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Forum: Equipment 01-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Curlyriff
Never thought about hidding it behind plants like...

Never thought about hidding it behind plants like that but then I am thinking about putting a 3D background to hide it that would be L-shaped with a little bit of an overhang to give a dark area.
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Forum: Equipment 01-12-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Curlyriff
Cheers for the input. Auto waterchange...

Cheers for the input.

Auto waterchange would be fine but since the unit needs to be self standing and minimilist I think running pipework through the floor to the tank with an auto on/off tap for...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Curlyriff
If you could have what you wanted for a tropical tank

Hey everyone,

I am trying to get some ideas on what your ideal tank would be. It would have to be based around a 5/6ft tank max though.

What lighting, Construction, Filtration. What else would...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By Curlyriff
If you could get the large piece of bogwood to be...

If you could get the large piece of bogwood to be tilted say at 20 degree or until the right hand side touches the bottom of the tank.

This would give a better look and some more height to your...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-23-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Cheers, Not just me then. My flow from my...

Cheers,

Not just me then. My flow from my filter is around 75% what they state is 277gph which works out at 207gph plus my pond pump is putting out 125gph so thats 332gph based on about 90g tank...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-22-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the input. I am currently using...

Thanks for the input. I am currently using Seacham Excel to keep the current plants alive although since I have swapped out the two other 10000k bulbs for the blue ones the plants are not looking as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks again you have been most helpfull with the...

Thanks again you have been most helpfull with the input.

I will make sure to take my time. I just need to see how things go I guess.
Once I get started with things I will update the post with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-21-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Yep it would be that size but when working out...

Yep it would be that size but when working out the internal amount of water and depth I have 118x48x60cm (LxWxH) which to my calculations works out 90gallons (US) and 340 ltr's

If any are floaters...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-21-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Cheers for the input. Based on my tank size,...

Cheers for the input. Based on my tank size, depth etc and rthe requirements for the lighting I would be looking at the D-D razor 54w twin then? which I think gives me around 2wpg/ Can anyone...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-21-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Just been looking through all the plant stuff...

Just been looking through all the plant stuff again and stumbled across this http://www.plantsalive.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=48 which tells you what the plants are and the quantity.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-18-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
I am not wanting to use CO2 and I am only looking...

I am not wanting to use CO2 and I am only looking for just above low light really. I know that my background will sit about 50mm from the back of the tank so that leaves me with around 120x60x45cm to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-17-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the links. Interesting read. It is the...

Thanks for the links. Interesting read. It is the 2028 without the heater. I am running two 300watt Rena smart heaters one is plugged to the intake and one to the outlet which keeps the temp nice and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-16-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the help. I have tested my tank water...

Thanks for the help. I have tested my tank water and it has stayed around the 7.8PH level after both 24 hours & 48 hour mark from water change and I tested 3 times at each stage to make sure I got an...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-16-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the link and info. Unfortunatly this...

Thanks for the link and info. Unfortunatly this would mean that I would not really be suited as my PH is around 7.8-8.0 from tap and I am not wanting to try and condition the PH to suit the fish and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Cheers Hilde. Looking at the fish I am still a...

Cheers Hilde. Looking at the fish I am still a little torn. The species I have been looking at are Aulonocara baenschi & Electric Blue Haps as they seem to have great colours, good size and apart...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-15-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the help and info. I do like the...

Thanks for the help and info. I do like the texture paint. It gives it a different look. Don't suppose you have a full tank pic for me.

I guess I will not worry too much about the lights and aim...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-15-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the input guys. I will have a look...

Thanks for the input guys. I will have a look into DIY 3D backgrounds.

I am not really wanting to change the current lighting system as it works well and I know I can't retro fit T5's to the unit...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By Curlyriff
New Tank Help

I have just got myself a 350ltr Rena Aqualife 350 tank (120x51x71cm) with a Ehiem Pro II filter & 2xRena smart heaters.

I am running 1 light unit with 2No. 30watt 10000k day white T8 bulbs and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-25-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 674,375
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks for the comment. I know what you mean...

Thanks for the comment. I know what you mean about the heater and I tried to move it more central and slightly back but it made access a little difficult and didn't make the tank look as balanced.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-24-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 674,375
Posted By Curlyriff
Hey everyone, I have been posting about...

Hey everyone,

I have been posting about plants in another part of this forum for my Edge but thought I would add some pics etc here since it is the official thread.

I have only had the tank for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Curlyriff
hey everyone, just thought I would post on here a...

hey everyone, just thought I would post on here a few pics of the tank. Sorry about really bad quality. This is as far as I have got at moment with my tank.

I have a load of Xmas moss ready to be...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Curlyriff
Lighting for Fluval Edge

Morning All,

I am looking at getting some direct replacement LED lights for my Fluval Edge Tank and have found a few lights that seem to suit my needs but not 100% sure.

I have been on the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks again, The help is most appreciated....

Thanks again,

The help is most appreciated. Can't wait to start actually aquascaping. Thanks for the explination and it makes sense about the low tech, should give me most opporunatity to learn...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Curlyriff
Thanks laura, Is there anyway to know or...

Thanks laura,

Is there anyway to know or calculate the required nutrients for the plant system? Is it just experiance?

I am worried that with my size tank that there will not be enough of an...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-14-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Curlyriff
Cheers again PB, It looks like it wuold be...

Cheers again PB,

It looks like it wuold be really good for my tank and fill it out at the back nicely so that I don't have large gaps between stragly plants.

This with the swords in the...
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