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  1. Dan-CR4

    Hugo Kamishi Sand

    Has anyone used this sand? I have just got some and was wondering if it needs cleaning or can it be used straight off?
  2. Dan-CR4

    Living waters croydon?

    not sure if this is the right section, but was wondering if Living waters is closing down, as went there over the weekend and most of the tanks were empty and most of the shelves were also empty, it was sad to see it like that. did not even see any staff there as I was looking round, maybe they...
  3. Dan-CR4

    Sand for corydoras, what type?

    need some advice on sand as a substrate. I want to get some corydoras and read they should have a sand substrate, but dont want play sand as have also read that it compacts too much very quickly .and can hold gases in pockets of sand. so anyone recommend some light coloured sand that will do...
  4. Dan-CR4

    any ideas on what fish this is?

    today I bought myself 6 blue emperor tetra, well thats what I asked for:confused:, at my local maidenhead aquatics in Morden. when i get home I look in the bag and I got 5 blue emp tetra and a fish that is nothing like a blue emperor. how he confused it with a blue emp is beyond me. lol Phoned...
  5. Dan-CR4

    where to get polystyrene sheets

    I am not sure if this should be in the diy section or aquascaping, so thought i would try it here. I notice that a few people put polystrene underneath there rocks on scapes. I am going to be doing a new scape shortly and it will include a quite a few rocks and was wondering where people get...
  6. Dan-CR4

    length of co2 tubing?

    I was thinking of getting a pub gas co2 bottle, but as they are quite big it wont fir in my cabinet. I was thinking of running co2 tubing through an interior wall to the next room as dont really want to put a pig ass ugly pub co2 gas bottle in my living room, well I wouldn't mind but I know the...
  7. Dan-CR4

    recommend a co2 reg for 2 inlines

    I want to run 2 inline diffusers from one regulator (using FE for co2). My one is set at 2 bar and is not adjustable. got no co2 getting through the diffusers. All i can think is the regulator is not good enough. does anyone run 2 inlines from 1 regulator. if you do what regulator are you...
  8. Dan-CR4

    what rock is this?

    anyone know what the rock below is and where to buy some large pieces like that. Im in London/Surrey.
  9. Dan-CR4

    osmocote in the aquarium

    I got some osmocote and wondered if its ok in the aquarium, the label says http://www.lovethegarden.com/system/files/user-files/product/label/01-13/os-controlled-release-label.pdf if u read that link it tells u a bit about it. I was thinking of putting some in the substrate. any help is...
  10. Dan-CR4

    Needle moving on Co2 reg

    Never really noticed this before, but I noticed today one of the needles on my regulator gauges is going up and down between 4 and 5. the other gauge is steady. I cant say if this is a new thing its doing or not. The model I have is an UP A-153. Just wondered if its normal. Cant say I have...
  11. Dan-CR4

    whats the secret with moss?

    I can never seem to keep any moss alive, any moss that comes near me and my tank just says "thanks but no thanks". I am pretty sure its my SAE that is munching on it. do SAE eat moss? I could not bear to part with my SAE as he/she is my longest living fish and is a right character. so if its a...
  12. Dan-CR4

    not lime green by lights on.

    My setup consists of : 41" x 18" x 24" (266 Litre) tank. 4x 39w tubes 2x eheim 2073 (pro 350) 1x Hydor Koralia 1600 1x inline heater Co2 Fire ext setup. Up Inline Diffuser 2x drop checkers either side of tank. I am also dosing EI...
  13. Dan-CR4

    Eleocharis acicularis at garden centre

    I just saw a large pot of this at the garden centre, is there any reason this cannot go in an aquarium? just would work out much cheaper than buying at a lfs. anyone ever done this with success?
  14. Dan-CR4

    cleaning a up inline atomizer

    I got an Up Atmoizer. do you have to clean these and if so how often and how do you clean yours? its a sealed unit. heres the one I got. Any help on how to clean them.
  15. Dan-CR4

    Echinodorus Red Devil any info?

    I bought myself a really nice Echinodorus Red Devil plant yesterday, hopefully i don't kill it as its a real beauty. I have been looking for more info on this plant, but cant find out too much info about it. what size can they get to?
  16. Dan-CR4

    DO i need to add

    As the title says, anyone give some advice whether I need to add Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4) when im doing my ei dosing. there is a link to my local water supply for my area below some other stuff they are reporting mgl CaCO3 (ppm) Degrees Clarke Degrees German(DH) Degrees French Detergent...
  17. Dan-CR4

    6ft tank, acrylc manufacturers, who/where?

    I am getting a 6ft tank later this year and thinking of going the acrylic route. The main reason is weight as I live on the 3rd floor with no lift and stairwell is tight and have heard that acrylic tanks are lighter. anyone got a 6ft acrylic tank, is it lighter? also what are the pros and cons...
  18. Dan-CR4

    shops in london with good selection of plants?

    does anyone know anywhere in London that always has a good selection of plants, the p@h stores near me dont have a great selection. so willing to travel for a decent place within London/Surrey area?
  19. Dan-CR4

    What moss for wood/bridge

    Im rescaping my tank and having rocks either side of the tank and doing a branch/bridge type of thing and want to put moss on it, whats a nice looking moss that would suit, do u think. I got 266 litre tank, with 4x 39w and co2, and dosing ei.
  20. Dan-CR4

    Plant Id? Any One Got A Clue

    Got this plant, cant remember where from but it seems to grow fast in my tank and reaches the surface of the water. started off with 1 of them now got 5 of them just by replanting, this is the latest clipping. just dont know the name of it
  21. Dan-CR4

    need advice on lighting, flow, ferts, co2

    I have had fish for around 4 years now and although I have tried and failed many times in that time. Had problems with BBA, Green dust algae. I decided I needed to change stuff around, over the past few I have bought new filters to replace my APS 1000ef filters and started to use my Co2 again...
  22. Dan-CR4

    Superfish Aqua Pro 600, your views?

    I have seen the Superfish Aqua pro 600 for sale in a few places, has anyone got one? what are they like?, what the flow like? it also has the pump/motor at the base of the filter, does this make any difference.
  23. Dan-CR4

    in what order for the tubes

    I am buying some tubes from lampspecs and buying 2x 39w grolux and 2x 39w 958 Bio Vital. in what order should I have them. would I put the 2 grolux at the back and 2 bio vitals at the front, or alternate them from back to front.
  24. Dan-CR4

    External Filter. This Is A Wierd One. Can U Help?

    Before I start, I will say the only external I have had before the below ones was an aps 1000ef....... I bought two filters the other day and installed one yesterday and after a few hours it switched itself off, So I replaced the head unit with my 2nd one and that worked fine, so last night I...
  25. Dan-CR4

    My Cliff Face Journal With Riverbed/path

    Since I will be getting my tank in less than 2 weeks, I thought I would start my journal. I have made my own cabinet and ND Aquatics are supplying the tank. The hood will be made by me once the tanks arrives, Heres a picture of the cabinet I made...... dont worry about the stain on the...
  26. Dan-CR4

    Where ti buy akadama south london surrey area

    I been reading james planted tank and like the look of hiis substrate called Akadama, its mainly used for bonsai, but more and more people are using it for the aquarium. I need 4 x 14 litre bags and wondered if anyone knew where to get it local to croydon/mitcham area as the postage costs nearly...
  27. Dan-CR4

    could you recommend me some plants

    Im trying to get a nice (ish) looking scape, At the moment I have a juwel vision 180 (180 litres) and lighting is 1x 25w Arcadia original tropical & 1x 25w Arcadia Freshwater. Tank has a sand substate with 3 pieces of bogwood. I also got a Fire Ext co2 system and dosing with EI macro and micro...
  28. Dan-CR4

    Another new member

    Hello My names Danny, I have had my aquarium nearly 2 years, its a juwel vision 180 (180 litres) and lighting is 1x 25w Arcadia original tropical & 1x 25w Arcadia Freshwater. Tank has a sand substate with 3 pieces of bogwood. I also got a Fire Ext co2 system and dosing with EI macro and micro...