I would advise to start with 6 hours.
If all goes well, healthy growth, no algae you can slowly add some ramp up and ramp down, i would add in...
I use matten filters in my small tanks, still need to hack out stuff regularly. [ATTACH]
Lol sorry, no idea what that means.............:lol::geek:
Make sure you add ferts and do waterchanges!
This could work depending on light levels. A more efficient reactor/diffusor could improve this.
There are discussions going about the buffering...
Just go for food dye or some japanese ink ( which is carbon).
I use clay pellets as substrate and soaked dog kibble as food.
You can feed the pleco veggies ( cucumber, zuchinni, carrots etc etc) just stick a piece on a fork and leave it, often pleco's will need some wood...
I am extremely impressed by my single Faunus ater snail, he munches algae like there is no tomorow. I had a severely algae ridden tank ( leave...
Research the airlifter they sell together with the mattenfilter (i think it's called czech airlifter) These gove very good flow compared to...
Be carefull with shade and falling leaves:oops:
We must be the best loved country then:):)
If you start using CO2 you will need stable and efficient CO2 levels during lighting period, a pH profile will show wether this is true
Looks like startup diatoms, should go away when tank ages.
Keep doing waterchanges and removing them as good as possible, keep using ferts.
Gotta love swords:thumbup::lol:
Things i notice:
1)you are very lightly planted, loads more plants will help. You can use cheap pondplants for now and use fancier ones later when...
Not CO2 as they are in contact with air ( plenty CO2) but they are responsive to ferts and light and sensitive towards flow in my opinion.
1) pics of the whole tank will help (including used hardware)
2) when using CO2 and having problems doing a pH profile is very benificial. Take...
It being around in the environment doesn''t neccesarily mean it enters the system, i can see they need it in their food. Being low in the...
I am always jealous on the garden soils as featured in Gardeners world, you can poke a stick in them for 3/4 feet without much resistance......
If all water parameters are good and the rest of the fish show no problems i would catch these out and either treat them or cull them.
Not sure wether Buce''s will be suited to DSM (depending where they come from, environmental wise (submerged or emersed growth).
I don''t see any risk in just trying, Start with two pearls or so.
Can we make a sticky out of this last post and make everyone who wants to join the forum read this first?
Not sure about that, in fact quite sure it doesn't do that.
1) keep changing water till it clears up ( frequent waterchanges are healthy for a newly setup tank anyway so i would go with this, 50% twice a...
My tank is low tech atm, so not realy needed.
research Maxspect Gyres and Zues tank (https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/olympus-is-calling-red-mist-feeddha.43046/).
I havent yet found a smaller airpump which doesn't start making noises or loose oomph after a (short) while.
Large piston pumps in another room...
Looks like something is munching on the leaves. What fish are in? Any pleco''s?
Pleco''s and plants might not mix very well ( unless you have large well established ( read large rootsystems)).
Also: large amounts of pleco poop...
I thind the difference between Amano and the newer diorama's ( railway scene) is size/scale related. He recreates ( the feel) of a piece of nature...
I've heard that more times, still dont believe it. I am sure having a canisterfilter ( Eheim usually) next to the tank yielded more flow then...
Carefull, algae can grow on the tiniest amount of light. I would realy only run 6 hours of light till all is healthy and well. After that you can...
All plants will bounce back as long as they have living tissue, it's genetics.:)
Basically you dont need to change T5's until they fail. They drop a few percent in the first few months but stay stable till fail after that. They...
Why not glass?
You could DIY from styrofoam, coat it with tile glue.[IMG]
Hollow airtube connected to itself;)
Keep floaters outside.
Can be done without: [MEDIA]
I wouldn''t worrie for now.
Give a bit less hours of light ( 6 or so)
Start adding ferts and do waterchanges twice a week till plants are growing...
It looks like you need to do a lot more maintenance at the moment, do large waterchanges 2/3 times a week (50%) combined with extensive scrubbing...
Strangely it seems relatively uncluttered and quite clean. Apart from the multitude of tanks there is little extra mess ( hoses , feeding pots,...
If you start the questions make sure to add pics of the whole setup as well as details, makes problemshooting easier!
Waterchanging also removes a lot of other products ( toxins and metabolites from plantgrowth)
Doing waterchanges is one of the easiest ways to...
Colors are in the eye of the beholder only, in general plants don''t give a rats ass.
You can use any fitting T5's, H(igh) O(output) types...
( not having lot's of easy available CO2 is what put me of with my 400 gallon)
Any pics of the tank?
What's your maintenance, lights, ferts?
I would cater to the fish first ( slower flow) and the plants second ( more flow)
(easier to adapt to plants that can handle the lower flow and...
Profito is micro's only!!'
You will need to add Nitrogen, Phosphorus and K/Mg!
Why not get some catappa leaves? ( or oak, guava, beach)
Missus baking applepie?
Easy life Ferro is just iron isn't it, you''ll need to add N, P and K/Mg.
(easy life profito is just micro''s, you'll need Fosfo, Nitro and Kalium...
(getting a maxspect gyro vertical in a corner of the frontpane, pointing toward the curvature, would be a good option i guess)
You will need circular flow, which is hard to get in this shape ( easy in a square or elongated box).
I would guess the best would be a...
These tanks are hardest to get decent flow in:(
Looks like you only have holes on the curved side?
Perhaps aiming them down and having two smaller...
You could do a surface calculation with Pi squared R, but trial and error will be best in the long run, especially with your tank ans the smaller...
If you let the water fall in from some height (1/2-1 inch) you won''t neeed the skimmer, that should keep the surface clean.
Isn''t ethylene also mentioned as a factor in internodal length?
Replant some tops first?
Color wise the plants don''t care, just follow your taste/what looks good for you.
Suspended light over an open top is good, just: watch out for...
Research is good:thumbup:
Is that for your mother in law for when se comes for dinner?:wideyed:
I would expect there could be less CO2 actually dissolved ( because it''s in ''bubbles'' as compared to being dissolved)
There are theories which...
I do believe large tanks will be more stable ( thus less changing environmenty, plants need to adapt less often)and will have a larger buffer of...
Why would it help you think?
Getting some store credit is better than binning them:thumbup:
You know those people with a vegetable plot, to many veggies you can't eat ?
You remind me of them:):):)
Not needed and very very very rarely usefull.
Most plants will grow fine with what comes out of your tap, luckily this makes doing large regular...
Size was in reply to this o_O
Let side is 80 cm front to back and right side is 120 cm front to back
200x 80/120 x 80 cm.
Looks like BBA.
Lot''s to read and learn here:thumbup:
I run a Giesemann HQI ( 2 x 125W) and two T5 80W HO tubes with reflectors over my 1500 liter tank which has a glass height of 80 cm
I also use 2...
Indeed the american way of fishkeeping strikes me as very different from the way here in the old world.
I run my matten filters on these, quite, no failures in 5 years. I would prefer these over airlifters.
Only thing i would be afraid of is dirt collecting between the rockpile, make sure the owner flushes it out if possible when cleaning.
Good silent filters
Not sure if you can get some from local waters, but i would go for some riversand ( slightly rounded, varying in size).
Do without the RO for...
Gotta love swords!
Moss walls tend to get 'dirty", collect debris. Having a way to rinse them improves health and looks in the long run.
if you google aquarium moss wall you will find a lot of examples including their build, lots of possibilities.
Videos of Tropica and Dennerle show they have some plants even in their high humidity greenhouse ( 80% i guess) covered with added screening to...
These are natural variations which appear in nature also.
I don''t have problems with selection to enhance features, people have done that for...
Any manipulation like injecting with dye or manipulating genetic material just to be glow in the dark is against my feeling of respect for...
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