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  1. Wallace

    Suspended T5 lighting, what to go for?!!

    That light unit can't be suspended, it sits on the rim of the tank. As your tank is 4ft, it'll be too small. http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-lighting/aquarium-t5-lighting/120cm-t5-aquarium-four-tubes-thin-lighting-system/ This is the light unit that I have, and it comes...
  2. Wallace

    tmc signature 60 planted

    Hi George, if that's Microsorium Pteropus (Java Fern) you've got on the right of the pic, it needs to be attached to wood or rock. In the substrate like you have it it will just rot and die. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Wallace

    FX6 spraybar?

    Hhhmmm you could be right, sorry about that. When I bought a set just over a year ago eBay was flooded with them, I assumed you'd be able to get them still. I can get you the dims of mine if you'd like so that you could make your own. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Wallace

    FX6 spraybar?

    Tetratec EX2400 spraybar works perfectly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Wallace

    LUPYLED theONE - thoughts?

    Looks top class does that, top dollar too no doubt. Alto, the controller was an iPhone was it not? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wallace

    lighting for a 5x2x2 tank

    I'm using an All Pond Solutions 4x54w luminaire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Wallace

    Fluval fx6 pipe to big

    The FX6 works perfectly with a Tetratec EX2400 spray bar. Can be bought for around £17 delivered from eBay. That's what I'm using with my FX6 in my 5ft tank. The flow is amazing and that is pushing the water the full 5ft length of the tank, and not the 2ft front to back. Sent from my iPhone...
  8. Wallace

    tmc signature 60 planted

    Looks a lot better than it did, if I were you I would raise the Koralia up so it's closer to the surface as it looks as though there is an oily film? Raise the Koralia so that it is only just below the surface of the water, and it will help to prevent that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Wallace

    New 40m Amano Tank

    Wow! That is truly stunning, something I would love to see with my own eyes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Wallace

    Cleaning Up Silicone - Advice Please

    Oopsie! You nearly had me posting about not doing that to my tank and thanks for guinea pigging etc but then I read the post properly [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Wallace

    Cleaning Up Silicone - Advice Please

    I've often wondered this myself, I've been toying with the idea of removing all the excess on an old Juwel 54l tank just to make it look a little neater but I've never had the balls to try it. I'll keep an eye on how yours survives Troi and dependant on how wet your floor gets I may give it a...
  12. Wallace

    Green Pekoe Pond - 40 litres

    Sad news, I've no doubt they'll spawn again and get it right this time. My pair of Kribs spawned at the end of January and raised the fry successfully and I have 11 babies at around 20~30mm. They spawned again around 8 weeks later and the cloud of fry lasted around 3 days before mum and dad...
  13. Wallace

    Wabi-kuza III

    Beautiful, that really is stunning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Wallace

    tmc signature 60 planted

    That 106 you are using is underpowered. As a guide I'm using a 305 on a 60 x 30 x 30 54l tank. I know you are using a Koralia alongside the filter, but a bigger filter would certainly be a good place to start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Wallace

    Crypt Wendtii Tropica

    I've just ordered one of these myself today from AE, so that's good to know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Wallace

    What water parameters do you monitor?

    I don't. I haven't tested any water for about 3 years. Like JohnC, I too use plant and fish health as a guide to my water quality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Wallace

    Anything wrong with this outflow setup???

    My 2p, install the Hydor before the diffuser. Hydors have a somewhat sketchy reputation at best for failure rates, although I've not had a problem with mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Update time, I was a bit poorly a few weeks back and the tank was a little neglected and the plants started to suffer somewhat. Nothing major, no Algae to report but as I wasn't dosing any ferts or carbon and the light was still coming on I had a little bit of melt and a few small holes started...
  19. Wallace

    New 40m Amano Tank

    Wow is all I have to say, oh and I'm off to look at holidays in Portugal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Only if you buy special 2 way hosepipe, the one I was using had a one way valve fitted lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    I'm such a doofus! I completely forgot that the Fluval FX6 has the drainage valve at the bottom of the canister! Now I've remembered I no longer have to lug buckets of water about to carry out a WC. That is now draining away into the kitchen sink. When it's time to fill back up now I'll...
  22. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Quick update since planting a week ago. Everything is growing on nicely. The Alternanthera is showing nice and healthy looking new growth The Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis has started to send out a few runners so there are a few new shoots of that starting to show up Most impressively...
  23. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Plants arrived and all in tank now, the Echindorus have added a little height at the back, you can't really see the Alternantheras at the moment although if you look closely you can just about spot them at the back and on the left hand side. I'm pleased with the L.Brasiliensis but as I've never...
  24. Wallace

    Glass Cleaning

    Soft sponge for the glass, toothbrush for the corner joints, and an old CC for substrate level glass cleaning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Wallace

    Help: Improving My Tank

    I couldn't tell you to be honest, I had mine running at about 60% (judging by the notches on the valves) for about a month after setting the tank up as my fish didn't like the strong flow, and slowly increased it 10% ( 1 notch ) week on week. What this notches equate to in LPH I honestly don't...
  26. Wallace

    Help: Improving My Tank

    Delivery charge and time, and as I was going to MA anyway it made sense. Also it's easier to go to a bricks and mortar store to sort out any problems if the filter was faulty etc The pipework is 25mm Ooops I misread the dimensions as 4 x 2 x 2. You can always turn the filter down if need be...
  27. Wallace

    Help: Improving My Tank

    Just a quick note before you go ahead and click on the buy button, if you have a Maidenhead Aquatics near you they should price match any price on the net. This is what I done when I bought my FX6, and it only cost me £194.99, saving me between £35-£50 depending on where you looked. That was a...
  28. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Something I've only just noticed really, it must be because I'm just using my iPhone for the photos as I don't have a proper camera, but, the tank doesn't look anywhere near as bare in the flesh as it does in the pics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    I've just ordered a few plants from AE, I've got an Echindorus Bleheri, 2 x pots of Alternanthera Cardinalis, 2 x pots of Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis, and a Microsorium mini should be here tomorrow so the tank will look a little better end of play tomorrow. Fingers crossed anyway. I've never...
  30. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Thanks guys. I've got the mag and seen the article, not really had the time to read it properly yet. I'll be looking to add some more Boesemani (currently 9) and some Praecox too, will more than likely look into the Reds aswell as they are a lovely fish and think their colour will compliment...
  31. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Long overdue update time. I've not had anywhere near enough time to dedicate to this tank as I would have liked, so not much has changed since it was hastily set up. Everything is growing really slowly, but also really healthily. So I'm not too worried about that. I've added a black...
  32. Wallace

    Two filter set-up

    Monster filters aren't they! In my FX6 I'm just using the media that came with it, so just the foam and ceramic noodles. That's it. I've got no pads or anything else, and to be honest I don't need it. The filter pumps so much water that I don't think it necessary, my water is clear enough for me...
  33. Wallace

    Two filter set-up

    Yup! Buy a Tetratec EX2400 spraybar from eBay. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=150985734733 All you need is the 90° elbow and the spraybar itself, then just throw the rest of the kit on your spares box. That's what I am using with my FX6. Sent from my iPhone using...
  34. Wallace

    tips for buying bogwood/wood

    +1 on looking in The Range if you have one near you. I picked up a large piece for £12.99 that would easily have been double that in MA or a smaller lfs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. Wallace

    flygja's 120cm Kaizen

    Love it, just love it. That last pic with your daughter in is the best pic for me as you can really get a sense of scale and depth of this 'scape. Well done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. Wallace

    trace only?

    There you go, more £££ to spend on plants etc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. Wallace

    trace only?

    I was dosing 125ml daily in my Roma 240, and used to make up 1L bottles of micro every other week and macro (trace) every 4 weeks I think it was. If I've got micro and macro the right way round I can never remember which is which lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. Wallace

    trace only?

    What size tank is it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. Wallace

    trace only?

    Full. Always have, never understood the half dose myself. I'm dosing 225ml daily for a 5'x2'x2' tank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. Wallace

    trace only?

    Why wouldn't it be? I've been dosing Ei with liquid carbon for at least 4 years since I switched to using Ei. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. Wallace

    trace only?

    Why not dose Ei and Neutro liquid carbon? 'tis what I do and is miles cheaper than buying ferts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. Wallace

    240L tank filtration problem

    OH = Other half I would just stick with the 306 ( just don't pack it full of media) and use a spray bar with that along the back wall pointing at the front glass. Then use a Koralia positioned at the end of the spraybar positioned facing front to back again. This is what I was using in my 240...
  43. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Well just a quick update on this as things have been moving very slowly, well they haven't been moving at all if I'm honest. Goldfish are now off the menu as my Roma 240 has sprung a leak! So I'm going to swap the Rainbows and Pencils out of the Roma and into the monster. Sent from my...
  44. Wallace

    Resolved! Problems on Tapatalk

    Yay [emoji3] Top work LD! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. Wallace

    Resolved! Problems on Tapatalk

    I'm on iPhone 5s, I've deleted and reinstalled Tapatalk and it's still not working. Looks like I'll just stay using Safari.
  46. Wallace

    New Eheim 2215 arrived, but missing parts??

    Is part no. 14 not the piece which goes at the bottom on the canister then?
  47. Wallace

    Resolved! Problems on Tapatalk

    Other forums are working fine, just not UKAPS. What's annoying is that I'm getting notifications, but then when I go to look there is nothing there.
  48. Wallace

    Resolved! Problems on Tapatalk

    Yeah I get the same message.
  49. Wallace

    Will fishless cycling harm plants?

    Why not just plant well and add fish from the start? Carry out water changes daily and everything will be ok, no need to add Ammonia to the tank and no real need for inaccurate test kits. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. Wallace

    Our children's works of art.

    Ha! So innocent yet priceless, that's one to keep and bring out in a few years to show her. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  51. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    It's massive, more like the size of a pond filter rather than an aquarium! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  52. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Thanks, and neither can I lol Well I've put the filter and pipe work in place today, only bugger is that because I have to have the pipes in the lounge rather than the playroom ( the kids would more than likely pull on the pipes ) it doesn't look too pretty. Kind of a let down really, but I'll...
  53. Wallace

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    Wow! Stunning, simply stunning. I have nothing more to add. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  54. Wallace

    Water level in tank

    Evaporation, that's all it is. I top up about a litre every other day (everyday during the hot summer months) on my open top 80cm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  55. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    I went out and bought the filter this afternoon, had a bit of a result as Maidenheads price matched Amazon so I got the FX6 for under £200! Pretty chuffed with that. All I've got to say is damn it's big, I mean like proper massive! It fits under the tank just not in the 'cabinet', as I'd...
  56. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Quick update. The 'cabinet' is mostly finished now. Very slow progress really as I've been raising the money to buy a Fluval FX6 so that I can just run the one filter rather than multiple smaller filters. I should be picking that up over the weekend, then it's onto the lighting from...
  57. Wallace

    40 liter

    You know the answer already Sam. It will interfere. Can you shorten the spraybar so you can get the skimmer on the back glass? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  58. Wallace

    Andys 45p Aquascape

    A soft sponge and a Stanley blade on the glass, Stanley blade only to remove anything that the sponge didn't. Only really need the blade at substrate level to keep that clean, but you could also use an old bank / credit card. I use a toothbrush for the silicone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  59. Wallace

    Aquariums Limited

    I'll be honest, like Troi I have never dealt with them either. I think from what you have written I never will. The initial time scale of 4 months would of put me off straight away, let alone that then turning into 5/6. Personally I'd have asked for a refund the first time they put the build...
  60. Wallace

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Looks good so far, what colour are you going to paint it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  61. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Mine too, trouble is as they tend to have the telescope eyes they can sometimes struggle to find food before the other tank mates scoff the lot. I've just spent a little bit of time on the boxing in, it's very rough and made just using some left over OSB from when I replaced my shed roof. It...
  62. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Ha! Thankfully my wife didn't need any persuading at all, she was more than happy about it. I've just got to close down two of my other tanks in the lounge, leaving me with just a Fluval Roma 240 and the monster. Yeah, the tv could end up redundant. Re stocking, I have no idea. Obviously...
  63. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    That's brilliant Alastair, thankyou. I'll have a think as to how many I think I'm going to need and I'll get back to you. I've been and got some blocks this morning, and the tank is in position. The blocks have only been done very roughly at the moment so as I could move the tank from the...
  64. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Fingers crossed. Not much in the way of progress today, I've just cleaned the tank and that is it. It looks very clean now and I can't wait to start filling it and stocking it. Should be going to get some blocks tomorrow hopefully so with a bit of luck the tank will be in place by close of...
  65. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    I certainly won't be keeping anything as 'extreme' as most of those. I would consider those to be show fish, that have been bred specifically for competitions. I guess using the term fancy goldfish covers a very broad spectrum, I'm just talking about fantail goldfish. No bubble eyes (which...
  66. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Thankfully for the kids there is another door into their playroom, although it would be quite nice to brick them in some days. What do you mean by 'malformed' ones? As for something along the same vein as Tom and Alastair's tanks, I love these tanks and think they are amazing but it's not...
  67. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Alastair that would be fantastic, if you can work out postage costs etc and let me know we'll sort something out. Very generous of you, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  68. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    Thanks Tim, it's certainly my most ambitious project to date but something I've been wanting to do for years but never had the tank to do it properly, until now. It's gonna be a little while until this is up and running, but I'll try and remember to take pics of everything along the way...
  69. Wallace

    Adam's (Tony's old) 5ft Monster tank

    So this is Tony Swinney's old 'Triassic Hollow' tank. He was giving it away and I just couldn't say no. The plan is to use this as a room divider between what is our lounge and the kids playroom. The tank is 152.5cm x 60cm x 60cm (60'x24'x24') somewhere in the region of 549l. The tank is...
  70. Wallace

    how many tanks?

    Shrimp rack? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  71. Wallace

    HOB Filter

    Yeah, I did the same with an old Marina S20 HOB filter. I used ceramic noodles in the bottom of it with some cut to size foam at the top. It worked perfectly.
  72. Wallace

    how many tanks?

    I have a 96l high tech planted tank, a 96l community tank, and am just in the process of setting up a 4ft planted Rainbow fish tank. I've just popped a few plants in that tank on Wednesday and will be adding more over the coming weeks before adding the first livestock in about a month or so...
  73. Wallace

    Going away for a while? These could be useful then

    I found these in Primark and as they only cost £1 I thought they were a bit of a bargain. You get 3 bottles (2 larger and 1 smaller), a small screw lid pot and a funnel. I'll be using them when I go away for a few days soon and hopefully the in laws can't get it wrong and put the wrong...
  74. Wallace

    Modifying/bracing a sideboard

    Well, the sideboard is now a cabinet. Tank is full and all doors and drawers open as they should, and everything is level :) The only reason I didn't want to build a new cabinet is because the tank, heater and filter only cost me £50 and I wanted it to stay a bargain so that I could spend on...
  75. Wallace

    Modifying/bracing a sideboard

    I don't have the Roma cabinet but I know how they are constructed. I did have an 80cm tank on the sideboard and it was fine with the weight of that, but obviously the 120cm is going to be more than double the weight of that and then some. The back of the sideboard is open on the drawers, and...
  76. Wallace

    Modifying/bracing a sideboard

    Please tell me if I'm being stupid, part of thinks I am and the rest tells me I'm not. I'd like to use an existing sideboard as the cabinet for a Roma 240, I'm just trying to not have to build a complete new cabinet for it. It's got a cupboard at either end and three drawers in the middle...
  77. Wallace

    Liquid co2 testing

    A drop checker won't work as there is no gas going into the tank to react with the solution in the drop checker. As for a liquid carbon test kit I have no idea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  78. Wallace

    New ( to me ) tank coming tomorrow

    Yeah that will be the first thing I do with it once home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  79. Wallace

    New ( to me ) tank coming tomorrow

    I'm picking up a Fluval Roma 240 compete with 305 filter and a heater tomorrow night, bought very cheaply through parentsbay or something on Facebook. My wife found it and showed it to me because it was so cheap, £50 for the lot! No cabinet with it though so I'll be building one. The best bit...
  80. Wallace

    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Newave are supposed to be very good circulation pumps. I've not used them personally, I've got a Koralia. I've seen them mentioned on the forum a lot though and I know Alistair uses them / has used them in his monster tank, and I'm pretty sure he rates them highly. Sent from my iPhone using...
  81. Wallace

    Fluval 206

    That's the one Tim, I should know that seeing as I've got a 205 and a 305! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  82. Wallace

    Discus Dan's complete DIY set up.

    Awesome! I had a breeding pair of Angels a couple of years ago and they beat the crap out of anything that came near the eggs. As far as I understand it, they fan the eggs to stop mould growing on them. I had eggs about 10 times I think, but they only hatched twice and then they were eaten. BY...
  83. Wallace

    Fluval 206

    To reduce the flow, just lift up the little flappy lever bit* in between the inlet and outlet pipes on top of the filter. If you have a look you'll notice some little lines there which indicate flow at certain flappy lever bit* positions. That is probably the worst description in history, but...
  84. Wallace

    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    That's a good place to start but you will want the gas coming on at least 2 hours before the lights come on, and turning off about an hour or so before the lights go off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  85. Wallace

    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Are the std lights in the hood T8 or T5? I guess either way the std lighting is more than adequate enough for growing plants. I'd say with the addition of those LED strips that you do have far too much light, and you are struggling with CO2, flow and distribution as Ceg has already said. Also...
  86. Wallace

    Lunar hornet moth

    There was one of these in my front garden on Saturday, I saw it in all it's yellow and black stripey glory and ran like **** in the opposite direction. It was still in he same place about 5 hours later so I got a little brave and had a closer look, then I felt even braver so I came in to google...
  87. Wallace

    Above Ground pond

    Sleepers would be best, more expensive though. What you propose sounds ok to me and the Ply will help to spread the weight and pressure of the water. Make it deeper if you can, if only half of the footprint down to 24in, that way the fish will be more comfortable over winter. No real need to...
  88. Wallace

    New Toy

    Always had Arai lids in the past, and had to buy a new one a few years ago due to smashing my old one on the road. Went to buy a new RX7 and it felt horrible, Shoei never ever fit right but tried an XR1000 and it fit like a glove. So I guess there is some truth on the Arai / Shoei head...
  89. Wallace

    Plant info/ id please

    So long as you are careful, it'll be fine. The black 'roots' aren't actually roots. They grow to enable the plant to anchor itself onto rocks / wood. When removing a plant from hard scape I usually just cut the 'roots' and lift the plant off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  90. Wallace

    Plant question

    The pump in the Tetratec? What / how much media do you have in the filter? I used to have a TT EX700 in my old 60l and it was more than powerful enough, I'm currently using it in a 96l. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  91. Wallace

    Where to buy 90cm optiwhite and cabinet

    I believe so yeah, tank wise I think they'll make whatever you want. As for the cabinet, I'm not sure. Give them a ring. You could always build your own cabinet, and then have more £££ to spend on filter, lights, plants etc etc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  92. Wallace

    Where to buy 90cm optiwhite and cabinet

    You could try ND Aquatics http://www.ndaquatics.co.uk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  93. Wallace

    Natural Aquario sold?

    Ridiculous isn't it, especially when you can make your own and with a little bit of work it can look just as good, if not better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  94. Wallace

    SODASTREAM - New Advance Adapter

    Very cool. Looks nice and easy, and also looks like a quality bit of kit. I'll be ordering one fairly soon I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  95. Wallace

    Ada Style Cabinet Project

    Looks good, was it Dark Walnut you used? Looks identical in colour and finish as my DIY cabinet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  96. Wallace

    Calling All Petrolheads

    Nice work Rob, I love Cadwell! It's just a shame it's so far away from me, and also seems to have its own weather system! Looks like you had a dry day though. No 'jump the mountain' pic? lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  97. Wallace

    Anybody got one of these

    I haven't grown sunflowers since I was about 10. They grew to be 14ft and had to be tied to the house. My dad did his best to keep them straight, but they eventually came down. Upset isn't the word, I think I must of cried for about a week lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  98. Wallace

    Show Your Pets

    Meet Smudge, the latest addition to the Wallace household. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  99. Wallace

    Show Your Pets

    Sad news Tim, sorry to hear that. I was devastated when my cat Ninja was killed by a car last year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  100. Wallace

    Bit embarrassed!!

    Lynchwood Aquatics? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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