I don’t know why you haven’t had any replies yet! I would say you could put six otocinclus and six-twelve amano shrimp in, no problems.
Come on, mister, if you want to grow plants, get some plants in the tank!
Fill up all that empty space with a keen growing plant, perhaps...
It's "botch job", and "botching". A bodger is a skilled craftsman who produces legs etc. for chairs by turning green wood (...
I'm finding your photo "outlet leading to diffuser" very difficult to understand. If the tube you're using to count bubbles is beneath it, and the...
Razor blade it off, or use vinegar on a kitchen towel. Both when the water is low during a water change.
It's looking fantastic! Congratulations!
One minute you day your arms drag along the floor, and the next you claim to have short arms and deep pockets!! I can't picture you at all! :-)
Is there any space to plant behind the rocks? Or maybe you don't want any there!
Do you find that weeing moss increases ammonia levels?
It's not a cube. (Sorry, couldn't resist Harry Hill reference)!! (Sorry if you're not a UK telly addict).
That's an amazing price for all that!
Topping up with ro would be ideal. Topping up with tap (or whatever you use to fill the tank) shouldn't do any damage if you are doing a 50%...
Have you seen my profile pic?
Do you mean you thought they ate plants? Angelfish are carnivores, they eat invertebrates and fish. So they're very plant safe. The rivers they...
It's completely normal, nothing to worry about.
Not an expert, but isn't it easier to reduce output (remove a tube, use gauze, or floating plants, reduce period) than increase it?
Did you just get in with them, or not bath for three weeks?
I've almost never found a corpse in any of my tanks - but I don't keep any big fish. If you don't see it later today I don't think you ever will!!...
I've got a 45 cm Arcadia luminaire over my 45 x 30 x 30, (2 x T8 tubes), which has been great - its about 5-7 years old now, never had any...
Looks ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!
I think what we sometimes forget is that, while a minimal, competition style planted tank looks lovely, at 4 to 8...
What they said - although I just use a stanly blade, without the plastic handle. Should be really easy. Good luck!
Could you share your brine shrimp growing system?
Six corgis in a 125l tank? Should the RSPCA be told? ;-)
(sorry, couldn't help myself!)
If the tubes are 5/12 inch wide they are T5, if they are 8/12 inch wide they are T8. I'm sure others can help you with the rest of the questions -...
Just put an airstone in the new water for a day before you put it in the tank - should have a similar effect to the surface agitation you have in...
Goldfish will eat the roots off most floating plants, and it looks like they've already had the roots off that!
Salvinia has things which look...
The basic giessmann (central heating) timers can be wired like that. Let me know if you can't find them.
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I'd be on for that!
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It's not deep enough for koi :-(
Tidy up your address book on your iMac. If you don't want all your contacts on your phone make a Folder in Address Book on your iMac called iPhone...
Looks great! Keep us updated!
If the amounts above are for a 120USG (454l) tank, then for a 100l tank you would dose approx 2/9, or even more approximately 1/5 of the amounts...
If it's the newer leaves that show this then it's absolutely normal, and nothing to worry about. Some people (including Amano) recommend to cut...
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Love 'em! I've kept them a few times in community tanks, but no successful breeding. They live for several years though....
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Wow, I hope you've got long arms!!
Can't wait to see how it goes!
When I used TPN+I was pleased with the results from 1ml per 20l of tank volume per day. You could use this a sa starting point and see how it...
While you're using TPN+, I've found that 1ml per 20l of tank per day gives me good results. Can't remember if that's what they reccomend, but it's...
I like a mixture - my ideal would be Hemianthus callitrichoides, Elocharis acicularis, and Cryptocoryne parva - the mixture just looks nicer to me...
Handy tip is that if you have a small plastic syringe (I use on e for measuring fertilizer) then you can force clean water (or dechlorinator)...
If you really want to stop the CO2 supply at night, without turning off (and resetting) the controller, you just need to buy another solenoid and...
Heheh - well done!
What he said! (and what I said a few days ago!!)
Relax, your tank will work itself out :D .
Carbon dioxide dissolved in water is carbonic acid.
So, yes, if you could find a way to add liquid carbonic acid to your tank in a controllable...
720l - wooh-hoo!!!
What are the tank dimensions (LxDxH)?
There's a very recent thread started here: http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f= ... ns#p156084
by someone who has just bought a tank from them,...
Ottocinclus affinis is from South America!
Mostly great advice, and I might have misunderstood this, but the method of dissolving CO2 in the tank water can't affect the reaction time of the...
Isn't the nitrate coming from the ammonia you are adding to start the cycle? (ammonia to nitrite to nitrate).
If you aren't doing water changes...
It's a big group of fish in a big tank. Do you have your fish in groups of 36 or more of each species?
Fantastic photos of beautiful fish!
Please pass thanks on to your lovely wife.
Looks like a good diffuser, but could that video have been longer or mote boring???!!?!?!
Thanks for the heads up anyway, we'll see if this...
I lIke what you've done - if you had both outlets opposite each other they'd be working against each other. Hope you'll update us with any...
Don't use a buffer - they haven't been recommended for years.
Why not just ad 20% (or whatever you need to bring hardness up to what you require)...
If I'm using TPN+ I use 1ml per 20l of water per day. Works for me, if you've got it lying around you might as well use it!
I'd go for 20. They're so tiny, and they love shoalling. I've had 20 in that size tank no probs.
That's not naughty, that's a good boy, eating up his tea! It's when he stops eating shrimp that you want to start worrying. :lol:
(I know you...
I've never found those glass non-return valves to be particularly efficient. When your CO2 comes on again in the morning it should push the water...
How are you planning to control that?
By the way, the plants in the first three photos ARE aquatic, so no need to take them back.
I don't like the finish, but the idea is cute - prefer it with the carnivorous plants to the bonsai tree.
PLEASE wipe the bubbles off the glass and take another photo for us! :D
In a nice big tank like that, planted up, I would say that all dwarf cichlids will be able to find refuge from the lights and circulation due to...
You could probably get away with it, but if it's a 'pico' tank, just drawing a jug of water from the tap 24 hours before you want to do a water...
(I presume that's what you meant!)
Have a great trip!!
Wow, they're great. I've always had a soft spot for hover flies :D
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HOW HAVE I MISSED THIS JOURNAL TILL NOW????
Looking great, congratulations.
Get that brace fixed !! :lol:...
That's gorgeous, where can I get one?
PS My profile pic show a similar test kit to yours, in the process of removing a sample from the tank...
Clown loaches would grow much too big for this tank.
Dwarf puffers would eat the snails, but they don't usually eat flake (for once the snails...
Apologies if this has been posted before, but http://www.tropica.com has had a complete facelift.
Worth a look if you haven't seen it yet.
Temperature requirements on Tropica.com are 20 - 30 degrees C. I'm sure it will be fine in a tank inside a heated house.
Looks fantastic! Please post updated pics when the plants have settled in a bit.
For me it depends on what else I'm feeding. If I've got one dried food that's a bit out of date, but I'm feeding a mixture of foods over the week,...
Wow, it looks great!
Can I ask what the plant with the serrated leaves is in the middle photo on the previous post?
Lovely bit of DIY, Darrel!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
This article has an example of dosing for a 20 (us) gallon tank. Your tank is 30 US gallons, so just multiply all quantities by 1.5....
You'll definitely be able to pull it around - no need to start again.
By the way, when you say your rams are breeding, do you mean they are...
Did you find them underwater?
The internet seems to think this is a myth. But your precautionary recommendations are correct.
I change 50% either once or twice a week on my dwarf cichlid tanks (but they're all planted too).
Re: Vito's latest Rio 125 rescape
I just use water, and then dry it of COMPLETELY with a soft t shirt.
If you've got stubborn hard water stains...
I don't think I would even call the variations you're measuring "pH swings".
Assuming you really are using a testing method that is accurate to...
Gorgeous Dragon/Damsel flies (can never remember which is which!)!
I got my fish shop to make me an 18 x 15 x 15 inch tank (normal glass) and due to a cock up it came with braces - I cut them off two years ago,...
Too brilliant!! :lol:
One tip from me would also be to have a look at your chosen fish in a shop for a while after you've decided what you want, and before you buy...
Crinum. Crinum natans is the most controllable one, but has "hammered" leaves. Might not be the look you want.
Cryptocoryne crispatula var....
Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' [Planted 25/05/10]
Well, if it's doubled in size, why not cut it in half, and use half to replace the one you...
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Why don't you cover the tank with glass or cling film until you add water?
Probably depends more on the design of the reflector than the power of the lamp. Most high intensity lights claim to be able to illuminate...
Feed them ALL to your fish - if they can't eat them all tip the but out and lose the water - otherwise you'll have adult mosquitos coming out and...
Are you asking a question?
I'm not sure what you're saying AWB.
On page one of this discussion you say "Yeast will not be affected by pressure", and on page 2 you say " if...
I don't know. As far as I know, yeast isn't affected by pressure, and will continue to produce CO2 when the pressure increases as well as it did...
It's a very brave person who ever states "the tank is now complete"! Come back in a month's time, and let us know if the tank's...
No idea. I'd get a bag of normal sugar to use in the reactor. I'm sure yeast can't use sweetener as a food source, but if it it does it no harm,...
heheh - yeah, I'm sure there's a scientific article showing this - it's completely believable - NOT!!! :lol:
Well I never knew that! You lives and learns :D
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