maintenance

  1. Smithyithy

    3 Weeks - Great Growth, Now Maintenance?

    Hi all, My nano tank is 3 weeks old now, and overall I'm very happy with the plant growth, comparison of Day 1 vs. today (Day 20?): I'm genuinely surprised by the growth rate, so, my question is... I took some close-ups of the plants: Monte Carlo: Staurogyne Repens and Reineckii...
  2. tblundell

    Leaving planted tank for a prolonged period?

    Hi everyone, I am looking for some Advice about leaving my planted aquariums for a prolonged period of time. I have two planted tanks, one 240 L high tech with presurised CO2, high ferts etc., and relatively high fish stocking (mainly rainbows). I also have a 90L open top low tech tank with...
  3. Pricey32

    Need some tank maintence advice

    Hey guys Currently im running a 125l juwel tank with the bioflow with gravel & plants Im doing my maintence roughly every 2-3 weeks, but what sprang to mind is when im siphoning my tank should i really being trying to get the bits of crap burried underneath or should i be concentration more...
  4. Glenda Steel

    Basic maintenance - how to?

    Is there a post or tutorial on really basic aquarium techniques? For example: - how long is it safe to leave the filter unplugged during maintenance? - what's the best way to refill the tank after a water change and with what equipment? - general tips on cleaning equipment i.e. planting...
  5. Hyoscine

    Eheim MultiBox, a quick review

    Doesn't seem to be anything on the forum, so I thought I'd share my take on it. This thing is, for me, a lifesaver . I keep one aquarium, a thirty litre, heavily planted shrimp tank. It's my first ever, and it's been going for about half a year now. It's simultaneously the most relaxing, and...
  6. George Farmer

    Moss trimming, no mess - now with video

    Hi all, I love moss. Only recently have I used it properly in aquascaping and I've realised the biggest PITA for me with it is dealing with the trimmings. They usually sink to the bottom of the tank and require siphoning. Any leftovers usually get entangled with carpeting plants and end...
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