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  1. Aquarium temperature controller

    Here you go... pretty much all components were available from jaycar... let me know if you have any questions
  2. Aquarium temperature controller

    Yes, but atleast you know the main component has been tried and tested. That’s the main Reason I went with the elitech. plenty of wiring diagrams online on how to do it as well if you have the time.
  3. Aquarium temperature controller

    I’ve started testing 1 out recently. using an elitech stc-1000. Chose these over the inkbird as it appears they’ve been well reviewed, and “mostly” positive. Good back up if your heater also has a thermostat. If your heater gets stuck, then the temp controller will kick in and shut it off.
  4. Hi Momo,

    Do you have Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt available?

    Thanks

    Peter

  5. filters

    Can't say I've ever put any thought about this, but will LPH really be affected? Think of it this way, the cannister will be below water level, it is closed loop, won't the "head" be the distance from the top of the tanks water level to to top of the glass tank? I'm sure there will be a slight loss in LPH due to additional length of hosing, but I'm not sure there will be loss due to "head". A sump pump on the other hand will be a different story. As I said, have never thought about the topic until now, but makes sense to me..... Doesn't mean I'm right HTH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Alternative to a big tank... ?

    Can't see the fish with lid, if you're taking all the lids off, you def do get some water on the floor even after letting as much as possible run off into the tub. 99% of the time, all I do if stack the lids on top of each other, I get zero mess by doing it that way.
  7. Alternative to a big tank... ?

    All self bred except for two... Il send you a pmYour inbox is full buccal
  8. Alternative to a big tank... ?

    Setup covered with suntuf to keep it as warm as possible, tank is a prefilter tank, contains filter wool in the plastic tub, there's also 4x big blocks of marine pure, then sort of a settlement area for debris before overflowing into bio area. Bio area is just a tub from Bunnings, contains about 60l of bio media only. Marinepure spheres, bio home, and some eheim substrate pro. Also has my heaters in there so my rays don't get burnt. Without lids. Water levels low due to water change Some of my grow out Rays
  9. Alternative to a big tank... ?

    Cost $770... Il pm you where along with some seller info I built the wooden stand just like you would for a heavy tank. It sits on a sheet of ply, no foam needed. It stands free, min-zero flex, will be fine as long as on a flat surface. No support needed to stop flex. It is indoors, covered with suntuf sunlite from Bunnings. No idea on evaporation, would be minimal with lids though. Humidity will be case by case dependant on where you put it, mines in a non insulated garage, so not too much of an issue for me. I keep stingrays, currently only half full, no launching issue for me. Il share some photos of it setup when I'm home. It's not setup perfectly to the way I want it, still work in progress, so abit messy, but hopefully it gives you some ideas.
  10. Alternative to a big tank... ?

    fibreglass tub if you don't want to muck around with building it yourself, much cheaper than a glass tank Window can apparently also be incorporated in. This ones approx 240x120x66cm Otherwise aquasonic also have some big tubs with windows I went through the same thing... Let me know if you have any questions.
  11. Help & experience required

    2nd sump set-up for sure!!! as bwah said as big as possible...you cant compare the volume of media you can put in a sump compared to a canister. sump is also much better value IMHO, if set-up right maintaining it will be a breeze, just replace pre-filter/dacron every couple of weeks. Major overhaul maybe once every 6months or so. 1xweir is more than enough, no real need for one at each end, put the output at opposite end. You dont even need wet/dry.....google matrix sumps, equivalent to a giant canister...... pros: heaters in sump, additional volume, easy to maintain, cons: weir/overflow pipe can be unsightly, noise of the standpipe if not set-up properly. most importantly USE QUALITY MEDIA!
  12. wet/dry filter not going at constant speed

    you should be able to notice, as you would see the water level in the tanks slowly rising, then draining rather quickly. If there were no restrictions and sizes are all adequate, then you should have an even input/output as you've mentioned. Unless your pump goes through bursts and your flow is irregular (never heard of this happening though). is it a single tank set-up? or multiple tanks?
  13. Table Salt Vs Rock Salt

    Ive read an article once upon a time, stating that the iodine in table salt has little to no effect in the aquarium. Ive recently done a strong salt bath on a bristlenose with whitespot. I used table salt cause i was fresh out of rock salt. Water did not cloud, fish was fine. I would always use rock salt though, just to eliminate anything that "may" go wrong. HTH
  14. wet/dry filter not going at constant speed

    Just throwing a couple of ideas out there. -could the intake piping be too small? i.e pump output exceeds draining capacity? -could there be some occasional air blockage? i.e trapped air manages to escape, then water drains quickly, repeating itself constantly? HTH
  15. Opinion on baffle vs wet/dry sumps

    personal opinion, i would use a baffle, the way i would justify it.... With the limited space, would matrix or bioballs be more effective? i.e 1x1x1 of bioballs, or 1x1x1 of matrix? another issue may be if running baffle on a 6fter with a 2x1x1, will there be enough space to hold water if electricity goes off.... HTH
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