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  1. Ch4rlie

    Ch4rlie's New Tank!

    Got myself a new Juwel Vision Tank 180 litres (47 US gals) last year and had not got round to setting it up yet!! Anyway, thought its about time I started doing this and to start a brand new journal. Well, here we go, first is a pic of the tank as straight from the box, in oak veneer trim...
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    Hand Sanitisers & Aquariums?

    Due to the covid 19 that’s happening currently, there lots of folks, myself included now use hand sanitisers quite a number of times during the day every day Have been reading about hand sanitisers and the ingredients of those seem to be high in alcohol and Aloe Vera as swell as other...
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    Help! Can't decide!! Vote! Eheim 4+ 350 or Fluval 307

    Help!! Have been trying to decide which external filter to buy but over the last few weeks I still have not made up my mind!! :blink::S First off, I have bought a brand new Juwel Vision 180, still in the box as am still redoracting the room where this tank is going, and have ordered a new...
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    Can anyone recommend a RO/DI system?

    Am at the moment researching into having a RO/DI system so that I can filter my hard water for a saltwater tank that I am planning on setting up and also for setting up a soft water freshwater tank for salt & pepper cories and certain tetras perhaps. (currently have 259-277 mg/l or 15dH and pH...
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    Fluval Evo upgrades?

    Am not new to TFF but have a few years experience with successful Freshwater keeping, however I am very, brand spanking new to saltwater fishkeeping. Have recently bought a Fluval Evo 13.5g / 52l all in one aquarium based on a few good reviews from experienced keepers saying it’s pretty good...
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    Plants for sale Redhill RH1

    Plants: Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae and Crinum calamistratum Age and condition: approx 1 - 3 years Quantity for sale: 6x Balansae / 4x Crinums Reason for Sale: closing down tank Delivery or Collection: collection Sales price: offers invited for job lot Willing to Ship: no General...
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    Things getting toasty......

    just over the last week or so I’ve been setting up a Fluval Roma 90 litre tank for a couple I know who have 2 fancy goldfish in a 5 gallon tank!!! Yep a 5 gal tank is way too small for goldfish of any sort so I offered for free my spare 90 litre tank and I tried to get them to take a larger...
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    A Fancy Question

    Hello Hope you all can help with a little advice here regarding fancy goldfish and tank size. I know of a couple who 2 kids and they have 2 fancy goldfish in a 5 gallon tank and these goldies been kept in that teeny tank for the last 2 years perhaps!! :/ Have repeatedly hinted to them to get...
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    Light advice for TMC Microhabitat 60

    Hello I had bought a TMC Microhabitat 60 cheaply, there was no light included, apparently the flat light that usually comes with the standard set up is woeful. Was told by the chap that AI Prime or Kessil are the best but pricey. So, am here to ask which lights would be suitable for this...
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    Rosy Loach - sand or gravel substrate?

    Hi Have come across a specie fo fish am seriously considering to obtain from a LFS, this is a rarely found specie and have not come across this for quite some time tbh. But I am hoping some members will know more about this specie other than what is stated on Seriously Fish website -...
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    Co2 Kit for Nano Tanks - Redhill, Surrey

    Livestock/Equipment make-model-size/Wanted/Exchange/Plants: JBL ProFlora u201 Co2, for aquariums up to 200 litres (used). Great little co2 kit for planted tanks! Included - used manual single gauge regulator, bubble counter, drop checker, co2 indicator fluid (about half bottle left), 1 metre...
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    Ch4rlie's Tanks

    Decided to upload a bunch of pics to show how my tanks are doing, yep, in the mood to show off a little bit :p Starting with my main 3 foot tank..... This was amongst the first pictures of this tank when it was set up back in May 2016 Plants starting to grow and you can see one of the...
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    Considering closing down a tank?

    Right, would appreciate some feedback and opinions about this as I am in two minds whether I shoudl do this. I have a 2.5 feet, 30 x 12 x 15, tank that has been running for around 8 months, maybe a bit more, can't remember when started this tank exactly. Currently this has 8 sawsba replenden...
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    Juwel 3D Background X2 - Redhill, Surrey

    Equipment make-model-size: Juwel 3D Structured Background STR 600 (500 x 600mm)   Age and condition: New, never used. Quantity for sale: 2 Reason for Sale: Surplus to requirement Delivery or Collection: Either Sales price: £10 each   Willing to Ship (Yes or No): YES Postage & Packaging Price...
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    Osmocote V Seachem Flourish Root Tabs

    I have just finished my last 40tabs bag of Seachem Flourish Root Tabs and having had a look online to replenish my supply of this and finding the prices ranging from £25 to £30 which is not exactly cheap.   I had a look at some reviews of Seachem Flourish Root Tabs, it is generally accepted as...
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    Looking For Best Aquarium Thermometer Recommendations

    As the topic title suggests, I am looking for a good quality thermeometer thats pretty accurate.   At the moment, i have 3 different thermometers on my 3 tanks, a cheap digital LCD, floating glass and a digital stick on tank glass one and even have on fluval heater with a built in thermometer.  ...
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    Inline Diffuser Or Small Powerhead For Co2?

    Am trying to decide which method would be most effective for dispersing my co2 to spread throughout the tank.   I currently have a Eheim Classic 150 external cannister with a spraybar on a 2.5 foot 20 gal long tank.   And am wondering if using a small powerhead directly above the standard...
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    Yet Another Tank Journal By Ch4Rlie!

    Hello   Yup, its that time again.   MTS strikes once more in my household!! (Multiple Tank Syndrome for those unaware of that )   This time, due to the lack of space in my flat, there is no real room for another tank and have been formulating a plan in my mind for some time as my partneer...
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    Is Mgso4 Harmful To Shrimps And Snails?

    I have 2 tanks and one is 20 US gal tank  and the other is 25 US gals, and want to tweak my EI a little bit as am getting some BBA and thinking this may help in curbing the BBA growth as well as keeping my plants growing good.   Both my tanks have red cherry shrimps, amano shrimps, assassin...
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    Whiptail Catfish - Rineloricaria Lanceolata - Basic Questions

    I have recently purchased a Whiptail Catfish - Rineloricaria lanceolata, doing real well and feeding on Hikari Algae Wafers and peas, not tried any other vegetables yet. Is there any recomendations for a good varied diet for this guy? Hikari Carnivore Pellets or Hkari Sinking Pellets for...
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