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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    I measure ph with my tds pen, same spot daily. I can place the probe in my overflow chamber and leave for a few minutes for the probe to stabilize. I contacted the guy in Germany, He told me to measure pH in my sump with the diffuser and then with the reactor. Obviously the micro bubbles from...
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    Only if I shut off the valve completely will it burp out gass every now and then. But slightly open it doesnt do that :) I dont quite get why my ph is higher hmm. If we assume it dissovles 100% then should be better than a diffuser, and the 3bps I was running on diffuser should be more than enough
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    Update on the reactor, hmm not really happy about it... 4.5bps 1.5bps more than with my co2art diffuser. And yet pH is still 0.2 higher than with diffuser. Using 50% more co2 to get less of pH drop just feels weird
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    Hi Sdogg, yea after opening the bypass a bit, my pH actually raised. Now im at 1bps more than my diffuser, thought I was gonna save on Co2 with this reactor hmm
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    Thanks, will try to open it a bit :) I have now opened bypass 10-15°, will give it a couple of days to settle in :)
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    I see, yea running 12/16mm hose, will leave it as is. Just feels weird its less effective than diffuser
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    CO2 Reactor for small tank..which ones?

    Hi all I just installed the midi version yesterday with a bypass on my 576l tank with 112l sump. Previously had the co2art bazooka which was doing a good job 3bps was enough to go from 7.5ph to 6.9, green on the drop checker with 20 ppm fluid in. The reactor is driven by a Eheim compact 600l/h...
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    Question about drop checker

    I found the aqua rebell one on there, will order the 20mg/L :) i had a bottle 10yrs old hehe. But fluid was pale and clear, so no good anymore. Thanks
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    Question about drop checker

    Thanks, yea I will look into that :) ! Thanks all Just a quick following up question. I found this on Amazon.de (I'm from denmark) It says 20mg/L is that the same as 20ppm ?
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    Question about drop checker

    Thanks for clarifying :) I measured exactly 1ml og the drop checker solution and exactly 1ml of distilled water. I just find it hard to see the color of it maybe it's more than 15ppm and turning into yellowish? I'll try adding a few more drops, worth a try :)
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    Question about drop checker

    Hi, thanks :) So drop checker is basically a ph indicator, and since I don't know my kh I will not know how much ppm co2? I actually just found a test report for my well water, it says 48mS/m, not sure if that can be converted to kH?
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    Question about drop checker

    Hi all :) I recently decided to convert my low tech to gas. Tank was running low light and ferts fine with not many algeas, so I do not plan to mess with the lighting, as that seems good. I just wanted to get a confirmation that I'm doing this right :) I got a co2art regulator yesterday...
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    Cory food thats not messy?

    Thank you all :) ! I made a small test yesterday, I put a pellet in a glass of water, and let it sit for hours, I noticed how the water turned slightly cloudy and full of small micro particles. Exactly as my tank water. Did the same test with an algae type pellet, and no clouding or particles...
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    Cory food thats not messy?

    Thank you, I will take a look at the bug bites :) I also just stumpled apon repashy, seems pretty water stable. Gonna order omnivore and vegan mix for otos to try out :)
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    Cory food thats not messy?

    Hi all :) I was wondering what type of cory food you are using, I'm currently using NLS pellets, they love them but I find they cloud up my water alot with alot of small particles floating around. It's to the point where I only feed cories every other day so the tank get a chance to clear up...
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    UV sterilizer

    Just a quick update :) Added 50ppi sponge to sump this weekend, cleared everything up quite a bit :) there's still a grey haze to the water, but I think I'll take your advice and let it sort out on its own:)
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    UV sterilizer

    Hi again, thanks for the tips :) That filter looks interesting. I bought some 50ppi filter sponge 50x50x5cm I can cut to size and fit in the sump, there's room anyways, can double the layer so the 50ppi matt will be 10cm thick, you think that will do the trick? I just hope it won't clog up too...
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    UV sterilizer

    Thank you for helping, will take it into consideration :-) maybe I should just be more patient hehe. Yea under the sand is alot of spaghnum / clay for the root feeding plants. I'll be patient, the tank is gonna stay with me for many years :-) and not the type that likes to rescape
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    UV sterilizer

    Hi Zozo, Thank you very much :) Well always is the tanks life span 6month, I've always noticed it, and always wondered when it would go away, or if it would on its own. That's why I was curious if UV could help me out I wouldn't say the tank is heavily stocked, but 50 cardinal tetras, 25...
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    UV sterilizer

    Hi all :) I have a 576liter planted tank, with 112l sump. I always seem to have some kind of greyish tone in my water no matter what I do, its not like really clear. I have a lot of mechanical filtration though, should be more than enough. Also a brick of Marine pure + their small 1.5" balls, +...
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    Dwarf cichlid

    Thank you both :-)! I'm really happy I found my ottos eating from an NLF algae pellet:-) so now I can get more and not be afraid of them not getting anything to eat
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    Dwarf cichlid

    Thank you for replying 🙂 will go through the links and see, your tank looks great btw! Yeah I won't be adding any thing yet. Tank is still only 3 weeks old. I have a bunch of shrimps both amanos and rcs, will they end up as food you think?
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    Dwarf cichlid

    Here are a few photos, tank only 2 weeks and a half week old at this point. Growing fast though :-) not any leaf litter though What type of Bolivian ram do you think of?
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    Dwarf cichlid

    Thank you, will look into that :-) yea I think I will add more Otos, they are super cute prolly around 20-30ish if I can get them to eat. But it's a fairly new tank trying to feed them zuzhinni and vegetables so far so good.
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    Dwarf cichlid

    Hi all My tank is 576l heavily planted (low tech) I have 15 neon tetras and 6 otocinclus. Planning to add around 10ish corydoras soon. Also there's around 30 shrimps Was wondering what type of peaceful dwarf cichlid I can keep? Tap TDS is 280-300, well water. Tap pH is 7.5 tank is not heated...
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    GUIDE: Auto Dosing EI (Estimative Index) With Jebao / Jecod DP Series

    One way to have it not dose on water change day would be to put in on a WiFi socket, that is simply off that day :) Also to avoid the shaft from spinning inside the pump heads, could you add a coat of something rubbery to the parts that is touching the shaft? Just some thoughts :-)
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    Jmb V2, or Fluval

    Hi all :-) Last time I had a big tank, I used ATI 4x80w T5 light. 10 years ago I believe. Now I got another 576 liter tank and wondering about lighting. Will be low tech, but still want decent light Anyone here have experience with JMB V2 lights ? Thinking about trying them, or the Fluval...
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    DIY stand for 576l / 150g

    Hi, thanks for your reply :-) Yea, I could place the 2x4 in the corner anyways, just not make them that high, that they will mess with the pipings. And up against the side yes, instead of the back, good idea mate Sometimes you just need input from others :-) should be plenty strong anyways, I'm...
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    DIY stand for 576l / 150g

    Hi all :) Im in the process of starting up a new tank 576l with sump below it. I wanted to do my own stand because the one from manufacture looks waay too cleanish and modern for my oldish farm house.. I hope some of you have experience building stands. The 3 blue circles are where holes are...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Oh I see, :-) very good answer! I can see the u turn being a problem when it's a planted tank, due to photosynthesis plant release oxygen and air bobles start bouncing around in the tank and will eventually get sucked up or and maybe after some time break the Syphon, don't you think that will be...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Yes thanks :) I don't want to drill the tank really.. And im sure i have a 54l starter kit somewhere :D! The Syphon overflow looks interesting, i want it dead quiet, what is the difference on a durso overflow type and this? Yes if I'm understanding this correctly. In case of a power cut, there...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Looks like a fun challenge :-D! Will do some research in sump setup. Why didn't I think much about a sump huh.. I thought about a sump in the past. I think the only reason I haven't tried it yet is because I'm too scared of drilling in the glass in the main tank. But maybe I won't have to? Do...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Yes you're right can't beat that price :-)! I thought about this one, I like things to be oversized so I won't have to worry much about water changes, thought about the 54l size. http://www.scandrums.dk/node/373 Then some pvc fitting and some marine pure. I just haven't found any selling those...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Thanks allot! I sure have alot to think about :-) will return when I get a bit closer, first process is to make a DIY external filter :-)
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Thank you very much for your reply :-)! So I was thinking about this led unit http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/370993270500?_mwBanner=1 Would you be kind to link to the COB type you mentioned? Also I was thinking instead of having one huge LED like the kessil a150w Amazon sun i used before, which was...
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    What Leds should I use for Diy?

    Hello all :-) I was thinking of making a Diy lamp in clear acrylic/plexi. With holes drilled in for the LEDs and 120° lenses. But i really don't know what types of led's I should order for that project? I was thinking about ~6000-6500kelvin. And maybe having 20-30 led's of 0.5-1w each, then I...
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Yea I know.. But its not :-) running full power hehe, the new sword leafes have a nice red tan when they grow up
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    I just wanted to follow up on this, I ordered the 90degree adaptor, that made a nice difference! I think it raised the lamp about 20cm extra. All the big sword leafes are blocking the light a bit, also a bit dark photo :p but I deffently got more light out to the corners Plenty of light for 74l
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    Kickstarter oco meter, any experience yet?

    Does anyone know where to order a unit from? Been tying to mail the guy with no answer :-) ..
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    Kickstarter oco meter, any experience yet?

    I asked about the tollerance and how it works, this is the answer I got: Both the tolerance and the threshold are user programmable, I suggest that a threshold of 30 ppm and a tolerance of 4-5 ppm, but the user gets to define the set point and the range as he sees fit. And yes, there is a...
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Lots of sun light yea. I recently moved to my girlfriends apartment, so tank got a bright spot. There is however some dimming stuff on the windows. No the sun light wasnt a problem until I changed my co2 bottle and co2 went slightly down. Then with much light things go fast in the wrong...
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    Kickstarter oco meter, any experience yet?

    Yea would be cool to hear from someone who have it and testet it before buying :-)
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    I managed to do it from my phone :-) here it is
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    I meant tank is 60x40x30cm I didnt knew there was a thing like that :-)! Thanks will look into that! I can grap a few pictures later or, when I get home
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    Kickstarter oco meter, any experience yet?

    Hello So I thought about buying the oco meter to meassure co2 ppm. But do anyone from here had a chance to test it out yet? Curious to know :-) From Rasmus Denmark
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Hey Its a lovely led lamp! Light is still amazing and plants grow fast under it :-)! Only thing I can complain about is the gooseneck not beeing "long" enough. Could use another 20cm or something like that. Because its a bit dark in the edges of my tank.. Tank is 60x30x30cm. Guess I could solve...
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    Hmm that was a good idea. But needs to be bigger than my filter / 1200l/h. Which leads me to my first idea, of plugging in a external pump for the filter to run both filter and reactor, I also have a inline 300w hydor heater on there, so the filter is working hard hehe :-) .. That way I could...
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    Thanks :-) Well there's plenty of room for filter, but if you ask my girl friend there wont be any room for it :p I also thought about the eheim 2078 but then Ill have to deal with the electronics, I heard alot of bad things about that filter, and not sure if they make a none electronic...
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    Do any of you have experience with a good ~ 3000l/h pump with 16/22 tubes.
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    No I was planning to gut the pump for things, and not run both the same time :-)! Tank is 74 liter, planned on buying a 3000l/h pump to put on and take out my tunze powerhead
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    Hi, yea thought of putting it on the output side so its clean water running through :-) Would be ok I hope, worried about pressure in the head of the filter, but I guess theres norhing to be worried about :-) thanks
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    External pump on eheim 2075?

    Hello all I wonder if it is possible to install an external pump to the eheim 2075? Instead of using the pumphead on the filter then using a more powerfull, say 3000l/h or will it cause too much pressure in the filter to the point where it will fail/leak? I dont like the current flow of the...
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    Staghorn algae - new filter media MarinePure?

    Good point though! But I didnt notice a difference in flow at all. Might even have gone better cause the new balls have better flow through them than the eheim bricks has..
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    Staghorn algae - new filter media MarinePure?

    Hello all I recently installed 1qt box of cermedia MarinePure into my Eheim 2075, tank is 74litre, and ran perfectly before no algaes.. I had a slight amount of BBA which I blamed on my filter not being able to break down all the waste from the fish, after all I have alot of fish in the tank...
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    Magnetic plant hangers?

    Yea Echinodorus Altlandsberg its a wonderfull plant :-) the 2 other is yellow sun and chrellini I think, just noticed today my yellow sun shooting out a flower stem now :-) The stainless steel hooks was a good idea actually I googled riparium supplies and found the site :-) thanks! Will email...
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    Magnetic plant hangers?

    Hi all :-) I was looking for 2 of these: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=133631 For my tank, cant find them. Only in UK and im from Denmark. I've emailed a seller on ebay about shipping to denmark, but no answer :-/ I would love to try a few riparium plants for my setup :-)...
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    Surface skimmer question

    Oh yea I see, I have a lot of evaporation, not sure it'll work. Also my spray bar is in the way :-P
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    Surface skimmer question

    Thanks Harry :-) yea that aponogeton tends to grow a bit huge :-P ... I tried to face my koralia upwards, but seems to go down in "neutral" position after some time, I guess the suction cup can't handle the weight of it pointing upwards, hope you understand :-) Also I have a thing for sword...
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    Surface skimmer question

    Around 65-70% twice a week... And film was back the day after.. Lately I only manage 1 x water change a week because of moving to my Gf, and tbh I dont see any difference in the film because of that.
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    Surface skimmer question

    And tbh I dont want a surface skimmer taking up space in my tank, if only I could figure out why it forms or what I need in the tank. Co2 runs stable I cant count the bubbles.. DC is yellow, I dont even bother with it anymore. I believe co2 is at the point where fish thinks its almost too much...
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    Surface skimmer question

    Thanks for your answers :)! Apreciated much. I am verry well aware of why the film forms in my tank, just cant get rid of it. And after skimming the tank daily for the past 1.5 year it gets a little old.. Recently moved to my girlfriens appartment and tank is still in my old apartment, so its...
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    Surface skimmer question

    Hi all Im looking to find a anonymous surface skimmer for my 72l tank 60x40x30cm high. I found this on ebay: http://m.ebay.com/itm/261042456674?cmd=VIDESC Im not sure how it works? I want the skimmer on the inlet pipe that sucks down to the filter. Also I want to have my spray bar along the...
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    (New?) Glass surface skimming pipework

    :/ any other alternatives that wont be ugly?
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    (New?) Glass surface skimming pipework

    Hi, sorry for bringing this old topic alive again. I was concidering buying one, but my tank is 30cm tall and maybe 10cm og substrate, will it still work or is it a no go :) ?
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Finally got the unit :-) It looks great, and great quality, as other say the fan inside is a bit noisy but I can live with it.. Heres a small video
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Never mind, I found a danish shop selling them :P ... Am about to order one today, will let you know what I think about it
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Hi again Im looking into buying this Led fixture now.. I was wondering where you guys have ordered it from? I cant fint the 6500k kessil in UK ? Neither in Germany, so will prolly have to buy from the US, but they use 110v In denmark we use 230v?
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    KH2PO4 not good ?

    Test kits suck.. Just dose it and dont think more about it :-) if it was kno3 you would be able to smell the difference
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Cheers Tom! Hope it's possible,
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Hm okay, is it possible to make som diy dimming for it. Or cant the leds handle it
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Oh thats almost a shame! :( I noticed the "big brother" 90w/350w is dimmable. I've emailed them and asked, will get back here when they reply
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    Looks good would be perfect on my 72l rimless tank! :-) Is it dimmable?
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    Led light for 72l tank

    Few weeks back I had co2 running 24/7 which worked fine :-) I just figured that I could get the double out of my 6kg co2 bottle, if it only was running half the time :-) and also starts 6 hours before lights on to be sure theres enough co2 in the tank when lights on. Didnt do any adjustments on...
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    Led light for 72l tank

    Hi all I was looking into buying new light for my tank. 60x40x30cmand was thinking about led light. Currently Im running 2x24w t5 tubes, but I've dimmet it with some aluminum paper, not sure what its called on english :-) This is my tank, few weeks old though but you get the idea I'd like...
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    So a little update here a few month later :) The tank is nice and clean again after a small algae outbreak I had after introducing 10 neon tetras.. Guess the filter couldnt handle it.. Now I also have like 30-40 shrimps, cant remember.. And bought 5 Panda Corys :) Lovely fish! A movie from...
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Thanks for your inputs :-). So I've kept the tank algae free for over a month. But after introducing the 10 red neon tetras I got both brown diatoms and brown hair algaes.. So what would the explanation to this be? My best guess is that the 2075 filter didnt have enough time to mature and eat...
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Yea was actually thinking about pandas :-) I think 5 sounds ok
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Hi, yea I am Red clay with no fertilized sphagnum, mixed together wih apn micro fertz.
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Thanks mate :-) Im looking to buy a few corrys for the tank, but im not sure how many I should or can keep in this size tank? What do you think?
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Thanks Naz :-) Heres a full tank shot from before. And bought 10 of these today :) Really like these fish
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    72l planted High Tech tank

    Hello I just wanted to show my 3 week old tank. Tank is 60cm x 40cm x 30cm high Im running an Eheim Pro3 2075 with a Koralia Nano 900l/h For light theres 2x24w t5 Osram 865 daylight Also running co2 and daily ferts.. Still doing 50% water changes every other day, since it takes no time...
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    Nano powerhead what to get?

    Yea saw tunze nano but they are pumping out 1800l/h so the small koralia would be fine i think
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    Nano powerhead what to get?

    Hey I have a 72l tank, and a 2075 running it. But after plants startet growing big the 2075 wont quite do the job. I have very little water movement in the right side of the tank atm.. So I thought about a nano powerhead, I heard good stuff about the koralia, but what do you suggest? I'd...
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Thanks mate :-) Well, I figured since its a small tank and I have lots of ferts laying around it wouldnt matter to up the dose a bit.. Just to try it out hehe
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Just wanted to show the tank, its been running for 1½ week now. Everything is still perfect. And funny as it may sound, not a single algae to spot.. Not even on the glass. Basically, stick with Clives advices (Thanks) :thumbup: Still doing water changes every other day. As for ferts, i took the...
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    What is this gunk on my wood?

    Same boat as you :-) I have a one week old tank, and all my woods looks like yours.. Didnt do anything about it other than 50% waterchange every other days, seems that dwarf suckers / otocinclus likes it.
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Just wanted to update you, the 2075 is not overkill for a 72l tank.. infact I feel like I will lack some flow when every thing grows in :-)
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Haha yea, glad I can turn it down a little if the flow is too strong. I believe it might be in the beginning until the plants start growing :-)
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    it has 16/22 fittings or what you call it :-) and the diameter is around 75mm iirc. Anyway I bought the 2075, lets see how that turns out :-P
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Thanks for the Hint Alastair! Though im not a fan of the Eheim E models. My experience tells me they act up and slows down when you mount a reactor and heater and stuff on it. Aka it thinks it needs a clean but infact it doesnt :-) But could you link it to me :-P ?
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Hmm yea, but with that size of reactor i hope it takes away some of the flow. I'd rather have too much flow than having to add powerheads later on.. My plan was to get a full length spraybar and mount along the back of the tank, pointing to the front glass.
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    The 2075 isn't able to do diagnostics? Only the 2078 right :')
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Yea I belive the reactor + heater will suck up some of the flow.. Also the 1250l/h is with no filter materials inside (goes for all eheim models) So infact it might only shoot out 800l/h filled with filter media.. Hmm Actually I still have one of my 2080 sitting around. I also have a few...
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    Eheim 2075 overkill for 72l aquarium?

    Hello I sold my old 530l tank about 9 month ago because I felt it was too much work to do.. Also was pretty expensive in electricity + co2 and ferts :-) Now I kinda got hooked again in this hobby.. But only a 72liter aquarium.. Will measure 60cm long x 40cm wide and 30cm high. But less time...
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    Planted tank + sump

    Sure I will post em here. It will for sure be the new akvastabil series from Denmark called Mark II - http://www.farmlandshop.dk/product/akva ... salt-3167/ They have a finished product there with a sump. But I dont quite like that sump setup.. If overflow / drain gets clogged the return pump...
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    Planted tank + sump

    Thanks will look into that, but I guess I'll be using the regular overflow pvc tubings, not sure about the design yet. And the design of the sump.. I hoped that there was a few on here that could share out some experiences with a sump :-) and how to create it the best way. Theres so many ways to...
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    Planted tank + sump

    Hi guys. I was thinking of a new aquarium maybe 360l and a 108l sump that means ~30% biomass. I would guess that a filter that size would eat up some of the nutriens my plants will need? Or what do you think, will be dosing EI so I dont think it will be a problem. Reason I'm going for a sump...
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    What would cause leafs to look like this

    Well, I had alot of powerheads laying around ;) And thought it wouldnt hurt anything.. Koralia powerhead flow is a wide stream and not as powerful as my 2080 ect..
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    What would cause leafs to look like this

    I vote for pearling, I didnt see any cory eggs that day :p The plant is over one year old I think. I dont know If I have to much flow ? Tank is 530l so its x26 turn over
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    What would cause leafs to look like this

    Thats air bubbles from water changes :)
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