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  1. steve2tanks

    Filter Guard

    i think they are 16mm and 12mm but was hoping someone could confirm this
  2. steve2tanks

    Filter Guard

    does anyone happen to know if it will be the 16mm and 12mm i would need for a tetra tec ex1200 and tetra tec ex700?
  3. steve2tanks

    Filter Guard

    Cheers to you both,i'll order the ebay ones then if it comes with LD sign of approval it'll do me :thumbup:
  4. steve2tanks

    Filter Guard

    Anyone know where i can get these from the uk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crystal-Cherr ... 691wt_1151 I'm on converting my tank to just a shrimp tank and got tights on filter but get clogged really easy so was after some but rather buy from uk,I will need 1 for a tetra tec ex700 and 1 for an...
  5. steve2tanks

    Algae and java moss won't grow

    Re: Algae and java moss won't grow Lights on for 11hrs a day wouldn't really be helping with the problem
  6. steve2tanks

    Cheap powerhead

    Cheers ill keep an eye for that when i get round to ordering it :thumbup:
  7. steve2tanks

    Cheap powerhead

    Cheers for the help I'll get one ordered sometime this week
  8. steve2tanks

    Cheap powerhead

    So they arent noisy?Thats my main concern as the tanks in the living room so needs to be silent,yeah thought i wouldnt get the flow stated just want something to help with co2 distrubution as got a few dead spots
  9. steve2tanks

    Cheap powerhead

    Anyone used one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5000L-H-Fish- ... 892wt_1037 or similar priced powerheads? I currently have a hydor koralia unsure on model number,and was wanting something for the other side of the tank without the price tag of hydor :crazy:
  10. steve2tanks

    Plant ID?

    Pleased didn't plant it in the tank haha
  11. steve2tanks

    Plant ID?

    Received this plant this morning,they aren't sure what it is so was hoping someone on here may have an idea what it is before i plant it in my tank ,its roughly 30cm in height
  12. steve2tanks

    Tap Ph and HMA PH

    Just been thinking that its been a while since i changed the cartridges could this cause the difference in PH?
  13. steve2tanks

    Tap Ph and HMA PH

    Hi long time since i posted but i was wondering if anyone could help, My tank ph is 7.6 Tap water is 7.2 But when i filter it through my HMA filter i get a ph of 6?? I only checked the PH as i've lost a few shrimps recently and it was more often than not a few hours after i did a 50% water...
  14. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    A quick update Had a bit of a play around think this looks better than how i had it,yes/no?? Been doing 80ltr water change every day cleaning the BGA but it seems to have slowed right down for now. Should i still be dosing ferts or not as i dont run C02,will the plants be getting enough...
  15. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Suppose it's for the best then it needs doing
  16. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Thanks George,thats some food for thought,the tank looks great,but i feel the crypts break the right side up so the small fish have somewhere to hide when the discus spwan and can be aggressive to them,dunno whether to just get some more crypts to fill it up more but the ones i've got dont grow...
  17. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Feed them on Tetra Prima,Beefheart,frozen bloodworm,thanks for the interest :thumbup:
  18. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Allready got some in both filters,its more like small particles floating and not been sucked into the filter,Thanks for the suggestion John tho
  19. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Been a while,i've been busy with life and the tank has been totally negelected. I sold off some of the discus(got 5 left),and my breeding bristlenose pair, to keep waste down and help with the less maintaince i was doing(big mistake :crazy: ) It seemed to be ticking over fine,plant grow was...
  20. steve2tanks

    API test kit

    Cheers mate thought it would be something like that,but didnt want to guess
  21. steve2tanks

    API test kit

    Hi UKAPS long time since i posted :wave: ,(tank not in great shape) Recently i've lost a few corys so was wanting to test the water,but ive lost the test tube's so was wondering if some kind person could measure how much water you need please
  22. steve2tanks

    My discus tank

    Tank looks great :clap: Few questions: How do you find feeding the discus with the Glossostigma elantinoides carpet,when i had my carpet alot of the food didnt get eaten as it became trapped in it and the discus couldnt get it out. Do you run CO2 on it at all,it looks like you do,how do you...
  23. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Ive still got the 2 external filters and the Koralia 1 for flow. Yeah the discus are doing well in it :thumbup:
  24. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Well its been a good while since an update but just showing how its progressing,still no CO2 been used,no exel either so have a little algae on some sword leaves :silent: Thanks oatfish(heather) for the plants :thumbup: That hairgrass still hasnt grown,but hasnt died either :| That...
  25. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup That was my favourite picture aswell,it was the one featured in pfk mag aswell :D Im not too happy with it at the minute but wanted a change to the blyxa,ive still got some in another tank so may use some again but not sure :?
  26. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Another update :roll: :lol: These are all just took with a phone seems to take a reasonable picture to me :lol: Full Tank Albino Cory,love these darting up to the top and back down again :lol: Grubs up lol,it allready has plenty to eat with all the algae...
  27. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup See thats what i didnt what to do as i got rid of the blxya because it was too fast growing,i've got some valis in there as well but it hasnt started to grow yet(probally becauese use excel) Also the stem plants held alot of the food up that the discus cant get to...
  28. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup And another update Cant seem to get the hairgrass to grow,i chop it right down then it just gets covered in algae,leave it to grow and it doesnt spread :evil: Alot of the swords are getting algae on there leaves,but the discus dont seem to like the co2 up...
  29. steve2tanks

    'A Simple Plain' a post project aquajournal by S Lancashire

    Great write up for a journal,looking good for 3 weeks in,wish my hairgrass would grow like that :mrgreen:
  30. steve2tanks

    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    Yeah sorry for the loss,you'll have to keep an eye on it over summer :?
  31. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Quick update, Needs another water change as its still cloudly from uprooting the plants
  32. steve2tanks

    PFK June issue - Big UKAPS contributions....

    Was a good month for ukaps members,well done fellas
  33. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Just got some Red Alenquers 5 of them,havent managed to get a good picture of them yet,as soon as i get the camera out thy shy away :twisted: :lol: Only got 3 of them left and one blue turk. Tbh they just seem shy all the time im thinking about getting rid as i...
  34. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup I'll keep you in mind i should hopefully get it trimmed on sunday as its desprate to be done,like you say its blocking alot of flow
  35. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Its been awhile but heres a quick udate Its been negleted over the last few weeks what with it been warmer out doors 8) Lost 3 of the new discus,well one died and polluted the water,ammonia was off the scale when i found it(it was behind the plants poor...
  36. steve2tanks

    Happy Birthday

    Just in time,happy birthday :!:
  37. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Cheers, glad it can inspire you :oops: Im using the T5's that came with the tank and reflectors fitted,4 bags of aqua soil but could of done with more though really imo.
  38. steve2tanks

    50% Water Changes

    I just cut them when they send out new stems,cut the actual stem part and replant it
  39. steve2tanks

    50% Water Changes

    For my blyxa i just left it to grow for a while then it starts send off new shoots sort of like a V shape all i do is cut one side off then replant that,its just like trimming a stem plant really.Hope that helps
  40. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Cheers hadn't thought about sand foreground,dunno if i can be bothered with the hassle of changing it now :lol: Yeah i know what you mean about the leaf shape(i dont really like it,but its easier for the discus to get the food from underneath) but theres a few...
  41. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Well plants took alot longer than hoped but eventualy got them in,i've chopped abit of the blxya up as it was collecting alot of the food in it and replaced it with swords,and hopefully giving the discus more room to feed.Also bought some more wood as my other wood...
  42. steve2tanks

    Happy Birthday

    Cheers fellas,been to work 3 till 10 today so ill celebrate my bday at the weekend :lol: :mrgreen:
  43. steve2tanks

    Mjenner's Juwel Rio 125 Planted Tank

    Yeh i got that email as well mate about the plants :roll: Mine turned up yesturday but didnt recieve the free £10 worth of plants i ordered but just glad i got my order that i paid for :) It looks like a good start you've got there :wink: Steve
  44. steve2tanks

    Echinodorus osiris

    I thought as much but just checking :D @billy boy its not often i go in my local p@h but im glad i did this week :mrgreen:
  45. steve2tanks

    Echinodorus osiris

    Well bought this the other day from my local p@h(they don't normally have many plants in but had to snap this up along with two pots of Pogostemon Helferi for £9 :lol: ) Since i put it in the tank on monday its started sending up this long stem Just wondering if its a new plantlet forming...
  46. steve2tanks

    Mjenner's Juwel Rio 125 Planted Tank

    Im in the same situation,ordered plants last week but havent got them :roll: Have you tried emailing them as im going too,ill let you know what the reply is when i get one :wink:
  47. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Well i eventually gave it a good trim sold loads of the blxya on here and locally,This is what it looked like after the trim: And this was taking tonight: As you can see its starting to spread out again :lol: .I decied i wanted to try some more plants so ive...
  48. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Cheers,the discus are big i'v got 2 smaller ones that where hiding at the time lol
  49. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Cheers simon im on getting a male and a female i hope off someone :D Hopefully they will be ok togther as they have been kept togther in that tank.
  50. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Cheers Tourney,yeah what ever i make on plants i spend back on the tank It does need a real good trim to be honest, i could do with starting over again with it as its quite messy especially when i see what it looked like in pfk magazine when it was just filling in...
  51. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Yeah it helps pay for stuff for the fish/plants lol
  52. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Time for an update: As you can see the hc has now nearly all gone as its been shadowed to much by the blyxa,the dwarf hairgrass that i started with and i thought had died is now starting to slowly creep along the bottom. I increased the numbers of rummy nose...
  53. steve2tanks

    PFK Planted Tank Special - 19 pages

    Mine turned up yesturday makes a good read(was even more pleased to see my tank printed in your tank section :oops: :P )
  54. steve2tanks

    lph flow for discuss fish

    In my discus tank 240ltr ive got a tetra tec ex1200 and 700 along with a hydor koralia 1 and they dont mind the flow(my biggest pair spawn about every 10 days now) but im no discus expert
  55. steve2tanks

    Happy Birthday

    Happy bday mate a little late as your probally celebrating by now :lol: Happy bday to Wolfenrook aswell
  56. steve2tanks

    SNOW!!!!

    Its snowing up here aswell not that fast but real big flakes :D
  57. steve2tanks

    320l Discus tank, becoming planted !

    Once thats filled in a little more it will look great :P
  58. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup I trimmed all the plants down and done a water change and the oily film has gone :D
  59. steve2tanks

    SNOW!!!!

    This what i was doing this morning :lol: Its still coming down heavy here so should be quite deep in the morning :D
  60. steve2tanks

    SNOW!!!!

    Just had thunder and lighting here :? :lol: the dog came running and jumped on me :lol:
  61. steve2tanks

    SNOW!!!!

    We've hardly had any up here just a very light covering :( Nice photo's ld like the second one down where your looking down the street
  62. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Well didnt want to do the water change tonight as was letting the discus do there thing(is it weird to watch fish spawn :? :lol: ) Dont really know what to do with the blyxa i could do with pulling it up and starting again with it as its growing that fast its at...
  63. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Well time for another update :D The plants are still growing well especailly the blyxa,infact its growing to much and shadowing the hc :evil: The surface has covered in an oily film,i tryed pointing the spray bar upwards more to break it up and that didnt...
  64. steve2tanks

    320l Discus tank, becoming planted !

    Your welcome :lol: You got any more pictures of that room :P
  65. steve2tanks

    320l Discus tank, becoming planted !

    Wow,love the behind the scene part,it looks great built into the wall like that :mrgreen: Keep us updated on how you progress :D
  66. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Yeah saw that one before i'll keep an eye on the topic :wink:
  67. steve2tanks

    Tourney's Osaka 260 journey

    It will fill in given time but Keep an eye on the sale forum :lol:
  68. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    No it hasnt got any valves like the aqua medic 1000 one posted before,its scewed in place now so cant be unscewing it all the time to tip it up.Think ill have to save up and get a better one :roll: Any suggestions on a decent one for cheap,doesnt matter hose size to fit as i have both 16mm or...
  69. steve2tanks

    Tourney's Osaka 260 journey

    Glad the blyxa has been put to good use :!: Havent read the whole thread but have you tried it with a background to hide the tubes?
  70. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Right so its been installed since this morning and now the reactor isnt full of water is it supposed to fill up at the top with the co2,is it not dissolving quick enough?Wish i had stuck with the ceramic diffuser :roll: :lol:
  71. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    No it's not that one,it doesnt have any other parts to it,like that has a blue bit mine doesnt? I have been looking at that one to buy but im just seeing how this one goes for now
  72. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Thanks,yeah my other half loves the discus but i dont think she likes the price of them or fishkeeping :roll: :lol:
  73. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    I dont know what make it is,it was sold as a dennerle but i dont know if they make any,i never thought to read up i just saw it for cheap so stuck a bid on :lol:
  74. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Was doing the water change today and saw that the blyxa is flowering,couldnt really get a good picture of them You can just see the one there but there is a few flowers :D
  75. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Yeah the waters going through fine so it must be working,i'll be able to tell later by the drop checker.How can you tell i've never used a reactor before :lol:
  76. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Right so i've changed the tubing around so the waters flowing the other way,the co2 now is rising up the reactor and it seems to be getting broken up a bit but most of it just rises to the top,will it be getting dissolved there?I know i can wait to check the drop checker later just wanted your...
  77. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Trust me to stick it in wrong :lol: Thanks for the replys i'll sort it tommorow :roll:
  78. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    So i need to install it the hose the other way round :roll:
  79. steve2tanks

    What Bar?

    I run mine at 1.5 bars i went for in the middle of what i read people using when i was reading up on setting mine up :lol:
  80. steve2tanks

    my first tank osaka 260l tank

    Re: my first tank osaka 240l tank Looks like a good start but i agree it needs some hardscape in there :wink:
  81. steve2tanks

    Inline reactor

    Well i bought an inline reactor a few months ago and got round to fitting it up to an tetra tec ex700 as it has 12mm hose connecters, it never came with instructions as it was an ebay bought one.It doesnt seem to dissolve a lot of the co2 as the spray bar ends up filling up with co2.Heres how...
  82. steve2tanks

    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09 Tank looks great,plants look nice and healthy and discus look great in there :D
  83. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup A quick update See the size next to the rummys :lol: I've bought another 2 discus last weekend this time there alot smaller as im having a go at growing them on,remeber this is the 1st time ive kept discus and its only my second tropical tank. I sold quite a...
  84. steve2tanks

    My First Planted Tank (The End) Juwel Rio 125

    Re: My First Planted Tank - Juwel Rio 125 Got my tetra tec ex1200 from here along with few other bits and had no problems with them http://www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk/tet ... -900-p.asp
  85. steve2tanks

    The Journal of a Complete Beginner! [50 Gallon]

    Yeah thats what i ended up having to do,funny thing is my bit sank in the container that i had it in :roll:
  86. steve2tanks

    The Journal of a Complete Beginner! [50 Gallon]

    Nice start mate,thats how i started out my tank growing the hc emmeresed it saved me a few quid as i only used 2 pots of hc in my rio 240 :lol: Have you soaked the wood?Only asking because i did but i didnt do it for long enough and it pulled up loads of hc up when i flooded the tank and the...
  87. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup No problem john :D Been messing with the new camara,still learning how to use it :lol: Feeding time :lol: Full tank at feeding time Right so my tank is stocked with the discus, 8 rummys and 6 albino corys and a few otos,how many more rummys would be ok in...
  88. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Got them from plants alive when i first started the the tank up 5 for £3.45
  89. steve2tanks

    oh my!

    Good luck with that water change,think sunday for me up north is gona be alot warmer than it has been recently 10c,well thats what the weather man said but when do they get it right :lol:
  90. steve2tanks

    oh my!

    It was both emmerdale and eastenders that had someone go through a frozen lake(i dont like the soaps honest :lol: )
  91. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Ohh sorry to hear that mate,hopefully mine dosent do the same as ill have no plants left in the tank :lol: Have you since losing all of it, tried anymore?
  92. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup What happened to it,did it just die off completely?
  93. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Thanks,it was intially in my plan as a foreground plant as i didnt realise how tall it could grow,most sites said between 10cm t0 15cm :roll:
  94. steve2tanks

    Tank 2!!!

    Thats a nice bit of wood,look forward to seeing it planted up :D
  95. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup It was planted up in september so probally not that quick,its just this last month its took off
  96. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Yeah pretty much of its own course,i only started out with 5 small plants,then kept trimming them and planting next to them ,so where the 1st 5 plants are is the higher part(cant beleive i only stated with 5 tiny plants :lol: )
  97. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup What to you mean on its own :? I dose daily if thats what your meaning?
  98. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup :lol: thanks the blyxa is a great plant,my old camara was from the dark ages :roll: Just noticed the discus are in almost the same spot i last time took a picture(guess they know which side i put the grub in)
  99. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Thanks alot :oops: ,it still needs to grow in abit but its getting there slowly :lol:
  100. steve2tanks

    My rio 240 planted discus tank

    Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup Well thought it was about time to post an update as i havent posted in a bit :D Not alot has changed since the last time i posted,just got a new camara so they look a better picture to me :lol: As you can see the blyxa is growing well(its a good 30cm high now)...
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