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Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By elimmel
my aro's the reason i have such a big tank in the...

my aro's the reason i have such a big tank in the 1st place.
letting go of it will give the wife a chance to kill my fishy hobby :wink:
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By elimmel
i hope my aro stays on the SW and prawn diet...

i hope my aro stays on the SW and prawn diet :tongue:
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By elimmel
they should be fine cos the aro has been with me...

they should be fine cos the aro has been with me since it was 4inch and kept in a similar community in my previous tank.
no interest with small fishes at the moment. only eats superworms and grey...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By elimmel
the pH is definitely right. using a freshly...

the pH is definitely right. using a freshly calibrated pH monitor as well as a handheld eco pH pen.
as for the KH, may be out of whack as the kit is kind of old :tongue:

if i add co2, no probs...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-04-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By elimmel
6ft planted - comments pls

hi folks

this is a low maintenance non-co2 planted setup done on 24th aug 2007
going through the usual crypt meltdown at the moment.
also considering adding co2 via pressurised cylinder with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
thanks everyone :) sorry about the pic....

thanks everyone :)

sorry about the pic. lousy camera skills, will try to brush up on that :tongue:
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
Sven - the 13 discus range from 4 - 7inches. ...

Sven - the 13 discus range from 4 - 7inches.

Gill Man - the cabinet doors have vents for ventilation. the back of the cabinet at the chiller side is netted for more ventilation. i usually just...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
update after 5 months

hi folks, here's an updated pic after 5 mths. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/elimmel/6ft%20tank/6ft_10mar05.jpg

having some BGA problems now so the tank is undergoing blackout...
Forum: Algae 11-05-2004, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,939
Posted By elimmel
ok, i get the idea. thanks for the advise :)

ok, i get the idea.
thanks for the advise :)
Forum: Algae 11-05-2004, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,939
Posted By elimmel
using an old toothbrush to pull them out, will...

using an old toothbrush to pull them out, will try a comb soon.
say the nutrients have balanced out, will leaving some hair algae (those that's real difficult to manually remove) in the tank be...
Forum: Algae 11-05-2004, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,939
Posted By elimmel
Hair Algae - pull it out or leave in tank?

hi folks,

couldn't find anything regarding the above topic using the search function, so here goes this noob question :p

say the tank is infested with hair algae. manual removal is done as much...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-05-2004, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By elimmel
possible that you "injured" the lower stem while...

possible that you "injured" the lower stem while planting? too much pressure from the pincers during planting will damage the lower stem.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2004, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By elimmel
a pic to illustrate my setup. sorry abit messy. ...

a pic to illustrate my setup. sorry abit messy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/elimmel/6ft%20tank/rainbar.bmp

so do you folks think my solution is workable?
thanks to advise. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By elimmel
thanks for the tip. i'm using eheim too. maybe...

thanks for the tip. i'm using eheim too. maybe i'll try drilling a hole at the elbow joint connecting the outlet to the rainbar. this way there will be some water from the rainbar flowing to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2004, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By elimmel
sorry for hijacking this thread, but since we're...

sorry for hijacking this thread, but since we're talking about water circulation...

i've got my spraybar (holes facing mostly water surface - low angled) position at the bottom back of the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
some shots of the equipment. abit messy... ...

some shots of the equipment.
abit messy...

inside cabinet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/elimmel/6ft%20tank/equipment.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
the tank and cabinet were custom built by a...

the tank and cabinet were custom built by a tankmaker here in Singapore.
we go to the tankmakers here cos most of us do not have the time and space (as well as the skills) to diy our own stands :p
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2004, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
the plants is called Aponogeton ulvaceus ...

the plants is called Aponogeton ulvaceus

http://www.aquaticquotient.com/aq_gallery/viewplant.php?item_id=221&category_id=102&sortby=&browsetype=Plant&e=alpha&page=1
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2004, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
you can sign up for an online album here ...

you can sign up for an online album here
www.photobucket.com

from there, you can link the pics here.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2004, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
actually dosing ferts from the start really help...

actually dosing ferts from the start really help to kick start the plants.
no point having good substrate, lights, co2 when your plants are not soaking the nutrients up due to the lack of certain...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
my lights are 450w (6500kelvin mh bulbs). ...

my lights are 450w (6500kelvin mh bulbs).
minimal algae so far. had abit of hair algae and bba but they are going away after i managed to get my co2 constant at 30ppm.
with heavy planting, good...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,770
Posted By elimmel
updated 6ft planted - after 5 mths (56K warning)

hi folks,

just setup my 6ft (about 214G).

basic stats:
2x 2028 proII
3x150w mh (10 hrs)
ph 6.6 kh4
temp 27C
co2 - cylinder injection
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2004, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By elimmel
thought about that. but the 2260 sold here does...

thought about that. but the 2260 sold here does not come with media and taps, whereas the 2028 is complete with everything.

calculating the costs, it would be cheaper to get the 2028s.
i can save...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By elimmel
thanks Paul for the info. I'll probably go for...

thanks Paul for the info.
I'll probably go for the 2x 2028s.

cheers
mel
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2004, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By elimmel
i do not live on venus but in Singapore where the...

i do not live on venus but in Singapore where the ambient temp can be pretty high.
coupled with the mh lights.... bbq time for the plants :tongue:
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