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  • Posted on: 27/10 17:27
Fluval U2 #1
Does anyone else use the Fluval U2 filter? I've been running a second hand one a few months now and the venturi valve has never worked. Today the filter packed up so I went to my LFS and bought a brand new one and the venturi doesn't work on that either. Is it a design fault? I have a U3 in my other tank and that one works fine.


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Re: Second Tank #2
Ok thanks for the advice. It's much appreciated.


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  • Posted on: 24/7 19:33
Re: Second Tank #3
Thanks for the advice. The mature filter is a fluval U3 so not a huge amount of media. Would it be ok to take a quarter for the new tank without compromising the cycle of the main tank?


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  • Posted on: 24/7 19:06
Second Tank #4
I'm about to start setting up my second tank. I've had to wait a few weeks while some work was carried out in my kitchen. In that time I've had a piece of bogwood and a sponge filter running in my main tank in the hope that they seed with good bacteria. So my question is this; Once I put them in the new tank what next? Do I add a little bit of ammonia to see if it gets processed by the good bacteria? If not what do people suggest I do? Thanks for any comments and advice.


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  • Posted on: 9/7 19:37
Brown Algae #5
Can someone tell me if this is brown algae? (See pic). It's developed since upgrading my lighting to one of these off ebay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30-200-cm-A ... 61975837?var=424387119422
It's on everything!!
I've introduced some Zebra Nerite snails after taking advice from elsewhere. I've put 4 in a 110 ltr tank. Are they as good as people say at controlling algae? And how long does it take them to get it under control? If indeed they can.
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  • Posted on: 26/3 20:01
Re: New tank #6
Thank you for the suggestions on what to put in with tetras. Another week or so and I think we'll be just about there


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  • Posted on: 24/3 19:40
Re: New tank #7
I decided not to use Tetra safe start or any equivalent product. Instead I added liquid ammonia and let the bacteria develop naturally. It's taken best part of a month adding small amounts of ammonia every couple of days and testing the water. On Wednesday of last week I did a water test and the nitrite level had fallen off a cliff with a reading of zero. Ph 7 Hardness is 7.05 German degrees according to Severn Trent website.


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New tank #8
Hi all. I've been cycling a new tank over the last few weeks and we are just about ready to start putting fish in. My 4 year old grandson is insistent on having some neon tetras in there. So my question is what other fish can I put in with tetras bearing in mind that I want some shrimps in there too? 110 litre tank. TIA for any suggestions.


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  • Posted on: 16/2 16:51
Re: Jebo cannister filter #9
Ok thanks for your comment, It's much appreciated.


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Jebo cannister filter #10
Does anyone know where I can buy spares for a Jebo cannister filter in the UK? I can buy on ebay but they are coming from Honk Kong and delivery is 3 weeks. Thanks for any suggestions.



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