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    I've Got An Old Tank, I've Got A New Tank - What Do I Do Next?

    Well I decided to change over to sand! Wasn't too bad after all. Scooped the gravel with a plastic cup with holes cut out in it. Got 2 x 15kg bags of play sand from toys r us and ended up using 1 1/2 bags. I gave it a good wash and then scooped it in. Not sure how washing it needed as most of...
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    Complete Newbie

    You can, but its cheaper to buy a set from what I've seen.   I ordered this one the other day and it came today. It's £18.75 including delivery which I thought was reasonable, especially as its £35 in Pets at Home. I paid 75p extra for 1st class and it took 2 days to deliver (most probably the...
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    Api Test Kit Lost Colour Chart

    Bare in mind that the colour charts are supposed to be colour calibrated. So if you print one off from online, you can't guarantee it'll be accurately coloured at all!   Maybe worth phoning API and seeing if you can get one from them?
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    I've Got An Old Tank, I've Got A New Tank - What Do I Do Next?

    I got my chemistry set today and after producing a bunch of samples that looked like pee after various good nights out, I got the following results...   New Tank: PH 8 / Ammonia 0.25ppm / Nitrite 0.25ppm / Nitrate 10ppm (but not sure on the Nitrate, this was difficult to compare)   Old Tank: PH...
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    I've Got An Old Tank, I've Got A New Tank - What Do I Do Next?

      Cool. Surprisingly, after having a good look around, there doesn't seem to be that much info about transferring from an old tank to a new one. The majority of articles I have read just say about new tank syndrome, tank/filter cycling, etc and maybe mention using a small amount of media from...
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    I've Got An Old Tank, I've Got A New Tank - What Do I Do Next?

    Lol, yes it is! We're going over to a more traditional "artic white" (still bright though!) gravel in this new tank. So the old red/blue gravel is staying in the old tank and not moving over.   Which reminds me, unfortunately I bought and put in the gravel before I found out that the YoYo...
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    I've Got An Old Tank, I've Got A New Tank - What Do I Do Next?

    Hi all,   I've had a 60l tank that I've been running for a number of years which has been relatively successful (only a couple of Tetra's have died after a couple of years) and decided to upgrade.   So I've gone out and bought a new tank! I did it for a number of reasons - not least deciding...
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