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  1. Piece-of-fish

    Steve's ADA 120P - Emerald Isles

    Nice scape. My heart is bleeding to see people still waste money on substrate additives though.
  2. Piece-of-fish

    The Next Episode - 800 litres

    Very beautiful design. This wood looks like dense enough not needing soaking. whats the plan for planting?
  3. Piece-of-fish

    GlasGarten Mini L "Nemesis"

    Nice scape. And I really like Daytime leds. Got myself one this weekend. 7000K version looks brilliant and it looks like give at least double power of same watts T5.
  4. Piece-of-fish

    The Quick Planted Tank - 80 or 90liter Juwel Rekord

    Nice start. Very interesting to hear the feedback on the heating cable later on.
  5. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    Its time for a new challenge ;) You have taken all out of this one. It looks much more mature and complete. Plant groups work well together.
  6. Piece-of-fish

    No name 60... Ug!

    Nesaea Pedicellata ;) Very nice hardscape and sexy hairy hand!
  7. Piece-of-fish

    Bucep's bluff thread finished :-)

    Nice tank and buces. Your lfs did not fool you it is pagoda rock.
  8. Piece-of-fish

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    'When you see a tank every day its easy to just spot the things you arent entirely happy with so really does give me a new appreciation for it and motivation to get more images up.' This is very true, we get used to seeing our tanks and the spark is lost a bit sometimes. The rising start has...
  9. Piece-of-fish

    Taiwan Bee Nano

    Shadow mosura. A litttle crawling fortune!
  10. Piece-of-fish

    Mark Evans-120 x 55 x 55cm.... 'Convalescence' The joy of shrimp

    I think it is ready for a final pics :p
  11. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    Hi Vito, the picture definitely must have been the reason. The scape is great. If the picture is not FTS then it is 100% the case. If the space is limited then consider wide angle lens. The tank will fit from less than half distance. Spend some time with photography or ask someone to help you...
  12. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    Hi Vito, the tank is looking superb. Well done. Have you changed your mind on selling the system? :) The seals should be ok with a toothbrush, just a tip for the future. I found it is way much easier to remove this crap if you do it often. If you leave it to long it gets hard and is nearly...
  13. Piece-of-fish

    240ltr Discus planted tank

    Will be interesting to hear your opinion on Twinstar.
  14. Piece-of-fish

    NAtural Jurassic....shaky video p17.

    I am not sure the way they connected everything but there may be 2 ballasts.
  15. Piece-of-fish

    NAtural Jurassic....shaky video p17.

    Lovely job Ady. Mangrove driftwood looks great and is way underrated in aquascaping in my opinion. Like Ian said no soaking is a big bonus. I would be tempted to remove/add a piece of wood to make the number odd. Straight piece second from the left catches my eye. With the light you can use just...
  16. Piece-of-fish

    Going Dutch Tropica 1-2 Grow Style

    Audi80, 1989 :dead::lol:
  17. Piece-of-fish

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Its just the beginning, controller I mean :lol:. I just want your tank to look great :angelic:
  18. Piece-of-fish

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Was only joking about pictures, they look beautiful as well as new loaches :) I think the problem with the lights is NA setup is not accepting anything else than NA lights haha :lol: Always hate to say that phrase but... I told you so.
  19. Piece-of-fish

    Seven Moss Cube

    Great looking watercube ;) London beer gas is great, you wont regret it. Always next day free refills to your door. Never failed. Using them for more than 2 years now with 3 6kg bottles. Couple extra £ to start with but well worth it. :thumbup:
  20. Piece-of-fish

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Yes, a bit better :bookworm: :lol:
  21. Piece-of-fish

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Hi Ian, tank is looking superb and will turn into a beauty 2 weeks after first moss trim. nice to hear invitro pinnatifida did well also. my opinion you over did with the moss, could have used half of it one filter is very possible, i am running just one in all my latest tanks. key is less...
  22. Piece-of-fish

    Taiwan Bee Nano

    That is a quality smile, the shrimp must be happy :) A bit oversaturated maybe. Try to turn saturation down just a bit.
  23. Piece-of-fish

    Sweetaquastyle

    Mmmm, yammy. Nothing to add realy to above comments. One thing which you obviously will fix before the final pictures and we see it in firs 3 pages of next mr. japan guru next yearly catalog. The horizontal line goes right through the center! Top or bottom needs more power ;) This pretty much...
  24. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    Looking good. I use small metal brushes, toothbrush is too gentle :D Toothbrush is very good for brown diatoms and cleaning silicon in corners. It might work good on rock but probably you need to clean it very often. I find in my cases it does not work on rock :)
  25. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    turning into real beauty now. cant believe noone commented since yesterday :) my only advice would be to brake the straight horisontal lines of tenellus an hm by planting some of it more forward in few areas. :thumbup:
  26. Piece-of-fish

    120x45x45 Octopuss on the Rocks

    No particular tips for marsilea, its easy plant.
  27. Piece-of-fish

    120x45x45 Octopuss on the Rocks

    Very nicely placed hardscape. Is it TGM blue stone? Marsilea is very nice plant, me using it in one of the scapes now also.
  28. Piece-of-fish

    [NANO] Double Opti White - Cherry/Sakura/White Pearl Breeding Colony

    Fancy anubias, fancy white berried pearl. Seriously so looking forward to your success on white pearl............
  29. Piece-of-fish

    [NANO] Double Opti White - Cherry/Sakura/White Pearl Breeding Colony

    Ok, now should i start or you get it all right away? So so so fancy Fancy shrimp, fancy low tech tanks, fancy LD :)
  30. Piece-of-fish

    'Back in the Saddle' 90cm - 1 year on!

    I believe flow is a bit overvalued in UK forums. Good results may be well achieved with much less flow than people tend to take as a necessity. Especially MR. LD haha ;) :jimlad: Look at amano tanks, he never uses anything but one filter. With such minimal plant mass the filter must be well...
  31. Piece-of-fish

    The forgotten nano... taiwan bee's vanished.

    Heh, bad news for shrimp keepers arent good news for us :roll: Since the tank is relatively small it still might be that those baby snail meat got the water quality down. Only reason I could think off. Especially if you were doing that for some period of time. Dirty hands is a possibility but...
  32. Piece-of-fish

    The forgotten nano... taiwan bee's vanished.

    Interesting really. How have you cleaned those snails you say? Killing them in the tank or takin them out? If first I would say polluted water but if second then no idea.
  33. Piece-of-fish

    Rob's 300L Perigean Beach

    Looking good Rob, looks like you have started to use those 150w bad boys :)
  34. Piece-of-fish

    3ft of Uncertainty... Now Planted!

    Re: 3ft of Uncertainty... (Stage 1 - Ideas) Hi, the only mosses as far as I know to attach and creep over the hardscape naturally are Java or Taiwan. Both will be quite flat also. I would go for Taiwan although they do look quite similar.
  35. Piece-of-fish

    Aquanano40 CRShrimp tank....Journal Closed.

    Re: Aquanano40 CRShrimp tank....new pics. Beautiful looking shrimp and tank, ehh. With your selection of plants I would leave only 18w light. Everything will grow perfectly well. In such a relatively big shrimp tank 10 CRS will thrive with no extra feeding at all also. You can treat them...
  36. Piece-of-fish

    Rob's 300L Perigean Beach

    Re: Rob's 300L (to be named) Yes Rob your journal turns into light discussion :) I was just pointing which is the ideal light plant and photography wise. All have their benefits. I do start to use leds as well.
  37. Piece-of-fish

    Rob's 300L Perigean Beach

    Re: Rob's 300L (to be named) I see then. I was thinking you refer to dimming more.
  38. Piece-of-fish

    Rob's 300L Perigean Beach

    Re: Rob's 300L (to be named) What flexibility are we talking about here Chris? :shock: LEDs? 1. High price for this size tank. 2. You are stuck with same colour rendition for good. Reds look crap and washed out. George has stated that it is not to eveyone taste. I can confirm that. 3...
  39. Piece-of-fish

    Rob's 300L Perigean Beach

    Re: Rob's 300L (to be named) Fui those arcadias look ugly and there was long discussion about the spread :) You will spoil a look of a setup. As a photographer going for LEDs i doubt you will enjoy them. Shimmer is although nice could be tiring. You are stuck with one colour rendition to look...
  40. Piece-of-fish

    Novice Trigon 190 from absolute blank canvas...

    If you like plants it's only matter of time until you get co2. So don't waste the Ti E. Get plugged in... The sooner the better for you. You will die of boredom waiting for a low tech carpet. Don't be put of by maintenance. You are fiddling with the tank 10 times more than high tech setup...
  41. Piece-of-fish

    The forgotten nano... taiwan bee's vanished.

    Re: The forgotten nano Nice bit of nature. Really amazed by riccia carpet without co2. Amano would be jelous :shock:
  42. Piece-of-fish

    ADA 60-P planted tank 'Prairie' (month 5)

    Re: ADA 60-P planted tank 'Prairie' (week 10, new photos) Great result. I am jelous :D One more for eheim. I have scaped one in Hannover this year and can only say good things about it. Very well built. Although for a rising aquascaping star such us yourself the only option is an open top...
  43. Piece-of-fish

    My 130ltr Tank - *Updated Pics*

    You should be proud of it. Looking great. :clap:
  44. Piece-of-fish

    Fluval Studio 900...'Dragons Crypt' Journal finished.

    Re: Fluval Studio 900...'Dragons Crypt', Trim time. Well done and congrats on IAPLC...
  45. Piece-of-fish

    ADA 60-P planted tank 'Prairie' (month 5)

    Re: ADA 60-P planted tank 'Prairie' (week 7) video Well done :thumbup: You are learning really fast. With photography skills in possession I can see you pulling out gems very very soon. You will be cursing me for sending that quadricostatus soon as well :lol: Will see why in 1-2 weeks.
  46. Piece-of-fish

    Office nano

    Ye will post you photo of one of ours it is same strong. They may lose some color when parameters are off scale from previous water but offspring will get nice solid. They are not sensitive they are bad import then they die off but no worries here we breed them 4 berried now they do great so far...
  47. Piece-of-fish

    Office nano

    They are either caridina meridionalis or princess bee would need closer photo from side to tell. But most likely 1st one. They are nice indeed and hard to find they are often sold under breviata which is not correct i think. How much they been ad ADC? :) They sometimes come with import of...
  48. Piece-of-fish

    [NANO] Double Opti White - Cherry/Sakura/White Pearl Breeding Colony

    Re: Double Opti White Nano - Cherry/Sakura Breeding Colony Such nice tanks need some more fancy shrimp in them :D
  49. Piece-of-fish

    James' ADA 60p setup (week 11 shots)

    Beautifully green! Hope we see even bigger tank from you James in near future :thumbup: I'd give an arm and half leg to see what you could do in 120x60x60 ;)
  50. Piece-of-fish

    Emersed aquascape - Jagunco do Monte

    Very interesting...
  51. Piece-of-fish

    Nelsons 27ltr

    ehei, back from dormant with a Nelson stamp all over :) Nice little tank :thumbup:
  52. Piece-of-fish

    Early in the morning...

    Great Picture and nice tank. Your style is well recognised. :thumbup:
  53. Piece-of-fish

    Marks 120cm Bay Fronted Jungle "A 5 Year Work In Progress"

    Interesting. Not diatoms for sure. Hope someone can I'd this.
  54. Piece-of-fish

    Marks 120cm Bay Fronted Jungle "A 5 Year Work In Progress"

    Hi Mark, nice crypts you got in there. White staff could be diatoms. If you post a picture would be easier to say. :thumbup:
  55. Piece-of-fish

    90cm river bank scape (conquered HC)pic heavy

    Re: 90x45x45 under the river scape (still emersed) Looking beautiful. There is not much point to wait to be honest. Also be aware you will have to hang MH at least 60-80cm high at the beginning. Just 80w T5 would be enough for you at the beginning and maybe even all time. Less is more ;) I am a...
  56. Piece-of-fish

    A more conventional Iwagumi (Final shots @ 22 weeks)

    One word... Quality! Words Nr. 1 nano scaper :clap:
  57. Piece-of-fish

    [Nano Cubed] Some Accidental Jungles - now buy 1 get 2 free!

    Re: [Nano] An Accidental Jungle - video page 2 Love it Tom. Perfect nano Wood as well even better that local :thumbup:
  58. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: AntlersShmantlers... (Pearling Hydrocotyle) So, the tank is recovering after the show. Snail outbreak, need to fish out few Helenas from the office. Most definitely transportation and freezing water killed the filter. Diatoms all over. Everything coming back great exept braziliensis. I am...
  59. Piece-of-fish

    Rebirth (the end)

    Re: Rebirth Looking nice and healthy. Rosy tetras are one of my favourite fish :thumbup:
  60. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Thanks, i do remember you saying that and the process as well. This one just looks too good to be true :lol:
  61. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Is aquarium open top all the time?
  62. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Yep, made me start couple of mine as well :thumbup: Is iwagumi going uncovered just in room humidity?
  63. Piece-of-fish

    Changed to 90 x 45 x 45cm not coming soon!

    Re: Changed to 90 x 45 x 45cm coming soon! Nice purchase. I would say it is more big than small 8) When we will be treated with the pictures? :shifty:
  64. Piece-of-fish

    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Altums in residence +1 :lol:
  65. Piece-of-fish

    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - 1yr old ! Pictures are amazing. Cant even pick out the favourite one. Probably second from the bottom.
  66. Piece-of-fish

    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - 1yr old ! Yeeeeee... Fish are amazing, the owner got into collectoritis mode :lol: I am sure you will sort it out properly later. I got some fancy food for your altums called BTO, want some? :mrgreen:
  67. Piece-of-fish

    Rebirth (the end)

    Re: Rebirth (new lens and twigs) Looking great Ian :thumbup:
  68. Piece-of-fish

    Rio 125 - Orphans Island. 5 Week update, plenty of pics!

    Re: Rio 125 - Orphans Island. You must be excited to see all that growth. Looking good and very clean :thumbup:
  69. Piece-of-fish

    Changed to 90 x 45 x 45cm not coming soon!

    Re: 60 x 30x 36cm coming soon! Eyes open :shock: We are watching you 8)
  70. Piece-of-fish

    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - 1yr old ! FTS, FTS :thumbup:
  71. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: AntlersShmantlers... (Pearling Hydrocotyle) Thanks Paulo, I forgot I wanted to tell people after the trim to check the journal for the progress. How it grows back :( Nothing to update now. The tanks is looking like a bold l man going to the army :) Love alternanthera, such a deep red and...
  72. Piece-of-fish

    ......

    Re: First Journal - Iwagumi Pagoda could be different from different shops. I have 2 types myself. One is with thin layers and the other one looks like yours.
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    ......

    Re: First Journal - Iwagumi Its pagoda guys or i will eat my shirt :lol: 100% sure. It does look similar to mini ladscape.
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    ......

    Re: First Journal - Iwagumi Hi, yes I am sure :) Have a better look.
  75. Piece-of-fish

    ......

    Re: First Journal - Iwagumi Hi, tank is looking nice. That is pagoda rock btw, not dragon ;)
  76. Piece-of-fish

    teak root mini

    Must be old leaves. I would not worry if you can see new growth.
  77. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Perfect... Many thanks.
  78. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Thanks, well will try to use something not more than 30w. Electricity is also expensive here and I am using too much already. Last question for now. I will use Colombo florabase and probably all emersed plants from tropica. How much water do i need to add. Should I totally...
  79. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works So how powerful are the lights? how much wattage?
  80. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Nice one. I got myself 4 sexy glass bowls. It is all your fault. :mrgreen: Can they grow just with light on the windowsill? Or do I need to use artificial light.
  81. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works This is most valuable wabi post I have come across so far. Thank you so much. I am off to Ikea for a wabi bowl tomorrow morning :clap: Thankfully I have plenty of plants to play with. Keep them coming. Any tips abut trimming and substrate which you use?
  82. Piece-of-fish

    Schruz's Works - Wabi Kusa, Emersed setups, Planted tanks

    Re: Schruz's Works Superb... I am so jelous of your Wabikusas :crazy: Do you just keep them in room humidity?
  83. Piece-of-fish

    A Fluval Flora Newbie

    Looking great, nice greens and clean. You are on the right track :thumbup: Beautiful...
  84. Piece-of-fish

    teak root mini

    :)
  85. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: New Scape, a little teaser... My new love. So bright and easy plant...
  86. Piece-of-fish

    A Rocky Road - New inhabitants

    Re: A Rocky Road Heh made me think why did I get that bloody expensive 7D :shock: You have posted couple of my favourite amano style work. I will be rescaping my 90cm and copying one of them. Nice rock especially when in the box :)
  87. Piece-of-fish

    teak root mini

    It was a nice scape. 100% symmetry though. His huge volcano scape is a masterpiece :thumbup:
  88. Piece-of-fish

    A Rocky Road - New inhabitants

    Re: A Rocky Road Baltic rock?
  89. Piece-of-fish

    teak root mini

    You have still left eleocharis too long. Trim ir right to the ground. Leave 1cm max. Old leaves will just attract algae. With HC i cant give 100% confident advice as havent grown it much. Trim it in couple weeks for the first time. If you can trim dieyng growth as well. Its a small tank so easy...
  90. Piece-of-fish

    A Rocky Road - New inhabitants

    Re: A Rocky Road I am speachless :silent: Too good for a first one :D You can trim every big leaf from bolbitis and it will stay small. It is a beautiful plant and will suite moss/liverwort scape really well as some needle leaf java. Classic combination. :clap: What is Baltic rock and...
  91. Piece-of-fish

    Rio 125 - Orphans Island. 5 Week update, plenty of pics!

    Re: Rio 125 - Orphans Island. Nice start, ,good to see someone using different rock and wood. Good luck.
  92. Piece-of-fish

    Newbie planted tank

    Hi and Welcome to UKAPS. Its a nice tank. Yep things has changed a lot. Good luck on this journey.
  93. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: New Scape, a little teaser... All I would do is decorate the branches as a Christmas tree in december and put little santa in :mrgreen:
  94. Piece-of-fish

    810l (210g) teak root tank

    It will be enough light for sure. The bigger the tank the less wpg you need. Regarding gas I use londonbeergases and can't recommend them enough. I use 6.5kg bottles which are 24£ to refill with usually next day free delivery to your door. You pay 60£ for the bottle initially. They also have 3.5...
  95. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: New Scape, a little teaser... Well i see this tank as a whole contemporary addition to the room with sexy glass, cabinet, lights etc. Same as was vivarium nano setup in Holand. FTS might not do it justice but will still look 'ok' Here is one more random shot of Tropicas new plant Hygrophila...
  96. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Re: New Scape, a little teaser... Hehe, What do you mean different? Is the wood a bit too big? :lol: I like this style.
  97. Piece-of-fish

    Antlers Shmantlers... (Recovering, new inhabitants)

    Hello, just to say I have not dissapeared from the scene. Just posting a little less now. No more info for now. I am lazy... :mrgreen: Water changes take too much time. Scape is aboutt 5 weeks old and growing well now.
  98. Piece-of-fish

    teak root mini

    All looks about right. Nayr is right about trimming eleocharis, trim it right to the ground first, these leaves will rot eventually anyway as it is emersed growth. Later in the areas where you want it to grow taller trim it less, the rest where you want it short once carpeted needs to be trimmed...
  99. Piece-of-fish

    90cm river bank scape (conquered HC)pic heavy

    Re: 90x45x45 driftwood scape I like it on both sides actually, something new at least :mrgreen: Might turn up a good one in some time. Good luck and dont give up this time.
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