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  1. magical trevor

    Help and information needed.

    Hi folks, Can't Remember the last time I was on the forum. I need some help as to what lighting I should opt for, Ill start with what I have at the moment. Tank: https://fishkeeper.co.uk/product/aqua-oak-120cm-x-60cm-2-doors-aquarium-and-cabinet-aq120d tank size is 43 inch X 21.5 X 24H...
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    Internal Heaters.

    I may sell yes. It is full working order. It's a 300w. PM me. And we can work out a price.
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    Internal Heaters.

    Eheim Hager it will be I've borrowed a heater for now. My aquarium is 2 ft deep and just under 4ft long. Got the fx6 set up and I must say I am impressed. Worth the extra IMHO. Thanks for the info folks.
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    Internal Heaters.

    UK based. I had looked at the "super fish ultra safe" line of heaters according g to PKF THE 400w version would heat tanks in the 400L to 600L range so a 300w would be perfect but it's a company I've never heard of and there's only two reviews on the PKF site it does get a good review. Here's...
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    Internal Heaters.

    Ok thanks for the reply. I really only want one heater in the tank as I feel personally they look a bit unsightly hence why I bought the hydro in the first place. Would u recommend any particular 400w as the only bigger heaters tend to be cheap chinese rubbish. Cheers
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    Internal Heaters.

    The way I look at it I may be wrong but if the heaters more powerful it'll warm up the surrounding water quicker so in turn spend less time on and it wont be constantly on like a smaller less powerful heater. And I have my tank in a cold corner of the living room. But if a smaller heater would...
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    Internal Heaters.

    Good evening folks, Not been on the forum in a while but I need some advice. I did have a 246L aquarium. I have now upgraded to a lovely slightly larger aquarium from Maidenhead Aquatics, A beautifully made solid oak stand and lid and a more substantial 380L capacity. ATM I'm running an Eheim...
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    Upgrading Tank Size Question About Heating It

    Thanks for the info, yeah thats a handy wee calculator ;) Yeah looks like ill need to buy another heater :( Shame really as I was going to use my back up filter(Rena filstar xp2) along side the eheim with another hydor heater but the price of them has skyrocketed since I bought my one a few...
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    Upgrading Tank Size Question About Heating It

    Well peeps I'm not really that new to fish keeping but this seemed the best place to have a questioned answered. Basically ATM ive got a 246l aquarium and I've purchased a shiney new tank from maidenhead aquatics, Solid oak stand and lid with a rather more substantial 380l capacity (its a...
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    Can Someone Helpful Person Maybe Answer A Few Questions?

    So its all down to personal preference how bright your lights are not so much what the plants are needing? Well that makes it a bit easier. But then how do you know yourself what bulbs to buy when you buying? I understand that everyones opinions vary. But how do you know if you want a xxxxK or...
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    Can Someone Helpful Person Maybe Answer A Few Questions?

    Yeah then Maybe its time to change I've had my tank for maybe 3 or 4 years and I've not changed my bulbs.......ever And they probably haven't been changed in a few years prior to me buying it, so yeah they're pretty old. Well now I know. So I'll look into getting bulbs and reflectors...
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    Can Someone Helpful Person Maybe Answer A Few Questions?

    Read through the website eaglesaquariums posted lots of information but helpful to me so thank you. Thank you RRaquariums for your explanation I understand more than I did kind of lol. SO19firearms I will most likey be keeping it twin T8 as I think 4 would make it to bright for me to have on...
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    Can Someone Helpful Person Maybe Answer A Few Questions?

    Basically I dont understand lighting the only thing I do get is the diffrence in size between the T5 T8 and T12, Can someone explain like I'm five the kind of basics for what type of light (in a T8 size) I would need in my tank (4foot 246L) to promote good plant growth but not be excessivly...
  14. magical trevor

    The Walking Dead

    Yeah! Another one loyal to the cause! Cant wait for it! Mind you i record it on a friday and watch it on a saturday. Lol.
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    Halloween!

    Its kind of spun out of control tho. I dont celebrate halloween just because i feel its money i could use better spent somewhere else. At present i have no children (so i may change) so therefor no sweets given out or pumpkins carved in my home. But up until recently i only found out about the...
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    October Tank Of The Month Winner.............

    Nice tank well deserved winner all the tanks were excellent but this one really stood out!
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    Army Of Rummy Nose Tetra

    Its got 2 the stage now that ill end up with 2 gangs of them and stuff they are rather amusing fish. Hahah dont diss that glass shoe box! Lmao ive had that tank that long that i cant even remeber it even being bought. I just always remeber it being there in my bedroom lmao! Still going strong!
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    Zebra Loach Acting Odd

    Tested them last nyt and There all at a normal level. As per my above post. Im at a loss. From wat i can see in the tank the gills are not red or inflamed. Its the smallest 2 of the 6 the other four seem to be fine. I know my filters not as powerful as it should be but it didnt seem to be an...
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    Zebra Loach Acting Odd

    Ehm ok its been a few days now and my filter still isnt here. 2 of the loach now seem to have some rapid gill movement! 1 of them seems to be quite bad hes not really swimming anymore. But when other fish go up to inspect him he darts away. Still not signs of anything wrong though. I dont know...
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    Hagen Master Test Kit

    I use this liquid test kit. But i think when i get a new kit ill most likely get a API as everyone pretty much uses them so i figured i may as well lol. It is a good kit anyway comes with good easy to follow instructions and colour charts are easy to read. :)
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