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  1. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    nice, so many choices to look for this is going to be harder than i though. need help deciding. just need to replace most my gravel with sand. humm need a crusher:bookworm: i like to have as many as i realistically can in my size tank so i guess they would have to be somewhat peaceful. i don't...
  2. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    got any pics of your setup?
  3. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    this is the Report https://www.affinitywater.co.uk/docs/water-quality/TV018.pdf i can see nitrate at min:16 mean:20 Max:23 If calcium carbonate reflects the max solubility i'm i right to think that this would be suited for Tanganyika Shell Dwellers with out the need to add any minerals? or am...
  4. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Darrel. This is the report for my post code Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  5. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Ohh thank you. Will have a look through. I believe i live in a hard water area but not had ot tested. Would you recommend using RO and adding minerals to get it to the right levels or you think ill be ok with tap? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  6. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Yeah did think of the lake Tanganyika shell dwellers. But i cant remember if i decide against it or not its been a while. Need to look up again. How many you think i can get in there? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  7. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Yeah i didn't think so either but as i already had it i thought i ask. Might just have to bag it all up and start with an empty tank. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  8. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Any ideas? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  9. ale36

    Getting back in the hobby

    Hey guys been absent from the hobby for a few years back after loosing some of my fish i decided to shut my tanks down. But looking to start up again. I have a 90 x 30x 30 cm tank that i was doing to use for a Malawi set up at the time but decided not to as was maybe too small. It has ocean rock...
  10. ale36

    Casualties

    surely the heater wouldn't of been working they have built in stats to keep a constant water temp, so in this temp it would be mostly off during the day. please correct me if i'm wrong. sorry for you loss
  11. ale36

    Corner paludarium (900 l)

    nice, I been wanting to keep dart frogs for a while for their colours but also for the planted paludarium but i need more research into this
  12. ale36

    I think I did something really stupid....

    i was once advised not to use hot water from the tap when doing wc. I normally fill a bucket with water then letting it come to room temp either overnight or over a few hours before WC. I've not had many issues with that but would any one know why the hot water tap is not recommended?
  13. ale36

    Help Required on Temporary Concrete Block Stand

    the temporary stand look to be sufficient enough but like everyone else has say, just build the stand and do it all at once, that way you don't have to put the fish through stress twice.
  14. ale36

    Make over

    any other recommendations?
  15. ale36

    What on Earth are These?

    do you feed bloodworms?
  16. ale36

    How to change LED?

    HI they are surface mount soldered you should be able to remove them with a soldering iron and then solder the replacement back on
  17. ale36

    Make over

    is it sold under a different brand name?
  18. ale36

    Make over

    Hello, im toying with the idea of replacing my substrate and maybe a complete make over of my main tank possibly making a new tank if it works our cheaper than buying a new one. I'm thinking on using this FINE GRAIN MOLER/TERRAMOL BONSAI SOIL but seen everywhere about sprinkling osmocote under...
  19. ale36

    What bug is this I found in my tank?

    awesome, but i guess they wouldn't last long in a tank with fish?
  20. ale36

    What bug is this I found in my tank?

    are they of any use in an aquarium? like do they serve a purpose?
  21. ale36

    Word of warning!

    i have done it before with out any severe effect but i guess this time was a little too much and maybe left it on toooooooo long :)
  22. ale36

    Word of warning!

    yes it was outside the water.
  23. ale36

    Word of warning!

    well it not all dead and it had quite a lot of stalks, no not all was lost
  24. ale36

    Word of warning!

    Last week i cleaned my tank and decide to spot dose my anubias with some DIY liquid carbon to treat some algae on the leaves, well 2 days later the leaves where all brown and now they are just leaf skeletons, Lucky i didn't do it in all of the leafs so i still have a health ish plants just...
  25. ale36

    Substrate For Reparium Planter?

    you can get the clay pebbles for hydroponics suppliers http://www.greensea-hydroponics.co.uk/shop/clay-pebbles.html http://www.growell.co.uk/clay-pebbles.html
  26. ale36

    Substrates that don't leach Ammonia

    ffs? whats that
  27. ale36

    What is this worth?

    I'm not sure I think it's as it's the same thread as the FE I've got Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  28. ale36

    What is this worth?

    Hello all been away from here for a while I decided to do a spring clean in the corner of my tank and found this 2kg Co2 cylinder not sure what it's worth hence I'm asking thanks
  29. ale36

    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    As long as the lights run on 12v ypu could always use under car neons :) Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  30. ale36

    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7847093_make-electrical-devices-catch-nightcrawlers.html
  31. ale36

    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    how about get the soil damp, get a car battery with some jump lead and 2 metal rods, dig the rods at at opposite ends of the tank then attach the leads to the battery then onto the rods, the worms will then come to the surface, i've seen this being done but not sure the method is correct
  32. ale36

    Setting up Co2

    do you guys think i will have enough flow in my tank using the inbuilt filter?
  33. ale36

    Setting up Co2

    Thanks Stu unfortunately i have to start in small steps as i already have fish in the tank but that is a good starting point what you have said thanks
  34. ale36

    Setting up Co2

    Hello all I have finally gathered all the bits and pieces I need to inject Co2 into my tank. The tank is a 54l juwel tank with internal filter. The lighting is a single t8 15w tube. I know i need about 3 bar of pressure for the glass diffuser but how many bbs do I need? How long do I need the...
  35. ale36

    Male Betta fish died while caring bubble nest

    i have successfully breed Bettas in more than 12" of water, however the bubble nest was a little unstable as any movement was amplified at the surface
  36. ale36

    pump from a jerrycan

    You could use a Car screen wash pump and you can buy them quite cheaply at halfords, just power it up using a 12v supply ;)
  37. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    I would of though that this thread would of gathered a bit more of interest by now!
  38. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    I can understand and relate to that I I'm a quality controller for a laser module manufacturer and when we have a complaint we always ask for the module to be returned for investigation as some times it's down to instructions not being follows by the customers themselves
  39. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    What such of trouble have you had?
  40. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    Will do i also ask every one on here to help me gather some ideas so i can help this company which is actually very local to me target and supply the hobby. and if you have any other questions. i will be meeting up with Oliver either tomorrow or Thursday. i'm excited but nervous at the same time...
  41. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    Woow great news with in a few min of sending the mail i got this: Dear Felix, Thank you for your message. We have seen this area as of great potential for some time for this product but have never been able to reach out to those involved. Therefore we would be happy to provide you a unit...
  42. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    Hi all i have sent energenie4u an email asking them if they are willing to donate a PMS for me to review on here and hopefully gain interest from members and get a group buy discount watch this thread :)
  43. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    I have had problems too hence why I started looking at making my own controllers but then I found this. I'm looking at getting this over the weekend :)
  44. ale36

    No More Bulky Mains Timers!

    Hello guys, I just stumbled across this while searching for 2-3 channels programmable timers due to not having any luck with analogue nor digital plug in timers as they keep of reseating themselves or loosing the time. Power Management System Maplin Special Offer £39.99 These are great for...
  45. ale36

    Vivarium is back

    who is going by car? id be interested in a carshare
  46. ale36

    UV Steriliser in a planted aquaria

    i hear they can be good to eliminate some algae?
  47. ale36

    freshwater and saltwater next to each other

    i would of thought that depending how close its is you might get osmosis and might find the mineral from the marine thank are finding their way in to the fresh water tank this can happen when tiny bubbles of air bursting at the surface of the marine tank send minerals airborne and thus landing...
  48. ale36

    Who's carving there pumpkin today then?

    Aaron How long did it take you to carve that beast?
  49. ale36

    Who's carving there pumpkin today then?

    and a little Action Video Muahahahaha Instagram
  50. ale36

    Who's carving there pumpkin today then?

    mine is Awesome im well impressed i'll post it up in a min
  51. ale36

    Cheapest way to add pressurised Co2?

    Thanks mark, might have a look at Co2Art once i get paid and get a reg, difuser and some tubing, do the reg fit straight into the FE nozzle or do you need an adapter for the thread?
  52. ale36

    Cheapest way to add pressurised Co2?

    as the title says i want to add pressurised Co2 to my 35L tank but ideally i would like it done in the cheapest/least expensive way as possible. how much did you Scrounge with your Co2 set up? i'm not sure where to start I have had a look at the DIY section, I do have a full 2kg FE but think...
  53. ale36

    Something for the weekend in Chelmsford

    Hi just to let you all know if you are interested in reptiles & Amphibians there will be a show this Sunday 20th of Oct here are the details taken from another forum: Essex Reptile Clubs Breeders Meeting Sunday, 20th October 2013 To be held at: Norton Heath Equestrian Centre Fingrith Hall Lane...
  54. ale36

    How much CO2 does glutaraldehyde give you?

    Clive what do you work as? you always sound like a scientist!
  55. ale36

    How much CO2 does glutaraldehyde give you?

    WoOOW i'm lost :bookworm:
  56. ale36

    New curved Cabinet anyone?!!?

    that would make a nice stand for a curved acrylic tank!
  57. ale36

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    is this a joke?
  58. ale36

    Overworked and underpaid...

    I think you should donate one to me and a couple to other UKAPS members :)
  59. ale36

    Overworked and underpaid...

    do you mean you where once on the dole?
  60. ale36

    Overworked and underpaid...

    My work place/factory is set up in a farm barn and there are lots of field around where i could go for a scream! :playful::rage:
  61. ale36

    Overworked and underpaid...

    Hi work for a Laser Modules manufacturer, that's right we make laser, we manufacture laser for all different kinds of applications such as car wheel alignment, Patient positioning (MRI scanners), particles analysers etc. etc.Im the Quality Controller my role is to make sure that the products we...
  62. ale36

    Tropica App

    yes the main real used i had from it is for reminding me to do a water change :) & like people have said its links are pretty informative.
  63. ale36

    Tropica App

    hi been using the tropica app for about a week now, i wanted to know if anyone else has used it and what are your views on it are, so far its been OK for my in reminding me to do water changes!
  64. ale36

    'Eruption'

    Equipment PORN:brb:
  65. ale36

    London aquarium places to visit

    Isn't Freshwater Shrimp by appointment only Paulo?
  66. ale36

    Worth using CO2 in Tanganyika Tank?

    Are the Shrimps for food? not 100% sure the amano shrims will survive a hungry Cichlid but i'm sure some one would either correct me or agree with me
  67. ale36

    EI vs PPS Pro

    i might be wrong as i only did a 1 min read:bookworm: on the Web but it looks as if its the same as Ei But with a different name?
  68. ale36

    soon to be wabi kusa

    If you still looking for Bowls, Giant Brandy Glasses etc try visiting you local "The Range" store i was in one yesterday and they had quite a range of glass bowls, giant cups and cubes
  69. ale36

    Various pics of the old scape.

    i love rams too but i haven't had much success with them i have had about 4 pairs the 3rd one did lay egg but they disappeared and not long after i lost them, :( i would like to give them ago some time again but think i need to read up on water chemistry and correct set-up
  70. ale36

    UKAPS Members Photo Album

    Here is a pic of me
  71. ale36

    Afternoon! :D

    Welcome Ben!:snaphappy:
  72. ale36

    Help With Ei Dosing regime!

    Any one ferts are mixed waiting to be dosed plants, waiting to be fed
  73. ale36

    Help With Ei Dosing regime!

    hello i would like to get some help on how much Ei ferts to add to my tanks, i have bought the started kit from aquarium plant food my tanks are a 54L juwel tank with a 15w T8 tube & a 32L with a 11w arcpod light, I have mixed the salts according to this recipe: Macro Solution: Mix, Shake &...
  74. ale36

    best EI dosing to buy?

    nothing wrong with using any spoons and then putting it back after it has been rinsed under the tap or is there?:angelic:
  75. ale36

    Aquarium Liquid Glass nano coating from Germany

    sound good for people that live in very hard water areas and have glass shower panels, also around the taps to stop lime scale build up............................. I just though maybe take the water out of the toilet bowl and use this, you might never have to clean it again? ;)
  76. ale36

    Any Reptile Keepers/Breeders here?

    indeed there is, you would feel a snake bite even if you where deep asleep also you would scream for air if it was chocking you,
  77. ale36

    Any Reptile Keepers/Breeders here?

    i think you find that was a cover up, this is now being treated as a murder investigation
  78. ale36

    Liquid carbon bath

    could this be used to kill hair algae on moss? i had to rip a mesh of moss from one of my tanks as i had hair algae grow all over it, i separated the algae and the moss as much as i could and put the moss in a tub with water by the window sill to "grow More" but its all full of algae again
  79. ale36

    Any Reptile Keepers/Breeders here?

    i though i see who else here shares the same passion for reptiles as i do. Recently went to Kempton Park for a reptile Expo and i was gob smacked at the amount of snakes, lizards and spiders all under one roof it was like a dream for me (except for the spiders). I always wanted to keep snakes...
  80. ale36

    Hi Folks from Hereford/North Lincs!

    Welcome to the forum
  81. ale36

    Vintage clocks

    what do you want to know? i know some one who is very into antiques clocks and barometer i could ask him questions and get back to you, he is also a collector ;)
  82. ale36

    Hello from Scotland

    Welcome this is a great place to learn a spend hours reading!
  83. ale36

    home made fish food

    I want to see pictures!!!!
  84. ale36

    Help with JBL osmose 120

    The reason I'm trying to use RO is due to me wanting to set up a nano open top shrimp tank. The water in my area is quite hard and as its an open top tank ill be getting quite a bit of evaporation and limescale build up especially during winter as central heating kicks in
  85. ale36

    home made fish food

    Still wanting pictures :D
  86. ale36

    120litre Trickle Tower - Failed Garage Flooded :(

    Ohh WOOW. I didn't realised how big this was until I saw the pic. I thought you where making a filter for a tank this looks like its for a pond? Still pretty clever tho
  87. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    Yes I will I probably won't start it until beginning if Sept as I'm goin to Maga at the end of the month but as soon as I'm back ill make a start. I will have to set up a temp home for the 2 rainbows and the plec while it all gets ripped apart.
  88. ale36

    Help with JBL osmose 120

    Thanks ceg I have tried searching for that part number online but didn't find the exact replacement one. I have found various others but as in new to all this I'm not sure of it will be suitable although I can't see why it shouldn't if I make or fit!
  89. ale36

    Help with JBL osmose 120

    Any ideas people?
  90. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    thanks tim i been trying to place it all in my head and have a rough idea of how i want it, what low tec plants would you recommend? i was thinking something like mini hairgrass to form like a "grass field"
  91. ale36

    120litre Trickle Tower - Failed Garage Flooded :(

    looking forward to seeing some pics this seems interesting i seen a few before on the web so it be interesting to see how you make yours
  92. ale36

    Help with JBL osmose 120

    I have got a JBL Osmose 120 from some one. The person that had it before left it outside during one frosty evening and the water inside froze and cracked one of the filter cartridge. He patched the crack with some fibreglass but it didn't seal it completely and is still leaking since he has...
  93. ale36

    Governments and the medias lies about global warming.......

    Blue bins? Global warming? All I see is green water and a lot of green matter? Now are those daphnia egg? Can you buy those?
  94. ale36

    Super Shrink Me - IALPC 2013 ranked - 2082 :)

    Good luck, i keep meaning to do something like this with a large Jar so i can place it on my desk at work
  95. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    i cant see what you mean by root scape :S
  96. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    would you be able to get me a link to this scape tried the search bar with various phrases and words but it didn't return anything usable
  97. ale36

    Governments and the medias lies about global warming.......

    Im a little confused about this post
  98. ale36

    home made fish food

    i think we need to see the Finish product!!
  99. ale36

    Thinking about an Overhaul!

    i was thinking about going the Low maintenance route with soil based substrate and infrequent EI dosing, i wouldn't mind a black water tank but i much rather have a nice green tank that i can show off
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