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frankzane
post Dec 26 2016, 10:50 PM

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Can anyone pls recommend good general liquid and tablet fert?

Thanks.
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post Dec 29 2016, 06:04 PM

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QUOTE(brobok @ Dec 28 2016, 09:17 PM)
Hi there, can you be more specific. what kind of fert you are looking for.
perhaps stating your budgets, aquarium size, plants, etc etc ......
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2 feet, common aquatic plant (Val, Sword plant, Cabomba, etc). No specific budget. thanks.
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post Dec 29 2016, 06:12 PM

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QUOTE(fookie @ Dec 29 2016, 06:06 PM)
this guy's root tabs are cheap and reliable. https://www.facebook.com/kedaiufo/
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Thanks...but shop too far...wonder if they courier?
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post Jan 1 2017, 01:14 PM

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QUOTE(fookie @ Dec 30 2016, 12:20 PM)
yes, he couriers. but if you need it urgently, he does have a reseller in ipoh & kl.
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Thats good. thanks.
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post Jan 2 2017, 07:45 PM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Jan 2 2017, 01:45 AM)
dry fert, best ways to save money, learn how to use and mix dry fert
http://rotalabutterfly.com/nutrient-calculator.php
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Ok thanks.
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post Jan 5 2017, 02:49 PM

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Hi Sifus,

Wanna ask here; do you all keep the CO2 on when the light goes off?

I read in the internet and someone mentioned the CO2 should be on 24/7 to keep the level consistent.
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post Jan 6 2017, 01:29 PM

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QUOTE(kevin613 @ Jan 5 2017, 03:31 PM)
your plants dont consume co2 when they are not photosynthesizing, so why waste co2?
in fact, when your plants stop photosynthesis, they will start to utilize o2 inside the tank.
so if you have any live stock inside the tank, the extra co2, and low o2 will make them suffer.
if i keep my co2 running overnight, by morning i can see all my shrimps struggling near water surface..
so in order to keep them happy, i run my airpump when lights are off.

so what i did with my tank is :
lights off, co2 off, airpump on..
lights on, co2 on, airpump off..
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Thanks for all the replies.

My concern is the inconsistency of the CO2 level which might harm the fish.

http://aquaticconcepts.thekrib.com/Co2/co2_faq.htm#T06

"Don't shut the CO2 off at night in a manual system. Many people assume you have to turn off the CO2 at night because the plants won't be using any and too much will build up in the aquarium. This is not true. Much more CO2 is lost to atmospheric diffusion than is used by plants. If you turn the CO2 off at night, the water will return to equilibrium levels by morning. This has two consequences: it will take longer to get the CO2 level back to optimum and the pH swings between day and night will be much greater, stressing your fish."


But after reading from the replies, I supposed overdosage of CO2 is more harmful than the fluctuation of CO2?
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post Jan 8 2017, 10:30 PM

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QUOTE(usmanjailani @ Jan 6 2017, 02:23 PM)
the term to look at is manual system..since using manual system could bring inconsistency in co2 intake by the tank..u might on co2 on 4pm today, but maybe something can comes up tomorow and u only manage to on the co2 on 8pm..but by using solenoid on timer, there will be consistent amount and time so the fish can adapt with the changing hopefully..
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Ok thanks.
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post Jan 17 2017, 01:18 PM

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Just want to run a quick survey of what type of lighting all of you use?

Fluorescent, spot light, LED, etc?
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post Jan 18 2017, 01:19 PM

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QUOTE(Punanister @ Jan 17 2017, 03:50 PM)
I think everyone's switching into LED lights now.
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I see...so fluorescent is old fashioned d?

What brand of LED light is good (I mean those prefixed). Not a good DIY person though....

How about the light spectrum? Does LED covers all light spectrum?
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post Jan 19 2017, 01:21 PM

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QUOTE(Punanister @ Jan 18 2017, 06:29 PM)
Not really old-fashioned. But what I think is it's the energy consumption. More light for less cost or same light for less cost. SOmething like that. Hehehe!
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So you DIY your lighting as well?
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post Jan 19 2017, 01:22 PM

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QUOTE(fookie @ Jan 19 2017, 11:45 AM)
DIY is for really low tech / maintenance tank. Suggest you spend more moolah to get a manual regulator. Like what the other sifus mentioned before, just let it run at low bps all the time. If you have unstable co2 levels in your tank, algaes are inevitable.
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I decided to only ON the CO2 when the lights on. Killed all my fish when I tried 24/7 few weeks back despite very low bps. cry.gif
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post Jan 20 2017, 12:38 PM

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QUOTE(Vio @ Jan 19 2017, 02:08 PM)
I'm using 1-2 bps running 24/7 so far so no casualty. How many bps are you running?.
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1 bps or perhaps lesser. What made you to switch it on 24/7? Mind sharing?
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post Jan 20 2017, 12:39 PM

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QUOTE(Punanister @ Jan 19 2017, 07:55 PM)
It's the D-501 CO2 "system". I'm planning to just use it temporarily as I was able to acquire also a 2L tank.
Just for tempo use and when I ran out of CO2 n the tank.
No. I was fortunate enough to find branded ones. but it's not enough (plus I haven't really got it yet. Waiting for salary. Hehehe!) But if in case I need to go DIY to add more lighting, I'd go for the flood lights.
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Mind sharing what's the brand of the lighting and where to get it?
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post Jan 20 2017, 03:32 PM

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QUOTE(Punanister @ Jan 20 2017, 01:18 PM)
Will be picking up this 2 once salary is in. I got a pretty good deal also here in the pet garage sales. Hehehe!

WAVE POINT LED LIGHT
UP-AQUA PRO LED LIGHT
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post Feb 14 2017, 01:29 PM

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QUOTE(psyduck89 @ Feb 14 2017, 12:31 PM)
I soak for more than 16 hour d...

Still clog...
But no algae seen on the ceramic surface
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Bleach not so much of help. Outside very clean, but no bubbles at all!

H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide?
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post Feb 14 2017, 01:41 PM

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QUOTE(mudz @ Feb 9 2017, 01:14 PM)
Greetings,

Would like to seek for some advice on how to rescape the plants into better order. Started this tank months ago and it looks very messy now.
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Hi,

Mind sharing you tank 'spec':

Tank dimension
Lighting
CO2
Media
Using cooler?
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post Feb 20 2017, 01:48 PM

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QUOTE(fookie @ Feb 17 2017, 05:58 PM)
Did you scrub the ceramic? under no circumstances, you should scrub the ceramic even with the thinnest bristle.

I learned my lesson last time. Ceramic diffuser became a stone bubble.
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You meant scrub or dont' scrub?
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post Feb 20 2017, 01:49 PM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Feb 1 2017, 05:50 AM)
petsmart, fish shop tat sell arowana fish flowerhorn fish,  not sure if fishdepot still carry it but u can try call and ask them
last place is here wts thread
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How about donut media? Is it as good?
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post Feb 22 2017, 01:28 PM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Feb 20 2017, 07:42 PM)
donut media also good 2 go, but whn speaking abt filter media those are much more effective
3x more effective
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Ok thanks! fishdepot selling them right?

Which layer in the canister filter are these media supposed to be put in?

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