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    Thanks everyone. Well, I came across a tank in...

    Thanks everyone.
    Well, I came across a tank in my LFS(marine) which had the sump behind the tank. It immediately caught my attention and now, I have come up with something which I do not know is a...
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    Thanks for the detailed reply. Sorry, I thought...

    Thanks for the detailed reply. Sorry, I thought FOWLR was a common terminology. Its Fish Only With Live Rocks...
    I will use the expansion in the future :). As I mentioned earlier, I am planning to...
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    Help with new sump

    Hello All,
    I have a freshwater tank 4x2x1.5(depth) ft. My external canister started leaking since last week and so instead of buying a new one, I thought of setting up a sump...
  4. Going to the bottom substrate (JBL Aquaplus), is...

    Going to the bottom substrate (JBL Aquaplus), is it really required to have something like that as a bottom substrate, or will I be good with the Controsoil (similar to Oliver Knott nature soil). I...
  5. Help with fixing T5HO fixture on tank

    Hello All,

    I just ordered a 4x1.5ft T5HO reflector(with individual reflectors). Its a rectangular shaped box with hooks to hang the light.
    The problem is that I do not have any...
  6. Can I mix KNO3, K2SO4, MgSO4 and KH2PO4 in water...

    Can I mix KNO3, K2SO4, MgSO4 and KH2PO4 in water and keep a 500ml solution which can be dosed every three days?
    Not sure about the chemistry, but just assuming they will not react with each other to...
  7. Thanks. I do not add phosphate to the tank. I...

    Thanks. I do not add phosphate to the tank. I will get one this week and see if it makes any difference.
    I read somewhere that phosphates create algae and so didn't add phosphates.
    Will try...
  8. Help Clearing BBA and algae

    Hello,
    I have a 4x2x1.5 footer with lots of plants and african cichlids (they don't cause much damage as long as they are fed on time). The tank has been setup for around a year now....
  9. Opinion on T5HO reflectors

    I recently planned to upgrade my lights from PL to T5HO. The complete set costs a lot and considering the fact that I have already invested in PL and LED lights, I do not want to spend a fortune on...
  10. Wow. Henry you were right. The limiting factor in...

    Wow. Henry you were right. The limiting factor in my tank were the macros. I now see heavy pearling in my tank even days after the water change, which I never got before. The plants have become...
  11. I got some KNO3 from a hydroponics shop. Not sure...

    I got some KNO3 from a hydroponics shop. Not sure what king of algae I have on the tanks, but I tried scrubbing with a brush and it didn't come out. Its dark brownish in color and doesn't look good....
  12. The majority of fish are cichlids (African - 12)...

    The majority of fish are cichlids (African - 12) along with 2 SAE, 2 roseline sharks and 2 crayfish. I do not see any aggression in the tank.
    My light setup is attached.32913292. I got 2 LED...
  13. Thanks for the information Henry/Gerry. I was...

    Thanks for the information Henry/Gerry. I was overloaded with information I got from people regarding macros, and got lost in the track. Some said nitrates are required and some said they are bad for...
  14. I just add 50ml of JBL ferropol weekly...

    I just add 50ml of JBL ferropol weekly once(that's what the LFS guy asked me to).
    I have got K2SO4 + MgSO4 + EDTA iron from a chemical factory(yes the factory owner was very quite surprised that...
  15. Upgrading to T5HO - Need suggestion

    First , my tank specs:

    Dimension: 4l x 2h x 1.5 d.
    CO2: Pressurized. 1 bubble/sec. (Don't have drop checker to measure ppm.)
    Fertilization: JBL ferropol + macros weekly once.
    Plants: Heavily...
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    LED floodlight

    Hello All,
    My tank specs are as follows:

    Dimensions : 4x2x1.5(lenghtxheightxdepth)

    CO2; pressurized

    Ferts: JBL ferropol once a week.

    Lights: 2x36W PLL., 10hrs daily
  17. Fish died after putting moss like terrestrial algae in tank

    I had a terrible day with all 20 of my cichlids dead. My tank and the inhabitants have been with me for a year and a half now. Last week when I went to my parents place, I noticed a wet area behind...
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    Pearling related to PH?

    Hello All,

    I just upgraded to a pressurized Co2 system, from the DIY yeast generator I had earlier. My lights run 10 hrs on 140 W PLL.
    Substrate is bottom layer of JBL aquaplus and top...
  19. Quick update. The Anubias have started pearling....

    Quick update. The Anubias have started pearling. None of the other plants pearl though. But this is already a good sign of improvement. I guess over the couple of weeks, the plants will start...
  20. Thanks for the replies. I got a pressurized co2...

    Thanks for the replies. I got a pressurized co2 cylinder and a normal diffuser today. Got rid of the idea of inline reactor as it may reduce the flow. Things look fine for now. I know the KH and PH...
  21. Thanks for the replies. I am planning to get a...

    Thanks for the replies. I am planning to get a pressurized CO2 this weekend.
    For the diffusing part, its still confusing with all kinds of reviews from people.

    I was attaching the DIY CO2 output...
  22. Oh. Thanks for the reply. So I assume adding a...

    Oh. Thanks for the reply. So I assume adding a Co2 may not necessarily give me good pearling and growth. I think I will wait some more time before investing in the pressurized CO2. Just out of...
  23. My aquarium substrate is a rich one. It has a...

    My aquarium substrate is a rich one. It has a bottom layer of JBL Aquaplus(added 2 months ago) and top layer of Controsoil. I spent reasonable amount for the substrate which was gravel and sand...
  24. So can I still use my DIY C02 and get good...

    So can I still use my DIY C02 and get good growth? I do not want to invest in something which is going to give just ease of use. I do not mind devoting some extra time for that if I can save some...
  25. Should I get a Pressurized C02

    Thanks for reading this thread. My tank specs are as follows
    Dimension: 4ftx2ftx1.5ft. Close to 75Gallon
    Substrate: Controsoil and JBL aqua plus(25L)
    Lighting: 80W for 10 hrs(160W for 230693070...
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