I am not growing plants in my next tank - but I need a decent light for viewing.
Ideally I want something as small & minimalist as possible - so I was thinking an LED strip?
Needs to be about 82cm long.
Does anyone know if those "True Lumen pro" things are for sale as they look...
As the title suggests I have extremely stubborn green algae on my aquarium silicone.
It simply won't come off.
I have tried everything:
Scrubbing with a pad
Metal toothbrush (was careful)
Emptied the tank & soaked in bleach
Nothing has worked... I think I need a...
After a lot of thought I have decided to tear down my current scape & redesign my tank.
The reasons are:
1. the scape is circa 18 months old & is in need of a big clean
2. maintenance is just not possible any more due to time constraints
I have decided to go down the route of fake...
Not so much of a problem more a general query here. Basically I was having issues for ages with my tank & wasn't getting the growth I wanted etc.
Finally I realised that I was messing with my co2 too much and too frequently - so my tank was unstable.
So I have left my CO2 stable at...
I normally never have a problem cleaning my glass (tank) clean however recently i have a stubborn browny dust algae on the sides that wont scrub off for some reason.
It's not diatoms as it wont scrub off. Looking on the aide its almost seethrough but if i put some fiter wool against it its...
I’ve read some good articles recently regarding CO2 changes & enzyme production – noting that when changes are made it takes time for plants to adapt properly. I didn’t realise this previously & was constantly adjusting my CO2 (putting it up due to frustration with lack of growth – then...
I've set up a small 10 litre tank to keep some baby shrimp in until they reach maturity & then I'll release them into my main tank...
I had no filter though so I used a small powerhead (100ltr/hr) and attached some foam pieces around the inlet... Will this function well enough as a filter...
As the title suggests...
How importent is this in a hi tech tank?
I am beginning to think a lot of my past failings are due to messing round with co2 too often, irregular dosing/changes & also fiddling with light...
I've had enough with all the hassle & maintenance required for planted tanks & i am thinking of converting mine into a completely non-planted tank.
I'm just looking for a bit of inspiration, perhaps from some of the good scapers on here for a tank which has no plants.
I like the...
When my reg is hooked up & running the preasure gauge on it is not still. It moves very slightly up & down. Between 1.6 - 1.8 bar.
I use a wave co2 reg. is this normal?
I am beginning to think my co2 supply is not stable & could be fluctuating - is this an indication of this?
Probably a silly question & has probably been covered before... But...
Does having more CO2 mean you need more nutrients?
Or is it only light that drives the nutrient demand up?
Or does having a tank with a yellow DC need more nutrients than one with a Green DC?
Just wanted to double check
As the title suggests...
My staurogen seems to of simply stopped growing. Ita very wierd as my tank is hi tech with excellent co2 & flow & i am dosing via EI.
My other plants are also growing too.
The only thing i can think is a lack of nutrients - but surely that would effect the other plants...
I have a strange problem. In my tank whenever I try and introduce cherry shrimp they all seem to dissapear/die..
Ive never had this problem before and i am at a loss as to what it could be. My tank is fully mature & specs are as follows:
T8 x2 6 hours a day...
I'm making an electric toothbrush / metal head / rock cleaning tool.
Basically - got an electric toothbrush & removed the brushes from the head.
Then i've hacksawed off a chunk of a wire brush - so i have a wirebrush about the same size as an electric toothbrush head.
Now i just need to...
I recently did a blackout & since starting back up i have a bit of green spot algae.
Is this because i just put my co2 & light straight up after i took the sheets off my tank?
Whats the best way to approach the post-blackout situation?!
I'm going away for a week so I am leaving my hi-tech tank unattended...
Am i best to turn the lights off & co2 off - if I do this will my plants be ok for a week with just natural light? Algae won't appear will it?
Or should i do a blackout for 7 days?
Can anyone recommend the most visually unobtrusive spray bar that they've used?
I've switched to using a spray bar but i'm using the one that came with my cristal profi e1500 - and its very ugly.
I also could do with it being customizable in length (need it to be about 70cm).
I have a question about the CO2 concentration in tanks & the light demands that follow it.
Does the CO2 work in the same way that ferts do - in that the CO2 uptake is capped & that upping CO2 will just mean that the CO2 will not be a factor in limiting plant growth.
Does CO2 work like...
I've been making my own all in one mix with the following amounts:
20g (4 tsp) KNO3
4.6g (1 tsp) KH2PO4
16.0g (3 tsp) MgSO4
1g E300 Ascorbic Acid
0.4g E202 Potassium Sorbate
12g (2 tsp) Chelated Trace
1000ml Distilled water
My tank is 130litres & is heavily planted.
With this mix...
Is it safe to do inline CO2 - but have the CO2 diffuser running on the intake rather than the outlet - on the Cristal Profi E1500?
I hear this is the best way to get CO2 into the tank but I am worried about leakages & also lots of burping from the filter?
Has anyone ran this set up with...
My account was automatically deleted for some reason, so I lost my journal.
So i've grouped together some shots from when I started my tank up until now.
The specs are:
130ltr opti white
CO2 via inline diffuser - FE method
1500Ltr/hr e1500 cristal profi filter
2X T8 25watt lights - 7...