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  1. Westyggx

    Chihiros ac/dc adapter

    Ok this is strange.. so i decided to try the other ac adapter the original one, if i twist the output slightly in a specific way the light comes on and works as required. It has to be manipulated a certain way for it to get any power. this does not explain why my new one off amazon does not work...
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    Chihiros ac/dc adapter

    Thanks for this, i've just tried it and unfortuently it does not work. It works with the controller, but the light does not come on. My guess is the light has broken, this is now my 3rd Chihiros 901.... anyone else having similar problems?
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    Chihiros ac/dc adapter

    Thanks mate apreciate it!
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    Chihiros ac/dc adapter

    Hi, my ac/dc adapter has started playing up. Can anyone please point me in the right direction to get a 3rd party replacement from the uk? It says INPUT AC100 - 240v 2.5A 50-60hZ Output 24v 5a Crap with this sort of thing! Cheers
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    Inlet Surface Skimmer from Hinterfeld - Flow Reduction?

    I stopped using mine as it would regulary take too much air into the filter and then in turn it would suck the flowpipe downwards causingit to stick underwater! Several poor fish got sucked in!
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    What exactly causes BBA? Part 2 - Bacterial imbalance

    I've had a long battle with bad BBA outbreak i left un-attended for some time, im finally beating it by spot dosing, filter maintenance more regular and two SAE's. I'm now keeping it at bay!
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    CO2 Refills...

    Does anyone know any places in Manchester that would be open tomorrow? The one mentioned co2refills is closed, there must be more somewhere? Thanks,
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    tiger barbs

    Second that , i have two tigers and after a week there were no more amano shrimp. I can only guess they ate them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Browning plants with no growth

    Hi, The water temp is 23c, yes i bought them off Hogan from the forum. The BBA has been in the tank for years, in a low tech environment. I'll crank up the co2 a bit more and see where we get to. Thanks,
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    Browning plants with no growth

    Thanks Luke, my phosphates are coming out as 1.8 which is really high to be fair.
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    Browning plants with no growth

    Hi all, After a lengthy spell away from the hobby I recently bought the necessary equipment to start a planted tank again. I'm having a bit of an issue with BBA, which I'm spot dosing daily and just purchased two SAE. But my main issue is the plants I have are not thriving, they are browning...
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    Hello from Manchester

    Welcome from a fellow Manc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Regulator solenoid stoppped working

    Hi, my Co2 art reg has just done the same. The lights on but nothing coming out :( Any advise? I have emailed them but wont get a reply until sometime tomorrow. thanks,
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    Filter bacteria life if filter stops.

    Would like to know this myself as I came home today to my filter not working [emoji35] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    LEDs for 90x60x45(h)

    I've got a brand new chihiros a series 90 cm you can have for what I bought it for. Pm me if interested Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Betta sick?

    He's still alive and well, to be honest his fins were like that when I bought him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Aqua oak 200l first scape

    No photos working! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hello everyone!

    Welcome Tom!
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    Going High-Tech

    Thanks, not really planning to re do the substrate so I will see how things go with lighting and co2 at a gradual rate! Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    First foray into planted tanks...

    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Welcome goncalo, looking forward to seeing your tanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Goodbye reef and hello again my photosynthetic friends

    Welcome welshwizard love the marine tank there! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Windswept Eternity

    Looks awesome that. How did the new carpet go? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Simple nature aquarium - 36x22x26

    Awesome scape, lovley transformation!
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    Betta sick?

    It's actually acting very normal, feeding and swimming fine. However I've bought some interpet anti fungus and fin rot which I will dose tonight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Betta sick?

    Hi, does anyone know if my betta fish has a fungal infection or something else? Pics attached from both sides. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Going High-Tech

    Hi All, After a long absence in the hobby i am making a come back to high tech, i have kept my tank low tech with minimal plants but i miss the lush greens and moss growth. Couple of questions. 1) What's the best approach from going low tech to high, especially as i have fauna in the tank...
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    Cleaning redmoor for re-use?

    I jet washed mine 3-4 weeks ago, looked like i removed the algae but it came back just as quick.
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    [ Tranquility ] NA 120x50x55 High tech

    Loving all the tech! Scape looks sweet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    growbeam tiles

    I live in Urmston, do you?
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    How many Amano Shrimp?

    Cheers, got any links to wholesale places?
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    How many Amano Shrimp?

    Where can you get them in those numbers for a decent price?
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    Low Tech Re-Scape

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    Low Tech Re-Scape

    Thanks tim, not sure on the spec of the LED to be honest as ive binned the box. I need some plants to fill out my tank as per the below, ill take a look at your suggestions. Many thanks
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    Low Tech Re-Scape

    Sorry,maybe my post confused you but im looking for plant suggestions in a low tech.
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    Low Tech Re-Scape

    Hi all, been some time since i was last here, im looking to rescape my tank but having no high tech gear anymore i need suggestions for plants suitable with no co2 and no high light (standard LED only) Cheers Westy
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    Arcadia 30w led issues?

    hi, Has anyone encountered any issues with these lights? I've had two now which have both failed after a couple of months. Last one was replaced but now this new ones gone.. Looking at the led glass casing it almost looks as tho it's cracked near the screws that hold the led glass casing in...
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    Clear dropchecker

    Yes, i bought it from Co2 art. It says it specifically needed 4dKH water (which i had from APF for some time)
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    Clear dropchecker

    It goes clear after a couple of hours, then goes light faint blue in the morn
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    Clear dropchecker

    Hi all, Just started using a dropchecker again, 3ml 4dkh and 5 drops of brohythmol blue and the drop checker is clear? Any ideas? Thanks,
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    1st comute of the year

    Just got rid of my car today (voluntary terminated the contract), so looking forward to saving some dosh. Been riding to work on average 3-4 days a week since summer.
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    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Feel your pain Ian, I stopped dosing for a few weeks. Staurgyne carpet died off and I guess it caused an algae bloom, had bba ever since and I'm now fighting to get rid of it!
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    Staurogyne Repens care?

    After a few weeks, cut the long stems and replant them into the substrate. The more you cut, the more it will grow sideways and create a tight carpet.
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    1300 litre chocolate lake

    Just spend the afternoon at Alastair's, the pictures on the journal don't do the tank justice. Its absolutely huge, i couldn't believe it when i walked in the back room its like one of Amanos massive tanks. Everything in the tank is perfect, wood placement, rocks you name it. Its probably the...
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    Staurogyne or Glossostigma?

    i would choose S Repens any day over Glosso, it looks so lush when a proper carpet is grown with it.easier to maintain and it doesnt uproot easily.
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    Dramas / TV Series Worth Watching?

    True Blood, Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad.
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    Best external for a 60cm x 45cm x 30cm Signature

    Have you tried it without the media in the see what the flow is like
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    Best value brine shrimp

    Non of the pages work for me except the home page.
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    over the rim drop-checker

    Theres one on Aquarium Plant Food.
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    Eheim Skim 350 + initial report

    Does anyone know where to get the suction cups for these devices? Mine keep coming unstuck from the glass! Cheers
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    surface film

    Not sure on dimensions but it's not big. I don't use ADA so can't comment. It's apparently down to poor plant health but my plants have been fine for the last year, so I don't think it's that. Could just be a build up of nutrients, co2 and anything else.
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    surface film

    EHEIM skim350 Best thing i have ever bought for my tank :)
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    I saw it a few months ago and won't go to a seaworld or swim with dolphins etc ever again!
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    Roots to Success

    yes in line diffuser
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    Roots to Success

    Its worth trying, i would also ensure your co2 is getting to the plant level.
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    Roots to Success

    Sometimes 7 mate if the plants are lucky haha
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    Roots to Success

    I actually stopped dosing on purpose as I didn't notice any difference in plant health for about 3-4 weeks. But I didn't know the roots were being damaged because of this, I dose 6 squirts of macro and micro on alternate days bar 1 day prior to water changing day. I used to use dry ferts but...
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    Roots to Success

    No, leaves started to go first and float to the top. The roots started to die by the looks of it. Tropica premium ferts
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    Hi from Ukraine

    Welcome mate, awesome scapes!
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    is it weird to actually like some algae?

    I have some of this growing on my wood and it looks great. Only issue is it's also growing on some granuals of gravel aswell.
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    Roots to Success

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    Roots to Success

    Cheers Nath, no growth was great but I stopped dosing my ferts stupidly and lost 90% of the staurgyne repens so it's just recovered now! The java fern grows like wild fire I have to cut once a month.
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    Roots to Success

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    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    Looking forward to a few cuttings of that pal! Love the babies!
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    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    Is my female still around mate and is she preggars?
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    Where to buy a 120x45x45 optiwhite tank.

    Bought mine from posidons palace, google them.
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    Roots to Success

    Hi planty, not sure mate I've never really had much trouble growing this plant. It's like a weed in my tank!
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    Where to buy otos

    Rare aquatics have loads in stock at 90p each, they deliver too.
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    Hi from Nottingham!

    Hi welcome to UKAPS!
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    Ehiem micro skimmer 350 review.

    Its the best piece of equipment i think i've bought for my tank :)
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    Roots to Success

    Thanks Tim, I know it grows like wild fire in my tank. Must thin it out over the next few weeks.
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    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    awesome mate! shame half the pics dont load though not sure if flkr is down or your links have broke?
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    Roots to Success

    Cheers pal, no i took it off and placed it ontop for emersed growth. It was getting a bit out of control on the end of the root! Gonna check your journal now!
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    Roots to Success

    5 x cory gold laser, 4 x otto 1 x albino cory. That's it.
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    Roots to Success

    Cheers Ian, Java needs thinning out a bit but im happy overall. Replaced the glosso with a full carpet of Staurgyne Repens in the end, looks alot better. Cheers
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    Roots to Success

    Hi all not been active for some time. Here are some recent pics of my tank.
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    New computer.....iMac?

    Ah we'll I had existing peripherals mate so didn't need the monitor :) mines set up as a iMac without the apple monitor.
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    New computer.....iMac?

    Ady, I recently got the Mac Mini at Christmas on Finance i got the higher spec version, im so glad i made the change! I love it!
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    Roots to Success

    Thanks Dean, the plant is staurogyne repens.
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    Roots to Success

    Thanks Ian, still need to remove the frosted backing and replace with black. I think ill order a pot of S Repens now and get that planted up. Cheers
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    Roots to Success

    Chers mate, i still think the glosso looks out of place. Its started to spread onto the gravel now but that wasnt the initial intention, not sure what to replace it with though. Cheers
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    Breeding Amano / Yamato shrimp

    Can we have some pics of all your Amanos? :)
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    Roots to Success

    Couple of update pics, everything growing well not had any algae apart from GSA. Unfortunately the ebi gold has leaked into the gravel thanks to my corys, the substrate dividers have helped as much as they could!
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    Seneye Water Monitoring System

    I have Mac but use it on my Windows side of the machine.
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    Ehiem micro skimmer 350 review.

    Sorted mate cheers surface is clear as day!
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    Who watching the match tonight?

    Should have put a bet on Martin!
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    Ehiem micro skimmer 350 review.

    Ian did yours push loads of micro bubbles all round the tank?
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    Ehiem micro skimmer 350 review.

    Just ordered mine :)
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    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    What an absolute beast of a tank lol, cant wait to see it next week pal!
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    My Current Tank

    That hydrocotle is insane! looks great!
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    Tom's Bucket O' Mud - The End

    Where can't find this link?
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    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    Looking good mate, looks really good quality that set up i love that tile. How much if you dont mind me asking? Cheers
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    Roots to Success

    Think ill give it a little longer mate and see how it fairs. Just did a cut last night so hopefully get some more compact growth. In the meantime i got 2 of these lovley buggers :) Corydoras Gold Laser
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    Yes he has a full time job and does this on the side apperently.
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    Roots to Success

    Cheers Tim, I know good shot that isn't it there was one missing somewhere to make them complete! All 8!