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  1. jonesy

    Random nitrite spikes

    thanks for the reply, yes i am using tap water but couldnt tell you if its treated with chloramine or not, also occured to me that im using to much seachems prime on water changes which might be causing the cycle problems will just have to keep an eye on afew things till i find out whats wrong.
  2. jonesy

    Random nitrite spikes

    Keep getting random nitrite spikes on my 50L planted which keeps killing my shrimp, the tank has 3x8w t5's co2 at lime green and i dose 5ml of tpn + every day, so my question is can a lack of nitrate in the tpn+ be causing my plants to consume the nitrate which is there to remove nitrite's which...
  3. jonesy

    New toy EcoTech Vortech

    doesnt look like you can adjust where the flow is directed as it sits flat on the glass or does it adjust from the front
  4. jonesy

    Potted plants

    will do thanks for the replys
  5. jonesy

    Potted plants

    haha i wont be leaving them in the pots just wanted to plant the lot together so i can sort the scape i want, take it i need to add ferts and co2 as normal asoon as they go in
  6. jonesy

    Potted plants

    Ordered some potted plants from the green machine and some from aqua essentials but the aqua essentials order is out of stock till next week and i wanted to plant the lot together so can the plants from green machine (which will be here tomorrow) be left in there pots and placed in the tank till...
  7. jonesy

    My Tanks

    ahh ill take alook now :thumbup:
  8. jonesy

    My Tanks

    was thinking of a hc carpet but ran out of funds so might do that at a later date, my plant list is as follows Hydrocotyle verticillata, Staurogyne sp, Rotala rotundifolia, Crypt Nevelli, Echindorus Tenellus and Pogostemon Helferi
  9. jonesy

    My Tanks

    it is alot steeper than it looks in that picture, it has about 2 to 3 inches at the front and goes to about 6 inches at the back, if found the neons are great little fish in my first planted rio but they seem rather shy in this and are sticking to the bottom alot probably because there is no...
  10. jonesy

    My Tanks

    Been lurking and reading the fantastic info available on this site for afew months now so though i might post some pictures of my 2 tanks to get some honest comments :thumbup: This is my nano been set up since just before this xmas, nearly finished just trying to get a Staurogyne sp carpet...
  11. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    my bee shrimp where the same always hiding but seem to be getting braver by the day but the cherry shrimp where all out from day one, you got any signs of babies yet :thumbup:
  12. jonesy

    "Serenity Peak" Mark's 60cm Iwagumi

    Just bought 2 liters of Seachem Matrix for my tetratec ex700 could you tell me how and where did you install yours into you filter just so i no for when i set up my new tank. cheers :thumbup:
  13. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    ditto looks great mate :thumbup:
  14. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    any updates adam, you beat that algae yet :thumbup:
  15. jonesy

    Lily pipe intakes and shrimp

    Just set up my nano tank which has cal aqua nano lily pipes and will be setting up my rio 125 in the next few weeks which will also have lily pipes, what do people use to protect there shrimp being sucked in or do you just check your filter every week along with the water changes ? seen these...
  16. jonesy

    Boyu Vs Up Aqua In-Line Diffusors - Quick Review

    so it doesnt matter which pipe you put it onto you still get the same results from both
  17. jonesy

    Boyu Vs Up Aqua In-Line Diffusors - Quick Review

    how are both these units fitted on the inflow or outflow of the filter ?
  18. jonesy

    what are these snails

    this is the third one i have removed in the past 3/4 weeks so im not infested with them so far touch wood, thanks for the replys ill keep removing them when i see them.
  19. jonesy

    what are these snails

    Keep finding the odd one of these snails in my tank dont no if they have came from one of the new plants i have bought or from my nerite snails any ideas, is it a pest snail ?
  20. jonesy

    Aqualand tank setup

    i think the red plant at the back is Rotala rotundifolia, lovely looking tank set up its giving me some great idea's for my new tank setup well done :thumbup:
  21. jonesy

    Removing rio 125 background

    thanks for the replys, will have a go when the rest of my new parts turn up
  22. jonesy

    Removing rio 125 background

    if the glass is scratched would the black spray hide the scatches ?
  23. jonesy

    growing staurogyne sp in a plant pot

    Any one tried growing this plant in a plant pot on there window sill, is it possible and does it grow any quicker ? was going to try this as its quite expensive to buy at £8 a pot and im going to need a fair bit for my new tank scape so anyone tried it. cheers
  24. jonesy

    Removing rio 125 background

    Got one of these back ground on my rio 125 and want to remove it so i can spray paint the glass black, what are the chances of removing all the background and silicon etc so the glass looks spotless for painting, dont want to remove it then be left with a scabby looking piece of glass, any tips...
  25. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    thats good on the wcmm front, they are lovely fish got 12 in my nano upstairs you have seen and they love it swimming inbetween the rocks and flairing the fins at each other its good to watch :thumbup: in my nano upstairs which as you no hasnt been setup long all the plants are doing good...
  26. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    what plant is it growing on the most, i had one plant in my downstairs tank that was full of bba which seemed to be giving it to every other plant in the tank, from what i remember it was Alternanthera reineckii might be wrong but anyways removed that plant and and the other affected leaves from...
  27. jonesy

    Low light Setup (new pictures added)

    looks good keep up the good work :thumbup:
  28. jonesy

    Staurogyne sp planting

    really nice staurogyne you got there thats what im trying to achieve, ill just wait afew weeks and see how it goes thanks for the reply and pictures :thumbup:
  29. jonesy

    Staurogyne sp planting

    ok thanks for the reply ill see how it goes
  30. jonesy

    Staurogyne sp planting

    anyone ?
  31. jonesy

    Staurogyne sp planting

    Ordered some staurogyne sp from the green machine and i dont think i have planted it properly as most of the larger leaves are dieing and falling off, its been planted for about 3 days now it came potted but was quite large in height so i planted it by trimming the tops off the plants and...
  32. jonesy

    a few issues..

    I use to get alot of bba in my larger tank and found it to be because i was making to many adjustments to my co2, when i found the right co2 balance i left the tank for afew weeks and the bba stopped growing, i no you have just set up your new nano so it might be worth letting the tank settle...
  33. jonesy

    DD Fire Extinguisher question

    thanks for the replys ill take a look :thumbup:
  34. jonesy

    DD Fire Extinguisher question

    Just a quick question (might be a daft one) got a dd C02 set which came with the adaptor for a fire extinguisher and just wanted to make sure that all 2kg co2 fire extinguishers are the same fitting and the co2 gas is all the same etc. cheers
  35. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    when that happen to me i removed the fish into a bucket of water and done a large water change on the tank to remove some of the co2 and put more oxygen back into the water then put the fish back in and left the co2 of until it had dropped back down again. Thats what worked for me. good luck
  36. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    nice photo's, loving the shrimp :thumbup:
  37. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    some nice pics of the aqua essentials range there lol :thumbup:
  38. jonesy

    Feeding Crystal red shrimp and cherry shrimp

    thanks for all your help ill get some bits ordered :thumbup:
  39. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    mines got 10 slots, ill just keep an eye on the fish for the first few hours when i put them in.
  40. jonesy

    Feeding Crystal red shrimp and cherry shrimp

    As above i have seen loads of different products on the market but whats the best food to buy for the crystal red and cherry shrimp.
  41. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    do you think i should invest in something to cover my cal aqua nano inlet before i get mine or will the intake be small enough ?
  42. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    that is small, are they still babies or is that there adult size
  43. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    you got any pics before they are all gone, they must be really small to be getting sucked into your filter
  44. jonesy

    Nerite snails work well

    there still alive stuck to the glass just dont seem to be as active as everyone elses, maybe i just have lazy snails
  45. jonesy

    Nerite snails work well

    dont no about anyones else but mine seem very inactive and stay in the same spot most of the time, are mine just lazy or is there something i should be checking.
  46. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    might be worth waiting and see if they can throw in afew extra fish for messing you about
  47. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    didnt they say when they would be getting more in stock ?
  48. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    thanks adam ill take a look when they turn up :thumbup:
  49. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    did you buy your rotala sp green from the green machine adam, i am assuming it comes potted so whats the best way to plant it single stems or plant the whole plant ? ordered mine today along with some Staurogyne sp and Pogostemon Helferi to get my tank started.
  50. jonesy

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    Looking good, but are them stem plants going to need alot of constant trimming to keep tidy ?
  51. jonesy

    plastic Perspex question

    thanks for that ill get some perspex and make one up. :thumbup:
  52. jonesy

    Lighting for my nano

    Ordered a boyo one for mine it fits tanks from 35.6cm to 45.7cm with a maximum glass thickness of 12mm, you can also request 3 white t5 bulbs instead of 2 white and one blue, it takes awhile for it to be delivered mines 3 weeks this week and im still waiting
  53. jonesy

    plastic Perspex question

    got a 49 liter interpet fishbox and i have removed the old plastic lid which held in the lights so i can replace it with a luminaire, filled it up today and i am now worried the baby will throw something into the tank as its on my desk so was going to place a piece of clear plastic perspex over...
  54. jonesy

    Boraras maculatus

    good choice get some pics up when you get them settled in :thumbup:
  55. jonesy

    Comp_Nov09: Fell's Crag

    think this is the best one i have seen so far well done :thumbup:
  56. jonesy

    Noooo, broken my glass intake :(

    strikes are over until after christmas :thumbup:
  57. jonesy

    Various problems

    haha was just going to say aqua essentials told me they would have some in the begining of november if i remember right, how have you got the pump set up at the minute spray bar ? i was thinking of getting the koralia nano for mine as where i plan to mount it you cant see it when im sitting at...
  58. jonesy

    Various problems

    how did you get on with that external pump is it silent ? did you get your cal aqua nano lily pipes aswell
  59. jonesy

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape loving those plant selections, nice blend of colours looking forward to seeing this mature :thumbup:
  60. jonesy

    Boraras brigittae

    anyone seen these forsale in the north west, looking to add these to my nano tank after christmas.
  61. jonesy

    Flora-grow CO2 Nano Kit

    i emailed him earlyer today to see if he had anymore of the £36 kits left or he is getting anymore in fingers crossed was a good deal :thumbup:
  62. jonesy

    Flora-grow CO2 Nano Kit

    dont not if anyone has tried ones of these yet but it looks like my dd system without the electric solenoid valve and guage comes with a 500g bottle aswell http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PLANT-CARBON-DIOX ... 45ed1497ac
  63. jonesy

    2x2x2 planted cube

    tank looks really good well done, what was the reason for the blyxa dying do you no ?
  64. jonesy

    Fishless cycle question

    thanks for that mini guide dave hopefully it will make my tank blossom from the start :thumbup:
  65. jonesy

    "Serenity Peak" Mark's 60cm Iwagumi

    Re: "Serenity Peak" Mark's 60cm Iwagumi (Fish pics 22/10/09) really lovely tank well done :thumbup: have you painted the back of the tank or just used black paper ?
  66. jonesy

    Fishless cycle question

    ahh ok thanks for the reply, any suggestions on lighting will be planted with Hemianthus callitrichoides, Pogostemon helferi, Staurogyne sp, and possibly some sort of red stem plant will be dosing easycarbo dosing at the start probably moving onto co2 depending on growth rate. cheers steve
  67. jonesy

    Fishless cycle question

    Been collecting the bits needed to start my nano tank and currently have a fishbox 48 liter tank, tetratec ex600 filter, cal aqua lily pipes, and hydor 200w inline heater, but my question is can you cycle a tank without the substrate just a full tank of water then remove 75% of the water to add...
  68. jonesy

    How do you distribute your CO2?

    thanks for the picture going to move my diffuser tomorrow to under my intake to see how it gets on. cheers steve
  69. jonesy

    Co2 really need help

    thanks for that, read the whole 19 pages and learned alot in the process saved it to my favorites so i can re-read it again when i start my nano tank, cant wait :thumbup:
  70. jonesy

    How do you distribute your CO2?

    are you using a spray bar or lily pipe on the other end, just wondering as im thinnking of swapping my spray bar for a lily pipe and wondered which would work better using your method
  71. jonesy

    Co2 really need help

    thanks for everyones advice will give it another shot :thumbup: superman just reading your nano project as i am starting mine in the next few weeks really interesting read and really love the scape good job :thumbup:
  72. jonesy

    Co2 really need help

    thanks for the reply, the bottom drop checker was always lighter in colour but they are both different makes which might make a difference and the power head is always pointing towards the bottom opposite corner so thats ok, i will move one of the dc's to the other side of the tank also but what...
  73. jonesy

    Co2 really need help

    I have read loads of guides and been using co2 for the past 2 months or so but been reading afew different posts which bring up points that arnt mentioned in guides and i need help as i nearly overdosed my fish with co2 yesterday, not very good at writing posts so please bare with me :wink...
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