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Clueless07
post Jul 1 2020, 03:55 PM

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QUOTE(ChuanHong @ Jul 1 2020, 01:32 PM)
location?! some china imported tank which having 3 in 1 things fish tank for purchase at low cost.. 10L around RM100 or maybe 15L about 1ft tank is RM150 like that.. however, most of the setup come with overpower water pump.. u need to check and see any modification can be done to reduce the power of pump.. depend on what kind of fish u need..

Cause if u go and buy tank+led+pump, i guess minimum 250..

Recently i spent RM500 for 2ft tank (230) + LED (150) + hang on filter (170).. of course there are cheaper brand to purchase.. not included some others misc.. LOL..
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"Welcome to the Beautiful world of aquascaping"
that is a good start...
now how about CO2, fertilizer....
soil roccs and plants =D

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post Jul 21 2020, 09:57 PM

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Jul 21 2020, 01:18 PM)
Clueless07 which fertilizer you're using for your tank? Which you dose more, macro or micro?
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I just started using.
JBL NPK Macro
Fluval micro.
Trying to dose alternate day. But some time forget la.

I din use any one my first tank. I think part of the reason it became disaster.

Now my new tank growing well, especially the Pinatifida


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Clueless07
post Jul 22 2020, 09:36 AM

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Jul 21 2020, 11:59 PM)
I'm using Seachem Flourish & Flourish Nitrogen. Nitrogen is only 100ml bottle because I use it dose only one tank (second tank); apparently this tank have low nitrate. Floaters & anacharis having trouble surviving in this tank. Also to combat BGA in this tank.

Stopping dosing fertilizer in my first tank because I get green water due to dosing too frequently, once every two days. Both bacopa caroliniana & ludwigia sp. dark orange showing deficiency in old & new leaves. That's why I started dosing Flourish. Ludwigia already showing good progress. Bacopa leaves are smaller than it should be & darker color; unlike bacopa in second tank with bigger & greener leaves.  I think I need NPK fertilizer. Let see if bacopa produce normal new leaves.
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Flourish will be micro....
i am told of the 3 macro
N- nitrogen is typically available in the fish food
P- typically in fish poops
K- this is typically lacking

so not sure how u address the K?

and yes.... my take on fertilzer dosing... I am still learning though
just dose regularly.... try 2 time macro and 2 time micro at least, water change will revert to once per week.


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post Aug 21 2020, 09:27 AM

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As been learning, and told this while....
- try black out, if black out done work- the root cause is still there

so prolly water+ soil too rich in nutrien.
and at time, when we blackout, some section of the plants actually melt, and decompose causing more nutrient.....

So need more water change.... at time could be so frust that want to restart everything.


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post Sep 18 2020, 09:19 PM

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QUOTE(ProfessorHi @ Sep 14 2020, 10:09 PM)
Anyone know where to find curvy / curly driftwood? Or does anyone know what is the wood used in this scape and where to find that type of wood?

I've already visited Aquacult Studio, Aquazoom, Nature Inside, Fish Depot but to no avail. Need recommendations by Sifus.
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I think this is using spider woods right ?
It is very curvy. Aquacult should have, but so far I see the most is at Natural Aquatic at Subang.
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post Oct 25 2020, 08:32 PM

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Welcome to the hobby. Let’s learn it together.
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post Oct 26 2020, 03:27 PM

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not familiar with the black spot.
dont look like BBA for me.

if u free, cleaning it with hand ( rub via finger) then do a few water change lo
any cleaning crew there?

btw- what is the fish on the right...
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post Nov 3 2020, 09:00 AM

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QUOTE(brapa? @ Nov 2 2020, 10:35 PM)
i'm wondering if its practical
to use this as my aquarium stand

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you trolling or what bro?
do you know how heavy is an aquarium filled up with water?
you need something stable- and non movable.
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post Nov 3 2020, 09:22 AM

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to put aquarium? or other house hold products?
if wanna use, also remove the wheel at least

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post Nov 3 2020, 11:14 AM

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if you do aquascaping- once you push and the tank move....everything will be disturbed. Rock wood plants... u tell me.
every single thing.

i could be wrong.... still new and learning here.

PS: why wanna bring to kitchen and toilet? the fishes eat and pop in the tank *wink
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post Nov 4 2020, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(Blinklime @ Nov 4 2020, 02:21 AM)

ah u have shrimps, so u probably know about all this anyway. lol[/b]
it was relaxing for me to type this anyway. kelos
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Post the pic of your tank le...
share share for enjoyment
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post Nov 5 2020, 02:09 PM

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too much water change is no good- i would not recommend to do 90% change every day or every week.

typical- we do 30% water change. if more changes needed- then we should do 2X or 3X per week.


you are considering seachem for what purpose eh?
if water conditioner.... then we would Tension Gon would be good.



equally important is the filtration system,- as in
A- need to have enough circulation flow.
B- sufficient media for beneficial bacteria- it will breakdown the waste to simpler substance, for the plant to adsorb


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post Nov 6 2020, 08:53 AM

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QUOTE(zyphron @ Nov 6 2020, 01:58 AM)
Hi all.

Wanted to get some guidance as I'm starting my very first planted tank.

60x40x40cm 8mm Iwagumi tank with hair grass, Cuba and Monte carlo.

Questions :
I've already bought the tank, light and filter (Dophin Cf600).
Can advice on what should I get for the soil instead?
In my list right now:
ADA Bacter 100
ADA Power Sand
ADA Aqua Soil-Amazonia 9L as the base
ADA Amazonia Powder for the surface

Anything I missed out? Should I have a co2 system for my setup? Drystart or not?

Will like to get all the items required this weekend in 1 shot as CMCO right now. Don't want to travel Sana sini.
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Welcome to the club!

1. yes ADA amazonia II is good.
2. i would not bother about power sand and bacter
power sand is mainly use for heavily planted tank. Bacter is to speed up bacteria growth. i would let the bacteria grow slowly (and save the rm 100). If you or ur friend have another tank, can get it from there .
3. CF 600 is good size, load it with filter media ( i mean those bio ring etc) as it dont come with it.
4. Glass lily pipe?
5 Tension gon
6 what rocks are you using? any picture which inspire you?
7 Yes COs is recommended . you seems serious then get the proper aluminium tank set, with soleniod.

8. fertilizer... may be later after a few weeks.

so do dry start, but i do you have patience for 2-3 weeks?





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post Nov 8 2020, 12:34 PM

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Tension Gon is chlorine remover and water conditioner. If you do only plant- you still need some sort of chlorine remover. That is because you wanna avoid killing the bacteria. Bacteria populated at inside the soil, porous stones and mostly within filter media.

So one important note is never to washthe filter media with fresh water- the chlorine will kill those bacs. I rinse only with tank water during WC.

CO2 will be 200RM for proper Aluminium tank like UpAqua or Ista. There are cheaper version on those use fire extinguishers to convert.

Solenoid regulator also 200-300RM. There is this Mufan about 150RM, can consider la.

Diffuser- if got budget then get Neo- about RM100. There are other types, like those UFO style also ok ( but larger and not so refined. )

Check valve and bubble counter another RM30.

Each tank can last about 3-6months. Refill cost Rm13 for 1 liter tank.

I try to upload some photo- but always show file too large.

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post Nov 11 2020, 10:34 AM

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no.. not really
we dont send to shirmp hotel.

typically got 2 way-
a- we get a portable tank and bring the shrimp with us.
b- 2 days before we leave, we bring to local favorite restaurant - my favorite is drunken prawn, or course someother like butter style as well. if wanna halal one- you may try the tomyam shop

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post Nov 12 2020, 07:05 PM

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QUOTE(brapa? @ Nov 11 2020, 11:19 PM)
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i just started shrimping
didnt feed them anything
just leave them eat algae forever
should b ok right ?
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Yeah no issue. They will feed w anything , so should not die
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post Nov 13 2020, 10:25 AM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 12 2020, 10:08 PM)
Got another free same tank as current setup. (10g tank)
Current tank is Fire Red NeoCaridina + Co2 setup.

Just bought Chihiros RGB A-Plus A601 to upgrade the lighting and will sharing across two tank.

So, now my question is Co2 sharing, as I already having regulator with solenoid and don't like to get another Co2 tank system.
Any one try using splitting via Aquarium Multi CO2 Needle Valve

Setup condition>>
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i have a splitter ( i think Mufan)- it will work though take a bit of patience to set it up.
coz if you open one side more, the other side will suffer. Some fine tuning needed for few few day- and there after it is good to go.
do have bubble counter and check valve at both side- for easier to visualize

anotehr CO2 tank and solenoid is just too expensive.

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post Nov 14 2020, 08:09 AM

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[quote=kizwan,Nov 13 2020, 02:43 PM]
Can you list complete parts for the CO2 system you're using with their cost for each of the parts? Thank you.


Here u go @kizwan
CO2 tank
Aluminum type either Ista or Up Aqua.
Promo could get around RM200.
It could last 4 to 6 month. And refill is RM13
https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1ENy8
There is also steel tanks converted from Fire exthingusher- I would not recommend it.

Regulator w Solenoid
Got mine Rm 200 plus.
Below link is RM130., seems good review.
https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1E0H6

Another brand is Mufan, but dunno why got bad review.
https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1EXy7

3 way splitter. - if u want to supply to 2 or 3 tanks.
Rm50
https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1E0HM

Bubble counter and check valve
Rm 10

https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1EOPQ

Diffuser.
Ista UFO. This give fine bubbles. RM 25
https://s.lazada.com.my/s.1EQkd

If can get Aquarious Neo. This give the finest bubbles.
https://shopee.com.my/product/158666631/740...3550?smtt=0.0.9

It is quite an investment. But this hobby gave me lots of joy throughout the MCO. It is a satisfying hobby

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post Nov 14 2020, 08:11 AM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 13 2020, 01:16 PM)
OK, I'm curious how to join from regulator to splitter.

Regulator > Tube > splitter > check valve
or
Regulator > splitter > check valve

Yes, I had another bubble counter ready for each outlet later. Will get another neo diffuser too.
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Regulator outlet valve >adapter>splitter>tube >check valve > tube>counter>Long tube >diffuser.

I try to show photo later
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post Nov 14 2020, 12:58 PM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 14 2020, 11:17 AM)

Asking to TaoBao seller... all said cant match to my Ista Regulator coz the outlet is facing down...
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Else the only way will be split like this...
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Here u go- can refer my set up. I use a 3 way splitter instead of 2 way.... coz not much difference in price and in case I wanna 3rd tank.

Agree the regulator outlet face down is causing issue.
The “Tee” in your photo cannot be splitter - coz it don’t have valve.
Though - If possible, u may use it to divert the regulator valve outlet to the side ( ie elbow).

If u lost- u May PM me.

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