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Forum: Plants 04-03-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tylers
I thought that but it appears to be buried in the...

I thought that but it appears to be buried in the substrate? Maybe it is a type of crypt?
Forum: Plants 04-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By tylers
Plant???

Hi everyone,

Can anyone identify the plant in the middle on the substrate below the anubias?? The one that has started to carpet the lower areas of the tank
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By tylers
Thank you. Am I asking for major algae problems...

Thank you. Am I asking for major algae problems as it works out at about 770 watts
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By tylers
Sorry pic is so small can't find original. Metal...

Sorry pic is so small can't find original. Metal halide will create lots of algae?
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By tylers
Metal Halide

My tank is 790 litres and I am thinking about upgrading my lighting unit.


I inject Co2 and have dry ferts. Would something like a GIESEMANN "INFINITY" triple 150 watt metal halide & four 80...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By tylers
Ah OK thank you :)

Ah OK thank you :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By tylers
Question Glass sliders

I am hoping this is not a stupid question....

Glass can block certain rays from the sun so I was thinking about my tank. It has glass sliders on on end, so would this block any rays from my lights...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
I have seen some anubias in high light set ups....

I have seen some anubias in high light set ups. Few of Tom Barrs have them, how do they prevent algae breakouts on them? I will take your advice and put them in some shade. Thank you
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
I mean I see a lot of tanks that are heavily...

I mean I see a lot of tanks that are heavily planted and their plants are always growing at good rates and looking lush and healthy. My plants do not seem to grow very well, so I thought it could...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
Also, one more thing. Do I have enough lights to...

Also, one more thing. Do I have enough lights to see some serious plant growth and have a healthy heavily planted tank or will I need to upgrade if I want to do that?
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
I will pick up some H202 and remove the algae. I...

I will pick up some H202 and remove the algae. I have just increased the Co2 so hopefully I should start seeing an improvement soon
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
Thanks Kathy. I will remove the plant and try the...

Thanks Kathy. I will remove the plant and try the H202 on it, where can I get some? Tank is 26" deep. The other end of the tank seems healthier where there is less flow. Lights used to be on for...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
Very helpful guys, thank you. T5 bulbs are...

Very helpful guys, thank you.

T5 bulbs are 'Arcadia Plant Pro 54W' x 2
T8 bulbs are 'Life-Glo2 6,700k

My co2 is measured with JBL solution and is currently around PH7.2 KH 12-16.

I also...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
If I was to get more light would the algae get...

If I was to get more light would the algae get worse? I really want to develop this tank into a highly planted healthy tank

I will increase the Co2 now. Not sure I can up the ferts as I am...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
Ah thank you, I will leave the new lighting...

Ah thank you, I will leave the new lighting system! Should I increase my Co2 to keep up? How do huge tanks manage with such powerful lighting?
Forum: Algae 01-23-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By tylers
Anubias Algae

Hi everyone,

I have a lot of algae on my anubias. What would you do if it were yours? Cut all the leaves and stems and hope for new growth? Some of these leaves are so big so not sure what to do....
Forum: Aquascaping 01-18-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
Few here, tank has changed a bit since though ...

Few here, tank has changed a bit since though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyvK7flUXYo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgpCeFkxxBA&list=UU3sluKjRA2_-ZqELy6n07qA
...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-18-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
Wow thanks guys, didn't expect so many good...

Wow thanks guys, didn't expect so many good comments :)

The only thing I am going to add is more plants but until I get this algae problem sorted then it is pretty pointless. Might increase the...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
Very interesting read that. It is odd, the side...

Very interesting read that. It is odd, the side of the tank with all the flow gets loads of algae and the dead side gets none. I will try putting a powerhead back in and see what happens.

I used...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
I might give that a go then. I did have two...

I might give that a go then. I did have two 12,000 lph powerheads but took them out as they were throwing the plants everywhere. May stick them back in now.

I have about 1.5 wpg and pressurized...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
Thanks guys. Tank is 84" 22" wide x 26". Not sure...

Thanks guys. Tank is 84" 22" wide x 26". Not sure what the volume is.

Yeah water quality can be a problem which I think it why I perhaps suffer from algae. I have ozone and two FX5s to keep it...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-17-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By tylers
7ft Piranha Tank

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would show my tank. Always come to this site for the useful plant info and threads! Anyway, here is my tank with three wild piranhas 11-14"
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By tylers
Wow you guys are getting it a lot cheaper, I have...

Wow you guys are getting it a lot cheaper, I have found a couple of local welders going to ring them and see what they say. If not I will look for an industrial gas retailer.

Roughly how long...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By tylers
Co2 refill

I have a 2KG empty cannister of Co2 and need it refilled. I went to maidenhead aquatics today and got quoted 38, this seemed a bit steep? I have looked for fire extinguisher companies local to me...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By tylers
co2 help

Hi everyone,

I am looking for some help on a basic co2 system. I have been reading quite a bit but need some further help. I have a tank roughly 500-600 litres heavily stocked with large wild...
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