosing ferts, first time I have come back to a tank in a long time with nothing to get pissed off about :) Got lots...
  3. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Thanks, they are by far my favourite fish I've kept, really looking forward to watch these develop. Went out and bought a mini selection of foods for them to see what they like best, so far good old flake is winner, not given bloodworms yet... Will be looking for some freeze dried brine shrimp...
  4. james3200

    Eheim 2260 - Custom Intake & Spray Bar

    I am no filter or flow expert but I would imagine the spray bar would need to be shortest to maximise pressure. You don't want a too long intake though as it can make it awkward to prime. Personally I would have the 2260 on one side with in/outlet on same side, and another filter on other side...
  5. james3200

    Eheim 2260 - Custom Intake & Spray Bar

    Hello, don't know if you have sorted this yet, but this place has all you need http://www.fishfurfeather.com/plumbing- ... 0_121.html To connect the tubes you need hose tail fittings like this http://www.fishfurfeather.com/fff-hoset ... -5459.html with a threaded adaptor that's in Same category...
  6. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Today is the day that I finally got my Altums :D And I am VERY happy with them.. A few photos too, they seem to have settled in very well and coloured up nicely, i think they like planted tanks over bare bottom ;) They are truly worth every penny Excuse...
  7. james3200

    Filtering a 400ltr

    After the leaking issues on hose connectors on my 2180 and 2128 I just like the simplicity of a big canister and powerful pump on top, very little to go wrong and on big tanks that's a bonus.
  8. james3200

    Filtering a 400ltr

    I run a 2260 with a 1262 pump upgrade (3400lph) and a 2180 on my 700LTish tank. If I had the choice again I would have gone for another 2260 over the fancy new eheims which I have had numerous issues with. Going by the 10x rule a 2260+1262 pump is nearly there, could use a smaller classic filter...
  9. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Hi Chris AFAIK there are no particular grades to Altums, like say shrimp. The main differences with the Peruvian types are the size, true Altums get to have a very high body, banding colouration is different to scalares and they have a much more pronounced...
  10. james3200

    Eheim 2260 Media Help

    The 2260 is a beast, and a fantastic filter. On my last scape it ran for 2 years with me not opening it up for clean and it ran practically the same when I did eventually clean it, so good choice! The 2260 comes with a big heavy duty media bag that is essential when cleaning the filter. I use...
  11. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Cheers, all of us in the office are looking forward to the Altums, its a weekly question to when will the main fish be in the tank! Thanks, you may think I have my way going by this tank, but we all know who is boss!
  12. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thought I would do the last update before the Altums arrive.. they were supposed to be collected tomorrow, but there has been a delay and will be a little bit longer. As you can see the tank has had some new additions, mainly removing of the moss, which was...
  13. james3200

    how do people dim their lights

    You need to have 0-10v analogue dimmable ballasts, about £55 for 2*54w and then a dimable controler which you can DIY if you are good with electronics or go for one of http://www.aquapro2000.de/en/Lighting-A ... :8650.html :thumbup:
  14. james3200

    CO2 Cylinder pressure

    Thanks for all the ideas, here are some answers; I think I can rule this out. I tried putting a small bubble counter directly after the solenoid and I get a much more accurate control of bubble rate. I have got one already, but I have ordered a JBL co2 specific one to try out as that is what...
  15. james3200

    CO2 Cylinder pressure

    Yes I can, it has separate adjustment for pressure/bubble rate. I am going to try and experiment a bit more today/ tomorrow am to see if I can sort this out better, but I have a feeling I will have to come up with a better solution. On the same tank I have another external co2 diffuser running...
  16. james3200

    CO2 Cylinder pressure

    Thanks for replies; Yes a JBL proflora one If I open it a bit more then I get too high of a bubble rate, i need about 2/sec, any more and it can go up to around 4/sec. I will set the solenoid to open earlier tonight for tomorrow am, but this does not explain why it did not operate correctly...
  17. james3200

    CO2 Cylinder pressure

    Hi Been having issues with one of my co2 sources on my main tank. I cannot work out why the following happens. Every morning there seems to not be enough pressure for the co2 to start bubbling. I have to manually open the regulator a bit to get it going, but once open its fine and consistent...
  18. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thought I would do an update, seeing as this Friday I get married and you will probably never see me again :lol: Only issues I have had is my eheim 2180 deciding to leak from its hose connector badly the morning I was going away for work for 4 days, so I...
  19. james3200

    Tank builders

    Which companies are building rimless Ada style tanks/cabinets these days in the UK..? Cheers James
  20. james3200

    60cm - Shallow

    George, lovely looking setup. Are you a LED convert? There seem to be a lot of benefits over traditional lighting bar initial costs
  21. james3200

    259L bookcase rebirth

    Re: CO2 and surface flow Hi there, can you direct me to the above discussion? Many thanks, nice tank, will you cover the whole large rock in moss, some more around the base might look good
  22. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Cheers chaps, yep agree once all the grasses are mixed up should look a lot more natural
  23. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thanks Switch 1 week on from planting and the tank and filters have fully cycled, so I was able to add some fish :) Have gone with Columbian tetras and silver hatchets, which I am very pleased with. They seem to be coping with the CO2 levels well...
  24. james3200

    Do i have baby Amano's?

    I have just spotted this littlen when introducing my amanos back into my main tank while it was clcyling. Definitely an Amano / Hybrid as there are no other types in there
  25. james3200

    Living Waters: Croydon and Poss others

    I popped in here over the weekend, they have a huge selection of moss and good quality plants, really surprised with quality and of fish choice, its my first time there even though its less than a 10min drive from my office :lol:
  26. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Many thanks for the kind words. Just checked the water parameters and all looks OK for the introduction of the Columbian tetras later this week :) Its all cleared up nicely and will take some more photos when they are in
  27. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thanks for the above suggestions which I looked into but decided on keeping to what I know works well in my setup and with easy maintenance. Regarding those Altums, your right, they are not what I thought, but have since got another reliable source, will just...
  28. james3200

    Mail Order Fish

    Hi Been a while since I ordered fish online, I use to years ago and seem to remember I was happy with the service. I cannot remember who I used, so can anyone provide some recommendations as I am looking for quite a few many thanks james
  29. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thank you, I do agree with you, but I am hoping that once planted the rock will soften, unfortunately I do not have any others to hand so thats what I have to work with. No have not seen the mini version, will have a look at it, cheers
  30. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Thanks very much, hope its going well, I know it's not easy keeping a good planted tank with Discus.. Altums have been sourced.. Got 12 maybe a few more on 'hold' They are F1s, I had an option of 4 wilds but that would have meant mixing various ones up and...
  31. james3200

    450L Vision adventure

    liking your congo tetras
  32. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Re: James3200s New Altum... :) Tank Hi Andy, thanks for input Regarding the Altums, I don't have a supplier currently but I am working on a few contacts. If I get them they will not be going in for at least 2 months at least.
  33. james3200

    James3200s New Altum... :) Tank - ALTUMS IN

    Hello Everyone Thought I would start a journal off on my tank which has just been torn down and ready for a new scape.. You can see the old setup here and when it looked it's best here.. I decided to take off some of the old aquasoil and topped it up to give the substrate more depth this time...
  34. james3200

    Hi, back again

    Thanks for the wishes all, nice to be back :)
  35. james3200

    Hi, back again

    Hello All Been since 2009/10 when I was last on here where I had a journal of my discus tank - http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f= ... &start=260 In 2010 my work kept me away from the office a lot and in 2011 me and my future wife had a little girl, so the tank naturally, was put on the...
  36. james3200

    Considering a "New" car for the summer - opinion welcome

    Yep, great car, roadster version though 8)
  37. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Good to meet everyone yesterday! You can imagine my face when I got to the office to be in front of a very cloudy tank :twisted: Its a real shame as the pictures saintly posted look pretty good, and the tank was going through a good phase. As saintly mentioned, when it clears... we will try...
  38. james3200

    Cooling tanks down

    A quick & easy solution on smaller tanks that I have used is to freeze 2lt or larger bottles of water, put it in the tank and it can help a fair amount.
  39. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Would be good if you can make it Tony If anyone want my mobile number for directions, as it can be akward to find, please PM me Cheers, James
  40. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Some nice photos will be great to have, there are some bits of the tank that I have trouble with photographing / composing a good image, a couple of extra hands getting the Discus to shoal will also be helpful! Would have been good to see you George, maybe on the second year anniversary of...
  41. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Cool, good man James
  42. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Hi Sam, Real shame mate, let me know if your round this way again sometime though. James
  43. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Have heard good things about them also, website looks like they have a good choice also, been looking for a whiptail cat for a while.. :) How does 10.30 - 11 sound for people? James
  44. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Sounds good all, week today it is then :) Yep, living waters, never been, driven past it hundreds of time :oops: Also maidenhead at Morden is good, Planter on here might be around there.. Yep, train from Clapham, 1 stop to East Croydon. Then best you jump in a cab or you might be able to...
  45. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Sounds good people :) See here - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6711
  46. james3200

    Mini UKAPS meet up - James3200s Planted discus tank

    Hi all If anyone would like to come down to Croydon for the day to check out my tank and go to a couple of the LFS, and any other suggestions (quite a few good ones around) then you are more than welcome Ideally I would like to arrange it for the 04/07/09 morning ish.. If this is too short...
  47. james3200

    Discus & CO2

    Its more than likely that they are just not use to the co2 then. All is not lost, try and increase the co2 slowly over a week or so and see how they then react, unless you have good healthy plants then high co2 can be an issue. Mine took a while to get use to high co2, but ultimately I have...
  48. james3200

    Discus & CO2

    Are these your only discus? Guessing you have been using CO2 for a while also? Are they only going to the corner and going dark when the co2 is on? Mine do not like high co2 at all +20/30ppm
  49. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Could be done.. couple of people have asked before but have never got round to organising something concrete, no problem in coming down here, I need a hand pruning the ferns :P Will post something up this weekend and see what feedback is like
  50. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Cheers, Sure Paulo, let me know when your down this way If kept well they can live 10+ years They do shoal, when they feel like it mainly or when foods about to be dropped in :) They tend to shoal more when the lights are out though. James
  51. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Thanks again :) I have had the original group of discus since April 08, they must be about 3 years old, the rest were bought Feb 09, a few are dinner plate size, so at least 3-4yrs old i recon, maybe more as they are all wilds.. :?:
  52. james3200

    Discus & CO2

    How long have you had the discus?
  53. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Thanks Sam, helps only having one tank.. ;) Saintly, If your ever around this way, let me know!
  54. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Cheers guys, means allot :) I live near Croydon, but the tank is in the office I work at on the Purley way, Croydon.
  55. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Hi all, Did some work on the tank today, cleaned the sand foreground up, and moved some of the vallis to the back, ferns have not been trimmed though.. :roll: Everything is running smoothly, just feeding the fish! Still...
  56. james3200

    Any experts on France here ? - planning a road trip

    Cheers all, much appreciated for the tips! Going to read up on some of your suggestions over the weekend and try and narrow some choices down :) If anyone has any names of nice hotels / chateaux that would be very helpful YzemaN - "Le Tourny", sounds good! Do you think its possible to drive...
  57. james3200

    Any experts on France here ? - planning a road trip

    Hi all I am hoping there are some members on here who go on self drive holidays in France I am planing on taking my girlfriend over to France on Holiday on a self drive (with my new car :P ) late August early September for about a week. Planning on going via Normandy, down to the Loire...
  58. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Thanks Steve, I am yea, more so as its been my only tank for over 2 years, would love to move it home mind due, however, I cant see the Mrs letting me move it into our terrace house!!
  59. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Not sure atm, maybe 3 or 4 more. I hoping that some may start to spawn soon though.. wilds take a long time to settle in, but hopefully soon that may happen, that's the dream anyway :) Cheers Tony. Yea, never had an issue with feeding...
  60. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 It could well be.. i might give them a week or 2 on granules and frozen food and miss out the beefheart, see what happens..
  61. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Cheers John, will be getting a few more tefes next spring or earlier perhaps, if some come up for sale.
  62. james3200

    T5 Lighting for 8ft x 2ft x 2ft

    Its worth noting that with halides most people use them for a midday burst, say no more than 90-120 mins, i have mine on for 30mins, if you could live with that might be worth looking into..?
  63. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Hi Paulo I used powersand and amazonia I, it happened after i added the new discus and cleaned a filter i think, so think its a filtration issue..? Has happened once before but it cleared up after a few weeks, been 2 or more months now...
  64. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Thanks :D I think so, they eat like kings too :)
  65. james3200

    T5 Lighting for 8ft x 2ft x 2ft

    Couple of 4' pendants with T5 / Halide combo?
  66. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Cheers Guys The ferns do grow madly, new plantlets just get pushed into the bunches :P Still cant shift the cloudiness to the tank, been a few months now like this, an eheim 2280 will be added soon instead of the 2217 and il be getting...
  67. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Hello All, Been a month since the last update & had a quieter day at work so took some pictures :) The tank is starting to almost run itself now. I have halved the co2 and this has seemed to have stopped the last algae problems i had...
  68. james3200

    Group shipping buy for Manzanita driftwood from Tom Barr

    Sure no problem, the office is just past Airport House on the Purley Way. If a few people want to come and see them at once that would be cool, PM me ;)
  69. james3200

    Group shipping buy for Manzanita driftwood from Tom Barr

    I will know in about a week to 10 days how much space will be left in the container Welcome any time :D
  70. james3200

    Group shipping buy for Manzanita driftwood from Tom Barr

    Our company has a 40' container of distribution transformers coming from New York in about 8 weeks time. If it was packed up right and i knew the dimensions, I might be able to get the freight forwarder to add it if it was delivered to NY port. Ditto :)
  71. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Hi Tony, They are doing good, many of them are now dominant in the tank :lol: Thanks Tom, Yes they are eating well, all they want to do is eat at the moment, any time you are near the tank or open the hood they are there First...
  72. james3200

    John starkey 450lts 112g journal new pics 10/5/2009

    Re: John starkey 450lts 112g journal new pics added today 30/3/ Hi John, tank is looking great, nice and healthy too :)
  73. james3200

    HELP - sick discus

    Hi, try here - http://forum.bidka.org/ They will be able to help and work out what is wrong
  74. james3200

    Warehouse Aquatics - anyone use them?? - eheim 2080

    Re: Warehouse Aquatics - anyone use them?? Great, thanks for that Anyone used a tee connection to make 1 inlet on these??
  75. james3200

    Warehouse Aquatics - anyone use them?? - eheim 2080

    Hi, Looking to buy a eheim pro3 2080 and warehouse aquatics have it on for about £40 cheaper than most retailers http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/ehe ... 4296-p.asp Anyone used them before? Cheers, James
  76. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Yea, I am so glad that no more water came out or it gave way.. it was a trickle, but about a 3rd of the tank water went on the floor. Hopefully it has not ruined the cabinet bellow also. No breather yet.. i am still drying up the floor...
  77. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Got into the office early and had a shock, my QT tank was leaking at the rear base, about 50lts of water on the floor and was still going when I got in. Have done very little work today because of it. Have not got a clue how it happened...
  78. james3200

    Purigen on Ebay

    Yep, i don't think it had done.. will see though in a few weeks once its back in there.. Same, old tights too :lol: Wanted to get it out of the tights, the plan is once its all washed up i will keep pouring it back with water through the tights till i got most of it again James
  79. james3200

    Things I wish I'd known

    I use a sieve almost every week when i syphon out the bright sand from my discus tank which has been mixed up with aquasoil and other bits, sand looks new after that :)
  80. james3200

    Purigen on Ebay

    Cleaned out a filter today and forgot about the purigen in there, well its now getting rejuvenated.. must be about 1yr old or so.. Had the camera close by so took a picture of what it looks like after a year! Will see how it looks tomorrow.
  81. james3200

    Where to get CO2 Cannisters and Refills

    Location : unit 38 capital bussiness centre 22 carlton road south croydon Tel : 02089162010 Services : refill 2kg bottles for £15 Date Added/Updated : Feb 02, 2009 Just to let people know i just got 2 x 2kg cylinders from them for £10 each :)
  82. james3200

    Tonys 'Nano Rouge' 14L

    Re: Tonsers Nano Rouge looking good Tony, Tenellus turns red under high light and when healthy, il have some after a trim
  83. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Thanks Tony, They are not the only ones :)
  84. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Thanks Paulo They will be in there by the end of March, in about 2 weeks time i will add one of my existing discus into the new group and if it does not get ill it should mean the new ones are disease free, discus keepers call it the...
  85. james3200

    my first go at a planted tank

    Very nice and lovely discus. You are a brave man with using glosso in there :)
  86. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 The discus are still doing well and are in QT, so tempted to get them in :D Must be patient! Been a few weeks since a last shot of the tank, since then I added a few extra pots of v.nana to help the layout out a bit as I don't want to be...
  87. james3200

    Nearly there now lol

    Great start, especially for your first planted tank :) i like your hardscape so far, as you say i think you could do with some more aquasoil to the rear on the left of the big slope. I would add more as in the future the soil will tend to compact especially between the rocks. Not too sure on...
  88. james3200

    TDI's Blyxa - Monolith (with guests appearance by L046).

    Very nice :) Great shoal of fish there How long has this been setup? Any plans for the foreground or are you leaving it bare?
  89. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Cheers! If all goes well, no health issues, eating lots, then it will be around 4 - 5 wks Worth it though as it should minimise any future health problems. I have noticed that the existing stock is keeping a close eye on them, did not...
  90. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Il pass the complements on :lol: They are a bit ragged atm, but that should pass by the time they are ready to leave QT They are tefe green 'semi royal' apparently, the blue comes up allot more under the lights I have on the QT tank...
  91. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Here they are! All looking great and the trip from Southampton was quick so they have settled in well :) I am now deciding who is the new favourite :P
  92. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Hi, Yes, the only flexible pipe was used in between the hosetails and between the heaters & co2 inlet/outlet. The eheim universal 1262 has a thread at the top and comes with a connection onto normal pipework...
  93. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Thanks, Here is where i bought the lot http://www.fishfurfeather.com/plumbing- ... 0_121.html You need elbows, pipe and hosetails any other bits, i did a drawing and spent a few hours working out what bits i need Glues together in...
  94. james3200

    Hydor Koralia water pumps

    Hi John, I have 2 x 1ns and a nano in my discus tank,with 2 eheim externals, if your just looking for better circulation then i have found these have done a very good job and in a bigger tank two smaller would be better than one large one IMO James
  95. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Guess it is a good comparison shot, didn't think of that The ferns are big, had to trim not long ago Your more than welcome to, let me know when ;) Yep, taking the day off and going down in the morning to Discus south in Southampton...
  96. james3200

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Cheers :) Well i got a big surprise today, the 180lt QT tank i am using in the pic bellow for the new arrivals has had a few inches of water in it since September / October with no filter, just cold cold water, and while i was clearing...
  97. james3200

    Buying mail-order fish

    Yep i got 100 rummy noses from them a while ago, a few didn't survive maybe 20, but they sent me 40 free of charge
  98. james3200

    Increase in algae, advise needed.

    I have 3 koralias in with my wild discus. They don't mind it one bit and as ed says, the water is circulated really well and not so concentrated like a filter outlet. I have also experienced some hair algae recently and since adding 2 more pumps its really helped circulate those dead spots...
  99. james3200

    My 100*40*50

    Yea could and probably should have! No worries
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