I set up my brand new co2 system paid alot of money for the reg.I had it going nicely at a couple of bubbles a second to start with got home and the drop checker was yellow and the bubble counter was screaming i mean loads of bubbles a second why would this happen after i set it up nicely.The...
I have a redsea e 260 which im going to use as a planted tank,for now im only going to dose TMC liquid carbon.The lights i have are very powerful and i can set them up how i want.They are reef lights but the do have the red and green,purple and uv which i can use.Does anybody use this type of...
I've had planted tanks in the past and want to set up another.My only problem is my discus I really don't want the ammonia spike associated with soil substrates so I want to use straight nordic gravel.Would this work or can you suggest anything I can put under the gravel that won't cause bad...
Hello Merry Christmas. I have tesco cat litter in my tank and it's a very good medium but very light .what can I cap it off with.In the past I have used sand but sand always goes anaerobic in areas .
Final full tank shot:
Title:First attempt at a nano
Dimensions: 40d x 40w x 40h cm
CO2: Fe injection
Filtration: internal built in
Lights: stock aquaone and a ikea e27 led lamp
Photo Period: 7 hours
Substrate: Pond soil with Tesco kat little topped off with...
I have bought a hob filter for my nano at the moment i diffuse co2 with a small power head.Is there any reason i cant install power head in the hob and just carry on as im doing,my reason for this is to try keep things out of the tank
Hello.I after ideas for back ground plants for my nano tank ideally something with a bit of colour.it's high light injected co2.something sturdy I mean something I can trim without worrying about it going everywhere like cabomba.
This morning popped to local Swedish store and bought a lamp and bulb for my nano tank
This bulb was the only one i could find with the highest colour spectrum.It is...
Lidl are selling security lights at the moment led 20 watts with a censor and 6500k is there any reason I can't remove censor and use the light over my nano .
There called livarno lux .I don't know how to copy and paste on my phone haha
I love the look of this tank and would like to try do something like it in a nano can you id the plants for me.I believe one of them is a small species of java fern.
Hello Folks I have bought a 23 watt 6500k cfl spotlight to replace the 2 24 watt bulbs on my boyu 550 aquarium I have wired up the cfl and even though it is supposed to be the same as an 100 watt bulb it doesn't seem as bright as my original bulbs.am I worrying about nothing
hello folks i have an old aquamedic reg it doesnt have enough pressure to use a diffuser can i use it with a co2 ladder or should i just buy a new reg,if yes do you have any recommendations for a decent cheapy one please
I have a planted fluval flora nano tank,because i will be doing 50% water changes every week and cant pre heat the water i was thinking about White Cloud Minnows.The filter is an ehiem ecco pro 300.Would i be ok to keep them in such a small tank.If not do you know of any shrimp that will live in...
Hello folks i started cycling my aquarium about a month ago and it is taking ages to cycle,i still have a small trace of nitrite and the ammonia is going through the roof any idea on how long this is going to take.The tank is a fluval roma 125 and the filter is a eheim 2229 wet and dry filter,I...
Hello Folks,i have a fluval roma 150 with crypts anubias and a couple of amazon swords.At the moment i am using Easy Profito 3 ml every other day and 2 ml easy carbo every day.The tank has 36 watt daylight tubes over it on for 8 hrs a day.I was using TPN but was having algae issues.Do i need co2...
Hello folks i have just bought a fluval flora,would it be possible to grow a single Echinodorus 'Rubin in it.If this plant would get to large could you recommend a amazon sword that doesnt get to big.Also would the 11 watt light be enough to grow a sword plant.I wouldnt be using co2 or if i did...
Hello folks i am using and Ehiem 2229 filter on my 150 litre tank.Firstly are wet and dry filters a no no even if i am not using co2 and does anybody no if i can mod my filter so it will operate as a normal filter.
Hello folks i have a 30 gallon aquarium which only has anubias in the tank.The tank has only 1 watt per gallon lighting and is filtered by an Ehiem 2229 external filter.Would you use ferts for the anubias and if yes what type.I have kept high light c02 planted tanks but at the moment just want a...
Yesterday i was changing the water and i could not believe the amount of rubbish was collecting at the bottom of the stem plants.The plants look great from about half way up the plant but from there and down to the substrate it was just rubbish,old leaves and general rubbish no wonder some...
Could you please recommend me a external filter for my 20 gallon planted aqaurium.I have a eheim 130 and 2213 on it already.Do i have enough filtration or would one big filterb be a better option.
Hello folks,My aquarium has only been set up a month.It is an 18x12x12.I use the EI fert method.It has an ehiem ecco 130 plus an eheim 2213 external filters with pressurised co2.The lights were 3 8 watt t5 growlux bulbs.(which i believe is causing my algae prob?)Today i bought one of...
I have a 10 gallon planted aqaurium.At the moment it has a pair of Apistogramma cacatuoides and 6 Pygmy Corys.It is filtered with an ehiem ecco 130 and today i have added a eheim 2213.Could i go over the top with stocking levels.
Cheers mick :D
I have a 10 gallon tank with 3 8 watt t 5 bulbs over it.
my reading are.
I have presurised co2 which is fed straight into a eheim ecco 130 filter.My java fern is pearling under the leaves but the drop checker stays the same colour dark green all the time.I do have a very...
Hello folks i have bought a eheim ecco 130 for my 10 gallon tank.I can turn the flow down with the taps.Does turning the flow down harm the filter.At the moment i dont have any fish in the tank but i want to add fish can you recommend some small fish that would enjoy a fast flowing tank.
Hello folks i want to do away with the power filter that came with my fluval edge and go for an external filter.Would a eheim ecco 130 be ok or would the flow be to much.Also if i had this filter would it then be possible to put a shoal of small fish in the tank.
Kind regards Mick
Hello folks,i have my tank and my dry ferts just waiting on my boyu overtank luminaire which will have 3x 8 watt tubes.I will be getting a presurised co2 system.
I do love cryts so would like some in my tank but also would love some colour.eventually i will be keeping some endlers in the tank.I...
Hello folks.can i have some ideas on fish for my fluval edge tropical planted tank.Firstly i realise its very small.I was considering a siamese fighter but have been put of because the edge has only i six inch hole in the top of the tank.Any suggestions appreiciated.
Hello folks.I have just worked out fert dosage using the aquarium nutrient calculator.
Firstly what are the ferts i need to order where can i buy a measuring spoon and the ferts.The tank is six gallon.
Hello folks.Can someone tell me how i work out how much ferts i will use on a six gallon tank with co2 and about 3 watts per gallon.A few years ago i ordered the powders of the net but now cant remember where from :oops:
kind regards mick
Hello folks,I would like to buy a nano tank that comes with enough lighting for most plants.I have looked at the dennerle 30i or was thinking about the arcadia arc 35l with 2 11 watt arc lights.what do you think.Also is it possible to keep a planted nano without c02.Could i use flourish excel...
Hello folks i seem to be having a little bit of trouble with green spot algae.my tank is 300ltrs and has an ehiem 2080 plus juwel jumbo filter the lights are 216 watts and are on for 9 hours a day my fert regime is this
3X per week 1 teaspoon KNO3
3X per week 1/4 teaspoon KH2PO4
1X per week (on...
Here are some more pics of my planted.could you give me some tips on how to emprove It.the one problem i have if you look at the full length picture you will see some mopani wood in the top left which i have drilled a hole in and put the return filter pipe behind,it is hard to put anything in...
Hello folks have read loads about EI but still dont have a clue.could someone tell me if i was to order ferts this week what i would need to order.There seem to be so many different types surely i dont need all of them.my tank is 300 litres with pressurized co2 and 216 watts of light
Hello folks my first post i think.im having problems with algae in my planted discus tank.my aquariumis a juwel 300.It has 4 54 watt nature bulbs on it.it also has pressurised c02 at 2 bubbles a second,i change 25% twice every week with hma water.I have only recently started adding ferts which...