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  1. terry82517

    Glutaraldehyde!

    Could someone tell me the ratio of 50% Glutaraldehyde to water to make up a two litre bottle at 2% please?
  2. terry82517

    GUIDE: Auto Dosing EI (Estimative Index) With Jebao / Jecod DP Series

    Ah ok good point. What about liquid carbon, does that degrade in light? I ask because I’m thinking of geting 5liters of it on eBay for £25. But it looks like it’s in a clear plastic container and I always thought it needed to be in black like the easycarbo bottles?
  3. terry82517

    GUIDE: Auto Dosing EI (Estimative Index) With Jebao / Jecod DP Series

    this is a great guide! Just what I was looking for!! Anybody know the weights of each salt to make up a 2 litter bottle? Cheers
  4. terry82517

    All Pond Solutions EF 2 Filter booster as reactor

    Ah I see now, that's a shame that its steps down so small. Would you think it would be possible to fit different 'fittings' to the canister i.e. 16/22 size to not restrict flow so much? Maybe even replace with straight joints not elbow joints, surely this would help with flow too?
  5. terry82517

    All Pond Solutions EF 2 Filter booster as reactor

    which unit do you use? the ef 1 or ef 2? do they not both have different size connectors?
  6. terry82517

    All Pond Solutions EF 2 Filter booster as reactor

    how are you getting on with this mate? does it continue to work well? also is is that 16/22 pipe? because i cant find the ef booster with that size connections.
  7. terry82517

    What sump pump

    Those jecod pumps look great, anyone use one with a reactor?
  8. terry82517

    TMC Tiles LEDs Out

    Well said troi
  9. terry82517

    TMC Tiles LEDs Out

    The noise is obviously subjective, but to me it was unusable without the mod, an extremely annoying high pitch whine. Yes I agree other things make noise, but not anything like this kind of whine, Far more irritating than any other household appliance. If I had a fridge that made that kind of...
  10. terry82517

    TMC Tiles LEDs Out

    Isn't really a problem... I massively disagree, how a product could go to market with that kind of noise coming from it is beyond me. Completely unusable for me and many others without the mod.
  11. terry82517

    4 Channel auto doser

    Does look impressive for the price. Definitely be getting myself one.
  12. terry82517

    Changed to a Sera Co2 Reactor 1000. Gave up on inline diffuser for my planted tank.

    Wow looks impressive chris, very ingenious. Any more pics?
  13. terry82517

    How much do you spend on CO2?

    5kg £13
  14. terry82517

    Advice needed on fertiliser dosing please

    Looks awesome frenchi, what types of Java fern are in there?
  15. terry82517

    REDUCING 16/22 HOSE TO 12/16

    Even at 40% reduction it's still got to be better than what my current tetratec 1200 is turning over. As long as it doesn't blow the pump, but I can't see it doing much harm, as I say you can adjust the flow on the taps.
  16. terry82517

    REDUCING 16/22 HOSE TO 12/16

    I would have thought if anything it would to better to reduce the outflow not the inflow, as dont manufactures say it's ok to regulate flow on outflow taps if it's to strong, so reducing the pipe work would surly be the same as using the taps to reduce flow?
  17. terry82517

    REDUCING 16/22 HOSE TO 12/16

    How about reducing fx5 (25mm i think) pipe to 16/22, would that cause problems other than reduced flow?
  18. terry82517

    Dosing Pumps- Suggestions Needed from Experienced Users!

    The NS-t01 I just brought looks the same as that ^ just different model number. Wonder what the real difference is...if any.
  19. terry82517

    Dosing Pumps- Suggestions Needed from Experienced Users!

    I Just brought the NS-T01 for 65quid on eBay. Seemed a good price, hopefully it can be set to dose on alternate days....maybe I should have looked into that before bidding!!!
  20. terry82517

    Has anybody successfully reduced fx5/fx6 hose?

    Hi all, I have a fx5 that I would love to give a go in my 190litre. Trouble is that everything ie heater, intake, spray bar, reactor are all 16/22 and to replace/DIY all these would be a real ball ache. I've read a lot about how using reducers is a big no no but isn't reducing the filters...
  21. terry82517

    Fx5 internal heater.

    Hi all, seeing as the fx5 hose diameter is to big for a inline heater, and rather than split the pipe, has anyone tried drilling a hole for the cable and put a heater inside the filter it's self and sealed with cable gland/locknut type thing. Ie like this...
  22. terry82517

    Size on fx5 o ring?

    Hi all, anybody happen to know the diameter of the o rings on the fx5's hose connectors? Just brought a second had fx5 and they are missing and not paying for the fluval ones wen normal ones must be pence! Measured it but not 100% sure and don't want to get wrong size.
  23. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    Yea it's draft hair grass, completely took over the tank! Spreads fast! Not that tall, the sloped substrate just makes it look taller.
  24. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Won't the fx6 have enough power by its self to have a reactor inline? Or is it a large tank?
  25. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Hi, no the media didnt really make much difference, I still ether get a build up of gas at the top of the bottle or if I put a shorter bottle in I get bubbles in the tank. I'm pretty sure in my case the filter just isn't man enough (not enough flow through) to dissolve the gas without having it...
  26. terry82517

    aquagro 1500 shade

    Nice job clown, but I don't think my DIY skills are are good as yours obviously are ;) Maybe shop brought would be better, anyone know of pendant shades that fit?
  27. terry82517

    aquagro 1500 shade

    Has Anybody added shades to there tmc tiles by any chance? DIY or shop brought? Any ideas would be brilliant, my eye level is below the lights when sitting down and they are just to bright at any %.
  28. terry82517

    High pitch whine on TMC LED tiles

    No worries, Let us know how you get on.
  29. terry82517

    High pitch whine on TMC LED tiles

    Iv private messaged you the email and pictures tmc sent me rich. Could be wrong but it does look/read like all they do is snip, but yea if something went wrong it would be better if they did it wrong. But it really is easy, only took small amount of pressure with the cutters for the caps to...
  30. terry82517

    High pitch whine on TMC LED tiles

    Ric3119 I took the caps out of my two yesterday took literally 5 mins each. Just snip through the cap with wire cutters, don't pull, they kind of just cleanly pop off. Really easy, only what tmc would do if you sent it away. No more whining :) Edit: cutting with wire cutters is what a member...
  31. terry82517

    Stop Tmc 1500 nd tiles from whining

    Thanks Alastair, that great. Is that C5? Just that one?
  32. terry82517

    Stop Tmc 1500 nd tiles from whining

    Does anyone happen to know how to stop the tmc tiles from making the horrible high pitched whine, I hear it's a simple snip or removal of a cap. Would rather do it myself then send away. Any info would be brill.
  33. terry82517

    Plants that go well with moss covered root?

    After a great trip to charmouth beach in Dorset last weekend and coming away with a few great looking root wood pieces instead of the planed fossils, I've decided to do a rescape. Thinking a Monte Carlo carpet one side with large root the other covered with moss and maybe needle leaf java fern...
  34. terry82517

    Best way of dissolving CO2?

    Those pesky last bubbles are the bane of my life rite now lol.
  35. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Let's just say that didn't work! Misting a lot more than without inline, micro bubbles just seem to be flowing straight through filter housing and into tank and not churning around like with larger bubbles. Next step taking out up inline and try a bit of corse filter foam in bottom of housing...
  36. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Yea I agree foxfish, it not ideal as i suppose you designed it be a alternative to ceramics. But I'm thinking injecting smaller bubbles into it could dissolve co2 quicker and stop bubbles escaping....that or the smaller bubbles will just all join together to form larger ones once in the chamber...
  37. terry82517

    Hardscaping materials

    How much wood did you go for mate? Thinking of getting some for my tank, which is the same size.
  38. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    I Installed the cartridge that Alje linked to on eBay today, fits great and I reckon one would find it hard to find a bottle that worked better. For the price I would defiantly recommend over trying to find the perfect bottle :) Saying that I'm still getting small bubbles escaping as I did...
  39. terry82517

    CO2 Reactor - New CO2Art Project

    Any news on this?
  40. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Alje, that looks like a great alternative to a bottle. Am I rite in thinking that it fits over the inside neck part of the water housing head and the arches on the bottom let the water out? Any pictures?
  41. terry82517

    Daize's 120L island aquascape

    Would really like to do a tank like this next, looks mint. What plants do you have in there mate?
  42. terry82517

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    So after priming do you sand the paint all the way back to the mdf? Or is that not possible because it soaks in so deep? Sorry if that's a stupid question!
  43. terry82517

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Anybody have any tips on how to get good/non fluffy/non pitted edges on the mdf? Is it just a case of assembling, fine sanding,priming then sanding priming sanding priming the edges over and over?
  44. terry82517

    Help please- switching to reactor

    Very easy, the filter housing is 15quid and the connectors are about a fiver, both from eBay. I run mine from my tetratec ex1200 through a spray bar, flow has dropped but not massively, it seems like the better dissolvsion of co2 out weighs problem of the drop in flow, in my case anyway. It...
  45. terry82517

    Help please- switching to reactor

    You seen foxfish's DIY version, I made it about a month back for 20quid and 20mins. So easy and I'm injecting probs 4bps through it, no bubbles in tank. Works a treat, wish I made it ages ago. :)
  46. terry82517

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Powered resign and biscuits it is then! Thanks for the tip mate.
  47. terry82517

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Hi nath, yea the old man has plenty of big clamps :) Good shout on the glue, had a look and powered seems to be the best stuff to use! Was thinking on gorilla glue but do you reckon the one you mentioned or cascamite would be better?
  48. terry82517

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Brilliant thanks alot James, those drawing will help a lot. My dad has a biscuit joiner so was thinking of glueing and biscuiting instead of screwing or dowing. Any reason why that wouldn't be a good idea? Cheers
  49. terry82517

    LED flood lights, wattage and how many?

    I really want to give this a go, maybe build something similar to troi's . I think his looks fantastic. There's just so many different floodlights on the market tho, with it seems like varying colour quality. So I'm finding it hard to make a decision. They all come with a long warranty so I...
  50. terry82517

    Champagne Co2??

    I've recently made one of foxfish's DIY 10' filter housing reactors running off of a tetratec ex1200 to replace a up inline. Works brilliant, no bubbles at all and hc is looking lot more vibrant and now pearls like crazy. Cost about £20 and half hour to set up. Does lower flow but I'm...
  51. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Had a thought today, does anybody think that using a external filter with all trays and media removed with a bottle inside with its neck over the impeller output part on the filter head would work? In exactly the same way as the the water filer housing but inside the external filter it's self.
  52. terry82517

    Eco-Complete or ADA Soil

    Tough crowd
  53. terry82517

    Eco-Complete or ADA Soil

    Have you tried adding more co2....
  54. terry82517

    Product Review External Turbo CO2 Reactor Diffuser

    How are you finding it kirk?
  55. terry82517

    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    Can anybody recommend any particular bottles? The one I'm using at the mo let's bubbles out from the bottom, but I don't see them in the tank or spray bar :s I'm not getting as quick of a ph drop or as much of a drop as when using up inline, but my hc is pearling mid way through the lighting...
  56. terry82517

    Original UP New Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser System Available now on CO2Art!

    You running on inlet clown? Any burping?
  57. terry82517

    Product Review External Turbo CO2 Reactor Diffuser

    Looks great, shame there isn't a larger hose diameter version, think I would be too concerned about drop in flow.
  58. terry82517

    Should I flood it or not?

    Last summer I had my hc dry start growing for about 3 months, and like yours it did slow right down and look abit sorry for its self. So I decided to flood and it really shot off then, fully filled in within a month. My experience was dry starting hc is brilliant to get it rooted so it stays...
  59. terry82517

    Ember tetra Fungus

    Hi all, few of my ember tetras have developed what I think is fungus (white fluff, Ulcers) which I put down to stress from when my heater broke last week. And tips for treatment? Only med I have is prtozon, which say isn't shrimp safe due to copper (I have cherry and amino shrimp) anybody used...
  60. terry82517

    Original UP New Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser System Available now on CO2Art!

    Excellent, that's just what I hoping to hear! Going to get one ordered and hope I have the same luck. There must be smaller/finer mist being created by the new ceramic that dissolves better inside the filter. so fingers crossed for no more burps and squeaks!
  61. terry82517

    Gauging interest optiwhite

    I personally wouldn't but I'm sure it would be a good option for lots of others. Would you make them from mdf? Like the ones made here http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/diy-ada-style-aquarium-stand.31348/
  62. terry82517

    Original UP New Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser System Available now on CO2Art!

    Brilliant feedback mate. Sounds promising on the inlet side of things. What kind of bubble count are you running?
  63. terry82517

    Gauging interest optiwhite

    I Would be interested in a price for a ada style 60p stand!
  64. terry82517

    Original UP New Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser System Available now on CO2Art!

    That would be great mate, would be well worth me buying one if the burping stopped!! I've taken out ALL the sponges and about half of the ceramics and half of the black balls to try to increase flow and stop burping, it helped slightly but still does it!!
  65. terry82517

    Original UP New Inline CO2 Atomizer Diffuser System Available now on CO2Art!

    Would you say the bubbles are finer than the old model? I like having mine on the inlet but my tetratec burps co2 and it drives me nuts so have just gone back to outlet, but hate the bubbles...grrr!!
  66. terry82517

    TMC twin gauge reg pressure?

    Mine works fine too on the up.
  67. terry82517

    Calling for help, starting to be tired !!!

    Diatoms....silicates....ratios......... Can of worms opened ;)
  68. terry82517

    Need to improve hardscape

    Layout 1 feels by far the most natural to me.
  69. terry82517

    Need help! ... with DIY Spraybar

    I also might be intrested too Alistair!
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    My iwagumi

    How often and how hard do you trim it?
  71. terry82517

    My iwagumi

    Agreed, that is a tight carpet!!! Lush. What's you're secret?
  72. terry82517

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    Any more info on those aquabars George? Can't seem to find anything.
  73. terry82517

    259L bookcase rebirth

    How thick is the glass lid mate?
  74. terry82517

    Bubbles from in-line atomizer

    Only one way to find out...
  75. terry82517

    Bubbles from in-line atomizer

    Try it on the inflow, bit of burping but much clearer. :)
  76. terry82517

    Does anyone know where to buy Beamswork LED's in the UK?

    I've got one this one for sale if your after one LED Aquarium Light 36" Double Hi Lumen Planted tank Light Fixture | eBay
  77. terry82517

    The Grassy knol

    I had white stringy stuff in my tank the other week when tank ran out too Sam. Couldn't thank wht it could be but seems like its got to be something that get dumped into tank as you've had it too! d
  78. terry82517

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    What brand Lilly pipes are you using there George?
  79. terry82517

    54l+Beamswork LED

    How are you getting on now with the beams work mate?
  80. terry82517

    Advice On: Lights/Algae/Teardown/Cleaning/Scape/liquid ferts

    Ceg4048 and trusting test kits... on the same post..... You're in for it ;)
  81. terry82517

    Would this led be suitable?

    In Exactly the same boat ^
  82. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    Not too bad thanks mate. Still trying to get co2 spot on, il get there one day :p
  83. terry82517

    Excess ferts in Low tech tank....

    Wasteful* Grrrr auto correct. So no worry with algae? Just as high tech?
  84. terry82517

    Excess ferts in Low tech tank....

    I know excess ferts do not cause algae in a high tech set up but have been wondering do excess ferts have any ill effect ie algae in a low tech tank, or is the only reason low tech tanks aren't dosed with high ferts because it is purely waist-full?
  85. terry82517

    Dosing and fish health

    Brilliant. Thank you Clive, sorry for the made up numbers! maths was never my strong point and I would have never come to this conclusion by myself.
  86. terry82517

    Dosing and fish health

    The way I was thinking (wrongly I very much suspect) is, for example, if I finish the week with 100ppm of say nitrate, when I do the 50% water change, I will start the week with 50ppm nitrate, so at the end of this week the nitrate ppm will be say 130ppm (or whatever) and will increase so on and...
  87. terry82517

    Dosing and fish health

    Sorry to hijack but been thinking for a while, if we are dosing above what our plants need with EI, even with weekly water changes, won't the total ppm of ferts rise sky high over a long period of time? Be grateful if someone could help me get my head around this. :)
  88. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    Changed the 4dkh solution and now getting much less strange colours, so must have been dodgy solution. Things seem to be running nicely, 1point ph drop before lights on, full EI, steady growth that I have trimmed a few times, have only been running one t5 light as was getting scum on surface but...
  89. terry82517

    The Grassy knol

    You painted the back Sam?
  90. terry82517

    Still have algae...too much light still?

    Did turning co2 down and up like in my post last night make any difference Bertie?
  91. terry82517

    Still have algae...too much light still?

    What is happening is on a regular basis the last hole on the spraybar is pushing out excess larger bubbles which I assume is co2. Why it is doing this and how to solve the problem I have no idea. Hi Bertie, I had this EXACT same problem last week, the last hole was squirting out large co2...
  92. terry82517

    My version of A diy spray bar on the cheap

    That's pretty decent mate! Look forward to hearing if u get that extra drop!
  93. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    Thanks guys, yea it could well be, going to order some new 4dkh and seeing that changes anything.
  94. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    Hey Sam, yeah I'm getting about a .8ish drop before lights on, but still have a yellow checker so abit confused! Here's a pic
  95. terry82517

    can i use pure bromothymol blue in drop checker?

    Quick one....can i use just pure bromothymol blue in drop checker without 4dkh water? Just that I've ran out of 4dkh! Cheers
  96. terry82517

    Confusion with drop checker

    Hi Clive, thanks for your reply I'm using a ph pen to take the readings. Will give the checker a clean and report back tomorrow
  97. terry82517

    Shrimp gassing

    Hi all, planing on getting some red cherries and aminos soon and just want to know if there are any signs to look out for in shrimp if the co2 is to high, or is it just a case of them jumping out of the tank ? ;)
  98. terry82517

    Confusion with drop checker

    Hi all, I'm trying to lower my co2 slightly so I can start to add some shrimp to my tank, tank has been set up for four weeks now and has been blasted with co2 With the drop checker always being yellow. Co2 is on at 4 Lights on at 6 Co2 off at 10 Lights off at 11.30 Iv lowered injection rate...
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