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Gallery Showcase / Re: Dave's 270 Litre Cube tank
« Last post by Helen on Yesterday at 08:32:45 PM »
Looking good.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: How often should I clean my filter tubing
« Last post by Matt on Yesterday at 06:35:40 PM »
You will find that after a while, when you turn the filter off and back on again, a lot of gunk is released into the tank. This is build up in the hoses being dislodged and indicates when a clean is required  ;D
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Gallery Showcase / Re: Dave's 270 Litre Cube tank
« Last post by Matt on Yesterday at 06:33:39 PM »
Looks lovely and lush in there  :cheers:
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New Fishkeepers / How often should I clean my filter tubing
« Last post by pollydoodle on Yesterday at 04:11:13 PM »
Having been given the info on how often I should clean my filters, I wondered how often I should clean the tubing
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Gallery Showcase / Re: Dave's 270 Litre Cube tank
« Last post by Littlefish on Yesterday at 11:47:44 AM »
That looks like some very healthy plant growth. Great stuff.  :cheers:
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Gallery Showcase / Re: Dave's 270 Litre Cube tank
« Last post by daveyng on Yesterday at 11:30:24 AM »
Latest pic of the tank after a cutback of the Lily (removed a bucket of leaves).
Crypts and pygmy swords look OK as does the Java Fern.
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General Fishkeeping advice / Re: Adding Soil to Fishtank
« Last post by Rustle on Yesterday at 10:34:28 AM »
I was planning on trying to run some kind of filter, but the only problem is i don't really want to cut the sponges to fit the the filter. I need to look around to see if i can find a cheap filter that i can squeeze at least one sponge into and then float the others.

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General Fishkeeping advice / Re: Adding Soil to Fishtank
« Last post by Sue on Yesterday at 08:58:13 AM »
It occurs to me that in theory you are supposed to run the filter in the temporary 'tank' so that ammonia from the fish does not build up. Not feeding them the day before will help but not eliminate ammonia.
But floating plants and a good light on the temporary tank should mean the plants can take up the ammonia, so maybe get a good amount of elodea (which is fairly cheap) to remove ammonia even if you don't use it afterwards. Using a light over the temp. tank will make the plants work harder!
Any filter media that you can squeeze into the small filter would help. Sponges which are just floating won't do much for ammonia because water is not flowing through them.
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General Fishkeeping advice / Re: Adding Soil to Fishtank
« Last post by Rustle on Yesterday at 07:02:44 AM »
Thank you Matt & Sue this opens up a lot more options for me now. @ Matt i was thinking of adding Myriophyllum mattogrossense (Green) or Elodea densa or even water sprite as the fast growers.
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General Fishkeeping advice / Re: Adding Soil to Fishtank
« Last post by Matt on February 18, 2019, 08:24:35 PM »
New plants and wood is totally fine. If you have roughly the same plant mass you have roughly the same filtration power. Only risk is some of the new plants melting... one easy thing to do if you want a comfort factor would be to add a very fast growing stem plant to help deal with any ammonia.
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