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  1. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    So this is Tony Swinney's old 'Triassic Hollow' tank. He was giving it away and I just couldn't say no. The plan is to use this as a room divider between what is our lounge and the kids playroom. The tank is 152.5cm x 60cm x 60cm (60'x24'x24') somewhere in the region of 549l. The tank is...
  2. Wallace

    Going away for a while? These could be useful then

    I found these in Primark and as they only cost £1 I thought they were a bit of a bargain. You get 3 bottles (2 larger and 1 smaller), a small screw lid pot and a funnel. I'll be using them when I go away for a few days soon and hopefully the in laws can't get it wrong and put the wrong...
  3. Wallace

    Modifying/bracing a sideboard

    Please tell me if I'm being stupid, part of thinks I am and the rest tells me I'm not. I'd like to use an existing sideboard as the cabinet for a Roma 240, I'm just trying to not have to build a complete new cabinet for it. It's got a cupboard at either end and three drawers in the middle...
  4. Wallace

    New ( to me ) tank coming tomorrow

    I'm picking up a Fluval Roma 240 compete with 305 filter and a heater tomorrow night, bought very cheaply through parentsbay or something on Facebook. My wife found it and showed it to me because it was so cheap, £50 for the lot! No cabinet with it though so I'll be building one. The best bit...
  5. Wallace

    80cm long term journey

    Well here it is, I finally got my bottom into gear and sorted out the cabinet for this tank to sit on. It's an 80cm in length by 30 wide and 40 tall, which is 96ltrs but with substrate etc works out to about 82. Firstly the cabinet .......... and now for the tank in situ ........., I'm...
  6. Wallace

    Inline glass diffuser

    Does anybody have any experience of the following ........ http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/neutro-inline-co2-diffuser-12mm-p-6654.html When I set up my next tank shortly, I'm looking at using mainly glassware and quite fancy using one of the above. I think it would look nice inline stuck to...
  7. Wallace

    60cm light over 80cm tank?

    As per topic title really. I've got an 80cm tank that I'll be setting up soon to replace my current 60cm. I'm using an APS 60cm 2x24w HOT5 light unit currently, and just wondered if I would be ok using this light over the 80cm? It will be suspended over the centre of the tank, and I will be...
  8. Wallace

    Heater failure = Gutted!

    I've just moved house last weekend, and I've gone back over to my old house today to sort out my tanks and get them moved before handing the keys back this Friday. As soon as I walked into the house I was hit by a nasty rotten water smell, and as soon as I looked into my Jewel Vision 180 in the...
  9. Wallace

    My first journal - Juwel Rekord 600

    So this is to be my first journal, please go easy on me.  This is a pic of my tank as it stands now: Inside of the cabinet : In situ :  Below is the spec of what it will become: Tank : Juwel Rekord 600 sat on a DIY ADA rip off stand Lighting : Standard fitment with 15w day light T8...
  10. Wallace

    Tetratec EX700 with Hydor ETH and UP inline atomiser?

    Will I be ok to run both the inline heater and atomiser on the filter inlet pipe, or is it best to run the heater on the outlet and atomiser on the inlet?
  11. Wallace

    Flow around the tank and drop checker

    Tank : Juwel Vision 180 Now you'll have to excuse my rather poor little sketch, I've just knocked it up on my iPad. The water is pushed diagonally from left to right across the top of the tank from the Fluval 205, and diagonally down through the tank from right to left from the Tetratec. I...
  12. Wallace

    Standard T8's good enough?

    Hi guys I've just introduced myself in the newbie section, see thread http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=20471 Now my Vision 180 tank is one of the older models fitted with the T8 tubes instead of the newer T5's. I have fitted reflectors and the lighting has improved as you'd expect...
  13. Wallace

    Hi from Surrey

    Well I've been lurking for months now, reading everyone's journals, looking at loads and loads of different threads about all aspects of the planted tank. You guys on here really are a wealth of knowledge, and have helped me no end so far so I thought it about high time I registered and...