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    Brown Algae

    You are the man, Thank You :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Richard
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    Brown Algae

    Hi, I'm sure this question is probably asked on a daily basis, but some help would be appreciated. I have a brown algae beginning to cover the leaves on my plants. I'm running a Rio180 with an additional internal filter and 2 Hagen CO2 diffusers with each canister containing a home made...
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    'Deep Rooted' - Andyh's 35l Nano

    Looks amazing Andy. Be nice to see it again in a few weeks :thumbup: Richard
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    RIO 180 DOSING HELP

    Hi, Sorry to crash your thread, but where is the best place to buy these in powder form? Richard
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    RIO 180 DOSING HELP

    Is KNO3 Potassium Nitrate ???
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    First Attempt (Rio 180)

    Hi, CO2 is currently just using a homemade mix with a Hagen CO2 diffuser. The drop checker is blue, but I have a second unit going in today or tomorrow which will hopefully help. I have the standard Juwel filter, but also a Fluval 2 for additional circulation (I'm not a wealthy man, so it's a...
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    First Attempt (Rio 180)

    WOW! :clap: I don't for 1 minute think I have the skills to pull something like that off, but it's the kind of thing I have in mind. I can't wait to get started on it now. Cheers Richard
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    First Attempt (Rio 180)

    Thanks guys. I've got a Rio 125 sitting up stairs that I'm gonna work on after Christmas. I think I'll go for something a little simpler. Don't know what yet, but I fancy rocks and HC Cuba or something. Don't really know yet. Richard
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    Drop Checker Question

    What is easycarb?? :oops: Richard
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    First Attempt (Rio 180)

    Hi, Just thought I'd upload a pic of my new tank. It's been running for a few weeks now. It's a first attempt at a planted tank in nearly 15 years. Cheers Richard
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    Drop Checker Question

    I don't know if this should be in CO2 questions, but feel free to move it if it should. :shifty: I have a drop checker in my planted tank and I was wondering, is it normal for a film of scum to develop on the waters surface inside the bell of the drop checker? Cheers Richard Ergo, moved...
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    JBL Ferropol

    Thank you :thumbup:
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    JBL Ferropol

    Hi, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I have some JBL Ferropol liquid fertilizer, and I can't for the life of me remember how often I'm supposed to add it to the tank. I think it's weekly, but don't want to start pouring it in willy-nilly :oops: Help please :wave: Cheers Richard
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    Clown Loach Question

    Thanks for the advice. I don't think I'll risk putting them in as the Assassins do a great job of keeping the snails to a minimum. Cheers Richard
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    DIY CO2 Question

    1st Hagen CO2 system arrived today. I'll monitor the levels and if necessary order a second unit. I now just need to get an air pump to work through the night and hopefully I'll be sorted. :clap:
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    Clown Loach Question

    Hi, I know these guys are sold as a good snail eater, but will they eat my Assassin Snails? Don't wanna put them in and find my Assassins all go :thumbdown: Cheers Richard
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Right, I'm with you. I'm gonna order one, get it up and running (with an air pump running on a timmer set to the opposite of the light) then keep an eye on it using the drop checker and then see if I need a 2nd one. Cheers :thumbup: Richard
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Just had a quick look at these. I think I'll get a couple. How do you control the flow rate? Richard
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Ok, really appreciate the advice. Starting to re-think the whole DIY CO2 system now. I'll have a look around for a good value system.
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Um, the little blue taps that you can use to control the flow. Can't think what else they'd be called. :idea: Like this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170380850513&ssPageName=STRK:MEBDIX:IT
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    DIY CO2 Question

    AAARRRGGGHHH!!! After literally hours of trying different formulas, checking for leaks, replacing bottle top with new silicone sealer (enough to seal around 400 fish tanks I'd say), it turns out the air taps ALL leak. I have 3, 1 on each bottle and 1 to control the over all out put, and they...
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Thank you. I really appreciate the advice. :thumbup:
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    DIY CO2 Question

    It's a 2 litre coke bottle and I've filled it up to just before the start of the curve at the top of th bottle. :angel: Richard
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    DIY CO2 Question

    HHMMMM, I think the guy in the shop may have got this one wrong, although he did know it was for a fish tank and he did seem like he knew about it. This morning still nothing. The brown foam is now more of a white foam. I presume these DIY CO mixtures produce enough pressure to pass through...
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    DIY CO2 Question

    Hi guys, Need a bit of help again please. I have this morning filled my Rio 180 up. It currently just contains the substrate. The decor is going in tomorrow when I'll partial empty and then re-fill the tank (I had to check it was water tight and the heater and filter work, which they do...
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    Active Carbon???

    Thank you all for your opinions. It's always nice to hear from someone who ISN'T trying to sell you something. Thanks again Richard
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    Active Carbon???

    Hi everyone, This is my first proper post on the forum. First I like to say thanks for the amazing advice you can find on here. Secondly, I'm about to set up my first real attempt at a planted aquarium. I'm using a Juwel Rio 180 and have spent the last few weeks researching What, How, Where...
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    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi all, I joined just a few days ago and can't believe the amount of useful information on the site. I was a passionate fish keeper in the past, but have been out of the hobby for nearly 15 years. I recently purchased a Rio 180 which is sitting in my lounge bone dry. I have decided it's...
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