It is indeed. I came second in the competition but it all came down to facebook likes over the quality of the scape (my scape was rubbish compared to the standards on here!)
However the two runners up still got £20 worth of aps vouchers on top of the tank that id won getting to the final stages.
I have a 10l neglected tank sat on a shelf. it was loosely planted with 5 pearl danio's. most of the plants are long gone and there is only one fish left (god knows where they went to!!!)
the dimensions are roughly 30cm long 5 cm wide and around 15-20cm tall
any ideas on what to do with it...
IMO most bacteria is pretty useless for cycling tanks. you are always best cycling them with ammonia.
However some of the discus fanatics swear by biozym which they claim to be very effective.......I have not had experience with it but i prefer to do things the old fashioned way! ;)
more information on the lighting could prove useful, however 8 hours seems a long time for a new tank, I usually start on 6. Also, what is your water change regime? you will need to do a lot more water changes in the first few weeks.
Finally I cannot see any livestock in there it may be...
Best option is to pop in to your local p@h and ask them what days they get plants delivered. they are usually in great condition if you get them on the day. apart from that the green machine have an online store with superb quality plants
jeez thats brill! where was the venue? i must admit ive only caught a pike once and that was unintentional!
Was fishing a small pond connected to the end of the st helens canal for small carp on sweetcorn and a small pike 3-4lb went for it as i was reeling it in!!!
Brilliant! its a fantastic hobby, but beware........ Once you get the bug it becomes very expensive! if i ever had to add what i have spent on photography equipment over the years it would make me cry!!!!!
Excellent! its great to see people learning how to use a camera properly. what camera is it if you dont mind me asking?
My two cents...... Tom is spot on with his advice, If you dont mind spending some money I would strongly look into a "going digital - get off auto" photography day lesson...