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    Money no Object – Space is

    Hi Time for a new planted tank, price is no object so that’s good, however space is, the gap it needs to fit into is 79cms wide. So im think to maximise the internal space in need an external filter heater Im after planted but am not sure if I need to inject CO2 ?, if I do then im thinking...
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    So many tanks - which one

    As some of you may be aware I was 2 months in with my Rena 200 Planted tank all was going well and I moved, tank could not come with me as it would not fit – such is life, however I learn a lot. I will have a new space shortly (once the floor is done) so I’m off again. I have a space...
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    Rock only setups ?

    Hi Been looking round and cant see any rock only setups ?, I was just wondering if any has such a setup, im getting an urge for tank number 2 Regards John B
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    Vacuum Cleaner ?

    Hi Can anyone recomend a decent Vacuum Cleaner, tank is Dimensions: 201cm W x 51cm x D 70,5 cm H so i need something thats flexibel, just to help clean out the various debri that collects (eEpecially after cutting the grass) Regards John B
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    I hope Webcams come under Photography ?

    Hi Just a general enquiry, have any members had any dealings with webcams and fish tanks, would eb interested to hear from them if they have. John
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    Inlet \ Outlet postition

    This may be obvious but if I don’t ask ? The tank is a: Rena Aqualife 200 x 50 Dimensions: 201cm W x 51cm x D 70,5 cm H And I have two FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filters I currently have 1 setup at each end of the tank, in an identical way ? The inlet filter is at the bottom about 1 inch above...
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    Community creator - 600 Neon Tetras

    Hi Has anybody read this : http://www.thinkfish.co.uk/article/Stocking_Levels It talks about the community creator and how its all worked out, now i know its a guide and there are many factors involved but it seems a little optimistic ? My tanks measurements ( reduced the height by 5cms to...
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    Johns 717l / 157G Tank

    Hi So after receiving so much assistance so far thought I would start a journal and see how it goes The aim is for a planted community tank, the setup is: Tank Rena Aqualife 200 x 50 Volume in litres: 717 Tank Volume in imperial gallons: 157 Water Volume in imperial gallons: 146 Filtration...
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    Connecting the Cal Aqua Inline CO2 Diffuser Fitting

    Hi I have 2 Cal Aqua Inline CO2 Diffuser's the idea being for them to be connected to the FX5 External Filters of which there are 2. I did not consider the actuall mechanics of taking the outflow pipe and connecting Diffuser which of course is a different size, thought on the best way to do...
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    Will there be enough O2

    Hi Rena Aqualife 200 x 50 Dimensions: 201cm W x 51cm x D 70,5 cm H 80 x 20 x 27 Volume in litres: 717 Tank Volume in imperial gallons: 157 Water Volume in imperial gallons: 146 Filtration FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filter x 2 Co2 via an external diffuser into the outflow of the FX5. Will I need to...
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    FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filter - Noise

    Hi My FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filter (two of them) now does anyone have any of these and if so are they noisy ? I can put them in the stand or in the shed attached to the living room wall and simply run the pipework out there, just not sure of the noise these things are going to make (they are...
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    Eco-Complete – approx 250lbs

    Hi Anyone recommend where i can get soem 250lbs of Eco-Complete, im Croydon based and quite happy to drive out to collect - if not any recommended online supplier Regards John B
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    FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filter Medai

    Hi I have a FLUVAL FX5 Canister Filter and planned to have the following media Ceramic Filter Rings Biological Filter Foam BB Bio Filter Balls Carbon Filter Floss now finding the items is not that easy becaue there is so much to chosse from - am i looking for media with a code Thanks...
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    New Tank - Harware Final Review

    Hi Well Ive had loads of help in these forums and I think im finally sorted on the hardware (barring any last minute suggestions \ coments) Im aiming for a good planted tank with community fish at the the top\middle and bottom. Within reason im happy to spend quite a bit to get it right. So...
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    Ammonia, Bio Starter etc

    Hi Im having a planted tank and plan on a fishless cycle whilst i get the plants going, there is a whole range of products advertised Ammonia, Bio starters (must be hundreds of them) Im lookng for a plain simple method. Regards John B
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    Mopani v Bogwood

    Hi Are there pros and cons when looking at Mopani and Bogwood John B
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    Lighting Advice pse

    I have Tank Rena Aqualife 200 x 50 Dimensions: 201cm W x 51cm x D 70,5 cm H Volume in litres: 717 Volume in imperial gallons: 157 And its going to be planted etc. By default it comes with 4 x 58W (232w) I’m looking at least 2wpg so need a minimum of 314w So im looking at Metal Halide...
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    Planted Tank - open to sugestion

    Hi This is my tank setup (buying in mid march) Tank Rena Aqualife 200 x 50 Dimensions: 201cm W x 51cm x D 70,5 cm H Volume in litres: 717 Volume in imperial gallons: 157 Heating 2x300W Heater / thermostat Filtration 1550 l/h External Filter Rena Filstar xP4 Media - Coarse Sponge, Fine...
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