STARTERS

The Basics
Employee
Date
Time Started
Observations
FISH

Photos Before. 1-2 OVERALL. 2-3 CLOSEUPS on PLANTS

Peruvian Altum Angels (7) and Harlequin Rasboras (~50) Rummy-nose Tetras (30)

Take photos of individuals and check for CAUSES. Questions: 1. Is it just an individual or are many affected? 2. Check for uneaten food, levels of ammonia or nitrite. 3. Filter or heater stopped or malfunctioning?

Anything on BODY?
WHITE SPOTS?
FUNGUS?
WOUNDS?

Take PHOTO of cases and NOTE down details.

Plan for LARGE WATER CHANGE (75-90%) with thorough GRAVEL VAC. Use STRESS COAT and BLUE SALTS to guard against chlorine and infection.

CONTACT BRUCE IMMEDIATELY

Take PHOTO where possible and NOTE down details.

Looking good? Place a pinch of Tetrabits or a block of FROZEN FOOD in and observe how they eat.

The Workers: SUCKING CATS & FLYING FOXES

Show SUCKING CAT photo ====>

Sucking cats

sucking cat

SUCKING CAT/s sighted? (1-2)

Siamese Flying Fox (tap for picture)

Siamese Flying Fox

siamese flying fox

SIAMESE FLYING FOX/es sighted? (2-3)

How's the algae levels on GLASS & PLANTS?

This is an indication that there are no or low numbers of SIAMESE FLYING FOX. Mention in notes.

siamese flying fox

Remove as much as possible, prune old affected leaves off plants. Vacuum up loose pieces from after cleaning glass

This is possibly an indication that there are no SUCKING CATS. Mention in notes.

sucking cat

Check light TIMER and nitrate levels.

Plan for an "Adrian Special"; BEFORE draining, turn OFF pumps, scrape all of every glass surface and carefully brush clean all rocks Then drain 80% water.

PLANTS

BLYXA

BLYXA

Blyxa Japonica
How is the BLYXA looking?

Great. Manage any over-growth (pushing up to glass, swamping other smaller plants) by thinning out and replanting to any thinner areas.

Possibly low in NITRATE and/or POTASSIUM (K) CHECK levels. (Section 4). 10ppm or more with still poor growth possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

Possibly a deficiency in PHOS which is a mobile nutrient. If phos levels sufficient then possibly not enough K. check with BRUCE by SMS.

STAURAGYNE. (Tap for picture)

STAURAGYNE

STAURAGYNE
How is the STAURAGYNE looking?

New growth is the fish eating it! Clearly need to increase their green diet. Take photos and notify Bruce.

Possibly low in NITRATE and/or POTASSIUM (K) CHECK levels. (Section 4). 10ppm or more with still poor growth possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

CURLED & DEFORMED new leaves? May have to review K dosage levels. Possibly too much. Do tests & check with BRUCE by SMS.

Great. Prune any healthy taller stems and replant to improve coverage of ground.

ALTERANTHERA. (Tap for picture)

ALTERANTHERA

Alteranthera
How is the ALTERANTHERA looking?

New growth is the fish eating it! Clearly need to increase their green diet. Take photos and notify Bruce.

Possibly low in NITRATE and/or POTASSIUM (K) CHECK levels. (Section 4). 10ppm or more with still poor growth possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

CURLED & DEFORMED new leaves? May have to review K dosage levels. Possibly too much. Do tests & check with BRUCE by SMS.

Great. Prune any healthy taller stems and replant to improve coverage of ground.

LOBELIA (Tap for picture)

LOBELIA

LOBELIA
How is LOBELIA looking?

CUT approx in half and, If healthy, reduce HEADLESS STALK by a further 50% and replant heads on front to hide the stalk.

Possibly low in NITRATE and/or POTASSIUM (K) or CO2 not working CHECK levels. (Section 4). 10ppm or more with still poor growth possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Check CO2 functioning properly. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

Great. Be sure to SHORTEN DOWN any that are getting too close to the tall

Premature ageing is possibly a deficiency in PHOS which is a mobile nutrient. If phos levels sufficient then possibly not enough K. check with BRUCE by SMS.

CURLED & DEFORMED new leaves? May have to review K dosage levels. Possibly too much. Do tests & check with BRUCE by SMS.

CRYPTS PARVA (tap for picture)

CRYPTS PARVA

PARVA
How are the CRYPTS PARVA looking?

Possibly a deficiency in PHOS which is a mobile nutrient. If phos levels sufficient then possibly not enough K. check with BRUCE by SMS.

PEEL AWAY any old and ageing leaves from base

Possibly low in NITRATE and/or POTASSIUM (K) or CO2 not working CHECK levels. (Section 4). 10ppm or more with still poor growth possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

CURLED & DEFORMED new leaves? May have to review K dosage levels. Possibly too much. Do tests & check with BRUCE by SMS.

Possibly a lack of K and/or CO2. Check nitrate and phos levels and check co2 system

Great. Peel away any old leaves that look on the way out

Tests part 1

Setup

Lay down drop sheets ESPECIALLY WHEN WORKING IN LOUNGE ROOM SIDE

Lift LIGHT UNITS up for working space. If doing large work (plant removals and other potentially messy things) lay down canvas drop sheet (folded in half, length ways) along the front of the tank)

If you come BEFORE the lights come on (2.30pm) then you will need to have some WORKING LIGHT. Use the plug from socket "D" and move it to a free power point above to manually turn one set of lights on. Tipp: though for LOOKING FOR ALGAE on the walls it's best to have LIGHTS OFF

Tests part 1

TEMPERATURE test (ideal 27 - 28.5 C)

Temperature

A bit too cool. Are INLINE HEATERS functioning/plugged in? (2 on right filter, 1 on left)

Unplug faulty unit. Notify Bruce to arrange replacement.

Increase THERMOSTAT on the heater whose thermostat is switching off at a lower temp by the SUITABLE AMOUNT to bring it up within the range (see above) and make note of how much.

Increased THERMOSTAT by:

too warm. Are THERMOSTATS on heaters functioning?
(Does the indicator light come on and off when you turn the thermostat setting up and down?)

Decrease THERMOSTAT (anticlockwise) on the highest set heater by the SUITABLE AMOUNT to bring it down within the range (see above) and note by how much.

Decreased THERMOSTAT by:

if the THERMOSTAT doesn't respond to being turned down then better to have a cool tank than risking cooking the fish. Unplug faulty unit. Notify Bruce to arrange replacement.

Good. Refill with HEATER or KETTLES OF BOILED WATER (boiling water tap in kitchen) in COLD months.

Rinse 4 TEST VIALS in tank water: pH (square vial) and GH (large round vial) NITRATE & PHOS (small glass) MEASURE 5ml in each and SET ASIDE for later. Tip: use SQUARE VIAL or a SYRINGE to measure an accurate 5ml for the GH.

The Drain

The Drain (50%)
GRAVEL VACUUM (only for special occasions.) NB: if plants are doing well, then leave. It's good food for them!

Gravel vacuum?

How dirty was it?

FAST DRAIN

Open DRAIN VALVE (pic below) NB set timer for about 5-10 mins. Its easy to get distracted with other things and forget! MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE IT PROPERLY AT END. IF UNSURE, LIFT HISE OUT OF DRAIN TO CONFIRM IT HAS STOPPED!

Drain Valve diagram

sussex drain
% Size of Water Change

The Refill

The Refill

Press manual button (finger symbol) on GALCON controller. See pic below. NB check on again later. It will probably need another go as 40 mins may not be enough. TIPP: if it is only 5 -10 mins remaining on the timer then you can stop and restart to bring up another 40 mins.

MANUAL SETTING ON CONTROLLER diagram ==>

CONTROLLER MANUAL TIMED REFILL

galcon controller

SOUP HEATER in COLD months or in large water changes. REMEMBER: always plug into WALL OUTLET. Mount on a slight angle over the FLOAT SWITCH ASSEMBLY so the heating element hangs in the middle OPEN SPACE, away from glass and plants.

Things To Do During Refill

CLEAN GLASS; easiest at LOW WATER LEVELS. SOFT ALGAE lightly with MAGNET CLEANER (MAKE SURE BOTH SIDES ARE SUPER CLEAN FIRST!!). Even if you can't see any, best to do a light pass over the whole thing. DARK GREEN spots: best with SCRAPER.

Work on PLANTS

FILTER SERVICE?

Which one?

Tap here for instructions ====>

INSTRUCTIONS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Tests (continued)

pH Test? 3 drops in 5ml. (ideal pre CO2 range 6.5-7)

pH

ADD approx 2 tsp CORAL SAND.

ADD approx 3 tsp CORAL SAND

ADD approx 4 tsp CORAL SAND

Is this expected? Been a recent large dose of coral sand last time?
CO2 started.

Rinse test tube thoroughly and retest. (Any traces of ammonia or GH tester solution will give a false alkaline reading)

WOAH! Unlikely! Rinse test tube thoroughly and retest. (Any traces of AMMONIA TEST or GH TEST solutions will give a false alkaline reading) If still high then we must assume that there has been an excess amount of coral sand and all we can do is water change. It will eventually come down as the coral sand dissolves.

GH TEST. number of drops to turn from ORANGE to GREEN

GH (ideal range 4-7)

SIZE of water change:

ADD 1 Measure spoon GH POWDER

ADD 2 Measure spoon GH POWDER

SIZE of water change:

ADD up to 1 Measure spoon GH POWDER

ADD up to 2 Measure spoons GH POWDER

ADD up to 3 Measure spoons GH POWDER

Depending on SIZE of WATER CHANGE, add NO SALTS and let WC reduce the GH to within desired range

NITRATE TEST

Nitrate level (ppm)

Depending on state of plants, this is POSSIBLY grounds for increase in BASIC-GRO dose. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

GENERALLY this is the OPTIMUM RANGE. HOWEVER if there is POOR PLANT GROWTH observed then possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

Has the BASIC-GRO PUMP dosed already today? (2:30pm)- Note, this dosing pump is programmed for every 2nd day, so it will change from week to week.
If so then this will contribute to a higher nitrate reading

Almost certainly and LACK of POTASSIUM and/or OVER DOSE of BASIC-GRO. Are DOSING PUMPS for K and BG well primed and unblocked?

Done a calibration of the PUMPS recently? (In the last 5months)

Look at INCREASING DAILY-GRO (it contains potassium also) or POTASSIUM dose. Consult Bruce

Do a BASIC-GRO CALIBRATION:
QUESTION: did it dose MORE or LESS than the volume displayed at the end of the calibration?

By how much?

Input correct volume and test with a 10ml ADJUSTMENT DOSE into test vial. This will effectively decrease the BASIC-GRO DOSE.

Input correct volume and test with a 10ml ADJUSTMENT DOSE into test vial.

By how much?

Input correct volume and test with a 10ml ADJUSTMENT DOSE into test vial.

Input correct volume and test with a 10ml ADJUSTMENT DOSE into test vial. Decrease

Look at INCREASING DAILY-GRO (it contains potassium also) or POTASSIUM dose. Consult Bruce

Give details of problem

If after fixing the problem, you're not convinced this was sufficiently causing problems in dosing of K and/or DAILY-GRO then CONTACT Bruce to discuss.

PHOSPHATE TEST

Phosphate level (ppm)

GENERALLY this is the OPTIMUM RANGE. Some say 1/10th of the nitrate level. HOWEVER if there is POOR PLANT GROWTH observed then possibly means therefore not enough K and thus they are being starved. Contact Bruce for further instructions.

Only phosphate source here is the fish food. Perhaps an increase in K dose will help. Make follow up note and discuss with Bruce later

Is there premature aging/falling off of leaves on any of the plants?

Only phosphate source here is the fish food. Perhaps a manual liquid dose or increase in feeding . Make follow up note and discuss with Bruce later

Then don't worry about it. Enjoy algae-free aquarium maintenance!

Additives

GH UP POWDER ADDED?

How many measured spoons?

Coral sand added? (Low pH)

How many teaspoons?

DOSING PUMP
TRACE & IRON

Any AIRLOCKS to bleed out?

TEST THE LINE

Be sure to use a CONTAINER (GH test vial eg.) to catch the liquid while priming the line.

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD Only do as much as a couple of drops. IMPORTANT: DAILYGRO must be tested with a container to catch test fluid as it is too concentrated. PHOS, BASIC-GRO and K are ok in small amounts.

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Where and how big was the airlock in the TRACE & IRON line?

PRIME/BLEED THE LINE

Be sure to use a CONTAINER (GH test vial eg.) to catch the liquid while priming the line.

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD Only do as much as a couple of drops. IMPORTANT: DAILYGRO must be tested with a container to catch test fluid as it is too concentrated. PHOS, BASIC-GRO and K are ok in small amounts.

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Check that the CONNECTIONS between PUMP and FEEDER lines are well secure. If necessary, REMOVE feeder line, snip of tip with scissors and SOAK new tip in hot water to soften and REFIT.

Test CHECKVALVE. Blow air thru both ends. Should only let you in one direction. If it flows in both directions (or indeed none!) a paper clip wire or similar lightly poked into the rubber valve from both ends can fix this. Otherwise make note to replace valve.

Clean CHECK VALVES/ENDS OF LINES of dried/calcified buildup. They should be just hanging over the SUPPORT STRIP of glass and above the water line.

NITROGEN

Any AIRLOCKS to bleed out?

TEST THE LINE

Be sure to use a CONTAINER (GH test vial eg.) to catch the liquid while priming the line.

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD Only do as much as a couple of drops. Extra doses of Basic-gro is ok in small amounts.

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Where and how big was the airlock in the NITROGEN line?

PRIME/BLEED THE LINE

Be sure to use a CONTAINER (GH test vial eg.) to catch the liquid while priming the line.

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD Only do as much as a couple of drops. Extra doses of Basic-gro is ok in small amounts.

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Check that the CONNECTIONS between PUMP and FEEDER lines are well secure. If necessary, REMOVE feeder line, snip of tip with scissors and SOAK new tip in hot water to soften and REFIT.

Test CHECKVALVE. Blow air thru both ends. Should only let you in one direction. If it flows in both directions (or indeed none!) a paper clip wire or similar lightly poked into the rubber valve from both ends can fix this. Otherwise make note to replace valve.

Clean CHECK VALVES/ENDS OF LINES of dried/calcified buildup. They should be just hanging over the SUPPORT STRIP of glass and above the water line.

ADJUSTMENT DOSE: has the basic gro dosed before the water change?

Make ADJUSTMENT DOSE at a % corresponding to size of water change. Eg. 50% water change = 1/2 of programmed dose. It will ask you to confirm.

No macros dosed today so no adjustment necessary.

POTASSIUM

Any AIRLOCKS to bleed out?

TEST THE LINE

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD As long as not excessive, extra doses of K is ok

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Where and how big was the airlock in the POTASSIUM line?

PRIME/BLEED THE LINE

TEST LINES; Manual Dose ==> press BUTTON to the RIGHT OF EACH PUMP HEAD As long as not excessive, extra doses of K is ok

Liquid moving through the line?

Is the SUCTION LINE immersed in the liquid?

Is it an OBSTRUCTION in the line caused by oxidised minerals from the liquid (typically DAILY-GRO)?

Remove SUCTION LINE from PUMP HEAD and WASH in hot water, massage or blow out the blockage and RE-ATTACH to PUMP HEAD.

IMPORTANT: the SUCTION LINE must NOT be sitting on the bottom of the SUPPLY BOTTLE. The supply bottles here are deliberately NOT DIRECTLY BELOW THEIR RESPECTIVE PUMPS in order to allow ease of refilling and accessing the control panel so the SUCTION LINES are quite long.

If unsure, SIMULATE it's position outside, next to the supply container.

no label

WASH OUT the supply bottle. If there is reasonable amount of liquid still in it then gently DECANTER the clear liquid into a second container. As soon as it is no longer clear STOP (in the case of DAILY-GRO it goes from tea coloured to thick brown). WASH OUT SLUDGE and return the clear liquid to the bottle.

Check that the CONNECTIONS between PUMP and FEEDER lines are well secure. If necessary, REMOVE feeder line, snip of tip with scissors and SOAK new tip in hot water to soften and REFIT.

Test CHECKVALVE. Blow air thru both ends. Should only let you in one direction. If it flows in both directions (or indeed none!) a paper clip wire or similar lightly poked into the rubber valve from both ends can fix this. Otherwise make note to replace valve.

Clean CHECK VALVES/ENDS OF LINES of dried/calcified buildup. They should be just hanging over the SUPPORT STRIP of glass and above the water line.

CO2 SYSTEM. To test before 2:15 pm when it is programmed to come on, switch main POWERBOARD to MAN. This will turn on all lights, the KORALIA PUMP and the CO2.

DON'T FORGET TO RETURN IT TO AUTO!!!

Bubble rate good?

Bottle empty? Or out of programmed time? Or some other issue?

Put temporary small bottle on line and make follow up for Bruce to order new large supply bottle

DECREASE by turning the INLINE FINE ADJUSTMENT on the PRESSURE VALVE ASSEMBLY

INCREASE by turning the INLINE FINE ADJUSTMENT on the PRESSURE VALVE ASSEMBLY

If opening up the the fine adjustment valve doesn't work to INCREASE IT then it maybe the bottle is low so replace. Disconnect and install spare bottle in cupboard and make follow up field for Bruce to order a new bottle

Fine gas bubbles coming out in INLINE DIFFUSER ? (Hint: hold torch light agains the side to see)

Close off RETURN VALVE 2 completely to send all flow through diffuser.

Does this fix it?

Then OPEN VALVE to previous half-closed position. If the main return from the filter is reduced TOO MUCH then look cleaning FILTER.

Plan for a Service to DIFFUSER. Turn off PUMP and close all VALVES. Turn off CO2 gas. Unscrew BOTTOM CAP of diffuser to drain water out. Pull out INNER SHAFT ASSEMBLY with pliers. Take note of ORDER AND ORIENTATION OF IMPELLER PIECES! Clean and check for rough edges (use fine sand paper to smooth out any rough edges) Clean INSIDE WALL OF CYLINDER with paper towel. REASSEMBLE AND prime by turning on PUMP with VALVE 2 completely closed to FLUSH OUT air.

Packing up

SUPPLIES;
ANY REFILLING TO BE DONE IN SINK OR OUTSIDE!

GH UP REPLACE?

FOOD REPLACE/ REFILL? (Tetrabits, frozen food)

WHICH KIND?
Will any need replacing next month?
LIQUID FERTS (Dosing Pump)

NITROGEN refill?

HOW MUCH IS LEFT?

THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT ENOUGH TO LAST! Refill within the week

Bring some next time as almost definitely will need some.

How much?

TRACE & IRON refill?

HOW MUCH IS LEFT?

THIS WON'T BE ENOUGH TO LAST.

Bring some next time as almost definitely will need some.

POTASSIUM supply refill?
(If wishing to replace but still a small amount remains in CURRENT BOTTLE, swap over and leave OLD BOTTLE behind and can pour in rest into the new bottle at a later date)

How much?

HOW MUCH IS LEFT?

THIS IS PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH TO LAST. Refill within the week

Auto feeder topped up? Tetrabits in one of the hoppers (I forget which. The one that has traces of tetrabits in it)

Equipment Check

Correct time on controller (mounted on wall below dosing pumps)?

Contact Bruce

LIGHTS: all tubes working? (They are staggered in the program so switch power board to MANUAL to test all)

Details

DOSING PUMP returned to operation display?

If you have lifted the LIGHTS then gently lower them back down to the height you found them

Notes. Any extra work performed? Any additions of fish? Any questions...?

FINAL CHECKS

HEATER and FILTER PUMPS ON and functioning?

OUTSIDE GLASS, CABINETRY etc CLEAN & DRY?

Finished (or close to) refilling? Check the remaining time on the REFILL TIMER and if more than 5 mins then close off. You can leave it to overflow a little. But we don't want to chill the tank too much

MOST IMPORTANT: were the lights OFF when you arrived?

HAVE YOU OVER-RIDDEN ONE THE LIGHTS (plugged into another power point) TO BE ABLE TO WORK? Then you MUST RETURN THE PLUG TO THE MAIN POWER BOARD!! Lights are programmed to come on around 2.30pm

POWER BOARD SET TO "AUTO"?

MOST IMPORTANT #2: is the DRAIN PROPERLY CLOSED? Check the end of the drain hose to confirm nothing flowing out. The tap should be vertical.

WORKLIGHTS IN CUPBOARDS TURNED OFF?

Got your: BASKET STRAINER? TOOTH BRUSH? TEASPOON?

Photos After. 1 x OVERALL. Both sides, 2 half shots CLOSEUPS of any REARRANGED PLANT.

Time Finished
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