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  1. RudeDogg1

    Nirite Snails sulking

    Is it normal for new nirites to sulk? Not had them before, other snails ive had over the years have never been fazed when they are added. My 3 are alive but barely moving 2 have been stuck to the glass in the same place since yestersay and the tird has moved about 1cm on a rock all day lol
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    What other hobby's do you have?

    Pinball machines owning, playing, restoring and customising. Building garage kits (resin movie monsters and the like which are generally low run and limited)
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    Nertile snails with yoyo and kulli loach?

    I’d say nerites are much to big for the majority of loaches to eat
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    Nertile snails with yoyo and kulli loach?

    Rather than yoyo’s polka dot loaches (botia kobotai) are a much better choice. I kept them with discus fine a lot more peaceful than yoyo’s and destroy pest snails.
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    The nitrite kit don’t work as said above I got another one today and I do have a nitrite reading and nitrate as said above, cheers might try some safe start to be on the “safe side”
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    As if by magic the nitrate test started working today and pretty much matched the tetra test. Nitrite one still not working tho. I did contact API and they just deny there could be anything wrong with their tests. It’s just users that aren’t happy with the results being quick to blame API. Lol...
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    Twinstar 900e, not 900mm...???

    Imperial mm [emoji1787]
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    Help! I Damaged My Tank!

    If the light is anything like the one that came with my aqua one aquanano 80 it will be pretty blahblahblahblah
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Yeah that’s my plan just waiting for a few bits so I can connect my new ro up rather than buy it from Maidenhead
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Pretty good had to trim one lot of stem plants back about 6 inches yesterday. Notice some of my hc melting abit dunno unless that’s because it’s emersed now? Here’s a quick pic abit dark because the lights have nearly ramped down Still going through the ugly diatom stage. I did put the lights...
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    I’m happy to leave it for another couple weeks just wandered if it would be safe to add some amanos and a couple snails to battle the diatoms?
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    Help! I Damaged My Tank!

    Hasn’t it just chipped a sliver of glass off tho? Doesn’t look like it’s damaged the seal. I’d be inclined to smear abit of silicone on the inside of that corner and the outside
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    I did a dry start for 6 weeks with all the plants and I’m on my 4th week flooded
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Thanks Darrel, Just read through that I will stop adding ammonia. But how do I know when I can start adding a clean up crew and fish?
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Yes I have been adding ammonia which has been going in 48 hours
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Well I tested some rain water today and that also came out as zero nitrite and 5 nitrate so I’d say they are duff. I have contacted api see what they say
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Hmm doesn’t expire until 2024 may have to complain to api
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Fishless cycling which is taking ages haven’t had any reading for nitrite yet
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Yes I did I did put it in my post but it seems to have missed it. The tetra one said the tap water was 12.5 and the tank was 100 [emoji53]
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    Ferrets

    Sighs I was expecting something cute with ferrets lol
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Well I tested the tap water as I’m using ro it wouldn’t resemble what is in the tank
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    Bleddy Nitrate test kits!

    Hi guys Ive been using a API master set which expires in 2024 Im not convinced my nitrate kit is working. Yeah I know they need alot of shaking Ive even been using my paint vortext mixer / shaker so they are more than shaken well. Everytime I test my tank it says its 5.0 ppm which it has done...
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    Critique my aquascape My First Iwagumi Scape

    Yeah testing few times a week
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    Critique my aquascape My First Iwagumi Scape

    I’ve also been using stability I don’t believe it does anything and ea pure aquarium jelly balls in with the media
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    Critique my aquascape My First Iwagumi Scape

    How have u managed to start cycling after 3 days? I did a 6 week dry start and I’m on my 3rd week of it being flooded and nitrites and nitrates haven’t budged but the plants keep taking the ammonia
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    DIY Project Jerry can auto shut off

    Hi all Thought this may be helpful for some people. I just made an auto shut off for when filling my Jerry cans with RO. No need to drill the can, just the lid. All u need is a float switch, a 1/4” push-fit bulkhead, about an inch of pipe, and 2 1/4” elbows. Drill a hole in the middle of the...
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    Juwel background mod

    How did u do it in the end?
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    My First Aquascape

    U don’t need to keep doing water changes ur gonna just delay the cycle
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    why my betta is unhappy

    Looks like it has no filter so the ammonia levels are prob sky high and burning him
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    MTS behaviour

    Also A rabbit snail [emoji6]
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    MTS behaviour

    Prob rabbit snails
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    What to use to shim new fish tank stand

    I used the plastic shims used for installing windows and the like. You can get a pack of mixed sizes from wickes
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    George Farmers Book

    Yup that does take the proverbial abit
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    Very fine misting airstones?

    You can also get ones that look like a glass co2 diffuser
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    George Farmers Book

    Oh there’s hope mine will turn up soon then
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    Wold you separate these GBRs ?

    Breaking their line of site would help using plants and or rocks
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    Am I worrying over nothing?

    Hopefully no wild caught fish just stuff like harlequins, barbs, appistos, kuhlis stuff like that
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    Am I worrying over nothing?

    I’ve used mini landscape rock in my new scape. I had read that it raises KH and GH but I see loads of people use it so assumed it wasn’t much of a problem. I’m using RO remineralised. Will weekly water changes help control it? I’m just worried I’m not gonna be able to keep many types of fish. Am...
  39. RudeDogg1

    Where to buy Twinstar suction cup?

    If the twinstar ones are the same as the chihiro ones these won’t be any good. You need the ones with a socket maybe eheim or similar ones would have the same sized socket
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    Flooded light cycle

    I’ll leave it for abit then let the plants have a proper grow
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    Flooded light cycle

    Hi guys, I flooded my tank yesterday but I’m not sure what I now do with the light cycle. It’s been on 12 hours from the start. Do I now gradually shorten it over a few days?
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    Moss suggestions

    I really like Pearl moss if you can find it. Had to get my second portion from Germany I think I had the last one in the uk
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    Anubias leafs dying

    I only added them cuz I wanted every thing to have a chance of establishing before it got flooded. I plan to flood it the end of next week which will be the sixth week
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    Anubias leafs dying

    Hi, I’m currently in the process of doing my first dry start. The last couple weeks I’ve noticed some of my Anubias leafs appear to be dying / discolouring. The rhizomes look firm and healthy. I did wonder if it’s because I added a tiny bit of ferts to my sprayer thinking it would help out the...
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    Juwel background mod

    I have a back to nature background and that’s a much denser foam and really thick resin outer. That can be cut with a knife or Dremel I even used a hole cutting drill bit to make the filter outlet hole. Although that was all before I attached it to the tank
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    Juwel background mod

    You can prob do it with a knife but not gonna be easy if it’s full of water
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    Juwel background mod

    Aren’t the jewel ones just polystyrene?
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    Cleaning pre owned filter media.

    I’m reusing my old media from my old discus tank which had quite a few pest snail in the tank. So Incase any were laying dormant in the media I soaked it in potassium permanganate then boiled it and dried it out in the oven. Lol don’t think anything is surviving that
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    I have a few set up questions...

    I wouldn’t use glycerin either I think the non return valve is leaking water in a bubble counter doesn’t evaporate. It might a tiny bit but not the whole lot
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    Discus setup advice

    Personally I wouldn’t keep discus in one that size
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    Plants..., how many?

    There is no one answer to that question to many variables
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    Discus setup advice

    That’s where all my old discus came from mark is a top chap
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    Discus setup advice

    Depends how small tho under a certain size it’s not advisable to keep a small group in a big tank. Not sure why but that’s what they always used to say
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    Discus setup advice

    Minimum of 6 is the magic number with discus
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    JBL solenoid

    Ignore
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    JBL solenoid

    I’m hoping someone can help me out. Could someone with an original JBL regulator solenoid either take a pic of the info printed on the back of the transformer or tell me what it says please?
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    Emersed / dry start newb question

    It has a sump type filter behind there and that’s the outlet for the powerheaf which I’m gonna use some locline on
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    Emersed / dry start newb question

    Well here’s 3 weeks progress there’s been some growth was hoping for mor by now but it’s a start. The Pearl moss seems to grow fast that was about a teaspoon full 2 weeks ago. Had to trim some of the crypts back which started to melt
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    Why won’t my moss stick.....

    I found moss cotton a lot easier than glue and u don’t get the horrible white blobs u get with glue
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    Recommendations for floating plants with short roots . . .

    Oh thats different than what i had lol
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    Recommendations for floating plants with short roots . . .

    Was a few years ago but think they were around 5 to 20p sized
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    Recommendations for floating plants with short roots . . .

    It was Natans and frogbit I had
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    Recommendations for floating plants with short roots . . .

    I used to have one in my old tank that had short roots I’ll look back through my posts see if I can find out what it was
  64. RudeDogg1

    Will Cuba grow as an epiphyte glued to rocks?

    Wouldn’t of thought so but I could be totally wrong
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    Fluval Roma? Or similar tank?

    My old tank was a eheim build quality was top notch as you’d expect from the brand
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    Which drop checker would you trust?

    I would of put fresh in both
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    White spot on the back

    Thanks I will check it out
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    White spot on the back

    What’s band?
  69. RudeDogg1

    Quick PMDD + PO4 Question

    Yeah I’ve got all that anyhoo thanks again
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    Quick PMDD + PO4 Question

    So the same then really just instead of 2 separate mixes?
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    Quick PMDD + PO4 Question

    Dunno is there any difference between using that and pmdd? Lol
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    Quick PMDD + PO4 Question

    Cheers dude
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    Quick PMDD + PO4 Question

    Hi @Zeus sorry to be a pain I don’t suppose you could recalculate it for a 130 litre tank instead please? I ended up getting a larger one due to stock issues Cheers
  74. RudeDogg1

    Gurgling sump!

    I don’t use a sump so not sure what other tricks you could try other than sound proofing the inside of the cab abit
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    ADA Light screen

    Maybe, could even be you need bigger leds
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    ADA Light screen

    It should work I had a topper for one of my old pinball machines. And that had a laser etched design in the middle and just a strip of leds along the bottom. The edges and design lit up. I also made a mod for the same machine using acrylic that I had sanded one side with fine paper to give it a...
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    George Farmers Book

    How did you manage to get it amazon is saying it’s not out til January
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    George Farmers Book

    Where can it be ordered?
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    Alger and dead fish :(

    I use api master test kit
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    Alger and dead fish :(

    Have u tested your water?
  81. RudeDogg1

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    They sell them in maiden head aquatics they do one very similar to my aqua one aquanano
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    Returning to Aquascaping - Name to be decided!

    Not in contact no but u would get condensation and run off I’d of thought
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    Returning to Aquascaping - Name to be decided!

    I’d be concerned the oil would end up getting into the water
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    Critique my hardscape First proper hardscape

    I have actually used the minced moss method on some of the background. And added more moss to the wood. Got some more coming to cover more of the wood and I want to mince abit more up to double my chances.
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    Gurgling sump!

    How he’s chewed through that inner bit is gonna be restricting the flow for a start
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    Gurgling sump!

    That looks a right bodge I’d replace the whole thing or Atleast every thing above the twisty connector nut thing (can’t think of the name)
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    Gurgling sump!

    Oh they are always money pits
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    Gurgling sump!

    The reason they put that hole at the top is incase of an emergency it will help to break the syphon and stop the tank totally draining
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    Gurgling sump!

    I could be totally wrong by the way lol but it’s all the stuff I’d try. Also making sure the pipe to the sump is under water a couple inches Atleast to stop it sucking air. Have a search of you tube there are loads of vids about the same problem
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    Gurgling sump!

    You did get rid of all them bends when u moved the sump didn’t u?
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    Gurgling sump!

    Try changing the pipe to a durso that’s the first thing I’d of tried
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    Gurgling sump!

    No idea may of just been to make the top higher so the air hole was above the surface
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    Gurgling sump!

    You would also be better changing the overflow pipe to a durso which looks like it’s almost there but missing the angled connector. https://www.asap-aquarium.com/pages/how-to-stop-aquarium-overflow-sucking-and-gurgling-noise
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    Gurgling sump!

    Why is the sump not where the bucket is? If it was a straight drop into the sump that may cut down a lot of the noise
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    Is a silicone with fungicide ok to use under tank lid but out of water?

    Yes I have a tube of marine grade aquarium sealant for sale
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    JBL m0001 Regulator use as u0001?

    Prob not tho cuz it’s an exchange type thing u drop urs off and they give u a full one
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    JBL m0001 Regulator use as u0001?

    No idea I dunno what tank sizes they go upto
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    JBL m0001 Regulator use as u0001?

    Do you have a Maidenhead aquatics they do refills although mine has been having issues due to the lockdown
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