Sorry about the poor image....dont have an expensive camera.
After some disasters my tank is starting to take shape, I still have a lot to learn, but I'm always reading the pages on the forum and trying to take it all in :D
No Clive I had both the filters on max....I have removed one of the Koralia number 2's and have the one remaining on a timer, it comes on and goes off the same time as the Co2 running through the two Up Atomisers....Gives the fish a breather from the fast flow!!
I'm going to stick with the two...
you know I've got to puy my hands up here in the hope that other people like myself will take things in a little quicker...
I have been given tons of advice on these forum pages, most: probably from Clive (ceg4048) and although I thought I was listening I was not really taking everything in...
I was actually wondering if I have went too far the other way....my tank is about 240L or 62 gallons, is my now 67 wats of light enough???
As is been over three weeks since I've seen any sign of algae (great for my tank !!!) not really sure if I should/need to change anything....I do have more...
Well I'm not sure which of the following done the job but all the BGA has gone and the BBA
from 4 x 39w of lighting to 1 x 39w & 1 x 28w
added another UP Atomizer so the co2 is getting shared between both spray bars.
Placed the EasyCarbo into one of those spray bottles and when...
Ok as you see I have added extra plants.
I'm still getting a line of the BGA at the very front of the tank which keeps coming back, it would appear that I have ample flow.
Should I disturb the soil to get at it? Is there anything I'm missing?
update on BGA at the front in patches..here is a new photo, I would like to fix this before any new plants go in.
CO2 (5kg F/E) and Light times
CO2 - 9am until 9pm
Lights 2 sets of 2 x 39W
2x 39W 2pm â€“ 11pm
2x 39W 4.30pm â€“ 7.30pm
close up of one of the patches
I have two Koralia number 2 (new type) on the back wall facing forward.
I have replaced the Eheim Pro 3 2080 with 2 Eheim Pro 3 2075's
All the hair algae that was on the leaves and Koralia's has vanished :P for now at least :clap:
BUT....I am starting to get the BGA at the front of...
after filling it up to just below the final compartment and with the motor switched on, the last few presses where enough to get it started...a few more pushes just to get those last few stubborn bubbles out
Right now who wants the big one?
bit of confussion here....can anyone tell me the height of the 2075 one site says its the same as the pro3 at 500mm another says its 453
just that 500 wont fit !!!
http://www.arkpetsonline.co.uk/eheim-20 ... 5ltoean4f2
http://www.123aquatics.co.uk/showproduc ... eSupport=1
I have the pro 3 version and mine is a nightmare to get to fill with water after I've cleaned the media...an hour an a half the last time, I had to resort to opening and closing the on off valve as a tiny bit of wayer would enter the filter when I did this
What a pain....and the flow is very...
Clive after taking your advice I made some more adjustments.
I replaced the nano Koralia and the Koralia 1 with 2 x Koralia number 2's, I also shortened my spray bar which I believe has increased the flow of Co2
ok I've placed the other pump on the back wall...I will remove as much of the BGA as I can by hand and probably do a couple of extra 50% water changes over the nexk week, then see how we go from there!
Co2 is on 24/7 now and lights are 8 hours a day
Well the BGA is back yet again!
Eheim pro3 filter
Co2 from 5kg Fire Ex going into my up atomizer through the 3ft spray bar along the back of the tank
2 hydor koralia water pumps (1 x size 1 & 1 x size 3)
Mix to 250ml water
Dosage 50ml Tuesday Thursday and...
Been there done that....Nitrates are nearly treble what I started with, To be honest since I went 24/7 with the Co2 the tank has never looked better...I have 2 5kg f/e so I think I'll leave well alone for now.
I had BGA and after a blackout I was ok for a while, alas it started coming back, I have taken the timer off my CO2 ans have it running 24/7 at a slightly slowe rate....day by day the BGA started going away....its now gone completely
Think I will leave the timers off
no I tried that just not pushing any CO2 through.....I turned the Co2 down and some is now getting through the spray bar, I'm going to leave it on 24/7 for a couple of days just in case its a timer issue (dont think it is though)
the flow going through the water pipes into the spraybar is fine.....but still blowing the pipe off the none return.
Dont want to buy another if the problem could be something else....hoped someone could shed some light on this :crazy:
Thank you Tom
If the calculator is right if I only add 50 ml 3 x a week this will give me 16.6pmm...I will slowly try to bring it down to this figure, I want to get rid of the BGA first.
As already mentioned I have added extra flow and an Up Atomizer for hopefully better Co2.
Co2 is now going through the Up Atomizer and a fine mist is going evenly around the tank, I am adding some Python Git after water changes to see if we can beat this...I will try to increase the CO2 to its max without stressing the fish
Tank 4ft 240l
lighting 8 hours 2x39w
Co2 FIRE EXTIN...
I am getting the BGA on my Amazonia substrate, I have read that I should increase flow and nitrates.
I've added a 3ft spraybar and a Up Atomizer also another Hydor Koralia and have this pointed at the front of the glass
Here's the thing I want to buy or make a 3ft spraybar to go across the back of my 4ft tank.
I have the Eheim pro3 filter system (16/22 hose) with 2 spray bars joined with a bit of hose...
I'm sure I have seen a 3ft length of spraybar somewhere (but cant find it now!) or does anyone know where...
PH between 6.4 and 6.8
GH between 8d and 16d
Potassium Nitrate & Potassium Phosphate (SAME BOTTLE)
Potassium Nitrate 39g to 500ml for the solution
Potassium Phosphate 30g to 500ml for the solution
dosage = 50ml 3 times per week
18g to 500ml for...
I am kind of puzzled as to what it is I am doing wrong....I have bought 3 nerite snails at a time on three occasions now...they seem to be ok and then after a week or so they die, my latest 3 lasted a little longer this time but it looks like I'm down to my last one.
Could it be too much co2...
Well suprise suprise...requests were sent asking for a refund but two days later all my emails have been ignored.
I made my payment through Paypal and have asked them to seek a refund.
Now I am sure some of you will find their website very good and some of you will have had orders from them...
Well my guess is it is a catfish but its behaviour is definitely not that of an Otto....I will get a better photo when the lights come on, I dont want to go messing with my timers.
I really want a possitve ID so I can say to http://directtropicals.co.uk/ what it is they are selling that is not...
Re: 570l tank - what was I thinking?
If after a few times opening that lid you start finding some sawdust on top of your glass, change the screws in the hinges!!!
I have a smaller one of these tanks with the same hood and all the back screws came/fell out.
Well I ordered the Y Splitter but they sent me the Y connector.
Apart from feeling ripped off because of the difference in price with it do the same job??
No I wasn't thinking of large numbers, if so I would set up a shrimp tank, what I was thinking about was putting them in a community tank...I read that they are great for algae control and then I read dont have them with certain fish :crazy: