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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2010, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Vaevictus
A good way of checking if your drop checker is...

A good way of checking if your drop checker is leaking is to put food coloring in it.....
Forum: Equipment   06-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Vaevictus
Stop pouring money down the drain! I have a...

Stop pouring money down the drain!

I have a 100G tank and use generic Excel - costs me 30$ inc. shipping, for 1 Gallon; it's slightly stronger than Excel so you dose less also.

To find it go to...
Forum: Equipment   06-03-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Vaevictus
Thanks for the replies. It looks like the...

Thanks for the replies.

It looks like the problem was due to flow rates through the reactor. The sponge prefilter was clogged which had reduced flow by over 50% and this flow rate was not fast...
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Vaevictus
Problem with lunapet external reactor 'Apollo'

Hi,

Just got my CO2 system set up 2 days ago:

Background:

lunapet.de Solenoid, Regulator, bubble counter with a 2kg cylinder.

I went overkill with the reactor and bought one that is rated...
Forum: Substrate   06-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Vaevictus
The dosed nutrients in the water column will...

The dosed nutrients in the water column will diffuse into the water within the substrate and will therefore still be accessible by the plants roots.

I think these expensive mediums are a gimmick....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By Vaevictus
Bristlenose plecos are great and very interesting...

Bristlenose plecos are great and very interesting fish, but beware because these guys poop a LOT.

I swear my one poos more than he eats.

As for Ottos, I have 4 in my 100 gallon tank and wish I...
Forum: Algae   05-30-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By Vaevictus
That sounds like a PITA. Why not just dose...

That sounds like a PITA.

Why not just dose Excel or its generic equivalent into the water column to kill it off?

I ask because this is what I have just started doing to get rid of my fuzz algae...
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 62,641
Posted By Vaevictus
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aquarium-fish-tank-external-...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aquarium-fish-tank-external-filter-2000L-H-9WUV-Media-/400098641607?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item5d27bcc6c7

Contacted the vendor and it is indeed a rebranded...
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 62,641
Posted By Vaevictus
couldnt find any on ebay by searching on sunsun. ...

couldnt find any on ebay by searching on sunsun.

Came across this though:...
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 62,641
Posted By Vaevictus
I want one of these filters. Anyone know a...

I want one of these filters.

Anyone know a good supplier in the UK?

Vae
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,150
Posted By Vaevictus
see if you can borrow a diatomaceous(sp) filter

see if you can borrow a diatomaceous(sp) filter
Forum: Algae   05-18-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By Vaevictus
Thanks for the replies. Interesting reading. ...

Thanks for the replies. Interesting reading.

If what you are saying is true; assuming nutrients are not the limiting factor in photosynthesis in my tank, if I add high levels of nitrate,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Vaevictus
Suppliers of metricide or CIDEX in the UK

Buying large quanities of branded Excel is not an option for me.

I am trying to find a cheap source of glutaraldehyde solutions in the UK.

In north america I know you have Cidex and Metricide...
Forum: Algae   05-18-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By Vaevictus
Nutrient levels and algal growth

Hi all,

I am trying to get my head around the EI method of dosing ferts.

I have algae (I think it is hair algae) all over my back wall of my tank, one of those polystyrene moulded tree bark...
Forum: Algae   05-15-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,325
Posted By Vaevictus
Does too much phosphate cause algae to grow

Hi all,

I keep reading conflicting information on the net on the effects of phosphate on algae growth.

On this forum I more often than not see comments suggesting that a lack of phosphate...
Forum: Fish   05-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By Vaevictus
Unhappy Blue Acara being very agressive

Hi Guys,

I bought a pair of blue acaras about a month ago and they are not behaving at all like the pair I have had in the past.

The male is a real bully to the female. He leaves the other fish...
Forum: Fish   05-11-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Vaevictus
I want to get some for my 450 litre tank but...

I want to get some for my 450 litre tank but heard that they are nearly always half dead due to the way they are caught, and I should expect to lose some when I get them home.

Dont want to waste...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-04-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Vaevictus
nice track - who is it? ps nice vid :)

nice track - who is it?

ps nice vid :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Vaevictus
http://static.open.salon.com/files/ridley-scotts-a...

http://static.open.salon.com/files/ridley-scotts-alien.jpg

Kill it with fire!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-25-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,640
Posted By Vaevictus
Juwel vision 450 and lighting

Hi guys,

My first post but long time lurker.

I bought a Juwel Vision 450 (100 gallon) tank with an Eheim Professional II external filter.

The tank came with a dual T8 fixture AND a dual T5...
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