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    BIOSPHERE!

    Thanks for the comments, Alexander - the wood covered itself in Cladophora, or rather the plant covered the wood! I was not involved. Took a fair few months. Temperature is currently 27 degrees (Australian summer) but the heater keeps it above 22. I tried to put up a new photo but forgot my...
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    BIOSPHERE!

    Latest version of the Biosphere - Crypts, Cladophora and Dwarf Hairgrass
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    BIOSPHERE!

    Yeah the white flowers are from Anubias nana, not sure what prompts them to flower but they do from time to time. Its actually very easy to clean, I just have a tiny magnet scrubber to get green spot algae off the glass, and I do a 3rd water change every 2 weeks, trim plants and that's about...
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    Low tech tank pictures

    Yes it is glass, just a big goldfish bowl essentially :D OK, so maybe it's lower tech - still no pressurised CO2, very low light and no NPK dosing - definitely not high! Perhaps we should introduce medium tech???
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    Low tech tank pictures

    I've just put this pic on my journal but I thought I'd put it here as well as it's certainly low tech - low light, inert substrate, excel and micronutrients... Tom, your tanks are amazing - I love the 'out-of-tank' plants and the dead leaves, good look :thumbup:
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    BIOSPHERE!

    Update - I really need a new light with a wider beam, my stem plants are in the dark! Riccia and HC are going well though. I melted all my Anubias leaves using excel to treat green spot algae (warning to others, don't use it neat!) but the roots are still alive and little shoots are coming out...
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    What LED bulbs????

    Any chance of a photo foxfish? I'd like to see whether light spills out around the top and sides. I think that'd be the best bulb for me to get though. Cheers
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    BIOSPHERE!

    Thanks, DIY filter works well, good to have the heater out of the tank but a pain in the a$$ to clean! Next time I'll put the tubes through the lid (or just buy a power filter & external heater!)
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    What LED bulbs????

    Looks nice and bright, compared to what I have now. Is that the 30 degree beam angle? I need a much wider beam, like 60 or 90 degrees. Hows the Anubias growing in the dry?
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    Anyone know what this is?

    Thanks! Yes it's a bit red around the bottom. I'm planning to up my lighting soon so perhaps it'll turn red then. Glad you like the tank - it looks pretty different now, I'll put some new pics up when my Anubias grows back (I melted all the leaves with excel :( )
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    cant grow HC

    IMHO I think it's the substrate - admittedly I have no experience of growing plants in sand, but I would imagine HC could have a hard time sending roots down into it. I grow HC quite successfully in the cheap inert black gravel (fine grain size, around 2mm). This gives little spaces between the...
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    Anyone know what this is?

    I found it in an upland river in NSW, Australia. It's growing nicely in my tank. I'd like to know what it is, I'm interested to know whether it's native or exotic. Thanks in advance.
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    Kessil A150W "Amazon Sun" review

    I bought one of these units for my 50L bowl, but sadly I don't use it for two reasons - Firstly it's just too bright! I hadn't appreciated just how much light can be thrown out of a 36W LED, way too much for my low-tech, non CO2 tank. Plus it's like having a small star in my living room. My...
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    What LED bulbs????

    I'm keen to get one of these 9w bulbs for my 50L bowl - any news on whether they're any good? Keep us posted...
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    BIOSPHERE!

    Excellent article - Will make for some good lunchtime reading at work! :mrgreen:
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