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    Boiling plants

    :thumbdown: They are so annoying. Snail killing chemicals are bad for plants and sometimes fish arent they? If not i will just have to move my piranhas out of that tank and put my cichlid in their for a while, because they eat the snails if i drop them into their tank.
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    Boiling plants

    Hi there, I have a snail problem that has recently got quite bad! am i able to boil my plants to get rid of the snails that are on them? Or will my plants just die?
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    Help on prunning these plants.

    Id say about 7" tall, 2 x 54watt and 2 x 39watt T5 lighting, all with reflectors. I dose TPN+ and trace elements daily, although i do use eco-complete aswell which i think supplies iron etc.
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    C02 run out already?

    Just set up my 5kg FE, glad it fit my regulator :D ! Any ideas how long this "should" last? Based on my 500g running out in 10 days i calculated that it should last for 100 days, is that correct? Thanks
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    C02 run out already?

    Ok, well my regulator is from a JBL proflora m602. Well i hope it does fit a FE because ive just ordered two 5kg's.
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    C02 run out already?

    This may sound stupid but can you still use solenoids when using FE's? Also will my regulator fit on a FE?
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    C02 run out already?

    I rang this place Guildford Calor Gas Location : Farebright Services Ltd, 28 Westfield Rd, Guildford GU1 1RR Tel: 01483 300 410 Website or http://www.calor.co.uk Services : sell the 3.9kg bottles (pub bottles) for £15.99 and will take back empties. Date Added/Updated : Apr 27, 2009 They...
  8. J

    C02 run out already?

    Where can i get nice sized FE's from? Doesnt someone on here sell them? And where can i get them re-filled? Thanks
  9. J

    C02 run out already?

    You can use both disposable and refillable. Fire extinguishers are abit dodby arent they lol, wont the fly everywhere if something goes wrong?
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    C02 run out already?

    So what can i do guys, can i use bigger c02 bottles, if so which ones?!?! running out of c02 every 10 days is a joke! Thanks
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    C02 run out already?

    yea i have solenoid, its only on for 8 and a half hours every day, i keep the level green on the drop checker. But i do have surface agitation, i dont know whats classed as a lot and what isnt though. Could someone explain the soapy water method please? Would i be able to change the bottle then...
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    C02 run out already?

    My c02 is showing no pressure after 10 days. The bottle weighs 500g. my tank is 400litres. Is it usual for the c02 to run out so quickly? i wouldn't have got it if i new it was goin to run out this fast! It doesnt appear that i have any leaks in the connection points because they look like they...
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    Help on prunning these plants.

    Ok thanks, do you have any idea why my Hygrophilia Rosanervis are green? i bought these because i thought they were a reddy/pinky? thanks.
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    Help on prunning these plants.

    If you guys could give any info you know about how to properly prune these plants, that would be great. Java Fern - Amazon Sword - Vallisneria Spiralis - Sagittaria Pusilus - Ceratopteris Siliquosa or Fine leaf Indian fern - Hygrophillia Difformis or Wisteria - Hygrophilia Rosanervis, by...
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    First planted tank

    1 is 12" and the others are 6". All sorts, cichlid floating pellets, whole cod fillets, prawns, any sort of white fish. I have only ever fed them live once which was when i first got them, i dont do that anymore because it can give them diseases + not nice for the fish being eaten :lol:
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    First planted tank

    Heres a video of my tank, sorry for the bad quality it was recored on my mobile. Thanks
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    First planted tank

    Ok thanks :D
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    First planted tank

    Will i be able to grow "high light" plants with the lighting i have? because i only actuatly have 1.86 WPG. That isnt actuatly a lot is it?
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    Where can i buy sharp scissors?

    :lol: Are these alright? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LARGE-SURGICAL-SC ... dZViewItem Thanks
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    First planted tank

    I only bought the flourish pottasium because on the box all it says it contains is N and P it doesnt mention K? Ive only seem the odd bite in a leaf, other than that they are fine, they dont complete ruin them lol. Trouble is ive started to get a sort of fuzzy algea on my java moss and brown...
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    First planted tank

    Thanks :D Yea i did think that was abit exaggerated, got that from another forum, tut tut. O really? i didnt no it had trace elements, i wont bother dosing seperate traces then! Ive just created a youtube account so will make a video put it on there and post up the link. Thanks for your reply.
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    First planted tank

    Hi guys, Id be greatfull if you could tell me if im missing anything for my planted tank. I think ive got everything covered but im a newbeee so i dont know much lol. Heres what my set-up includes; Tank size; 400 litres - 100 us gallons Lighting(t5 with reflectors); 2 x 54watt, 2 x 39watt - 10...
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    Where can i buy sharp scissors?

    Hi guys, just wondered were u got your scissors from as the ones i have cant be any blunter! I dont really wanna spend mega money on them though. Thanks
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    People with JBL proflora m602, HELP.

    LOL yea i was, Dont worry now mate, it was a nut below the valve that was stopping it so loosend that and now its running :D
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    People with JBL proflora m602, HELP.

    I am unable to open the valve on the cylinder. It opens a tiny bit but does not release any pressure. Any help would be great. Thanks
  26. J

    How many bubbles per second?

    Hi guys, just got my c02 system and ive set it all up just wanted to ask how many bubbles per second should i have? thanks
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    Will c02 kill fish due to ph changes?

    I understand that putting pressurized c02 into an aquarium will lower the ph of the water. I also read somewhere that it doesnt affect the fish because it doesnt change the kh which is whats is harmfull to fish, is this true? If its going to harm my fish i will not get it, i will be getting a...
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    Do i need c02?

    Ok thanks for your replies guys, much appriciated!
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    Do i need c02?

    yea i thought that was abit exaggerated, so woteva my lighting is, it will increase growth rate? Will it also allow me to grow more difficult plants? Thanks for reply
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    Do i need c02?

    My aquarium is a juwel rio 400 (400 litre - 100 US gallon) All my lighting is T5 - i have 2 x 54watt and 2 x 39 all with reflectors which apparently double the output of my lights, is this true? If this is true i have 3.7 watts per gal, if not i obviously have half of that (1.85 wpg). Do i need...
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    Carpeting Sagittaria Pusilus

    ok thanks Sam, Do you have an idea on the time it takes to spread when its just one clump? and how long it takes to spread in several clumps? because if its a big difference i will get some more clumps. I have not seen noticable growth in the 2 weeks ive had it. I have 1.62 wpg which is on 10...
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    Carpeting Sagittaria Pusilus

    Will Sagittaria Pusilus carpet if you just plant in one clump? Or do you have to plant in several clumps for it to carpet?
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    Why are my new Sagittaria Subulata turning brown/yellow?

    And why is it only these plants that suffer the deficiency, not the others?
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    Why are my new Sagittaria Subulata turning brown/yellow?

    i do have messy fish though. And i also do weekly 25% water changes so doesnt this put that into the water?
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    Why are my new Sagittaria Subulata turning brown/yellow?

    what is NPK? where can i buy it from?
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    Why are my new Sagittaria Subulata turning brown/yellow?

    Ive recently added some plants into my tank. The plants i have are, java moss, java fern, amazon sword, Vallisneria Spiralis, Sagittaria pusilus. These are all doing fine in my tank so far but my Sagittaria Subulata has turned brown and yellow, does anyone no what this could be? My aquarium is a...
  37. J

    Flourish excel with Vallisneria Spiralis

    o no! thats not what i wanted to hear! will it ruin them even if i dose smaller amounts?
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    Flourish excel with Vallisneria Spiralis

    Will the excel i use ruin Vallisneria Spiralis plants? i heard that some vals dont like it but ive just order some Vallisneria Spiralis and im wondering if they will be alright with the excel? Thanks
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    ok thanks for all ur help. :D also, can you tell me what sort of plants will grow well for me? thanks
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    well i only have around 1 watt per gallon of light. This means i dont need c02 then right? if i was to get some proper plant substrate, the tablets that go in the substrate and the daily treatment would my plants grow well? or do i have to get c02 aswell as all of that?
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    My tank is new with the high light t5s. The plants i have arent dying, they just dont grow? so i thought i may need a c02 system, i just need to be pointed in the right direction of a good/reliable system. And also anything else that will boost my plants growth.?
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    how do i work out how much light is in my water? Thanks. would buying the proper substrate help?
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    im not really into DIY stuff as i dont trust myself to do it well enough to not encounter any future problems. O really? I thought that you need lots of light for plants to grow, thus needing c02? :? I have a few plants in my tank but they just dont seem to grow?
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    What is the perfect c02 system for a juwel rio 400 aquarium?

    i would really like to put loads of plants in my tank and i understand that i need a c02 system, ive read up on some of the information given on this site and others but it all seems so confusing. I cant work out which system i need? also my tank does'nt have much light, could this be a big...
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