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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 02:46 PM
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Question Fish Pod frustration!

A long time ago I bought a Fish box aka Fish pod 48 from pets at home. I haven't used it for years but recently wanted to take it to work to keep small fish. However, the light unit no longer works,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2013, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Teachercjc
Spray bar issues

My background plants are being blasted by the current from the spray bar causing them to lean. Should I change to outlet fitting, reposition the spray bar or put up with the lean?!
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2013, 11:23 PM
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Posted By Teachercjc
It's an internal JBL ProFlora Taifun reactor...

It's an internal JBL ProFlora Taifun reactor http://www.jbl.de/en/aquatics-freshwater-products/detail/3491/jbl-proflora-taifun

I've spent the day re calibrating probes and checking everything and...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2013, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Teachercjc
Any suggestions on the best place to put the co2...

Any suggestions on the best place to put the co2 reactor. The JBL website suggests it shouldn't matter because it creates its own current but this doesn't sound right to me!!
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Teachercjc
Question Best place for co2 reactor?

I don't think I'm getting the most out of my co2 because of where the reactor is placed in the tank. The filter inlet, outlet and jbl reactor is placed on the same side of the tank - simply because...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Teachercjc
Filter media

I have a JBL Crystal Profit external filter and wondered if I had to stick to JBL when buying replacement carbon etc. The internal media is rectangular but has a circular hole in the center you take...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2013, 11:04 PM
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My tank works out to be 81.7 uk gallons or 98 US...

My tank works out to be 81.7 uk gallons or 98 US Gallons. The 2 T5's have not been sufficient to sustain any real plant growth and instead of adding more T5's I think it's worth paying the extra for...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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Views: 1,068
Posted By Teachercjc
TMC Grobeam or Finnex Ray II

I currently have a tank 150cm x 40cm x 61cm (height). Despite running a ph monitor and pressurised co2, my 2 54w T5's are not up to the job.

I've been looking into LED's and have come across the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Teachercjc
Thinks for all your advice. I managed to drill a...

Thinks for all your advice. I managed to drill a piece of slate to the underside and bury it in the substrate. You wouldn't know to look at.it!

Just waiting for my grobeam 600's to arrive and I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2012, 11:30 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By Teachercjc
Will do!

Will do!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2012, 10:41 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By Teachercjc
Excellent idea. Would the same work with sealant...

Excellent idea. Would the same work with sealant or superglue?!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Teachercjc
Sounds like a reasonable idea to me! Didn't think...

Sounds like a reasonable idea to me! Didn't think of that thanks!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Teachercjc
Unfortunately it's a little too big to boil. I...

Unfortunately it's a little too big to boil. I had wondered if drilling holes in it would make a difference tho!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Teachercjc
Wood that won't sink!

After months of searching for the ideal piece of bog wood for mr 400l tank I finally settled on a large piece of bog wood from my LFS. It has been soaking in water for about a month now and it still...
Forum: Plants 11-26-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Teachercjc
I'm not after anything too big at the front, just...

I'm not after anything too big at the front, just a low green covering. I do want some taller stem plants at the back of the tank so I don't want anything that is going to kill off other plants.

...
Forum: Plants 11-25-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Teachercjc
Large aquarium carpet

I'm in therocess of re designing my 380l aquarium. I am currently running a JBL Crystal Profi filter, tmc ph monitor/controller which controls the co2, JBL Vario CO2 Diffuser, 2x54w t5s and 2xtmc...
Forum: Substrate 11-16-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Teachercjc
thanks for all your comments. I'll give it a go! ...

thanks for all your comments. I'll give it a go!


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Forum: Substrate 11-15-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Teachercjc
The substrate is roughly 3 inches at the minimum...

The substrate is roughly 3 inches at the minimum depth and 6inches + at the highest depth. I will try and post a picture.
I am looking for the carpet effect so was thinking of dwarf hair grass...
Forum: Substrate 11-15-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Teachercjc
substrate not holding plants

I want to plant DHG in my 400l tank to get the carpeted look. I currently have JBL Manado substrate but I'm thinking I may need something more fine (almost like a sand) to stop the shoots floating to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Teachercjc
Silicone issue

I'm wondering if anyone could recommend what silicone to use for my aquascape. I'm making a wall of slate and need to secure the slate together. I originally bought a small tube from my LFS but for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Teachercjc
Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try the...

Thanks for the advice, I will definitely try the vinegar test! If it turns out to be fine, should I still soak the slate? if so how long for?


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Teachercjc
Is slate safe to use?

As part of my tank design I wanted to build a wall of slate but have read mixed reviews about if it's safe for the tank. Is slate I buy at my local hardware store e.g. b&q safe to use or are there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 977
Posted By Teachercjc
Jbl Manado problems!

I have just finished redesigning my aquascape using JBL Manado substrate. Apart from it being no good imo for aquascaping (as it doesn't stay where you want it) but having problems planting my dwarf...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By Teachercjc
LED Tile v strip?

I have an established aquarium in need of restoration. I have plans for an aqua scape but need additional lighting.

The tank is currently running 2x45w T5's which are the standard bulbs it came...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Teachercjc
That's great. kind of what I thought. Thanks for...

That's great. kind of what I thought. Thanks for the advice! Now all I need is some inspiration on how to design my aquascape! ;-)


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