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  1. phishyphil

    60 Gallon Planted Lighting

    the majority of those plants all thrive under low lighting, however you may have trouble with the baby dwarf tears as they tend to need higher lighting in order to remain "baby" and Dwarf"   If you are dirting a tank, may I suggest adding a clay substance into the soil under the gravel cap as...
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    60 Gallon Planted Lighting

      Okay, my fault for missing the title, bit it is still too vague in the sense that you did not tell us if you wish to go high tec, low tec, dose with ferts, co2 injection?   1-2 wpg is a general rule of thumb if you are looking at keeping things simple,  2-3+wpg if you intend to inject co2...
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    Should I Remove Filter Housing?

    Ah ok, upload the photo mate and we may be able to make it out   If it is a Juwel, the filter housings are easy to remove with the tank empty, if its full it may be a little trickier, best thing to do would be use fishing line and work it up and carry out a saw like motion to cut through the...
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    60 Gallon Planted Lighting

    Vague???   What kind of lighting do you want? What kind of tank do you want? will it be planted? is it for cichlids? we need to know what you intend to do with this in order to give any credible input   PC
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    Should I Remove Filter Housing?

    Is it a Jewel tank by any chance ?
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    Lighting

    This question is too vague!   What are you after from your lighting? Plant Growth? Display fish? Blackwater look?   How many tubes do you have?  Is it T5, T8?   elaborate on your plans for your tank
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    Newbie Needing Advice

    Have a look over the classifed section, always people selling quality plants in there, and have a look over the planted journals for inspiration pal
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    Concerns About Current In Tank

    +1 to this, surface movement is all you need and you have this from your filter outlet   Neons are amazon fish and are experienced in stronger currents, why have you got the two air stones running may I ask?
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    Community Tank Upgrade

    No worries, thats what were hear for
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    Help Please! Need To Disinfect Tank That Used To House Sick Fish&#

    vinegar, lemon juice and hot water is what I tend to go for, you can use bleach solutions, then rinse out with vinegar and water, then water, then leave to dry to be sure that everything is killed off!
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    Newbie Needing Advice

      Danios will LOVE the flow, natural for them to be zipping up the current, they love it, they will inhabit the top third of the tank anyway and will appreciate the extra flow!   Hydor powerheads are a good powerhead in deed, just behind Koralia in my opinion which are seen as the industrys...
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    Lighting For My 55 L Nano Tank?

    Anytime, Look at pressurised co2 too, far cheaper in the long run 
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    Limestone Or Tufa Rock ?

    Tuffa Or Tuff rock is basically the same as Lava rock, try searching for this and im sure it will come up more readily, i know homebase sell it, whether its the same i do not know but worth a look 
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    Newbie Needing Advice

    ahh i see, you pH may be due to your water kH and gH levels    I would take a water sample to the LFS and ask them to test your kH and gH and report back to us, w can then see if there is a need to change your water chemistry, (i.e. addition of bicarbonate of soda for instance )   Check the...
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    Floating Plants (Uk)

    +1 for the Phyll. Fluitans, lovely little plant
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    Limestone Or Tufa Rock ?

    I would go with Tufa personaly, more pourous, and thus lighter as you say, slightly harder wearing than limestone too!
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    Newbie Needing Advice

    Best thing really, fishkeeping is a lot about Patience, and Frustration, but eventually, the patience will lead to less of the Frustration experience has taught me. What lph is the Powerhead?    Place this on the opposite side to the intake of the filter preferably flowing along the opposite...
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    Coral Stone/rock

    Coral, or anything from the sea in freshwater tanks is usually a bad idea, almost certain to leech "SOMETHING" into the tanks whether its a bacteria, calcium, chemical properties that will affect pH
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    Help Identifying A Fish

    Looks a little like a female mikrogeophagus altispinosus ?  
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    Community Tank Upgrade

    You could definitely use the old filter media in the new set up, just place the media into the magnums, and run the filter media with the new media you have for the other magnum.   All you need to do is get the new tank  set up, gravel, decor, plants , water in and set the temperature at the...
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