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Found 25 results

  1. Has anyone got any reviews or experience on the fluval vista aquarium tank kit in either 60L or 87L as a first timer display tank. Seems to be pretty tidy kit with all the basics (filter, led blue white LED's, heater etc). Would the LED's be good enough to sustain low light plants?
  2. Tech Den Xmas Special Number 7 - Take me to the River, Drop me in the water! Laguna Pond Fountain Kit 2000LPH - WAS $109.00 - NOW $54.49!!!! That's half price!!! This Laguna kit includes everything you need to generate powerful water circulation and have a beautiful water fountain display in a medium sized pond. Only on sale today and tomorrow so get in quick!! http://www.thetechden.com.au/dealoftheday.asp
  3. Deal of the Day - Aquatronica Freshwater / Saltwater Aquarium Control Set Starter Kit. Today only $595.00 !!. Includes the following, Control unit 6 way power board Temperature Sensor pH Interface pH electrode Water level sensor Electrode Hold Quality Italian Tech at a great price - Age of Aquariums - Aquatronica Freshwater / Saltwater Aquarium Set - Starter Ben
  4. .I just replaced an old one and this kit useless the reading's are all 0! frustrating!
  5. Deal of the Day - Fluval Flora Planted Aquarium Kit. Today only $139.95 Link - Age of Aquariums - Fluval Flora Planted Aquarium Kit Ben
  6. Hi All. Great Deal of the Day Today - Age of Aquariums - API Freshwater Master Test Kit Ben
  7. Hi guys, I'm planning a Nano Planted setup, and this little package looks quite attractive to me: https://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=6113&catID=115 I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with these little tanks. Seems good to me, but the thing im worried about is the "Rock background". I don't want a background at all on my planted nano tank, so is it removable? The internal filter could be a problem aswell, i might just get a small canister. How good is the mini c02 system? iv'e never used a c02 system before by the way... Opinions from Donny or Ben? Cheers
  8. I have started a 25liter planted tank and right now I'm using the DSM. I read some things about people saying DIY is good and I've also heard the same about a small kit like fluval mini pressurized 20g. My question is... Is DIY co2 better ( as in price and growth) compared to a kit?
  9. So I was at AOA the other day & the I was talking to Ben about test kits & how most of them aren't designed for the low levels that we in the shrimp hobby have to keep our water partameters at, I mentioned that there's noting out there that does low range of calcium or in particular nitrates & without even flinching he said "Salifert does!". I was a bit apprehensive at first & asked if it will do as low as 5ppm(most test kits only go down to 10ppm) & he told me it would go as low as 0.2ppm, gob smacked I said I'll give one a try & see how it goes. When I got home I opened the box to check the contents, looks simple enough! I started to read the instructions & found there is a high range & low range reading, but what confused me was the fact that you don't have to do a different test for the two different ranges. I started to do the process, 1ml of tank water with the syringe provided, then add 4 drops of the liquid reagent Then you add a spoonful of the powdered reagent & swirl for 30sec(don't shake) You wait 3mins & then check against the chart from the top down, simple enough huh? Now this is where the test gets very cool indeed, if the test reads below 10ppm from above in the "high range" then to change to the "low range" you just look at the same test sample through the SIDE, that's right, same sample but looking through the side & then you divide the chart numbers by 10 to give you the "low range" reading values. i.e. 100ppm from the top becomes 10ppm from the side, 2ppm from the top becomes 0.2ppm from the side, etc, cool huh! All I can say is MIND BLOWN!!! I am a total Salifert convert now & have already ordered the calcium kit & will post up a review of that one as soon as I get it. I'm also keen to get the ammonia kit too. Apparently the guy who owns Salifert does one thing & that is design & refine test kits for aquarium use, which is why they are so good, he doesn't have a million different products in his range so he can concentrate on making his test kits the best there is. Anyway I thought I'd share this with you guys cause if you are having the same problem that I was & couldn't get a reading on any normal test kit then this is definitely the test kit for you.
  10. So a mate of mine having trouble keeping fish alive came to me for help, I told him to get some test kits and tell me what they read... So his nitrates are off the chart so I told him to do a 50% water change and another tomorrow evening. He has been going to a aquarium store that Isn't my first choice but might be second, but a few of the employees have told me a few furfies on occasion. Anyway I'll get to the point... They told him to use the saltwater test cards when testing his freshwater tank. Is this as much bull**** as it sounds or have I been using freshwater cards like a dill?
  11. Hello, When cycling an aquarium would spending extra money on Tropic Marin or Salifert compared to the API test kit be worth it? Regards Jacob
  12. The Perfect Christmas Gift. Introducing the Ecotech Coral Propagation Kit. Designed with usability and quality as top priorities. EcoTech Marine`s Coral Propagation Kit is a comprehensive kit of precision-crafted German stainless steel tools, frag plugs and Coral Glue that enables reef enthusiasts to fragment, affix and propagate hard and soft coral. Contents of the EcoTech Elements Coral Propagation Kit include: Exclusively designed kiln-fired ceramic coral frag plugs (18pcs) 3 colors Coral glue, 75ml (1pc) Tweezers, 160mm (1pc) Scissors, 150mm (1pc) Bone cutting forceps, 190mm (1pc) Soft coral clamps 255mm (1pc) The tools fit neatly inside a heavy-duty bamboo case that doubles as a cutting board and is secured with magnetic clasps. Priced at $129.00 per kit. Limited stock so please order early. Link - http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=6872'>http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/catalogue_products.php?prodID=6872
  13. Hi All. Here is what you get, Apex Base Unit Energy Bar 6 ( 240v AU plugs ) Apex Display Module Long-life Temperature Probe Lab Grade pH Probe Special Pre order price of $699.00 ( no further discounts applicable ) Normal retail $899.00 save $200.00 We will be listing all of the additional accessories shortly onto the website. Link - Age of Aquariums - Neptune Apex AquaController Starter Kit - Pre order for delivery late November 2013 No need to pay now you can select direct deposit on the checkout and we will contact you for payment when the stock arrives. Ben
  14. All of the Mg test kits available seem to be exclusively for use in marine tanks. Does any one know how to test magnesium levels in fresh water?
  15. So after a long hiatus from fishkeeping I have recently got back into the hobby with a 150 litre tank with a few goldfish in it (1 oranda, two black mollies and a small pet quality ranchu). The tank is filtered with one sponge filter and an eheim 2215 cannister, and I also have a couple of airstones running for oxygenation. I have been using Brightwell Aquatics Erase-CL as my dechlorinator, recommended by a LFS as being a good quality dechlorionator. My question is, does anyone know where in Brisbane I can buy a dry tablet test kit for ammonia? I have an API test kit, but I believe the ammonia component of this is Nessler's reagent and therefor incompatible with the Erase-CL, which binds ammonia. Any other suggestion would also be welcome. Not being able to test for ammonia is making me nervous. Thanks in advance for your help! This is an interesting forum with lots of information on it! Edited for typos!
  16. Deal of the Week Do not forget your 10% off these prices for being a QLDAF member, just enter QLDAF in the coupon section of the payment area. Finishes on the 8/11/2012 Ph Test Kit
  17. Hi All, Link to the Deal of the Day Below, Age of Aquariums - Fluval Flora Planted Aquarium Kit Ben
  18. im looking at buying one whats the best one to buy cheers marty
  19. Hi everyone' Ive been researching the Fluval mini Co2 kit, for my 20 litre tank... I have come across mixed reviews, has anyone here used one yet? There $39.95 to buy and re fills are readily available.... Age of Aquariums haas them in... thanks
  20. I had a Gh and Kh test kit from API and found that it did not give me results. I bought another one and the same thing. Now that I have moved I really needed to get it sorted and went to LFS and got two kits - one the API test strips and the other the same Gh and Kh liquid test kit and just asked if they could check it as I had some issues in the past. Yes I know its a bit different asking a LFS to check their water. It worked fine so took it home with the test strips. Now I found the Gh and Kh was different between the liquid and the strips? I checked the Ph and again the Ph on the test stripes were different from API liquid. Tried another lot of API liquid Ph test and the liquids matched but the strip seemed out. This is not the first time that I have found this. Is it just me or do the test stripes just seem to be out and pretty useless if you want a accurate test? You should not need test kits for test kits. Has anyone else found the same as it has happened twice. The test strips are going back. It just makes me angry why you just can not buy a test kit and trust it.
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  22. Was down in the shed yesterday stuffing around and got a bit side tracked and made a holder for my test kit. So that i don't lose any of it. Just a prodo type going to make a proper box with lid one day. =)
  23. I've misplaced the instructions and the cards somewhere, maybe in the bin... Does anyone have a spare or better yet, an electronic copy with the colour charts? cheers
  24. Im after some advice please, there is a lot of these water test kits and strips available at the shops, but i'd like to get your opion about which one would be the best for the right price (According to the shops the most expensive is of course the best...) thanks heaps!
  25. Hey guys, Picked up one of these from RPC on Bayfish trip day but it's actually a little bit of a riddle for me with the way the kits work. Does anyone have any experience with these kits? I've tested both my kH and gH and received the following figures. pH: 7.1 kH: 2dkH gH: 4dkH I'm quite happy with these figures but I'm unsure whether I've tested them correctly. Is it the drop that shows the first signs of changing colour? What's put me off is that in the guide book it says a bright yellow for the kH test kit, but it changes from blue to yellow on the second drop and then slowly gets a brighter yellow, so I presumed it was the initial change. Cheers, Ryan.
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