Yep I used them for years, only switched to an inline diffuser so get more kit out of the tank. I was running a nano diffuser on my 250lt as well, so that one should be fine. I would suggest getting two so you can clean one whilst the other is in the tank (they are also very easy to break!)
Its a free country, buy from who you want to! :lol: But you do get what you pay for.
Tropica spend a lot of money looking for new plants and bring 5-6 (if not more) new plants to the hobby every year. Books take years to write and publish so will never be fully up-to-date on all the latest...
There is a convertor that goes from disposable to refillable cylinders (increasingly rare), but not the other way as far as I am aware.
Is this the kond of reg you mean?
http://www.toolbox.co.uk/sealey-gas-reg ... GoogleBase
I've not seen a 1kg FE before, so cant help.
You used to be able to get a convertor to go from disposable cylinders to Fe's, but its becoming much harder to find and Im not sure it anyone is making it now. If you can find one, then yes if you got the disposable system you could always upgrade...
FE's come in either 2kg size or 5kg size, neither of which is all that small. If you're tight for space it might be worth looking at the disposable set here which would happily work on a 30t tank.
1. What year was http://www.ukaps.org founded? - 2007
2. Whose original idea was it to start UKAPS? - Dan, George and Graeme
3. Which forum were we first hosted on before we had our own? - Tom Barr
4. Who were the original UKAPS Founders? There's four (not including the person's whose first idea...
You are right about the older JBL regs not fitting properly. From memory it was necessary to sand down the first few threads on the cylinder in order to get it to fit, I assume so that it fitted further into the reg connection. I've not dont it though but people used to say it...
Spot the chinese writing on the bottle ;) To be honest I dont know if that is bromo, it could well be, but as I say better to be safe and get proper bromo as getting the co2 levels wrong could kill all the live stock in yuor tank.
Yep :) you can even get it with the brom blue added already!
http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/ae-desi ... -2425.html
PS - given that you only need at the most 5ml to fill the DC and you probably dont need to change it more often the monthly get the 100ml bottle as it doesn't go off ;) so...
Oh right, fair enough, I wouldnt worry too much about the inside of the diffuser, I never bothered with it and never had a problem as far as I know. One tip, if you hook the diffuser up to the co2 and turn it up side down the co2 pressure forces out any water thats inside the diffuser, which...
The whole drop checker thing it easy, thats the beauty of it.
Add 4dKH water to the DC.
Add a few drops of brom blue.
Add to tank and wait for the colour to adjust
Blue = Co2 low
Green = Co2 correct
Yellow = Co2 high.
Your lights are on for quite a long time, I would cut back to 6-8hrs.
Upping the co2 if you are able might also help.
All this said I've struggled with HC of the years, I've managed a carpet a couple fof times, but more often than not I get exactly the same result as you - no grown and it...
LFS tend to use the hobby kits as well, so might be worth asking before you get them to do it, I see some are charing for it now as well.
Good idea to phone the water company if you've got a genuine concern though
I've had this happen, no apparent reason. Just one of those things. I doubt it'll be anything to do with the water param's. 80ppm NO3 isn't all that high really. I dare say mine is a hell of a lot higher!
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Looking great :) I've had the same problem with HC, and tried everything to sort it, but only managed a decent carpet a few times despite many, many attempts.
Agree with the better lens on an old body. I've got the D550 and am looking to get my first 'L' lens for better wildlife shots. Much better to upgrade the lens first and then the body. Lens' seem to hold their value better and for longer than bodies as well, so you could always resell a lens...
Again that reg doesn't come with a needle valve. The black dial on the side lets you control the pressure in the reg but that wont be fine enough to control the co2 rates you need going into the tank.
You can buy needle valves seperately from here, but its Asia so postage will take weeks...
None of those regs will work as Argon/co2 ones dont have the same thread size or shape. They also dont have a needle valve.
This would be ok and has a needle valve built-in and are uk based for fast delivery.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marine-Aquari ... 27c0cf5d11
There are two reasons...
I would be surprised if it created a whirlpool, so I dont think you need to worry there.
I'll add that I had a 1000 filter of theirs and it was great until I dropped the head from only about 10cm above the ground and it must have cracked it internally somewhere as it proceded to empty the tank...
Could you give us a code or reference that we could use when booking so that the hotel know we're from the show and give us the correct room rate accordingly? Would mean we could book it ourselves then.
JBL do a cone stand, or used to at least. I have also seen people use those water bottle holders you get for bikes, like this.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tedKingdom
PS - I dont know if that holder I've linked to would work, its just to show you what I mean :) you've have...
I was chatting to OllyNZ the other day about taking a car to Vivarium 2012 and figured I see if anyone else might be interested in sharing a lift? I was thinking I'd take our estate car so we'd have plenty of boot space for buying stuff! With me and Olly, that would leave room for one...
Enough said here I think. You get people who dont care about the health and welfare of their fish on any and every forum, thats just the way some people are. How people treat their fish is no reflection on this forum or indeed is it in anyway the result of what this forum promotes. If someone...
As mentioned, on a 350lt tank you'll soon be wanting refillable co2 cylinders, 600g aint gonna last very long!
The thread size on FE, pub cylidners, even the aquarium co2 cylidners is a stanadrad size so the regs and cylidners are interchangable. If it fits a pub cylinder it'll fit an FE and...
Given that many ppople just have the diffucer in the corner of the tank and get good diffusion anyway, I doubt you'll notice the difference between the various options.
You could also just push the end of the co2 tubing into the fitler intake and the bubbles would get sucked in that way...
How big is the cylinder you'd be using? If it were me I'd go with whichever is cheaper, as unless you're planning to use those tiny co2 cylinders, then a cylinder (600g and bigger) will last you yonks on a 25lt so you'll bearly notice the difference if one system is slightly better at diffusion...