My First AquaScape Project

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    No...they leave snail eggs alone :mad: if only they targeted those slimey balls of crap as well......
     
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    really hey? hahahaha
    i had hair algae a while back and figured if i starve the shrimp they will eat the algae.. and they did. but the snails didnt, so after around a week it looked like a graveyard with all the dead snails
     
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    What can one expect to pay for a ADA 60-P?


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    An arm and a leg ha ha ha
     
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    Mmmm 2k? 4k?


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    Doubt you'll find any available in SA...at least not new ones. Rand is just too weak at the moment to import...

    IF there are any available... @Slagter will be able to tell you who might have stock.
     
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    My 10 cents worth of advice is to place it on a secure level surface near electrical points, away from sunlight, before filling up with water.
     
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    Hahahaha, I love my guppies just by the way.
    Such awesome stupid fish. I think it is their stupidity ... and coloring that makes them just so awesome IMHO.
     
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    A love/hate relationship.
     
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    Guys, so how accurate are these claims that one should circulate the water around 10 times per hour?
    I've been trying to justify it but that will be a hell of a flow in the tank? And that would also mean i would need something like a Eheim pro4 600 (that flows 1250 LpH) for a 60x45x45 tank...


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    I would not want to live in a washing machine, even on the pro3e's I have I still opt for low flow on filtration, would rather add an extra power head if your need flow to hit dead spots. Maybe it is more fish dependants and you are are into pristine substrate?

    Later Ferdie
     
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    This is something that different people would have different opinions of, and each person would insist that they were right! Personally, I think anything above three times is fine, but it does leave you less margin for overstocking, irregular water changes, reduced filter flow through gunk buildup, etc. If you're not careful, things could go wrong fairly quickly.

    Personally, I like to have two filters on a tank, just to reduce the risk of losing all filtration should one fail at midnight or something like that. So my approach has been to get one nice filter that gives me a turnover of at least three times the tank volume, as my 'main' filter, and then add another small cheapy that just helps it out and provides some sort of backup. Just my approach though, cos I have nowhere near the cash for an Eheim doing ten times my tank volume.
     
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    So with this stretch of cold weather just before winter i've noticed that my 100w heater is on basically 24/7 in my 2 ft tank trying to keep the temp above 26deg, how do you control temps as i don't want a heater stuck horizontally on the side of my tank?
    Is there small powerful heaters out there or would i need to add another 100w heater to try and reduce the time they're powered on?


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    Normally you use the same wattage as literage i.e. 300l =300w

    Some heaters can be put horizontally but check the box. Some say don't. What brand of heater do you have as the cheaper ones do sometimes have issues with the thermostat.

    Some people have two heaters as a backup and better heat control.

    Is your heater in the flow of your tank?
     
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    I close my tank top during winter, helps decrease temp loss a little.


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    I have a Viaaqua 100w. Most likely a cheapie, haha. And i just built myself a ballast for my lights 2 days ago coz the canopy is Fugly!


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    [​IMG]

    My first DIY ballast, still need to finish off the edges and paint it black but ill probably only do that in about 6 months lol.

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    Finally i also managed to get my C02 conversion done by someone making me an adapter to connect the regulator to the bottle. (The treat on the regulator is an extremely odd size and i couldn't find an adapter ANYWHERE)

    As happy as a pig in shit


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    Like the way this is going, is that dracaena? If it is you might need to move it to a pot plant if you want it to survive.

    Did you use PVC weld on the ducting DIY .. cause that stuff is strong like no bodies business.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    I dont know what that is, have it for around 10 months now

    I used pvc weld yes, takes a long time to dry though.


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