Cheers Matt will keep a look out for the Creeping moss and Madagascar moss in that link, does not appear to be any for sale on there at the moment. But just tempted to try any moss to be honest and see how it grows.
Thanks for the reply Matt. What moss would be best for attaching itself, i quite like the look of the following mosses, would love to try some moss on a bit of slate and see if i can get some to grow.
Christmas Moss -Vesicularia dubyana,
spiky moss - taxiphyllum sp,
flame moss =-taxiphyllum...
Ok after more searching on the internet i think i have cracked it. I have found a PWM dimmer for 16 Euros.
So for those of us that dont understand how to build...
Have just found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PWM-Mosfet-Driver-9-24vdc-Dimmer-Heater-Motor-Control_W0QQitemZ400103360450QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Control_ET?hash=item5d2804c7c2 Not sure if it is any good for our use? Also if i was using those drivers that Supercoley...
Re: problem, Amonia has shot right up!
What other fish are in the tank?, have you done a water change today since you noticed the ammonia rise?
I can't see why your tap water can't be used for water changes either.
Re: problem, Amonia has shot right up!
Did you wash the filter in tank water or tap water?
Also i would do a water change as soon as you can, maybe at least 25%, and continue to change daily until the Ammonia stays at zero.
Hi Nick, yes you are correct there in your thinking.
On the compact pumps there are two different types, you have the compact, then you have the compact+
On the compact it is an in tank pump only, where as the compact+ can be used in tank, or externally.
Maybe have a look at UK Laptops too, they sell refurbished dell laptops.
Here is a description of what they class as refurbished.
What is Refurbished
When you purchase a "Refurbished" laptop this does not generally mean it is second-hand, old or repaired.
Where do we get our Laptops from...
yep, most people put them in a cabinet under the tank.
You got it, the heater goes on the return, and then would go up to your spray bar or lily pipe, i think on a tank your size the inlet and return may be best on the same side of the tank.
Not having used glassware myself, im not sure but...
How about one of these for the CO2 Injection second item down. 22mm tee with a 5mm branch, they also got a 16mm one, and a 12mm one.
First off have you read the article here on UKAPS about EI dosing?
Here's the lik below for you if not. It will more than likely take a couple of reads to get your head around it.
I would also say you will find it easier to make...
Im off to the Oliver Knott day on Sunday at the Green Machine, and would like to pick up a carpeting plant, is there an easy one to try for someone thats not had any before.
Tank Stats. 4ft Tank
Around 220 litres.
Lighting. 2x39w T5 Lamps plus one 38w T8
I have around 10x...
Well i have to take my hat off to you, for taking the time to get that school tank back on track. :thumbup: Well Done.
I agree with the Pentazona barbs, lovely fish.
Some pics of the tank going through its changes would be cool to see.
Regarding the co2, in that size tank pressurissed is the way to go, although the intial set up cost maybe more, will work out easier and less hassle in the long run. As for ferts maybe consider EI.
Take a read of the following for setting up a Fe co2 system...
Bill, why not write an article yourself seeing as you seem very keen on showing new even if its a rough draft and pass it on to the mods here to see what they think about adding it to the articles page here on UKAPS.
I uggest the above as you seem so keen on showing other people including...
Ok, going to have a bash at EI dosing.
If i make up the 200ml bottle, to get the amount to dose i guess its 200/12=16.6
I will be keeping the Trace and Macros in separate bottles.
So im looking at 16ml per dose on the appropiate days.
Hope my maths are correct.
Ok managed to get one joint done, tinned the wire and held it on the plate with the iron. Have tries to do another one, but doesn't seem to matter how long ikeep the iron there for, it won't remelt the solder. Any one any idea why?
Have got most of my kit together for LED Lighting using 1w power luxeon LEDS. Im having trouble soldering on the wires for some reason. I have brought a 30w soldering iron. Any of you got any tips on soldering the wire onto the LEDS?
Love the look of the tanks and cabinets. Particurley interested in what you do with the Dennerle tank.
Does the Dennerle come as a complete kit? Filter, lights, heater? What sort of price do these run at?
As the title really has any one here got any experience with the Sony Ericsson W760i Black mobile phone.
I have always stuck with Nokia's before but like the look of this one. Plus i can get this on a free upgrade.
Many Thanks Gordon.
No its not normal to have to weak it evry 4 or 5 days. Iwould say theres a chance you have a slight leak some where. Try using soapy water on all conections. if there is a leak you should see the soap bubble.
Hope that makes sense.
As others have said hardscape is looking good.
As for an all in one solution you should try James c all in one solution, this based on TPN+, it is made by mixing dry ferts, and dosing every day.
At the moment im using James all in one solution, but would like to try a all in one solution based on the EI Solution.
My tank is as follows, (Taken from the volume calculater on the PFK Website)
Dimensions 122 x 38 x 50cm/48" x 15" x 20
Volume 232 l./51 gal. (61.29 US gal.)
Things should be ok, as what you have done is evenly spread the flow around the tank, instead of one small area.
Where is your spray bar placed in the tank, and which direction are the holes facing?
Thank you for your advice much appreciated
Flow should not be a problem, i have an Eheim compact plus pump rated at 2000 litres per hour, then my Eheim external 2026. Both returns are plumbed into a spray bar along the back of the tank.
I will reset the lighting timer and co2 timer tomorrow...
Thats very helpful to know, as i have a similar problem.
I have 2 39w t5 and 1 38w t8 lamp All on at 10am, off at 2pm, back on at 4pm off at 10pm.
Co2 comes on at 9am and goes off at 9pm. Drop checker a lime green colour.
Dosing James all in one too.
I think maybe i need too change my...
Would this be of any use to you?
They also have a 15w version.
Or maybe a heat mat?
On my 240l tank i have an External filter, and an eheim compact pump.
One Spraybar running along the back of the tank. The returns are plumbed into a tee just before they enter the tank, then a short hose onto the spraybar.
I think with a 180l tank a DIY yeast based system just will not cut it im afraid.
For one thing it just isn't stable enough, and i don't believe you will get to the 30ppm required, especially with a metal halide light.
More light Equals more co2 which equals more ferts.
Thats how i see it...
Ok just had a reply from the seller on ebay, and he is getting some more drivers and is going to relist soon, so panic over and as mentoned earlier i already have a 24v dc power supply. Happy days.
Actually thats not a bad price, thanks for that, only thing is if i go for 10 leds then i would need2 then it becomes expensive.
I have a 24v power source, which i did not pay for so shall continue searching for now.
Right all i have ordered some luxeon leds and heatsinks earlier this week. (same source as Andys)
But the source Andy got his drivers from has none listed at the moment, i have sent an email asking if they will be getting anymore.
So im trying to get some from else where in case the above does...
The pump as i understand it comes with the tubing in the photo, but not the connectors. Good to know air line hose can be used.
Still on the look out for a decent second hand sp3000 though if one does not appear soon then this one will be next on the list.