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    How are you getting the CO2 in the tank? In-line...

    How are you getting the CO2 in the tank? In-line atomizer? Reactor? Or ceramic diffuser?

    Either way you will need a drop checker to measure the CO2 levels.

    Remember the drop checker tells you...
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    Thank you for the replies, I really appreciate...

    Thank you for the replies, I really appreciate it.

    I think to be honest i'm going to have to go with my head and not my heart and turn down the offer of the guppies for now.

    Things are moving a...
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    Would fancy guppies be suitable in the community...

    Would fancy guppies be suitable in the community planted tank?

    I have been offered to re-house Blue Moscow Guppies (3 x males and 5 x females). I'd like to help but the trouble is would they be...
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    Hi, The tank is currently moderately planted...

    Hi,

    The tank is currently moderately planted with about 5 large rocks. Plan to double the plants in the next 7 to 10 days.

    I introduced CO2 injection during the fishless cycle and did...
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    First Fish - Neon Tetra Questions

    OK, so it hasn't taken long for me to post my first question about fish.

    My first aquarium (120g) finished cycling a couple of days ago.

    I decided to start with 35 neon tetras. They were slowly...
  6. Quarantine / Breeding Tank - Newbie Questions

    I'm looking to have a quarantine tank on hand that can be setup and up and running quickly. Mainly for either possible sick fish or to quarantine new purchases. Other than that the tank will be...
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    Sorry but this made me chuckle. I hear those...

    Sorry but this made me chuckle. I hear those suckers are pretty strong. :smile:
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    Hi, I would just like to thank the kind...

    Hi,

    I would just like to thank the kind members who took time to reply and help me start my first aquarium.

    I am pleased to say, based on test results for the last couple of days, that I...
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    I'm not sure I can call it cycling, as i've not...

    I'm not sure I can call it cycling, as i've not been adding anything to the tank over the last 4 weeks, but I have been monitoring what has been happening.

    The source of Ammonia was leaked from...
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    Hi, Doesn't sound like you need it now but my...

    Hi,

    Doesn't sound like you need it now but my liquid test kit states that if an ammonia, nitrite or nitrate test is registering off the chart you can half the test and then double the results:
    ...
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    Sorry to hijack this thread. I've been following...

    Sorry to hijack this thread. I've been following along with interest and will be picking up my own CU test later today (if available).

    I'm guessing the idea is to have a low copper value.

    What...
  12. Just wanted to thank you for the replies. All...

    Just wanted to thank you for the replies. All good info.

    I'm going on a scouting mission this week to see what's currently in stock and what can be ordered.

    I will definitely be back with...
  13. Stocking Advice Pls - First Tank - Planted Community : 450 litres (120 gallons)

    Hi,

    I am currently cycling my first tank, a freshwater planted tank to be filled with small community fish. Itís 450 litre (120g). Approx. 400 litres (105g) of water.

    The only thing Iíve...
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    Please, this isn't meant to offend you but you...

    Please, this isn't meant to offend you but you wrote "iv grown to love them" and "I will donate the Balas back once they are grown".

    How could you give away something that you've come to love?
    ...
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    Hi all, Thank you very much. So is this good...

    Hi all,

    Thank you very much. So is this good news? Can I try and use this ammonia for the fishless cycle?

    Tonight i've done a 30% water change. After 2 hours the values are as follows:

    Tap...
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    Thank you, I really appreciate the help. I do...

    Thank you, I really appreciate the help.

    I do not think I am adding any Ammonia either. I was going to introduce Tetras after 48 hours of starting with Denitrol but because Ammonia was already...
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    A bit more information. I'm happy that ammonia...

    A bit more information.

    I'm happy that ammonia appears to be present but should I be worried about the pH levels? I've seen on other threads they should not go too low.

    Also, is the ammonia too...
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    Lady Hobbs, Is the same true for a Fishless...

    Lady Hobbs,

    Is the same true for a Fishless cycle? Or would this only apply to a fish-in cycle?

    I've read that the water should not be changed during a cycle.

    Can you ignore the pH in a...
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    Hi Akran / Chris, Thanks to both of you for...

    Hi Akran / Chris,

    Thanks to both of you for the replies.

    Everything makes sense but i'm kind of limited by the fact that I have an internal filtration / pump setup. My Juwel Rio 400 tank has a...
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    Sticky: The video appears to be unavailable.

    The video appears to be unavailable.
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    Questions regarding CO2

    Hi,

    I'm currently thinking about CO2 for my planted tank but struggling to find good information to help me.

    My tank is a Juwel Rio 400 - 100g
    Substrate is ADA Amazonia
    Lights are 4 x Juwel...
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    I thought I would keep this thread going rather...

    I thought I would keep this thread going rather than start a new one.

    I'm currently into day 4 of having water in the tank. As I wrote above I was unable to find ammonia so have gone with JBL...
  23. It would be my guess that Silicone will be a lot...

    It would be my guess that Silicone will be a lot easier to remove at a later date - carefully using a razor blade.
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    Thank you all. A lot of very good information. ...

    Thank you all. A lot of very good information.

    So the general opinion is that so long as the temperature is ok, and you add the right about of dechlor beforehand, then slowly hosing water straight...
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    How do you do your large water changes?

    Hi,

    I am soon going to be filling my first aquarium tank with water.

    I am ok with this process:
    - Slowly fill using a hose from the tap
    - Once filled used appropriate conditioner
    - Turn on...
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