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  1. M

    The Accidental Aquascape

    Looks Great, Love the Light bracket very unique.
  2. M

    no more broken lily pipes!

    Thats what i was told on the phone (i work for a maidenhead aquatics). If they have changed their mind in the last couple of weeks and your lfs really can get some i would love to know so i can get some.
  3. M

    no more broken lily pipes!

    Tmc dont make the acrylic pipes. I have been phoning them from work since xmas about them. At first they said they were just playing with prototypes later they decided there wasnt really a market for them. Shame as they would of come in a nice case with a special set of cleaning brushes...
  4. M

    Need small external

    they are pretty good. Manager at work uses one on a qubie 40 and im just cylcing mine for a 60l shrimp tank. Has the tiniest rattle but my 2078 is louder by far. If its not a bedroom tank i would definatly reccomend one if it is a bedroom tank......good luck lol. List of good: Super easy...
  5. M

    Shrimp feeding

    Thats the problem too many to choose from
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    Shrimp feeding

    Hello im in the middle of setting up a shrimp tank ready for crystal reds and blacks. This tank is going underneath my main display tank (4ft'er) Tanks: 45x35x40cm custom from seashell Filter: Either a Hydor prime 10 or my frankenfilter which is an old aqua pro 4sp with jbl external pump and...
  7. M

    External Filter for 30L Cube

    Hydor prime 10?
  8. M

    Need small external

    Hydor Prime 10 or 20. We have the prime 10 at ma tunbridge wells the are a really neat little package we are selling them at £40.99
  9. M

    One day...

    i do my best at work (MA) to stock planted tank stuff but its hard because partners and senior partners sometimes dont understand the customer base that loves that kind off stuff. Plus the list of suppliers that have planted tank stuff that we can use isnt the biggest. Pretty much just TMC, JBL...
  10. M

    Advice for a water changing pump needed.

    the u750 a good option as it have a good, 1.65m head height which is what your need. I have a t600 pump but it doesnt have the power to pump from the floor into the tank but a u750 would be able to.
  11. M

    Fluval Spec v (20l) light modification

    i think im just going to get a small powerhead, saw at my LFS today koralia nano 12v which is around £30 online but to power it you need a £200 controller which sucks but it would of been perfect
  12. M

    Fluval Spec v (20l) light modification

    its nothing special just a cheap chinese made sump light i bought from trimar a few years back, i was tempted to try one of the new single grow beams on the tank but its not necessary so havnt bothered. ATM i have a jbl t500 on it at minimum setting which id estimate to be about 300 lph which...
  13. M

    Fluval Spec v (20l) light modification

    I use a 24watt clip on sump light compact t5 the standard light I use to light the wall behind. Have you done anything to improve the flow?
  14. M

    LFS Display Help!

    im not convinced tmc nutrafeed (fert) is that good, im having very little results with it and seeing lots of potassium deficiencies in some plants. I would switch to EI if i were you
  15. M

    TMC Signature optiwhite rimless...

    TMC are starting to make acrylic lily pipes. when we get them in at work i will take a photo
  16. M

    Mitch's fluval spec 19

    Couple of changes in the last few days. Moved hardscape around. opinions? also placed small pot of st. repens under root system. Got a new CO2 bottle, colombo one does fit tmc kit and has slightly more pressure in it. I was getting poor growth even from crypts. Im using the CO2 injection plus...
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    Mitch's fluval spec 19

    i will be filling the 'root system' with stauorogene (sp?) i think, but i will give it a go moving them closer in or i might just move the furthest one on the right, lets see how it goes. Thanks
  18. M

    Mitch's fluval spec 19

    Hi ukaps, This is the first time that i have decided to start a journal, so lets see how it goes. I got an askoll pure s for xmas but fancied something different as i recently did one for my girlfriend and it was a pretty restrictive size and design. So because i work at Maidenhead aquatics...
  19. M

    Eheim Electronic Filter Professional 3E 700 2078 opinions?

    Re: Eheim Electronic Filter Professional 3E 700 2078 opinion i have had mine about 2 years i think maybe more. I bought it to be able to turn it down at night for the noise but never bothered because its so quiet. I also bought from zooplus and would recommend getting a better/proper plug...
  20. M

    Hydor External Heater Colour Difference

    watch out because fake ebay ones were red back when hydor had problems make sure its from a reputable source
  21. M

    Which auto-feeder?

    i can recommend the eheim auto feeder, its simple and needs testing and fine tuning to get feeding amount correct but i fed fish for 3 weeks on it and its was all fine. I had flake and catfish pellets in the one tub. Its got a little fan on it so food doesnt get moist which is good.
  22. M

    East african biotope

    Doesnt look like this will be happening anytime soon. It was took impractical and expensive to make my own vivarium that would sit over the tank but not allow the pygmy chameleons to fall into the water. Plus it would be took large. I will be looking at doing another vivarium aquarium biotope...
  23. M

    East african biotope

    no because the tank is only a 10gallon. I may just not bother with native fish but it would be nice
  24. M

    East african biotope

    Re: west african biotope yer sorry east africa. Revision kills the brain :)
  25. M

    East african biotope

    Im looking to set up a east african biotope to compliment a pygmy chameleon set up. I have a 18" 12" 12" plants like anubias come to mind but are there any other nice smallish plants that would work well. Also what fish would you recommend for the biotope. Its east african including...
  26. M

    Top Tips

    KISS Keep it simple stupid i.e If you just want to grow crypts or similar demand plants and are unsure on going high tech dont bother amazing scapes can be done with very very little light and for very little cost
  27. M

    Nannacara Taenia

    any excuse to use my camera especially taking photos of fish :)
  28. M

    What is the routine for cleaning an Eheim External?

    i would just remove the pipes away from the tank and into a bucket or bath the get scrubbing with the brush if bit gets stuck in the tubes or you want to flush them out use a tap or a submersible pump for ease but you could use the filter
  29. M

    Eheim pro 3 E

    it arrived and wow its awesome so quiet and the stream function makes for some cool plant movement. There is so much media capacity its crazy and i love the idea of the prefilter
  30. M

    Eheim pro 3 E

    ive just ordered mine brand new for £175 i will probably get some new media for it like activated carbon and bioballs but cant wait to get it set up and be able to sleep lol my tanks going to have a redculus amount of flow as it have atm a efx300 and a koralia plus (house mate fred (ukaps...
  31. M

    fluval 4+ as co2 diffuser ?

    I wouldn't think it would give you a good dissolution rate as the venturi systems on them don't make fine bubbles so a lot of co2 would b wasted
  32. M

    Eheim pro 3 E

    where did you order yours from?
  33. M

    Eheim pro 3 E

    How good are they want one for my 210l tank and its in my room at uni so needs to be quite quiet. This is to replace a aquapro 4sp that i have had many problems with and atm it sounds like a chainsaw on full throttle. So what does everybody think worth the money or gimic? If you could afford...
  34. M

    Filter question.

    when I was at trimar yesterday I saw the aqua one aquis advanced filters the biggest one well it was huge it looked good and dirt cheap about 100quid less than fx5 for similar flow rate
  35. M

    Substrate confusion

    b and q play sand 3 quid a bag and your good to go as long as your light is low enough it will work brilliantly. I had a 15watt t8 on a tall 90l clearseal tank and it grew really well crypts and hygros no algae no added ferts didn't even have much flow it had a fluval u2
  36. M

    Opinions and help with 80cm 'scape

    hi I'm freds housemate. that peice of wood that you are referring to is a single peice. its less obvious live as there is an angular difference between the two peices mentioned.
  37. M

    filter issues. superfish external 4sp

    i have some issues with my canister filter its a superfish aqua pro 4sp or was called nr4 on plantedbox where i bought it. Well its bought 6months or less old and its noisy as hell. Always seems to be sucking air and the flow rate has dropped dramatically also the valves on the in and out are...