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My rotary drum filter sprung a leak. Just ordered $100 in parts from RS Components to do a fix.

No more MIC PU tubing of questionable quality. Just replaced it last year and leaking again. Went all out for Japanese made fluoropolymer tubing. Rated for 16 bar, which is twice what the PU tubing is rated for. Immune to UV too, not just merely resistant.

System is now in bypass mode. Gonna need to do big cleaning when the fix is done. Solid waste is now not being filtered.
 

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i got 2. one is surface skimmer one hang on filter.

but actually noticed sometimes the baby shrimp also get stuck in my hang on filter's intake. maybe really need change to sponge loh.

i bet you go open up your hang on filter. there will be shrimps inside.
 

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i bet you go open up your hang on filter. there will be shrimps inside.

Haha. Haven't found any shrimps in my hang on filter. But always find them in my surface skimmer. Now i took that out cause waiting for the eggs to hatch. Last time the inlet that sponge of the hang on when i take out got baby shrimp swim out.
 

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Later go buy glass shrimp for my betta tank. Now betta still in quarantine. So I introduce the shrimp first let them relax abit then introduce betta in hopes that they don’t see the shrimp as something encroaching on their territory.

Shrimp is my solution to cleaning up waste
 

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i got 2. one is surface skimmer one hang on filter.

but actually noticed sometimes the baby shrimp also get stuck in my hang on filter's intake. maybe really need change to sponge loh.
You dont need skimmer if you have hob/hof. The water throw out from filter will break water surface and "skim" surface protein and oil.

My rotary drum filter sprung a leak. Just ordered $100 in parts from RS Components to do a fix.

No more MIC PU tubing of questionable quality. Just replaced it last year and leaking again. Went all out for Japanese made fluoropolymer tubing. Rated for 16 bar, which is twice what the PU tubing is rated for. Immune to UV too, not just merely resistant.

System is now in bypass mode. Gonna need to do big cleaning when the fix is done. Solid waste is now not being filtered.
Lucky you are not away for holiday when disaster like this happen. Despite going jap component, maybe also a good idea to plan for backup filtration. Fail safe for your expensive fish and pond setup.

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Later go buy glass shrimp for my betta tank. Now betta still in quarantine. So I introduce the shrimp first let them relax abit then introduce betta in hopes that they don’t see the shrimp as something encroaching on their territory.

Shrimp is my solution to cleaning up waste
Glass shrimp will not help in algae. Will help in eating left over food thou.

You can also add red ramshorn snails etc if you want a more complete ecosystem.

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Went to C328 and found these...

Monte Carlo !!!
Some already tied to mesh, while some are not...
Same price though....$6



SKnLKXZ.jpg


6WmTp04.jpg


rvVPSjF.jpg


I bought a strip of java Moss which is already tie to mesh... Save my trouble...
:s13:


OeDAWLL.jpg


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Went to C328 and found these...

Monte Carlo !!!
Some already tied to mesh, while some are not...
Same price though....$6



SKnLKXZ.jpg


6WmTp04.jpg


rvVPSjF.jpg


I bought a strip of java Moss which is already tie to mesh... Save my trouble...
:s13:
I just left there too :s13:

OeDAWLL.jpg


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I just left there too :s13:
 

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Glass shrimp will not help in algae. Will help in eating left over food thou.

You can also add red ramshorn snails etc if you want a more complete ecosystem.

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Thanks for input. BOt a pack of feeder shrimp $2

Shall see how it goes

Super a lot siah
 

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Was rushing home... Then saw the java Moss...
Then I flip over it and saw the SS mesh....
Wah...Mai tu liao... :s13:

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So good u stay so near !!
 

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You dont need skimmer if you have hob/hof. The water throw out from filter will break water surface and "skim" surface protein and oil.

my HOF water outlet under the water. cause my tank usually almost 1cm off the brim only. So the surface tend to have oil / protein stuck so use surface filter. but took out temp until my shrimp hatch. :):)
 

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ok so update on the feeder shrimp.. one big pack $2

5 dead DOA

1ft tank for 5 betta female with alot of plants i put 7.
1ft tank with 1 male i put 3, got 1 fern and 2mossballs
half ft tank with 1 male and 1 fern i put 1

still got half left , will replace as and when it mati

tmr i will transfer my 5 female into the 1ft tank, hope nothing serious happens !!

and the prawn sibei good jumpers dafug
 
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Went to C328 and found these...

Monte Carlo !!!
Some already tied to mesh, while some are not...
Same price though....$6



SKnLKXZ.jpg


6WmTp04.jpg


rvVPSjF.jpg


I bought a strip of java Moss which is already tie to mesh... Save my trouble...
:s13:


OeDAWLL.jpg


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1st photo 4.50 pack at bottom, that plant is very famous, call 吐血. 呵呵!

lower the water before you plant. Use long pincer, don't have go buy one. Need long pair of sicssor too.
 

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ok so update on the feeder shrimp.. one big pack $2

5 dead DOA

1ft tank for 5 betta female with alot of plants i put 7.
1ft tank with 1 male i put 3, got 1 fern and 2mossballs
half ft tank with 1 male and 1 fern i put 1

still got half left , will replace as and when it mati

tmr i will transfer my 5 female into the 1ft tank, hope nothing serious happens !!

and the prawn sibei good jumpers dafug

shrimp need highly oxygenated clean water, take note.
 

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ok so update on the feeder shrimp.. one big pack $2

5 dead DOA

1ft tank for 5 betta female with alot of plants i put 7.
1ft tank with 1 male i put 3, got 1 fern and 2mossballs
half ft tank with 1 male and 1 fern i put 1

still got half left , will replace as and when it mati

tmr i will transfer my 5 female into the 1ft tank, hope nothing serious happens !!

and the prawn sibei good jumpers dafug
you bought ghost shrimps?

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1st photo 4.50 pack at bottom, that plant is very famous, call 吐血. 呵呵!

lower the water before you plant. Use long pincer, don't have go buy one. Need long pair of sicssor too.

Why is it called 吐血? Because of the fan-shaped?

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