I have never used sikaflex myself but knew they used it in the car industry.
Here is a short exert from this webpage...
If you silicon repair it for a temporary fix be aware silicon does not always take to plastic very well.
I was recommended by a acrylic aquarium...
PS Its Â£1.33 a meter.
I guess what you are saying is the internal diameter is 16mm like it is supposed to be but, the wall thickness is only 1.5mm instead of...
Your not wrong there George.
Come on guys everyone get one. Might bring the price down. :lol:
Yes a expert opinion would be good.
Graeme. You wont be disappointed. They are a quality piece of kit. But bear in mind the mechanical filters...
Forgot to add:
I could be totally wrong here but.... Since conductivity probes (which the G3/6 has) are highly sensitive to salts (eg KN03 etc)...
The G6 is superb. I have owned and used one since January.
I even have mine running through a Aquamedic CO2 reactor and Hydor...
Thank you for the info andyh.
I have just looked at his thread and it may be the best option. Will have a search around and if I cant find...
Some interesting stuff. I find that if eheim hosing is placed in a sink full of very hot water then taken out after ten mins you can...
PS not that keen on the eheim green tubing as well.
I have a external filter (JBL) that uses 16/22 tubing and I am not that keen on the inlet/outlet from the aquarium.
Except glass lily pipes...
Lesson learnt. Dont worry about ph. Ignore ph guidelines on plants.
I am still relatively new to this planted aquarium stuff.
Guess I have to go through the same stages as everyone else has. Working out what to be...
I will have a look. Always willing to learn.
By going too low with ph I mean I dont want it to go below 6. I am trying to keep the...
Cheers Roy for the link. I will take a look.
Hoggie - I am only using easycarbo because with my water if I up the pressurised co2 any more the ph...
Going to have a look at James site right now. Your input is a great help to me. So glad of all the experts on UKAPS.
Only got a...
Forgot to add:
since I already have Magnesium sulphate can I use this instead of the epsom salts you suggested ceg. If so should it still be 6...
Lab Rat thats me. And I like doing maths, measuring out exact amounts. Bit odd I know but it takes all sorts. And I hate teaspoons! Love technical...
Therefore my dosing will be:
16ml Easycarbo everyday
4.4g KN03 - 3 times a week
0.6g KH2PO4 - 3 times a week
4.4g K2SO4 - 3 times a week
Just about to change over to EI from TPN+ dosing.
My aquarium is 400L high lit, pressurized co2, high tech planted tank. Dosing at...
Made a start I see. Hope all is well.
I think rock placement can be very subjective IMO. I guess what matters is if you like it. Keep...
Think that makes my mind up then. FX5 it will be. The bank manager will be pleased!
Sorry guys think we had a little misunderstanding.
I already have one filter and a Ecotech Vortech MP20 so circulation is more than adequate. And...
Thinking of getting an extra filter.
My choice is between a Eheim 2080 and a Fluval FX5. Either would be up to the job.
To help me make...
Tested my phosphate.
Salifert says 1ppm
JBL says >1.8ppm
Nope does not look like GSA at all. The leaves look like they have lots of dark / black 'crud' on them. Cant figure it out.
Thanks for that,
My CO2 is 30ppm and I have checked it in numerous positions throughout the aquarium. It is delivered via a AquaMedic CO2...
My C. Parva leaves have become very 'dirty' looking but the 'dirt' will not come off easily!
My water flow is good (approx 10...
Hi thanks for the imput George. I do like the first lights also. But keep changing my mind! :? :? :?
Your right about seeing the aquarium and...
Had a change in direction over my lights. Changing my MV's.
My aquarium is 60"L x 22"W x 24"H.
I cannot for the life of me make my mind up...
How about dividing say 2" of one end off as a filter with chambers for media, pump etc. Like this:
Then cover the outside in fablon or...
Thanks for the advice ceg4048.
To be honest I am not that prohibited by cost at the moment. And I do like the ease of dosing an all in one liquid...
Just after some advice.
My 400L heavily planted aquarium at present has some vallis that is going yellow and a bit of pin holing / dark...
Now bright blue that would look good!!!!!! :lol:
Seriously though I have never understood why manufacturers supply you a tank and stand,...
Im with you on the safety front Garuf.
The question I would ask myself is:
is Â£9 worth the piece of mind (ie sleep well at night) and will it...
Vortech should be quite quiet. Only will be running it at 50% max. In my experience they get louder the near max you get especially if you...
I have used a vortech mp40 in the past on my reef tank. Cannot fault them myself. But to be sure would not like it next to my bed! I live over...
Yeah I have same pump which is only used to pump water from my storage container to the aquarium when doing water changes. It gives off a...
Think if I want shrimps I need to set up a second tank. My wife will be well pleased! Dave
Â£1200 for a 2cm wine red shrimp!
http://shop.shrimpking.co.uk/epages/es1 ... Red_Shrimp
I'll have 6 please. Not!
Just been into my local MA (south leeds) for some cardinal tetras. While I was there I spotted some nice shrimps!
Red Crystal Shrimps Â£3.50...
Possibly. I not sure either. I guess you can never be sure when mixing fish and shrimps.
Think I have found my answer a few threads down.
Just been trawling the forums.
Come across a few posts where people are keeping shrimps with german blue rams etc. Is this ok?
Really looking forward to getting them.
An ex marine keeper. But...
there will be some discus eventually once everything is well settled. So you are bang on.
I always check my ammonia...
Cheers good point.
I have one and what I have been doing is:
Using HMA filter to fill my water change container
Circulate & Warm up over a...
You dont mean something like this Sam:
http://www.oasisaquarium.co.uk/catalogu ... p1838.asp#
Just an idea.
Yeah think you are right. They either got it confused and in the process confused me. Or looking at it from a sceptical angle they were...
I already knew about the fitting of dennerle disposables.
I asked if the reuseable cylinders were standard and was told they were...
So there is manufacturers that do non standard sizes.
Something to be wary of in the future. At least I know dennerle stuff works with non...
Hi thanks for the replies.
I understand alot about cylinders and gases since I work with them all the time. But not Dennerle Cylinders!
Ok I was under the impression that Dennerle 2kg, 500g etc cylinders and regulators had a special fitment size! So are not interchangeable...
As per title was looking at one of these. Seems ideal to me but would it be as good as a HMA filter?
Evolution Aqua Detox Dechlorinator:...
Does not seem they have a number on the website. Unless I missed it.
But there number is 02380 606070.
Or even aB Aqua Medic Ltd:
I second UltimateReef. There is hundreds of people on there with alot of knowledge about everything technical.
Or you could try giving...
RO-MAN website has been down along time. According to the marine bunch they are no longer trading. Just what I have been told / read. They are not...
Mines still running after three years using the original batteries (using it at present on non aquarium equipment). Only just started flashing low...
Just remembered this Byron timer system. I Have used these in the past on my aquariums and found them very reliable and accurate. If I...
Expensive route Aquatronica or GHL. I have a Aquatronica kit and its superb. Â£Â£Â£Â£ though.
Cheap route - as garuf says ikea do them. Just seen...
Re: How many T5's ?Easylife Paradiso 120
Was also looking at the Easylife paradiso 120cm dimmable (6 x 54w plus 4 x 3.5w LEDS). But since the...
Thinking of changing my lighting.
At present I Have two 80MV bulbs and one 13w LED over my 60" L x 20" W x 24" H aquarium.
I use these on my aquarium:
http://www.coralculture.co.uk/shop/prod ... cts_id=591
VDL fittings are IMO opinion are the best (piping is solvent...
Thanks LondonDragon for the advice.
Yeah it could get expensive using tpn+ but got quite a bit at the moment. So probably start with 20ml of...
Looking for a bit of advice please.
My aquarium has been set up approx 10weeks. It is 400L using ADA aquasoil amazonian with power sand...
Common problem I have been told. None fishy partners! They just dont understand our obsession, sorry I mean hobby.
Never kept them myself either. But they are a beautiful fish.
I know that wife rolling eyes thing. I get it often when I visit my LFS. I also get...
To be honest I was only joking. Only just got my eheim 2076. Which is excellent. They are very nice looking though.
Glad your trip was worth it....
Yeah Chris I am lucky to not worry about cost within reason. You never know when this would change though! Had a good amount from selling off my...
PS: got a good deal on all that tropica. Still expensive though.
Will do. Will do Paul. Bear with me. Just getting the time thats all!
Well I got three weeks out of my 2 kg. Bit disappointed. So went out and...
I have a spare co2 cylinder too. Just in case. I have double checked the connections and all seems well.
Just goes to show how many factors are really involved
I will be happy for 6-8 weeks to be honest. Lets see how it goes.
Thanks for the replies guys.
Moved my DC just waiting for a few hours to see what the reading is. Good to know my 2kg cylinder is not going to run out that...
Will try that James. Going to move my DC now.
Forgot to mention.
I have no leaks as far as I can make out. And I use a AquaMedic CO2 reactor and no bubbles escape into the tank which would...
My tank has been set up for 8 days now. It is 400L (minus displacement) and I have planted 24 V. Nana, 15 E. Parvula and 35 pots of HC all...
Ah I see about drop checkers being better than ph controller now.That makes sense.Cheers
Yes the PAR meter is great fun. But you end up...
So whack up co2. Will do.
Increase fertiliser. Will do.
New to this planted aquarium hobby. Come from a marine background where...
Will wait on some more advice on that one (re target co2). Thanks again for the advice.
Thanks for the reply,
Was thinking of increasing the co2 by decreasing the Ph to 6.4 and see how that goes for a day. At 6.4 the Co2 in theory...
Got a bit of Green water. UV going in tonight to clear it up.
Looking for some advice.
Planted and filled my tank last friday (at last!). Decided to do it all in one go. I have planted in total 74...
That is good to know.
Might use one I have spare then. Hopefully reduce chances of algae problems.
Thanks for that.
My thinking was I thought it may slow down cycling. I could be wrong but I thought there was 'good' bacteria in the water...
Quick question. Can a UV filter be used during cycling a new planted aquarium?
Latest slight move round.
Thats decided then.
Will start a journal soon.
I am a very patient man. I like to take my time with things. I dont have deadlines to work to so that helps a lot. I also hate algae. (like...
Yes I agree with you George.
My idea was to cycle the aquarium for a few weeks without plants and fish, inverts etc. Then add my plants after the...
So are you saying it is not possible to cycle without plants or it will not be as good without plants? If it is just as good to...
Looking for a bit of expert advice.
Was wondering, ammonia is toxic to fish and plants! Therefore is it possible to cycle a aquarium with...
Thanks for that. Will add it to my list of possible plants. Well I just thinking how much area would one pot of HC cover then I...
Forgot to ask.
I plan on using Tropica plants. If buying the standard sizes how big an area would one pot of each of the three plants shown...
Following on from my scaping thread I am also trying to work out my planting. This is what I have so far. The tall rock on the right will be...
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