Hi, got if on full. I used to hear the hum of the aquamedic in my bedroom. I can't hear this one.
I really like the idea of LEDs. So some pics of how you set them up, wiring etc would really be useful.
My lfs has a shoal of Altums (ferrybridge aquatics). Look awesome.
Post some pics of your...
Hi, how's it going. Need an update on your tank. I got the 9000. All set up and running. Sounds like a PC fan running. Lot higher pitch than other pumps. Much quieter to say it's over two times more powerful. The control is pretty nifty too. Hope u got yours up n running
Just my pennies worth. My understanding of the 10x turnover guide. Is that this is on fact circulation within the tank, rather than throughput of filters.
This comes from marine tanks, where 20 -30 turnover rates are common. This is for water movement rather than filtration.
After setting up...
So, I have just found out how the twinstar works.
It has a special doohickey that fits inside a thingamybob. This then has a doodaa that presses on a whatchamacallit.
Overall it generates two hoohaa's a minute. The effect on subsonic algae is quite ositronic.
Its available in three sizes...
I am following this ei dosing regime. Which has a significant amount of mgso4 as a percentage of the total dose. (This is for 20usg)
Sunday – 50% or more Water Change then dose [3/16 teaspoon KNO3] + [1/16 teaspoon KH2PO4] + [½ teaspoon MgSO4]
Monday – 1/16 teaspoon CSM+B
Tuesday - [3/16...
Hmmm. Thanks for the reply.
Under ei dosing. On my 750 lt tank I put in 5 tsp thrice a week. I understand you have a similar size tank. Which would equate to 15 tsp over the week. This would be twice the amount you dose.
I understand ei dosing is a suck it and see dosing method. However...
The hole in wall is 750 litres in total. The gas cylinder I think is 7kg but it might be 5kg. It's usually 8 to 10 weeks to replace and the main tank is open top at the mo.
I pay £15 for an exchange so works out not too bad. Covered sump is a good idea and make sure the levels in the sump...
Yes there is that. I use my wife or kids to help out. Though it sometimes is frustrating when they shout through.
"Move that one, over there." And of course I have no idea which one, or where, there is.
And catching a fish is great fun!
In one, -
filter sock '200m'
Trialling a moving bed filter with k3.
Auto topup input
Ceramic rings in washing machine bags
Alpha grog in washing machine bags
heaters, probes and sensors
Return pump - or3500
I use two diff sizes of washing machine bags so...
I notice you have a discus on your tank. What kind of temperature are you running your tank at?
In my experience if you run the temperature too high, some plants do struggle. I will probably be shot down I'm flames tho.
Having run twin 250w mh over my 5ft marine tank, before I moved to planted I know all about evaporation.
Easiest things are:
Auto top up - various makes available. Tunze aquamedic etc. just fill reservoir and it's ok for a week or so.
Cover glasses; reduce evap by lots
The initial surge from a mh blows the contacts on a mechanical timer. This means it can stick on or off.
It will also wreck a digital timer .
You need a contactor which is designed for it. I had the same issue when I ran twin 250w over my marine tank...
Hmmm. I must be very fortunate then. I got 6 denisonii barbs about 2" a couple of years ago. I still have 6 and they are now over 4".
They are great fish. The colours are wonderful and they shoal all the time.
I keep em at 25, and they eat anything I put in. Flake, live food, pellets, they...
Hmmmm. So what impact will running co2 in a tank over time have on the silicon holding the glass together?
I would hope little else we would have lots of failing tanks.
Your thoughts would be useful though
I have one of these and it runs as many heaters as you want.
Is a good thread to show how to install. If its the same atc 800 I have
Many thanks for your comments. I will have to get my slr out and do some proper full tank shots.
I am still struggling to find an effective co2 reactor. I currently use a 2lt coke bottle with bio balls in the sump. It drops the ph from 7.4 to 6.6 and keeps it there. But I would like something...
Hmm. The substrate is akadama.
I use 4 t5 tubes for 7 hours a day on timers.
Co2 comes on 2 hours before lights on and off 1 hour before lights off.
I use a ph controller to manage the co2 which is a holdover from the marines. The ph is usually about 7.4 in the morning and I run it at 6.6...
The overflow runs into the sump, through 3 large sponge mechanical filters. Then the water runs up through ceramic tubes, then down through siporax. The last two chambers hold the heaters and co2 reactor.
I use a 7kg co2 cylinder which I can swap for a full one locally when it is empty, which...
I really wanted a six footer, but when i drew a six foot line on the wall...OMG it looked huuuuge!!!: and so it was agreed by the powers that be, that five foot was the optimum size.
It is 58 1/4" by 24" by 24" - why the funny measurements, you may ask.. Well as a typical Yorkshireman, i have...
So we had this
Which became this
To finally this
Which looked like this
With a range of corals, like
Then I lost my job and the leccy bill was too much with twin 250w metal halides and umpteen pumps.
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So long story short
I guess i will give you the preamble as is expected.
I kept trops, then cichlids, then marines in the 80's when UG filters, tufa rock, Berlin skimmers were popular.... I then got hitched and that put pay to all that.
Kids come along, and we go through a two foot cold...
Just a quick note. When you clean your filter out, don't clean the media out under the tap as the chlorine will kill off all the good bacteria that you will have built up over the last few weeks.
The recommendation to get some fairly quick growing stem plants in will help with the new tank...
I got half a dozen of two inch dennisonii barbs 18m ago. I am pleased to say I havnt lost one. They are all now over four inches and are absolutely gorgeous. The shimmery green colour above the intense red is stunning.
Also I have found them to be one of the better fish that like to shoal...
Hi all. I thought I should introduce myself.
I have moved from marines to planted tank.
So I am running a five foot hole in the wall with a four foot sump.
I will have lots of questions and pics to post.