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    What/who are you listening too?

    Thee kooks Wombats Florence and the machine Fratellis MGMT
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Im going to do a big water change tomorrow, ill try to get a picture up, havent really been keeping the journal going recently. Ive got some rummy noses, 10 of them, ermm thats all i can think of at the minute, ill do a proper update tomorrow. :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Thanks everyone. I think i bought around 14kg of the stone, in 2-3kg chunks but I should have got some heavier, larger pieces as the smaller ones just didnt have enough impact in the tank. Anyone else any thoughts?
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    I've got some new pictures of the tank as it is today - Everyting has been going ok, no serious catastrophes or anyhting. One of the outflow pipes and the glass diffuser managed to break while I was cleaning them, but luckily I had the tetra spare and the plastic diffuser which came with...
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    Scotland

    Hi, Thought i'd share some pictures I took in october in Scotland. We went for a week and the best thing was it was free as my auntie lives up there. Thanks for looking Alex
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    Comp_Nov09: Sweet Memories...

    Thanks :)
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    Comp_Nov09: Sweet Memories...

    8) Thanks for the great comments everyone. Thanks James - the sand is tropic white sand made by caribsea i think. Alex
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    90x45x45 "Llyn Peninsula"

    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived! Great stone and tank :)
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    zeolite and purigen

    I'm prety certain both the purigen and the zeolite go at the top of the filter after all other media, so youd have one in each filter - thats what ive done with mine anyway. I was told to have enough zeolite to fill a tray in my ex700 and that was around 500g of zeolite.
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    Comp_Nov09: Sweet Memories...

    Name: Alex Hinchcliffe Tank Dimensions (Height/Width/Depth): 6x6.5x6.5cm Aquascape Name: Sweet Memories... Hardscape/Materials used: Grey Pebbles, Pea Gravel, Light comes from a desk lamp Plants: Fissidens Fontanus Fertilisation: Not Sure yet About the aquascape: Errrm not much to say...
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    36cm nano

    There the same fish :wink: Tank looks great Joe :clap:
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Thanks Chris :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Not a lot actually, I just happened to save for a long time :wink: Thanks Andy :) When the hydrocotyle has filled out a little i'll give it a good cut back :thumbup: Thanks Alex
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Thanks Garuf :) Heres some photos from tonight - there not great, i was in a bit of a rush :roll: As you can hopefully see from the images, the hydrocotyle is sending a few new shoots out and one has reached around 6 inches high! I thought verticalata stayed lower than that? Anyway I...
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    Some b+w images

    Thanks :)
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    Some b+w images

    Hi everyone Been on a few walks recently with my camera, thought id share some pics ive taken. Thanks for looking Alex
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    No Mans land

    Looking good Jack :thumbup: The plants look in great condition, and nice fish choice with the habrosus. I think removing the vallis is a good idea, because there is a big height difference between that and the crypts. Or you could put some more java fern in between the vallis and crypts to...
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    anyone know where best place to find these is?

    The Green Machine sell both of these plants. http://www.thegreenmachineaquatics.com/
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Thanks everyone for the great comments! :) I might try to move the small rocks at the right further forward to take up some more space at the right side. It is looking a little bare over there. Cheers Alex
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    schmap photo...

    Nice one Aaron :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    The tank is now a week old, and there haven't been any major problems. Some wood came loose a few days ago and I mucked up the substrate a bit while I repositioned it, and also the filter outlet wasn't blasting the c02 around effectively, but I have fixed that and apart from them minor problems...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Thanks everyone, thats made my day :) Nick the lily pipes are from ebay and are the 13mm ones http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aquarium-Inflow-Outflow-Glass-Lily-Filter-Pipe-13mm-M_W0QQitemZ180359015656QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pet_Supplies_Fish?hash=item29fe3c2ce8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 I think they do 17mm...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Right finally here we go. The aquatic room couldn't get the bolbitis I ordered in stock, so I had to wait for the following week for the rest of the plants to be shipped as they had missed the courier. Then the next week, the plants didn't get shipped again for...
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    How long for wood to dry out?

    Hi all, I've been setting up my tank today, but unfortunately ran out of time so haven't got it planted or filled. Now I put the wood in and don't want to take it out again because it took me a good few hours to get it in to place, so I have sprayed/moistened everything in the tank (wood, glass...
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    Still life pictures

    Thanks everyone. Sam I think we must of lost the king a while back, never noticed that :oops:
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    Rio 125 Rock & HC scape

    Re: Let the journal begin! Thats Great :thumbup:
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    Still life pictures

    Hi everyone, Just started my Art GCSE, the first topic were doing is still life. We've been having to take photos of still life objects, so thought i'd share mine :) Flowers Cards Shoes Trees Thanks for looking. Alex
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    best place online for a wide range of plants

    Hi Take a look at Aarons post here: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?showtopic=298938
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    saintly's "savannah dreaming"

    Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named) Great start :clap:
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    Longleat Safari Park - holiday photo's

    Re: Longleat Safari Park Great shots Aaron, the 9th one down is my favourite.
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    opinions please

    Nick, Have you seen the hagen luminaire Dan's selling? http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7703
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi I have ordered the plants from the aquatic room, so they should come next thursday, and I will be able to plant up the following weekend :D :D :D Just to give you an idea how long I have been waiting to set this up, I was hoping that the tank would be fully...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Right, everything has arrived excep the clear c02 tubing and also the drop checker from hong kong, but it has been nearly three weeks since they were dispatched, so they should arrive very soon. I also ordered some seachem prime, purigen and also some zeolite...
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    Skinz180189's Old 40L Planted Breeder - No Longer Running

    Re: Skinz180189's 40L Planted Breeder You don't by any chance go to ranchu aqautics do you?
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    Holiday Photos

    Thanks Mark, thats very kind of you :)
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    time to retire from UKAPS

    Good to see you back :mrgreen:
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    Holiday Photos

    Wow, thanks Stu :)
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    Holiday Photos

    Thanks James and Sam. Heres a couple more Cheers Alex
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    Through the tunnel

    Thanks everyone :) Here's a shot of her friend pumpkin Thanks for looking Alex
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi The Co2 system, bubble counter, diffuser, 4dkh solution and low ph test kit have all arrived. Pictures below. I am going to flamingo land for the weekend :D , so will finallly be able to set the tank up in the next few weeks, after i'm back. Cheers Alex
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    Holiday Photos

    Thank you everyone for the kind words :) Sam we went to Zell am see, near Salzburg.
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    Stopping redmoor from floating

    Sorry for the late reply guys :oops: Thanks for all the ideas, I think I am going to try boiling it to make it sink. Only thing is though, the box I am going to use to boil the wood in, is plastic. Will it melt when i pour boiling water from the kettle in? Cheers Alex
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    Holiday Photos

    Hi everyone, Just thought i'd share some pictures from our holiday in austria. We went for just over a week. Pictures taken on a nikon d40. Comments welcome :) Cheers Alex
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    Through the tunnel

    Hi all, Here is my guinea pig, Milly, taken while she was while she was having a break from running around like a loon in the run :roll: Excuse the poo :oops: :lol: Thanks for looking Alex
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    Price Match

    Just price matched the DD C02 sytem, and saved £16 :) Great idea :thumbup:
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    Washing sand in a planted tank?

    Hi everyone, Going to be putting the sand in my tank soon, just unsure whether anyone washes their sand in a planted tank? I'm using naturesoil aswell as sand, so the water clarity shouldn't be too bad, and the sand itself is good quality, clean sand. Should I wash it? Cheers Alex
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    Need some advice on keeping substrates seperate...

    Hi Vito Take a look here viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6317 I am using thin strips of perspex to seperate my naturesoil from my sand, but the problem with this is it isn't too flexible, so take a look at the stuff saintly reccomended. Also, paint brushes are helpful for keeping substrates in check :wink:
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    saintly's"henge the revenge the 3rd and final installment"

    Great fish choice there exactly what I am going for in my tank. I saw them a few months back at my lfs, and did a bit of research and I believe they are not gold tetras but platinum tetras Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks Sam and Paul. Paul I think i'll leave the iwagumi's to you, yours is much nicer than mine was :) I think it's about time I changed the title now :oops: I have had some luck on the C02 side of things, because I managed to convince my parents, to let me...
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    Lianko

    The tank is looking nice Tom :clap: When I had my cherrys, I noticed the males "fighting", and my females were also pretty plump, but it never came to anything :( . I didn't have them for a long time though so you never know :wink:
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    DD C02 bottle height

    Thanks :)
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    DD C02 bottle height

    Is that the dd one?
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    DD C02 bottle height

    Ok, can anyone give me an indication, if 48cm of cabinet space (height) will be enough for the 600gram bottle and regulator? Or could someone measure how tall their C02 system stands, and obviously how much it weighs, and I would be grateful if someone could do it soon :D because I did the...
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    DD C02 bottle height

    Anyone :?:
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    DD C02 bottle height

    Hi everyone, Just wondering what the height of the DD 600gm disposable C02 bottles is, with the regulator etc fitted? Just want to make sure it will fit in my cabinet, before I buy it :roll: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=649 Cheers Alex
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    What instrument do you play?

    I got back from holiday a few days ago, to a message on the phone saying i'd passed with merit :D
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    Stopping redmoor from floating

    Just been looking at some old threads, and found that boiling it can speed up the soaking process?
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    Stopping redmoor from floating

    Hi, I've found a layout I am happy with (finally :lol: ), and it is basically redmoor "branches" rooted into the substrate. I need a way of holding the branches in place so they won't float. Soaking them isn't really an option, because I would like to set up the tank soon, but because they are...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks Aaron and Tom :) I'm off on holiday tomorrow, so when I get back I can start thinking about planting :) I need a way of securing the wood to stop it floating, so if anyone has any ideas I would appreciatte it. I think i'll post something in the...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks guys, I think I am going to go for ferns and mosses, and try to keep it for a long time :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi The tank has taken a rather bigger change this time, infact a change of hardscape material :o I decided that since my parents said that I had to keep this setup the same, for a long time(basically until I leave home :( )I wanted something a little more...
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    AdAndrews' 35l nano

    I agree with you on the naturesoil, it's fantastic. The top of main stone is a little flat, but other than that it looks good. As for the algae the edge of a credit card has always worked well for me. Good luck with the planting.
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    sams 60cm (planted!)

    Re: sams 60cm First, for me sam, although the second one is great too :)
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    What instrument do you play?

    Wow thanks everyone for the great replies :) I'd lke to play the drums, but all the teaching slots are taken at my school :( Thanks Wow, Nice one mark looks like it used to be a great band, looking at the website :) My sister started playing guitar late last year, it's amazing how...
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    What instrument do you play?

    Hey guys I've got my Trombone grade 3 tomorrow afternoon, after doing grade 1 this time last year. I had the choice of skipping grade 2, which i did ( :roll: ), and am a little nervous about tomorrow :( I was wondering if anyone else plays an instrument, and if anyone has done a grade...
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday Aaron :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi The Potassium sorbate came last wednesday, so I have everything I need, bar fish,shrimp and plants :lol: It was my birthday on monday, and I am now the excited owner of a new nikon d40 :D Hopefully with a little practice I'll be able to get some better shots...
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    Happy Birthday

    Cheers Everyone :D
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    saintly's"henge the revenge the 3rd and final installment"

    Re: saintly's MA potentialy low light IWAGUMI Thats great Mark, I love the graded foreground idea in an iwagumi, very different. Looking forward to seeing the final layout :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks Mark :) From living with the tank as it is (i haven't changed it :P )for a while,i think the right stone needs to be a little higher, and I can see what you mean about angling the main stone more. The scales, and powders came today, just waiting on...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi I ordered the digital scales, and the powders for the diy tpn+ last night, the powders from fluidsensor online. I would appreciatte any more views on the hardscape/planting. Bolbitis will almost defianetly be used now, and most-likely moss as well. Then either...
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    Shrimp Tank - Juwel Rekord 60

    Looking much better than before the rescape Paulo :) What species of anubias is in the first pic? It's leaves look tiny.
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    New Moderator - Themuleous

    Great choice :)
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    Memorable Night / My 20 liter ADA Nano

    Nice thermometer :)
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    ADA 60cm - Espei's Escape (final tank shot)

    The red Espei's 8) Very nice George :)
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    40x20x20 "Stag's antlers"

    Like Aaron, i prefered the one before it. Great wood :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks for the thoughts Steve :) I actually had some thoughts for planting, sorry I didn't make that clear :roll: My thoughts were similar to what I was thinking to begin with, Bolbitis, Moss, and Eleocharis or marsilea, but I do like your idea of...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi It has already fallen steve, and made two little scratches in the glass :( I am going to smash the spare stones I have, into smaller pieces and then place them around the plants when planting. Thanks for the advice on the planting, I have been thinking about...
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    camera people

    I am also looking to buy a new camera (birthday in 2 weeks :P ), and at the minute I am looking at the super zoom bridge cameras, which like Aaron said, are halfway between the compact's and the slr's. I am liking the look of the fujifilm finepix camera's, such as the Fujifilm finepix s8100fd -...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Sorry if i'm boring everyone to death all the different layouts :lol: , but I would be very grateful to hear what people think :)
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    Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' - The End

    Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite Inspirational Tony :D
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi :oops: I would appreciatte some critique on this, especially from people who have experience with iwagumi style layouts, as I have no experience whatsoever. Cheers Alex
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    Plant stock

    Crumbs, i'd better start saving for tropica plants, from tgm :(
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    'Scape in 60 minutes

    I like the wood, it's hard to believe that's only one piece :? What make is the light? I don't think i've seen anything like that before.
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    Seperating Substrates

    Heres what I did - using strips of perspex
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Well, it's been a busy week, sorting out the tank, and revising for an RE and maths exam... I'm pooped :lol: I t was worth it though, as I now have a layout which I am happy with... First of all, I had to sort out the sand, as my barrier, wasn't too effective...
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    Sulawesi Cardinal Shrimp

    Nice shrimp Viktor, and Oatfish :)
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    Grans backgarden

    The work on the house is finished, so I decided to take some more pictures before she moved out :) There not great :roll: , but hopefully with a little practice i'll get better at it. Cheers Alex
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    Memorable Night / My 20 liter ADA Nano

    Very nice tank and equipment :) Those pictures really show how pink the arcpod's light are, it looked much better with the ADA solar lamp.
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    New pheonix 60x30x30 scape.

    That'll look ace in a few months, when all the leaves of the different plants start to intertwine... I can't help but think maybe some moss for the wood would help?
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi :lol: I bet you can't wait for the tank, looking forward to a journal :wink: I don't fancy moving the groupings left really, because then there will be very little sand left at the the laft side, and it may look daft with loads on the right. Thanks anyway...
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    tims 20g clearseal tank :)

    Or you could even place some small rocks around the base of the wood, and plant around them to provide extra interest.
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    The Henge part 2 MA @ eastbridgford

    I love the first pic, with the light shimmering on the water surface, and I like how in the second, you can see the rotola's refelction on the surfae. :)
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Cheers Dave and Gareth. I have more naturesoil, but want to get the rocks right before I put it in, because with too much in it landslides over the barrier onto the sand :roll: :lol: Thanks Paul again, which layout were you talking about then? I know I am...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Anyone any thoughts?
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Wow. Cheers everyone for the great posts and nice comments. Thanks for posting those unusual scenes up Paul :) I have changed the rocks :roll: , but I have tried to keep the unusual/original feel to it. I have also tried to position the main stone a...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Thanks for the advice Tony. I may try and build up the naturesoil more around one of the rocks to get more variation in height. Thanks George for the advice :) I am trying to go for something a bit different, but I can see what you mean about the large...
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Cheers Sam and Gareth :) I really appreciatte feedback so would love some more comments.
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    Silver Lining - Alex's 96l (Planted)

    Re: Alex's 96l low light Iwagumi Right second attempt after another four hours at it this afternoon :D Comments please :lol: Cheers Alex
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