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    Kordon Breathable Bags

    Hi there, My cherries simply won't stop breeding and whilst I keep taking them back to the LFS and getting dry food in return I now have so much dry food that I don't actually need any, so I was thinking about starting to sell some as it may be a more constant way of reducing my herd (there are...
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    Which arrangement?

    hello all, I would like to try and create a moss only tank having been inspired by the following aquarium: So which of the following compositions of the wood do you think is best? (I don't want to put the substrate in until i've decided on the layout as there will be 2 layers of substrate) 1...
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    Sand substrate

    Heya, its been a very long time since I have been on here, but nothing has been happening to my tank due to lack of funds. However I have just purchased a Clearseal 30x15x12" tank this weekend and would like to create something like the tank below which I believe was done in a 24" tank; My...
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    Need inspiration.....

    Grrrr second attempt at writing this. Ok going to go back to a 24" tank after being bored of the restrictions with my arc tank. It will be placed on a breakfast counter in the kitchen. I'm going to keep things simple, so this is what I'm planning on so far: TNP+ and Easycarbo for fertilisers...
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    My dwarf puffer haven

    Well, since I started planning this tank in January and it's my first planted tank and i've had all sorts up with it and constant re-scaping, I thought I should put up a picture of how it is looking at the moment, finally, after all the help that you guys have given me, thankyou so so much. It...
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    Building a tank

    So I have this alcove, which a normal tank just won't fit into properly, so have been thinking about getting one made, or doing it myself, kind of. Anyway, my question would be if I get the glass all cut for me and then I silicone it together, is that all that needs to be done, or do I need a...
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    PMs not sending

    Hi there, My PMs aren't sending, they are just sitting in my outbox. I'm not sure why. I've emptied my sent box which was only 10% full and that hasn't done anything. Am I doing something wrong? I write the message, click submit, it says that the message is sent successfully, but then it is...
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    Dreaded algae - hair

    So it is completely my fault that I now have hair algae. I know it is due to a build up of excess nutrients and it happened whilst I was away on holiday and then when i came back, my pump to get water back into the tank broke, so i couldn't do the usual 50% water changes. So this is my fert...
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    swapping filters over

    So, my 2 new Tetratec EX1200 arrived yesterday. They are huge, I didn't for some reason even think about the canister being bigger. silly really. anyway, I have attached one to my rio240 and 1 to my other tank for now, eventually I want them both on my rio240. Currently I have an EX600 and...
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    Need some ideas

    So, most of you will know that I'm currently (and very slowly, due to changing my mind), setting up my first planted tank, properly (its a Rio240). I currently have 3 (or maybe 4) otos and 2 queen arabesque plecs in it. I am going to add another 5 otos that I have already and was going to put...
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    Rescape after only 2 months

    Here is what it looked like when I first planted it up It still has the same path, but I have moved the driftwood over to the left now and the right has pretty much just cambomba at the moment, a lot of it. Basically, I want less sand to see, so was thinking of moving the path and having one...
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    Going on holiday

    What would you guys suggest? I am going away for 10 days over Easter and can't get someone to come in everyday which is fine for feeding the fish, but with the ferts, i'm not sure what to do. I was thinking of reducing the lighting and the CO2 from 10 hours a day to say about 5 hours, with no...
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    Do I need to add more nitrate

    My tank has been up and running for about a month now and all is going well, except I am starting to get blue green algae. Below is my dosing schedule - 1/2Tsp-KN03 3x a week 1/8Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week 1/8Tsp-Trace 3x a week 2Tsp Epsom Salts 1x a week Do you think that I need to up my nitrate...
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    The algae starts

    Hi there, I have had my tank set up for about 3 weeks now, and brown algae has now started growing, although there is a fuzzy brown (hair algae?) on my cambomba. I have pressurised CO2 (not sure on the bpm, but the permanent CO2 test is green). I have about 2.5wpg and I'm using eco complete as...
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    Help CO2 not working

    I set up my pressurised CO2 system on wednesday and on friday there were no bubbles coming out, so I looked at the regulator and both the gauges are on 0, what does this mean? Did my tank empty after 2 days? What do I do?
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    Is this a good routine

    Would the below be a good routine for a heavily planted 63 US gallon (probably 60 with the hardscape and substrate) tank with pressurised CO2, 2x T5 54W lamps and 2x T8 38W. Plants are planted in eco complete. Lights are on 10 hours a day and CO2 8 hours (comes on an hour after lights and goes...
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    DIY inline reactor/diffuser

    I there, I did a search on this and didn't find quite what I was looking for. I am looking to put an inline reactor/diffuser on my outlet tube of my tetratec EX600 external filter. I have a bubble counter, so don't really want to spend the money of that one you can get from Aqua Essentials. I...
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