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    3 feet tank - new setup

    vito, where is the tread that discuss similar problem? my observation is when initially planted, it was growing fine. as they grow more compact, they turn into this. now, i have a patch of new staurogyne, planted on some empty spots to experiment if new growth is ok
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    3 feet tank - new setup

    Lol! my stones, graveyard?? ouch.... but i've to agree it should look better :lol: i recently put a nerite in. but the staurogyne has been like that before i put it in. i've some SAE, but SAE were already in there since the beginning, and the staurogyne had been growing fine... its confirmed...
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    wow, whats the plant?its nice.... it carpets, but doesnt look like moss
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    3 feet tank - new setup

    hi guys, updated recently. i've taken out all hhygrophilia corymbosa, and replaced them with driftwood, tied with taiwan/singapore moss. blyxa growing really well. but seems to have some problem with staurogyne. the leaves seems to have some algae, and its shape is strange. as if something is...
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    K insufficiency?

    Hi guys, i'm currently using EI dosing method, based on james' website. 33g KNO3 7g KPO4 250ml water 10g trace mix (not sure of trace composition) 250ml water tank size is 90cmX45X45. i'm using Aquasoil Amazonia 2. therefore i'm dosing 10ml of macro solution every 2 days as compared to...
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    3 feet tank - new setup

    this is my 3 feet tank at 1 week old. i've decided not to do an iwagumi, as i dont have enough stones, and i'll like to have some plants such as hygrophila corymbosa compact :D the plants: rotala rotundifolia blyxa japonica hygrophila corymbosa compact staurogyne japanese hairgrass...
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    1600 Gallon 5 meters long planted behemoth

    i feel like sitting on the couch. can stare at the tank for hours :lol:
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    EHEIM Ecco Pro 2036

    Just wondering, has anybody used this? i just got this for my 3 feet tank (90X45X45) and would like to know about this more.
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    Here is the proof...

    Hi Dave, is the hygrophila corymbosa 'compact' still there? i cant notice it in the pictures. did the leaves turn bronze/red?
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    Blyxa Japonica Trimming

    Hi all, I've received some stalks of blyxa japonica through post. the condition of the plant is not good as some leaves melted and its turn yellowish. its still alive though. i've dropped these temporarily into my smaller tank, as my 3 feet tank is not ready yet. i've tied it to some stones to...
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    hygrophila corymbosa 'compact'

    Hi folks. i like this plant. it is slow growing, and has red-brown if given the right condition. anybody has experience with this? there's a picture of it here http://www.plantgeek.net/images/plantpics/hcompact2.jpg i was informed that this plant requires high amount of light. how light do i...
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    3 feet tank - new setup

    thanks for the feedback! ok, i'll get set for more rock hunting! seems not like an easy task, but i certainly dont wanna rush for this tank and later regret it. in the meantime, i'll try grouping my stones together once i get back. i'll check out tenellus and see how tall it grows. i'm planning...
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    3 feet tank - new setup

    Hi people. i've got myself a 2nd hand braceless 3 footer. (90cmX45cmX45cm) Aquasoil amazonia 2 lighting - 4 X 36 Watt PLL tubes filtration - getting Ecco Pro 2036 pressurised CO2 plants - still undecided fauna - undecided i may look for other smaller stones as the small stones are not...
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    Filter recommendation for 3ft tank

    i'd like to use a lily pipe as well, as it looks more cool 8) if using eheim pro 2028, with lily pipe for a 3 ft tank, will the water velocity be too high? please advise... should i use lower capacity filter such as eheim ecco 2236 (600lph)? i still couldnt make up my mind... i've difficulties...
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    Filter recommendation for 3ft tank

    Anybody used EHEIM PRO II 2028? is it ok for a 3 or 3.5 ft tank? the stated filtration rate is 1050l per hour, which should be ok i suppose how about the filter media? i was looking at the catalogue and they have like mechanical media as well... i thought its better to just put biological...
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    Lights that have ripple effect

    thanks for the suggestions.. hmm, either way it is not going to be cheap. perhaps still need to give LED some time for it to become more affordable. metal halide + chiller is going to be expensive, not to mention running costs.. looks like i may have to settle with T5
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    Lights that have ripple effect

    I'm planning my next tank, probably 3ft or 4ft. I like lights that have ripple effect on the substrate and plants, unlike normal PL tubes. I was told that only metal halide lamps are able to give such effect :( its expensive and makes the water temperature too high, i'll need a chiller with...
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    Filter recommendation for 3ft tank

    great... i have a HOB which is also EHEIM and its doing well. but thats the only filter i have so far thats why i'm looking for more opinions. so the maintenance of filter, its pretty much the same? i'm thinking putting eheim substrate ball for bio filtration. but i since sponge and sintered...
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    Filter recommendation for 3ft tank

    Any good recommendation? i'm thinking EHEIM as its a more popular brand over here. i was recommended a model which has rate of 600litres per hour (likely not enough for 3feet to achieve 10X turnover rate per hour) what are the other things or features that i should look out for on a particular...
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    self made root fert

    Alright, great. this teaches me sth about experimenting. right now i only have 1 tank, i'll get another in the future but cant afford to have too many for experimenting purposes... (unfortunately) i will soon insert more tabs in the right section, as suggested to see if they have supergrowth...
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    Yet more algae...

    cleaning of substrate even on AS i think is important. i've made that mistake twice. both times after water turns green very fast, like less than 2 days after water change. each time after clearing away as much detritus as much as possible, the water quality improves. so now i try to suck out...
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    self made root fert

    Hi people... i've read the discussion on water column dosing vs substrate dosing. But i'm just curious what difference would it make. therefore i've bought some empty capsules and stuffed some KNO3 and KH2PO4 in, and then inserted it in a small portion of my tank with hair grass... (foreground...
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    Recomendations on snail munching fish??

    mini puffers. they're the best, and their appetite is large... can clear your snails within days. then u'll notice lots of dead snail shells that has turned white on your substrate, looks like snail mass grave :lol: but puffers also eat shrimps, harass oto, snaller fish. uncontrollable.
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    Consequences of over-dosing MgSO4?

    Does MgSO4 makes the water harder? i'm asking this because i have tonina, and since i dosed some MgSO4, it look pretty bad. could also because of other problems as well, but i am trying to eliminate possible cause. i just trimmed and replant the top part and its stopped growing. it was growing...
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    i dont have experience of keeping shrimp but would like to set up a shrimp tank in near future. i've read that CRS and sulawesi shrimps prefer different kind of water parameters. CRS prefer softer slightly acidic water that aquasoil tanks usually provides but sulawesi prefer harder and pH of up...
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    newly planted hair grass and tonina

    thanks... i've noticed some new growth from the previous experimental trim on a few stems.. encouraged, i've trimmed all the tonina and replant it as the previously old leaves didnt look nice. it will also give an even growth to all the stems... as for hair grass, it is slowly taking off...
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    EI DOSING USING DRY SALTS

    now that explains all... advice taken thanks ceg and san ho. the difference of this forum from others that i like is the impressive knowledge that you the members have especially ceg and the willingness to explain all that in such detail. :D
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    EI DOSING USING DRY SALTS

    i have 2 questions 1) if plants use NPK and other trace, what is the purpose of MgSO4 since it is only magnesium and sulphate. Also, i do read that some people uses potassium sulphate. What is the purpose of sulphate? 2) in a tank that is not fully grown yet, plants newly planted less than a...
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    newly planted hair grass and tonina

    i have high light and pressurised CO2. i think the CO2 is sufficient because plants are pearling, i dont use drop checker though.. i'll be getting my dry ferts this weekend finally!!! yeay!!! so hard to find it here... but i still have problems with those algae that grows on glass... no other...
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    newly planted hair grass and tonina

    i did spread to little clumps and spread across the area... i noticed some new growth when i accidentally pulled out one clump during maintenance yesterday. but it is still slow. my tank is 1 and half feet, hair grass as the foreground plant. if i trim right down to substrate, wont it die...
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    newly planted hair grass and tonina

    after the initial planting stage, how fast does it take for hair grass to grow and spread across? i've planted mine for 2 weeks+ now, seems quite slow to take off. is it better to trim first to stimulate faster growth? as the existing hair grass seemed to have been in emersed form previously...
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    Planaria attacking shrimp!!!

    i always see them swim, so i'm not sure if its planaria. especially i swtiched off my filter for tank maintenance, then turn it back on. they come out from the filter... fish eats them if they can see. but its so thin i cant see whther it has arrow like head.
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    Planaria attacking shrimp!!!

    that is so gross... does planaria look like thin worms, white and swim? coz occasionally i do see them in my tank
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    water temperature affecting plants?

    About 2 months back, plants in my aquarium was doing really bad. glosso melts, moss that did not really take off started dying, other plants's growth just sort of stopped. that was the period where weather was rather hot here, at least 30C everyday. it didnt occur to me that water temperature...
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    Chocolate Gouramis - I have Fry and need Advice

    how are the gouramis now? have they turn adults?
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    Filter media bags

    u know those fish nets that you use to catch fish in your aquarium? depending on the size of your filter, get a suitably sized one. then cut out the net, discard the plastic. the top is not closed though, however its ok for me that way. this may not be applicable if your filter is really huge. i...
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    too much co2...

    i thought uptake of nutrients is only influenced by lighting intensity? which determines the required CO2 as well. never thought CO2 drives the uptake of nutrients
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    What fish foods do you use?

    it seems like most people feed a variety of food. i just use dried flakes for my tetras.
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    ada?

    however if you intend to plant HC or glosso, its much easier using the powder type
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    How to make water soft? how does it affect plants?

    thats a good point.... after 5 days, tonina is pearling well, but leaves are showing some signs of decay. it also looks like roots are growing out all over, or worse, its hair algae! looks pretty messed. i read somewhere that potassium carbonate soften water hardness, is it true? but james...
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    Assasin Snails

    i bought one of this, to control the pesky little snails in my aquarium. sadly, i dont think its much effective. i've never seen it 'assasinate' any snails until now. but its been 2 mths so it must be eating sth somehow. my amano shrimps are still alive and kicking. i was told that it uses the...
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    How to make water soft? how does it affect plants?

    by the way, i just read about zeolite being able to soften water. should i use it to condition the water for tonina fluv?
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    How to make water soft? how does it affect plants?

    I recently got some tonina fluviatilis, and thus need soft water. Now the question is how do i make it soft? First, forgive me that i have weak understanding of GH and KH and am trying to see if there was any previous discussion. so can someone explain in some layman's term? :D If the water...
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    HOB effective enough for carpeting plants?

    alright. thanks guys... i used to place the diffuser below the filter, that results in some microbubbles got sucked into the filter. then i switched it to the opposite side. i'll probably switch it back again. i'm considering ordering dry ferts online, as for my case its possible nutrient...
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    HOB effective enough for carpeting plants?

    Substrate: ADA Malaya CO2: pressurised with timer (8 hrs a day) light: T5 36W (covered a small portion of it as 36W is too high) ferts: since i cant find any dry powders here i'm dosing ADA to experiment if it is indeed ferts that i lack. have been dosing Step 2, ADA lights (with NPK), potassium...
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    HOB effective enough for carpeting plants?

    Hi guys, i have a HOB filter for my 27 litres tank. But i havent have any success on my carpet plants - glosso. i am very much convinced that i had improved my CO2, lighting and dosing. The other plants are doing well except for the glosso. while i still see CO2 bubbles from the diffuser gets...
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    Ray's 90cm - Growing Pains Over?

    Re: Ray's 90cm Asian Theme Journal Btw, comparing the size of the filter with your aquarium, its massive. I'm sure it'll do a good job. great stand you've got there
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    Ray's 90cm - Growing Pains Over?

    Re: Ray's 90cm Asian Theme Journal I'm from Malaysia~ Where's this Aquaspot anyway, i dont see its address. Probably doesnt have an operating shop and trade exclusively through the Web. Seems to have a very wide variety of plants. how much does it take to deliver to Malaysia? i might get some...
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    NANO tank....

    i have a 27 litres and am using Eheim Liberty 100, HOB. its working fine so far, but certain corners on the surface of the water dont seem to moving (by observing floating detritus and dead glosso leaves). so you may not want to consider HOB. while i've seen some HOB tank with good growth...
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    74l Rock and Grass Scape

    wow, it looks great. despite all the problems you've been through! great job you're my new inspiration. :D
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    rotting glosso

    ok.. i'll double my ferts... see how it goes. its also probably due to flow like u said coz it grows better along the side of the aquarium.. how do u improve flow in such a small tank? i'm using a hook on filter.. some pictures here, any comments? sorry bout the tea bag behind the tank.
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    arowana... euwww. Would anyone pay £58000 for this fish?

    Arowana is one of the most expensive fish in my country as well and often fetch 5 figure price, but 58000 sterling? never heard of... 6000 sterling, yeah... It used to be abundant in the wild but is now rather depleted. due to both its commercial value and loss of habitat. arowana that is...
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    rotting glosso

    Hi all, my glosso have not been spreading well. And worse, its dying.... new leaves still sprouts, but more are actually rotting. some have pinholes, some looked like sth has been munching on them (unlikely due to my stocks). everyday i need to remove floating dead glosso leaves. this is bad...
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    co2 refills london

    wow... that is bloody expensive. i refill my 1kg CO2 at less than 4 pounds here, done in 4hrs. :D lasts me quite a long time but then on the downside, i still cant find those dry ferts after going to so many shops here. cant have best of both worlds
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    tonina fluviatilis rotting

    alright... thanks guys! appreciate it. seems that i had some luck with the water parameter previously, it grew nicely until one day the luck ran out.... i'm off to do some reading on water KH! it could also be the nutrients as i've yet to find the dry ferts i want in malaysia! the only stump...
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    Red Tiger Lotus

    i have lotus as well, though i'm not sure if it is red tiger. it looks very similar to the one in the picture, but not as red. how do you guys get the lotus leaves to face in front? my lotus leaves are everywhere. it looks quite messy... unlike the ones in picture, neat and facing front...
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    tonina fluviatilis rotting

    One thing about stem plants and in specific tonina. Now i've messed up the tonina, the leaves look ugly and unhealthy. given the right condition, will these ugly leaves it recover? or, i need to remove these leaves and then let the new leaves replace it? if i have to remove it, should take out...
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    New 210 litre set up equipment list....the boy is learning..

    Re: New 210 litre set up equipment list....anything missing ? i'm a beginner... i knew almost nothing when i set up my tank. what i did was i just selected the plants that looked pretty without knowing how to grow them. i had disastrous CO2, ferts etc.... ceg's comment about beginners are...
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    suitable shrimp tank

    yeah, agree sulawesi is stunning.... i dont think i'm going to try them just yet because i've yet to have any experience in keeping shrimps alive, not to mention about breeding... i like what you're doing, a shrimp only tank because thats what i plan to do! not that soon, but planning it. shall...
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    suitable shrimp tank

    is there any reason for the low tech tank besides low maintenance? does shrimps do better in low light, with lots of wood? are you going to post a journal on it? i'll follow it through :)
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    Amano Shrimp Eggs

    so how does it go now? successful in breeding it? :D
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    suitable shrimp tank

    i'm considering setting up a shrimp tank. any advice how should the layout be, the plants, the lights, hardscape? i've seen a iwagumi style tank, planted with only HC for shrimps. looks quite cool actually. but then there isnt any place for it to hide from the light. i'm not sure if it will...
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    tonina fluviatilis rotting

    hi all, need some help. my plant was growing well... it was under a light too high, however had some algae problem. so i lowered it. but after a week plus or so, it starts to rot. the leaves would just disintegrate. other plants were doing fine. it just wouldnt grow. at the same time i've also...
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    Cleaning a Ceramic Diffuser

    i went to the shop, was introduced the ADA Superge that cleans ceramic and glassware. Spent about 3 or 4 pounds for it. Went home opened it, and i cursed because it smelled like bleach with lots of chlorine. Could have saved the money and gotten myself a cheap household chlorine bleach. anyway...
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    Powersand question

    i just got "unplugged" 8) no powersand in my next set up...along with all those fancy powders, bacter100 etc etc etc....
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    Red Cherry

    now tats cool... u have a home for the cherries. but arent coconut shells a bit too big? mine is a 27 litres tank... it'll look horrible if i chuck one in. how do u do that? have a picture? the cherries will just lay their eggs anywhere? i'm having a dilemma. shall i change my cardinals to...
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    poecilia wingei (endler's)

    i see... so they're like rabbits... how many you started off with? how large is your aquarium? if thats the case i may start off with 5 males and 2 females. what do you think? are they suicidal, by jumping out? you were saying they dont shoal?
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    poecilia wingei (endler's)

    there's some Endler's at an aquarium shop here. and i' very tempted to change my cardinal tetras to these :lol: ... my aquarium is 27 litres and i think the cardinals are slightly too large for it in a shoal. i also suspect they eat my cherry shrimps. Anybody had experience with the endler's...
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    Red Cherry

    Question: will cardinal tetras eat small red cherries? i bought 7 cherries, and after 1 week there's only 3 left. all the biggest. the other 4 small ones totally disappeared. i've heard that cardinal tetras do eat them when they shed their shells. the small ones.... if so,tat explains why my...
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    some updates... you're right ceg, my light measured 1.6cm. so it can be concluded that its a T5. so i've covered part of the light fitting, leaving less light directed to the tank. after a few days, with several water changes, the water dont seem to get cloudy anymore. need more time to confirm...
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    yeah!! remove the reflector, tats a good idea. in that case my light is very likely to be T5. unless i can find a 4 pin 18W, i dont think i'll spend on altering the fittings at the moment i tried my luck connecting just 2 pins so that only 1 bulb lit up. :D it didnt work.
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    Eheim Liberty HOB filter

    Hi, i have a Liberty HOB filter for my 27litre. filtration is ok. but like themuleous said, the problem is the flow. i dont see breeze on my plants. i replaced the foam with eheim substrate pro as well...
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    Thanks cegipedia and ray :D i dont think my light is T5. its a philips fluorescent tube, it actually has 2 parallel tubes, about 40cm in lenght. It also has 4 connector pins. i read that T5 consists of a few tubes..if T5 tubes are expensive then mine is definitely not. it cost me about...
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    its still not getting any better!there's also some dust algae coming back every 2 or 3 days... there could be another source of the problem. i'm using a 36W light. i've read that too much light force the uptake of plants and if my CO2 or ferts are not enough, then i will get algae problem...
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    Planaria attacking shrimp!!!

    can you explain how overfeeding will cause it? however nothing has ever been overfed in my aquarium before. :lol: i even suspect some of my fish died from starvation. i had a tiny puffer that was starved to death coz i thought there was lots of snails for it and i didnt have to feed it. i also...
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    ADA Aquasoil difference

    LOL!! a European is a Malaysian a good shop in Malaysia!! I'll go check that place out, thanks ray.. actually its quite near my place. Did the HOB last? or is it of cheap quality lights and algae scraper are quite cheap over here. i must say shrimps and fish too compared to europe. its about...
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    Planaria attacking shrimp!!!

    my aquarium also has occasional worms. its not planaria, but i dont know what is it. its very thin and white. usually 1cm or 2cm. i've spotted cm ones! disgusting. usually comes out from the filter. it doesnt crawl, but swim by wriggling. good thing is i've sseen my fish eating it.
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    best algae eating shrimp?

    yeah, i agree amano is more hardworking compared to cherries. i think they're stronger too that's why they do a cleaner job in pulling out algae. i have amanos and recently got cherries. My amanos are usually more hardy than cherries (at least for me). my cherries always die :cry: anybody...
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    ADA Aquasoil difference

    that fine stuff is supposed to be only a thin layer? :shock: oh great, the shop guy's advise (more like ill advise) was to put the whole thing at the front for the carpeting plants. so i had the whole thing directly above power sand!!! i just realised how disastrous that would be... no...
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    ADA Aquasoil difference

    Hi ppl, I'm just wondering, whats the difference between ADA's Amazonia and other line of ADA substrates like Malaya/Africana. I was told that there isnt much difference in terms of its compound/nutrients, just its colour. However i realise that most people who posted in the journals who use...
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    hmmm... how do i differentiate green water from cloudy water. argh, shows my lack of experience in troubleshooting my tank. my filter media is EHEIM substrate. its small and round..looks like some cereal. i think its substrate PRO,since i've thrown away the box. is it ceramic in the first place...
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    James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

    Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - Discus now in wow, impressive tank... i'm impressed James.. the set up, lay out, the tech involved, and the discus look really nice. i'll be following this tread nicely :D
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    Its ceramic bio ball.... Hmm, i did rinsed it, but not that thoroughly though.. I'll see what happens in the next few days and update again. I do hope that it is not some algae outbreak due to inefficient filtering.. :)
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    cloudy water after bio ball replacement

    My tank has cloudy water! last weekend, i replaced some of the bio balls in my filter. then within 2-3 days, the water had become very cloudy. the bio balls had been there for almost 18 mths, so i replaced almost half of it with new ones thinking it would provide larger area for bacteria and be...
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    white spots on cardinal tetras

    hi all, this happened a few weeks back. What happened was I overdosed the CO2 for a too long period. almost half of the cardinal tetras died, while the remaining had white spots on their bodies. each fish had about 6 or 7 small but visible spots on their bodies. i forgot to inspect the dead...
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    Suitable co2 level

    Hi all, i've been quite a failure at glosso, well actually at most plants. lately i realised that the main problem is adequate CO2 injection. i've boost up the CO2 rate for the past 4 days and things are beginning to improve largely. glosso starts to send out runners, and other stem plants are...
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    Cloudy Water

    Hi Ed, thanks for the explanation. i suppose such bacteria bloom does not come from the bacteria that breaks down ammonia into nitrate? my aquarium does not contain wood, so i sup[pose the bacteria bloom comes from the ADA malayana soil that i'm using, as i'm still replanting plants that become...
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    Stable CO2 - What does it mean exactly?

    Thanks for the explanation ceg. I've therefore made up my mind to get another timer for the CO2. i think i had been dosing too little CO2, in addition to bad ferts without enough NPK... more CO2 for the last 2 days had resulted in plants pearling like mad. But the ones far away from the diffuser...
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    Cloudy Water

    Thats a good question. I also need the answers :D I sometimes have cloudy water as well and it usually goes away after repeated water changes. i have a bottle of what it says as bacteria to help speed up biological filtration. Do i need it? Or its not useful. can the bacteria bloom be caused by...
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    Stable CO2 - What does it mean exactly?

    Hi ceg, u mentioned that in the morning, the plant start to turn to food production and then gradually stop towards the end of the day. currently i swithc on my light and CO2 together at about 11am until 7pm (will on CO2 earlier once i get a second timer). is this timing a little too late? or...
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    Pruning - A general guide to plant maintenance

    This is greatly helpful! Especially for noob like me. Thanks James Sometimes ago (before i discovered ukaps) the shop guy advised that to trim stem plants, i can actually cut at the base thus leaving the roots still in substrate, trim off the uglier lower parts and then replant. And that was...
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    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi all, my name is Ong. (surname actually). I'm from Malaysia. I started on planted tank since last year. It started when i visited an aquarium shop with nice display aquariums. By then, i knew that i have to set up one like that :P But so far i havent been quite successful. Didnt have much...
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    hair algae

    oh great! ceg, u're like "the guru". you've said about all the misconception about adding light, as i was given that bad advise before. i couldnt understand what else is wrong. i'm still battling algae and trying to dose right. Hope that i'll be able to get it right, get results in a few weeks...
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    hair algae

    Hi ceg, you mentioned that glosso needs a lot of CO2. i dont have a drop checker now so its hard to make measurements. so i'm now estimating by looking at the rate the bubbles are coming out from the diffuser. is it a good indication that if plants are not pearling, then there isnt enough CO2...
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    Nerite snails

    i have a few, zebra type and some spotted like ladybird. red background with black spots. i must say sometimes they end up outside my aquarium on the floor. nearly stepped on those a couple of times.
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    Cheap dry ferts

    Hi guys, Currently, i'm dosing ADA brigthy k and ADA step 2. i didnt know what is wrong and my weeds are not growing healthily. algae has the upper hand. i have pressurised CO2 and i would say quite high lighting at 8hrs a day. I'm thinking, the major problem of my dosing now is the lack of N...
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    hair algae

    Thanks for the advise ceg! hope my aquarium will improve soon with those advise. i think i should pump up more CO2 then. I'm a bit paranoid since before i got the solenoid and timer, my fish actually were gassed to death. i swithced on the CO2 a bit too much and then only came back home after...
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    hair algae

    Hi! Thanks ceg and net fisher If thats the case, my bioball is long expired, its more than 1 year now and has turned kinda brownish/greenish... When i started, all the information i got was from the shop guy...So when i asked what was he using for their display tank, he showed me all these ADA...
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    hair algae

    hi there, i've read a lot in the last hour on algae control from this forum. There's so much misconception that i had! first its on the dosing of ferts and that it will not trigger more algae. So i will not hesitate on dosing ferts from now on. I think there's a reply from ceg that bio...
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    I need a foreground low level plant with good roots

    Hi, sorry that i got the plant species wrong. The plant in my tank is not Cuba, it is however a similar kind with larger leaves. i'm still trying to get its name.
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