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post Wed, 04 Aug 2004 12:25 pm
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QUOTE(RBT @ Wed 04 Aug 2004 12:45 am)
Yup,was told that plants produce oil(some sort).That we need surface skimmers to remove it.

Since you have used AZOO oil/protein remover I've got a couple of questions for you.

1.How long have you been using these products?
2.And if you would use these products in the long run?(would there be foreseeable problems?i.e using chemical to break down oil/protein.)

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To answer your questions:
1. A couple of years.
2. So far no problem but bear in mind that only use it when necessary and not in periodical sense.

The reason why these oily substances gathered on the surface is because for planted tank, we will like to minimise surface movement to prevent unnecessary loss of CO2 which resulted in the above. The function of surface skimmer mainly provide a way to collect these oily substances into the filter. Another cheap way of getting rid of these is placed an oil absorbing paper on the surface for a while, then disposed it after that, this will also reduce some of these oily stuff.
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post Wed, 04 Aug 2004 1:10 pm
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QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Wed 04 Aug 2004 12:25 pm)
To answer your questions:
1.  A couple of years.
2.  So far no problem but bear in mind that only use it when necessary and not in periodical sense.

The reason why these oily substances gathered on the surface is because for planted tank, we will like to minimise surface movement to prevent unnecessary loss of CO2 which resulted in the above. The function of surface skimmer mainly provide a way to collect these oily substances into the filter. Another cheap way of getting rid of these is placed an oil absorbing paper on the surface for a while, then disposed it after that, this will also reduce some of these oily stuff.
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Thanks for the reply.
Would be OK to use the protein skimmer then.?
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post Wed, 04 Aug 2004 6:24 pm
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QUOTE(RBT @ Wed 04 Aug 2004 01:09 pm)
Thanks for the reply.
Would be OK to use the protein skimmer then.?
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Are we tuned in the same frequency ?
Not being longwinded, to clarify again, surface skimmer used in planted tank and protein skimmer used in marine tank are different thing altogether.
Surface skimmer provides an inlet for the filter at the surface, so that those oily substance can be filtered away.
For protein skimmer used in marine tank, uses air bubbles to propell salt water up to a chamber where excessive protein will be collected.
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post Wed, 04 Aug 2004 8:06 pm
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Hi bro LASERGUY,
your right,i drifted off for a moment,i meant surface skimmer.
sorry to cause any inconveniences.
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post Wed, 04 Aug 2004 9:41 pm
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QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Wed 04 Aug 2004 06:23 pm)
Surface skimmer provides an inlet for the filter at the surface, so that those oily substance can be filtered away.
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If I'm not wrong, planted tank's choice of filtration is the canister system, and the surface skimmer is connected to its inlet. I want to know, out of curiosity, what's inside the canister that stores the sucked in oil inside the canister? unsure.gif
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post Thu, 05 Aug 2004 8:54 am
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QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Wed 04 Aug 2004 09:40 pm)
If I'm not wrong, planted tank's choice of filtration is the canister system, and the surface skimmer is connected to its inlet.  I want to know, out of curiosity, what's inside the canister that stores the sucked in oil inside the canister?  unsure.gif
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They will be break down by bacteria just like normal waste....
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post Mon, 11 Oct 2004 12:37 am
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Just did a minor rescape of my 3ft tank over the weekend, waiting for the plants to grow in....

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post Mon, 11 Oct 2004 5:24 pm
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Wow.

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The setup was like that? The neon tetra are much bigger now.
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post Mon, 11 Oct 2004 6:24 pm
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wah....ATOS....
now look like the soccer field from my secondary school......
and those tetras look like those flies and grasshoppers....heehee....
get back to goldfish lah u!
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post Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:16 am
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put one goldfish into the tank all go hay wire
terta become food.
all plants get uprooted
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I wonder if we can have a planted goldfish tank where a standard tank is partitioned into two seperate tank in the middle. The rear half is the planted section while the front half is for goldfish. Should be quite song to enjoy both hobby at the same time.
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post Tue, 12 Oct 2004 8:58 am
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QUOTE(Allan @ Mon, 11 Oct 2004 5:23 pm)
Wow. 



The setup was like that?  The neon tetra are much bigger now.
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They are not Neon tetra but Green Tetra which are more rare and difficult to keep....
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QUOTE(LASERGUY @ Mon, 11 Oct 2004 12:37 am)
Just did a minor rescape of my 3ft tank over the weekend, waiting for the plants to grow in....


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Simply,Super

Judging from before and after picture,I just can summarise in one thought:

From Jalan Besar(statium) to Theatre of Dreams(Man Utd).

Keep it up Bro

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Not sure if anyone can remember the amazon tank in Aquamart when they were still at their old premises. With all due respect to Laserguy, THAT tank was awesome! shiok.gif
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