I have to say I absolutely can't fault it.
It's not missed a feeding, hasn't disconnected from the network or anything.
It answers immediately to alexa commands too.
I need to do an update to this thread. Tanks looking good.
i lowered mine down until there was no light spill on the wall.
if you can get it down that far then light hitting the internal glass will mostly reflect back into the tank. At this point you are wasting about 25% of your light onto the wall and into the room.
Will definately be doing more of this.
I've been seeding the substrate with tubifex worms already since starting this new system.
I've always really loved the amount of micro fauna in marine tanks that come in with the live rock and would love to see more in my freshwater systems.
Following this with interest.
I'm in a similar situation as you, back into the hobby, after being on here last in 2011. This time round having the finances to do things properly.
Looking forward to seeing how much you can keep out of the display, I'm also not keen to have equipment on show, in...
So that's me away to the Rig for my first 3 week trip since setting the system up.
Things seem pretty settled and stable so far. I've got a CCTV camera pointing at the tank and can monitor a few things, but planning some extra things over the next little while for further piece of mind.
Hobby room for mine.
Have had to automate the tank as I work away and the house is empty when I'm not here, so needed the space above for doser and under for auto water changes.
Excuse the mess, I've only lived in the place 3 wks so far.
Eheim 5e 600t filter arrived and all setup.
Decent bit of kit but I've given up with the network side of it for the night.
Also my plant order from Aqua essentials came, but that's waiting till the morning now.
I've run a hydro et200 on my small tank for about 8 years and love it.
Wouldn't want to go back to internal again.
For my new larger system I'm waiting on delivery of an Ehiem 5e 600t thermo filter so I can combine the whole thing.
D-D made these in conjunction with Kamoer who make medical grade stuff, also they made my 3 channel unit which is still going now after 10 years.
As you say normally they are used to only do a few dozen ml per day in the hobby, but they are estimated at least 2000 hours for the pump motor and...
Yea it's a height setting overflow with a shrimp safe mesh cover. Also allows for floating plant/leaves clogging etc.
With the dosing pump I'm dripping directly to a high flow area, so I'm fairly confident the water is mixing fully.
Mathematically it's definitely removing some of the new...
Automating done today with D-D P1 setup for auto adding fresh water.
Water overflows to drum (rented property so cannot feed to drain)
Dosing of Easy carbo and TNC (diluted 10:1 for easier dosing).
And auto feeder
As I'm going to spend my next 3 wks getting things ready slowly, then fill it in 6 weeks when I'm home from my next trip I decided to take some of the grass from my existing little tank and use the DSM to propagate more.
Using the fluval light on my desk to grow them
Yea on a rig.
I've just swapped rigs and taken a demotion as covid parked 75% of our fleet (drilling) but it's looking promising to get my own role back at the end of the year.
The whole industry isn't what it was though.
In marine tanks I always ran light over the sump to grow algae on the opposite cycle to the tank as the oxygenation etc then balances the PH.
Also you don't want your sump competing with your display for CO2
I'll be honest, i used the Tesco 19p thin bleach with prime for about 6 years on my marine tank and it would always go back to white after 12/24 hours.
I'd just rinse and soak in a strong prime solution after then back in the sump.
I do believe that alot of keepers long term success, especially fighting algae, comes down to lack of attention to cleaning filters.
Things aren't looking good, ammonia readings are still good so it can't be the filter, so we struggle to figure out what it is.
We don't realise that a poorly...
Glad you got to the bottom of it.
My first thought was K deficiency but I'm just trying to get my head back into the planted world.
This used to be my quick reference guide;
Well, that and the Duckweed index!
I'm looking to make a Cliff face to separate a tank into higher and lower areas, right from the front to back.
To do this I was going to use some Acrylic behind a stone cliff face, but to try and get the stone glass to glass, and to try and get the right height i want i will need to cut some...
I'd second indian Almod leaves for their anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
They also help to soften the water with humic acids (tannins). Your water sounds like it's probably pretty hard water (normally high nitrate from the tap goes along with hard water from what I've seen so making...
So after about 9 years after i shut down the tank from my last journal - Forrest Bridge - I have finally decided to get back into my planted tanks properly.
I've never not had a few tanks on the go, I went down the full on SPS reef route but always missed my FW tanks and especially the fish...
Up to Date image 07/10/2020
Tank - Clearseal 30" x 15" x 12"
Lighting - Fluval planted 3.0
Filter - Eheim Professional 5e 600T
Dosing Pump - Kamoer 3 Channel
Water Change Pump - D-D P1
Feeding - Ehiem Auto Feeder
Kamoer Dosing Channel 1 - Liquid Carbon 2ml daily (20ml...
i was looking at Chihiros for my 80cm tank too but the lengths of most things were up to 75, then 90+ etc.
I ended up waiting the extra month and adding a little more for a Fluval planted 3.0 at £160
Sits nice and low to the tank but with a wide beam and really controllable.
Really good to see him reach out and respond to you.
I did alot of research a few years back (2014 i think) and decided to move my whole reef tank stock to a new tank with dead rock using Dr Tims.
I only saw the smallest Ammo spike over a day and then it dropped right off and that was that...
Just wanted to drop in properly and say hello to all the faces!
I've not abandoned this place, just been wrapped up in sorting out my reef tank and getting ready for a new little arrival ;)
Tanks still looking good, the CO2 ran out and tbh although the growth slowed everythings healthy so I've...
Welcome to Ukaps. :)
I've not posted in a while on here but there are no changes lol
I'd recommend the compost however be patient and try not to disturb it too much till its settled. The water clouds quickly before roots take hold etc.
Where abouts are you from fella?
the second gives you options and futureproofing though ;)
Imagine you decided to make it a reef tank at some point.... bingo, no need to upgrade!
Simply remove the extra 2 or even 3 tubes. I work on the principle of having the biggest light unit and running it with as little bulbs as I can get...
At last the time has come :)
Heres my baby flowering for the first time since I got her 14 months ago.
Gutted I'll be away for a week while its flowering but I'm just happy to have been home at all to see it lol
Thanks for looking guys :)
Re: Forrest Bridge. update 21 apr, Pics
I've played around with the the way the stems sit and let a little more light down to the from whilst also trying to get more hygrophillia to grow out the top ;)
I've moved the right hand power head down a little to try and push move of the...
Re: Forrest Bridge. Update 24 Feb, Pics
Just a very quick update, no new pics at the mo.
I've removed the 6 cloud minnows to see if I can breed them in a smaller tank of their own, will put them back in a few weeks.
I replaced the heater as I got it second hand with the tank and did not know...
your CO2 sounds REALLY low to me. I'm running nearly 3 times the bubble rate through a reactor (so no loss) and my drop checkers are light green. My tanks only slightly bigger than yours.
I'd use a drop checker and adjust the level that way bud.
I'd also say go for the 5kg as the 2 will not last that long.
I recon you'd get away with only one regulator but I'd say you'd need to use a reactor inline with your filter instead and use a few powerheads to make sure there is enough flow to carry it fully around the tank.
I'm running that...
If the sump is completely covered I'd just chuck a ceramic diffusor straight in there.
Diffusors do a great job, the only reason I don't run one is I've tried to keep equipment out of the tank and also not have the tiny bubbles. This obviously isn't going to be an issue for you :)
Decided today I wanted something new for my fish... couldn't decide what lol
It was then I realised I keep banging on at the wife about spending less and starting to save so I should do the same... moreover I have loads of equipment just stilling doing nothing in the attic.
Thats when it hit...