I wanted to get everyone's opinions on small night lights or back lights. I've had a few fish jump out recently and it's not great really so I want to try and stop them. Myself and my mrs either start work early am or finish work around midnight, so lights can go on after a long period...
Rescaped my 55l scapers tank recently, moved all the snails and shrimp to the 900. Started up this one as a bit of a test/chance to learn more about water, co2 and ferts etc.
The tank is being run on 100% rainwater and aiming to keep a tds of around 100ppm. I'll be trying a lean dosing...
The solenoid on my reg doesn't switch off when unplugged, as in it carries on releasing the gas into the tank. Not the end of the world as the tank is empty and at start up but is there a way to fix it?
I turned off the switch last night and the gas has continued to release into the...
I need an ID is possible please. Ventured into the shed for the annual Christmas light power on.... And found quite a few of these scattered across the floor and some actually inside the wood. There are little piles of sawdust on the floor, and I'm a little concerned the shed will be...
Recently added 15 new rasboras to the 15 that are around 18months old. (28/09)
I have had 2 die on my in the last 4 days, one was very small and TBH I put it down to possible bad stock from LFS or generally a weak specimen. However the second one I've lost is one of the established ones...
After struggling to maintain my previous larger, deeper, braced aquarium I have opted for an (hopefully) easier aquarium to upkeep.
It's been a few months in planning (longer due to obvious reasons) but I'm almost there.
So yesterday the aquarium and cabinet arrived, very well made...
I just want to say a big thanks to Dave at AG for the excellent service and experience and all the help with my scape.
I've just done the 7.5hour round trip and every minute was worth it. Absolutely chomping at the bit to get scaping and setting up now.
Thanks to @Jayefc1 for recommending AG a...
Shutting down my tank at the mo but I want to keep a selection of the plants for the new tank. Mainly Cryptocoryne and epiphytes, buce and anubias mostly.
What's the best way for me to keep and prepare Cryptocoryne for the new tank? Let them float in the spare tank and give them a trim...
During this pandemic and the lockdown my working hours have increased dramatically. So to combat the downsides of more work and to give myself and my 4 year old daughter some 'quiet' time away from all that is going on, I managed to grab myself a 55l scapers tank and went about setting it up.
Does anyone know of a shop or two that have the above on display?
I'm based in Bridgwater, Somerset and willing to travel a little.
I know AG has one on display but that's quite a trek to purely have a look.
I've tried reading multiple old threads on here but struggle to get a definitive answer. I have noticed quite a few planaria worms on my glass recently and would like to remove them as I've heard they eat certain snails and shrimp.
I've read that the no planaria treatment can kill...
I've foolishly ran out of my MgSO4 for my EI Dosing.
Until I get a new delivery of salts can I use some epsom salts I have left from my past Malawi cichlid tanks?
Pharmaceutical grade epsom salts. I'm thinking yes but wanted to double check just to be sure.
Tank has been running for a while under 3 Tmc grobeam 1500 tiles. The tiles are on 100% but can't get the colours to really pop on the plants. Also the colour plus version sends a few red beams into the tank which I'm really not a fan of.
So I'm after a led, that can punch down to...
I have been having some trouble with the above loosing it's lower leaves. They go like in the picture then slowly go pale before falling off. I have recently changed my co2 injection towards two aps style reactors and have been struggling to keep a decent pH profile. Could this be the...
Hi all, could anybody help my ID this crypt? I'd like to buy more however bought quite a few at the same time and can't remember which one it is. It's very low growing and spreading quite well .
No pro camera so only have a phone pic.
Just a little curious if the bottle of my dosing bottle is normal. Just refilling them and it seems to have stained the bottle.
Is this effecting the ferts going into my aquarium at all?
My SS has been melting at a very fast rate for a little while now. It seems to be spreading through the thick growth from one spot.
Could dosing liquid carbon be causing this?
I've got a 1.2 ph drop for lights on and stable throughout photoperiod
6 hour photoperiod.
Dosing full EI...
Been trying to decide whether or not to do a journal of my tank journey and obviously decided too, never done one before so give me a shout if I miss something! [emoji6]
Ok details then.
Tank- 120x60x60 ND aquatics approx 400 litres with hood and condensation covers.
Lights- 3 x...
I flooded my tank on Sunday after a 12 week dry start. It's a high tech so I'm obviously going through setting up the co2 correctly and stabilising it whilst doing a ph profile.
However I am experiencing mould on the wood and die back/crypt melt and wondered when I could add critters...
Apologies about the poor pic quality through the condensation.
Are aphids (assumption on my part) as much a issue in my dry start as they are to the plants in my garden?
I can only see the creatures on one plant at the moment.
I'm hoping there is some reasonable explanation to this...
Currently at 4 weeks in my dry start stage and need some advice on the above.
The tips of the grass on a few plants have turned brown. Tried researching but found a few answers so nothing for sure, could it be drying out or just normal die back.
I've attached a photo and as you can...
I am 9 days into my dry start with eloecharis acicularis and saggitaria subulata and things seem to be growing pretty well in my inexperienced opinion. The hairgrass is sending out new shoots daily it seems, and roots of both plants have grown so that i can see them through the glass at...
Started a Dry start off yesterday morning and this morning I have noticed little squiggle marks in the condensation on the glass. On closer inspection there is a tiny little white worm. Can anybody help with ID please. Is it something I should worry about. The worm is approx 2mm long.
Been playing about with my scape for a few days now, just need a little nudge in the right direction (or big nudge if needed).
It's a 48x24x24 nd aquatics tank with soil and sand substrate. High tech heavily planted is the goal.
What do you guys think?
Apologies for reflections...
Trying to clean the cover glasses on aquarium, they are cover in hard water deposits from keeping African cichlids.
I have tried vinegar and elbow grease to no avail, even leaving to soak overnight.
Has anyone used anything that has got rid of these marks?
The old tank used to be...
Currently planning setting up a high tech 48x24x24 aquarium, can anyone help me with my lights.
I have a pair of TMC grobeam 1500 tile, fully controllable and I can't find out much information about them. TMC say that the lights will grow any plant and that 100% will be too strong. I'm...
Could somebody help me with this substrate please. Struggling to find out anything about it from any other websites other than their own
On first impressions I'm thinking it's similar to eco complete without the 'complete' bit.
Do you guys...
Currently looking into setting up my planted tank and have a few queries about the diffuser.
I'm running a fluval fx6 and possibly a fluval 306 to compliment extra turnover.
As the fluval fx6 has different pipe sizes meaning it's difficult to retro fit a inline diffuser or any inline...
I've been keeping aquariums for over 10 years now mainly low tech community and Malawi Mbuna for the past 5 years. Just stepping into the world of planted tanks a little deeper and have found this forum to be an invaluable resource of reliable information.
I have a 100 gallon...