Never had mayor algae issues in the past 20 years (even made it to an article in a UK aquarium magazine for an interview :p) compared to my current tank. In the past i always used the EI method for dosing. Just plain filter sand as "soil" for the plants. Plants did perfect and only had some hair...
After a couple of years it was time to get a new tank :cool: (old tank is still running for now).
So what upgrade did i make?
Tank: ADA 120P
Cabinet: Custom made one in the style of ADA
Light: Chihiros Wrgb 2 120
Filter: Eheim 4+ 600 (2275) + Eheim classic 2217 (from the previous setup)...
I have still a GHL dosing pump here. But it's not a "smart" version. The screen brightness is going down after these years so reading it is also hard.
In the past i already replaced the screen/board for a new one. But it expensive.
So i was wondering: would it be possible to convert this "old"...
Got a 3d printer for a while now and picking up the 3d modeling (still a rookie :P ). I was thinking to make something for inside the eheim 2217 to prevent the foams and the especially the white foam to be crushed by the media on top of it (substrat).
More people have tried this or other filter...
Planning an upgrade on my current tank to a 120x60x50.
Also will it get a twinstar light and co2 etc.
Currently having a Eheim 2217 (and a biomaster 850T which will return to the shop because of the air purging problem and noise).
So i'll go back to Eheim. (sorry oase)
But which model/type...
I have a nice pond with goldfish in it. i also have a Velda Cross-Flow Biofill filter on it.
But the first chamber with japanese matting is always pretty dirty. Result is less flow inside the filter and a mess when cleaning :P
So i was thinking for a pre-filter. Because of the small...
Been a while since my last posts. :) But always kept reading other posts.
Now i have a question about my lighting above a 100x50x50 cm plantend tank (nature scape again)
I use the following system: 2x T5 39W + 1x HQI 150W
I am dosing ferts with the EL method. But still the plants aren't...
I am using a 150W HQI above my planted tank for a couple of years now. Works great but i want to replace the lightbulb. Before i ordered them in germany from a webshop but this one is gone. And i can't remember what K value i am using (text on the bulb is also gone).
What is the best K...
Any tips for some circulation pumps? Do you use any stream pumps in the planted tank? i am thinking to buy a HYDOR KORALIA 2800 or a HYDOR KORALIA 4000. which one will be better for my tank?
my tank is 100x50x50cm 250L
a friend want to buy a second hand tank. but it isn't that clean any more. with a good brush and water you can clean most of it. but the problem are the kit borders/connections. on it you find some Algae. always fun :silent: you can't brush it hard cause then you will destroy the kit and...
this is my first iwagumi :D well i tried to make a nice iwagumi scape :P
some information about the tank:
Filtration: Eheim 2213
i rescaped this tank again. the previous scape was boring and the driftwood was almost gone. so time to clean the whole tank...
it is summer :D . temperature over here is 37C at the moment 8) but the water inside the tanks is only 26 :) don't know how but i guess it is because of the type aquarium: open top tank :) before i had a juwel rio180 and in the summer i need to use some computer fans to cool down the water...
i have an eheim 2217 with the following filter media setup:
- fine (white) filter pad
- eheim substrat
- Blue filter pad
- eheim mech
but sometimes the blue pad is full of dirt. so it needs a clean. but when i remove the substrat it sometimes stick to the blue pad. sometimes i gives the...
I was wondering how to trim the Bolbitis heudelotii. can i just cut/remove the long leaves or will this lead into a dead plant. Never had this plant before so it is new for me :) some leaves are to long now. 25cm :roll:
made a new scape with some Seiryu stones and colombo substrate (all new for me :)) do you guys like it or do you see some things that can be imporved? (i need to fill the background with some more substrate to get a nice slope :))
My first iwagumi :roll:
i was wondering if i can split the co2 tube i use for my big tank.
I am setting up (again :P) my 60cm tank and maybe i want to use CO2 for it. before i used bioCO2 (works also). I have an empty 500Gr co2 bottle. but i need a regulator for that. and they cost alot :P so i was thinking how to use...
I found an old glass diffusor in some old aquarium stuff boxes :P but the diffusor isn't tha clean anymore. the glass itself is a bit white and the ceramic plate (top) is green. how can i clean this? i cant get inside the glass. will war mwater do the trick?
any suggestions? :roll:
I am looking for a nice filter for my 60x30x30cm tank. I found the Eheim 2211. Can i use this for my tank? or is it to strong? i owned a 2213 before and it was way to strong for the tank (water was splashing around :P)
I was wondering the following:
Say I want to switch to a new substrate (ADA, colombo, oliverknott etc). Can you use this in an already running tank with fish, shrimps, plants etc. Can you change this without problems? or will this have horrible effects on the water values and animals?
Yesterday it was Vivarium day :D I was there with my camera and i have made some photos from the UKAPS workshop :) Great workshop :thumbup: On Saterday they made a nature style tank, on Sunday they made an Iwagumi. i was only there on Saterday. so i hope someone made some photos from the...
i need tips. i can;t get my tank on the photos how i want. somehow the photos are always different then the tank in real life. an can';t get the colors right :(
i am using a Sony A300 camera. more people using this camera or have some good tips? what settings are you using?
i have a question about the new miniseries "The pacific". the new Band of brothers from tom hanks and steven spielberg.
I have seen the first BoB alot :D it's still so cool to watch the episodes. The first time i saw it was on the BBC.
my question: march 14 is the premiere of The Pacific on...
just wondering how to get rid of this *#&$(#) algae. or how does in enters the aquarium? cause i heard it is a very hard algae to get rid off. is this right?
cause i am getting crazy here because of this algae :thumbdown:
why is it so difficult to find japanese hairgrass in europa? any ideas? i am still looking for this plant and can't find it anywhere :(
found a webshop on this forum but the delivery costs were so high it would be a very expensive plant to buy. Is this a very rare type of plant? or is it...
In this topic i shall post the progress of my new tank. from the start till the end (but i guess there will never be an end ;) )
I am just wondering. i have an eheim 2217 and sometimes i hear some air inside it. but where is the air coming from? once the filter is completly full of water how is it possible it blows air sometimes inside? when it blows the air out i gets inside the co2 reactor (aquamedic 1000). and ofcourse...