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  1. Daveslaney

    Chihiros - final decision help

    Is the commander 4 not the same controller as in the vivid? If so you only need your phone to be in the bluetooth range of the light to actually program the light or turn the light on manually. Once you have programmed the light and set it in auto mode it turns on and off and runs the auto...
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    In the last video you can see the shade I had made for the light also.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    I have mine hung around 30cm above the tank and run it at 60% max. You can hang it as high or low as you like and adjust intensity pro rata but I find any lower maintenance is awkward and any higher the light over spill is more of a problem as my tank is sited next to the sofa. Here's another...
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    Focusing on Nowhere - AS 900

    Looks great,Classic NA style. Think you nailed the wood placement in the 900 size, As it grows in if you trim the rotalas in domes following the lines of the wood will look great. If you want some colours just mix a few diff rotala sp in with the green.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Yes I'm with you all he way on that. It wasn't until I had posyre the video and played it back that I realised how loud it actually sounded on the video. If i had heard the video before i bought my light there is no way i would have bought it i assure you of that. Just be aware that any light...
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Lol just played it back and it sounds absolutely terrible in the video sorry:lol:. For a comparison on sounds on the video here is one on my fluval G3 that is near silent.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Sorry I've not been online alot lately. So just caught up on this thread. Here is a short video I have just done of the noise from the fans with the light at 100%. To be honest it sounds worse in the video than it actually is, as it's a totally silent room. I would say the noise from the fans...
  8. Daveslaney

    Maiden hair ferns

    Cheers Ady. Looks great.
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    Maiden hair ferns

    Does this plant have to be grown in a pot of soil? Or can I fasten it on top of a piece of driftwood that sticks out the top of my tank with its roots hanging in the water with no soil?
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    Re-education.....

    A good shoal of Emperor Tetras would look nice.
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    Dragonwood

    Thanks all for the likes and kind comments :). Yes the fish always seem to be shy apart from feeding times. I have thought about increasing the numbers of neons to see if they come out abit more.
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    Co2 injection in large tanks

    Yes this is the problem with regards to flow. But as most off the shelf reactors seem to be in 12/16 pipework size. Maybe the smaller pipe is for increased pressure in the reactor to aid co2 desolving rates? So even thought the flowrate/ turnover through the reactor is less you will actually get...
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    Co2 injection in large tanks

    Or a transparent filter booster? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173754769058
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    Co2 injection in large tanks

    Maybe one of these could make a good co2 reactor? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F370088136785
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    Dragonwood

    Quick pic from today just before lights off.
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    Ada 60p, talawa land

    Looking real nice.
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    NACD Nature Aquarium

    You could try reposioning your co2 diffuser to the front left of your tank oposite your lily pipe outflow. This way the flow from your lily pipe will hit the oposite glass travel down over the co2 diffuser back along the bottom taking max co2 to your mc plus forground carpet plants, see if this...
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    Cloudy sky

    Expensive or one of these https://www.elosaquarium.co.uk/CO2-Venturi-Reactor
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    Cloudy sky

    Although not stainless steel, so not really the look your after, I find the Aquario Neo in tank diffusers work the best of all the in tanks I have tried. https://www.aquariumgardens.co.uk/ekmps/shops/aquariumgardens/images/aquario-neo-co2-diffusor-large-2316-p.jpg
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    Co2 Bubbles ruining the experience?

    No I can't either to be honest. But I'm sure I read it somewhere.
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    Co2 Bubbles ruining the experience?

    I think if you fill the filter with plastic bac/ bio balls this would probably work best with this method.
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    Co2 Bubbles ruining the experience?

    My newly acquired Twinstar Nano+ reactor is very near both my outlet and inlet. I may do as you say and move it closer to the inlet alone if you think that would be a good idea. I think I have read On the Twinstar website not to do this.
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    Dragonwood

    Thanks. Yes I'm happy with it. It's at a local firm at the min having a stainless steel shade made for it to stop the light overspill. The light is right next to the sofa and it lights the whole room if i turn it up:). Should hopefully be ok with the shade. Should get it back mid week. Yes the...
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    Dragonwood

    Though i try a couple of buces emersed on the bogwood and see how they go.
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    Old school co2 method.

    Elos do a co2 reactor style that works on a simular principle to the bottle but expensive though. https://www.elosaquarium.co.uk/CO2-Venturi-Reactor-Large
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    ADA 75P

    Nice looking scape. I would add a couple more rocks against the wood on the left side. Or try moving the one you have on the left now up against the wood.
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    NACD Nature Aquarium

    I run mine on a timer to just run at night for 6 hrs. Still keeps the surface clear but I only get the odd cherry shrimp in it now,where before it was full of them every time I cleaned it:(.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    I run mine at around 60%. You just dail each individual colour down to 60% and this reduces the overall intensity and keeps the colour rendition as on full. But obviously not as bright. It is just too bright at 100% it lights the whole room:). I have dropped it to a local firm at the min to...
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    Re-education.....

    Just out of interest Zeus, what do you use to descale and for how long? I usually soak mine in a cup of white vinegar for about half hour to descale. Then a good rinse and put back on. Sorry Tim I copied that from your post instead using quote:):crazy:.
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    oscarlloydjohn's ADA 60f

    I think rotala H'ra and rotala green in mixed sections planted in the background trimmed to follow the contour of the rocks towards the middle pathway would look really nice.
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    Sump Upgrade / Redesign?

    Having never run a sump is the main co2 loss through the hang on overflows? Is the co2 loss still the same with a drilled tank/ intank overflow?
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    Dario Ditch: rescaped

    You could try a poppy style Lilly pipe on your filter outflow. The cup shaped ones that point at the surface and make like a vortex effect.. This should slow and also add o2 to your water.
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    For those at the back of the class

    Never tried it myself, but ADA bacta 100 or ADA python git is said to be effective against cynaobacteria.
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    River themed aquarium

    Fantastic tank:clap:. Like looking into a tropical river.
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    Where to get Chihiros wrgb

    All depends really you pays your money and take your choice I suppose:). As has been said both have more than enough power. A chihiros WRGB will cost you £80 with a commander 4 controller. So you can reduce the brightness times colours etc with your phone via Bluetooth. Then whatever the import...
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    Where to get Chihiros wrgb

    No there is no distributer in the UK. You get 3 months with Aliexpress.
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    Where to get Chihiros wrgb

    Look on Aliexpress. Just bought a Chihiros Vivid from there. The seller I bought from was Go Aquariums. Shipping was free with DHL( took less than a week to come) The import duties on the vivid where £18.
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    Eheim pro 4 250t

    I have enough hight in the aquascaper cabinet. So will go with the 350t for the extra few quid I think. Thanks for the replys.
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    Re-education.....

    Yes i find Pinitifada can be tricky too untill it gets established. I usually trim the older/ bigger leafs off once they start to look a Bit worse for wear.
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    Dragonwood

    Thank you. Started off with about a dozen shrimp when the tank was set up;).
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    Dragonwood

    Did a Water change and trim today. As you may have seen on other posts changed the light to a Chihiros Vivid. Over a year old now but Will keep this scape running for a couple of months more. Pic from today
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    Re-education.....

    Looks good Ady:clap:. I would think the probs you describe are just minor probs as you tank starts to stabilise once it does all will become good. I find Thiea and the red sp seems to do good out of all the Buces I've tried so far. Not happened In my current tank but in a previous tank i found...
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    Eheim pro 4 250t

    Thanks Kalum. For the extra £30 would you say the 350t would be a better buy for the 600 then?
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    Eheim pro 4 250t

    Anyone use the Eheim pro 4 250t filter? If so would you recommend? Your thoughts on it. Have read mixed reviews on it on Utube etc. Thinking of replacing my tetratec 1200 on my aquascaper 600 as the filter is getting a Bit old and noisy now and the prime button is starting to fail. Was thinking...
  45. Daveslaney

    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Cheers Stu. Here's one with the light on full and a piece of cardboard in front of light.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    These are all pics taken with my phone. But for example if you want to pop the reds you can.
  47. Daveslaney

    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Yes I would say it's a true reflection. I just had the light on default settings for the pics. The leds are all rgb so there is all three colour in one led diode. Not like on the Twinstar where there are so many red individual leds so many green and so many blue. You can alter all 3 colour...
  48. Daveslaney

    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Thanks. Didn't really want more brightness to be honest will prob run this light at 50% or so. I wanted a pendant style light that I could hang above the tank. Looked into ONF, Twinstar sp etc and for the price the Chihiros worked out the best deal really. Don't get me wrong I'm not dissatisfied...
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    NACD Nature Aquarium

    Looks nice. Well done:clap:.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    At the min im thinking it's a PITA to get lights to hang properly:lol:. There is a difference in the colour rendition and it's a lot brighter. There is a lot more control on the light. But initial thoughts if I'm honest the difference isn't massive.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Still faffing about with the hanging frame and wires:crazy::). But just for comparison here's of couple of pics took on my phone. First is with the Twinstar second with the Vivid.
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    New filter and reactor help

    There is usually better head pressure on external pumps. But you are correct about dirty water through the equipment. Think the best answer is prob if you want to run a external reactor run it on a pump from a sump:).
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Lol. Waiting for the hanging kit to arrive at the min. Have had a play with the light though. Easy to connect via Bluetooth with the app. It is very very bright. There are 6 presets on the app. Then you can make your own sunrise times, sunset time ramp up and down duration adjust the intensity...
  54. Daveslaney

    New filter and reactor help

    I would go fx4 just as a filter. Then get a dedicated pump to run a external heater and co2 reactor on. That way you have a good filter to filter your tank and a pump to pump water through all the equipment and aid flow.
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    New filter and reactor help

    The Aqua medic reactors are 12/16 connectors. So even if you remove the balls it will reduce your flow big time.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Mine came this morning :).
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    Cloudy sky

    The one I have is the Chinese one. Maybe that's the reason it wouldn't work? Don't really know to be honest.
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    Cloudy sky

    I'm no expert Andrew but I think with the lugwigia etc to make it look like the tree in the video I suspect you would have to keep trimming and retieing the tops on the tree. But I could be wrong. Give it a try and see. If it don't work out as you say you can always go the buce and anubias route...
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Just ordered one from Aliexpress, used PayPal to pay and it cost a extra £7 to pay with PayPal at the checkout. Delivered by DHL so should be here in a couple of weeks:).
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    Flow in planted tanks

    I think most of the filters they use in the larger tanks they have at least 1 of the Eheim 2080s. These have 2 inlets and 1 outlet and flow around 1700ltrs per hour. So the flow rate should be quite substantial I would think.
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Ok so not to bad really. What happens do you pay DHL the tax on delivery?
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    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Would there be any import tax etc to pay on these if ordered from these sites? On Aliexpress the shipping is free by DHL 7 to 15 days.
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    Cloudy sky

    I find HC always takes a little more time to establish and get a good root hold going. Should be good given a little more time. Looks good:clap::).
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    Ada 60p, talawa land

    Personally I would go with a domed shape following the lines of the wood would look real nice:thumbup:. Filling in really nice.
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    Return of the living roots.

    Very very nice:clap:. What lights do you use? Seems a lot of violet colour in the spectrum?
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    Re-education.....

    I use the chihiros doctor 3 because I have one, would I buy another one? No. I have purposely used it on and off for around a year now and to be honest aside from adding O2 to the water I don't think they have any noticeable effect on anything else. I only say this about added O2 because I...
  67. Daveslaney

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Don't have any experiance with overflow boxes. But dont most overflows have a ball valve on the overflow pipe to sump? If you close the ball valve slightly to decrease the flow down the overflow pipe. This will lift the water level in your overflow box and tank? And decrease the water level in...
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    Re-education.....

    I'll second that. Really nice:clap::thumbup:.
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    ONF Flat Nano LED Light

    Is this primarily a marine fixture? Think that's prob where the 11 hour light come from?
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    Co2 art pro elite

    Unless you have a very large tank or multiple tanks in same place where you need to run multiple diffusers from one large co2 container then you would also need to buy the additional manifolds to go with it my thoughts are why would you? For the same cost you can buy 2 of the standard co2 art...
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    Using CO2 Efficiently

    Most impeller shafts are made of ceramic now.
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    Using CO2 Efficiently

    Aside from the burping/ coughing of the filter I would think all of the above could probably be applicable what ever way you choose to inject co2 into the water column? The main reason I have had to change a filter is due to the priming button failing this is prob due to co2 damaging the rubber...
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    Using CO2 Efficiently

    I've tried it so far with my tetratec 1200 and a fluval 306 co2 just gets caught in the filter and both have Ended up coughing and burping co2 so not a good idea with these filters. But from what I can gather the Ehiem classics are just a filter canister and the pump is in the housing/casing...
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    Using CO2 Efficiently

    By the looks of the pics of the Ehiem 600 classic 2017 the filter canister is a light transparent green. So you should be able to see into the filter. There are no filter baskets etc in this filter. So if co2 don't get trapped in the impeller cavity as it sounds like it doesn't,filled with bac...
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    Using CO2 Efficiently

    Do you not get any problems with the eheim classics of co2 collecting in the filters with diffusers on the intakes?
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    EA600 high tech jungle, fingers crossed!

    Really nice:clap:. Well done.
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    Thoughts on spraybar direction

    I would put your outflows on the same side as your overflow more towards the front of the tank pointing straight down the tank along the top towards the opposite side glass. This way the flow should travel along the top of the tank hit the opposite side and travel down the other side glass and...
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    Thoughts on spraybar direction

    Where is your overflow to the sump?
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    Thoughts on spraybar direction

    That would be my thoughts too. Fire all your outlets, powerhead etc towards the front glass and push the flow to wards the lower water levels that way. Or all on one side of the tank push the flow along the top to wards the other side of the tank to create a Gyre style flow.
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    Thoughts on spraybar direction

    No this is the reasons sumps use surface inlets, with enough redundancy space in the sump, so if the pump stop for whatever reason it will only empty the water from the tank to the bottom of the inlet close to the water surface and the sump shouldn't overflow? With the bottom inlets like in your...
  81. Daveslaney

    Dragonwood

    All sparkly after a large water change:).
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Yes looks like a great filter, like the idea of the pre filter too:thumbup:.
  83. Daveslaney

    Bucephalandra in high light.

    Buces can be grown well in high light situations,high in the water column. The colors will be more prominent too.Just need to pay more attention to co2 levels and run co2 levels high at all times through the photoperiod.
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    JBL do a inline diffuser in 19/25 size too. Yes the pipe diameter is for the increased flow. So the diffuser isn't a problem. Just leaves the heater lilly pipes that is:crazy:. Same can be said for the fluval fx filters too I suppose. Great filter, but no built in heater and awkward pipe sizes...
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    The only prob with the 1902 is the pipes are 19/25 not 16/22 so it is a problem using Lilly pipes etc if you have them:(. The 1502 flows 1400 ltrs/hour and uses 16/22 pipework.
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    VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

    Yes Happy Christmas to one and all.
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    Surface skimmer bouncing.

    I've used them in the past and had the same kind of issues with them too. One day it would be working fine. The next sucking air in. I just went back to using the eheim skimmer.
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Yes looking on Utube etc it seems the quality on the 4 series has gone right down hill.
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    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Was thinking about getting one of these filters after Christmas. Either the oase 600 thermo or a eheim 350 Thermo, i have read that the build quality on the new eheims is not as good as it used to be. So was going to go with the oase after reading this not sure about that either lol. Anyone...
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    Re-education.....

    Fantastic hardscape:clap:. Great to have you back.
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    Dragonwood

    Not a lot happening really. The HC is slowly filling in the front. Trying to get some emersed growth on top of the wood. Hygro and moss mainly. But seems to be getting zapped by the close proximity of the light.;). Pic from today.
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    NatureScape - The End

    Very nice hardscape Tim. Lovely nice triangular layout:clap:.
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    Removing the legs twinstar 600s

    You can certainly undo the screws and turn the legs upside down wirhout a problem. Then maybe build a wooden shade and paint it to cover the legs and make it look right? Would look a bit odd with the legs stuck up in the air otherwise.
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    Removing the legs twinstar 600s

    Was thinking along the same lines to do the same with mine. Only had a quick look at doing it will look deeper into it soon, The legs just screw off with the Allen keys by the look of it. Was thinking of making some perspex triangular shaped end caps to hang the light from these. The problem as...
  95. Daveslaney

    After the Move

    Hardscape looks good, should look great once the plants start to take hold again:clap:.
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    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    I would say you would be better with the return pipe same as you have it now but at the front of the tank, That way the flow would hit the far wall travel down where your co2 diffuser is and return across your HC carpet along the bottom. Giving your HC a good supply of co2 enriched water.
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    Aquascaper 900 - 1 Year Update . Thinking of a rescape soon.

    It would be a shame to have to break the scape down. It looks fantastic. Judging by yours and post from others on here. I would suspect it is the organics from the wood breaking down in the water that is causing your BBA problems. Very frustrating and hard to get rid of, I know from past...
  98. Daveslaney

    Twinstar s series, what intensity?

    That looks great, Nice job:clap:.
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    EI dosing; all in one - why not?

    If you are dosing both micro and macro daily instead of every other day you would need to half your EI mix anyways?. I dose micro and macros daily but mix in separate bottles. Dose micro first thing in the morning then macro at lights on when PH is lowest. Never have problems with participation...
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    Twinstar s series, what intensity?

    Thanks. May look into building some kind of shade to house the unit in in the new year and hang it that way. Lights look so much better when suspended IMHO. Would like a ADA rgb for that reason, but can't justify the cost ATM:crazy:.
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