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    UP PRO-Z 30CM 10X LED HANGING PLANT LIGHT - PAR

    Not yet. I'm doing a dry start so no wet reading yet
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    Advice on photo/ video software for DSLR please?

    Lightroom. Start here, don't go to photoshop first.
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    UP PRO-Z 30CM 10X LED HANGING PLANT LIGHT - PAR

    Andy at Tankscape has contacted me to offer a completely new power pack which complies with UK requirements. That will make me feel a bit safer having the unit plugged in and running permanently.
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    UP PRO-Z 30CM 10X LED HANGING PLANT LIGHT - PAR

    Just for information I have this light on a 30cm cube doing a dry start. Tested PAR levels today without water and measures 45 - 50 at substrate level. I'll update this post when its filled with water and I've tested PAR again. Bought from this site. UP PRO-Z 30cm 10x LED Hanging Plant Light...
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    Bonsai b

    Awsome model building. http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/bonsai-b
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    Swamp Creek - 2 years on updated June 2012

    Mike I don't get a lot of light spill, the position is slightly higher than some may have. I have found this gives the best spread of light into the tank with a better spread. They are nice lights, easy to control intensity. I must get my proper camera out and get some better pics
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    Swamp Creek - 2 years on updated June 2012

    RIP Malcolm I don't want to depress anyone but I thought as this journal documents the progress of Swamp Creek its only fitting that I should add RIP Malcolm, the cat wearing the jumper in the first photo of this journal. He was the first living creature in my tank! Unfortunately we made the...
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    Swamp Creek - 2 years on updated June 2012

    Swamp Creek - moved to new site So I'm pleased with my new tank position. I get to sit on the couch opposite, look out into the garden or at my tank. The tank is plumbed into the mains via a mixer tap to get just the right water temperature. The tank is also plumbed into an outside drain...
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    Swamp Creek - 2 years on updated June 2012

    Swamp Creek - new position for tank Hi Folks. An update on the tank which has not been rescaped in 2 years. I did a bit of renovating last year about this time and if I think back it was a very stressful dusty period. We decided to extend the lounge and create a new bedroom upstairs in the...
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    Re: My first pond (edit: 12 months later June 2012) Thanks for the thumbs up. I learned from planted tanks they need to have an easy cleaning and water change system. The one thing I did not do was install a top up valve. I assume that by this you mean to top up the water level? I still...
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    My first pond 12 months ago I had to change the waterfall from sandstone to slate as it was causing to much splashing and wetting the wood. the sharper finer edge of the slate is much better.
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    My first pond 12 months ago So I changed my mind about the waterfall area and decided to fill the depths of the lined area with pond filter tubes, cover with hessian and plant my plants in bags rather than pots. Also kept the soil levels low as I wanted these plants to feed off the nutrients...
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    My first pond 12 months ago So the liner is installed in the waterfall area and needs a trim. Trimmed liner and edged. Slabs down First plants in
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    My first pond 12 months ago This image shows where the veggie filter/waterfall will live and the waterfall inflow pipe + the filter drain pipe. Also bedding the pond in with some water. There is also an overflow drain you can see just on the right The patio is going down at the same time.
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    My first pond (edit: 12 months later May 2012)

    My first pond 12 months ago The sumps in and the pressure pipe glued into place UV filter installed with ball valves and waterfall pipe installed. I later moved the ball valve positions.
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