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
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...
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...
Can we start a list of safe fish that can be kept with shrimp in the community tank.
The List other members have so far:
Just to point out this list is based on other members experiences not mine! :!:
Boraras brigittae (chilli...
I bought a Spio III CO2 Diffuser and it has a hole at the base of the circular tubing...is it meant to have?
I thought it was broken so I email the people that sold me it and they said
"The hole is designed to release the gas pressure in the circular tube."
Is this right?
Has anyone used or are using the Y Splitter for CO2 Systems from Aqua Essentials
Can they be used with FE and are they any good?
Trying to find some Nerite snails and Tiger Shrimp online without any joy :(
Placed an order with UK shrimp...but they cancelled and sent a refund and the snail shop is closed while they have a baby.
As the eheim spray is not long enough to cover the length of my four foot tank will it work if I ordered another pipe and joined them together or would I lose too much pressure in the extended bar.
I do already have a fluval spray bar which would be long enough, could I use this in place of the...
Here we go with hopefully some lesson learnt
240L 4 foot tank
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 the solution...
Although I know how long to leave my lights on, I am wondering how many people have different ways of timing theirs lights and Co2.
Do you turn your lights on at night as you would your house to enjoy your tank or is it best to turn them on in the daytime to match the sun?
Replacing my Juwel tank and setting up a new 4ft tank....it has a large hood with room for lights. I read James C useful post on the cheap bulbs but what ballast or starter units should I buy and where from
I have always used the juwel light units so am a little puzzled Please advise :crazy:
I a having trouble getting Blyxa japonica to grow in my tank...can you have too much flow for this plant?
I seems to just melt away to nothing.
CO2 is good lime green on drop checker, flow is very good, all plants sway well in the water.
Regular ferts and trace
After a year of losing plants I am making a major effort to get things right....here is what I'm doing now
For my 180l 40 UK Gallon tank. F/E Co2...2 x 35wat Juwel Hilite bulbs 8 hours per day...Co2 on 2 hours before light on and off 1 hour before lights out.
Filtration and flow. Fluval 305...
Forget the lack of plants as I am trying to get the flow correct before adding more plants
Hydor Koralia used to send the Co2 on its way araound the tank....The Juwell filter is to be removed and I have bought a Eheim Compact 2000 to place in that corner
Has anyone got or used the AQUAMEDIC SOLENOID VALVE seen it on ebay.
Never had or used a solenoid before so any pointers would be good....will these fit on a DD Regulator and do they have a UK plug?
If this is no good could you let me know a decent make
2 x 35w Juwel Hi-Lite bulbs with reflectors...
Co2 2kg Fire extinguisher Hydor diffuser.
Could the black hair algae I am getting be due tho the intorduction of my new Fluval Filter and new reflectors?
Algae is on Crypts and Anubis and some of the small gravel.
My lights were on 10...
Could someone advise me on the required bps in my well planted 180L Juwel Tank.
At the moment its on 2bps but I am getting black hair algae on the leaf edges of some my my plants.
Should I up the CO2...if so what to?
Thanks for any help you can give!
Keep reading conflicting threads about ADA Amazonia.
I have ordered a couple of bags and was intending to swap the coral substrate in my tank with this.
What I was going to do was keep the original water is large buckets keeping the fish in one bucket with a heater in it while I replaced the...
I have one Yoyo loach that I think maybe anorexic, as he is not helping me with my snail problem.
I am thinking of getting some assassin snail but I am worried the yoyo might start eating again and eat the assassins.
Will the Yoyo eat them?
Will the snails do a better job?
If the snails are...
I am going to buy another few pots of Hemianthus callitrichoides because I didn't know how difficult getting this plant started was going to be.
After an hour of planting the first lot into the tank I found more than half of it floating at the top of the tank :oops:
The fish had taken a fancy...
A look at my first few steps into the planted tank for my Rams...
My Tank....This is the tank as it is now!!
Lights 2 x 35w High-lite bulbs on 11 hours per day (Not sure if high - lite is the same as t-5)
40 UK Gallon tank I do the following...
Has anyone been to any of the Maidenhead Aquatics outlets....just found out there is one a few miles from my home and wondered if they had any decent stock.
It says they get plants from Tropica in Denmark and from singapore.
Can someone point me in the right direction.
I am going to rent a 10 litre CO2 bootle from my local Air Products and need to know which regulator I need?
Are all regulators standard thread size?
I was looking to buy something like the one below
Co2 Regulator (d+d)
Twin regulator for...
I have a 180L (40 UK Gallons) Juwel Vision Tank
2 x 35w Lights I day buld and 1 Nature
I am getting a rented CO2 canister delivered shortly
I have also purchased 3 lots of ferts.
1 Potassium Nitrate - 500g Â£8.00
1 Monopotassium Phosphate - 250g Â£5.00
1 Trace Elements - 250g...