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  1. Have you got any advice you could share as to what direction I should be heading with my tank of 96L? I'm going to let my partner choose a couple of fish, my interest is more coral and fish probably won't be being added for a few months. I'm still waiting for my tank to cycle and as of tomorrow it will be 1 week old, so I am thinking 2-3 weeks more and I should be ready to start adding some coral. My tank has 36.6w of lighting in a 600x400x400 tank - 96L, with a filter flow rate of 1300L/hr. I was told at my lfs I didn't need a chiller, what can I and more to the point where should I start when it comes time to put some coral in there?
  2. Mate, your tank looks amazing. I have just purchased my first saltwater tank of 96L. If I could get my tank to look 1/5 as good as that I will be ecstatic!
  3. Hi mate, look up Beencees DIY substrate on this forum, I'm trying it at the moment in a 60L and everything is looking great for now, 0 algae and getting some good plant growth! Also in my experience, the amount of light needed is dependant upon what you are trying to grow, and how fast you want it to grow. Keep in mind that faster growth is obviously higher maintenance.
  4. My 60L jungle tank using DIY substrate! Once everything starts growing I'm hoping it will just look mass planted. CO2 and ferts being used initially to speed up growth. The lighting is 1 24w compact fluorescent bulb therefore all plants in the tank are low light!
  5. Having issues uploading photos, more to come tonight!
  6. Some more pics, lots of the plants were old so I have replanted. Not to sure what the issue is with the Blyxa so any help would be appreciated. The substrate in this tank is flourite black sand.
  7. Will put up better pictures tomorrow and run down my smaller set up!
  8. Hi all! Just re-did my 4ft Juwel Rio aquarium. I'm hoping it looks quite nice in a few months. I had also obtained a small 60L tank from my parents place when they moved house. I decided to try a DIY substrate seen on this forum by Beencees! Most of my plants came from him to, great quality, good price.. Something that LFS's in my area should strive to achieve. My 4ft- 2x45w T5HO Pressurised CO2 Ferts - Flourish Excel/Potassium/Iron, Seachem Flora Plants; - Ludwiga Repens - Rotala Wallichii - Thin Val - Anubias Barteri var. nana - Java Fern (needle + normal) - Crypt Wendtii, Undulatus, Willisii - Fossiden Moss - Dwarf Blyxa - Staurogen Repens - HC - Lilliaepolis
  9. Hi, can you get alder cones in Australia or is there a similar thing that looks good with almond leaves?
  10. So apart from the colour, It would be better for plant growth? So 90watts of nature is more beneficial than 45watts of nature and 45 watts of day light? Am I going to experience mass algae problems or a fully planted tank would benefit more from dual nature globes?
  11. Hi guys, after some help with juwel aquarium lighting. I need to replace my light globes as my plants seem to be yellowing a bit. My question, would 2 nature globes be better than 1 nature and 1 day light even though they say one and one work in conjunction with one another? I'm no expert but are they just saying i get the complete spectrum with one of each globes? I think I want more light around the 64-6500k temp so my plants stay greener. At present I tried glowing glosastigma with no success so I'm 90% sure it's light related. Let me know need some help!!!
  12. i bought some flourish excel today, however it says that it is nitrate free. hmm .... i have asked them to order me in flourish iron and flourish potassium. Do those products contain nitrate as the bioload in my tank is not going to be huge - 8 otos and 32 shrimp.
  13. Need some answers please guys ? Or maybe a suggestion as to a better forum where I can find some experts to talk to. Shrimp friendly ferts?
  14. nitrate is at 0ppm ... may not be a light issue given the hairgrass is ok but also got a couple of brown strands. Starting to think some sort of macro deficiency.. Def need some ferts, any other thoughts please.
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