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Forum: Aquascaping   03-06-2015, 12:22 PM
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Is this rock safe?

I usually trust my LFS fairly implicitly, they told me that this is safe for my tropical tank (Spec V) but I wanted to check here, it passes the fizz test, but the red (rust?) runs when I scrub it....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-01-2015, 08:28 AM
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Views: 401
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Supplementing light in the Spec V?

I was given a Spec V earlier in the week. I admit to not doing any homework on the tank before planting it out, assuming the boasts about the lighting quality on the side of the box was right.

I...
Forum: Equipment   01-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Stick one or two of these to the inside of the...

Stick one or two of these to the inside of the hood:

Interpet Waterproof LED White Daylight Strip: Amazon.co.uk: Pet Supplies

I use one along with a basic clip on light on my topless tank and...
Forum: Equipment   01-20-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Thanks for the replies guys. sowNreap this ones...

Thanks for the replies guys. sowNreap this ones by "all pond solutions" but they are one of those companies that re-badge surplus stock so it may well be the same filter, the skimmer came as an extra...
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Unkillable Cat
How to use a HOB filter?

Ive recently cut the lid off of my 65 litre tank and fitted a HOB to save on time cleaning and to make the tank look a bit nicer internally. The problem is, that while HOB filters are popular in...
Forum: DIY   09-01-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Thank you for the input guys, there's so many...

Thank you for the input guys, there's so many "best" recipes out there with everything from denture pills to yeast, to vinegar/baking soda that I'm struggling to decide on what to try first
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-01-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Definitely worth while. I have both assassin...

Definitely worth while. I have both assassin snails and a yoyo loach in mine which keeps the numbers in check, but the benefits really do outweigh the risk of having too many. Besides you can always...
Forum: DIY   08-31-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Anyone tried this co2 recipe?

Im looking to dabble with DIY co2 using the yeast method rather than pressurised since its only a 65 litre tank and I don't have much space. I found this recipe and its had good feedback from one or...
Forum: Fish   08-29-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Excellent advice thank you! in terms of surface...

Excellent advice thank you! in terms of surface area both are near identical, and the filter aerates so O2 should be fine.
Thank you for taking the time to give all the info, its much appreciated!
Forum: Fish   08-29-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,519
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Peas and cucumber are fine fresh but shelled,...

Peas and cucumber are fine fresh but shelled, carrot, any leaf veg and courgette boiled. I never bother to chop anything up small, just chunks and it still gets eaten.
Forum: Fish   08-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Temporarily housing fish in tub

Just a quick question. Im going to be taking my fish out to rescape later today and put them in a 20 gallon tub with the heater and filter. If I need to, is it safe to leave them there overnight or...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-29-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Second link worked a charm. Looks amazing! ...

Second link worked a charm. Looks amazing!

Thank you for the help guys, its all been a great help
Forum: Aquascaping   08-28-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Unkillable Cat
It is, went to take a look and 404, its missing...

It is, went to take a look and 404, its missing the string that follows the =
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Unkillable Cat
I've got the same tank sitting collecting dust, I...

I've got the same tank sitting collecting dust, I really should look at doing something with it. Looks great mate!
Forum: Aquascaping   08-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Building hills/slopes

I was going to fill some stockings with gravel and build over them with soil and sand. However I completely forgot to buy any gravel today, and due to starting a new job on Monday (short notice) I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-27-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Will re-think the plan then, thank you for the...

Will re-think the plan then, thank you for the help everyone!
Forum: DIY   08-27-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Unkillable Cat
No THIS is redneck lighting. ...

No THIS is redneck lighting.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/9543544875_6f8080d143_c.jpg
Forum: DIY   08-27-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Its dirt cheap to throw one together yourself....

Its dirt cheap to throw one together yourself. Its not all that complicated to make. Im not sure of US wiring, but over here theres only 2 out of the 3 (live and neutral) wires needed. For the one I...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-27-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Ive just gone through the process myself, it took...

Ive just gone through the process myself, it took about 2 hours to fill the bin all in all, most of that time was spent watching TV so its not labour intensive
Forum: Aquascaping   08-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Unkillable Cat
If you dont have a pan big enough to boil it you...

If you dont have a pan big enough to boil it you can pour boiling water into a large tub or bin to get the same effect. Baking can dry and crack wood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Damn, was worth an ask though. Just had a minor...

Damn, was worth an ask though. Just had a minor brainwave, if I airbrush multiple fine coats of acrylic paint on, it should (I think) avoid flaking issues, is this worth trying do you think?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Unkillable Cat
The ornament is made from milliput, so I can key...

The ornament is made from milliput, so I can key it to stick better. With Krylon I had seen it recommended a lot when I googled the answer to this but it is banned from sale in the UK due to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Unkillable Cat
None toxic acrylic paint safe in aquarium?

As the title says, i want to re-paint one of my ornaments and wanted to check that none toxic acrylics were safe to use (fully cured of course)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Thank you for the advice, will see if I can lay...

Thank you for the advice, will see if I can lay my hands on the plants I want before I get started with it then.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By Unkillable Cat
Plastic bag on top breaks up the flow nicely, or...

Plastic bag on top breaks up the flow nicely, or one that a friend made, was fixing a spray bar to the end of his hose so it flowed at the tank walls.
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