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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By paul195
tank cover and lighting options

Hi

I am looking to buy a new tank and am trying to decide whether to go for a standard tank or a braceless open top tank. I would prefer to have a slim pelmet (strip) to go around the top of the...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 07-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By paul195
tank cover and lighting options

Hi

I am looking to buy a new tank and am trying to decide whether to go for a standard tank or a braceless open top tank. I would prefer to have a slim pelmet (strip) to go around the top of the...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By paul195
I was just wondering the best way to keep the...

I was just wondering the best way to keep the levels in check to avoid the diatoms blooming like this, I'm guessing RO would reduce the levels quite considerably ?
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By paul195
What's the best way to avoid this next time ? ...

What's the best way to avoid this next time ?
to use RO water?

Do you know if there is any good guides on using RO water, as it all seems a bit of a mystery to me at the moment! I understand...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By paul195
Diatoms ?

Hi

I'm pretty sure that this is brown algae / diatoms after doing some research but was hoping somebody could give me a second opinion? Been suffering from it ever since I started the tank about...
Forum: Algae 10-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By paul195
Oh yes, tank details are: 200L External...

Oh yes, tank details are:

200L
External cannister filter (6x turnover)
1.35 WPG lighting (1x T8 tube) for 8 hours a day
JI3 compost capped with moler clay substrate
Medium/high planting...
Forum: Algae 10-20-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By paul195
Lightbulb Diatom and BGA - a plan

Hi

I have diatom algae on my plant leaves and rocks, and Blue/Green Alagae in / on the substrate. I have suffered on & off with these since I set up the tank about 9 months ago.

I believe that...
Forum: Fish 07-30-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By paul195
It's a dwarf neon rainbowfish. Water parameters...

It's a dwarf neon rainbowfish. Water parameters are all good and water quality has been maintained. Antibacterial has already been used to no avail.

I have read that the first step towards...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By paul195
The tank has been running for about 6 months, its...

The tank has been running for about 6 months, its 200L and has medium-high stocking level. Now that I think about it, these fish have got ill since I moved a couple of plants. I am using john Innes 3...
Forum: Fish 07-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By paul195
One fish died, another one is ill

Hi

I noticed about a week ago that one of my rainbow fish looked ill, she had been staying still near the top of the tank and going up for air now and again, and wouldn't eat anything. Her gills...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-14-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
I'm going to play safe to start with, and dose 4g...

I'm going to play safe to start with, and dose 4g (tad + dash) of K2SO4 which will give me 9ppm of K. So if I do a 50% water change each week then this means that I will have to dose 4g initially and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
bump

bump
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
Hi My tank is 200L and I have 18 neon...

Hi

My tank is 200L and I have 18 neon tetra's, 8 banded barbs, 4 dwarf neon rainbow fish, 3 otto's and 4 assasin snails.

I am feeding about 8-10 tetra 'discs' per day. P is 2.5ppm out of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
I have bought the K2SO4 and chelated iron now,...

I have bought the K2SO4 and chelated iron now, and was wondering how I should dose it? I know that I have to mix it with water but that's about all I know.

Is there a guide on how much to use and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
*BUMP* Seeing as I have already bought the...

*BUMP*

Seeing as I have already bought the micro ferts and now I need the potassium and iron additions, can I just dose my micro ferts and then add KN03 + chelated iron or would it be better to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-23-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
Thats a great help, thanks. I will report back...

Thats a great help, thanks. I will report back here once I have added my extra ferts.

One more thing, would it be worth considering switching from my current micro only fert liquid to dry ferts...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-23-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
Well the tank was supposed to be a low light low...

Well the tank was supposed to be a low light low tech setup, but I started to use the liquid C02 because I thought that may have been what the plants needed initially.

Ideally I want to keep the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-22-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
Thanks for your reply. I have been trying to...

Thanks for your reply.

I have been trying to narrow down what the limiting factor(s) are for my plants as they are almost all showing some signs of deficiency.

GH/KH/Ammonia/Nitatite/pH --- ok...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-21-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By paul195
Following on from this, what about plants? is 11...

Following on from this, what about plants? is 11 dKH / 14 dGH to hard for plants to do well? Most of my plants aren't looking too happy at the moment.

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10-20ppm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By paul195
scottfish, what would be the purpose of raising...

scottfish, what would be the purpose of raising the temperature?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By paul195
Any ideas on what I could / should do to help him?

Any ideas on what I could / should do to help him?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By paul195
fish constantly opening and closing mouth

Hi

I added 6 banded barbs to my tank the other day, 5 of them are swimming around fine in a shoal, but the other one seems to be hiding on his own, is not feeding, and is constantly opening and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By paul195
Ok thanks, I will have a look out for those tests...

Ok thanks, I will have a look out for those tests

:thumbsup:

Paul
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By paul195
So can I prove somehow if my hot water is...

So can I prove somehow if my hot water is suitable ? i.e what parameters must I test to find out ? or should I use it without regard?

Many thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By paul195
Do you think assassin snails would take care of...

Do you think assassin snails would take care of all of the snails in there now? there are a quite a lot in there of different sizes. What community fish will eat snails?

Another question I wanted...
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