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  1. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Week 10 update: This is roughly what I envisaged when I started. The only difference being that it looks nothing at all like I imagined. The moss is too prominent. I would prefer it if it was more 'figure-hugging'. Other than that, the only other problem is keeping...
  2. scottturnbull

    The Henge part 2 MA @ eastbridgford

    This is the 21st Century. The information age. We're on the internet. The information super highway. This isn't a 1970s newspaper in East Berlin, you know. On a different tack: I like the scape. The punters who made the comments about it not lasting must be eating their words.
  3. scottturnbull

    Shrimp tank

    Did you paint those snails, or do they come like that? They look like you forgot to cover them with a dust-sheet while decorating.
  4. scottturnbull

    saintly's "Prairie Lands"

    Re: saintly's 120cm iwagumi It's perfect. I can't find fault with it.
  5. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape I think I'll have to thin some of this Hemianthus Micranthemoides. I'm experiencing the same problems George had - actually, it was his daughter - when trying the Aquaray LEDs. It seems even carpeting plants can block the light. Last week I thinned a section of HM...
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    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape I don't think I've lost many, if any at all. The first night they went for a ride up the filter intake. After that, I put gauze over the intake. cheers
  7. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape For this week's instalment, some pictures of a fine cherry shrimp (one of Paulo's specimens). The second one is spooky. I'm not sure I like it when they stare head-on.
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    The old forest - nano project

    The first blue backdrop works for me. Cobalt blue, cold and analytical, very nice. Nanos are kind of like nature in a test tube.
  9. scottturnbull

    The Henge part 2 MA @ eastbridgford

    Re: The Henge part 2 Dogged, resolute, and back in amongst it after a set-back. Inspiring stuff. Good to see the 'kitchen scissors' method of planting HC being put to use.
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    saintly's "The Miracle Mire" scape over

    You've got a knack of leaving me lost for words. Hard luck mate. I enjoyed reading this thread.
  11. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Week 5 update: As you can see, I removed the Wisteria. It was monopolising the light from the LED emitters, and blocking the light. The tank is going through a bit of a transitional phase at the moment, a bit like myself. I'm feeling deeply ambivalent about...
  12. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape I'm thinking of changing the title of this aquascape. While trying to come up with a title, I wrote a poem: If there's any Haiku purists out there, I apologise for any injury caused. Needless to say, I haven't come up with a title yet.
  13. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape LEDs are still in early development at the moment. They work. I'm getting decent growth. Nothing is dying off and shrivelling. A couple of things need ironing out, though. The shadows cut off light to lower growing plants. And taller plants seem to gravitate...
  14. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape I upped the photoperiod of each LED strip. They're still on for 10 hours in total, but now there's an 8 hour overlap instead of 6 hours. I also tweaked the surface agitation. The pearling has returned with a vengeance, probably due to increased oxygen. It was the...
  15. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape The planet catfish link is great, lots of detail. I was basing my ID on that website. I'm not getting as much pearling with LEDs alone, as I did with T8 combined with LEDs. (The photos above were taken after a water change, technically cheating.) I'm not sure if...
  16. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Here's an illustration of the light spillage with TMC Aquaray LEDs (for those who are interested): Sunrise (rear strip only): Sunset (front strip only):
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    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape You can see the algae on the Eleocharis Parvula on the right. There isn't a great deal of it. I've tweaked the CO2 levels, which seems to have helped. I'm going to spot treat the remainder with EasyCarbo. (Is it okay to overdose EasyCarbo with moss in the tank?)...
  18. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Some more close-ups of Algae (magnified 1000x): I don't know what that brown thing is doing. The algae is super-fine, almost invisible. I have to crouch and squint to see it.
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    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Two days ago I added four Otocinclus, industrious little things. They're making light work of cleaning everything. I'll post some updated pictures soon.
  20. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape I'm experiencing a little die-back with the Eleocharis, producing some fuzz algae. Agitating the stuff seems to help disperse it, hopefully in the direction of the filter inlet. Excuse the speckly images. I've only got a cheap adapter for my Sony Camcorder. Here's...
  21. scottturnbull

    Ray's 90cm - Growing Pains Over?

    Re: Ray's 90cm Asian Theme Journal - Look - No Aglae! Nice video. The Pogostemon Helferi looks really vibrant. And the fish look healthy. You've been through quite a lot. I'll bet you're looking forward to putting your feet up.
  22. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    Re: Scott's boring aquascape Not at all. Any point of view that originates from half-way between Glasgow and Edinburgh deserves serious consideration. If that's true - and you'll forgive me if I wait a while before congratulating myself - then it's due in no small part to reading the posts...
  23. scottturnbull

    Scott's boring aquascape aka 'undergrowth'

    This is technically the first aquascape I've ever done. It happened entirely by chance. I was having trouble keeping the tank going without substrate, so ordered some eco-complete, with the intention of growing various plants in pots, like I normally do. But with the tank emptied, and the plants...
  24. scottturnbull

    new 'tank'

    Are you talking about the Microjet pump? Swell gives the height as less than 5cm. Since they are more or less cuboid, I'd say 5cm in all dimensions would be a good guess.
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    new 'tank'

    There probably is a pump small enough. You can get pretty small MicroJet pumps that are adjustable. I don't know where you would put it, though.
  26. scottturnbull

    1st journal, 2nd scape

    The photo is maybe a wee bit dark. I can't see the bare-brick wall behind the tank, which I miss. The 'scape is looking good. Unique work.
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    1st journal, 2nd scape

    It looks great.
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    1st journal, 2nd scape

    Really lush colours in the photo, looks almost like CGI. What kind of camera is that? Did you do any post-processing? You know what might work? If you trim the far-right, front-corner, so there's a gap at the front tapering towards the side. I see a lot of 'scapes filling the corners right up...
  29. scottturnbull

    Back from the brink - 150ish litre learning journal.

    I think that's a good idea. The height is coming from the back corners, on both sides. Moving some height (the vallis) closer to the center will break things up nicely.
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    Sam's 4ft nightmare, I mean journal

    Re: Completely stumped If everything but the fern is affected, maybe it's a substrate issue. Plant some fast growers, half in the substrate, the other half in rockwool in net pots. If the ones in the substrate show the same signs, and the potted ones don't, you have an indication. On the other...
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