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About Liberty

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  • Birthday 01/08/1988

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  1. Hi all, long time no see. I have recently bought a new place in the Sutherland Shire and wanted to get my tank up and running again (you can see my tank by clicking here). I have an Aqua One 620 90L aquarium that I'll be moving from my parent's place over to my new unit and wanted to get prepared for some new fish. In a nutshell, these are my plans; My cabinet has some minor water damage but I'm a perfectionist and want to chase a new one - do I buy it direct from Aqua One or do you know a cheaper supplier? I prefer genuine. Have live aquarium plants - chasing very low maintenance yet good-looking plants. Looking at getting a small school of neon tetras/Praecox rainbows (I love colour), however I have no experience with them; are they easy to maintain, require a lot of attention, require any specific out of the ordinary tank hardware, any specific food, anything else I should know about them? What other cichlids would be suitable and peaceful alongside tetras? It will be a feature in my living room so I do want it pleasing to the eyes without looking out of place. It will be located next to two floor to ceiling sliding doors that go onto a balcony - I believe I will have an issue with overgrowth of algae as I get direct sunlight in the afternoons? How can I tackle this? Common Pleco? Snails? Bear in mind that I do have separate sunblock and blockout screens that I can drop before heading out for work each day to keep the fish from overheating. I have basically got the whole set up ready to go despite missing a few pieces from my tank's box when I first received it as a gift from my girlfriend all those years ago. I'll have to get the tank before I know exactly what's missing. Any and all support would be awesome guys. I'll definitely take pics of progress and the finished product in a separate topic.
  2. I didn't even think of that to be honest. I am getting a pretty sweet deal with Andrew anyway for some replacement bulbs though. He has helped me in the past numerous times so it is only fair for me to return the favour. I'll be picking them up tomorrow evening/Saturday morning. I do thank you all for the replies once again. It's refreshing to find a forum that actually has a community of people willing to help out others, especially those that are quite new to the cichlid scene such as myself.
  3. Great, thanks a lot Buccal. I'll be visiting Andrew over at Labyrinth Aquarium tomorrow so he should have the bulbs I need.
  4. Thanks for the posts guys. I haven't got any live plants in the tank so that may mean the difference between one type of light over another. Is it a better thing to separate light frequencies (one button turns on just the Sunlight and the other button to turn on just Marine Blue) or should I get the mixed bulb to benefit from both types of light at the same time?
  5. Hi everyone. I have an Aqua One 620 Aquastyle 90L aquarium. In the past month or so one of my bulbs has been flickering and only just recently has the other one started doing the same thing. I was trying to hold out with one bulb being out but now they're both fairly bad and I am afraid that the constant flickering will negatively impact the fish in the tank. Where is the best place to buy replacement bulbs? I don't want to waste too much money however I am all for using the genuine Aqua One products if possible. Has anyone heard of Aquarium Spare Parts and would they be good to buy from? Judging by the link it seems like I have various choices; 53042 - Light Bulb PL-11W Sunlight53212 - Light Bulb PL-11W Marine Blue53030 - Light Bulb PL-11W Mix Sunlight/Tropical53031 - Light Bulb PL-11W Mix Sunlight/Marine Blue53203 - Light Bulb PL-18W Triphosphor53213 - Light Bulb PL-18W Marine Blue53032 - Light Bulb PL-18W Mix Sunlight/Tropical53033 - Light Bulb PL-18W Mix Sunlight/Marine BlueWhat is the best bulb to go for? I don't know the part numbers for the bulbs I have in there now, but I do know that on switch activates a bulb that has both normal light and what seems like UV light. For a list of fish that I currently have, please click here. Thanks for your help everyone. The sooner I get this sorted the better as you can understand.
  6. Welcome to the forums Liberty :)

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