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  1. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    i dont know the exact price but must be something like: 2 sheets of MDF around 60 euro some screws 5 or 6 euro i already had the paint & woodglue etc in house so no need to buy a new can of paint So maybe to build it new would be around 100 euro all combined.
  2. Paulus

    The ethics of Otocinclus

    The Otocinclus always reminds me of this very old video (14 years ago, getting old..... :P) I really love these fish in planted tanks/good and healthy environments and they are really cool to have in a group. But also always think about the origin of them which always feels weird to see....
  3. Paulus

    Songs from the Man Cave!

    Some good playlists here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGr-rTYtP1m-r_-ncspdVQQ
  4. Paulus

    Sourcing a 90x45cm cabinet?

    Are the doors fixed with these type of hinges? Random google photo :P if so maybe you can adjust the hinges/doors with it so it can be closed again.
  5. Paulus

    3D printing

    I use Fusion 360 for the modeling/adjusting files. And for the printing part Ultimaker Cura
  6. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    Just an old school paint roller for it :P
  7. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    Hardscape First used some bags filled with lava rocks for the back to get some height for the soil buildup. Also used a cheap (1 euro) pipe insulation to put on the front glass. Just to make sure i won't hit it with some rocks etc :P After that i put in the rest with the rocks, wood and...
  8. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    18mm
  9. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    thanks. No concerns here regarding the MDF. I've made a similar one back in 2009 for my other/old tank (100x50x50cm). Its moved from house etc, positions, and moving to make place for this new 120P. Never had issues with it. Made sure all parts are covered with the paint layers and inside the...
  10. Paulus

    What filter? (330 liters )

    Running the Eheim 4+ 600 (2275) on my 120P for a month now. Later when my old tank is gone all add the eheim 2217 to it (now running on the old tank untill i have sold it...) But the 2275 is running great. Nice outflow, very quiet, nice filter media capacity, easy in use. Had the Oase 850T...
  11. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    Cabinet Same like my previous DIY "ADA" cabinet I made one for the 120P. First plan was making a 3D model so I knew I got the dimensions etc. correct and get a visual idea on the screen. Small thing I changed this time was the front panel. This one is now aligned and in front of the top panel...
  12. Paulus

    Hello from Holland

    welkom
  13. Paulus

    Galaxy paradise 2021 [ADA 120P]

    After a couple of years it was time to get a new tank :cool: (old tank is still running for now). So what upgrade did i make? Setup Tank: ADA 120P Cabinet: Custom made one in the style of ADA Light: Chihiros Wrgb 2 120 Filter: Eheim 4+ 600 (2275) + Eheim classic 2217 (from the previous setup)...
  14. Paulus

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    I noticed a photo with the output of a tube mounted to the light stand. I couldn't find the used dosing system/pump in this topic via the search. So i was wondering: which pump/system is connected on the other side of that tube? :P
  15. Paulus

    Options to turn old GHL dosing pumps into a smart 2021 version?

    I have still a GHL dosing pump here. But it's not a "smart" version. The screen brightness is going down after these years so reading it is also hard. In the past i already replaced the screen/board for a new one. But it expensive. So i was wondering: would it be possible to convert this "old"...
  16. Paulus

    3D printing

    There are different ender versions. Also a V2 etc. Some have bigger build/print plates etc. Other screens/panels. Extra options like a glass bed for printing. So lot of options to choose from: https://all3dp.com/reviews/
  17. Paulus

    3D printing

    ender 3 pro here. Perfect printer. Printed som upgrades etc. :P I used this video in the beginning to set it up And this one for some extra tips etc: https://www.youtube.com/user/beginnerelectronics Also some subreddits like: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ender3Pro/...
  18. Paulus

    Diffuser stop working

    do you get co2 out of the tube? If not the problem is higher in the line. Bottle, valve etc
  19. Paulus

    Oase biomaster 850 Pros / cons

    But does the 600 have a beter sound/noice level compared to the 850?
  20. Paulus

    Oase biomaster 850 Pros / cons

    hmmm hearing the sound/noice stories all over the internet i think i'll skip this filter for now :( . Tank is located in the living room. So it must be a silence filter here.
  21. Paulus

    RO unit worth it?

    Here still thinking if i should/want to use and buy a RO unit. Currently using rain water as a test to see if it works good(just for the plants etc). Also running CO2, plant ferts, high light etc. What i noticed was that plants like rotala green did better compared like before. Tap water here...
  22. Paulus

    120p Chihiros Selection; 1x120cm vs 2x60cm vs 1x90cm

    Did you got the light and if so, how is it? :)
  23. Paulus

    Oase biomaster 850 Pros / cons

    Same here. Still looking for a new filter for the coming 120P and i would like to give the 850T a new try (the one i had was returned to the store). But on youtube, fora etc it still doesn't give me a good feeling and the noise/air issues keep popping up :(
  24. Paulus

    Surface Skimmer for inflow pipe

    In my tank with combination of the eheim 2217 they work perfect :) Really like them in use. And also very easy to clean because of the simple shapes and parts you can remove. But with more powerful filters you need to watch out cause the floating part of the skimmer will get sucked down.
  25. Paulus

    Filipe Oliviera YouTube Channel down?

    edit: damn i was slow :P
  26. Paulus

    Diffuser making a strange noise

    Ah k. Never used this type of diffusor. Only the other types (acrilyc with the brown/orange disk on top of it) but they also made that "sissing" noise when in use.
  27. Paulus

    Diffuser making a strange noise

    Do diffusers not always make this kind of noise when pressing co2 through the disk etc?
  28. Paulus

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    Found this topic again. Planning a new tank upgrade. it will be the ADA 120-P In the past i've made a ADA DIY cabinet for my current tank of 100x50x50 and i used 18mm MDF. After 11/12 years its still holding great. :) But for a 120-P could i still use 18mm or should i upgrade that to 22mm...
  29. Paulus

    Sponge stuck in lily pipe!

    Will it work to tape the inflow part (the small openings) so its closed on that size. And on the tube part/opening add a vacuum cleaner?
  30. Paulus

    Brand new CO2ART Pro SE Problems

    Received mine yesterday. All working here. Did you plug in the cable for the solenoid valve (red light will turn on below the bubble counter) so the co2 can past that and into the bubble counter. First gauge here also sits around 700 with a new 10kg cylinder connected to it.
  31. Paulus

    Why are filters not more user-friendly?

    Same here with the classic 2217. Remove it from the cabinet. Using the eheim taps. Put it on the table/sink. open up the bottom tap and top so the vacuum is gone. Remove the top en first grid/mesh. The substrat is inside a filterbag so i can pull it out easy and put it in a bucket with aquarium...
  32. Paulus

    Rainwater confussion

    Other question: when using RO or rainwater etc and you want to add minerals to it you have these GH/KH products. But is there a difference between GH+ for aquarium and Ponds? Or can you also use for example Velda GH+ in your aquarium to add the minerals?
  33. Paulus

    3D printing

    For now i used 2 spare grid parts for the 2217 (7275600 - grid for classic 600 (2217)) 1 of them i shorted the stands a bit so the gap was smaller. But works perfect to keep in the white filter + it was faster to do this instead of printing parts :P So now it has: :Top filter: grid purigen...
  34. Paulus

    Rotala Rotundifolia Stunted Growth

    Like @John q mentioned. Try to cut some tops and plant them in different positions. For me i noticed it was not the position when rotalas didn't grow like i wanted/expected. The "test" positions made that clear for me. Now using softer water again (rainwater for now) instead of tapwater and the...
  35. Paulus

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Nice. Any specific inline diffuser or brand? Still thinking here if i will switch from the aquamedic 1000 reactor to a inline version which is smaller etc.
  36. Paulus

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Awesome! Still using the 2 eheim filters on this tank? And what do you use for the CO2? Dont see a inline diffusor or anything else.
  37. Paulus

    Modern External filter design

    Looking for a new/upgrade filter here for the new tank. Now still using the eheim classic 2217. But looking for an upgrade makes you wonder, why all these weird options on filters these days? Flow bypasses, wifi connections etc..... I just want a filter that has a good flow, room for...
  38. Paulus

    Friendly warning about Chihiros A Series updates.

    Thats pretty ugly light for a tank :S
  39. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    The filter socks are working (bought a 6pack of them with 100micron) :cool:
  40. Paulus

    120p Chihiros Selection; 1x120cm vs 2x60cm vs 1x90cm

    Nice. Which filter(s) will you use on the tank?
  41. Paulus

    120p Chihiros Selection; 1x120cm vs 2x60cm vs 1x90cm

    * by the way is there an option to make these videos smaller in the forum? :P
  42. Paulus

    120p Chihiros Selection; 1x120cm vs 2x60cm vs 1x90cm

    Here still thinking to get a twinstar. In the search for information i found these 2 videos (first one to see the difference between the II and III versions) And another comparison:
  43. Paulus

    120p Chihiros Selection; 1x120cm vs 2x60cm vs 1x90cm

    Green aqua will release a new lighting video shortly. They mentioned it a couple video's ago if i am correct. But same here. Planning to get a 120cm tank and also still looking for a light :P
  44. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    Could be. At least the only thing I can come up with :P Yesterday added some extra filter floss on the intake (it was sunny outside so nice to be in the garden instead of inside :P ) Also flushed the barrel to get the bottom clean (some leftovers of the roof that came of during the heavy snow...
  45. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    Used the rainwater for the first time today with a water change. Only used 60 liters (see this post for more info Rainwater confussion ) What i noticed was that the rainwater has a little bit of a white haze in it when filling the tank/jerrycans. It wouldn't of course not be as clear as tap...
  46. Paulus

    Rainwater confussion

    Fitted a 227 liter rain barrel last week. I wanted to try this again instead of the tap water. Also want to try if i could get the TDS around 120 for better plant grow etc Current TDS values: Tap Water: ±175 Rain water: ±14 Still trying to find a good and simple solution to fill the aquarium...
  47. Paulus

    What's your favorite canister filter and why?

    Eheim classics. Simple, quiet, reliability, low power consumption & last a long time.
  48. Paulus

    3D printing

    Nice. Will see how that works etc. Only used PLA now in the time i have the printer (which is pretty cool).
  49. Paulus

    3D printing

    Got a 3d printer for a while now and picking up the 3d modeling (still a rookie :P ). I was thinking to make something for inside the eheim 2217 to prevent the foams and the especially the white foam to be crushed by the media on top of it (substrat). More people have tried this or other filter...
  50. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    Rain barrel is standing. Short rain period yesterday and the complete barrel is filled with 227 Liters :) Now getting some diy ideas to give it a simpel and replaceable prefilter option with some sponges or white filter floss etc. Or maybe a 3d print like this Water filter for rain barrel by...
  51. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    Ordered a barrel today (was on sale :) ) and will put it on a different location as before. This time in the shadow part of the garden. Plan is to use a old pond pump which i now use inside a bucket in the sink to refill the tank. But in the barrel i can put some fine filtering on the pump so it...
  52. Paulus

    Tap water or Rain water??

    Here also thinking to get a rain barrel in the garden (after the other one broke/cracked because of the sun etc :P few years ago ) or get a RO system...... But still not sure what to do or if it will collect enough rain to do the weekly water changes etc. RO is always so slow and lots of waste...
  53. Paulus

    New filter for 120x60x50 hightech tank

    Thinking if the Eheim professionel 4+ 350T would be a nice addition (combined with the 2217) to add it as an extra filter. Plus it has a build in heater. Also noticed there are 5+ version but they have much higher prices.
  54. Paulus

    New filter for 120x60x50 hightech tank

    During the period i used the biomaster (with the default in & outflow) air was still trapped inside the canister. Co2 was turned off because i use a aquamedic 1000 reactor and this has a 12/16 connector and i wanted to test the filter first before i reconnected everything . So the tank was...
  55. Paulus

    New filter for 120x60x50 hightech tank

    yeah the 850T went back today. Wasn't happy with the air + noise of the head. So today time to replace the eheim rotor so the filter can run again deadly silent in the cabinet and living room :) Almost bought a second 2217. It was now 119 euro...... But i'll first need to wait for some MDF so...
  56. Paulus

    New filter for 120x60x50 hightech tank

    yeah the eheim 2217 is still a great filter. Cleaned it today put all the media back (which i used shortly in the biomaster to test) :P Still need to replace the rotor. But mabe i can do that tomorrow (if the store is open because of covid rules etc). After giving the filter a good clean and the...
  57. Paulus

    New filter for 120x60x50 hightech tank

    Planning an upgrade on my current tank to a 120x60x50. Also will it get a twinstar light and co2 etc. Currently having a Eheim 2217 (and a biomaster 850T which will return to the shop because of the air purging problem and noise). So i'll go back to Eheim. (sorry oase) But which model/type...
  58. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    thanks. i Will first wait for the Oase support before i make changes to the filter and decide if i'll keep it or return it :) Edit: Big change i'll return this filter and go back to eheim...... Now i need to find a new filter for use on a 120x60x50 tank or a filter in combination with my old...
  59. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Any specific Lubricate used for the seals? Or just the plain eheim spray version, vaseline etc?
  60. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Now in contact with Oase. Already tried the shaking etc to get air out. But it keeps getting back. Als noticed something new now when i tried to shake/tilt it 5 minutes ago........... a pretty wet floor...... When tilting the filter forward (so possible air could rise up in the direction of the...
  61. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Filter is now outside the cabinet and pipes etc aren't touching it at this moment. But it's still pretty loud humming compared to my previous eheim. I can clearly hear the filter running. But it's not the sound of air/water thats moving or creating the humming/sound. Its just the rotor/head...
  62. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Now testing it with one sponge less in the pre-filter + moving them apart so small gaps in between are created. Also need to find a way to reduce the humming. Pretty annoying sound to hear that in the living room. But it's not the filter bottom housing which is vibrating. It's just the...
  63. Paulus

    Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter

    Did a upgrade for the tank (and possible uprade to a 120cm tank) to a 850 thermo which will replacing my eheim 2217. Reason would be the bigger flow, option for internal heater, easier maintenance and the prefilter. The flow is better compared to my 2217. Internal heater works + less equipment...
  64. Paulus

    TC420/421

    Short update: I received the first part of the LED strips (forgot 2 cables to connect them to the controller (woops :P) Because 1 T5 bulb broke down and 1 needs a change very soon (black ends) it was time to switch from T5 to LED. The pros of my current lighting hardware was the simple...
  65. Paulus

    TC420/421

    I think its working now :) Still need to wait for the LEDS to see how it looks :P Any modes you are using or can share? :)
  66. Paulus

    TC420/421

    Bought the TC420 yesterday. 2 of my 4 T5 lights where broken so i thought, its time to build in some LED :) Ordered 1 white and 1 RGB led strip and can't wait to play with this new setup and build the LED into my current lighting system. Found some modes here so i can test it (once the LED...
  67. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    Removing algae from the rocks. before: After: And time for a "new" scape. Still not 100% happy with it. So it will need some moving/replacing of the plants. only the 2 lights in the back are on now.
  68. Paulus

    CO2 drop checker solution - question

    I use it like this:
  69. Paulus

    ideas for a pre-filter

    its a steel mesh/splatter screen from Ikea :P http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/cookware/cooking-accessories/stabil-splatter-screen-stainless-steel-art-10112530/ No idea what the micron size is :)
  70. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    top view:
  71. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    small update (and algae -_- ) :
  72. Paulus

    Help me scape a challenge - long and low

    some inspiration:
  73. Paulus

    Anubias Flowering.. Underwater?

    Was shortly before/after this scape below. The anubias are in the wood on the left and center. For more photos of the tank see: https://www.facebook.com/Aquablog.nl/photos :)
  74. Paulus

    Anubias Flowering.. Underwater?

    Anubias in my tank made a couple of flowers in the water or out of the surface :)
  75. Paulus

    Nature aquarium - plantlist?

    depends on the used scape. You can look at this page and see some different kind of scapes and per scape there is an option to list the used plants: http://www.flowgrow.de/db/tanks And also great for some scape inspiration and plant use :)
  76. Paulus

    L shaped tank with diagonal front panel

    Something like this one: http://www.top-aquariums.com/en/example-no-31351_uid31351.html personally i am not a big fan of this shape and view in the tank because of the 2 borders in front :)
  77. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    hmmmm needs more scape elements and plants.... Any tips? :) New/extra plants to order: - Cryptocoryne Balansae (for in the right back corner behind the wood) - Staurogyne porto velho (Placed around rocks in foreground) - Pogostemon Helferi (because its a nice plant :) Placed around some...
  78. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    Time for a new scape and break down the jungle :p Rescape august 2016 nature aquarium by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr Rescape august 2016 nature aquarium by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr Rescape august 2016 nature aquarium by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr Rescape august 2016 nature aquarium by Aquablog.nl, on...
  79. Paulus

    Pearling

    Dragon stone rock
  80. Paulus

    Large tanks, how do you do water changes?

    I put the hose inside this tool (don't know how its called in english) and hang it on the tank side. Normally used for the washing machine hose to bend :) On the end of the hose inside the aquarium i put a filter inlet strainer. This way the water won't flush away all the plants, sand etc :)
  81. Paulus

    Large tanks, how do you do water changes?

    i drain the tank with a garden hose into the garden or drain. And when i fill the tank up, all i do is connect the hose to the outside tap and wait/clean up the towels/buckets etc :P
  82. Paulus

    What do you do with scrap acrylic?

    i used a cheap superglue and it's still holding :)
  83. Paulus

    What do you do with scrap acrylic?

    i created a simple tube holder for the ferts dosing :) :)
  84. Paulus

    ideas for a pre-filter

    This is easy to clean without plants and rocks :) all the lava etc is inside the big filter below. And all the dirt and crap is: :D
  85. Paulus

    Songs from the Man Cave!

    the part that starts at 2:35 minutes is still awesome!!!!
  86. Paulus

    Hello from the Netherlands

    Welkom :)
  87. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    Leftovers :P IMG_20160626_175911 by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr IMG_20160626_175856 by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr IMG_20160626_175906 by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr 2016-06-26_08-16-23 by Aquablog.nl, on Flickr
  88. Paulus

    Back to Nature

    Big trimming going on now. Only halfway with the ferns :S
  89. Paulus

    ideas for a pre-filter

    New test setup :)
  90. Paulus

    Did UK got hit by yesterday storm?

    Photos from the terror/supercell in the netherlands: https://www.flickr.com/photos/omroepbrabant/sets/72157670176004795/
  91. Paulus

    Did UK got hit by yesterday storm?

    In the netherlands we got hail te size of oranges :s
  92. Paulus

    Trimmimg emersed plants.

    The image:
  93. Paulus

    ideas for a pre-filter

    The first parts are in and made a quick test setup to test the ikea part of this story :p and it is collecting dirt :D
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