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    Help needed with FLUVAL lights

    Thankyou for the info. I have already tried one tube on it's own and it doesn't work. I also recall when I bought this tank, looing into replacing the tubes back then and I found a you tube video showing how to cut open (!!!) the central support with a dremmel tool to get to the starters. So...
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    Help needed with FLUVAL lights

    Did that shed any light on the matter? ;) I can see that General Electric make bulk trade boxes of 25 1050mm tubes so somewhere out there people use them in the real world for lighting, homes? warehouses?
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    Help needed with FLUVAL lights

    Yes, I took the tube out and wiped it with a damp cloth so I could read it better, and it wiped all the writing off! But I have now found suppliers of this size tube, you have to search for 1050mm or 1047mm
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    Help needed with FLUVAL lights

    OK, I removed the tube and it's 105cm which go-gle tells me is 41.33 inches. I don't really want to try and operate the one light that might still work (though both old) because it will leave the connections exposed and live in a very splashy tank. Any idea whether the sizes quoted by suppliers...
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    Help needed with FLUVAL lights

    Help needed with FLUVAL 4FT lights Hi there, can anyone tell me what size tubes I need as the lights have failed very quickly indeed and I want to order some tonight without delay. They look like a pair of T8's, but in situ, I can't quite measure the length properly (and I don't want to leave...
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    Looking For Best Aquarium Thermometer Recommendations

    Try a lab thermometer - they are very accurate. They don't have that extra glass bubble around them like aquarium thermometers do which I guess is to stop it leaking into the tank if you break it? Or no? They only contain alcohol anyway, not mercury these days?
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    A Few Issues Came At Once To Give Me An Algae Problem

    So I set up my CO2 cylinder after it had been in storage for a year and the tank was setup at a temporary location, and it took me a while to get it refilled as it was coincidentally empty. Then I noticed that some of the remaining plants were finally dying (after a year), but I didn't want to...
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    Hampshire (United Kingdom) New Co2 Filling Available

    After my post about moving house and not being able to find a CO2 filling station in Hampshire, by sheer coincidence it turned out my old place I used to go to had moved from Dorset to Hampshire. The difference in going to an actual filling station as opposed to an extinguisher place is you'll...
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    OK, thanks for your replies. I'm glad you liked the Tumble weed - it's what my friends send back to me when I send them non-funny jokes! lol OK, the cylinder was empty either by co-incidence or storing a nearly empty bottle for a year, maybe can let out a tiny amount of gas through the rubber...
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OIwBDYrAjw
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    Where To Get Co2 Refilled?

    Hi guys, I was a bit spoilt where I used to live because the CO2 was refilled for £3. It was an actual "filling station", not the petrol kind, but the depot where they refill fire extinguishers and various other types of gas. Now I live in Hampshire, I can't find anything like this. When...
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP1bIU-xHSQ
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIIuR-HjFho
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    I guess I'm just asking ... what is the working pressure on a 2kg cylinder to show it's not empty, and is it possible if you shake an empty cylinder up, can it work for a few minutes and then stop?
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    Quick Question - Setting Up Co2 After Being In Storage

    Setting up CO2 after being in storage: Hi guys, can you help with a quick refresher? I re-set up my CO2 after 1 year and 2 house moves and I thought the CO2 cylinder felt very light. However it started working immediately and showed as 2 bar on the cylinder side and 30 lbs on the solenoid...
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