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Recent content by Macman6

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    Unnamed Ditch

    Like I said, life can go slowly... added some red lizard cats the other day and another female trifasciata... speaking of which the original has fry, I knew she’d laid eggs but with it being the first spawn expected her to eat them before they were free swimming. Oh, the plants have grown in a...
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    planting in a pond

    Hi, i'm wondering does anyone have any tips for planting in a pond, i have a few lilies currenftly in the pots they came in is buying a larger basket the only option or could i use for example a decent sized shallow terracotta bowl?
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Thanks Darrel, the new light seems to have made a big difference to growth and the moss on the stump is starting to grow in nicely. cheers for the tip re Trifasciata. There was a reason I’d been put off them as apposed to some other Apistos and I think this is it, ah well, might have to swap...
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Wow, apologies for no updates. Been a little busy. so I’ve finally managed to get a permanent light and everything is looking rosier in my ditch. Unfortunately I lost one of the head standers and I’ve had a crispy pencilfish on the floor which is frustrating. good news though, my neon fry is...
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Things can move pretty slowly when you’re a forgotten ditch in a rainforest backwater, and this ditch is the same. Even though not much has happened I thought I’d give a bit of an update. I’m starting to see more activity from some of the larger pencil fry (roughly 1cm long) who are starting to...
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Thanks Darrel,that’s exactly what I’m trying to create Floema on Facebook posts sme excellent habitat pictures too... I have kept Splash Tetras before, but with the current lack of a cove I decided against them for the moment
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Here are some more up to date pictures as the tank has progressed with a couple of fry pictures. mad you can see the tree stump is coming along. I’m hoping one day there’ll be plenty of the hydrocoytle flowing from it into the water. And I’m planning on buying another fry box to attach to the...
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Thanks for the messages everyone, although I feel like I’m under a bit of pressure now. Excuse picture quality, I’m by no means a skilled photographer or picture editor so it’s all just IPhone. also, I know the back wall is a state, I have a very grand plan for it of covering it in a vine fed...
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    Unnamed Ditch

    Hi, so where should I start? Roughly this time last year I got the ok off the boss to set up a 4ft X 18inch shallow, I’d found one locally for £70 (it’s not the nearest job but a glass box all the same) and promptly stored it away knowing I had to clear out the spare room to be able to set it...
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    Dirt for low tech

    sorry, i guess i worded it poorly, my tap water is pretty soft, however im worried about a substrate driving up hardness, im sure Tom had this problem in one of his journals?
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    Dirt for low tech

    I'm going to be setting up a 4x2 ft low tech with Big Tom's scapes as an inspiration, and want to put a bit of soil in ... what would everyone reccomend? i want to create soft acidic conditions so i can keep some Apistos Cheers
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    Tiny Cory Setup

    i have Pygmeus and I'm not sure what i'm doing right, have a group in a Fluval Spec. i have a massive ball of flame moss they constantly breed in, some slavinia and brazilian pennywort running wild in there. the only tankmates they have are Neocaradina shrimp. last time i checked the PH was...
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    Pendant Light

    Hi, i'm going to be setting up a 4ft by 2 ft open top tank with emersed growth, and i'm looking for pendant style spotlights to light it. is there anything out there like a kessil but cheaper. doesnt have to be mega quality as i only go for easy to grow low tech plants. Cheers
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    Stands

    haven't tried yet, Buying a new house and building a new kitchen which means im allowed to use the current one as a Fishroom.
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    Stands

    Not Really Sure where to post this, s thought i'd stick it in the general forum does anyone have an idea of whether a standard kitchen worktop would take the weight of fish tanks (got a 125L and buying a 4" *2") or is it really just a guessing game? TIA
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