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Forum: Lighting   11-09-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By tombsc
Ressurecting this old post... Did you ever...

Ressurecting this old post...

Did you ever find them ? I think they are available only in the US :icon_frow

I'm thinking of using AH Supply to import the 2x36watt kit, has anyone from the UK...
Forum: Lighting   10-08-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By tombsc
Cool...I might try them then.. Are they as good...

Cool...I might try them then..
Are they as good as T5s ?
Forum: Lighting   10-08-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By tombsc
Now we have T6's.

Ok, apparently we can get T6 bulbs now. A direct replacement for T8s, I presume they are a smaller diameter but they somehow fit into T8 endcaps (!!??). I also presume they are the same wattage as...
Forum: Plants   10-06-2004, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,745
Posted By tombsc
They feed on bacteria from filtering the water. ...

They feed on bacteria from filtering the water. They also obtain nutrients through symbiosis with algae. It's the algae that gives them the green colour, so I guess if you provide enough light and...
Forum: Lighting   10-06-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By tombsc
Algae will thrive on all that spare blue...

Algae will thrive on all that spare blue wavelength. Plants don't need so much blue.
Forum: DIY   09-07-2004, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By tombsc
Ahhhh, lots of helpful replies. My worms are...

Ahhhh, lots of helpful replies.
My worms are living in expensive compost I borrowed (stole) from the neighbours. It hasn't got smelly yet but when it does I'll return it to their garden, fully...
Forum: DIY   08-31-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By tombsc
:icon_roll Well I guess no one else bothers with...

:icon_roll Well I guess no one else bothers with white worms, or you call them something else in the US/ Rest of world.
In case anyone needs to know, I am having success with soaked white bread...
Forum: Algae   08-27-2004, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By tombsc
It got rid of all the hair algae and tiny amount...

It got rid of all the hair algae and tiny amount of slime in my tank. Not sure about green water.
I started with about 5 single plants. They reproduced to cover about 20% of the surface, all the...
Forum: Substrate   08-11-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,985
Posted By tombsc
I would try without the ferts, my setup is...

I would try without the ferts, my setup is similar to yours - just less than 2WPG with pressurised CO2, Aquabasis and hard water. All of my plants grow really well and I'm trimming, chopping and...
Forum: DIY   08-11-2004, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By tombsc
Culturing White Worms

I'm going to start culturing white worms for my discus. I've read of many different ways of doing this.
Has anyone got some 1st hand experience of this ?
What did you feed them on ??
Forum: Substrate   08-11-2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,985
Posted By tombsc
Thats good stuff. Just wait until your plants...

Thats good stuff. Just wait until your plants roots sniff it out, they grow like crazy !!!
Doesn't affect when you will need to add liquid ferts though. The aquabasis will provide nutrients to your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By tombsc
Not Again !

Guess what ?
Just when the mulm is building up nicely in the substrate, and the plants are really settling in and growing well, all traces of algae have disappeared.........
my flat has just been...
Forum: Equipment   08-09-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By tombsc
Thanks for the replies. I've got it up and...

Thanks for the replies.
I've got it up and running now and it's doing fine.
I went for 500W as my 300W glass heater was on maximum (32C) and was struggling to make the tank 29C. The 500 watter...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-09-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By tombsc
Well it varies. I know of one place that will...

Well it varies.
I know of one place that will sell Ghost Shrimp labelled as 'feeder shrimp' for 10 for £1.
Another place sells Amano shrimp for £2.50 each and Ghost Shrimp for £2 each. I found...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-06-2004, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By tombsc
:proud: Thanks guys. No shrimp for me.

:proud: Thanks guys.
No shrimp for me.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-06-2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By tombsc
Shrimpy Questions

I would like to get some Cherry and Amano shrimp, but have a couple of questions first:

Do any of the following eat/ kill shrimp:
Clown loach
Ancistrus
Otto
Cory
Tetra
Discus
????
Forum: Equipment   08-05-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By tombsc
Stainless Steel Heater

Just bought a 500w S/S heater with probe and external thermostat.
In fact, you can view it here
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4316559215&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT
Does...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-07-2004, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By tombsc
Thanks for the replies. I am planning on hacking...

Thanks for the replies. I am planning on hacking back some of the H. Polysperma and moving the Nymphaea to the rear left of the tank. This should let some more light down to the foreground to help...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-30-2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By tombsc
Thanks Gareth, Pics now a much better size, Tom

Thanks Gareth, Pics now a much better size,
Tom
Forum: Tank Journals   06-29-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By tombsc
I can't make them smaller, they keep going back...

I can't make them smaller, they keep going back to the original size....I have no editing software on my stone age pc so unless one of the mods would be kind enough/ has any way of reducing the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-29-2004, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By tombsc
My Planted Tank (BIG pics!!)56k warning

Hi guys,
Please take a minute to check out my tank, any comments or suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks for all the past advice that helped me achieve this result.
(now smaller)
...
Forum: Fish   06-11-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By tombsc
My Clowns keep the number of MTS down in the...

My Clowns keep the number of MTS down in the tank, but there are always a few around.
Forum: Equipment   06-11-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By tombsc
Thanks for the help, unfortunately in the UK that...

Thanks for the help, unfortunately in the UK that $200 Kent unit would be about £300 so thats not a good idea !!
I'm going to a closing down sale at a local fish store tomorrow so I'll see waht they...
Forum: Equipment   06-10-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By tombsc
Hmmm, so does DI soften the water ?

Hmmm, so does DI soften the water ?
Forum: Equipment   06-10-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By tombsc
Ahhhh...I didn't know they could connect to a tap...

Ahhhh...I didn't know they could connect to a tap (faucet) :icon_redf
Thats a good idea. But I heard somewhere that the membrane gets damaged if you turn it off. Do you run yours every night ?...
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