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    Led lighting for 15l tank

    many thanks for that detailed reply,much appreciated;) could you possibly advise a particular model for me? For co2 i was thinking of either a small 16g or the 88g disposable bottles along with easy carb? Ferts in not sure on yet (any ideas?) thanks again for the help ,Chris
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    Led lighting for 15l tank

    Bump?...
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    Led lighting for 15l tank

    Yeah link worked fine mate lol...looks good, any other ideas out there? If a few people could give me some ideas I can look into them all more deeply before I jump in ( I always rush in and regret later)
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    Led lighting for 15l tank

    After a light to go over my 12" 15l tank, planing on growing hair grass, and hc... This one any good? Need to be as cheap as possible http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321285058255?var=510207161066&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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    Heater for a 6.5 litre...?

    What did you go for in the end matey?
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    heater ideas

    Many thanks for that mate great info...I came across a heat mat just on the ebay which has a controllable dial on the plug for adjusting the temp, it's from china which scares me a little as things from there are usually cheap and dodgy but I could be wrong.....the tank is in the kitchen on the...
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    heater ideas

    I've been having a good think about these heat mats, what's the pros and cons then? Anyone using one successfully on a pico? I've found this one which would fit perfectly... http://www.reptilecentre.com/prorep-heat-mat-11x11-inch-12w_p22267707.htm#.U-FHqWK9KSM
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    So confused! Filters and nano lily pipes

    Measured the tank and it's 12x10x8 inch, it's located in the kitchen with no room to place a Eden 501 type filter so would need one to go under the kitchen worktop (see pic) also want to keep the tank equipment free so no hob filters. All I need to know is if there's a filter powerful enough to...
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    Hydor prime 10 external

    Cheers mate...so no good for those lily pipes then
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    hydor prime 10 hose size

    would a 9mm magic nano Lilly pipe set fit on the prime 10 external filter?
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    Hydor prime 10 external

    what's the hose size mate? Would it fit a 9mm magic lily pipe?
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    9mm hose size filters

    looking for a powerful external filter that will fit a 9mm nano glass lily pipe set, any ideas on filters? Also is there a external heater that will fit a 9mm hose?cheers
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    So confused! Filters and nano lily pipes

    thanks for the links and help Tim, i was looking at the magic ones as they were cheaper also, i wouldn't want to pay 60 for both of them when i still have a lot to buy for the tank. What filter would fit on them 9mm lilly pipes i was talking about?
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    heater ideas

    hi there i read that they wasn't suitable as you cant squash them and it wasn't safe with the glass? The tanks not filled with water yet so all ideas welcome lol
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    heater ideas

    hi all i have a small tank that i want to get set up quickly as its been filled with substrate since January :( ive seen the external heaters but id rather go down another route but not having a internal heater. Any ideas what i can do? Tank size ill measure up tonight but its small, around 12 x...
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    So confused! Filters and nano lily pipes

    Hi all...I've read and read and read through countless threads and google results about filters and lily pipes and getting the correct size tubing, size glass and flow for my little tank ( I'll get exact measurements tomorrow afternoon) it's roughly 30cm l x 20 cm w x 15 cm h so it's small lol...
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    what filter??

    well ive bit the bullet and bought the resun 200lph filter.only thing now is I cant find a suitable glassware set? its probably just me been half asleep, ive found pipes that say 13/16mm nothing that says to fit 12mm? would a 9mm pipe set be any good like this one? Magic Lily Pipe 9mm Set #...
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    My second tank

    looks great! whats the rock called??
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    what filter??

    looking around I don't know whether to just go with a resun 200lph filter and hide it somehow? only thing is im not sure on the hose size and what size glass lily pipes ill need? anyone got a resun one???
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    what filter??

    ill keep a look out for one then mate
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    what filter??

    I was hoping to add glass pipes mate, from what people have told me this 2217 would be overkill for my size tank :(
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    External Filter for a 20 Liter Tank

    the reason I wanted the 2217 is I found a good deal somewhere and hoped I could save a few £££'s lol...
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    External Filter for a 20 Liter Tank

    sorry to hijack but I too am getting a small volume tank, 16l 12x10x8 but I don't want to go next to the tank with the filter, instead I want it in the kitchen cupboard at the bottom roughly a meter away from the top of the tank to the floor.....would a ehiem 2217 be too powerful even if I can...
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    what filter??

    im getting a 12x10x8 nano made up and looking for a external filter that I can place under the kitchen counter out the way...I don't want a eden or boyu as they need to be placed next to the tank...will a ehiem 2217 be too powerful even if its about a meter away below the tank?? the nano will...
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    17cm led over 30cm nano

    Thanks for the help mate, think I will go for one of these......I'm not 100 % but it's on the list
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    17cm led over 30cm nano

    cheers for the help...yes I have seen those that are 30cm across but im not sure on the looks.i wanted to take all clutter away from the tank so all attention was on the contents rather everywhere else
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    17cm led over 30cm nano

    looking at starting a hi tec nano which will be 12x10x8 inches in size....im looking around for a minimal sleek looking led unit, ive come across a "up aqua 17cm led clip on" will this spread enough light over the tank and be suitable for growing hc cuba and dwarf grass??
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    What other hobby's do you have?

    I have a marine reef, koi pond, collect designer art toys and drag racing.... all a bit different from each other lol
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    Peisaj (landscape)

    not sure if its been asked yet but whqt do you use to make the background colour? a small led of some kind? gives a great sunrise/sunset feel to the whole scape well done
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    light pendant stand help

    bump :(
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    pendant light stand help?

    hey all i have a pendant light that i was going to suspend to the ceiling but now after a good hard look and think i could do with a light stand of some sort. i have a few links to what im after, do you know if these kind of things (even if they look different to the pics) can be found and...
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    light pendant stand help

    hi guys and gals, i have a pendant light that i was going to suspend to the ceiling but now after a good hard look and think i could do with a light stand of some sort. i have a few links to what im after, do you know if these kind of things (even if they look different to the pics) can be found...
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    Where do you have yours?

    anymore? :roll:
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    My litlle 250L garden.

    hi again mate, love the tank, i can see them shrimps been very happy in there. i gave you small ones as they dont have a long lifespan and giving you older ones would have been a waste unless they have another batch of babies lol. if you ever need anymore in the future let me know :wink:
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    My litlle 250L garden.

    lovely mate, thought id pop by and take a look at this tank of yours :lol: once again sorry for sat but ill see you on sunday or other, :thumbup:
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    where's the cheapest place to buy opti-white tanks?

    hi guys, thanks for all the fantastic ideas, links and help but my brother has gone and sorted me out with his new tank that he hasn't had time to do. i brought a fluval osaka 155 from sea pets for £400+ and got it 3-4 days before Christmas and never set anything up till now so he said instead...
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    where's the cheapest place to buy opti-white tanks?

    yes garuf i do see how that works, i have a 1 inch thick glass coffee table and it looks almost a green/blue rather than a clear colour due to been so thick! i dont know why but i have fell in love with andys old opti :( 'to the person that brought it,,,,,,,sell it me!!! lol'
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    where's the cheapest place to buy opti-white tanks?

    hi guys, im talking real cheap lol. do you know anyone who is selling one? is there a big visual difference with the opti only front tanks? cheers :wink:
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    where's the cheapest place to buy opti-white tanks?

    hi all, im so so so gutted that i missed out on andyh's 60cm opti-white as i have only just decided to go slightly bigger a tad to late. what i want to find out is where is the cheapest place to buy a 60cm opti-white tank from? also is it cheaper for a opti-white front only tank and is there a...
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    Product Review Nano Heater Review

    am i the only one who didnt like the newattino heater? if i put my hands up to the glass of the tank i could heat it up quicker and better that way. ive had mine now since Christmas and it hasn't gone up 1 degrees, i had to get a fluval edge heater in there too but with them both in its only...
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    what to do with baby shrimps?

    do you live far from me? if not you could always come down.ill look into the link you posted and let you all know if im selling and posting (you lot will be first :P )
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    what to do with baby shrimps?

    hi guys, i would have sold them but its the posting part, i have no idea how to post these safely, how to catch in tank etc. i could offer a collection only service :wink:
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    what to do with baby shrimps?

    hey all, i got myself 10 cherry red shrimp a few months back and since then they have bred and produced babys after babys and i now have around the 40ish mark plus another mother shrimp :roll: what do i do with all the extra shrimp? i dont have another tank set up at the min so i cant re home...
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    My You Tube Channel

    hiya mate :clap: well done to you! i couldn't get over you been on the tv :lol: that is top class mate :thumbup: by the way, what was the fish game you had to play :lol:
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    nano project tank update

    thanks guys, nothing beats relaxing on the sofa watching the fish and shrimp play :roll: lol i use a fluval edge heater on the one side and a newattino heater on the other for winter backup. the coolest thing of all is i have the filter, x2 heaters and i did have the co2 diffuser in before, oh...
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    nano project tank update

    cheers sam :thumbup: the rock size and placement in the width was the hardest part :twisted: but i pulled it off
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    nano project tank update

    hi guys, OK, so this isn't your typical aquarium type tank but i thought id share with you that you can still have a aquascape in a thin tank as well as a wide tank. since the last update i have sorted out the blyxa, cleaned glass, pipes etc put a stocking over the inlet as i have had 12 new...
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    100lr Rescape

    i like the clean tropical island look with the sand, i had a layer of black sand on top of underworld aqua grit but every time i planted something it would all mix up :roll: keep up the great work :thumbup:
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    nano project tank update

    hi guys ive just got a new small batch of blyxa from a great member here on ebay :wink: and thought id take a pic to show you a before i added the blyxa and after. i must admit, i think the blyxa is my fave plant at the min :thumbup: sorry for the real bad pic quality, i have just took the one...
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    nelson's nano 2.......rescaped.

    Re: nelson's nano 2 how big do they grow?? are they about the same price as cherrys?
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    Where do you have yours?

    hey, is there no more people out there with tanks in the house or shed, garage or loft lol :eh:
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    where to get cheapest substrate from?

    hi mate i was looking for something more like a all in one type. on my other tank i used some underworld aqua grit i think it was called but i capped it with uni black gravel/sand and it got mixed up with all the planting etc so thought i would try a different rout. :(
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    where to get cheapest substrate from?

    hi guys, i have a great deal getting hold of things for this great hobby as i have no transport, and buying online seams to cost more in postage than the actual items. most things i can get hold of are on ebay, here in the for sale section and friends but the one im having most trouble with is...
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    Johan's 30C - Ryū no yama

    what a cool name for this tank :thumbup:
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    Low tech lily bowl

    ohh, mate that is fantastic! right, im now going to look on ebay for a classic glass fish bowl and get one set up like this for my bedroom. i think i might be allowed to have another tank in the house lol, (only the bathroom left now lol) :lol:
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    Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 updated 14/7 pics

    Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white that is bloody amazing, it looks like a little area of a beach lol, due to the tank been so wide and low it makes the whole scape fit so well. im so :twisted: i havnt got any room for one like this :( cant wait to see it grow in :thumbup:
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    NayR's Aquascape Journal 60cm

    me again, any chance of a link to the pfk nano feature you was talking about :crazy: , cheers :thumbup:
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    NayR's Aquascape Journal 60cm

    8) :thumbup:
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    Beginnings - Help needed!

    i love the shapes of the rocks and the placement, now its all grown in it looks fantastic! :thumbup: keep it up :D
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    Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 updated 14/7 pics

    Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white arhh, sadly im still stuck for ideas on my 12x10x8 lol. naughty dog! what dog is it? my partner has just taken our pug down to the vets, :(
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    cool background help

    hey guys, i think im going to go down the frosted path but id still like to see where the graded ones can be found, the ones that look like sky, sunsets and dawns. :thumbup:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    bumfluff lol, well i was using a co2 nano kit but after it exploded i was a little unsure whether to use co2 again or not. it was growing slowly at first with co2 but after the 'explosion' within a few weeks of using a double dose of easy carbo it has been growing fast and very green. i have...
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    cool background help

    cheers again mr andy lol, after looking at the site again i noticed in bad English that is stated coloured glass lol. where can i get this graded backing from? i have looked on ebay for aquarium backgrounds but they are the plain black/marine blue. cheers bud
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    cool background help

    hi guys and gals ive been having a look at the oliver knotts picture gallery and some of them are very good and inspirational. i have came across this one scape and its made me change my mind in my new tank im about to start. http://www.pbase.com/plantella/image/111678579 in the attached link...
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    nelson's nano 2.......rescaped.

    Re: nelson's nano 2 i have that filter on my tank at the min, not a bad little thing is it. :thumbup:
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    Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 updated 14/7 pics

    Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white heyyy! looking good, i like the idea of a 'cave'. keep it up :thumbup:
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    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm ????? lol, i like them with blue hats :crazy:
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    NayR's Aquascape Journal 60cm

    hey! looking good, i really like the last pic :thumbup:
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    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'life in the undiscovered stones' love the rocks, thinking of doing the same for my new one :? depends if i can find some good cheap rock lol
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    cheers guys, the tank is only 12 litres and was a little project to try and see if a aquascape was possible in a very narrow desk top aquarium. this has been a real test as at times i wanted to just get rid and buy a 4ft fish only tank as i had before but i never gave in! so far its growing very...
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    here are a few pics i did today on my phone, sorry about the pic quality but i will get a good camera soon :oops:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    hi mate, sorry i haven't been on here for a week or so, been so busy trying to get that koi pond finished lol i couldn't believe it! you would never have thought but since the co2 kit 'exploded' and i was without co2 bottle form it has gone very nice indeed. the hc has spread very thickly and...
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    "Serenity Peak" Final Tank Shot

    hiya after my co2 miss fortune :roll: i want to try a easy carbo diet tank lol. can i ask, how did you or how come the Eleocharis Parvula is so small? i have just planted some and it is a hell of a lot bigger (oh and i haven't got the larger variety lol) cheers bud and once again, a fantastic...
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    how dangerous is a co2 bottle?

    i havent got a camera atm, ill keep the parts and take one asap. anyone recommend a cheap but good co2 kit that wont explode hahahaha
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    how dangerous is a co2 bottle?

    hey, i undid it a little and waited for a few secs then it just went off lol. there was a round thick washer type thing that also got blew out and that was mashed up a bit?? it wasnt threaded and by the explosion i would say it was very very full lol
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    how dangerous is a co2 bottle?

    well a little information for you all, co2 IS dangerous!! i just unscrewed the regulator a little and it did indeed hiss then all of a sudden BOOOOOMMMM!!!!! AND THE BLOODY THING EXPLODED!!! luckily i did it under water with a towel wrapped around and it still managed to empty the sink and shoot...
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    how dangerous is a co2 bottle?

    hi mate, im just funny with pressurized bottles and things never been to confident. as you know its the colombo nano set and it has a knob on the top that lets you adjust the co2 and turn it off. the thing is i dont think it had pierced the bottle properly so it is only leaking a very small...
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    how dangerous is a co2 bottle?

    hi as some of you may know already, i have a faulty co2 bottle with my regulator on which is showing 0 on the gauge but is a new bottle. what i wanted to know is, how dangerous is it to remove the regulator from a faulty bottle which might/might not be full? what is the worst that can happen and...
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    Colombo Flora-Grow CO2 Nano Set

    i know what you mean, i have been trying to find a nice piece of rock for ages but they only say come into the shop and pick rather than showing a few pics of the nice pieces. i live a distance from some lfs and i have no transport so i always have to buy online which costs me a arm and a leg in...
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    nice one mate :thumbup: i have done one water change today so ill do another tomorrow night etc, ill do the lighting for 6, do you think it will be enough for the hc?? cheers bud :wink:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    hey sorry chump i forgot to say about the lights. i have a 15w bulb (arcadia freshwater lamp) on from 12.00 till 9.00. i did have a 8w arcadia original lamp on at the same time but that was causing to much algae in a 10l. what else could i do then for the co2? how many times can i do a water...
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    hi have you got any livestock in the tank? i read somewhere that excel wasn't to good for shrimp? im dosing now after the co2 bottle stopped working; 0.5ml tpn+ 1ml easy carbo also will the drop checker change colour when using just easy carbo or only when co2 is injected? :wink:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    lol, yes it is the ET, you did give me a load lol. do water changes increase co2 within the tank then?? i was thinking of getting a spare 95g bottle and a new regulator and setting it up with the other tubes/diffuser etc and putting the 'time bomb' where?? :? :? any ideas???
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    Colombo Flora-Grow CO2 Nano Set

    have you tried googling it? maybe even ebay? :thumbup:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    hi chris, ive only got the 10 cherry shrimp in there at the min so i was worried about the easy carbo, can you see the plants you gave me lol, i need to get a tank shot when i get a camera lol :thumbup:
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    its only a 10l but the hc carpet is almost full! i have a pic which shows the tank on my comp, ill show you now :thumbup: cheers :?
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    will my hc cuba survive without co2?

    hi all as some of you may know my co2 kit has snuffed it :twisted: and is a time bomb at the min so im dosing only easy carbo (1ml) per day now. my hc was growing very very well with the co2 before it packed up now after a week of not having it pressurised and only easy carbo ive noticed the...
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    Colombo Flora-Grow CO2 Nano Set

    hi i know its been a while but i purchased the Colombo nano kit and on my second bottle change the whole thing screwed up! its like a ticking time bomb at the min lol. basically i have a full bottle which shows no pressure on the gauge and there is a very very small leek of co2 coming out so it...
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    pond coping and decorating help

    hi all, thanks for the great ideas, i think fiberglass would be to expensive and would take a while to do. hi ed, is it easy to render a pond? i know what you mean by the bricks i was wondering how to hide that dreadful liner lol if the weather picks up again today ill give it a shot. cheers mate!
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    pond coping and decorating help

    the last two sound different lol. any idea where to get them from or any links to ponds that have had this done? cheers gil :thumbup:
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    pond coping and decorating help

    hi all, i have started on a pond (two years ago now so far lol) and im finding it somewhat hard to find a good/modern cheap coping for the pond and a way of decorating the outside of it too. i thought about tiling the lot with slate tiles but that wasn't very frost resistant i thought plus it...
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    60cm Riparium

    hi very interesting read, looks lovely :thumbup: my bro, today, was talking about setting up a red claw crab set up a little like yours. my question is, how do you go about filtering the water as its lower and would cause a bit of a splash if using a external or hob(if it reaches the water...
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    woke up this morning and its still no good, :(
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    :lol: you got me worried for a min there, i was running all around the house opening up the windows lol. is it safe to unscrew the regulator thing a little until i hear it hiss then re tighten once again just to see if it helps with anything? oh and any ideas on what i can do for the time been...
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    yes thats the one, i can turn a knob on the top which lets co2 out or stops it the thing is if i turn it off the pressure rises so i thought leaving it open a little will relieve some pressure. any idea why its done this?
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    hi how do i close it down? wouldn't it be best if i left it open slightly to not put too much pressure on it? this is the second bottle i have ever put on and i think it might be my last. should i up my easy carbo now then if my co2 is down for a while? my only inverts are 10 cherry shrimp. :(
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    hi chris, i cant hear anything hissing, could it be that i have cross threaded the thread? im just a little worried about going to bed with it like this
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    paul, in the last 10 mins it went up to 500psi so i just opened up the co2 and it dropped back down to 0. any ideas why its taking so long to fill up with pressure? do you think the pierced hole in the disposable bottle isnt pierced enough? cheers bud :thumbup:
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    HELP! URGENT CO2 PROBLEM!!

    hi mate im so glad someone was on here now lol, i cant get a pic at the min but its a colombo nano c02 kit. its a 95g bottle(small ones) the thing is i dont want to undo it if its full but cant leave it like this if i cant get the co2 out. :roll: :cry:
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