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    My Planted Discus Tank !!!!

    Well done! Really nice tank.
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    Planted Juwel Trigon 190

    Nice tank, are you using RO water?
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    Jewel Rio 240, Amazon, the Evolution.

    Thanks, the lotus keeps me busy indeed. I have to keep removing leaves to half its height once per week to prevent them from hitting the surface. With regard to the java ferns they seem to grow quick quickly. In my previous tanks growth was slow but sure. I have to trim leaves once per week with...
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    Jewel Rio 240, Amazon, the Evolution.

    These are a few pictures showing the stages of my tank. After moving house I decided to treat fish and myself to a larger tank. Jewel Rio 240. I also thought I'd be artistic and call the aqua-scape "Amazon, the Evolution" The Photos show a week after setup to present i.e. a year and a half down...
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    Your Tank vs. Filter Size

    Tank: Jewel Rio 240 (Upgraded from Fluval Duo Deep 180 ltrs two veeks ago). Filter: Fluval FX5 with standard sponge and all baskets filled with ceramic rings (Fluval biomax). No floss. Upgraded from Fluval 405 to match new tank)
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    underwater flowering

    Very nice, When I grew Anubia Barteri Nana. I've only managed to achieve this once. Was never successful with other specimens purchased afterwards.
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    Vallisneria Spiralis Query

    Hi Mark, As spyder said. Liquid Carbon and Valis do not go too well together. Had this issue as well. Was injecting CO2 and using liquid carbon as well. Within a week I noticed all my Valis melting and thinning. Read the same on a forum elsewhere about liquid carbon having adverse effects on...
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    If you are after D-D Gullwing reflectors then visit the D-D distributor and email them the size you require. This is their site http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/ I was after some and found on a thread in this forum to email Neil from the mentioned site. Did this and had my gullwings withing...
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    Inline diffusers??

    New UP CO2 Inline Diffuser 16mm - the verdict Just bought one of these and I'm very impressed. It's a small unobtrusive unit. Bought this as I have a Fluval 405 system and was using another type of inline diffuser but had some scares with the tubing coming lose and water leaking. Have to say...
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    Less than 1 WPG

    Hi farCanal, Excelent for the level of light. Was just thinking if you want more light in the future you can replace your exsisting T8 with a T6. They are 40% brighter and directly interchangeable. I've done mine and never looked back :D
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    My Planted Aquarium

    Thanks London Dragon, I agree with you there. The aquascape is my first attemp since the tank setup and looking at it now it does seem to be too close to the front glass. When I redo the tank next week I intend to rectify that. I've had a look at the briliant galleries on this site't forum and...
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    Quick T8 advice

    Hi Andy, If I were you I would take this opportunity to upgrade the bulbs to T6s They are 40% brighter thatn T8s and directly interchangeable. I used T8s before and changed them with T6s from www.aquaessentials.co.uk Have never looked back. Also for the fist time I'm able to grown lawn...
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    My Planted Aquarium

    Hi guys, thought I'd share a feel pics of my planted tank with you. Dimensions 39" x 18" x 16"/100 x 45 x 40 cm Volume 180 l./40 gal./48 US gal. Aquarium details Used fishless cycling with king prawns. Tank fully cycles in 14 days. My record for a 180l tank. Thermometer was set to 28 degrees...