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    Cloudy water

    Hi all Being working away for a long time and my 240L tank was in need of some TLC. I've restarted the 50% water change every 2 weeks and clobbered or removed a lot of plants as it was looking very overgrown with some black and green spot algae. CO2 is back on at 1BPM and a reduced photo period...
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    Reusing Amazonia wet

    Thanks for sharing your experiences I'll give it a go.
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    Reusing Amazonia wet

    Thinking of a complete rescape on my 200l tank which has a good depth of Amazonia 5" at the back to 3" front perhaps too much in retrospect. Been set up about three years. Want to try and avoid a complete strip down, rescape and replant and convert back from low Tec to injecting CO2, weekly...
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    Advice on Eheim Professionel 4+

    As above had loads of issues with water getting into the motor unit and electronics on my Thermo 3 proffessional on its 4th rebuild in 5 years from Ehiem for free but thats not the point its poor design/testing from a brand you expect more of given the premium price tag. I asked for a...
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    My tanks

    Beautiful creation, just how much effort do you put into getting such pleasing results. Whats you secret?
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    INLINE OR INTANK co2 diffuser

    Call me old fashioned but I've gone back to inline diffusion using a Aqua medic Co2 reactor packed with Ehiem ceramic rings at 3bpm. Easier to set up and control, provides extra bio filtration, uses less gas, stable and no mist in the tank. Against having to run two in tank diffusors (200L)...
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    Tropica & Pets at Home

    I predict the end of quality plants from the mainstream shops even those with a half reasonable rep for live plants if all they can source is these blister pack plants. The packaging will have to be paid for at the price of reduced numbers stems etc and a higher retail price for poor quality...
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    Tropica & Pets at Home

    Agree the sooner this experiment ends the better
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    A few scape's in one place (scape #3 page 3)

    Three beautiful scapes just one thing missing; fish! You have green fingers sir.
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    Suicide Shrimp best way to save them?

    I'd agree they are smather than your average shrimp! Just watching them outsmart the fish when there is food to be had makes me laugh there not stupid creatures.
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    Tropica & Pets at Home

    Can't say I like this concept of selling plants for a few reasons; 1) LFS will loose trade to the big generic outlets with greater buying power so in the end plant variaties will be reduced to what sells as they have no real interest or passion for fish/plants or anything else they sell just...
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    Suicide Shrimp best way to save them?

    They seem to jump/climb out at various times between water changes. On thing for sure is that during a water change they seek out and revel in the flow/bubbles and go a bit mad until the O2 reduces down to normal levels. After all they are a type of river shrimp right?There are filter in/outlets...
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    Suicide Shrimp best way to save them?

    I'm a low tec on this front after loosing all my previous shrimp to liquid CO2 as an addtion to CO2, nasty stuff. Now just inject about 2 BPM 2 hours before lights on and stop 1 hour before off. My drop checker is a mid green. But yes its possible something in the water might be irritating them...
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    Suicide Shrimp best way to save them?

    Yes just a shoal of Harliquins, Emporar, Cardinal, Embler tetras, two very small "plecs" and a Botia to eat any snails.
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    Suicide Shrimp best way to save them?

    Thanks guys. They have loads of hiding places and the water quality is good as I change 60% every 2 weeks and don't go mad with ferts. Circulation is rapid from a Ehiem 3 Thermo plus a internal circulation pump. I'm going to try some mist netting attached to a internal frame.
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