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  1. Zikofski

    Tank Problems

    Outch that is one hella leak, it is good you spotted it when you did, as for cabinet have a nosy around, but you will be surprised how little you need to hold up such weight, I been using ikea units to hold up my tanks 110L on a besta box unit I’m amazed it holds up but it does and doesn’t...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    I managed to buy 36 wonderful green neon tetras, I also decided to ditch the red plants at the back they where just getting covered in algae Did some trimming of the dhg and my crypts I still want to get an amazon sword for the back Since photobucket is no longer free, how do people show...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    A little update, some how and I have no idea how I have a snail issue.. now the plants I got from AquaEssentials are grown dry in jelly so where these snails have come from beats me Can snail eggs stay dormant on dry rocks or in substrate or maybe it come in through my water supply I very much...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Exactly that I think the products are questionable especially the LED’s and the Drivers however one of my drivers in the custom tank cabinet with the 88L tank has worked solid since I installed it altho compared to this tank it’s low light levels so less heat, and the number of LED’s are less...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Not a Problem, Mean Well HLG-120H-CB Series Dimmable LED Driver 150W – 155W 230mA – 1050mA - £56.04 10x 3W Royal Blue LED with PCB (440nm EPILED) - £8.57 (£1.09 ea) 10x 3W Amber Orange LED with PCB (595-610nm EPILED) - £8.57 (£1.09 ea) 50x 3W Cool White LED with PCB (6500-7500k bridgelux) -...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Update for today, 54 days since planting (8 weeks) I decided to change a few things, I used the rest of my soil at the back to raise it up slightly since this had settled slightly, I did not like how the red plants where growing since I trimmed them but my crypts WOW what a transformation...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Yea I don’t know if you remember my old setups when I tried dhg, with both my 330l and 80l tanks both failed, similar setups and same led lights the only difference is I have led crammed into the space so I can only presume enough light is penetrating down to the surface for it to grow If you...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Update 9th /10th February sorry I’m still playing catch up with my updates I did a deep clean and the dhg has fully carpeted the substrate. I gave the dhg it’s first trim and it growing back well, I also timed the mid ground plants however they don’t look like there doing very well, I have no...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    This is the tank after 26 days, a lot of growth and I was not expecting that around of growth is such short time As with all new tanks I started getting algae, it cleared after a while although the GSA is sticking around I need to think on how to get rid of that I also think my filter is not...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    This was the growth after 9 Days after 12 days I could see visibly new runners as you can also see pleco still having fun unearthing my plants I actually ended up throwing away a lot of the crypts as I had to many for this tank
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    to be honest it was expensive because i did a lot of testing and i decided to buy an expensive driver which is the size of a brick from the uk rather than the usual Chinese import ones. the Heat sinks cost me a fair amount too the old heatsinks I usually use in my previous builds the LED's...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    Plants where then planted and tank filled on 30th Dec Plants used Dwarf hair grass (Tropica Eleocharis acicularis mini) Tropica Alternathera Reineckii mini I have never been successful in growing both, with my understanding I never had enough light when I tried so with my extreme light levels...
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    Zikofski new tank 110L / 24G

    I set this tank up a couple of months ago on 30th December, thought I should share what I have been doing and the struggles I have come across Tank is my Old 110L ADA 60H (45) I love these tanks for its super clean look and clear glass Lighting is my own custom made lights very high lighting...
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    High nitrates in tap water / water changes

    Okay I finally got round to doing my WC and using the Pozzani filter I am very impressed it has done what it says on the box basically which I was not expecting considering the Nitri Zorb stuff I bought is not working maybe my Nitrate are too high for it to make a dent before it expires :( here...
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    Rate my tank

    It does depend on what kind of Anubias you get some look really nice in a tank with very large leaves, but they are VERY slow growers in a tank, i grew mine underwater but let the leaves grow above water was it worked very very well until it blocked the light for everything else in the tank >_<
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    Empty Bottles from TNC

    I want to use them for the same purpose of putting fertiliser in them they are really nice a durable and easy to get the spoons in. I have 3 100g ones but would like the larger 250/500g tubs just makes it easier for me
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    Empty Bottles from TNC

    Strange request so I'm not 100% sure where to put this on the forum but does anyone have lying around the house any of the old TNC Fertiliser bottles for the Dry powder fert's that they no longer need? ideally 250g/500g If you are willing to part with them I could do with 2 or 3 250/500g I...
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    High nitrates in tap water / water changes

    According to the website the cartridge should last 3 months but on another filters page it shows 6 months but it does depend on how much nitrate you have and how often you use it, Mine arrived today so il test it out tomorrow. I was very surprised at how small this is and how simple it was to...
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    Please help me figure out my lighting, ferts and CO2!

    Firstly i would only recommend the dosing that it states on the bottle of the fertiliser that you have purchased, If you want to go more in depth you can do some research on what plants need and then what that bottle has and then maybe fill in what you are missing to get more.. However if you...
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    Lighting help for a newbie....

    Plants can survive without light for a lot longer than you think. I have had some Crypts surviving in a tank with no light for over 6 months, all they get is the ambient light from the sun/room it self and that is not direct sun light. as Colin mentions you maybe able to get this...
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