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  1. Vito

    small custom tank needed

    Hi guys anyone know where I can get a small tank built, I need it 40cm long by 30cm deep and 20cm high. cheap as possible nothing fancy....
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    Electric toothbrush..... Are the fully submergable?

    Hey guys I want to get an electric toothbrush to clean the rocks as I am fed up of using a manual one, can I fully submerge the electric ones in water? I'm looking to buy one from tesco as I can get an oral B one for under £20
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    After regeneration my purigen bag is still brown...

    Hi guys, I wanted a little direction here. So last night I attempted to regenerate purigen using plain old unscented household thick bleach (Demestos) 1:1 as recommended by the Seachem website, how ever none of the brown stains have disappeared yet, I know its been about 12 hours and I would...
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    How much purges can "the bag" hold?

    Hi guys, as the title of this subject says, how much purigen can "the bag" hold? I have 200ml worth
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    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    Hey guys, So I treated myself to a 90cm setup from NA through FreshWaterShrimp, I bought the Tank, Cabinet, lights and light arm from them. The tank glass quality is awesome but I am a high clarity glass virgin so please forgive my overjoy as I have only had a Juwel Rio 125 to compare it to :)...
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    New hardscape for new tank...

    Hey guys, took delivery of some stuff from TGM, and included was a box of Seiryu, I already had another box bought from a member here a few weeks ago and whilst im waiting for the tank to come from NA/FreshWaterShrimp I thought I would attempt to create a hardscape, at first I was a bit baffled...
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    Large Seiryu Stone...

    Hello UKAPS members, I am in search of some big pieces of seiryu, I have some lovely small & medium pieces but I need some nice large main stones, something to span about 25-35 cm, if you could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks
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    Could someone tell me how height to hang my light unit? Please

    Hello, I am looking to purchase a tank from Natural Aquario and I am getting the lights and stand from them too, I would have liked to buy an ADA Grand Solar I but at £995 its a complete rip off. I was hoping that NA did an equivalent as their design (from what I see in recent pictures) is as...
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    Looking for good quality ADA style cabinets...???

    Hi guys, I am looking for a supplier of a ADA style cabinets, I was going to buy the 90cm Do!Aqua one but TGM have told me ADA have discontinued the range and I much prefer the colour and price of the Do!Aqua models. Anyone had experience with the TGM Minimal Obelisk Aquarium Cabinet as it seems...
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    been growing this on my window for a good while now...

    hey guys, been a bit bored today so I thought I would snap up a bit of HC I recover from my previous tank which I left on my window sill to grow and eventually use for my next project. I would say this has been growing at least 6 months, as you can see from the pics there is yellow...
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    NA ADA Tank filtration...

    Hey guys, I was flicking through some pics of the ADA Gallery and I noticed most of the tanks including the big ones are running on a single inlet and outlet which would appear they are running on a single filter which baffles me as rule of thumb is 10 x turnover and the biggest of their Jet...
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    Advice on buy a lense for a present....

    Hey guys, I know there is many photography enthusiasts here so I though before I took the plunge I would seek some advice, my brother has been bugging me for a lense this cristmas he currently has a Cannon EOS 550D which he got in April, he shoots alot of people and tries to take close shot but...
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    eheim 2028 and TTex1200 is this enough flow for 120x45x45?

    hi guys looking to purchase a 2028 pro II to go along side my TTEX1200 in a 120x45x45, firstly is is enought flow, secondly is this particular filter any good eheim a good filter and thirdly anyone know the dimentions i want to make sure it can fit into a cabinet.
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    Opti White tank Supplier comparasons....

    Hey everyone, Im shopping for an opti white not sure if im going for a 120x45x45 or a 90x45x45, while searching lastnight I did find that Aquaessentials seem to supply the cheapest in their british build, am I right in assuming their finaish i.e silacone, glass quality and craftmenship isnt as...
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    ADA Range of lillys whats the difference?

    Hey guys I'm looking to splash out no a new setup and I going to get all the ADA gear including pipes, I see they now have the do Aqua range and Im confused as its aimed at the beginner, but I dont understand why, but it is much cheaper than the original ADA lillys so I am tempted, does it have...
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    Anyone know if Tetra Pond Aquasafe goes off??

    Hey guys I swiched to the pond version a good year ago because it lasts a hell of alot longer than the one made for aquariums, I was a little concerned as it kinda smells like its gone off. I cant find an expiry date so I was wondering what you guys think?
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    Vito's latest Rio 125 rescape Christmas Update

    Hey guys, Yet another attempt to to plant this tank, fingers crossed all goes to plan. Well just some specs before any pics I am using some old ADA AS from my previous scapes and I placed 40 or so TPN capsuels evenly to give the substrate some life. I have upgraded the lighting to 4 x 39W T5...
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    How long do you keep usng your ADA Aquasoil...

    Hey guys, Just general conversation, I was wondering to myself today knowing that ADA AS has a sort of useage time limit on it before the nutrients are exhaused and I just think we pay a considerable ammount for the stuff and I am not about to throw it away. I have used it twice and I am going...
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    I want to upgrade my Rio 125 from T8's to T5's, Heat Risk?

    Hey guys, my tank is really looking lame and as much as I want a nice Luminaire I just dont think it will look right on my tank as its not rimless, I do like the concealed light in the hood/top section of the juwel tanks, so I was thinking to buy either an Arcadia I bar thing, or some twin T5...
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    Advice on upgrading Juwel Rio 125 lighting...

    ok guys well unfortunately the arcadia luminare I orderd from charterhouse aquatics fell through and that model is discontinued now. In an ideal wold I wanted lighting to span the entire length of the tank so the growth on the sides would be as good as the center but the prices for the...
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    Just orderd Arcadia Luminaire32"4xt5 for£129new ingonre now

    Hey everyone, I currently am using the original T8 light bar plus two additional T8's on a controller which fits all nicely into the hood, the center of the tank's growth is fine but the side are very poor, I have good circulation and plenty of CO2 but the HC only flourishes in the center and...
  22. Vito

    Hey guys what the best dry power trace I can get?

    Hey everyone I am currently using trace from gardens direct and my kn03 and kh2po4 is from there also i believe, I have quite alot of trace left but I think i need to replace it as im not getting the results in my tank, im growing HC only in the tank and the emmersed growth was great but now...
  23. Vito

    T8 Blublbs, When and what to chage them for...

    Hey everyone, I have had a unanswered question in the back of my mind no about light bulbs, I have been running the same bulbs for about a year and they don't seem to end, I am using 3 x Arcadia freshwater & 1 x Zoo Media Ultra sun, what the normal life expectancy of them and do I need to...
  24. Vito

    Dosing EI dry with daily water changes...

    hey guys I have just filled my tank and I was after some advice on the doing as I am going to be changing the water (50%) every day for the first 2-3 weeks I want to know when to dose, I am assuming after the W/C and as I get in from work mid through the "lights on" period and the water change...
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    Parasite... uninvited guest in tank... can anyone identify?

    Hey everyone, back from my trip to thailand and found in my shrimp tank some little critters in the tank, I have tried to find a pic online but have had no luck so I turn to where I know I can get some decent advice, basicly they are the size of a small pin head, round/oval shaped with a...
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    Rio 125 Rock & HC scape

    Hello everyone, I am starting a new setup and I thought it was time to start sharing it with you. Firstly the specification: Tank - Juwel Rio 125 Lighting - 4 x T8 tubes Filtration - Tetratec EX1200 CO2 - Fire extinguisher with dual gauge reg and solenoid/Ceramic glass diffuser. Substrate -...
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    Is my heater safe?

    Hey guys I recently bought a cheap tank for me shrimps to breed in and I have a spare juwel heater is it ok to just but the heater in there or do I need to buy some sot of cover for it so the shrimp dont touch, I dont know because I have only ever used external heaters.
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    submersible pump, where to buy?

    Hey guys, I need to temporarily home my shrimp in a seperate tank/container and im going to make a DIY filter much like this one http://www.petfrd.com/forum/articles.php?action=viewarticle&artid=87&page=1, I think I might go for the more powerful 250lph pump but I can seem to find an online...
  29. Vito

    Need some advice on keeping substrates seperate...

    Hey everyone, I am currently planning a new scape on my rio125 and I want to go for a fine gravel forground and a built up hill of ADA amazonia, I have been searching the web to try and find some good techniques to keeping the substrate from mixing and also the intial set-up but have had no...
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    Advice chosing a Moss...

    Hey everyone, my next scape is going to have some moss and I want to attach it to rocks, I want a tight/compact look as if a fin layer of lush green on a rock I have no Idea which to chose seems like there is an endless list, I will be using alot of co2 so it has to be able to cope with high...
  31. Vito

    botia striata, aggressive or playful?

    Hey everyone, my very shy Boita Striata has come out of hiding at last, probably because I feed frozen foods daily now... anyway he is the only one of his kind in there due two the other one dying, I do have 3 Pakistani Loach in there which he is forever chasing and I also see him chasing my...
  32. Vito

    Help me sex my Ram's :) PICS ADDDED!

    Hey guys, I have always wanted a pair of dwarf cichlids and I've always been a fan of the ram's but never felt I was experienced enough to keep them but being in the hobby just over a year I thought I was ready. So I went to my LFS today and bought a pair. I asked the guy for a male and female...
  33. Vito

    Anyone aerate their tank when lights go out??

    I've read many aritcles on co2 and that how much plants need in in our aquariums etc, but I dont hear much about aerating the aquarium during lights out, I know when the plants are in the dark they need oxygen and I have a really cheap pump connected to mine to keep the fish going otherwise the...
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    Double co2.... double dose???

    Hey guys I've recently upped the Co2 from 2bps to Aprox 4-5bps (the DC is glowing yellow, fish are perfectly fine) I was dosing: 80-150 litres 1/4 tsp KNO3 1/16 tsp KH2PO4 1/16 tsp traces But now dose: 150-225 litres 1/2 tsp KNO3 1/8 tsp KH2PO4 1/8 tsp traces I thought this was the right thing...
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    Advice on a camera...

    I have been advised by a guy who works with me that a Nikon D60 would be a suitable choice for a beginners SLR camera. My requirements are simple I want to photograph my tank and I would like to be able to get close up shots and stuff, im sure in the future ill be snapping pics of everything but...
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    "Monster growth"...

    Hey guys, just been browsing some of the journals and I noticed the dates of pics and growth rates are phenomenal. I was under the impression my setup was pretty high-tech but I my HC doesn't seem to be sending shoots and also seems to be vanishing... My setup is a Juwel Rio 125. Substrate...
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    Could someone advise me on discus...?

    Hey everyone, I would like to keep a single or maybe a pair of discus but im not so sure if my setup is even suitable for them at all, and im am inexperianced with them so I would appriciate some friendly advice when its comes to these expensive fish... I have a rio 125 - Is it big enough? I...
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    Eleocharis Vivipara & Dwarf hairgrass going yellow/brown...

    Hey everyone, I recently moved house and and completly replanted. I have had Eleocharis Vivipara & hairgrss in there for nearly 2 months now and when I first added it it was so nice and green now its more like yellow and some brown bits. I just added about 6 Blyxa stems this afternoon because I...
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    Treating White spot....

    Hey guys, I have recently introduced some green neons and I have noticed some white spots on them which I belive to be white spot, could anyone tell me the medication or most effective way to remove it before it kills my little guys... Vito.
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    Unhealthy Fish....

    Hey peeps, I need some advice I have 8 Red eye tetras in my tanks and I've only just noticed a day or so ago that one seems to be missing the better half of its top lip, with white flesh-skin revealing, hope that makes sense. is this a symptom of some form of disease. if so what sort of...
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    Which of my fish is likley to be eating my plants and why?

    Hey guys, I have come across a bit of an irritating problem, I seem to have chunks bitten out of many of my glosso leaves, In my tank I have 4 ottos, 2 zebra loach and 6 Red eye tetra, I feed flake food one a day... 6pm ish, and I feed a slice of cucumber for 2 days and then a gap day for the...
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    Recomendations on snail munching fish??

    Hey guy's, I have an abundance of snails at the moment that I try removing manually but they never seem to go, I've read the most effective way is to get a snail eating fish, I have a Rio 125 and I would like one that doesn't munch my plants and stays small any recomendations? Vito
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    Feeding otto's

    Hey guys im stuggling when it comes to feeding my otto's I have lost one and it seems I am loosing another, they go all limp before they die, Im sure its down to feeding because I dont see fat round bellys, I have tried algae waffers, blanched cucumber, blanched cabitch... they dont seem to be...
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    Vito's first planted tank - Juwel Rio 125 (NEW PICS July 09)

    Hey guys, I have finally begun to setup my very first aquarium and its going to be a planted one :D. Its been a lengthy process to get here but it all started when my fiance and I were given a gold fish as a pet, back then I always thought goldfish+bowl+water = happy fish, little did I know...
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    Some questions on Dwarf Hairgrass....

    Hey guys I got some Hair grass at the back of my tank, I don't know if its normal or not but I always thought Hair grass would be straight, in some places mine seems to slightly curl or be a bit wavy.. i don't know if this is normal also some "stems" are lighter green than others... is all this...
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    How long shall I have the Co2 running for?

    what time period should i keep the co2 on? At the moment lights are on for 8.5 hours, co2 comes on 30 mins before lights on and 20 mins before lights off.... Lights on 3PM - off 11:50PM Juwel Rio 125 Dosing Dry ferts.... if someone could steer me in the right direction, that would be...
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    Can some one help with my Drop Checker....?

    I set my tank today, the drop checker has been in there for over 5 hours now, but it seems to stay orange... I have a rhinox 2000 difuser placed under my inlet, I baught my drop checker from Aquatic Magic on ebay and it came with a small bit of solution, could some one shed some light please...
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    ADA Aquasoil Amazonia, how much depth?

    Im currently setting up my Juwel rio 125 with ADA AS and Order two 9l bags and one 3l because its better to have more than need moor any way I have been trying to set up the hardscape today and I am pleased with it but i only used one 9l bag and half of the other, so I still have a fair bit...
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    Hey guys, can I have your opinions on this equipment???

    hey guys, Im in the buying stages of my quipment, could you please share your thoughts on my CO2 equipment, if its worth it or not, or what you'ed recomend, so simular money... Pressurised CO2 system from this company http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130225204805 Just want...
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    Can some one suggest bes possible option for me please....

    Hey guys im currently in the process of odring all my stuff to get ready to set up my rio 125, I am only going to use 3 maybe 4 species of plant, Dwarf Hairgrass, either HC or glosso, and some ricca sttached to slate or something to weigh it down, Im trying to go for a kind of iwagumi look, and...
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    Hey all, can some one help me with lighting on my Rio 125...

    I have a rio 125 with the T8 Juwel I-Bar and I want to achieve the 2WPG+. I want the lighting to be concealed under the flaps, I've seen some people buy the the ballasts with a control attached to it, so effectively I would probably go for a twin ballast but I've come across a few brands and...
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