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Agree. Juwel tanks have what they call a 'floating base' so you don't put anything between it and the base. As others have said, most modern day tanks and cabinet combinations don't have a matt.  Wink 

Juwel Rio 450 LED

14 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
15 Cardinal Tetras
5 Red Phantom Tetras
4 Silvertip Tetras
5 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
1 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many) and  2 babys.
4 Bolivian Rams
10 Lemon Tetras

Tank 87% stocked  Smile
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Hi plankton and cheltgirl, 

I have to agree too that the ammonia level should be around 0.2 so I am doing water changes, adding beneficial bacteria, and checking the ammonia and fish  


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ammonia should be 0, no .anything if there are fish in there. Smile
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Agreed. 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and nitrate at sensible levels means all is well.

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500L Sooperhooge Goldfish tank Smile
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Sorry another very rookie question from me.

Positioning and angle of my heater.
Back wall ok
But my brochure shows that I must position it sideways at an angle, but I see other people put their completely vertical..thoughts please. Thanks.
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Putting it at an angle increases the surface area for heat to rise into the water column. If it is vertical but right next to a filter/water pump, it shouldn't be an issue as to what angle it's at.
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PJN is right. All heaters I’ve ever had have said to put at an angle except for one. I’m thinking it’s my Fluval ones. But it did say clearly in the instructions, I have no idea why as at an angle seems more logical for surface area etc as PJN said.

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It's because heat rises, so having a heater vertical gives little area for the heat to rise from it. When at an angle, the heat can rise easily as there is more horizontal surface area. My heater in my tank is vertical, but it is in the sump which has a high(ish) flow so the heat is quickly taken away from it and distributed around the tank via the powerhead.
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