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  1. Wow can't believe I never thought of this.. My hoses are an absolute mess, so much so that I think it's slowing down the flow alot! But never got a start on cleaning cause I couldn't find something to do it with... This makes sense..! Cheers!
  2. Hey all you wonderful people! Here's the issue, my light reflector ended up falling off through the night. Turns out it must have been touching the bulb at both ends as it was warped and burned... So I now need a replacement, but I've heard of people using tin foil? Anyone have photos or personal experience? Or if anyone has any other solutions they have done (i don't want therories or "this should maybe work..") Also just read I could paint the inside of the lid white, as that'll reflect light? If it helps, I have a fluval Roma 125l.. Thanks! x
  3. Haha the volcano is cute! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261334710567?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 I was maybe even thinking of something like this.. I like how it has a colour controller, that's a big cool feature..
  4. Someone talk to me about bubbles! I wanna get a couple of air stones, maybe placed under some rocks for a natural look, or maybe a bubble curtain running along the back of my tank. Dunno if I'd be better with a larger bubble ring type thing instead of typical stones? Also, I don't know what sort of air pump would be best, and at a good price more importantly? I seen a pump at Pets at Home for £10, but I'd need to buy everything separately? Then I have seen this on eBay also, which looks good. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111352057873?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 If it helps, I have a 125l tank, just slightly longer than 2ft?
  5. I'm fascinated with this tank. Amazing.what's the floating plants called? That's an attractive idea!
  6. Yeah, 125l. Using the good measuring units lol. And my filter is a APS 1400ef. More than enough. The treatment I'm using, I don't k ow about how it works as a chemical, but the instructions and from what I've read online, it doesn't KILL algae, it actually reacts to it and forces it to bind together, making it manageable to be caught through the filter. I'm due a water change tomorrow so if I have time I will do the filter as well and report on that if you guys want As always, thanks for the advice. It's still nicer than what other replies get elsewhere lol.
  7. And you know who I have to thank? (Besides you amazing people giving alot of advice!) My amazing fiance! She picked a water treatment when we were at Pets at Home, and it worked. Tetra GREEN AWAY. It's insane how it worked IMMEDIATELY. Anyway, here's a quick photo. I've had pea soup water for a while so haven't totally cleaned up after it just yet, so forgive the mess! I cannot believe how difficult it is to get a good, justifiable photo of my tank right now haha. Before it was like a green cloud in there. Nasty.
  8. I will be getting mine from Amazon then! So I forgot to post, but the other day I rearranged the filter, 3 sponges on bottom, then ceramic rings, then bio balls on top, no carbon. Waters clearer. No problems. Haven't tested the water but it certainly looks a lot nicer!! When my new sponge comes I think I might add another layer of sponge to the bottom as well..
  9. I was looking for one yesterday in my local Pets at home and it cost £28. Now convert that to $ and see if that's fair haha.
  10. Ah, iverstocking. A beautiful topic of debate indeed haha. Currently I have only 3 fancys in a 125l tank. I think some consider that 1 fish too many. Going bigger isn't an option though. I'm going to do a big water change tonight, using API Stress Coat+. The filter media is gonna be rearranged as well, sponges in bottom etc. I have some more sponge coming too. Ultimately I can see me soldiering on for the next week then deciding to redo everything and move it also. If I was to do this, I'd need to use some quick start treatment stuff instead of cying though as the fish would be temporarily in tubs or something
  11. Ok, my tap water.. Gh 30 Kh 40 Ph 6.5 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 or maybe just 20?? If it makes any difference I haven't done a water change in 2 days, it's due tonight and I have the treatment stuff now. My general plan was to do a big water change, 70% sort of thing
  12. Ugh. No I know I should invest in the big kit, but I had just been shopping and didn't have much cash left lol. And this pack came with like 5 strips. Pathetic. Huh, this tank has been going for a good few months. I think since February? I did cycle it for a few days but also seeded some water from an old tank that was running at the time. and was fine n clear. I do water changes every 2 days, 3 days at a push. Typically I take out about 40% at a time. Right now I'm UN the mind set that I may move the tank to the dinning room to hide it from some light. And by doing that I will need to empty it etc so that'll be a col start. I may give it a week or so n see how it goes tho
  13. Huh, so here's some readings. I was gonna start a new thread but don't wanna clog the place up when this is already here lol . This is what I think the turn out it. Gh 0 Kh 40 Ph 7.0 N02 (nitrite) 0.5 N03 (nitrate) 40
  14. Good news. Got a little test kit. Bad news. It's only some strips. I had been shopping and didn't have enough for the big £28 API kit. How the he'll is it so expensive??? Also got a big bottle of API stress coat I think. So I will give it a test in a bit. Me and the missus have been talking about maybe moving the tank into the dining room now. Living room to dining room is kindda open. Where there is space for it, it's still adjacent to the living room windows. albeit 14ft further away and the dining room is kindda always dark with the blackout blinds...
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