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Recent content by OllieNZ

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    Congo Swamp Monster (750l biotope)

    I would advise against hemichromis if you want a community. My pair dug like no tomorrow, were highly aggressive and were actively predatory. I busted the 3" female happily eating adult guppies. The X. nigri on the other hand were peaceful, quite active, kept them with fish as small as...
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    Congo Swamp Monster (750l biotope)

    A very cool build. On the unusual fish front have you considered either of the following? http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/xenomystus-nigri/ Or http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/pantodon-buchholzi/
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    What other hobby's do you have?

    Is suspected that may have been the way it was done but wanted to see if it was some sort of black magic moulding technique ;) Would vac forming over a single piece mould have been strong enough for the body rather than a 2 piece mould? True craftsmanship can't be rushed....
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    What other hobby's do you have?

    I'm intrigued as to how the dimpled holes are achieved? if it's not a trade secret ;) It's something I do in metal reasonably often but have never seen it in wood.
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    What other hobby's do you have?

    The top one is absolutely beautiful imo the tortoise shell back and dimpled sound holes make it a stunning piece.
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    Air Driven Filters

    Another vote for the superfish. They're probably the quietest internal I've ever used. Aeration via air pump/high surface agitation/filter venturi will ensure all gases (including co2) remain in equilibrium with the atmosphere. There seems to be a couple of schools of thought on this..... No...
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    Fertiliser may be affecting water analysis.

    Any chance you can post any peer reviewed studies that support that? I've read a few regarding acute nitrate toxicity but nothing about long term.
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    "A Stock of Green"

    Love the simplicity. Beautiful otos too [emoji3]
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    Stainless steel

    You forgot the the chrome and nickel ;) The reason stainless doesn't rust is down to the chrome content. When chrome "rusts" it forms a very hard and non reactive chromium oxide layer. It's this property that protects the steel against rusting. The higher the chrome content the more resistant...
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    Running tanks in shed

    Heat the room to the correct temperature so the tanks don't need heaters. This will reduce evaporation/condensation.
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    Planted tank... for catfish

    I always use gel type and try and get the surfaces as dry a possible before glueing.
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    Planted tank... for catfish

    For a background you could try frosted vinyl backlit with an RGB led strip, you can then change the colour to suit with the press of a button (would also make nice diffuse night lighting) As noted catfish love to dig, my humbugs quite happily dig their own shelters under the edges of pieces of...
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    Tv Series Your Watching Now?

    Another not on the list that's worth checking out is Lucifer, about a cop in LA who's partner is literally the devil and yes he does wear Prada.
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    aikido in sainsburys

    Brilliant [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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    Guess who's back..... Henry goes steampunk...

    Euro brace is the correct term in english [emoji106] How about adding antique finish brass angle on the outside of each corner (for looks only)