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  1. ziggy_909

    First planted tank- Two Towers

    SAE's in my tank eat newly growing moss, remove them and your moss will grow, you can re add SAE's at a later stage to keep your moss in check....
  2. ziggy_909

    Mites in an aquarium

    anyone ever had mites above the water line in their aquarium, if so how do i get rid of them... better still how do i stop them coming back.... only info i have found is to wipe them of....not very informative
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    Trying new filter in 20g long

    don't worry you can slow the out flow on the eheim pro 2 filters, which the 2026 is....
  4. ziggy_909

    Buying a Nano Setup From Scratch

    any links to parts needed to split co2 over two different sized tanks... i have seen the 4 way regulators on ebay .. but they are a bit expensive...
  5. ziggy_909

    Aqua Qube 25

    hi cheers for the reply ... i was thinking the increased media capacity would help to create clearer water as on the third day after water change the sponge gets a bit full and the water gets a bit mirky resulting in dusty plants... the tank is a bit rammed with plant growth due to ei dosing...
  6. ziggy_909

    Aqua Qube 25

    yes sorry, the current internal filter...there is no point upgrading to an external filter with the same flow rate or less flow rate
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    Aqua Qube 25

    Hi i have a Nano tank and i don't know the internal filter flow rate... it is one of those cheap 25 liter tanks, i like the tank but hate the internal filter....it is called on the litreature an AQUA-QUBE 25 (it is the tank that pfk mag gave away once with a subscription). i am looking to...
  8. ziggy_909

    are these doses right..!!!

    will it affect the ph of my tank
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    are these doses right..!!!

    ok will keep an eye on it ... i was running two eheim 2024's but have upgraded to a Fluval fx5 should i go ahead and add the MgSO4 .. have still to order it ...
  10. ziggy_909

    are these doses right..!!!

    my previous dosing was KNO3 5.5g x 3 a week... KH2PO4 1.5g x 3 a week.... Trace 1g x 3 a week... so i have been over dosing the KNO3 ie over dosing potassium if your Potassium deficiency assumption correct...
  11. ziggy_909

    are these doses right..!!!

    cheers as always i am getting crypt's with miss formed leaves almost like holes at the edge like a semi circle java fern leaves with pin holes mis formed un-uniform leaves and dying leaves black / brown) tank has been running for about 2 months with EI but with out the MgsO4
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    are these doses right..!!!

    hi i am rechecking my EI dosing schedule and have come up with these measurments based on the Nutricalc tool.. i think i need these ppm's Nitrate (NO3) 20ppm per week. Potassium (K) 30ppm per week. Phosphate (PO4) 3ppm per week Magnesium (Mg) 10ppm per week Iron (Fe) 0.5ppm per week (from...
  13. ziggy_909

    Fluval Fx5 & Co2 Diffuser

    i was a bit worried about the co2 dump that will occur every 24 hrs from built up gas in the filter does it have any effect on its operating noise levels also...
  14. ziggy_909

    Fluval Fx5 & Co2 Diffuser

    hi cheers for the reply... the only problem is that reactor has 12/16 mm connections the fluvel has hoses that are 24mm diameter,... i think its gonna have to be a glass in tank diffuser .... never had one of them before i was thinking about a cheap ebay one...
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    Fluval Fx5 & Co2 Diffuser

    hi i'm thinking of getting a Fluval Fx5 at present i have 2 eheim 2026 filters .... one has a co2 line feed into the canister, which works well for me as a co2 diffuser.. my query is can this be done to the fx5 filter as it is designed to expel trapped gases every 24 hours....does anyone have...
  16. ziggy_909

    Connecting 2 Eheim Filters together..!!!

    it there any point to this if i have to reduce the pipe size to normal 16/'22 to get it into the filter again....it will just slow the flow and back it up again..
  17. ziggy_909

    Connecting 2 Eheim Filters together..!!!

    i have the modular eheim taps on 1 pump and the green pipes on the other .... the green one's are so dam green i really and trying to get some equipment out of the tank.... but unless i get a fx5 filter which aint gonna happen soon im a bit stuck i can fit one modular and one green eheim pipe...
  18. ziggy_909

    Connecting 2 Eheim Filters together..!!!

    Does anybody have any experience of connecting 2 eheim 2028 filters together..? i have a plastic/perspex rim around the top of my tank to support the glass slides, so each corner only has space for 1 spaybar or outtake bar i have just got another pro 2 2028 to up the flow to approx 2000 lpr...
  19. ziggy_909

    Plecos

    i have a Rio plec L75 ..its never really been a problem in my planted aquarium never had a problem with uprooting or eating plants..... had him about 18 months and in the last 6 months he is starting to come out during the day one of my fav. fish....
  20. ziggy_909

    id moss

    can someone identify this moss.... thanks...
  21. ziggy_909

    need ideas for a carpeting plant......

    no i actually your "legally Blonde" type of girl.... :lol: cant really get rid of the clowns as they were the reason i got into this fish tank malarky...!!!! Dam Gateway Fish ..... i also have a rio de para Plec l-75 and 2 Yoyo's ....Doh..!!!!
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    need ideas for a carpeting plant......

    cheers ... if you have a link to such mesh post it for me...will this not affect the light to the gloss...my tank is 2ft deep... what are you watching ...Finding Nemo.... :lol:
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    need ideas for a carpeting plant......

    these ones only come out after lunch time .... but in the morning before lights go on they dance like crazy up and down the glass as for snails they ony eat the bigger ones.... :evil: i might try the net idea...!!! any pointers... nets and fish dont really get along imo....
  24. ziggy_909

    need ideas for a carpeting plant......

    hi im looking for ideas for a carpeting plant... i have 3 small problems regarding carpet plants... can you tell what they are.... :lol: i did plant glosso but as i planted i could them laughing at me.... at least they dont eat my lillys anymore ... their moto used to be "if it's red it's...
  25. ziggy_909

    CO2 drop checkers & bromothymol blue

    i have ordered some digital scales from ebay... now i have to order some ~Bromothymol blue... i see AE have started to sell the solution on its own, without having to buy the whole test kit...
  26. ziggy_909

    CO2 drop checkers & bromothymol blue

    i don't have digital scales for measuring just measuring spoon set... can i approximate with spoon measures and test with a testing kit... sorry about the swear words ... :lol:
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    CO2 drop checkers & bromothymol blue

    cheers for the input.... is it possible to uses biCarb of soda ( baking additive ) and if so at what concentrations....
  28. ziggy_909

    CO2 drop checkers & bromothymol blue

    hi i have just mixed my own 4dkh solution ... i hope ..!!! i used a mixure of De ionised water and my tank water at various concentration to get 4Dkh ... total cost £1.00 my only problem is i have 2 bottle of reAgent and 1 bottle of ph tester... (seem to collect this stuff over the last...
  29. ziggy_909

    Dennerle Co2

    don't worry about that, i have enough surface movement to disrupt any scum build up.. :lol:
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    Dennerle Co2

    the proflora Ph-Controler plus a cheap German solenoid ....
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    Dennerle Co2

    its surprising how little surface movement you can get away with .... aslo if you remember i use a computer controlled solenoid..... i am in my 6 month of a 2kg bottle.... it must be sponsered by Duracell...!!!!
  32. ziggy_909

    Dennerle Co2

    i was dosing a 275l tank.... it really is much cheaper to get a bigger bottle filled....350g=£8.50 2kg = £26.00... i may have had the surface turbulence to high ... it was just after i got into the whole tank thing..!!!!
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    Dennerle Co2

    i have the profi 2000 set up ....which i was able to have refilled at my local fish shop no problem.... i had a 350g bottle supplied but had to upgrade to a 2.5 kg bottle as the 350g bottle lasted only 1 month ... but the regulator still fitted the bigger bottle fine.... so in my experience the...
  34. ziggy_909

    diffuser positioning

    i think i'll stick to my method of cross referencing as from experience computer foul ups are mostly a result of human error and intervention...(this is why we have them..!!!) controlling of the co2 is regulated this way with inbuilt safety parameters ... a bonus if stories of co2 rapid dumping...
  35. ziggy_909

    diffuser positioning

    i understand that ph probes measure ph levels, but surly this is used as a guide and if used in conjunction with a calibrated drop checker it will give you a suitable tank rating/ph level based on a 30ppm drop checker reading, so i feel that a +/- 0.05 reading that my probe will control via my...
  36. ziggy_909

    diffuser positioning

    i wouldn't run the co2 into the filter 24/7, any co2 built up will get released into the tank at night if the co2 is turned off, this will give the filter a chance to expel built up gases...reducing strange noises this is a lot easier to do with a co2 probe, computer and solenoid... if your...
  37. ziggy_909

    diffuser positioning

    As long as you don't have to much surface turbulence your ph levels wont drop that much overnight, my ph computer reads 7.00 at night and 7.19 in the morning, i then turn on the co2 a couple of hours before the lights come on, gets me back up to speed in no time... as i pump co2 into the...
  38. ziggy_909

    diffuser positioning

    i don't bother with a defuser at all. i drilled a hole in my intake pipe just above the strainer basket and sealed my co2 line to that,so the co2 runs into my eheim 2026 pro2 filter and then the filter breaks it up... i can also press the plunger down a bit to get more co2 into the tank and this...
  39. ziggy_909

    EI and high No3 Levels..

    Hi Ten days into my EI Dosing Schedule and i decided to measure the levels of No3 in my tank, i know that test kits are not the reliable, but i gave it a go anyway only to find that the levels were pretty high in my tank. my london tap water has plenty of No3 about 10-20 my tank is sitting at...
  40. ziggy_909

    Crystal Red Shrimp

    I myself have had to reduce my dosing of TPN+ from 9mls a day back down to 5mls a day (180litre Rio) after noticing that my shrimp were hiding more after the increase. cheers will keep an eye in that..... but at the minute they seen to be coming out more to the front since i did a 50% water...
  41. ziggy_909

    Norf' London CO2 Refill

    £8.50 for a 350g bottle, £26.00 for a 2Kg bottle... still cheaper than the aquatic design center
  42. ziggy_909

    co2 service by carrier.

    love this website.. Light the fuse and step back a few feet..!!!! cheers ...
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    Crystal Red Shrimp

    why do they need more space for breeding... i figure if stocking levels are not to high it will be ok... as opposed to larger tank loaded with shrimp.... , yeah looked into that ..... salt water and stuff = more tanks...no thanks.... in EI index what will 1 tsp weigh on your scales...
  44. ziggy_909

    co2 refills london

    keep me posted on that one.... :D
  45. ziggy_909

    co2 refills london

    i used pay 8.50 for a 350g bottle ... didn't even last a month, i'm sure it was only half filled
  46. ziggy_909

    co2 refills london

    you get new ones filled and delivered and keep the bottle for £22.00 .... :shock: i wanna piece of that action... :D
  47. ziggy_909

    co2 refills london

    Any one have a good supplier in london.... without having to sent the bottle away for a week.... i currently get a 2kg refill for £26.00 i have heard the the london beer gas company do a 6.35kg for about £20.00 plus £20.00 deposit (first time bottle only)... and they do free delivery.. any...
  48. ziggy_909

    Crystal Red Shrimp

    i am trying to breed crystal shrimp.... in the past i have bread 1 baby form only 3 shrimps,, but it didn't make it ... i have now upped the number to 11, i also have 2 amano's in the same tank ... will that be a problem...they have eggs regularly, but nothing develops tank = 25 ltr aqua...
  49. ziggy_909

    Bucket-less water changes..!!!

    need some advice for building a buck-less water change system..... have a few questions what about temperature of return water and also what about water treatment... what type of water change system do you use for larger 250 liter tanks....
  50. ziggy_909

    Tropica, Aqua Essentials and Garden Direct Chelated Traces

    Re: EI Less Technical approach hi Quick question.. my Micro nutrients arrived in the post today and i have made up the solution to the strength i need .. approx. 30-ml fert to 500-ml of water ... the next thing i need to order is i think:- Nitrogen (N) Phosphorous (P) Potassium (K) with i...
  51. ziggy_909

    Tropica, Aqua Essentials and Garden Direct Chelated Traces

    Thats half the solution, you will need to make another with KN03 (Potassium Nitrate) KH2P04 (Mono Potassium Phosphate) , and dose each 3 times a week on alternate days. wont that cause algae to bloom in my tank .... i have always used the aqua care plant nutrition without phosphate based on...
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    Tropica, Aqua Essentials and Garden Direct Chelated Traces

    i have just ordered 500g of the AE mix...back in stock today... if i mix a solution from the AE mix, Boron 1.06% Copper 0.23% Iron 8.2% Manganese 1.82% Molybdenum 0.15% Zinc 1.16% For preparing a stock solution add 1 tablespoon of trace mix to 500ml of water. Then add 10ml per 100 litres as...
  53. ziggy_909

    Tropica, Aqua Essentials and Garden Direct Chelated Traces

    hi .. looking to start dosing with the whole dry trace get up.., which i will make into a solution for easy application, i have shrimps in both my tanks ... amano and crystals ... will the copper levels be ok for them...
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