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    Best cheap filter floss?

    Thanks! I've ordered 1KG....
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    Best cheap filter floss?

    Hi all, Looking for a cheap but high quality alternative to Juwel bioflow poly pads / filter floss. This is the white pad that sits on the top of the Bioflow filter. I am hoping to buy in bulk and cut down to size. I bought some cheap floss on eBay a while ago but it just fell apart within a...
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    Floating plant ID

    Cheers Darrel. Very helpful as always!
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    Floating plant ID

    I feel like I'm going crazy. Is this Salvinia Natans? It looks slightly different to photos online. Many thanks!
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    Sacha's nightmare before Christmas

    I'm contemplating replacing the old damaged swords at the back with another background plant... Also buying a red tiger lotus for the far left midground (in front of the vallis and behind the crypts).
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    125 litre jungle low tech scape

    Beautiful tank. What's your ferts regime?
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    Sacha's nightmare before Christmas

    Hi there, If you read around you'll see that many people run low-tech tanks with no water changes (or water changes only every few months). See these threads: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/fish-health-in-relation-to-no-water-changes-in-low-tech-tanks.28095/...
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    Sacha's nightmare before Christmas

    Quick update 5 months in - so far so good! The floaters grew like mad and I now realise I was running this tank at very low light for a few weeks. I have removed a large proportion of the floating plants and restored to a moderate lighting level. Some plants are doing better than others (e.g...
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    Clip-on light for low tech bowl?

    It's only 1 watt - is that really enough to grow plants?
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    Clip-on light for low tech bowl?

    Thanks. I should have added that it needs to be cheap!
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    Clip-on light for low tech bowl?

    I'm planning to turn an old glass bowl into a low tech (no fish) setup just with garden soil and plants. Can anyone recommend a good Clip-on light to attach to the rim of the bowl? Preferably relatively high intensity. Many thanks
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    Sword deficiency?

    Thanks Darrel, really helpful. The damage does look just like that photo. I do feed them Courgette but the Amano shrimp make quick work of it before the otos can get a look in... I think I'll add two pieces next time!
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    Sword deficiency?

    I don't have plecs. So is it the otos?
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    Sword deficiency?

    Thanks for the reply. I do have Amano Shrimp and ottos, who have probably been having a nibble. But still the leaves shouldn't be withering and dying. I use the term "duckweed index" loosely as I know any floating plants can be used to diagnose the deficiency... So you think the issue is...
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    Sword deficiency?

    Hi all, I'm having some trouble growing swords in my low-tech. See attached photo - the leaves get lots of little holes in them and eventually die and wither away. This is in contrast to the other plants e.g. crypts which seem to be fairly healthy (see photo). I added some root tabs over the...
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