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  1. sa80mark

    Fluval G6 spary bar positioning

    Below the waterline if your growing plants, if you place it about the water line you will drive off to much co2
  2. sa80mark

    eheim ecco pro 300 priming

    Thats the joy of my job :) if it dont fit hit it :)
  3. sa80mark

    eheim ecco pro 300 priming

    It took me ages to figure it out :( needless to say it was rapidly replaced with an ehiem classic :)
  4. sa80mark

    eheim ecco pro 300 priming

    Has darren been trying to compress air by hand ? ;) I did the same thing with my 120 and promptly snapped the handle off :(
  5. sa80mark

    K1 filter media

    As above I used to use it in my sump when I had a fish room, imo its not all its cracked up to be, and at times can be a right pain in the rear, you have to ensure it stays fluidized other wise it gets gunked up in no time I ended up changing over to good old cheap pot scrubbers, alot cheaper...
  6. sa80mark

    DIY or not to DIY....

    I agree go second hand, I got one of my eheim 2217 with taps and hoses for £23 posted because the impeller was broke wich was £6 so £29 for a £110 filter :)
  7. sa80mark

    leaking JBL cristalprofi

    Chances are the seal has perished :(
  8. sa80mark

    Can Koralias be adjusted?

    Interesting post tim, I guess by doing regular water changes your keeping co2 levels up and when you let them slip co2 levels get chance to fluctuate so algae kicks in, Its definitely good to see people maintenance on low techs especially as im strting one soon :)
  9. sa80mark

    Can Koralias be adjusted?

    Bang goes my suggestion of no water changes :( thats the only thing going off james algae guide as it seems like youve tried everything else
  10. sa80mark

    Can Koralias be adjusted?

    Is it a low tech tank ?
  11. sa80mark

    Can Koralias be adjusted?

    As tim said there not adjustable, in the true sense of the word but theres ways to slow the flow such as using tights etc over the unit to diffuse the flow, having owned and used a few 900's I dont think they will offer much flow in your tank imo there just about powerful enough for a 60l so id...
  12. sa80mark

    Dirty Pipes!

    Keep your clear hoses and cover them with black heat shrink, can be had very cheap ;)
  13. sa80mark

    Dirty Pipes!

    There is something to the claims they make but I think its down to the darker colour letting less light in, ive got a bit of mix and match pipe on the outlet of my filter grey/black from filter to diffuser then clear from diffuser to tank and there is definitely more algae ? Growth in the clear...
  14. sa80mark

    Stainless Lilly Pipes

    Will do :) im back home on Thursday so I will be going to see him anyway :) failing that I will just have to buy one of the expensive benders :) purely because I love tools and I need one in my life lol :)
  15. sa80mark

    Stainless Lilly Pipes

    From what Ive found out the bending isnt very difficult the problem is not ruining the finish on the stainless steel if you ruin it its near impossible to get back
  16. sa80mark

    Stainless Lilly Pipes

    Ive been looking into making my own for my latest tank, a bending spring is never going to work with stainless steel its just to hard, the plumbers benders would work but not many are able to do 180 degree bends and the ones that can have a large internal radius so the gap between the 2 pipes...
  17. sa80mark

    Stainless Lilly Pipes

    Borneowild Theres a set for sale in the sales section ;)
  18. sa80mark

    silly eheim question

    Lindy (idcgroomer) has bought a set and they look superb for the money
  19. sa80mark

    silly eheim question

    If your tubing is 12/16 mm what about these Aquarium Acrylic Lily pipe Inflow and Outflow 12mm | eBay
  20. sa80mark

    Nano Filter recommendations?

    Yes thats it, simple but very effective :)
  21. sa80mark

    Nano Filter recommendations?

    Mine is a bit larger at 30l but im using an eheim 2215 approx 600lph, imo go bigger and turn it down that way your more than covered just incase you need more flow :)
  22. sa80mark

    Re-using old filter media?

    Ive reused filter media for years with no issues, if its ceramic type I boil it for a few minutes no idea if this would really kill any badies but it gives me peace of mind :) you could always use 50/50 water bleach mix and soak it over night then rinse and keep rinsing until the bleach smell...
  23. sa80mark

    Flow.....

    Co2 and flow is critical in my first 30l scape I had algae problems that was down to poor flow in areas of the tank even though im running a 1000lph filter, now on my second scape ive sorted theres issues out and all is good so far, Its been discussed before about how these display tanks run...
  24. sa80mark

    Plumbing Query re RO Housing

    Yes thats how I did mine although I did install an isolation tap between this and the ro filter mostly for ease incase I wanted to remove it for any reason, flow rate is entirely dependent on your water pressure, if pressure is low you may need to install a booster pump between the fitting and...
  25. sa80mark

    Plumbing Query re RO Housing

    This is what I used for mine when I had it under the sink Water Supply Fittings : John Guest Acetal Angle Stop Valve 3/8 inch Water Supply Fittings : Waste Clamp
  26. sa80mark

    MAD QUESTION... LISTEN UP

    I think the only punp thats going to have that amount of grunt is going to be a central heating pump, foxfish might be the man for this question, hes clued up on them :)
  27. sa80mark

    Acrylic Spraybar/Intake

    Yes you might be right there
  28. sa80mark

    Acrylic Spraybar/Intake

    How about seeing if you can some with an internal of 20mm and push your hose inside the acrylic ? Ive done this all be it on a 9mm pipe
  29. sa80mark

    fluval impeller

    It all depends how old the filter is, how much its been used etc, but in short yes it can make a noticeable difference hth Mark
  30. sa80mark

    Recommend a filter for 30litre low tech

    I remember right the aquaball are adjustable flow through the control tap on the top of the filter so my advice would be go for the bigger one it will offer you more flexibility :)
  31. sa80mark

    Nice Looking Power Head?

    Depends on the size of your tank but for me there all ugly so if it were me I would go for one of those eheim surface skimmer that way you get the extra flow but you also get the added benefit of surface skimming
  32. sa80mark

    Lubricate filter o-ring: WD40?

    I wouldn't risk wd40 myself, ive used vaseline for years although I found out on this forum that its not advised due to it degrading the rubber
  33. sa80mark

    Filter help..

    I cant really advise you on hob's but theres a few very very nice members tanks that run hob filters, for me it has to externals but filters really are personal preference
  34. sa80mark

    Filter help..

    Heres the link :) Crypt's Palace | UK Aquatic Plant Society
  35. sa80mark

    Filter help..

    Imo the 501 is way to under powered for anything over 30l the 511 would be pretty much ideal for your situation and will sit behind or to the side of your tank, a member on here bought one recently but I cant remember who it was :(
  36. sa80mark

    Prefilter for Lilly pipes

    This might be just what your after :) External Aquarium Fish Tank add on Filter 1.2L - All Pond Solutions EF-Booster | eBay
  37. sa80mark

    All pond solution ext filter

    I am a big fan of the fluval filters id go for a fluval 406 if memory serves me right there rated around 1400lph but have a flow control so would give you plenty of adjustment other than that theres plenty of eheim that are very well regarded I suppose most of the choice comes down to budget but...
  38. sa80mark

    All pond solution ext filter

    All filters will lose flow with head height media etc all being factors if your set on the 10x rule id be looking a aroung 1200lph this might give you 800lph after flow restrictions other than that look at using a power head to supplement your flow Mark
  39. sa80mark

    Lubricant for seals

    Thanks tim Ive never came across this before ive been using vaseline for years now but definitely worth changing just incase
  40. sa80mark

    External for 40L

    The only other thing to note is it comes with a European 2 pin plug
  41. sa80mark

    External for 40L

    No it comes with the blue sponge and white floss no media but you do get the tubing etc
  42. sa80mark

    External for 40L

    Amazon :)
  43. sa80mark

    Lubricant for seals

    Funny you ask this as Ive just this minute replyed to another thread about this I use good old vasilene works a treat
  44. sa80mark

    External for 40L

    Have you tried lubricating the rubber o ring and the 2 black rubber bushes that hold the impeller shaft in place ? I did mine with vasaline and its so silent you have to put your ear against the filter head to hear anything at all
  45. sa80mark

    External for 40L

    Ive been looking for the last few days for an external to go with my dennerle 30l and ive gone for the ehiem 2213 there not the best looking filter but from all the reviews ive read they seem to be one of the best around and for £30 I dont think you can wrong
  46. sa80mark

    filter media will it work

    That looks very much like what ive got in my pond filter, mine is a grain size of approx 10 - 12 mm
  47. sa80mark

    spec me a filter, Fluval gone kaput!

    Have you checked the rubber sealing ring sometimes they can come out of there locating slot also check to see if its cracked of nicked a new sealing ring will be a lot cheaper than a new filter Mark
  48. sa80mark

    Suction cups and pipe clips

    Are these any good to you 2---10pcs Aquarium tank Suction Cups Pads for Heater pump Suckers 10--30mm | eBay
  49. sa80mark

    Eheim "ecco Pro" vs "Professional 3"

    I used to have 3 eheim ecco pros on breeding tanks I had a 200 and 2 300 and from my point of view I never really liked them I feel the amount of media you can fit in is limited and the flow rates are way off I still have a 300 and really wouldn't use it on anything over 75l another thing I...
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