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  1. ojustaboo

    Wondering which fish apart from blue tetra will look good?

    Thanks all, it’s 126lt, 80cm wide, 45cm high (without substrate etc), 35cm deep. hard water Filter media: Neo Media Soft
  2. ojustaboo

    Wondering which fish apart from blue tetra will look good?

    My new scape is doing great, added amino and fire cherry shrimp last week, soon be time to add some fish. I’m looking for a single shoal. I like the blue neon/cardinal tetras as with a tank thats mainly green, on the many YouTube vids, they stand out well. Chatting to the local guy I got my...
  3. ojustaboo

    Algae problems 2 week old scape

    Still having a daily hair algae problem, I’m keeping on top of it but it’s not getting much better. Added 15 Amino and 15 fire cherries last week, while few seem to come out in daylight, the leaves that did look covered in algae now look perfectly green, so I presume they are doing their stuff...
  4. ojustaboo

    Algae problems 2 week old scape

    Hi all, it was all going so well until I messed up. Monday I moved wiring around inside cabinet, and it's possible (although I don't recall doing it) needle valve on CO2 got knocked, On Tuesday, the day before my two weeks of 75% water changes were up, I was too ill to do a change, Just...
  5. ojustaboo

    What do do during first few weeks/months of new aquascape

    Many thanks all. I appreciate as with many things in life, we all have our own particular way of doing things, this seems particularly true when it comes to new tank maintenance. For example, AG advised daily 75% water changes for two weeks, then every other day, then every three days until at...
  6. ojustaboo

    What do do during first few weeks/months of new aquascape

    There appears to be tons of advice and YouTube clips out there on the web, on setting up an aquarium and on maintaining an established one. There seems to be little advice on what the beginner should be doing to the plants (if anything) on a daily/weekly basis for a newly setup tank. Someone...
  7. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape Gluing wood harder than I thought, A ton of plants arriving tomorrow, its go time

    A week later (got one of those LED lights that takes 10 mins to come on and go off to mimic sunrise/fall, took this pic part way into the lights going off, it’s a shame they can’t stay like this all the time as I think it looks a lot better in this light) To be honest, while I’m currently doing...
  8. ojustaboo

    Feedback Very very impressed

    I spoke to Dave at the beginning of January and he spent ages discussing various hard scape options with me. Once hardscape was set up, I sent AG a pic asking if they could recommend plants for me. Dave returned the pic with his suggestions (pic attached). I was also very pleased that when I...
  9. ojustaboo

    Ends of plants going brown, new aquascape

    I spoke to Aquarium Garden, very helpful as usual. Said I’m doing everything right except for my temperature which they recommended setting at 22 to 23 rather than the 26 I had mine set at. it’s now set at 22c. they also said I only need to put a few ml of plant food on each day when doing the...
  10. ojustaboo

    Ends of plants going brown, new aquascape

    Hi all. my new aquascape has been up and running since Wednesday, last night I noticed the tips of a few plants going brown. 126 litre (lidded) aquarium, 80cm wide, 45cm high and 35cm deep. Substrate volcanic ash, Tropica aquarium soil, Tropica aquarium soil powder. Oase Biomaster Thermo...
  11. ojustaboo

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Not restricting flow at all, yesterday I put silicon grease on all seals/o rings reassembled and once up and running. gently shook. This produced a lot of air. About 15 mins later I had a huge amount of air expel, then it was fine for about 15 mins, then another huge air expulsion. Now it's...
  12. ojustaboo

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    From your second pic, you appear to have the nut on the hose, put hose onto inlet then screw down the nut leaving two threads exposed. Whereas the manual shows the nuts put on the thread first, before fitting hose, and then screwing up a couple of turns? just set up my 350 and am having the...
  13. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape Gluing wood harder than I thought, A ton of plants arriving tomorrow, its go time

    It’s taken me about 10 hours, didn’t go exactly to plan, when I filled tank, a lot of the foreground grass ended up floating, wife wasn’t impressed with flood in kitchen (stupid hose tap connector leaking), too exhausted to do co2 will do it in the mornin, a couple of plants floating which will...
  14. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape Gluing wood harder than I thought, A ton of plants arriving tomorrow, its go time

    Nothing ever goes exactly to plan :) Have had my wood soaking for a few weeks waiting for the plants to be in stock, finally at go time, so yesterday cleaned wood and let it dry, today I glued it in place. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get it like my original plan (had tons of pics...
  15. ojustaboo

    Glassware (or Stainless steel) for lidded aquarium?

    I like the look of those, I wouldn’t have to cut my hood as it slides
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    Glassware (or Stainless steel) for lidded aquarium?

    16/22 so I presume the pipes need to be 16mm
  17. ojustaboo

    Glassware (or Stainless steel) for lidded aquarium?

    Yes they are, but due to my scape, I’ve been advised to have the inlet and outlets at the front left (roughly where green dot is in top down pic) and CO2 at front right.
  18. ojustaboo

    Glassware (or Stainless steel) for lidded aquarium?

    Thanks, both links go to the same page, do you mean something like this as an adapter kit?
  19. ojustaboo

    Glassware (or Stainless steel) for lidded aquarium?

    Hi all, having spent a LOT of money (for me) on plants/hardscape/aquarium, I really don't want the plastic inlet/outlet pipes if I can avoid them. My aquarium is the Eheim Vivaline LED 126, the lid is comprised of two sliding pieces as shown in the attached pic (haven't taken protective...
  20. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Many thanks everyone. Dave phoned this afternoon. We had crossed wires about sending me the pic, was my fault. He mentioned designing the whole thing with suggested plants sending me a pic, or if I want, he could send the hardscape out now. There was confusion over that part which is why I...
  21. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Thanks, Dave from Aquarium Gardens who sold me the hardscape, has seen this thread and messaged me to have a chat.
  22. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Thanks, I will try something like that tomorrow, minus the sand (don't want sand, had it for years, don't want it any more)
  23. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Thanks, in my defense, I said to the shop that I know nothing about hardscaping, and I liked the layouts in both this vid and this vid I initially said I didn't want CO2 but after discussing this with him, I decided to go the CO2 route. I did say I liked Dragon stone and Spider wood...
  24. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    I've spent ages having a play. The best rock placement I came up with (and it looks miles better in the photo than in real life) is At this point my wife said it still looked awful and can she have a go. Her first attempt she came up with the following Rock placement looking through tank...
  25. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    The reason I decided on a triangle is that the tank is in the front left hand corner of the living room. If on sofa you are looking at it front on. But in one of the armchairs, you would be looking through right hand side, hence I was trying to do something pleasing to both. But I will try...
  26. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Thanks, I don't mind having wood/rock spare, would rather have bought too much than not enough. Will give the upward rock idea a go and see how I get on (having central heating installed tomorrow so probably wont get to it until Tuesday but you never know)
  27. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    I thought on the phone he said he would, but didn't get one. I've since told him that once I'm happy, I will send a pic so he can choose right plants for me Can easily remove lava, only one I could find before xmas was a 25kg bag from Germany, got a bit carried away
  28. ojustaboo

    Critique my hardscape In need of huge help :( Cant get it looking nice

    Hi all, I'm one of those people who can fix almost anything, make almost anything, but when it comes to designing something myself, my brain tends to rebel. I spoke to Dave at Aquarium Gardens, he was very helpful in picking me out hardscape to use in my new tank , we decided on a triangle...
  29. ojustaboo

    Suffolk water anybody?

    Just over 3 years ago I set up my old tank using Tim Harrison's Dirted Tank method The Soil Substrate or Dirted Planted Tank - A How to Guide I had soil covered by plastic fine netting and swimming pool filter sand on top. I used CO2 and I also did the EI dossing method EI DOSING USING DRY...
  30. ojustaboo

    Suffolk water anybody?

    I live nearby (Gorleston) so this thread is very interesting to me. I don’t know if this is useful, but I contacted Essex and Suffolk in 2011 (yikes 10 years ago) about the GH, they said it’s “16.1 degrees German” ceg4048 was very helpful and explained
  31. ojustaboo

    6,500k, 1120 lm, 10.6 w ok for 80cm w, 45cm high tank?

    Gave in, also bought the controller as well :)
  32. ojustaboo

    6,500k, 1120 lm, 10.6 w ok for 80cm w, 45cm high tank?

    Watching the Superfish vid, the way it fits a lidded tank is by using brackets either side of the center support glass. Mine doesn't have any center support, so I suppose I would have to knock something up to make it fit properly? The Eheim one fits either end like
  33. ojustaboo

    6,500k, 1120 lm, 10.6 w ok for 80cm w, 45cm high tank?

    I've just put the supplied Eheim light on, and with an empty tank I can see there's no way that will be good enough. About to order the Superfish Slim 74 that MrClockOff suggested
  34. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    I just right mouse click on a blank bit of the web page using chrome, and have option to translate.
  35. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Just tried a dummy order putting my UK address in, seems you can order from them to the UK, but only by bank transfer
  36. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Just checked the details, the actual company that it came from was Der Naturstein Garten (even though ebay shop said sun-of-india) aand sure enough on their site, they still have tons, so it must be something to do with delivering to the UK Lava
  37. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Wonder if they have paused delivery to Uk while sorting customs paperwork out due to brexit. They had tons a week before xmas, many different sizes too.
  38. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    I got mine from the Ebay link 25 Kg Crushed Lava Rock Granules 2 8 Mm for sale online | eBay
  39. ojustaboo

    6,500k, 1120 lm, 10.6 w ok for 80cm w, 45cm high tank?

    Hi all New Eheim Vivaline LED 126, the LED it comes with is a daylight bulb with 6,500k, 1120 lm, 10.6 w Still in the process of setting up, hardscape arriving Tuesday. Plants about another week away. Just set the LED up to test it, it's a simple on off one. I notice in the Eheim manual a...
  40. ojustaboo

    Plastic missing off of front of guage

    Many thanks. Been on the phone to Aquarium gardens today, very very helpful company, decided to buy a new reg from them as mines been sitting around collecting dust and obviously getting damaged. New tank so I treated myself to a new reg to go with it :)
  41. ojustaboo

    Plastic missing off of front of guage

    I've just dug out my co2 regulator and the plastic is missing from the front of one of the gauges. Will this still be OK to use? I'm presuming the CO2 doesn't reach the front of the gauge hence will be totally fine, just wanted to check first. thanks
  42. ojustaboo

    CO2 Refills...

    Sent them an email last week (Dec 2020) asking if they still refill, and mentioned my fire extinguisher is over 10 years old, here is their reply
  43. ojustaboo

    Is a 67cm high space big enough for a 48cm high filter (JBL 1502) (and other advice please)

    Changed my mind at the last minute and bought “BioMaster Thermo 350”
  44. ojustaboo

    What to use to shim new fish tank stand

    Hi, just built the stand for my Eheim Vivaline 126 and put in position. The tops level, the floor isn't. It has 6 feet on the tank,. the middle ones you can slide a piece of printer paper underneath and it's just touching, but slides around easily. Whats the best thing to shim this sort of...
  45. ojustaboo

    Is a 67cm high space big enough for a 48cm high filter (JBL 1502) (and other advice please)

    New 126 lt aquarium (Eheim Vivaline LED 126), looking to get a new external to go with it. ( Width) 80.00 cm (Height) 45.00 cm (Depth) 35.00 cm Will have a shoal of either tetra or guppies, not yet decided on which plants but it will be planted, and it wont have CO2 I've read a load of...
  46. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    To be honest, it’s more what I didn’t like about the way I did my old tank. It was just over 3 years ago that I went the dirty tank route in my Juwel 190L bow fronted tank. I followed a ton of advice on here (and got great answers to my many questions) , used soil at bottom, then netting, then...
  47. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Yay Superfish Lava Rock Filter Media Pond & Aquarium 10L
  48. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Thanks all. Much appreciated, but I might have to do a complete rethink. I'm downsizing from my old 190L tank to a 126L tank due to health issues and the 190L being a little too big for me to easily cope with now. I'm also not going to use CO2. I want low maintenance (don't mind trimming...
  49. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Thanks, I might go that route. It appears that the only place selling lava rock is in Germany. I noticed Amazon have the same company but £1.60 a kilo rather than 97p on eBay. The reason I was looking for the JBL volcano mineral specifically is that my new tank turns up today and I wanted to...
  50. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    Thanks, when I go to buy, it’s preorder and will be dispatched within 6 to 10 days, was hoping to get it quicker being the impatient person I am :)
  51. ojustaboo

    Volcano mineral out of stock everywhere in uk?

    I wanted Jbl volcano mineral for my new tank but the entire UK seems to be out of stock? Is this COVID related or is there some other reason why no one has it? Is there something I could use instead? Last tank had soil/peat covered in netting covered in sand. Today I watched one of the...
  52. ojustaboo

    Third Grade math problem

    I bet your son isn't 8 years old though, which is the age this question was set for.
  53. ojustaboo

    External filter guarantee

    While I agree with Paraguay, the sale of goods act was replaced by the Consumer Rights act in the UK some time in 2015 and nothing shops like more than a customer telling them the sale of goods act states xyz, and the shop staff looking down their noses at you and happily telling you the sale of...
  54. ojustaboo

    Third Grade math problem

    Presuming some means more than one, she has between 0 and13 left. Presuming some doesn't mean all, she has between 1 and 13 left But obviously a mistake by the question setter.
  55. ojustaboo

    OK, time for some photos and advice please

    Thanks. I got a list of the plants included when bought them. Aponogeton Crispus is in that list and looks like it could be it. Googling images of all the plants on the list, it also looks a bit like, Echinodorus paniculatus
  56. ojustaboo

    Product Review Juwel Trigon 190

    If your after led, juwel do a couple. (Don't know anything about company I linked to selling the multilux, random company I picked) HeliaLux LED 700 28 WaB01M71ULD9 - Trigon 190 MultiLux LED 70 14 Watt - 46507 - Trigon 190...
  57. ojustaboo

    OK, time for some photos and advice please

    Hi First of all, I do know I've planted these in a really rubbish fashion, it was more an experiment to see how well my plants would do, before I consider trying to aquascape properly. They have been in for 4 weeks now. On the whole, most seem to be doing OK in that they are growing, however...
  58. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    Thanks. Inside is 12 (12/16 pipe) as is my filter output. Well to be exact, my filter output is 12/16, it then goes to 16/22 into my up atomizer, then into my filter booster, exits filter booster still at 16/22 and goes back down to 12/16 at the spray bar.
  59. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    I seem to be going two steps forward and 4 steps back :) I used to have two normal spray bars joined together with a bit of pipe, giving me 21 holes (one was 9 holes, the other slightly longer with 12), and while my drop checker was nice and green, I don't think the CO2 was reaching the bottom...
  60. ojustaboo

    eheim 2213

    Do you mean the output pipe connector? Replacements don't cost a lot http://www.eheim-aquarium-parts.co.uk/proddetail/eheim-external-filter-2213-head-cover-7632500 On my 2217 mine has a tiny split/leak and I put a larger pipe over it and used jubilee clips. Works totally fine but I will...
  61. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    I fixed the leak while waiting for the proper pipe and took a couple of photos As you can see, it didn't quite work out as I hoped.
  62. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    Well today I drilled the holes in the actual pipes like the above drawing (except I did what Edvet suggested, one spraybar entering one side, the other on the other side) My drill stand must be at a slight angle, one of the spraybars holes all are very slightly to the left, the other to the...
  63. ojustaboo

    Question about cleaning filter media

    Like we're always told, I use water from the fish tank whenever I need to wash my external filter media. But it got me thinking. As when I've cleaned my filters, I put them back empty, and then suck the outlet hose to fill the filter from the fish tank (before I do a water change), is it...
  64. ojustaboo

    Amyone know where I can get long suction cup clips from please?

    Many thanks you have a PM :)
  65. ojustaboo

    Amyone know where I can get long suction cup clips from please?

    Sadly, I still cant find them at a half decent price and I don't own a 3D printer (don't think my wife would be pleased if I used this as an excuse to buy one :) ) Edit: £6 for 4 at fish fish fish including outlet pipes etc. But not sure if they are 12mm...
  66. ojustaboo

    Amyone know where I can get long suction cup clips from please?

    Many thanks, given me something to search for. The JBL fixsets are ideal, however I'm not paying £30 for 6 suction cups and clips (£9.71 per pack of two) The sunsun filters look interesting, I believe the APS filters are the same but rebranded. So will hunt out spares for both of those to see...
  67. ojustaboo

    Amyone know where I can get long suction cup clips from please?

    Hi all I have a few long suction cup clips, I have no idea where I got them from. I would like to get some more, but no matter what I google for, I always end up with the normal ones. Here is a pic I just took, I'm after the longer one on the left (for 12mm pipe) Has anyone any idea where...
  68. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    Thanks, but only got CO2 going through one filter. Hate it when you place an order and expect it quickly but it doesn't show. Placed an order at fish fish fish (link in post 4) including some filter spares. Thursday morning I received a message saying they had been dispatched by DPD. It's now...
  69. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    So I started playing at 10am, and gave up until tomorrow at 7pm :) I did get a long way though, filter booster plumbed in, Pro 3 taken out. All was going great until I had a leak around the seal of my 2217 :( Got another seal due tomorrow so will leave it until then. Spent over an hour...
  70. ojustaboo

    Whats the current popular (best) inline diffuser?

    Just ordered the EF-2 : and a box of Bio balls :)
  71. ojustaboo

    Whats the current popular (best) inline diffuser?

    Hmm thanks :) I have a 180 lt tank and already have two 2217 filters on it (well ones a 2317). I'm replacing my Pro3 which I've given up on after numerous problems, I was running with just the pro 3, but since deciding to get rid of it, have purchased two 2217 filters to replace it and give me...
  72. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    Found it :) https://www.fish-fish-fish.com/eheim-rigid-tubing-12mm-x-1-mtr-1730-p.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr4Gq-sHp1gIVzQrTCh0apgf_EAQYASABEgJ4N_D_BwE
  73. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    Thanks Zeus. I will experiment, but I may well end up making a new 12 (or 13mm) spraybar. I was in a fish shop in Norwich at the weekend (Distant Waters) , and they had a couple of about 3 ft long 16/22 size solid eheim pipes. imagine a 3ft spray bar without any holes. They were priced at...
  74. ojustaboo

    Whats the current popular (best) inline diffuser?

    I'm thinking about replacing my up atomizer, not because I've had a problem with it, more because my new filter has 12/16 pipe and my up atomizer 16/22. Will do some tests first to see what the output is like using the 16/22 up atomiser and 16/22 spraybar (zeus gave me good advice in another...
  75. ojustaboo

    Anyone found an alternative to Eheim quick release taps yet?

    Many thanks, will get them then :)
  76. ojustaboo

    Anyone found an alternative to Eheim quick release taps yet?

    I need both a 16/22 and 12/18 quick release tap. The 12/16 is about £14 with postage and the 16/22 about £24 £38 for a couple of on off quick release taps seems very expensive to me. I could try something like two of these for a total of £11.65 for the 16/22, with a small piece of pipe in...
  77. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    It's still working perfectly. i think I'll keep it :)
  78. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    From what I understand the 2215 is identical to the 2217 impeller, except for the no of fins. So it looks like the previous owner put a 2215 impeller in it. As I have an old 2217 impeller kept as an emergency spare (chipped magnet hence noisy) from my other filter, and the plastic fins easily...
  79. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    I'm still 50/50 :) Thing is, I believe what he says so I shouldn't really be worried, plus all I originally wanted was a 2217 so the heater is a bonus and if the heater did stop in the future, that shouldn't affect the pump. The last 2217 I followed on ebay sold for £80 (with P&P) , looking...
  80. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    While I agree with what you've all written, I don't think he;'s trying to scam me/rip me off (as I said he has perfect feedback since 2008). He's just got back to me and said: When I bought the filter, via Ebay, it came with no plug at all and due to the length of lead I needed, I attached...
  81. ojustaboo

    Virgin Media Outage

    I live in Gorleston (near Great Yarmouth) and was with Virgin for a few years. I don't think 6 months ever passed without either my BB or TV (or both) going down, and when they did, usually I was given a date the following week when an engineer would be out to fix it. About 50% of the time it...
  82. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    He's happy to arrange a courier and refund me, but seems pissed off that I gave him good feedback when I'm not happy. I explained to him that it arrived, I had a quick glance, all seemed fine, he has a perfect record, obviously deals in fish stuff by his ebay name, hence had no reason to doubt...
  83. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    Yep I think you are both right, I will return it .
  84. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    I have another 2217 and that has 6 fins. I also had to buy a replacement for it as it rattled, official eheim part, that also has 6 fins. Just found this from another forum (plantedtank.net) which verifies my concerns. Very undecided on this, am verging on the side of keeping it as I need...
  85. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    He's replied saying I can return it, he also said, I will just add, I had run out of fuses and seeing your picture it reminded me of this. I had over 2000 gallons of water running in my fish room and this was not the only filter I was using , but needed the filter to keep working on a certain...
  86. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    Well the more I think about it, the more unhappy I am using it. Even if it worked for the next two weeks on a 3amp fuse, they obviously put the silver foil on for a reason and chances are a month or two down the line it would blow? Plus the impeller only has 3 fins on when the 2217/2317 should...
  87. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    Ebay The seller has 100% positive feedback and has been a member for many years and sells a lot of stuff like this, it's possible he himself wasn't aware. Just need to work out what the correct fuse should be. Amps = volts divided by watts. That means 240v / 250w = 1.04 hence a 3amp fuse...
  88. ojustaboo

    Hmm a little concerned about my new (second hand) Eheim 2317 filter.

    Am in the process of installing it, the lead was miles too long, and as it was joined in the middle, decided that was a good point to cut it. I then went to take the plug off the end and found the (13 amp) fuse was wrapped in silver foil (see attached) Will see what happens with a proper fuse...
  89. ojustaboo

    Does PH test solution expire?

    I upped the bubble count a bit, hard to count in a second now. Things are a lot better, bubbles getting to the bottom of the tank, drop checker showing a drop from 7.5 before CO2 to 6.5 two hrs after CO2 went on. Also checked at 4 hrs and it had gone down to 6.4 Fish seem happy so don't think...
  90. ojustaboo

    Got my new (to me) filter, do I need to buy smaller spray bars?

    My 2317 filter has turned up. I currently use 16/22 spraybar on my existing filter. My new filter has 16/22 into it but only 12/16 out. Am I right in presuming I need to get 12/16 spraybars rather than heat up and force 12/16 pipe onto my existing 16/22 spraybar? I presume at it comes out...
  91. ojustaboo

    ph testing

    Zeus said on one of my threads that he uses https://www.amazon.co.uk/Semlos-Resolution-Calibration-0-00-14-00-Measurement/dp/B01C5OOF6I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1507150456&sr=8-3&keywords=pH+pen That has a lot of good reviews, it also has about 36 reviews saying it's rubbish or inaccurate. I'm...
  92. ojustaboo

    Does PH test solution expire?

    Thanks. I might get one of the pens. Today I took 4 test tubes, midday, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm (CO2 comes on at 1pm to 7pm) midday and 2pm were the same colour blue. I turned my co2 up slightly, 4pm and 6pm were getting towards green, very obviously more green than the first two. Maybe I need more...
  93. ojustaboo

    Water flow in the planted aquarium?

    I've read through this excellent thread in it's entirety and have a couple of questions. At the moment I have a Eheim Pro 3 with two spray bars linked together at the back of my tank, these ate 16/22. It's being replaced by a Eheim classic that has 12/16 as it's output size. I presume it's not...
  94. ojustaboo

    Does PH test solution expire?

    Hi, I have a API multi test kit that's 7 years old, I also have an additional PH test kit that's about 5 years old. I have 4dkh solution. I had my CO2 on from 1pm until 7pm. I initially had my drop checker on the side of the tank, using 4dkh and a few drops from my 5 year old kit. It stayed...
  95. ojustaboo

    I presume the Eheim eco pro are useless compared to the classic?

    Yay, won the ebay auction for Eheim 2317. £64 with delivery. Very happy with that. And I can remove the heater from my tank (and chuck my Pro3 away, well keep it for an emergency spare)
  96. ojustaboo

    I presume the Eheim eco pro are useless compared to the classic?

    Thanks. Will investigate further. Looking at it today, I can see a fine mist of bubbles from the spray bar, but they only seem to be at the top few inches of the tank which obviously isn't going to be any good. Then again all the plants are moving,. so water flow is getting around, maybe it's...
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