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    Replaced Bulbs.. Now Algae :(

    IMO, Thanks for your reply. I hadn't thought of that, my co2 has been off for quite a while now so ill look at starting that back up. At the same time as replacing my lights I also added new reflectors so the light output has significantly increased. I didn't release a lack of co2 would cause...
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    Replaced Bulbs.. Now Algae :(

    Hi all, Hope you can help, my tank was looking very dull and tired and so it was time for me to get back into it. I replaced my bulbs with a couple from lamp specs, I went for 1x grolux and a 880 Philips, at the same time I also purchased an 865 and 845 to test out the colour combinations. I...
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    T5 Lighting - Which Bulbs?

    Thanks, is the 6500K the ones that will give me a natural light as opposed to give a strange hue? are those bulbs going to be just as good as the Life-Glo's (and just as bright?)
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    T5 Lighting - Which Bulbs?

    Hi All, Im also now just looking at http://www.lampspecs.co.uk following another post I just read, but getting a little lost by it all. For a planted tank, to give good colours with fish etc as well, should I be going for a "daylight" T5 bulb? like these...
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    T5 Lighting - Which Bulbs?

    Hi All, put this in the general discussion but then realised its probably better suited here too? I need to replace my 2 T5's in my tank as both are now pretty old. Ive previously used glo tubes but cant remember which 2 I had, I believe one was a power glo and other was possibly a life glo...
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    Glo Tubes (t5 Ho) Combination - Planted Tank With Co2

    Ive also noticed that Hagen now sell Power-Glo, Life-Glo - and then two other bulbs, Fluval Life Spectrum and Fluval Power Spectrum they look identical to the glo product ? are they the same? both listed as T5 HO with same bulb specifications, am I missing something?
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    Glo Tubes (t5 Ho) Combination - Planted Tank With Co2

    Thanks MBOU - maybe its a life glo and power glo I have? would 2 life glos be sufficient for plant growth? with regards to the Arcadias, no problem with ordering online, which ones would you go for?
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    Glo Tubes (t5 Ho) Combination - Planted Tank With Co2

    Hi All, I need to replace my 2 T5's in my tank as both are now pretty old. Ive previously used glo tubes but cant remember which 2 I had, I believe one was a power glo and other was possibly a life glo. As im now replacing them im wondering what combination would be best for my planted tank...
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    Mts And Zebra Loach

    Sorry just noticed you recomended 3... for bottom dwellers, I have 3 bristlenoses and now 1 zebra loach, its a 180L fluval Vicenza, will I be ok with 3 loaches in total? I didnt want to crowd the bottom too much as its also quite densely planted? Thanks Fluttermouth, you managed to reply...
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    Mts And Zebra Loach

    Thanks guys much appreciated! Ill look at going to the lfs this weekend and maybe getting him a friend, im not sure ill have space for a shoal, would 2 in total maybe stop them getting so stressed? I crused a few snails last night and this morning they were gone, along with a few empty shells...
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    Mts And Zebra Loach

    Hi all, I have a large MTS outbreak (very bad) in the tank that I'm starting up again. I asked my Ltd about possible loaches and he recommended a zebra loach. He also advised that I could keep him on his own and he would do just fine. He has been in just over 24 hours and appears to not be...
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    Starting My Tank Up Again!

    Hi All, used to be a regular here quite a few years ago - I had a planted tank, Co2 etc etc - well, durnig that time the tank was getting left more and more and eventually I stopped as it wasnt fair to the poor fish! well.. im glad to say that now im back into it, with the time and the space...
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    New Heater Question

    Hi All, My heater needs to be replaced, ive been looking at several variations and im a bit confused on what the best options are. I like the idea of having one with a LCD showing the current water temp, at least this means I can get rid of my current thermom and so reduce the total ammount of...
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    Co2 Regulation / Ph Controller

    Hi Jake, Thanks for your reply. To be honest, im only concerned with the Co2 reading in my tank. My attempt and thoughts were based around making my Co2 dosing more efficient as at the moment im just guessing that it needs to be pumping Co2 x minutes before lights on and x minutes before...
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    Co2 Regulation / Ph Controller

    Hi All, At the moment, I regulate my pressured co2 system using a solonoid plugged into a timer, Co2 comes on and off just before the light timer switches them on / off. Im aware that this will cause a very small fluctuation in PH Levels. Whilst im not keeping any fish that would be affected...
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