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Forum: Lighting 03-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By waddo
Anyone using ADA 601 Aquasky?

Hi.

I am presently using Mainland's Aquatic Plant Lighting System

http://www.marineland.com/products/aquarium-lighting/led-aquarium-lighting/led-aquarium-lighting-for-aquatic-plants.aspx

The...
Forum: Algae 03-20-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By waddo
perhaps unusual question

I have an ADA 60cm tank which is quite deep and Mainland LEDs that rest just a few cm above the water surface.

I don't have major problems with algae, but what I have noticed is that I get a kind...
Forum: Algae 02-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By waddo
Identify this algae?

Sorry the photo is so blurry. This algae starts off as black spots and then seems get ever so slightly hairy. It's not a serious problem, only on one kind of plant and 20% of leaves. But I would love...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By waddo
Vallisneria nana and brown spots

Had some Vallisneria nana growing for a few months now. Tank is healthy without much algae. Using ADA fertilisers.

The ADA shop in Tokyo told me it is normal for Vallisneria nana to develop brown...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,399
Posted By waddo
Put the disc in boiling water with citric acid...

Put the disc in boiling water with citric acid (electric kettle cleaner). It will fizz for a few minutes and then be perfectly clean. The Japanese twinstar web site offers this advice. The English...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,358
Posted By waddo
You are dosing a real cocktail of sechem products...

You are dosing a real cocktail of sechem products and worrying about flocculants. Personally I use the ADA step fertilisers which number two at any given time. Also, ADA Cleardash is a flocculant and...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By waddo
How to clean rocks?

Any tips on cleaning rocks (mainly green algae) first without taking them out of the tank and second after removing them.

I have tried a toothbrush in the water but it seems to do nothing.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By waddo
Flow

I am also wondering if increased flow helps reduce algae. I don't usually have huge problems with algae, but my tank is never as pristine as at my local ADA shop (I live in Tokyo).
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By waddo
Filter flow question

I have just upgraded to a 60l ADA tank. My previous tank was 27l. My filter is the eheim 2211. It has a flow through of 300l per hour, so for my new thank that is 5x per hour.

I am wondering if...
Forum: Lighting 04-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By waddo
Light too strong . . . any ideas

Hi. I have the 60cm version of this light:

http://www.marineland.com/products/aquarium-lighting/led-aquarium-lighting/led-aquarium-lighting-for-aquatic-plants.aspx

It totals 35w. I do not use...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By waddo
Thanks for the reply. I don;t know what a...

Thanks for the reply.

I don;t know what a powerhead is! Can I get a very small one that is unobtrusive?

Also, what is a HOB filter?

A small air pump is probably an easy solution, but I...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By waddo
how to create some water movement?

Hi all,

I have a 60cm tank which id not as deep nor high as standard ones and hence is only 27 litres. It is though quite long. Now I have the smallest Eheim external filter with an ADA lilly pipe...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By waddo
Amazonia soil with gravel top?

Hi all.
I have seen sand, especially white sand, often used in certain areas instead of soil to create a kind of meandering path effect. The sand remains vegetation free. ADA show tanks often have...
Forum: Algae 03-27-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By waddo
My tank is only 27 litres, however it is 60cm...

My tank is only 27 litres, however it is 60cm long, just not so deep and high as normal tanks that length. I have the mainland LED Aquatic Plant Lighting System, using 24 1watt LEDs.

Lights are on...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By waddo
Small algae question

I have a tank with ADA soil and CO2 injection. Only two plants: dwarf baby tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides) and Moneywort (Bacopa Monnieri). The tank has been going for a few months now. It's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By waddo
rotala indica sending out roots from nodes

I have read, on here and elsewhere, various ideas about this problem; but still I am not sure what the truth is.

First, there is some confusion about what rotala indica actually is. Debate...
Forum: Lighting 02-17-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By waddo
how to calculate good light level?

Hi all,

I have a 60cm tank which is not very high or deep so is actually only 27 litres. It's somewhat heavily planted and I have Co2 injection, 1 bubble per second. The light I am using is:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By waddo
Adding ADA soil to a stocked tank?

I'm thinking about changing my gravel to ADA aqua soil; trouble is I have a bunch of fish and shrimp enjoying a peaceful life. I can probably remove the plants and gravel with the fish still in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By waddo
open top suicidal jumping fish

I have a 60cm tank that is only 20cm tall. From time to time, usually at night, a lemon tetra leaps to his death.

Any way to solve this problem?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By waddo
will the rectangle of moss spread over the gravel...

will the rectangle of moss spread over the gravel bottom? It looks silly just one clump sitting there. Any way to encourage this?

Cheers
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By waddo
stupid willow moss: how to use?

I bought a chunk of willow moss attached to a mesh (carpet-like) 4x4cm. It just sits on the bottom looking stupid! Can I expect this to spread and become an actual carpet? Or what?

PS I have some...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By waddo
thanks for the reply. I was just wondering...

thanks for the reply. I was just wondering though, even if it is full of water I can still see the bubbles going up from the base, so is there any advantage having an external bubble counter?
...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By waddo
Sorry I don't understand either of these replies....

Sorry I don't understand either of these replies. The bubble counter and the defuser are combined, not separate. My question is, why does the defuser fill completely with water even though the...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By waddo
Co2 defuser question

Hi all

I have a CO2 defuser similar to the linked photo. It's also the bubble counter. The instruction say to half fill it with water (so you can count the bubbles) but it always fills all the way...
Forum: Substrate 01-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By waddo
soil in pots?

Hi all

I have a 30 litre tank set up with a gravel bottom. I have some easy fast growing plants that are doing fine; but I want to get some nicer ones that are not so easy to grow.

My question...
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