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    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' (updated 12/8) Hiya bud. I guess in some ways having some knowledge in the planted tank field (as limited as it is ;)) did help me in the vivarium hobby. There are so many Aquarium plants which make brilliant Vivarium subjects, such as Crypts, all the Moss's...
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    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' (updated 12/8) Ive not been on the forum for literally a couple of years, dart frog hobby took over :p And this has easily been my favourite "catch up" thread. Really stunning tank mate. Brilliant work. Richie
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    Sri Lankan Spiney Eels?

    I should probaly add the fact that i want to try and emulate that of the lower river, where the flow is less etc. I dont want to fill this tank up with many species, the 2 I have my eye on is as mentioned above, the Spiney eels and the beautiful black ruby barbs... The tank is 30"L x 15"H x...
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    Sri Lankan Spiney Eels?

    Hello guys... Its been a while since i posted on here, I have veered away from fishes and onto Poison Dart frogs after a very very unfortunate event with my biggest aquarium. But none the less Im going to be starting up a little fishy project to get me back into the swing of things... I would...
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    Shrimp horror stories

    I hate jumpy shrimps haha! I bought 2 amanos ages ago from Dobbies, and shortly after putting them in the tank, one dissapeared. About 3 weeks later i find it at the other side of my room (about 13feet away from the tank) They are crazy buggers, but tough as anything, After a while the other...
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    My First Planted Tank (The End) Juwel Rio 125

    Re: My First Planted Tank - Juwel Rio 125 Ive lurked around following this aquarium and many others for absolute ages... I think its time i give some input... B-E-A-UTIFULLLL! Richie
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    Aquatic Magic Reg! Knob Not Turning.

    Thanks alot buddy! Ill keep that in mind :) Richie
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    [FOR SALE] 1 three year old boy

    Take that one :P Thats about the best your gonna get! :D
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Ohhhh thanks for the info. :) I wanna see this tank :P
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Thanks alot buddy :)
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    Aquatic Magic Reg! Knob Not Turning.

    Oh no hahha! Ive heard about the solenoids too... I think if it all goes to pot ill try injecting 24/7 If not ill source a better Solenoid :) Thanks yet again man. Richie
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    Aquatic Magic Reg! Knob Not Turning.

    Thank you very very much bud! Ive got aload of check valves soo im sorted for them, yeah ive heard about the bubble counter. Ill find a sub :) Thank you very very much Richie
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    Aquatic Magic Reg! Knob Not Turning.

    Ahhh Thank you man... Soo all i need to do is fire the Fe once its all rigged up attach diffuser etc and set the bubble rate? No bar setting or anything? I guess itll automatically go to around 1.5 -2 bar once the c02 goes through? Thanks alot Richie
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    Aquatic Magic Reg! Knob Not Turning.

    Hey guys. I have this Aquatic Magic Regulator http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0303417065 Its brand new, ive never used it before but the knob on the front isnt turning.... is it suppost to? I know i need to set the bar rate to around 1.5 but i cant because this "knob" isnt...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Yeah i was thinking that! Aaron did mention his was already set to 2bar! Richie
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Yeah its the one with the solenoid attached.... This one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0303417065 mines different from the one in the pic though
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    I dont have a FE yet lol... Im still in the buying stages of my set up. But i know it was suppost to turn anyway... so thats why im asking now :) Richie
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Nope buddy! No arrows on it, its a brand new Aquatic Magic one from ebay. Ive never used it before, or any other reg for that matter haha. Any ideas? Richie
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Yeah buddy! Ive yanked it well hard but still not turning :| The needle valve turns fine, just not he big valve to set the bar rate. Richie
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Hey guys! Just totell you all that all my items arrived :) And all i need now is an FE and the c02 side of things is done. One question though, could be a dumb one at that. Is the big knob on the front of the reg suppost to turn or does it only turn when it is all connected up to the FE and...
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    :P Its well deserved.
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    I cant stress how much i love this tank. Its truely amazing looking, and its so young as well :P Man, I wish i could steal it. Very very insperational. Richie
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    Re: saintly's ??????? scape Ohh thats big bucks :shock: Will be worth it though! Cant wait to see :) Richie
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    Unipac Website

    Exactly hahaha! And id need tonnes for my 120cm :(
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    Ebay Regulators

    Ahhh right now i know the place :P
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    You had anymore thoughts on re-doing the scape? Richie
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    Out of Shape Leaves

    Man i wish i could help out more on this one... The only thing i can think of is... As it is a red plant ... it will need alot of light, i once tried out some red plants and they perished fast and that was with just over 2WPG I used to use that Nutrafin plant gro and to be honest i dont think...
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    opinions on scape

    Okk my whole first post was pretty much irrelevant.... After a second read i saw the part that says you are going to cover the white rocks with moss.... Soo... I cant wait to see how it turns out :) It will look a whole lot better when its only one rock type i think... Richie
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    opinions on scape

    Dude thats bloody stunning for such a small tank :) Only thing that i would change would be... the 2 different rock types... The light rock on the left and the dark slatey rock on the right is a bit too much in a scape this small i think.... Even in a larger tank i think many scapers find it...
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    Unipac Website

    Id love to get a hold of some of the sumatra wood too for my 120cm scape. I live in scotland and as far as i know there are no world of water or madien head aquatics nearby :( So im kind of stuck in a rutt for hardscape.
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    Hi no moto

    Awesome looking tank mate. I cant believe something that small can look soo big. Cant wait to see how it fills out :) Richie
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    Cheers for the link Thomas... I found the pic of the wood just after i posted my last reply. Then UKAPS wouldnt load for me until now :) The wood is really nice :P I want some. Neil, now that ive looked through your flicker galleries of your aquariums, ive totally changed my opinion about...
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    I like the idea of mixed foreground.... Id love to be able to find a pic of this wood everyone is going on about haha... Then i might change my mind about everything haha Richie
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    saintlys opti white take 2

    Ill be watching this very closely. That bit of wood is so nice, ive never seen any like it before to be honest, but maybe thats just me :P Richie
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    Ebay Regulators

    Cool well ill buy the top one in the link i posted and hope its the right thing :P Thanks!
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    Neil's NEW 60cm Nature Aquarium v3

    Id love to see how the current scape matured to be honest. But thats just me, I really like the current scape alot, its very natural look is really appealing to me. But its all up to you mate. What you have to do :P Richie
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    Ebay Regulators

    Ive seen those converters elsewhere on here. But i couldnt figure out what one i would need :wideyed: But now that ive looked more into them Would it be this one i use in conjunction with the Aquatic Magic Solenoid? [Link removed has per the site owners request- LondonDragon] And as...
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    Ebay Regulators

    Is any shaving adapter suitable to use in conjunction with the Aquatic Magic reg and solenoid? I dont want to buy the wrong thing ya see :P Any of these do? http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_W0QQ_nkwZ ... R40QQ_mdoZ Cheers!
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Thats me sorted then :) Thanks for all the help everyone.. In particular Aaron... Cheers bud Richie
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Thanks soo much billy boy. Now thats my lighting sorted :) Yeah ive noticed they put one up every week to staring at a quid. They have everything else they sell in the buy it now section aswell as bidding.. But they only seem to do this luminaire in bidding. Soo it could take me a whileee...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Right im sure ive got it now :P About time haha! Put reg on FE Plug in the solenoid Fire the FE and hope for the short hiss Once i get the hiss Let the handles go to the off position again Take it to my tank, install it, set the reg to 1.5 - 2 bar. Squeeze the handles once again, and use...
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Thats absolutely amazing help lads! Thanks alot! Im well chuffed now. aslong as your sure they use 1149mm bulbs. That means i can use the bulbs i want. This combo. x1 http://www.lampspecs.co.uk/Light-Bulbs-Tubes/Grolux/T5-54W-Grolux-Sylvania-54-Watt x2...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Im starting to get an understanding of it now thanks to this and multiple PM's from Aaronnorth. One thing im still not understanding is... do i tape the handles up as soon as i get the little hiss? When i thought about it at first, I thought id loose alot of c02 by the time i get it back into...
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Re: Cheap And Expensive Luminaire Questions! I would ideally like around 3WPG I dont want too much, but i dont want too little so 3WPG seems good to me. Which the x3 54 watt "cheap" luminaire would provide bang on.... Id probably use it with a 8 hour straight photoperiod as 3WPG isnt too...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    So i build it all up... Dont put the reg on too tight but not too loose, And squeeze the handles haha :| Mann im scared and i dont even have the blasted thing yet. What does firing entale? Is it like a new deodorant haha... when you use it for the first time a little bit of plastic snaps...
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    Fire extinguisher CO2

    I just bought the aquatic magic solenoid and reg from ebay. and im hoping to use it on a nice big FE. This post has been sooo helpful and has put my mind to rest :) Only thing im a little apprehensive about is the "firing" of the beast! Sounds well dodgy haha! Whats the worst that can...
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    Ebay Regulators

    I just ordered the Aquatic Magic reg and solenoid (option 2) So hopefully itll all work out fine with a nice big FE once ive bought the rest of my equipment for my 120cm set up :P This Post is a good 'un Richie
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Funnily enough its in tutorials :P Yet again i make a tit outa myself! Its alll good!
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Man! I saw a post a few days ago and it was talking you through putting together a FE c02 system and now i cant find it. If anyone has the time to give me the link id be very greatful And that should be all my questions covered for today.... I hope ;) hahaha Richie
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Thanks alot San-Ho-Zay! But i just bought the aquatic magic solenoid and reg etc that Aaron recommended. Ive seen a few good reveiws about it. Ill be setting up many many more planted tanks in the future so your advice is very helpful Thanks alot buddy :)
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Thanks so much mate... So if i was to buy them and stick them on a FE from Dan there should be no problems assuming i havent messed up the installation :P ? Im going to buy a rhinox 2000 to diffuse c02 Should be quite a quality set up eh? :D Thanks alot Richie
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Thanks buddy. I took a look through that but im a dumb ass and dont know whats good and whats not lol What combination do you use? If you could give me a good reliable combo of equipment to buy that has a good rep id be very very greatful
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    First Time Pressurized c02 Buyer.

    Hey! I have had my mind set on buying the D&D c02 kit from AE for some time now. I know i want to eventually move onto using FEs after seeing Dan sells them on here. So my question is, could i use all the D&D equipment on a FE? I know that you can definaltely buy an adapter that allows the...
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Re: Cheap And Expensive Luminaire Questions! Yet again... Im a god damn dumb ass and miss the HUGEEE sticky right above my post :| GAHH! Sorry guys. Now the only question i have is... Would you go for the cheaper luminaire or the more expensive arcadia luminaire? Richie
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    Cheaper EQJ And Expensive Arcadia Luminaire Questions!

    Hey guys! Ive been looking at these 2 luminaires recently. x3 54watt T5 bulbs in a 120cm Luminaire. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&item=360094946004 x4 39watt T5 bulbs in a 120 Luminaire...
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Ive given up on buying my ovber tank luminaire at the moment. I was winning for days but then last night it shot right up again... Some people are sooo stupid, they bid right up over the price tthey could "buy it now for" IDIOTS :P Pretty angry that im loosing as you can tell haha... So now...
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Sniping programs :| No wonder i never win :P Hahahaha
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Lucky you hahaha! I was winning for about 3 days at 56 quid for a 4 foot 3x54 watt T5 luminaire And then yesterday it shot right up :| Im so not going to be able to pay for this hahahaha!
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    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    I guess i should write a little bit about me. Im Richie ive just turned 18, I go to college to finish off some things that i didnt manage to get done before i left school. I want to be a tattooist and im very much into body modification. Im not as active on forums as i used to be due to...
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Hmm! Its a good job my cousin used to built circuit boards for compaq :) Hes good at all that so he should be able to do it for me, if anything does go wrong! How much did you manage to get your lumianires for?
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Thanks for the replies boys! I thought they looked pretty good. You set my mind to rest about making the right choice now. Do you think they are fixable if anything messes up? Richie
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    Filter In Flow, Out Flow Placement?

    Thanks alot for the reply buddy! Thought i wasnt gonna get one :) Now im a bit more confident about the filter positioning hahaha
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    Filter In Flow, Out Flow Placement?

    Thanks for the reply man... I understand... I was thinking something along the lines of this Both Filter Inlets on the back right hand side, one of the filter outflows on the back right hand corner of the tank and the 2nd outflow on the front left hand corner with glasswear to make it less...
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    In The Process Of Buying Equipment For 4ft High Tech Tank!

    Hey guys! As the title says, im in the process of buying all the equipment needed for my 4ft set up. And i have a few questions that you guys can hopefully answer :) I think im going to buy the D&D c02 complete kit, does anybody have any experience with them? And i know there is an adapter...
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    Luminaires with 2 switches.

    Yeah thats what i thought... Just double checked anyways Thanks Zig
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    Luminaires with 2 switches.

    This is a pretty old thread so i hope i get a reply... Now that ive read this im a tad baffled. Im thinking of buying this luminaire from ebay...
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    Filter In Flow, Out Flow Placement?

    I must be blind.. I just found the topic " Water flow in the planted Aquarium" about 6 posts under mine haha! I still cant decide what to do though.
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    Filter In Flow, Out Flow Placement?

    Hey guys! Its been a while since ive logged on, college has gotten very hectic. Ill finally be setting up my 4foot (47"L x 18"h x 15"D) planted aquarium. And the one thing that i still havent decided on is where my filters should be placed. Ill be using my current Fluval 305 plus another...
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    blue33 13g first planted tank

    That is absolutely stunning mate! I especially love all the stems in the back! Any chance you could give us some stats? c02, lighting, plants etc? Keep up the good work! Richie
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    Unipac Sumatra Driftwood Questions.

    Well ive looked on both their sites and they have red moor wood, tropica root, and mopani and stuff! I just assumed if they had it it would be for sale on their sites! I think i may of found a source though! Thanks alot for all the input. You all really helped alot... If worst comes to...
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    Unipac Sumatra Driftwood Questions.

    Many thanks guys! I guess ill have to re think this :(
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    Unipac Sumatra Driftwood Questions.

    Ahh thanks Dan! I dont have any of those shops close to me! Only Pets at home, dobbies and a crappy acorn pets, they all only stock the basic mopani wood which i dislike! Those 2 sites i put up seem to be the same people (same contact number etc) Thats why i was wondering why the big price...
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    Unipac Sumatra Driftwood Questions.

    Hey guys! Great forum you have here! I dont think ive posted before... Do any of you have any of this wood? I have found it available on 2 sites and it comes in 2 sizes medium and large. Could someone please tell me how big they are approx? These are the 2 sites ive found it on ... and...
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