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Forum: Substrate 12-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Viv
Thanks for your input madness. My main forum is a...

Thanks for your input madness. My main forum is a UK one but there aren't many from my county. Most of the UK has much softer water than Kent! I will be looking into things a lot more before I do...
Forum: Substrate 11-30-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Viv
I've looked at RO units. In fact I bought one!...

I've looked at RO units. In fact I bought one! That was when I found out that you have something like 5 times the amount of waste water for usable water produced - and I have to pay for my water by...
Forum: Substrate 11-27-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Viv
Okay, thanks again. Better start saving - I'm...

Okay, thanks again. Better start saving - I'm gonna need a lot of it if I use it in my Vision 450!!

Viv
Forum: Substrate 11-27-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Viv
Thanks Storm. Did your pH stay at 6.5 even after...

Thanks Storm. Did your pH stay at 6.5 even after water changes?

Viv
Forum: Substrate 11-27-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Viv
Questions about ADA amazonia

I've only just heard about this substrate and have a few questions for anyone who has used it. I've read that it lowers pH and KH but can anyone tell me how much of a pH drop there is? Also, is the...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Viv
Thanks for the reply. I know the bottle is small...

Thanks for the reply. I know the bottle is small and I've been told today smaller bottles cost more to refill! The kit itself would essentially be free for me as I can buy it with credit I get for...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Viv
Any input on the JBL proflora M603?

I'm thinking of getting this kit but would like to hear from anyone who has used it or similar CO2 kits from JBL. I use aqua carbon at the 'mo but want to change over to CO2 partly to help reduce my...
Forum: Ponds 04-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,135
Posted By Viv
Like almost everyone else I think your pond looks...

Like almost everyone else I think your pond looks great! I've got a mixed koi and goldfish pond and haven't got a skimmer :icon_eek: Not even sure what it is? My fish seem happy though - even the 16"...
Forum: Ponds 04-27-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Viv
That container pond is awesome! My M-in-L would...

That container pond is awesome! My M-in-L would like a pond but isn't sure because she has a small garden and two little dogs. I think something like this would be perfect for her!!!

Viv
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Viv
I'm not knowledgable enough to help with anything...

I'm not knowledgable enough to help with anything else but that last plant looks exactly like the water wisteria I have. It seems to grow in just about any conditions. Best guess as to why its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Viv
Same here for the loach and algae issue - love...

Same here for the loach and algae issue - love wafers but don't touch any thats growing :icon_roll
I got four otos last November and all four are still with me despite having been moved from one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Viv
I got five zebra loach about two years ago. One...

I got five zebra loach about two years ago. One wasted away but the other four are still going strong. I've got two pakistani loach and three clown loach in the same tank so I don't know for sure who...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Viv
Thanks for your input everybody :D Viv

Thanks for your input everybody :D

Viv
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Viv
Thanks for the replies. TBH I have just been...

Thanks for the replies. TBH I have just been adding the potassium phosphate dry so far as I haven't got another bottle to mix it up in. The message I'm getting is that how much of anything is added...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Viv
Yes please :), and thanks! Viv

Yes please :), and thanks!

Viv
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Viv
Sorry but you've lost me? I'm very new to using...

Sorry but you've lost me? I'm very new to using dry ferts. All I know is I bought this (http://www.plantedtanks.co.uk/trace-500g-3939-p.asp) trace mix. Does this help?

Viv

PS. Hope the link...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Viv
Mixing up stock solutions from dry ferts

I've recently bought some dry trace ferts and some dry potassium phosphate (potassium nitrate is about to be ordered). The online instructions on the site I bought them from states that for the trace...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-03-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
I've got a drop checker in there to help keep an...

I've got a drop checker in there to help keep an eye on things. I double checked what it was telling me with a separate liquid test the first morning. The test agreed with the checker so I know I can...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
[QUOTE=Diana;1244128]Liquid Rock.QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE=Diana;1244128]Liquid Rock.QUOTE]

LOL, yes its pretty awful! I'll sit back and see what happens with my plants.

Viv
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
Okay, so got an API test kit - all that was...

Okay, so got an API test kit - all that was available locally - and it took 13 drops to change the colours on the KH test and 19 drops to change the colours on the GH test (this last one needs double...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
Thanks for the replies. I will be checking my KH,...

Thanks for the replies. I will be checking my KH, both from my tap and in my tank (in case I've managed to change anything :icon_roll. I was assuming KH on the high side because I live in Kent and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
Thanks again Hoppy, you're very helpful...

Thanks again Hoppy, you're very helpful :icon_smil Using RO or distilled water isn't really practicable for me. How important is this and is it for the benefit of inhabitants (who've been okay for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-01-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Viv
KH and pH

I live in a hard water area - so hard we have to filter our drinking water because you can feel the chalk in it - and my tap water has a pH of 8.2. I know that if you want to add CO2 to your tank you...
Forum: Lighting 12-27-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Viv
LOL, I'll have a look. I don't really know what...

LOL, I'll have a look. I don't really know what I'm looking at - can you explain about Hagen GLO not being good value? From the very quick look I had they were the cheapest I saw and I've seen them...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Viv
DIY T5 fixture on Juwel tank

Has anyone ever replaced the standard Juwel lighting with a DIY system? My Juwel Rio has got T8 tubes and hubby tells me he could make something to replace the multilux the tank currently has. I can...
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