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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,627
Posted By AquaOne
Or slate with hole in, st.stl screw into...

Or slate with hole in, st.stl screw into underside of wood, slate on the bottom, covered with substrate = sunk driftwood.
2-3 weeks soak should do it, but if you can find the facility to pressurize...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By AquaOne
Pressurized container, if you can get up to about...

Pressurized container, if you can get up to about 4bar for a day that should do it (subject to size and type) but I wouldn't stick around while the pressure builds !!. Not sinking after 2 years...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-08-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,734
Posted By AquaOne
BN Pleco, yes I know there are numerous varieties...

BN Pleco, yes I know there are numerous varieties with fantastic markings. My trio (all in different tanks) are just fascinating and they all have their own 'personalities' too !
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By AquaOne
If the hardware is breaking, well you will need...

If the hardware is breaking, well you will need to replace it, but the filter media (sponge, ceramics etc.) are full of good bacteria controlling fish-waste, so you need to keep that 'alive' and...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By AquaOne
G, Yes... it's greener, yes... the Welsh maiden's...

G, Yes... it's greener, yes... the Welsh maiden's accent is.... maybe I need to leave it there, the post would be removed !!!
Sorry m8, I can't help you with SW, but there are loads of others just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By AquaOne
If it's like mine with multi-stage, I would...

If it's like mine with multi-stage, I would replace a single stage per 2-weeks until you have replaced all media. But before you go throwing old media, maybe you can recover it by swilling in the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,013
Posted By AquaOne
Hikari seems to be the best for algae wafers, but...

Hikari seems to be the best for algae wafers, but flake food is sometimes not as crucial to brand. I have a local supplier for flake food at near half the price of 'Tetramin' with exactly the same...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By AquaOne
+1 Agwatts, You need to find an aquatic centre...

+1 Agwatts, You need to find an aquatic centre rather than a general pet store. This isn't a blanket cover of all suppliers, but you would do well to get the advice you seek from AA's where we really...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-03-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By AquaOne
Wales you say... We English think of it like a...

Wales you say...
We English think of it like a zoo where you pay to go in !! TiC
Welcome along Gareth, really... some of my best mates are Welsh, and the girls,,, well say no more !!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-02-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By AquaOne
What about Amano shrimp ? I just got 6 for my...

What about Amano shrimp ?
I just got 6 for my 36g community and have not seen one of them after 2hrs of putting them in tank !
BREED !! I would just like to see them once in a while !!
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 06-02-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By AquaOne
You could almost get a hamster for your fishtank...

You could almost get a hamster for your fishtank from some 'multi-pet' supply stores ! You are much better off (as are the fish) going to an aquatics centre where they do just fish stuff.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-31-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By AquaOne
Powered gravel-vac does work okay, but I normally...

Powered gravel-vac does work okay, but I normally do as you are with a syphon-vac. I try to get everywhere in the tank, but inevitably there are less accessible areas that don't get cleaned so well....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-31-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By AquaOne
Wow, that's encouraging ! I am not keen on...

Wow, that's encouraging !
I am not keen on snails and have a contiuous battle to remove them every pwc. I don't like the chemical option since it treats the water and I have fish that have to swim...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-31-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By AquaOne
Aha.... and that's what happens when you don't...

Aha.... and that's what happens when you don't pay attention and read what other's have already posted !!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-31-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By AquaOne
How about the plastic grid used in tube light...

How about the plastic grid used in tube light fittings ?
I think you call it 'egg-crate', it would be easy to cut shape and allow light in/through, so you could shine extra light into tank if...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-31-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By AquaOne
Hi LS, welcome to AA. I reckoned that...

Hi LS, welcome to AA.
I reckoned that everything must have been answered, but never tire of finding things I wouldn't even have known to ask !!
That's why this is such a fascinating hobby, because...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-31-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By AquaOne
Looks pretty good, not familiar with the process...

Looks pretty good, not familiar with the process you are employing but fish-wise it sounds like they are advising well. Before you get to fish though, I would take a look at getting your water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-29-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,357
Posted By AquaOne
Looks like T8 works, just need to balance the...

Looks like T8 works, just need to balance the colour-temp. I just got T5 with adjustable reflectors and it's surprisingly easy to get different light array just by angling the reflectors a bit !
I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-27-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By AquaOne
And that's why for advice about fish, you're...

And that's why for advice about fish, you're better off asking others from AA, the pet stores just sell things and are less likely to know much about the livestock they are dealing with. +1 MABJ,...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-27-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By AquaOne
Liz, welcome to AA :) Any particular 'rockin'...

Liz, welcome to AA :)
Any particular 'rockin' ??
I need a bigger house before I can get a 150g !
Forum: Member Introductions 05-27-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By AquaOne
Hi Kerry, welcome to AA :) There's sure to be...

Hi Kerry, welcome to AA :)
There's sure to be someone here that can answer just about anything to do with fish. Any fish so far ?
Forum: Member Introductions 05-27-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By AquaOne
Welcome Melissa. You have found the perfect...

Welcome Melissa.
You have found the perfect source for enthusiastic support, the topic goes on & on ! One of my favourite's observed in the short time I've been here is the 'MTS' which I already...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By AquaOne
Thx Steve, nothing new then ! I am a computer...

Thx Steve, nothing new then !
I am a computer 'hobbyist' and always looking at how I might combine the various hobby interests I have. I had no idea there was a ph monitor/adjuster already out...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-26-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By AquaOne
Question PC Monitoring of fishtanks

I'm looking at making some hardware for PC monitoring of fishtanks.
It seems a good deal of AA's have their PC close by (as observed from another thread), good idea so you can see some fish while...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-26-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,245
Posted By AquaOne
All sounds so obvious when you hear (or read) it...

All sounds so obvious when you hear (or read) it from somewhere else !
I will do a bit of experimenting by doing the whole gravel-vac on one tank & not on the other. Try it for a month or so and see...
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