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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By iAndy
JBL BioNitrateX

Just in case anyone was thinking of buying this product, I can confirm it does work very well. I've been away for just over a week and came back to find the Nitrate in my tank virtually nill. I have...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By iAndy
JBL Canister Review

So last week I spent several hours picking out a new canister filter for my new 125L tank. I was torn between the Fluval 206 and the Tetratec EX700. I have previously used Fluval and Tetra canisters...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By iAndy
The article I read suggested using API Nitrate...

The article I read suggested using API Nitrate bottle 2 because it contains acid. However, it is actually bottle 1 which contains a "Irritant" warning. I tried this and it does indeed fizz very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By iAndy
I have tried scratching one as suggested and it...

I have tried scratching one as suggested and it does powder easily. They are very glittery too, does that help ID them?

As for the vinegar test I don't have any to try, I've heard about using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By iAndy
Rocks

Are these pebbles suitable for aquarium use?

http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/garden-d-cor/decorative-stones-chippings/cobbles___pebbles/White-Cobbles-10797517

How can I test them?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By iAndy
They do break easily and are impossible to clean....

They do break easily and are impossible to clean.
Thats why I changed to JBL testing kits. Much better ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By iAndy
It is the gravel which is raising the pH in my...

It is the gravel which is raising the pH in my tank.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By iAndy
Oh yes, that reminded me... I was looking at some...

Oh yes, that reminded me... I was looking at some Purigen as I've used it before with great results. I was just worried it might affect my pH. Are there any other products similar to Purigen?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By iAndy
Bump

Bump
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By iAndy
Adding Fresh Water

My tank water pH is stable at 7.8 but my tap water pH is 7.2. In my 125L I am usually changing 20L at a time. Is it necessary to raise the pH of the new water before adding?
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By iAndy
Fluval 206 Question

This weekend I am going to buy an external canister filter for my 125L. After much research I'm going for the Fluval 206 because I'm not that impressed with the filtration of the TetraTec I have. My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By iAndy
Is there a way to control it and remove it? ...

Is there a way to control it and remove it?
It's turning my water green weekly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By iAndy
Nothing on this?

Nothing on this?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By iAndy
Waterlife Haloex

Are water conditioners with formaldehyde (Waterlife Haloex) safe to use?

Email from Waterlife...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By iAndy
Brown Algae

My tank is kept pretty algae-free thanks to my pleco and snails, but my pipes and water still appear to have a massive problem. The water goes brown/green after a week, and as you'll see from the...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By iAndy
The new fish look really happy today, i'm glad...

The new fish look really happy today, i'm glad they have settled well because these are really nice.

In a few weeks I am going to add a new canister filter and once I do, I am thinking of adding 4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By iAndy
I'll be changing some more water later so I'll...

I'll be changing some more water later so I'll give it another test.

Thanks for the advice!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By iAndy
Seachem Prime

My chlorine test kit came this weekend and I've been running a few tests with Prime to try get the correct dose for my water changes.

Firstly I filled up my 20L bucket with tap water and tested...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By iAndy
Thanks :) Whats with the colour change on...

Thanks :)

Whats with the colour change on the fish? You'll notice a grey patch in the top/middle. What causes that?
Forum: Fish 04-29-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By iAndy
That looks like the one. Thanks ;)

That looks like the one.

Thanks ;)
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By iAndy
Fish ID 2

I bought 4 of these today after seeking some advice from the shop. There was no label on the tank so I don't know what they are. Any ideas?
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By iAndy
Okay thanks all. Now I know what he is, I'll...

Okay thanks all.

Now I know what he is, I'll get him a nice partner ;)
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By iAndy
any idea on sex? If I get him a friend, will...

any idea on sex?

If I get him a friend, will he accept him well?
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By iAndy
Fish ID

Was given this in a bag of Bolivian rams.
What is it?
Forum: Fish 04-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By iAndy
Okay, I'll stick with 2 Angels since I want to...

Okay, I'll stick with 2 Angels since I want to add more fish.

I am thinking of adding
4x Bleeding Heart Tetra
4x Black Widow Tetra
2x Dwarf Yellow Puffer
1 Pleco

Will this go okay?
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