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    Algae ID please

    Thanks mate! Im quite new to keeping plants in a big way, iv got my flow, lighting and co2 all sorted, so i think im gonna have to start dosing properly now other wise i will continue getting algae problems as you know. Thanks for the help Darren.
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    Algae ID please

    ok Thanks for the reply. Well I dont think its my flow, i have 2 Koralia 1's and an ehiem filter in a 240ltr tank, so im roughly turning over 3,600ltrs and hour, Its not my filter maintenace because i regulaly check my filter and change my filter wool. So it must be the NO3, when you say...
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    Algae ID please

    Can someone please ID this algae and explain the reasons for it growing? lack of nutrients, co2, over feeding, etc. Thank you Darren.
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    solenoid and reg question.

    Any help here will be appreciated, just make double sure,in the link below is a solenoid which can be used(with a plug adapter)in this country. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-Nachtabschalt ... m153.l1262 And it will fit this reg below. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-Doppelmanomet ... m153.l1262 has...
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    Is Plant nutrition+ enough?

    Thanks for the advice john, I already have the uv unit, i used to use it on a malawi tank i had which was quite highly stocked, so iv just always used it since, but i guess it will slow down my flow rate from the external filter, so i might disconnect it. whats the best way to check for Co2...
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    Is Plant nutrition+ enough?

    oh right, ok. thanks for that. Would a uv sterilizer effect nutriants in the water? Thanks Darren
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    EI daily methods or PMDD + PO4

    Hello Is the dosing calculator still on file factory? i cant seem to download it. cheers Darren
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    Is Plant nutrition+ enough?

    Hello. When you first get into planted aquariums you assume that if you buy a Liquid plant fertilizer it should be enough for your plants, After reading the "Estimative Index" it mentions Nitrate, Potassium, phosphate, magnesium and iron. When i looked to see what Plant nutrition+ contains...
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    EI method

    Tahnks for that, Its a long artical! cant wait to read it in full. cheers Darren
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    Pearl

    cheers for the help guys.
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    EI method

    What does the "EI method" of dosing mean? cheers Darren p.s. I think someone should right a list of all the termonology and what it means and pin it somewhere, it would make things a lot easier for all us who are to this. cheers again.
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    Pearl

    I thought it was that, im glad its a good sign because my plants are starting to do it, should it happen all day or just towards the end?
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    Pearl

    what does this word mean? Iv seen it used in relation to aquatic plants on quite a few threads, and just wondered what it meant Cheers Darren
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    Increase in algae, advise needed.

    Thanks for the help so far, Come to think of it, the algae has increased since i added 2 spray bars to my filter outlet which has decreased the flow around my tank, im gonna switch it back to 1 spray bar. Iv never heard of koralias before but i see people rave about them, im guessing they are...
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    Increase in algae, advise needed.

    I was thinking this to, but one concern is that i will be keeping discus and i didnt want a strong current.
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    Increase in algae, advise needed.

    The next steps i plan to take with my set up is to add a co2 system and also to up grade my filter to get a higher flow rate.
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    Increase in algae, advise needed.

    Hello all You guys have probably seen this kind of question a million times, but i would like some advise please, I have a juwel rio 240, i did have the standard T8's but just up graded to the high lite T5's(2x54w). since adding the T5's i noticed a sudden increase in algae growth, mainly hair...
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    external filter help

    This might be halpfull, not your exact filter but it will give you an idea, The rubber washers go on the thread where the taps connect to your filter. you connect the spray bars using a section of the rubber hose supplied, just cut a small section off. I dont think you need to use all the...
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    Jewel T5 high-lite.

    Whats the difference between J5 and T5? Do thay juat call them J5 because they are T5s that fit the juwel High-lite range?
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    t5 or t8

    Glenn, The T8s come as standard on the jewel aqariums, It should say on the bulbs. And I don't think the T5 bulbs will fit T8 units and visa versa. Thanks Darren
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    Jewel T5 high-lite.

    Hello. Thinking about upgrading my T8 lighting unit for my jewel rio 240 to the new T5 high-lite units, im gonna be keeping discus. They dont sell a bulb especially for plants so i was wondering which buld is the best for aquatics plants, ill purchase a day bulb and one other, but im not sure...
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    The best place to purchase aquatic plants on-line?

    I used the green machine for the Hemianthus callitrichoides, Pogostemon helferi and the Staurogyne sp. And plants alive for the Blyxa japonica. The Pogostemon helferi turned up today seperatly from the green machine. Again i was impressed by the quality of the plants from both companys, i...
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    The best place to purchase aquatic plants on-line?

    thanks for the help, most of my plants turned up and they are good quality. Anyone know where i can get Pogostemon helferi? Its a no go with the green machine and aquatic essentials on that one. Thanks Darren.
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    The best place to purchase aquatic plants on-line?

    Thought you would probably suggest them, Thanks for the help. Darren.
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    The best place to purchase aquatic plants on-line?

    Hello everyone, Just about to start a new planted tank, where is the best place to buy plants on-line?? This is what i want to buy. Hemianthus callitrichoides Pogostemon helferi Staurogyne sp. Blyxa japonica Cheers Darren
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