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  1. Mistwalker

    Best, favourite, most ridiculous or geeky aquarium gadget?

    Not sure how but yesterday I found myself, for no apparent reason, looking through Amazon at aquarium thermometers and came across one which links to a phone app. Inkbird IBS-TH1 Wireless Bluetooth Aquarium Thermometer Temperature Humidity Sensor for Fish Tank Tortoise: Amazon.co.uk: DIY &...
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    Changing from an internal to an external filter

    Hi everyone, Right now my 60 ltr is running a Ciano CF40 internal filter but I'm about to change to an external filter, the Oase FiltoSmart Thermo 100 Oase FiltoSmart Thermo 100 Aquarium External Filter I'm trying to decide if I should run both filters for a while during the changeover or would...
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    Thought It Was Fin Rot, Now Not So Sure

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? - 60L / 13g How long has the tank been running? - 10 months Does it have a filter? - CF80 Does it have a heater? - Yes What is the water temperature? 24C / 75F What is the entire stocking of this tank? 8x Lamp Eye Killifish, 8x Ember Tetra, 3x Guppy...
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    Huge Discrepancy Between Test Kits

    For the last 8 months I've been using NTLabs 'Aquarium Lab" for all my weekly tests. My Nitrate tests have consistently shown between 20 and 40 throughout that time, being steady at 20 for the last 3 months since changing to RO water. However last week I used the last of my Nitrate test...
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    Does Water Temp Affect Algae Growth?

    We're having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK and because of the ambient temp, my water temp has risen from it's usual steady 25C to 28C. At the same time I've had a sudden increase in staghorn algae. Is this because of the temp increase or just a coincidence, ya think?
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    My First Tank

    8 month old heavily planted 50% weekly WC with RO water Light cycle = 6 hours CO2 = On 2 hours before lights. Off 1 hour before lights Dosing with Evolution Aqua complete liquid plant food and remineralising the RO with Seachem Equilibrium. 60l / 13g - 30x30x60 CF80 filter LED lighting system...
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    Losing One Fish Seems To Have Completely Changed The Dynamics Of The Tank.

    Up until yesterday my fish stock comprised of 9x Ember Tetras, 3x male guppies and 1x RCS. The tetra tended to hang about sedately as a tight school and the three guppies spent most of their time chasing each other all over the tank in a never ending game of tag. However yesterday I got up to...
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    Fighting Staghorn And Balancing Co2

    6 month old heavily planted high tech 50% weekly WC with RO water Light cycle = 6 hours CO2 = On 2 hours before lights. Off 1 hour before lights Dosing with Evolution Aqua complete liquid plant food and remineralising the RO with Seachem Equilibrium. 60l / 13g - 30x30x60 CF80 filter LED...
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    Another Nipping Or Rot Question....

    I have three male guppies in my 60 ltr tank. Two of them have pristine tail fins but the third has a distinctly dodgy one, as you can see from the pics below. If it is down to nipping, I'm quite surprised as it's this one that is the aggressive one out of the three, constantly harassing the one...
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    Considering The Twinstar 600c

    I have a 13g / 58ltr, 60x30x30 tank with CO2 injection but currently using the light that came with the aquarium lid, (CLA60 Ciano 8W). The setup is six months old and is my first aquarium. I'm really trying hard for a planted setup but have been fighting algae probs. I've tried different...
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    Adapting My Nano Co2 Kit To Use Bigger Bottles

    Right now I'm using a disposable CO2 kit for my 13 gallon tank https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/ISTA-Co2-Advance-95g-Disposable-Set/11025829811?iid=233004198462&chn=ps but the 95g bottles cost around £15.00. Looking around, I've found that Dennerle do a 500g bottle for around £23.00 which works out to...
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    An Inline Shut-off Valve?

    I'm using a CO2 system for a nano tank that uses a 95g disposable CO2 bottle. The regulator has no solenoid so I manually close the regulator an hour before lights out and open it again an hour before lights on. As you all know, the problem is I have to spend a few mins each day adjusting the...
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    My First Aquarium, Now Fully Planted.

    The tank finished cycling 3 months ago and since then I've been slowly adding plants. I think I'm done now and am just sitting back and watching it all develop. I have some brown algae in places but that's becoming less as time goes on. This aquarium malarkey is all very new to me so I'm...
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    Monitoring Co2 Levels

    My drop checker instructions say to allow up to 12 hours for equilibrium to be achieved and the drop-checker to display an accurate reading. My question is, if I'm only injecting CO2 during the eight hours the lights are on and the drop checker takes 12 hours to show accurate readings, how am I...
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    Time To Up My Game With The Lighting.

    Tank is a 13g, 60x30x30cm, CO2 heavily planted. (at least it will be when it's all grown), but I currently only have the LED strip that came with this starter tank. Now that I've added the CO2 and planted it up, I know the standard LED light it came with probably isn't going to cut it. Now I...
  16. Mistwalker

    Anyone Used Tantora Mineral Stone?

    and if so does it do any good or is it snake oil? I've been looking at some at the link below.
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    Final Plants Added Today.

    Spent a few hours today working on my fish tank. Water change, cleaning and then planting the final few plants that arrived today. Last week I installed CO2. Now all I have to do is sit back and watch the plants grow..... hopefully. If it's too slow or I still get algae issues I may have to...
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    Are There Any *direct* Benefits Of Co2 To Fish?

    My reason for asking is that just 24 hours after introducing CO2 to my tank it has become way more active. Up until today my RCS just strolled around among the plants, eating or just laying around. Some days I would hardly see any of them at all but today they've all been very busy, scooting...
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    What's Wrong With This Fish?

    Today I bought 7 Ember Tetra. All except one seem perfectly happy. They're swimming around the tank just fine. Except for this one. Ever since it was introduced to the tank it has pretty much remained stationary. It occasionally has a swim for a couple of seconds but then goes back to doing...
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    Stock Combination For My 15 gallon Tank

    Hi guys, I currently have a 15 gallon - 60x30x30cm tank and am in need of some stocking advice. The tank is currently medium planted, low tech but is soon to get a CO2 system leading to hopefully being a heavily planted tank. It's run at a temp of 25C. The tank completed it's cycle two months ago...




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