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Old 03-18-2007, 03:22 PM   #11
 
its a filter media- its purous ceramic usually in tube form- do not confuse with plastic stuff that is on the market- filter media is all about surface area- the more you have the more bacteria you can colonise- bacteria help breakdown pollutants in the water helping water quality.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:04 PM   #12
 
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Re: fertiliser

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is it safe to add a plant fertiliser to my aquarium with fish as some of my plants seem to be dying.
Has anyone ever used miracle grow for their tank? I don't have the balls to try it myself, but are there any people that are more brave/stupid than I?
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:18 AM   #13
 
i guess not :)
Dont go with brands that have not been recomended.
Dennerle/dupla/sera- all german companies, where the european style of CO2 tanks were born.
ADA the best no doubt, but very expensive. Japanese company the best from the asia style of planting.
If you cant go with those companies- then try and do without until you have researched brands available to you. If you dont want to spend money on the high quality products then you dont want the high quality results they produce.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:30 PM   #14
 
i ordered some of that sere florena stuff and it arrived today
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #15
 
is it ok that i have taken out the carbon from my juwel filter and added the fertiliser but i left the other sponges , like the blue ones because i cannot remember what them ones are for if anyone know can they tell me whether i should leave them in or take them out.
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
 
sponges are mechanical and biological- which is why they are not the best media- you cannot have it both. Carbon removes chemicals from the water, its basically what is in a britta water filter cartridge or any water filter cartridge.
The other sponge layer swill not affect the fert.
Dose 1 cap full per 5gallon of fresh water.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:10 AM   #17
 
i put 1 teaspoon per 20 litres because thats what it said on the back of it
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:11 AM   #18
 
and i have to do that every week
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:50 PM   #19
 
in andrew's posts, what is that grass on the bottom?? i'd love to have a patch of the aquarium where it's like the lawn
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:43 AM   #20
 
i think 1 teaspoon per 20 litres is a little too technical, one capful is what i use- Its ideal application is to new water in water change.

The grass is dwarf hair grass. It comes in pots from tropica £5 a pot.
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