i think he may have been after something a little more specific than that dude!
nice pics btw.
i would imagine that most ppl on here will tell you the lighting is too high to be running without the aid of co2.
what is the lighting cycle on...
how is he mocking you???!
and yes you can argue they are not expensive, i have a 2nd hand regulator and a fire extinguisher. Â£40 total plus a...
ok couple of new pics, tank still going well, no major mishaps even when i have let it go downhill slightly! :shh:
look at the flow.
if you are sure the co2 and nutes are at the level required by the given lighting, then flow is all that is left to cause...
the richer sounds shop in bristol has a demo set up with ipod dock and cambridge kit.
if you want a decent quality sound at the very best price...
bought this little 8L nano today, bit of an impulse buy really....... :oops:
picked up a perfect bit of bogwood with the tank.
so you are still adding ammonia???? maybe thats why its showing on a test kit?
i think its probably good for the plants rather than bad, some ppl...
looking very nice dude!
those fish are beautiful.
could it be that the test is not giving you accurate results?
if there is anything leaching ammonia will the bacteria colony multiply very...
Your posts have been interesting and informative.
Its good to have differing and varied points of view and opinions.
i dont really agree with this.
suggesting ppl get ridiculed here for using differing methods is a little over the top i feel.
while some are...
http://www.oft.gov.uk/advice_and_resour ... gulations/
name and shame them!
the tank looks superb, nice one dude.
bad flow could be a big factor.
10x would be a recommended turnover on this forum.
i can kinda understand me getting kicked as my last post was slightly antagonistic and arguementative.
But i am slightly surprised at you two...
just as well i'd decided to stop posting there..................
just noticed, i've been banned!!!!
bogwood usually lowers the ph! :0/
did you leave the tap water to degas? it can be high in co2 straight from the tap, leave out for 24 hours or so...
looked like a great night, fantastic costumes.
couple of links may be good info in here somewhere.
http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/m ... 00359.html...
i've yet to see a tom barr quote i must admit. ;0)
i've given up on that forum!
this is what i've done for twenty years and i'm not open to new ideas, techniques or research
you are right, the first paragraph that mentioned nitrates and phosphates are not desired was indeed about non planted...........
how can ppl who have constantly tried to keep nitrates and phosphates low (and still get algae) say high levels cause algae?
these ppl that still...
check out he tropica catalogue for water conditions etc.
:lol: oh well, back to the "spammy" type posts to get my count up again then............
i left this one because i think i've put my tuppence...
good to see you here dude.
i'll let clive answer this for ya! :)
no, there is very little difference, the reg still has to be screwed on and off in the same manor.
not sure if you will get the "proper" bottle...
you said it was low tech, no matter.
do you use a drop checker? BPS means very little.
i'd also be interested should another shipment happen.
http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... 38_320_324
altho i wont get to see it for another week, my local news agents is terrible! :0(
i weighted mine down in the tank using a stocking with substrate in it, draped over the wood!
here is a decent selection!...
strangely enough thats what my other half says! :0/
i've only used easy carbo, other than that i've pretty much used powders to mix my own from...
it can be daunting to begin with.
of course its not written in stone as an exact routine to follow.
if you feel your tap water is high in nitrates...
DOH. there is a post by me somewhere on here trying to find some of that.
aquajardin is my LFS. :roll:
i have bought one daylight bulb.
i was planning it as a low tech so dont really want to run both lights, i noticed if one is unplugged from the...
i'm interested to see how this pans out!
i have the same tank in my garage waiting to be set up. :0)
many ppl with high tech set up use EI as a...
thanks guys. :0)
i agree totally.
currently i'm still trying different plants and learning to get the best out of them etc.
i'm slowly building...
some pics of how it is now!
jewel tubes are shorter. so you need to buy their own brand.
right click on your pics @ flickr.
copy image url.
it should look like the text below but without the *...
for my 240l
i have a 100 litre water butt in my garage filled day before W/C with a power head and heater in it.
i syphon the water straight to...
that's one hell of a chat up line! :clap:
oh yeah, and the pics are superb dude!
i'm sure some ppl will use them as "normal" with no problems. I guess it depends partly on the lighting, the higher it is, the more critical co2...
yeah, set the controller to the desired ph, not the ph the tank is at.
a drop of 1 ph from the tank ph is a rough guide line.
i personally would...
that is just micros/traces, you will also need to add macros. nitrate, phosphate and potassium (N P K)
i guess that'd be fine.
velcro costs a few pence tho.......
i secure my FE's using to long bits of velcro screwed to the wall, they wrap round the FE at the top and bottom.
see what others suggest about korolia v's new filter, obviously new filter equals more cash but less junk in tank.
just noticed yer ferts are...
recommended flow on this forum is 10 times tank volume, so you are under on that, this in itself can cause bad CO2 levels in places and...
i think you could take "hardy" out of the request too! ;0)
if the tank is planted heavily pretty much any fish could be added from the off, just...
Re: 240l tank rescape (name coming later)
personally i like the anubias, they give a nice contrast to all the thinner formed plants.
what is a gravel tidy?
dont get to carried away with the lighting at start up, certainly not a good idea to use any more than 2 of your tubes at...
never used easy carbo so not sure if people stay to the recommended dose as you are of if they up "overdose" slightly....
altho have read some say...
even the "dennerlle guide to fascinating aquariums" recommends a lighting break, they do say algae cant adjust as well and it doesnt harm the...
lovely tank dude.
could maybe do with some plants in the middle to soften the transition between the carpet and the stems. altho this is just my...
yeah thats correct.
i believe its used primarily by marine aquarium keepers. it obviously "could" have a place in non planted tanks too.
yeah, thats a lot of light, even if you had co2 it'd still be a lot.
try running 2 of the lights for 8 hours would be a good start.
also ditch the...
dont know about discus
but if you are using EI then your nitrates should not be zero!
Re: 240l tank rescape (name coming later)
very nice, the tank looks ok too! :wink:
had it been in my hands, with help like that, the rescape...
apart from the denerlle, these are a different thread.
thanks for link,
i know they are different, but i meant are they not the equivalent of T5, the same light output etc?
isn't the first one also T5 tubes?
link not work!
thats a bold claim to make!
so all the ppl who dont get GDA just happen to have randomly got their Po4 and Ca balance correct,...
there are many other options for substrate other than just root tabs or soil. look into the different types of substrate you can get.
and i would...
i learnt to live with the noise! :0)
removing the middle tray of media did help a little, (i run two filters so not a worry) also...
i'd say you have a leak! That or yer getting ripped off on the refilling.
I have a 240 running pretty high lightin so need to inject at a pretty...
Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (Photo Update 21/09/2009)
that may go some way to explaining the minor GSA i just cant shake off.
Re: "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr (DSLR Photos! 05/09/09)
got a link to that calculator please clark?
i dont get your figures above, going by the...
substitute "ferts" for "ammonia", and the statement will be kinda right.
having cheap, fast growers to help through the initial stages can be a...
Re: Skinz180189's 40L Planted Breeder
running an airstone would not be a problem. Surface disturbance would have no effect on liquid carbon....
until the day you catch him walking around with a piece of wet redmoor root in his mouth! :shock:
it could be just the posting and moving.
or it'll be co2 levels, i ran pressurized co2 pretty high levels.
the light in my tank was
got a photo?
i have both in my tank, not pruned the stellatus yet tho, guessing its the same as the limno.
just cut it off where you require and...
you could introduce some floating plants? this will have the effect off lowering the intensity of the lighting into tha tank.
also plants the grow...
oh yeah, just remembered.
they have a large juwel vision at my lfs (aqua jardin, near gloucester) it has 5xt5 running 10 hours a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Re: 60L kitchen tank
stunning tank dude!
love the way all the plants seem to compliment each other and with possibly the exception of the moss on...
wow, i've not seen that before!
i'm currently after some Staurogyne got any to sell? ;0)
i'm not too up on the water chemestry side of things but i'm pretty sure you will get told in this forum that those figures are perfectly fine.
well thats a lot of light for quite a long time!
thats the equivalent of more than 3w/gal as its t5. i would maybe lower the photo period to 8...
Re: Let the journal begin!
i think it looks awsome at this point!
personally not sure about just having HC, but each to his own and all that! :0)
do you really believe that test kit?
any algae or signs of deficiency? if not bin the test kit and carry on as you are! :0)
i believe it will grow fine in a low light non co2 tank, under higher light however the plant leaves will grow to be much finer and more "delicate"
why? Whats the reason you are thinking of doing this?
no pun intended? :0/
yeah i do really want to get another, a guy fairly close is selling some.
unfortunately i'm waiting to see if i get made...
small tank syndrome maybe? ;0)
totally gorgeous car dude, bet you send all yer spare time just looking at it!
i looked into these when i first set my 240l up.
read a fair bit about them shrinking or coming unstuck, also they are pretty big and will take up...
i was a bit worried about just using a padded envelope, glad it was ok. :0)
what is the mesh ppl use and where to purchase??
happy with the blyxa then?
keep in mind the evaporation can have a knock on effect to your co2 levels if the surface gets more disturbed as the water level drops.
it was a Leopard Frog Pleco - L134
actually i just found a tiny amount of remains in the one small patch of plants i didn't move!
so 40 cardinals, some chain loaches and a couple of...
could a 3-4 inch plec die and get TOTALLY consumed by tank makes within a week?
i would think it unlikely but the only other option is he jumped...
lime green is the colour you really want to be aiming for, maybe even getting yellowish just before the co2 switches off. obviously as long as the...
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