oh well the plants have gone....the water got a little salty
Sorry about the poor image....dont have an expensive camera.
After some disasters my tank is starting to take shape, I still have a lot to learn,...
No Clive I had both the filters on max....I have removed one of the Koralia number 2's and have the one remaining on a timer, it comes on and goes...
Light is the Devil..... :twisted:
I reduced my light which solved months of heartache!
just plain silly!
OMG 5 weeks no algae!!!! Changed the 28w back to a shorter 39w just to help the growth a little, first sign of the bad stuff coming back, its back...
isnt 150W for 40 gallons a bit OTT?
you know I've got to puy my hands up here in the hope that other people like myself will take things in a little quicker...
I have been given...
sounds like a good plan...thanks!!!
I was actually wondering if I have went too far the other way....my tank is about 240L or 62 gallons, is my now 67 wats of light enough???
Where do you get your replacement pads Matt?
How often is best to clean these filters....and is it best just to rince the media?
Well I'm not sure which of the following done the job but all the BGA has gone and the BBA
from 4 x 39w of lighting to 1 x 39w & 1...
Thanks Clive....think I'm getting there, as it is now there is only one bulb at the front part of the lid and three at the back. I will give the...
Ok as you see I have added extra plants.
I'm still getting a line of the BGA at the very front of the tank which keeps coming back, it would...
update on BGA at the front in patches..here is a new photo, I would like to fix this before any new plants go in.
CO2 (5kg F/E) and Light times...
I have two Koralia number 2 (new type) on the back wall facing forward.
I have replaced the Eheim Pro 3 2080 with 2 Eheim Pro 3 2075's...
anyway we are looking a little tidier now :D
Stu this proved to be very popular....it sold while I was setting the other 2 up
after filling it up to just below the final compartment and with the motor switched on, the last few presses where enough to get it started...a...
I thought that was a big no no???
and just as I thought the first one might have been a faulty one....wo the priming of these things are a nightmare...still pressing the second one!
as soon as the second one has arrived and is installed I will be selling the big 2080 full of media for about Â£120 plus the postage!
The first of two 2075 arrived today.....been sat pressing the priming pump for nearly an hour....any tips to make this less stressing????
its ok I ordered the smaller of the 2
bit of confussion here....can anyone tell me the height of the 2075 one site says its the same as the pro3 at 500mm another says its 453
anyone know if the pipes are the same size on the 2075 as they are on the 2080?
would two Eheim pro 3 2075 do the trick?
Will give it a go, as the indicator is either stuck or simply does not work
I have the Eheim Pro 3 2080
I want to change this and get two smaller filters to fit inside my cabinet...any recomendations...
does anyone know how to get the indicator open to clean?
I have the pro 3 version and mine is a nightmare to get to fill with water after I've cleaned the media...an hour an a half the last time, I had...
Well my nice algae free tank lasted for about two week.....the bottom is now covered yet again in the dreaded stuff
about to call it a day...
I like the sound of that, as the only problem area now seems to be the front centre of the tank where I'm getting the algae on top of the soil!
do we suggest thinig them out?
Just to show everyone that if you keep at it and listen to the advice of other ....we will get there
progress report Clive
Koralias are now pointed level and forwards :)
Crypts are flowing nicely thanks Clive
Clive after taking your advice I made some more adjustments.
I replaced the nano Koralia and the Koralia 1 with 2 x Koralia number 2's, I also...
Well I can only go by what I know, I use the spray bar which goes the length of my tank, so therefor the bublles go that far...
mine comes through a long spray bar and fine bubbles get spread throughout the tank....miles better than the glass difussers
ok I've placed the other pump on the back wall...I will remove as much of the BGA as I can by hand and probably do a couple of extra 50% water...
I have a 3ft spray bar which goes acroos the back
this is one of the pumps
This is the other
This is an image before the new outbreak....I move the wood in case that has caused the flow problem
and this is the with the...
Well the BGA is back yet again!
Eheim pro3 filter
Co2 from 5kg Fire Ex going into my up atomizer through the 3ft spray bar along the...
Been there done that....Nitrates are nearly treble what I started with, To be honest since I went 24/7 with the Co2 the tank has never looked...
I had BGA and after a blackout I was ok for a while, alas it started coming back, I have taken the timer off my CO2 ans have it running 24/7 at a...
after turning the co2 pressure down slightly the tubing has stopped coming off...will now try and gauge how long to leave the timer on to ensure...
Yes I mean the UP atomiser but its only a couple of months old and is not showing any signs of dirt!
no I tried that just not pushing any CO2 through.....I turned the Co2 down and some is now getting through the spray bar, I'm going to leave it on...
the flow going through the water pipes into the spraybar is fine.....but still blowing the pipe off the none return.
Dont want to buy another if...
My Up Aqua has somehow got blocked....all looks ok but the pipe keeps blowing off from the none return valve....I have tried another valve with...
well as simple as that I held and pressed it to the left while pressing the red button at the same time and up she popped!!
Hi all, has anyone had any trouble with the big red release button on the eheim pro, mine simply wont budge :thumbdown:
for example eheim hose size 16/22 so you would get the 16/22 atomiser
Yes co2 pipe connects to it them outlet pipe connects to your spraybar
Thank you Tom
If the calculator is right if I only add 50 ml 3 x a week this will give me 16.6pmm...I will slowly try to bring it down to this...
Chris thats great to hear...I will hopefully see some improvement with the extra flo and extra nitrates added
I have increased the KNO3 to 65g in the 500ml bottle and I'm going to dose 75ml for a while to see if anything alters...
Will this kill off the...
I have sent Clive a pm, asking his advice (always my first port of call!)
Co2 is now going through the Up Atomizer and a fine mist is going evenly around the tank, I am adding some Python Git after water changes to see...
Understood...but not much use if its just going to come back after the blackout!
Tank 4ft 240l
lighting 8 hours 2x39w
Co2 FIRE EXTIN...
I am getting the BGA on my Amazonia substrate, I have read that I should increase flow and...
External Diameter: 20mm
Internal Diameter: 16mm
Wall Thickness: 2mm
Length: 1000mm / 1m
This is pretty close to the Eheim bar I think!
Here's the thing I want to buy or make a 3ft spraybar to go across the back of my 4ft tank.
I have the Eheim pro3 filter system (16/22 hose) with...
Dont eheim make a 3ft spray bar?
thanks for the link....quick question! can this added to the outlet pipe then be added to your spray bar
Silly question but where can I get hold of a Up Aqua in line diffusor?
That's just a fantastic idea!! :D
Anyone suggest any Algae eating snails, that would not take over the tank and are easier to look after.
KH= between 0 and 3 not at great deal of difference in the green colour on the tester
PH between 6.4 and 6.8
GH between 8d and 16d
Potassium Nitrate & Potassium Phosphate (SAME BOTTLE)...
Tank is 4ft 240L
I am kind of puzzled as to what it is I am doing wrong....I have bought 3 nerite snails at a time on three occasions now...they seem to be ok and...
There is no dispute about the quality of the fish, it was simply an ID thread and the fact that they were not what I wanted or paid for.
Well suprise suprise...requests were sent asking for a refund but two days later all my emails have been ignored.
I made my payment through Paypal...
I have asked for a refund from http://www.directtropicals.co.uk/
We shall see!
No I think thats you on your own there :)
Thanks guy's....its just a shame the people at http://www.directtropicals.co.uk/ dont know what they are selling...I will have a read of the...
Ok just to show the difference in the fish
This is my otto
This is the second batch which I need to identify
Well my guess is it is a catfish but its behaviour is definitely not that of an Otto....I will get a better photo when the lights come on, I dont...
I will put a better photo on later, but these are not attempting to go anywhere near the plants or glass, swiming with the Tetra's
Bought my second lot of Otto's from the internet, first lot arrived and are looking great and eating away.
The second lot arrived looking nothing...
Re: 570l tank - what was I thinking?
If after a few times opening that lid you start finding some sawdust on top of your glass, change the screws...
left and right
Lot of Diatoms, Brown Algae visible on the moss and some of the plant leaves....Otto added and have started to clean the leaves
Re: Eheim Pro 3 2075 Review
just put Eheim Pro 3 2075 in google image search
Just to point out that Aqua Esstials are still tops! they did send me an email first thing, saying I could keep the conector and they are posting...
I still want them to send me the one I paid for! Will give this a go when the other needle valve arrives...one of the forum members has kindly...
Well I ordered the Y Splitter but they sent me the Y connector.
Apart from feeling ripped off because of the difference in price with it do the...
thanks Mr Luke will update the list :)
Ahhhhhh now I get it!!!
Bit thick me at times....20 mins looking at it when I was setting up LOL!
Interested to see what happens should the rams breed as they get very territorial
list updated keep them coming! What do you think about rams....blue/german although water temp may rule these out anyway
Tower socket with 5 plugs on either side should do the trick
Re: 240l tank rescape (name coming later)
This is a thing of beauty!
number 3 Didplis diandra....possibly
Now thats the info I want.....So Rainbows are a big no no!
No I wasn't thinking of large numbers, if so I would set up a shrimp tank, what I was thinking about was putting them in a community tank...I read...
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