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    Mail order Shrimps

    Ok snapped a pic. These are the ones i bought for €1.40. They were absolutely tiny if that makes a difference, you could have put 3 onto a microSD card they were that small.
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    Mail order Shrimps

    They were labelled up cherry shrimps. I'll snap a pic and post it up.
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    Mail order Shrimps

    Thanks. Managed to find 2 x cardinals locally €2.40. The same shop had some cherry shrimps in at €1.40 so i bought 20 of them also. Fingers they live well together. I'll keep searching, but with postage added they seem to be a LOT more expensive than they're selling for locally. Thanks...
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    Mail order Shrimps

    Hi, Thanks for that :thumbup: I'll do a search as they seem monumentally expensive on that site €8 each for cherry shrimp :shock: I'm guessing garnelen is German for shrimp?
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    Mail order Shrimps

    Hi guys, Having major problems finding decent shrimps over here in Greece. Is it safe to mail order shrimps from Europe? If so anyone know of any respectable sellers? Cheers Mark
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    Cooling tanks down

    Ok snapped some pics. Went up to 5 fans now, that way i don't have to spin em so fast so they're quieter. They're just standard PC fans, so cost only a few quid each. Angled em so they're blowing out throw t'other side. Tried various brackets and clamps, but most the metal ones i made...
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    Cooling tanks down

    That's exactly what i have done. As Sam says you do loose a fair bit of water, i'm losing around 6L a week in my 120L tank. But even in the height of summer here i rarely see anything over 28c water temp wise. You can buy controllers that turn the fans on/off at preset temps. Eliwell do some...
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    Anyone got one of these?

    Not really the 2026 flows a lot more than the 2322. I suppose it would be possible to cut more slits but the problem i found was not really the amount of slits but they're size, they blocked extremely easily. 1 decent size leaf and my the intake is more or less completely blocked. The fact...
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    Cloudy Water

    Glad to hear it's sorted Terry. Just wanted to add that running your 2026 flat out shouldn't cause any problems. My tanks half the size as yours at 120L yet i've been running my 2026 flat out for near on 3 months without any problems. Cheers Mark
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    Anyone got one of these?

    I missed this thread sorry :oops: Yep i bought a set of these, the outlet is great, the inlet is absolute crap though. It gets blocked up at least 3 times a day, the slits are wayyyyyyyyyy too small and in too small a area. Severely reduced my flow on my 2026, ended up refitting the stock...
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    Just curious

    10 Corys here. Not had any problems with then uprooting me plants, but my substrate is 2" to 3" deep and the plants are deeply planted. Cheers Mark
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    120cm - Harlequins' Haven

    Re: farmer / cider goes together Hey at last something i can give advise about :D Actually George is Γιώργος in Greek Farmer is Γεωργός, Without the emphasis they will sound very similar, but with the emphasis stressing different parts of each word they do sound fairly...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Ok i'll look around for some AS then. Just to confirm by Aqua Soil we're talking the ADA Aqua soil right? Like this? http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... cts_id=574 Cheers Mark
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Thanks guys. I'll go with the offered advice and leave it for now. Like you say shipping is a pain in the blahblahblahblah for such heavy stuff, there are a few more fish shops around Athens. I wouldn't really buy plants or fish from em but then they can't really do much to knacker up substrate :lol...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Ohhh i knew there was summet i wanted to ask. So i'll be stopping by the LFS in the morrow (chant, must not buy more fish, must not buy more fish). I was planning on replacing the sand/gravel substrate as the LFS has Seachem Flourite in stock i thought it'd be easier all round to get some of...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Great links and advice again ceg thanks mate. That aquaristikshop looks fantastic, really fell for the Aqua Medic stuff. I'll place an order next month (Just ordered some new wheels so no more fishy stuff this month :roll:), for a Aqua Medic regulator, bubble counter, that lovely reactor 1000...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Aye that's what i thought, but i'm not gonna persuade them to sell me something :lol: Me Mrs says there's a FE shop near where she works, so she'll nip in and as them if they do refills. If so i'll just buy 1 of those. Problem is now, where do i buy a regulator from? Luna have now lost my...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Looks like that's the only option left Sam. Just heard back from Lunapet, they refuse to send a order out to Greece :?: I understand if they don't post the kits full stop, but to post kits out to the UK but not Greece is a bit dense i recon :x So i'll start pricing up a FE kit, i'm gonna...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Oddly enough mate my dreams don't usually involve water filters. They usually contain things like, Monica Bellucci, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, 500 litres of baby oil and a bouncy castle ;) I've sent an email to Lunapet enquiring about postage, as long as it's reasonable i recon i'll go fer...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Thanks for the recommendation Sam :) Looks exactly the same kit as the Aquamas one. Pretty sure i'll order that one, i'll bang em out an email to ask about postage ;) Do you (or anyone else) know if that reactor will work with my 2026? Eheim give it as 950l/hr, read into that what you...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Well i'm now looking to buy a CO2 setup. I really like the look of the Aquamas kit, but as i don't speak any German that's all i can like :( Anyone here dealt with Aquamas, they happy dealing in English? Are they're products any good? The only real difference between the kits i'm interested...
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    rainbow fish

    Mine was a bit of a crap pic, here's a better one:
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    rainbow fish

    Great fish, I've got 4 Melanotaenia praecox 2 male 2 female. Really active fish, they chase each other round the tank at warp speed 9, so not really a good fish you have a fish of nervous disposition. I have since read the ideal is 2 females to each male, but my 4 do seem to get on great...
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    My tank

    Aye as TDI said that don't apply to me as i'm in Greece :( I'm gonna start looking around every time i go to the beech for driftwood and/or rocks. If i soak em and clean em well does it matter that they come from salt water? Cheers Mark
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    Jimbooo's 450L / 100G high tech journal

    Any updates James? Great thread.
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    My tank

    :lol: Just tried those £38 for the order £80 n delivery :lol: That's the problem, if i order plants there's no guarantee they'll arrive in good nick, if i order anything even remotely heavy i get screwed over on the postage :evil: Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    Wowwwoo weee waaaa Some fantastic setup's there, i reallyyyy like jimbooo's tank and james3200 tank looks amazing. 2 more scapes that i really liked are these 2. Problem i've got though is size James tank is 800L and Jim 450L. When i tried moving things over to 1 side to free some room...
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    My tank

    Aye i know where ya coming from. I was worried about circulation as well, i did a bit of a test at feeding time with some shrimp eggs, they did seem to circulate the whole tank before the Ras ate em :) No idea where to go next, it's only ever going to be a home tank for the family to enjoy...
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    My tank

    07-03-08. Managed to find time to chop up and get the other wood to fit. It's still floating just off the substrate so the position isn't exact yet, plus i need to move round a few plants and trim some (cheers ceg ;)) As i say in a couple of weeks the on-the-side filter will come off and...
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    My tank

    Great tip thanks :) I find it really odd how it progressed from being an environment that i believed was healthy and comfortable for the fish. To an environment which IS actually comfortable and health for the fish, AND looks a hell of a lot better. Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    :lol: Cheers guys. The ship is under the tank in the cabinet if your interested? :wink: :lol:
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    My tank

    Bit of a journey in 3 months. As i guess everybody here i wish i knew then what i know now. I also wish i'd done more homework and reading up as well. Future plans? After another 3 weeks or so the internal filter will go, i'll use that time to replace the substrate, i saw some Seachem Flourite...
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    My tank

    01-03-08 Bought a Eheim 2026 external filter, couldn't resist a few Albino Corydoras, i know i'm overstocked now, but the fish seem very healthy and lively, i'll just need to keep on top of the water changes. 06-03-08 Bought some wood t'other day and a few shrimp to help with the clean up. Me...
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    My tank

    15-02-08 Removed the sunken ship :) Still a couple of fake plants in there though :( Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    13-02-08 Few more fish and plants, got sooooo pissed off with the background i removed it and painted it black. Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    20-01-08 Few Corydoras and Halequin Rasboaras added, as were a few more real plant and a sand substrate (on top of the gravel) the Goldfish went to a good home. Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    11-01-08 4 days later a Goldfish found it's way into the tank along with a couple of REAL plants and terrible background that wouldn't stick. Cheers Mark
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    My tank

    Well i've been asking advice for a while now and recieved some great answers, so i thought it about time i showed you guys what me tank looked like. I'll show a few photo's as it went through it's transformation. So we bought a complete setup from a large supermarket on 04-01-08. It came with...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    That was bloody quick :o Not sure how they did it, but my order was sent by AE on Monday and it arrived today :o I've lived here for 9 years and i've NEVER had a delivery from the UK that quick. Anyways both the inlet and outlet looked great to me, top quality. I've not seen any other more...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Ordered these: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1630 Stuff usually takes around a week to get here from the UK, i'll let you know what they're like ;) Anyone else using these? Cheers Mark
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Thanks Andy, I really don't like ordering outside the EU as any time i do i inevitably up up spending hours in the Greek customs offices. I'll order the cheap set from AE and try them, i'll let you guys know when they arrive and what they're like. Cheers Mark
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    Which plants to use fert tabs on?

    There's no end of useful stuff on t'net forums especially. Problem is though generally you have to wade through 75% of the crap before you start getting good info. The problem for beginners like meself though is we don't really have enough knowledge to filter out the crap from the good stuff...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Phew close call there then. I was about to order some on-line *gulp* I think i'll bite the bullet and order a lily pipe set from AE instead. Anyone tried the cheaper ones from AE?
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    Which plants to use fert tabs on?

    Yet again ceg i really appreciate your help thanks :) For something that seemed so simple when i bought my tank, it's turned into a whole new adventure, yet with the advice here and your well explained answers it's a very enjoyable diversion :) I will be going more hi-tech with stronger lamps...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Thanks Andy. It's mainly the inlet i want rid of the spray bar is pretty much out of sight. I see they do a pair on the Aquatic Magic store, they're in Malaysia though. There no where in Europe? As i say i really like the idea that the inlet has holes up to the water surface, does this really...
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    Which plants to use fert tabs on?

    Only been into this hobby for 2 months so still learning. I have a 120L tank with: Echinodorus "Jaguar" Cryptocoryne Wendtii "Mi Oya" Anubias Nana Vallisneria Spiralis Valisneria americana Microsorum pteropus "Windelov" Cabomba caroliniana Bacopa caroliniana Eustaralis stellata Plus some other...
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    Vase's 720 litre journal

    Dunno about the 208 Johhny, but i've got a 2060 and Hydo 200w in-line heater on my 120L. At the moment i'm running both this and my crap internal filter, so the spray bar is mounted on the rear of the tank. At half flow the tank becomes a whirlpool, my Rasboaras go mental they love it. If i...
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    EARTHQUAKE!!!

    Welcome to my world :) Luckily there's been no bad earthquakes since i've been living here, a few tremors but nothing bad. It's a bit weird waling into a old building looking and thinking "if there's an earthquake now i'm screwed" :) Really hope that's the last for another couple of hundred...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    No need to apologise mate, that's a great find by anyones standards. You've also given me the idea of nipping around Athens tomorrow and seeing if i can find some 12mm clear pipe to make me own spray bar :) Great find thanks :)
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Nice find :) £75 minimum is a bit of a downer though, they only do minimum 5m lengths as well, that'd be some shipping bill ;) But if anyone was to buy some for themselves and have say 1.5m of 12mm clear piping with 3 x 90° bends and an end cap i'd be up fer buying it ;) Cheers Mark
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Bit of an update. Collected my new filter yesterday Eheim 2026, after a bit of faffing about trimming my canopy i got it fitted. Boy it's only now i realise how totally inadequate my internal filter was. Back onto topic though, the inlet and spray bar that come with the filter are dire :(...
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    Vase's 720 litre journal

    Gotta say from the pics i love that background. But if it was causing problems then the tanks environment has to come first. Just out of interest what problems was it causing. dead spots, fish getting behind it? Cheers Mark
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    Fantastic guys thanks :) Problem is me belly's THAT big it pushes me trousers down :lol: Me new filter came today it's a Eheim 2026, also bought a Hydor 200w inline heater. So that's this months upgrades :) Also bought 4 Japanese shrimps (at least that's what they were called in Greek) and...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    My main concern was the valve system snapping/shearing if knocked or if the bottle fell over rather than the bottle integrity. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to subdue my fears. You've certainly done that thanks :) I'll start the search for some lights now :shock: Not...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    :lol: Nahhhhhhhhhh the sunken ship is for sale if your interested :lol: I'll ask around for CO2 tanks, my mate has is own custom exhaust garage, but he don't use CO2. There's no closet and we don't have wall to wall carpets over here most apartments mine included have marble or tiled...
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    :o Forgot to add my ferts sorry. Currently adding: 5ml of Kent Fresh Water Plant 5ml of Kent Pro Plant Both once a week. Also adding JBL the 7 Balls Roughly around once a month of so evenly spread around the roots of most of the plants. (3 or 4 balls) Cheers Mark
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    Help with CO2 kit choice please

    I have a few questions geared mainly around CO2, so i thought it would be easier just to stick em in this 1 thread. I'll try to include all the info but if you need to know more shout up :) Currently i have. 120l 100x30x40 tank 1x36" 30w T8 lamp Sand Gravel mix substrate Internal Filter My...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Really interesting idea. Bit to much of a dramatic alteration for me though :o
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    DIY 75 x 42 x 40 cm

    Looking fantastic alexandre. I've just started this hobby and i'm in Athens, what do you do in the summer mate to keep your tank cool?
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    Uninvited guests (Snails)

    Not sure what to do for the best now. I think i'll leave them in for a while but keep an eye on my plants and the quantity of the little buggers. I'm really surprised how fast they move (for snails). I was talking to the Mrs for a couple of mins, turned around and couldn't find 1 that was at...
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    Uninvited guests (Snails)

    Bloody hell i never realised there where soooooooooo many snails :o So done some reading up, closest i could find is a Physid Snail. Having great difficulties finding aquarium specific info though, like do they carry diseases what effect they have on plants and algae. Anyone had any...
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    Uninvited guests (Snails)

    Last week i notice an extremely small snail in my tank and thought nothing of it. Whilst carrying out some pruning today i came across 3 larger snails and 1 smaller 1, all look (to me at least) to be exactly the same (see below). Before i go any further and pick then out the tank i'd be...
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    How long will plants last in shipping bags please?

    Fantastic news then thanks guys :) You know what question comes next though :wink: What online plant shops do you guys recommend? Doesn't specifically have to be in the UK but from what you guys advise they do need to be well packaged. It's not just plants that wilt in summer it's also...
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    How long will plants last in shipping bags please?

    Greek post office :( Theres no rhyme nor reason, letters take a week as does heavy parts for me car. The sad thing is i've even tried payong for faster services it's still exactly the same. The only exception i've found is DHL, but they're bloody expensive. I've got most of my background...
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    How long will plants last in shipping bags please?

    As you can see i am living in Athens Greece. I've done a tour around all the fish shops i can find in Athens and found 1 which stands clear as the best. They have a great stock of fish, but are a bit lacking in variety with plants. The other shops i've visited either had even less variety or...
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Be nice to see the different liliy pipes/spray bars etc people are using. Come on show us your lily pipes :) Cheers Mark
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    £60 :o *gulp*
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Woww Good job i asked before handing over me cash then thanks guys. I was lead to believe that the lily pipes circulated water better than the stock outlets, that was really my only influence in buying one. I'll save me money now, thank you :) Cheers Mark
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    Lily pipes, worth the money?

    Hi guys, I am expecting my Eheim 2026 early next week and am wondering if it's worth buying a lily pipe? If so is it worth just buying the outlet or both the outlet and inlet? My tank is a 120l 100x30x40 It is low tech with no CO2 system and a 1x38w T8. It's planted with. Echinodorus...
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