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  1. David J

    Bolivian Ram Staying A Top Of Tank

    Hi See my signature for tank details. My oldest ram, the female, hasn't been well since yesterday. I first notices last night that she was very dark and hiding about half way up the tank at the glass to the rear left corner. She was also pointing her body upwards so her head was pointing up...
  2. David J

    Cyanobacteria In A Very Planted Tank

    I had really bad BGA. I'd say that at its worst it covered about 60-70% of the wood and rocks etc. I tried the black out. Didn't work. In the end, what did it was manually clearing as much as possible regularly, increased flow by means of a powerhead and H2O2 applied directly to affected areas...
  3. David J

    A Few Issues - Co2, Ferts, Flow & Algae

    Hi Daize Good to hear that you have no probs with the bubbles going into your filter. It's been going for 2 days and no problems so far. I didn't know liquid carbon could be used against it. Might end up giving it a go.
  4. David J

    A Few Issues - Co2, Ferts, Flow & Algae

    Hi I have a few issues and questions about my set up. My tank has been running for 2 years. Up until now it has not had Co2. It has always had live plants (swords, crypts, cabomba, anubias) and has bogwood and a few rocks with part sand part gravel substrate. Up until now I've been dosing...
  5. David J

    Water In Co2 Tubing

    How did I miss that! I read that too.
  6. David J

    Water In Co2 Tubing

    Ah, I wondered about doing that but hadn't seen it mentioned on any set up guides I read online. I have another one spare so I'll get it on ASAP. I'll see if I can get some photos up soon. The tanks not 100% just now (is it ever) due to a very hectic month. Just been doing vacuum and WC...
  7. David J

    Water In Co2 Tubing

    Hi I've just started using my first pressurised co2 system. One question, for now. Is it normal for water to enter the tubing between the diffuser and the bubble counter? Having just set it up, I can see that the tubing is empty but now, after about an hour, I can see the water has entered the...
  8. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Well, sorry to hear they wouldn't take it back but glad you're happy now with the eheim. Funnily enough, yesterday my 206 leaked again while it was switched off while I was doing maintenance. Once I put it back on it stopped leaking. After all I said about getting used to its quirks, I found...
  9. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    How you getting on? Any luck? David
  10. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Good luck. Hope they are reasonable about it. They should be. David
  11. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Ah I see! Is the fact that I've used it & they can't re-sell it not void that? Thanks for that ill research it :) No. You can't know how noisy it is unless you switch it on. By its nature, you have to connect it up before switching it on. Only then can you know how noisy it is. Even if it's...
  12. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    It's not just online. For example, if you see a rug in a shop which you like, and get it home and it's not the right look for your decor, you can return it under distance selling regs.
  13. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    You can also buy a replacement impeller. You get them in a maintenance kit which also includes the impeller, o ring and the impeller cover. From memory it's about £20. Might be worth a try as a process of elimination. I would try leaving it running for a week first though. How long ago did you...
  14. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Nightmare. I feel your pain. I know this isn't the point but it might help a little. Try sitting the canister on a folded towel. I found that it helped quieter it down during the period it was settling for a few days. Things always look and sound different in a shop than at home. Did they...
  15. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Absolutely right kirky, mine are tight so you can't turn it upside down. Glasgowgirl, What about the red part that clips over the impeller? Is it properly in place?
  16. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Out of interest, when you tried turning it upside down did water leak from anywhere? It did when i tried and the guy said it shouldn't. David
  17. David J

    Gravel To Sand

    As 508 says. I had to repeat about 10-15 times until it was clear. Guess all sand will be different. David
  18. David J

    Fluval 206 External Filter Help?!

    Hi I have had this filter for around a year now and do have the same issue. I also received much conflicting advice on how to get the rattling to stop. Forget all that. From my experience, after you've done all the usual checks that you've detailed above, shake the unit aswell as tilt it to...
  19. David J

    Led Lighting For Fluval Roma 90

    Hi Daize, I got 2 daylight ones. All down to personal taste I guess. No complaints from me. They look great and as I said above, if you time one to go off about an hour before the other, you'll get a really nice effect. The other thing I've noticed about LEDs is less heat coming off them...
  20. David J

    Led Lighting For Fluval Roma 90

    Don't know about par but they use 18W (9W each) compared to a total 30W with the old tubes, if that's what you were meaning? They're about 40% cheaper to run. Probably more because I run both light for 6 and a half hours the the front one is timed to go off, leaving the back one on alone for...
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