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Off topic post, recently a bit active in photo shooting more than aquascape. The reason why I do that is to understand the nature, like Mr Takashi Amano does. So is a helpful skill to develop our aquascaping and some nature behaviour. The place I am staying has such a limited stone scape, but worth for deep in study of the formation. If you like my photography, please drop a 'LIKE' on my link. Thank you very much.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Clean Your Equipment In 1 Minute

Algae grows on any equipment is a pain to aquascapers, most of the time we will spend a lot of time to clean the small gap or narrow corner with all kind of tools, but still some algae sticks on the surface. Here I share a fast method to clean it with the daily use material, I believe still many do not know it.

  1. Algae grows on the surface skimmer, especially the rubber area is very hard to clean it.
  2. Prepare a softdrink recycle bottle (or any kind of container), and get some Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach) for enough to use.
  3. You may hold it or throw the whole thing inside the Sodium Hypochlorite.
  4. For this situation, I hold the far end and rinse the other part inside.
  5. After that stir fast in circular to get rid of the algae, do it until no more green on the equipment.
  6. Then wash it properly until no more soapy feel on your fingers, that will kill your fauna.
  7. Finally, clean it in a minute only, some of the "crystal salt" still on the edge of the surface skimmer that currently I am unable to clean it with any chemical, but with a blade is the fastest way.
Well, I am using this method for years, because I'm just taught someone about how to use this chemical and cause a lot of easy job to us.

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Specification For 20" Tank

Tank size : L20" x D13" x H13"

Light system : Aqua Zonic Super Bright double tube 24W T5 lamp with 12000K brightness

Filter system : "DIA" 502 Canister filter with ADA Bio Rio, JBL Symec, JBL PhosEx plus and bamboo charcoal insides.

Substrate : JBL Floralpol, JBL AquaBasis plus
layer 2 - ADA Aqua Soil (Amazonia II)

C O 2 : DIY type, 2 x 1 litre bottle, 35~40 bubbles/min.

Airation : after lights off, approx. 11 hours.

Water : Changed 1/3 tank water Once a week, dosing Stress Zyme(benificial bacteria).

Fertilizer : ADA Brighty K, Seachem Flourish Trace & Excel


Old Tank Specification:

Tank size : L33" x D15" x H16" custom made clear glass tank (8mm thick)7425 cubic inch, 32.1 gallons, 121.6 litres (based on H15" water)

Light system : Normal light with electronic ballast
32W 8000K NEC circline light x 3nos.
22W 6200K Philips circline light x 2 nos.
9W Red Aqua PL double tube x 2nos.
a total of 158W = 1.3W/litre = 4.9W/gallon

Filter system : "DIA" 502 Canister filter with ADA Bio Rio, JBL Symec, JBL PhosEx plus and bamboo charcoal insides.

Substrate : JBL Floralpol, JBL AquaBasis plus
layer 2 - ADA Aqua Soil (Amazonia)
layer 3 - size of 5mm pebble stones (front)

C O 2 : DIY type, 2 x 1 litre bottle, 35~40 bubbles/min.

Airation : after lights off, approx. 11 hours.

Water : Changed 1/3 tank water twice a week, dosing Stress Zyme(benificial bacteria).

Fertilizer : JBL Ferropol, ADA Brighty K, JBL the 7+13 balls, PMDD - KNO3, KH2PO4, K2CO3, CaCl2 & MgSO4.