I own my flat. It has concrete floors. I've had a 240 litre aquarium for 14/15 years now with no problems. It's against the external wall. It has a hood so not open top but never had any issues with mositure or mold. Our communal bins are very strict on recycling etc. They won't take them if...
Thanks! Some great tips!
I've decided to leave the tank alone. I'm just going to get a few more narrow leaf Java ferns and a bit more Anubias. These are growing so well already. The tank is really established and I don't want to mess with it. The rummy nose and Cardinal Tetra are a few years...
Hope everyone is well. Just a quick question. I have an establish tank. Low tech and going for a few years. Fish super healthy (mixture of tetra and some amano shrimp). I've had rubbish growth with some crypts and stems but good on Java Fern and Anubias. I want to swap some of the plain...
No not at all - I agree! For this tank I don't want to use Easycarbo because of the hassle of daily dosing and the cost of it.
It's more difficult to find T8s these days. Its all T5s or high out put LED. I like the idead of dimmable LEDs becuase they are much cheaper to run.
Thanks for the...
I want to set up a low-tech aquarium that requires minimal work. Ideally a 20% fortnightly water-change and a monthly trim of the plants.
This is my current tank. Juwel Rio 240L. I dose 15ML of Easycarbo & 15ml of ProFito every day. Weekly 50% water change.
I'm still keeping my 240L but...
I have a Juwel Rio 240 litre aquarium. Its heavily planted. I'm using the internal filter and an Eheim Ecco 300. The Eheim Ecco is not doing a very good job. The flow is poor and the water isn't polished enough for me. I've tried filter floss but the flow is even worst then. I'm...
My Java Fern is doing well but a few of leaves have translucent tips. Whats the cause of this?
Tank is a Juwel 180L and using the Juwel T5 lights. I have C02 and also use liquid c02. I use TNP+ for plant fertiliser.
Lights are on for 8 hours a day and I have an external filter as well as the...
Quick update! I had a big change around in March and here are the results. I've grown tenellus at the front left corner and its spreading nicley now. On the right side I've grown a mixture of flame, Christmas & Java Moss to create a carpet - the shrimp love this!! There's still alot of...
My glass C02 diffuser is looking a bit dirty. The ceramic plate has gone a brownish colour. I've tried to clean it but the ceramic plate won't clean up. Whats the best way to clean it?
Has anyone taken off the Juwel Internal filter? I want to remove my Juwel internal filter but it's really well siliconed in place. I can't get a knife down to loosen the silicon. What’s the best way to remove it? I was getting angry with it last night and the caveman method might break the...
Looks great :)
What plants have you got in there as I'm setting up a lowtech. I love the cryps on the right hand side at the front.
Whats your lights and what ferts? I've got a single 15W and planning on using TPN+ once a week.
I have Echinodorus tenellus growing really very well with c02 and 37W of lights (2x 11W T% and 1 x 15W T8). I also use TPN+.
If I stopped using the the 2x 11w and just kept the 15W would the tenellus suffer badly? I will keep the flow, c02 & TPN+. Its a Juwel Rekord 60L.
What are your...
I have a 60cm x 21cm x 21cm aquarium currently stored in the loft. I think its about 26litres (probably about 20L with substrate & decor). Would a 2 x 15W T8's be too muich light? I'm going to run a eheilm ecco external and pressuirsed c02. I want a HC carpet with shrimp & maybe 2 ottos...
Setting up a 60L tank on the weekend. I've got a D&D C02 set. Is it safe to put the c02 bottle on its side. This way it will be hidden. Or is it best to always keep it upright?
Many thanks! :D
Set this up yesterday. Photos taken 1 hour after setting up.
THe plants are:
Java Moss tied to wood.
HC at the front/middle.
Dwarf Hairgrass at the back/middle.
Anuabis nana at bottom of the wood.
Substrate is taken from an old tank and is ADA aquasoil (some gravel mixed from old tank...
I have a little 26L desk aqaurium. Its got a 11w light with reflector. I'm using injected c02 and tropica plant nutr+. The substate is ADA aquasoil. The light would only be about 25 cm from the plant but would Staurogyne sp. grow with only a 11w light?
Russ :D :D
Here's my jungle stlye Juwel Vision 180L. I keep it fairly basic with just a 10% water change a week. Then once a month I clean the glass, filter, etc..
I'm running a Fluval 305 (with spray bar) as well as the Juwel Internal Filter. Co2 is set up for 1 bubble a second and the glass diffuser...
I've just got a Juwel Vision 180L. I'm setting it up this week and taking everything from my 155L Osaka. I'm going to run both the the Juwel internal plus a fluval 305 external. Would redline torpedo barbs be ok to keep in 180L? I'm just worried they may be a bit too big.
I've also got 2...
Hi, thanks for the reply! :D
Tank is running at 24.3 according to the thermometer at the moment. I didn't do any filter maintenance (external eheim ecco) just pulled a couple of plants up and replanted some stems. Very interesting info on what the water companies do. I'll keep checking the...
In my 80L optiwhite 11 Amano shrimp died over night. The water stats were spot on, c02 levels fine (goes off with lights anyway) & cherry shrimp, Corys, ottos & 4 remaining amano shrimp absouletly fine. Also Corys laid eggs that night on the glass and plants. 3 Amano shrimp physically got...
I live in a flat and currently have a 155L. Would increasing to a 180L be too much weight for the floor boards? I've been offered a Juwel Rio 180 which is 101cm long from a friend who doesn't want it anymore.