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PCS & Stuart M. Grant - Cichlid Preservation Fund - Details here


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In Topic: Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

31 May 2021 - 07:53 AM

Really can’t recommend the tunz CO2 diffuser. The only good thing for me is that it’s all in tank and no cutting of filter pipes.

Put a twist tie on the old one to keep plastic tube and powerhead from popping apart. That night it developed a death rattle so had to pull it apart. Another 20 minutes gone fiddling around with it and getting lights off/on.

Thinking of throwing the old quad t5ho out and ramping up the LED. Would be much easier to just take the led light off/on.

In Topic: Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

18 May 2021 - 02:42 PM

Tank has been pretty quiet. Plants growing although slowly. Some of the val has a bit of height.

Swapped out the tunze CO2 diffuser with the spare one. Hoping this one doesn’t play up as much.

Also found out my torch is water-proof to at least a depth of two and a half feet :)

In Topic: Drift Wood

10 April 2021 - 10:34 AM

Old driftwood hasn’t changed ph for me, especially if no colour change in water. Plus I guess I do weekly water changes.

Just a thought though - I’m assuming this isn’t cut timber which I don’t know if treated with pesticides (even just spiders).

In Topic: Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

04 April 2021 - 10:34 AM

One of the Cryptoheros Septemfasciatus (apparently, another auction impulse buy) channelled his inner yoyo loach and managed to escape the tank somehow. All covers on and plastic around pipes/cords (but only escape area possible).

Picked up to bin and surprised to find still alive after 2 metre fall. Into tank and disappeared into plants so seemed ok. Fingers crossed.

In Topic: Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

23 March 2021 - 09:09 PM

Finally replaced the large bottle of CO2 yay. Will let the small one keep running until empty.

Replanted the val and repositioned the diffuser to be more vertical. All working! Then I noticed one of the leaves from the val was over diffuser intake but somehow it all works great. Soooo crossed fingers and tip-toed away.