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  1. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    This is the End.... Not enough time anymore to fully care about it. I'll come back to it one day
  2. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    I moved 2 months ago from Tropica Plant Growth fertilizer to Aqua Rebell Basic Ensen + Makro NPK and I absolutely love this product! Plants look healthier and no algae at all :)
  3. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Unfortunately few days after removing the cyano came back. After trying many different products and technics, I think I finally found the perfect working product: UltraLife Blue-Green Slime. Within a week 100% of the cyano was gone and never came back so far. [emoji4][emoji106]
  4. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    5 days later, plants are ok, fish too and cyano disappeared at 99%. Still a bit underground behind the front glass .. [emoji2956]
  5. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Cyano black out War: Day 1 [emoji3063]
  6. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    It had to happen one day.... [emoji24]
  7. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    One month has passed, quite happy with the overall growth. No major issue to be reported. Back to standard WC plan with 50% weekly. Little bit of cyano to fight with but I guess it's normal until the parameters get fully stable.
  8. SDIESEL77

    Opinion on Aqua Rebell Mikro Basic Eisen Fertilizer

    Thx for the very detailed answer. However, I asked the question as I already bought 5L of this fertilizer. I've asked the brand to see if they sell an add-on in case I need nitrate phosphate
  9. SDIESEL77

    Critique my aquascape My First Iwagumi Scape

    Nice scape! do you still use the Twinstar at 100% for 6h daily?
  10. SDIESEL77

    Opinion on Aqua Rebell Mikro Basic Eisen Fertilizer

    Hi, Anybody using the Aqua Rebell Mikro Basic Eisen fertilizer? Do you have good results? Do you add nitrate/phosphate or not needed? Thanks [emoji4]
  11. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    The new ADA Amazonia v2 soil was great to set and didn't make the water messy which is great but wow this thing releases A HUGE amount of ammonia in the water! I have done daily WC the first week otherwise ammonia and nitrite were sky high! Now everything seems fine, no fish loss [emoji7] Plants...
  12. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Here is the SDIESEL77 V2 SCAPE
  13. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    After almost 3 years with this aquascape it was now the time for a change.
  14. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Thanks for your messages guys. I really like my Thermo600 pump however I agree that the heater isn't the best quality. I could see after only few months of use that the inside was getting kind of burnt with oxydation already.
  15. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Photos from this evening, probably one of the last ones with this scape. I'm now really getting bored of it and feel it will be time to rescape [/IMG]
  16. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    A small update to day that the tank is still doing fine... Although now I'm tempted to do a full rescape. [emoji28] Last night, a little incident happened: Following 2 years of good use, my Last Thermo 600 had been running all fine until last night where the heater decided to die [emoji24] 3...
  17. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Following 2 years of good use, my Thermo 600 has been running all fine until last night where the heater decided to die [emoji24] 3 fish dead.. it could have been worst...
  18. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I swapped the prefilter foam by the first coarser and TBH no issue with the flow in my side
  19. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Definitely 350. I have a 200L and have the Thermo 600 and can tell you it's definitely not overkill
  20. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Great! I never used the pipes provided with this filter. I use glass skimmer and out Lilly pipe
  21. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Once fully activated, I always bend the main canister few times to remove the air from it
  22. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    The way I do it after cleaning the filter: - Fill with water the prefilter cylinder up to 3/4 - put it back in the canister - press the big blue knob fully 5 to 10 times - switch on the pump - if the flow doesn't start, keep the pump on and press the blue knob fully few times until it start. -...
  23. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Did you use the big blue knob to activate the pump?
  24. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    No you leave it in the plastic net. But TBH, this media is totally useless! Replace it by proper bio media. Such as neo media
  25. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Yours must be faulty, I'd ask the seller to exchange it
  26. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Forgot to say but I put my canister on sorbothane pads, I think it reduces the vibrations quite a lot
  27. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I mean surface skimmer (see photo) connected to the inflow of your Oase. Then it sucks air, going to the Oase which create noise in the canister.
  28. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    If you're using a surface skimmer, check that it doesn't suck air from the surface. I had this issue in the past and had to change skimmer model for one with bigger bottom grid opening Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  29. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Got the first version, but Oase sent me the improved head. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  30. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Salut Compatriote! :) I m surprised that you find the Oase noisy, my Thermo600 is very quiet, you have to be really close to hear it. The only time I can hear it is actually when there is some air trapped in it. In this case, just tilt it slightly front/back and left/right for few minutes to get...
  31. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Following last month Anubias "genocide", the tank is now recovering slowly. 2 types of Anubias survived (barely): 1 Nana and 1 Pinto. I also increased my daily fertilizer dose by 2ml Here are some photos from today Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  32. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Never seen a cover neither Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  33. SDIESEL77

    Qanvee M1 Out-Tank Co2 Atomizer

    I had the same issue with the qanvee+thermo600 and decided to move back to an in-tank co2 diffuser. I fell a lot safer and didn't notice any difference with plants. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  34. SDIESEL77

    A 90cm New Beginning

    Still stunning ! Did you keep the same light settings or did you increase it? Do you still use the same fert? I ckecked theplantedtank.co.uk and it seems the website is down
  35. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    You hold the top blue (I think) ring and with a flat screwdriver you turn the screw at the top of the thermostat until you reach the current tank temperature Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  36. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    You have to readjust the reading in the thermostat. It's explained in the filter instructions Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  37. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Here is something new: 3 weeks ago, I introduced a new plant specie in my tank, bought an Anubias Gold. It looked nice for approximately 5 days and then started to rot. Not only a week later the plant was fully dead but the brown rot spread on all my other anubias species and eventually after 2...
  38. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Where do you live? I might have a new spare head for sale
  39. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I'd say not really. Maybe if you contact oase they can send you this part
  40. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    1 rack of stock foam at the bottom, then 4 racks of Aquario Neomedia Soft with 2 bags of purigen and finally last top rack work stock foam
  41. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    On my Thermo 600, I'm cleaning the prefilter (foam 30ppi) every 2 weeks and the canister media (2 racks with foam & 4 racks with Aquario Neo Media Soft) every 3 months. Even after 3 months they're not super dirty.
  42. SDIESEL77

    A 90cm New Beginning

    Can you keep this solution prepared in containers for few weeks? Do you think the 2 solutions (macro and micro) can he mixed in 1 container?
  43. SDIESEL77

    A 90cm New Beginning

    Thanks Mark! I also use the same light but at 100% 10h daily and I am starting to get little bit of Green Spot algae so I'll probably start reducing it to 70%. Can you tell me more about what EI you use and what dosage? thx
  44. SDIESEL77

    A 90cm New Beginning

    Very nice tank! :clap: What light schedule is the Twinstar set on? What fert do you use? thx
  45. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Tbe upgraded head version I received completely solved the bubble issue for me. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  46. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Anubias and Buce starting to have BBA, I'll now try going back to weekly WC (instead of biweekly) to see if it resolve the issue.
  47. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    It actually looks very well built and solid Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  48. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    yes it is. No issue with it so far Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  49. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Yes there is a visible upgrade but I'd say wait for confirmation that this is fixing the issue. I also found out that you need to make sure this filter has enough inflow otherwise it sucks air. For example, I improved slightly my surface skimmer flow and it reduced a lot the amount of air...
  50. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I received yesterday the new upgraded Thermo 600 head. Currently testing it for few days/weeks before confirming improvement. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  51. SDIESEL77

    Hello from Romania

    Welcome ! Do not hesitate to show us your Tank !
  52. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Apparently Oase didn't send me the modified head by mistake. More to follow... ;) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  53. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    So, you guys got me impatient and I finally did the head swap this evening. I compared rigorously my current head filter and the new "modified" one received this week from Oase and couldn't spot any difference in terms of design. I emailed Oase to know more about this new modified head. I fitted...
  54. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Didn't look at it yet. I'll check tonight or this weekend. I'll let you know
  55. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I have the Thermo600 and have also had air issue quite a lot. The solution I have put in place which solve 90% of the issue is drill extra Holes in the prefilter tube, replace the prefilter sponge by the 30ppi and increase the bottom Holes size of my glass surface skimmer. Oase also sent me...
  56. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Thx, no never tried but not a big fan of putting posters on the back glass. Maybe a white sandy film but it'll highlight algea on the glass (of any) Sent from my VTR-L09 using Tapatalk
  57. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Now moved from 50% weekly water change to every two weeks and plants seem even happier [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  58. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Yes I still have a little bit of it but I slightly decreased the light time and increased fertiliser dose + now daily dosing liquid carbon and it's almost all gone
  59. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    The tank is now 7 months old and I have to say I'm quite happy with the current look of it. I slightly reviewed my daily dosage and here is the current daily dosing: 6ml of Tropica Premium 6ml of Tropica Plant Growth 4ml of Easycarbo I also slightly reduced the lighting time and intensity to...
  60. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Yes so far no real issue. Only think I saw last week was the LED light doing some on/off ultra brief low flashes for few minutes during the night
  61. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Thre 3 males are currently trying to mate with the 2 females so they're very colourful
  62. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    I had to order them from a local shop (seahorse) 3 males and 2 females
  63. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    I really like these guys [emoji39]
  64. SDIESEL77

    Water changes and new tank set up

    Hi, here is my way: When setting up new tank, dechlorinator (JBL) in the water. Water change, dechlorinator while adding new water directly in the tank (doesn't really water when)
  65. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Ok, I did 3 things that seems to have resolved at 99% my canister air issue: - Remove the Pogostemon stellatus plant as it was losing too many small leaves which then got stuck into bottom grid skimmer. - Moved the surface skimmer further from dense plant area - Swap inline Co2 diffuser to...
  66. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Thx Harry [emoji2956]. Lovely tank you have too [emoji106] Here is a further view
  67. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Thx a lot Ady [emoji2956]
  68. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Photo of the day following a good trim [emoji41]
  69. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    The Qanvee is well built and seems reliable but my tank looked like a bottle of Sprite full of bubbles so I was hoping to get more discrete bubbles with the JBL. I'll keep a standard atomiser, the tank water will look much clearer.
  70. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    There is a chance that it was due to bottom skimmer grid being blocked by dead leaves which made top skimmer sucking too much water and also air. I changed yesterday the place of the skimmer, I'll see if it's better within free days
  71. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Update of the day: I don't think I'll ever use an inline Co2 diffuser again!! [emoji51] Today, I decided to replace my Qanvee inline diffuser by a JBL one, hoping for more discrete bubbles. The JBL lasted 10min before breaking and it almost flooded my house ! Never again, done with inline...
  72. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Apparently it's working fine again. But I'll be back home tonight so will check straight away
  73. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I'm now out of the house for 4 days and I was lucky to have a neighbor checking on the tank as she discovered yesterday that my Oase Thermo 600 was full of air and running dry [emoji31] I don't know what to think and do now. [emoji31][emoji31]
  74. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I have the Thermo 600 and have also air in the filter which then goes out in the tank. However I think I know where my problem comes from. I have on the outflow a glass lily pipe and on the inflow a glass surface skimmer. The skimmer is located near plants and the bottom grid gets very often...
  75. SDIESEL77

    Another attempt at planted tanks - canister filter advice?

    I have an AE 900 (really like it) with an Oase thermo 600 and didn't notice any issue with flow. However since the beginning I replaced the pre-filter stock sponges by the 30ppi ones. Really like this filter, totally silent, water super clear and easy to maintain (pre-filter sponges clean...
  76. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    In my EA900 I have the Oase Thermo 600 and really happy about it so far. Didn't notice a flow issue but I also use a Jebao powerhead at the other side of the tank. I rarely remove the whole canister from the cabinet. To remove the prefilter, I just slightly tilt the canister to the outside of...
  77. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    It's been now 2 months, didn't clean it yet. I guess maybe every 3 months.
  78. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Yes 1 bag of purigen in my canister filter
  79. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Really good so far. Great results on plants. Had to increase fertiliser dose even.
  80. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Photos of the evening
  81. SDIESEL77

    Slow grower

    No never seen metal lily. I guess it's because it would block the view too much
  82. SDIESEL77

    Slow grower

    Try the metal ones then. Will look neater
  83. SDIESEL77

    Slow grower

    As already said, really nice design, well balanced [emoji39] But I'll be so much better with glass pipes instead of the black plasticky ones... ;)
  84. SDIESEL77

    Aquascaper 900 - 1 Year Update . Thinking of a rescape soon.

    Really nice design and colors ! Everything look healthy [emoji41]
  85. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I use this skimmer: https://www.aquasabi.com/aquascaping/filtration/surface-skimmer/ista-glass-surface-skimmer-17-mm Since I moved to an inline Qanvee M2 Co2 diffuser, I notice a lot less air trapped in the filter. Regarding the media placement, I would recommend putting the plastic media at...
  86. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    I wouldn't know but to be sure, you can go on the following website and ask, they should have the answer [emoji41] http://www.hinterfeld.com/hinterfeld-programable-smart-controller-for-led-fan-dc-pump/
  87. SDIESEL77

    Qanvee M1 Out-Tank Co2 Atomizer

    Hi, I have the Qanvee M2 installed in my tank for the last 4days and actually saw the opposite. I had to reduce slightly the CO2 BPS for the same lime green result. The first 2days the bubbles were medium size, now they're much smaller. I published a video on Day1 on my page...
  88. SDIESEL77

    ludwigia var. cuba very rare

    Hi All, looking for some Ludwigia inclinata if anybody have some for sale :)
  89. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Day 1 of new inline CO2 diffuser Qanvee M2. So far no leaks and nice bubbles through the lily pipe. Apparently they'll get smaller after 36h of use. But so far, happy with the value/price, looks very well built. [emoji106]
  90. SDIESEL77

    Rotala sunset and florida leaves drooping

    It shouldn't cause algae indeed
  91. SDIESEL77

    Rotala sunset and florida leaves drooping

    Did you check you parameters (Iron, Phosphate, Potassium, etc...)? I have the same issue with my Alternanthera Reineckii and think I just found our the issue. My potassium & Iron are both extremely low. I am using Tropica Speciliased plant growth and was so far following the recommended dose...
  92. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    ATO Reefloat ATU-Pro3-20 (Auto top up) received installed, no more manual daily water top up [emoji106][emoji41]
  93. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Just using the same pipe with the manual siphon method
  94. SDIESEL77

    Light Recommendations

    I didn't notice any shimmer with the 900S, you can look at my last video on my page (link in my signature)
  95. SDIESEL77

    Light Recommendations

    I have the Twinstar 900S and absolutely love it! Great design, great plant/fish color and super good plant growth, then Highly Recommended ! :thumbup: I added the below LED controller with an adapter and it's perfect. You can set different time, different power at different times and it s also a...
  96. SDIESEL77

    Blown Chihiros RGB30

    I would simply monitor your fish and your drop checker and then you can adjust. But I would definitely reduced the fertiliser dose
  97. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    Quite simple, here are the elements used: Water Container of 20L Pump Oase Optimax 3000 Basic remote control electric plug connected to the pump 8meters tubing to go from the container in my kitchen sink to the aquarium JBL InFlow set going in the tank connected to the tubing Method: Put the...
  98. SDIESEL77

    You know nothing (Gareth Rogers) ada 60 (h)45

    Hi Gareth, any update on this great scape? :)
  99. SDIESEL77

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    I have the 600 Thermo and indeed at regular times it shoots bubbles. I think this is due to the fact bubbles are going in the the skimmer inlet. Following media cleaning, and once the oase closed back and running I indeed tilt it few times on each side to evacuate the maximum of trapped air...
  100. SDIESEL77

    SDIESEL77 AQUASCAPER 900 DIARY

    I noticed that my sand is becoming browning in some places and that it is probably due to not enough move there. I added a power head last month however it doesn't seem to help much. I currently do not have any fish moving the sand. Would you recommend some that wouldn't mess up the substrate? I...
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