I use white filter floss but i also brought a big roll from ebay and just cut it to size to suit my eheim filter.
I use a spray bar along the back wall of the tank, facing to the front of the tank and pointing slighty down.
Thats a great story. Just goes to show you can never tell what they are thinking.
Cheers Matt will keep a look out for the Creeping moss and Madagascar moss in that link, does not appear to be any for sale on there at the...
im looking fr a moss that stays quite short and will bush out.
Thanks for all the information Matt. Very helpful.
Thanks for the reply Matt. What moss would be best for attaching itself, i quite like the look of the following mosses, would love to try some...
Whats the easiest way of attacing mosses to the hardscape like slate or rock? Does it have to be tied on or can you use super glue?
As T5 Ballasts are electronic it will just stop.
Its the old wire wound ballasts found on some T8 and metal halide lights that are more likely...
As the lamps are a higher wattage than the ballast it may well mean that the ballast will be working harder than it is designed for and sooner or...
Thanks for the heads up Sam. Not been in there for a while so a good excuse for a visit. :thumbup:
If you tell us your location that will help people to advise you.
Some get them from ebay, also Dan Crawford a UKAPS Member also sometimes has...
Have you had a read of this thread http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3687
There is a good diy led build amongst those pages and well...
Ok after more searching on the internet i think i have cracked it. I have found a PWM dimmer for 16 Euros....
Have just found this on ebay...
Thank you to both of you for your replys.
I will take a look at your journal fishbeast.
Could someone please advise me on how PWM Dimming works and if there any plug and play dimming units of this kind on the market.
Looks like i can't make it after all, some family issue has cropped up, if anything changes i will let you know .
Cheers George, where are you staying if you dont mind me asking?
Was thinking along the same lines Sam. Would be great to help out a little, even if it is fetching and carrying. it all helps right.
Glad to have helped Lee :thumbup:
Re: problem, Amonia has shot right up!
What other fish are in the tank?, have you done a water change today since you noticed the ammonia rise?...
Re: problem, Amonia has shot right up!
Did you wash the filter in tank water or tap water?
Also i would do a water change as soon...
Hi Nick, yes you are correct there in your thinking.
On the compact pumps there are two different types, you have the compact, then you have the...
I run the Eheim Compact+ 2000 sump pump, and am more than happy with it.
The Following thread may also be of interest to you....
It well may do, im not sure on this, although the old AE trace didn't have Magnesium in.
Maybe have a look at UK Laptops too, they sell refurbished dell laptops.
Here is a description of what they class as refurbished.
I have just had a look at Fluidsensor trace mix and is very little difference to the old AE mix.
Fe 8.4% (EDTA), Mn 1.82%...
Yes that's what seawolf was talking about, it is known as a Non Return Valve, only lets the CO2 past it, and stops the water flowing back to the...
I think the 13mm ones, as the pipe will be 12/16mm meaning 12mm internal, and 16mm overall diameter.
Here you go, all the information should be in the following thread.
9th to 11th...
Doubt its your tap water, but test it and see.
How long has the tank and filter been set up?
Cant't see any reason why not, as long as it's the right stuff, maybe put a list up here, and let's see what there is.
Unless its a nice yellow of course, then decrease the CO2. :thumbup:
yep, most people put them in a cabinet under the tank.
You got it, the heater goes on the return, and then would go up to your spray bar or lily...
You are correct here, the lily pipe replaces the spraybar.
How about one of these for the CO2 Injection second item down. 22mm tee with a 5mm branch, they also got a 16mm one, and a 12mm one....
May be the Tetratec EX400 would be a another option rated at 400 litres per hour.
If you tell us your tanks size., lighting and filtration people will be able to advise you a lot easier.
Just had a quick look a Koralia 1 is rated at 1500lph plus your Fluval 405 at 1300lph
That's a total of 2800lph, so yes you should be good to go...
In a word yes, just add the litres per hour of the powerhead to that of your filter, until you reach your target flow rate.
Maybe some Seachem Purigen in the filters would help to clear the water.
I have not used it myself, but have heard great things about it.
Sorry if i have missed it, but what filter are you using?
You need to turn your tank over at about ten times an hour, so your looking at 2400l...
First off have you read the article here on UKAPS about EI dosing?
Here's the lik below for you if not. It will more than...
Thanks for all the suggestions so far. All very helpful.
There is a thread on this, and yes UKAPS will be there.
Sorry forgot to add that, yes i run CO2 via a FE.
Im off to the Oliver Knott day on Sunday at the Green Machine, and would like to pick up a carpeting plant, is there an easy one...
Well i have to take my hat off to you, for taking the time to get that school tank back on track. :thumbup: Well Done.
I agree with the...
I really like this layout, love the way the branches are reaching out the top of the tank each side
The rock work all around the bottoms...
Great write up Sam, Well Done.
If you don't use a solenoid just leave it running 24/7.
Im a Electrician, working on industrial and commercial side of things.
Regarding the co2, in that size tank pressurissed is the way to go, although the intial set up cost maybe more, will work out easier and less...
Bill, why not write an article yourself seeing as you seem very keen on showing new even if its a rough draft and pass it on to the mods here to...
Got my ticket yesterday. :thumbup:
First time at a UKAPS meet so hopefully will be a good one.
Good work guys, well done. :clap:
Thanks for your input to Chris.
In the end i went with the 500ml volume of water that Clive suggested in an earlier post. Which gives me...
hahaha cool pic Sam.
Hope that little fishy sent you a postcard whilst away from his/her home. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks for confirming Clive.
Yep i have a 15ml marker so i should be just fine with that. :thumbup:
So going to try a mix of 200ml and see how...
Ok, going to have a bash at EI dosing.
If i make up the 200ml bottle, to get the amount to dose i guess its 200/12=16.6
I will be keeping the...
Ok no worrys people, seem to have got the hang off it now.
Ok managed to get one joint done, tinned the wire and held it on the plate with the iron. Have tries to do another one, but doesn't seem to matter...
Thanks for the tip. Did you put some solder onto the wire first? or are you saying there is solder on the plate of the led?
Have got most of my kit together for LED Lighting using 1w power luxeon LEDS. Im having trouble soldering on the wires for...
Nice one Sam. Well done and good luck.
Looks a nice find to me. Just make sure you get a 12v DC adaptor. The fact you can vary the motor speed is a bonus. If you decide to...
Love the look of the tanks and cabinets. Particurley interested in what you do with the Dennerle tank.
Does the Dennerle come as a complete kit?...
As the title really has any one here got any experience with the Sony Ericsson W760i Black mobile phone.
I have always stuck with Nokia's before...
Nick, it will all depend on live stock choice. If your going for shrimp only tank then you probaly won't need a heater.
The bleed valve is used to bleed any trapped air out of the reactor after first setting up or mainteance.
I am assuming the bleed valve is at...
Weel done everyone.
My copy landed on the doorstep yesterday morning, not had chance to have a read yet though.
Sounds like it will be a good...
Please take note of Clives advice on this.
The following thread may well help with the auto dosing side of things.
Sorry Nelson you must have posted as i was typing my previous post.
I will have some, after a nice centre piece or two for a four footer.
No its not normal to have to weak it evry 4 or 5 days. Iwould say theres a chance you have a slight leak some where. Try using soapy water on all...
As others have said hardscape is looking good.
As for an all in one solution you should try James c all in one...
Maybe a year older, but also a year wiser. :lol:
Thanks for your input guys. Much welcomed.
At the moment im using James all in one solution, but would like to try a all in one solution based on the EI Solution.
My tank is as follows,...
Yep them pellets look fine.
I have some Bronze corys and they are great little fish, and i have found them easy to keep.
Things should be ok, as what you have done is evenly spread the flow around the tank, instead of one small area.
Where is your spray bar placed...
Thank you for your advice much appreciated
Flow should not be a problem, i have an Eheim compact plus pump rated at 2000 litres per hour, then...
The Tank is a 4ft 240 litres, i was thinking an 8 hour peroid maybe to start off with and see how things go.
Thats very helpful to know, as i have a similar problem.
I have 2 39w t5 and 1 38w t8 lamp All on at 10am, off at 2pm, back on at 4pm off at...
Iwould be interested in some bits, for a 2 foot tank, and a 4 ft tank.
Well done Steve, and congrats.
Would this be of any use to you?
They also have a 15w...
I agree, and the fire extinguisher route is no harder to put together than a all in one shop kit, as with the shop kit you still have to put all...
Just out of interest are you getting a replacement for this?
On my 240l tank i have an External filter, and an eheim compact pump.
One Spraybar running along the back of the tank. The returns...
I think with a 180l tank a DIY yeast based system just will not cut it im afraid.
For one thing it just isn't stable enough, and i don't believe...
Your welcome. :)
Not many people here will use PH Controllers this thread may give an insight to as why http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=3701.
I would have a read of the following thread http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3687.
Its a good read about DIY LEDS.
Have a read through this thread for some ideas on diy leds.
Damn missed this one, anyone go?
API do one too.
Ok just had a reply from the seller on ebay, and he is getting some more drivers and is going to relist soon, so panic over and as mentoned...
Actually thats not a bad price, thanks for that, only thing is if i go for 10 leds then i would need2 then it becomes expensive.
I have a 24v...
Right all i have ordered some luxeon leds and heatsinks earlier this week. (same source as Andys)
But the source Andy got his drivers from has...
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