Fantastic shots! Looking at your Macro shots is really giving me the urge to give it go?
I've got my eye on a Canon 450D, having never owned a DSLR before would this be a good camera to start with?
What lens would i need to start off with to get reasonable results without spending a...
Has anyone actually heard of a Juwel tank breaking without these Brace's?
Mine (Rio 400) have been broken for about 6 years!! I was told, when trying to obtain replacements that they were not really needed, only as a precaution to dropping light units in tank?
Worried now :jawdrop That's...
I've used one for the last 10 years or so, but mainly because it's what I started with!
As to any Benefits i'm not really sure but they must help drawing nutrients down into the substrate for the plants roots as well as making the substrate a Biological filter with a Huge surface area!
Hi, I would definitely agree with Andy on the Echinodorus Osiris (Red Amazon) as i had one years ago but it grew to large!
If you ever take it out, wait till you see the size of the root system on it!!
I can't really tell you what to use, the choice is yours!!
I have a Juwel 400 which i run 2 x Juwel t5 High Lite units on (with reflectors) this gives me ample light to grow most plants.
Check out this link for High lite units
http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/produc ... 115014.htm...
Re: Thank You
I know the feeling!!
I've had my tank running since 2004 but have never really got it how i would like it?
There are so many good idea's on this Forum you would think it would be easy to scape what you want "I think my problem is i don't really know what i want"...
interesting article on trimming stem plants!
I've always followed the Dennerle method which recommends taking out the whole plant and replanting the strongest cuttings!
Think i will give it a go as i can see the benefits in getting the stem to bush out and then shape it.
It will definitely survive in a tropical tank between 10-28 oC
I put 4 in my tank 2 weeks ago, now must have 100 plants!!
Thinking of getting rid though as roots are about 150mm long & look unsightly!!
can i just say if you go down the RO route, for a 1,000ltr tank you'll need an awful lot for water changes at 25% - 50% every week!! That means allot of waste water! Hope your not on a meter? :jawdrop
Thanks for that Clive,
would you know where, or if i can get some sort of T piece connector for my Co2?
At the moment i am running a Dennerle CO.C.400 Bio-Filterstation which has 2 x built in reactors and have added my old CO.C.200 with 1 x reactor to increase the flow however, i would like...
I think they are just great survivors as they just breed in the tank! I've also had Diamond Tetras breed but not so frequent as the Columbian.
Plenty of hiding places for fry also helps!
Kh = 2
Gh = 5 approx.
Tank Juwel Rio 400 was run using the Dennerle Nature system but...
had Staghorn algae appear about 7 days ago which i think was caused by increase in light & no increase in Co2?
Changed from 4 x 38w Trocals to 4 x 54w Trocals which on my Rio 400 gives me 2.45w per gal!
Have done water changes, increased flow & increased Co2. Yesterday Ph was reading 6.4...
have just got back into it after neglecting tank for the last 6 months!! (odd water change/to much Golf)!
I have always used RO water but used to mix it with tap water so thought i would try all RO water with(Dennerle) Osmose ReMineral+ added, this was 2 weeks ago. Last week noticed...
Hi, has anyone any idea's on catching Columbian Tetras in a Planted tank without Wrecking it?
I have too many in my tank, they breed like mad but they are so hard to catch? It took me about 2.5 hrs the other day to get 30 out! i was being selective as my local shop will only take the younger...