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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 73,359
Posted By Stitchwod
Noah's Arkquatic Hatcheries :) More photos...

Noah's Arkquatic Hatcheries

:) More photos please ... ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-19-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,136
Posted By Stitchwod
Hey, Really nice. Very well thought out...

Hey,

Really nice. Very well thought out from every angle. Look forward to updates. :)

Anyone else read this line and then double check the size of the tank? :icon_eek:
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Stitchwod
Hi, My tank is a Juwel Rio 400 (125 gallon)...

Hi,

My tank is a Juwel Rio 400 (125 gallon) with internal filter and pump (capacity is about 275 gallons an hour).

I'm just trying to improve the tank flow and thought that an external pump...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Stitchwod
Hi Diana, Thank you for the detailed reply....

Hi Diana,

Thank you for the detailed reply. Sadly a sump design is not possible at this time.

So essentially would I be looking to do the following:...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Stitchwod
Help with External Pump Setup

Hi,

I'm looking to add a spray bar along the top of the back wall to my tank. To power this i'm thinking about purchasing an External pump which will be housed in the cabinet under the tank....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Stitchwod
Are you testing for NitrAtes yet? Definitely...

Are you testing for NitrAtes yet?

Definitely check your test kit.

With my kit it says it's possible to do half tests (then double the result for true value). Instead of using 5ml tank water you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Stitchwod
I'm no expert but from what i've read 3 to 4 ppm...

I'm no expert but from what i've read 3 to 4 ppm of Ammonia in a 40g is a lot. I've seen people recommend 1 to 2 ppm. Could it be that the filter is too full or nitrIte bacteria that it cannot now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Stitchwod
Sure, will give that a go over the next few days....

Sure, will give that a go over the next few days. Thanks

Do the tiny CO2 bubbles fully dissolve into water? Or do they remain visable?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Stitchwod
Just updated the link. YouTube appears to...

Just updated the link.

YouTube appears to have compressed the video so the quality isn't great.

Haven't moved the drop checker yet but it's as far away from the diffuser as I can get it (on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Stitchwod
First Tank: CO2 Diffusion Question

Hi,

I'm currently only a couple of weeks into my first tank, so please be gentle.

Firstly I have a Juwel Rio 400 tank (125g) with internal filter system. Due to this I decided to go with...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Bingo! Cheers guys, turning the bubble counter...

Bingo! Cheers guys, turning the bubble counter around seems to have made a big difference.

Here is a new video, I have also left some space at the top as recommended:
http://youtu.be/lN5FVXqGmQI...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Hey, Thanks for replies, I really...

Hey,

Thanks for replies, I really appreciate it. It's always good talking to experts that have been using these things for a long time and probably come across all issues. I will indeed try...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Could I use a check value either side of the...

Could I use a check value either side of the bubble counter to keep the water there or is this a stupid idea?
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Hi, Currently my pH and KH are low so I...

Hi,

Currently my pH and KH are low so I don't think I need a high bubble count.

At present my drop check is a nice lime green colour based on the 2 to 3 bubbles per second you see towards the...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
OK, I've just seen this on their website: ...

OK, I've just seen this on their website:
http://www.aqua-medic.com/product/co2-regulator/



I'm using the needle valve to control the bubbles.

Is a bigger bubble counter the only option?
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Thanks for the replies. Sorry i'm still pretty...

Thanks for the replies. Sorry i'm still pretty new to this.

How do you lower the working pressure? From what I can tell you just connect and open the tank then alter the speed via the little knob...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Stitchwod
Can you please expand on this reply? What...

Can you please expand on this reply?

What does "battling back" mean?
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Stitchwod
Solenoid is causing Bubble Counter to empty

Hi,

I've recently purchased and setup my pressurised CO2 system.

Everything seems to be working well except 1 issue. When the Solenoid starts (based on timer) it appears make a click sound...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By Stitchwod
New 125g Tank - ADA Amazonia Ammonia Issue

Hey,

I'm currently cycling my new Juwel Rio 400 (125 gallon) tank.

For the substrate I used 4 x ADA Amazonia II (9 litre bags), so 36 litres total or around 9 gallons.

I've since found out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Stitchwod
Hi, Yes, I added 50ml of JBL Biotopol Plus...

Hi,

Yes, I added 50ml of JBL Biotopol Plus for 400 litres of water.

What is the normal behaviour of potted plants after 1 day in a new tank? Would you expect them to wither and change colour...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Stitchwod
Hi, Thanks but the room is permanently air...

Hi,

Thanks but the room is permanently air conditioned at between 20 to 25 C.

Therefore once I get the water temperature down low enough I will have a full time heater running to maintain 26...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Stitchwod
First Tank - High Temperature (Please Help)

Hello,

Could you please offer some advice?

Ive just finished setting up my first planted tank. The tank is 100g (450 litres) and the only way to fill it was slowly using a hose pipe. The...
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