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    Reusing ADA Aquasoil

    I plan on stripping down my 60cm and doing a new scape. Can I use the old aquasoil without any issues? Has anyone done this? Jake.
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    Holiday Time - Open Top tank?

    The plexiglas idea sounds best, Does it have to cover the entire top? by that i mean do i need to drill holes for the lilly pipe etc.
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    Holiday Time - Open Top tank?

    I'm going away soon for two weeks and as I have an open top tank I am a bit worried about the water level dropping. I was thinking about using cling film? or going to B&Q for some perspex to lay on top - would this help? Any holiday tips?? Jake.
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    What do you think of these?

    Did these lights arrive? any good? Jake.
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    Recommend an external for my 60l

    Yep EX1200 will be ordered by me in the next week or so :D
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    Recommend an external for my 60l

    Look here http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/tro ... tml?p=shop They have the 1200 for £76
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    Recommend an external for my 60l

    The 205 is sufficient for my 60L but I want more flow - see pic. I plan on tearing down and doing a new scape as lots of my HC has died off. Also I hate the valve setup on the Fluval, they are fixed and dont allow any adjustment in the direction of the pipework. I plan on buying a Tetratec 1200...
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    Recommend an external for my 60l

    The EX1200 has 15mm fittings, would it be ok to use a reducer on the Hydor?
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    Recommend an external for my 60l

    I currently have a Fluval 205 on my 30x30x36 60l opti tank. I want to replace it as it has been repaired once already. Can anyone recommend another suitable filter other than another Fluval? bear in mind I also use a Hydor 200W external heater [12mm fittings]. Tetratec ex700 any good? Jake.
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    Tips for pruning Rotala SP Green

    Really? didnt realise thanks.
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    Tips for pruning Rotala SP Green

    Perfect thanks, will give it a go.
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    Tips for pruning Rotala SP Green

    I need some advice getting my Rotala to grow more bush like, at the moment it looks a bit unsightly just long stems reaching to the top of the tank [60p]. Should I cut it low to promote outward growth??? whats the secret :D
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    Thankyou. Your avatar pic is actually what my cat does!! I keep finding hairs floating on the top :roll:
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    Intank diffuser - check the first pic right hand top corner.
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    60x30x36cm Opti-White 60L 4x25 T5 Arcadia Luminere with Osram 865 Daylight bulbs Fluval 205 external Hydor External heater D&D Pressurised Co2 P&M Glassware ADA Aqua soil amazonia Tropica plants Tropica plant nutrition+ 3ml a day Easycarbo 2ml a day for the first 4 weeks now 1ml a day. I use...
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    Thanks for the kind comments. I think to grow HC well you need a good combination high Co2 and turnover, ADA AS and TPN+ also help. From the start I used very high co2 and easy carbo + 50% wc every day for the first 2 weeks, I was amazed how quick this has filled out. I think with the right...
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    The only problem i have is that it grows so quick!!
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    Re: My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti Just over a month.
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    My First Planted Tank 60cm Opti - HC Carpet

    Thought I would show you my first attempt at a proper planted tank... Cheers. Jake.
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    ADA AS Amazonia = Yellow Water

    So with the Purigen Yellow water was non existent?
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    ADA AS Amazonia = Yellow Water

    I recently setup my new 60x30x35 opti with AS Amazonia, problem is the water is really yellow. I know this is normal but I have been doing 50% Wc's for the last 7 days and its still yellow.... :x Jake.
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    Replanting HC

    Prob a stupid question but... Is it possible to prune HC from one tank and plant in another without any issues? Cheers Jake.
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    Ceramic diffusor problems

    I use a big syringe to blast out any bleach before putting in the tank. So how often do people clean their diffuser discs?
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    Ceramic diffusor problems

    Perhaps I didnt make it clear in my original post :D
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    Ceramic diffusor problems

    in what?
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    Ceramic diffusor problems

    I have 3 Rhinox 1000 diffusors that I use with a D-D kit [on rotation], the problem is that after cleaning with bleach the diffusors seem to clog up after 2 days use? is this normal? After a soak in bleach they produce a lovely mist of fine bubbles but this only lasts 2 days max. Also the...
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    LED lighting over planted tank...

    How do they fit into the arcadia luminaire?
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    Removing Limescale from top of the tank

    Is it safe to use lemon juice on a tank with fish in? obviously during a water change when the water level is at its lowest.
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    Removing Limescale from top of the tank

    Or... http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1535 Jake.
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    Removing Limescale from top of the tank

    But doesnt that just scratch the glass? dont fancy scratching my opti tank!!
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    Removing Limescale from top of the tank

    I get a fair bit of limescale buildup around the top edge of my tanks at the waterline. Anybody got any tips on removing this? I read that vinegar works but not sure if thats safe to use with fish in the tank??
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    Intruder!

    I had one of these. Managed to catch it :D How do they get in the tank in the first place?
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