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  1. nayr88

    Learning Curve!

    i know its been a while since an update on this one but i was searching for this tank and came across the jounral. really keen to get one and yours is a great inspiration! would love to see an update :)
  2. nayr88

    Taxation Fuel card - help me understand

    Thank you I will give it a try, although many also take into account that you are using a company car and so use the co2 emissions to base this from however with a private vehicle I don't believe this is the case. I would but it's an allowance and not a vehicle, the tax is only dependant on...
  3. nayr88

    Taxation Fuel card - help me understand

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone may be in a similar position and be able to help me understand how this is worked out. offered a new job with the package as below; XXk a year salary ( inside 20% tax rate) 3 k car allowance (paid as salary monthly) Fuel card (Business and private use) The part that...
  4. nayr88

    My new Oase 175 Styline

    great to see you've beaten the diatoms etc when reading through this I could really see the potential with the scape. Interesting choice of fish too, have you always kept Discuss as you mention the co2 idea being a bit much for a beginner but I'm scared to death of attempting Discus but happy to...
  5. nayr88

    DIY Project Desktop Pico/Mini Acrylic Tank

    I’ll come back this evening with some examples or at least a sketch up of what I mean
  6. nayr88

    DIY Project Desktop Pico/Mini Acrylic Tank

    Very impressive! Just came over from the donation advert you had up and it’s very tempting but I have never taken in a pico tank, this is around 2 litres righ? Are you taking on commissions for other size tanks? I really think there could be more market for this on here especially with the...
  7. nayr88

    Shallow Nano

    thank you Ollie 👍
  8. nayr88

    Shallow Nano

    So I’ve managed to glue wood and bits around the sides to contain the aqua soil ! Just need to get a plant list going for the plants on the upper deck. Any recommendations?
  9. nayr88

    ADA 60P New Display

    great start, looking forward to see the B.Japonica, one of my favourites and also the glosso, very underused
  10. nayr88

    Project II - 5 Gallon Low Tech Cube Tank

    Very cool, really like the look of the tank on the left itself! They come with a light too but you’ve changed for the ONF?
  11. nayr88

    22l Nature Aquarium

    wow, that's awesome, so many plants in such a little box! hats off to you! At which percentage do you run the light at? i have it and haven't used it yet, how many hours also :) cheers
  12. nayr88

    Shallow Nano

    Hello I’ve been really inspired by some tanks floating around on Instagram so have given this a go! it’s one of those turtle tanks, nothing special, although if I have some success I would really like to do something closer to 60cm.
  13. nayr88

    Low tech Bowl

    Great bowl, what have you found the most successful plant species have been for you?
  14. nayr88

    Doreys Biorb Air 60’s

    Amazing! Are there budget all in one versions of this on the market you would recommend. Just plug and play
  15. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Guys and gals this tank is being given another life! Some bits purchased for its revival
  16. nayr88

    My real ADA 60pxd, Scapers tank 55 and UNS60f hobby return.

    Great to see you back Garuf
  17. nayr88

    A passion for a planted tank with South American dwarf cichlids

    Welcome! Look forward to seeing this tank in the journals section
  18. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    I’ve had to rip out a whole area of planting, so odd, things have been going great then this wave of algae and that dead zone in the middle. I know it doesn’t look it but the difference between that area and the other plants is really big, the patch was completely melted! I must of got...
  19. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Hi guys I’m going to have a proper read tonight and reply To everyone but I’ve had some major quick die back the past 3 days, nothing changed but have a look! This was after a trim where everything seems really healthy and then this!! The Staury in that patch has completely melted and died...
  20. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Hi everyone Thanks for the support, my sulking has passed now haha! I have kept the tank going but gone back to my pre mixed store bought stuff and things are going great so will just keep with what works. The red is coming through very nice on the new growth of Reineckii Mini and the hair...
  21. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    hi mate, no no wories abput all the questions. I guess the honest asnwer is i have no idea. ive been in the hobby for years, and i think im ready to bow out. i dont know how to find out how much PPM i have added nore my GH KH or accurate PH. thanks for you interest alto, i wouldnt waste much...
  22. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Upping the ferts and bringing the light schedule down, Will also order an in-line diffuser.
  23. nayr88

    Deficiency - am I doing this right

    Just topped up my mix with a little of each in case I was a bit tight on my teaspoons. Wish I had a scale that would do such small quantity’s. Anyway, light schedule going down in case it is a co2 distribution problem, feels unlikely with the co2 on 24/7 Thanks everyone
  24. nayr88

    Deficiency - am I doing this right

    I’m not sure how these plants are grown - in or out of water so could this just be a transition stage or no?
  25. nayr88

    Deficiency - am I doing this right

    Hi guys, Currently having some signs on the leaves that would make me believe I may have a Nitrogen deficiency. Browning and die back on the tips on the older leaves with slight yellowing of the same leaves to the stem. Picture attached below details. My current dosing is based on the...
  26. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Could this be a potassium deficiency and i should ad another 0.5 tsp to my mix as the range is given at 1-2 tsp. Thanks
  27. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Hi guys, Currently having some signs on the leaves that would make me believe I may have a Nitrogen deficiency. Browning and die back on the tips on the older leaves with slight yellowing of the same leaves to the stem. Picture attached below details. My current dosing is based on the...
  28. nayr88

    Most expensive livestock

    not to much from me - I think paid around £50 for a green phantom pleco. I would pay very well for a nice dark plakat fighter I would pay fair amount for a good good pair of apistogramma cacatuoides if someone new a top notch breeder or supplier. some of the arrowana prices i have seen are...
  29. nayr88

    A growing collection

    looks great, what size dooas did you get
  30. nayr88

    Twenty Seven Thousand.

    Really a very nice scape so far @Ady34 , of course i expect nothing less from you ;) Aside from the actual contents of the aquarium, I always enjoy your journals, the surroundings of your tank - furniture etc is always very pleasing and the clean lines and aesthetics of the ada gear as well as...
  31. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Hi all, Could someone please help me with this, I ordered the rock from Aquarium Gardens. I ordered Millennium stone, it is identical to my Seiryu Stone, Feel free to tell me other wise but here is some comparison below. Only a couple of bits i had handy but there is a ton left over of both...
  32. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Sorry the tank came from Ryan Thang and is only a film, I can only assume it isn’t Ada, although I have not seen there ore frosted tanks to know for sure.
  33. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Thank you for input mate, tbh the wood is soaking and I want to roots to establish before I start trying to place wood, also not sure on the moss to go with on the wood so a little stuck at the moment
  34. nayr88

    DIY Wabi Kusa vase

    The moss youve used looks good! the coconut husk does really well, not that i have much to compare it to but it for sure has done what i needed. I got the idea from my plastering days, i remember as when i 1st started getting told about the old days when they used to put horse hair in old...
  35. nayr88

    That was a waste

    All fish love the bug bits! im very happy to feed this as a stable with other treats, great food for them.
  36. nayr88

    DIY Wabi Kusa vase

    Hello So I had a crack at a wabi! I ordered some coconut fibre/husk, cut it up and wet it down. Mixed it in with some aqua soil to make a ball....very messy!! I then wrapped longer strands of the husk around the ball. Tired that with fishing line to keep it tight. Then I used a ton of moss to...
  37. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Thanks @FishKeeper55 I had a little play with the lay out, It was really fun having loads of stone, the graded gravel, sands and the bits of wood I’ve collected over the years to have a play with. I settled on something like this, although the wood will need some soaking. The back area is...
  38. nayr88

    Hardscape Challenge 2020 (likes) Competition Winner!

    very nice! congrats Konrad:cool:
  39. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Its frosted ;) I definitely prefer the frost backs to the black or blue.
  40. nayr88

    Clip-on light for low tech bowl?

    Hi, I've ordered this lamp but in black - https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/tertial-work-lamp-light-green-30447221/ Went with this bulb - https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/vaexer-led-bulb-for-cultivation-par30-e27-60317483/ going to be using this over a low tech bowl.
  41. nayr88

    RO & EI

    Ok I may go 75 RO and 25 water. Have you noticed the difference in plant growth and health? Thanks :)
  42. nayr88

    First scape Scapers Tank 55l

    lovely little tank this, really like the dimensions of the scapers tanks and the plant choice/lay out really suits.
  43. nayr88

    RO & EI

    Hi Guys, Going to give RO a try in my next scape. I understand many folk cut there RO with tap water. My question is, if i am using EI method of fertilising do i need to cut at all? also, when doing the water change on the six day, i cant just be adding pure RO, so will i need to remove the 15...
  44. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

  45. nayr88

    ADA 30c The Joans Tank

    Hi everyone, I have been keeping planted tanks consistently for a little while now but never really make journals, I'm trying some different things with this one so wanted some advice and help along the way. SPECIAL THANKS - Ryan Thang So for the tank, lights and bits - as well as some...
  46. nayr88

    I saw a post asking about the ADA terra base

    Great job! Do you have to load the terra base with water for a few days before planting so it isn’t dry when attaching? I wonder if you could get a sheet of the terracotta and create a wall? Similar to the style tanksthay have a plastic sheet a few inches from the back glass and pump with...
  47. nayr88

    "Cheap" 60F

    more picture please!! any fish in there also?
  48. nayr88

    "Cheap" 60F

    more picture please!! any fish in there also?
  49. nayr88

    Lockdown 60L Nano

    great start, where are your lights from? really different. The inlet and outlet are very smart too, where are they from?
  50. nayr88

    A growing collection

    very nice mate! did any of these plants come to you as 1-2 Grow cultures?
  51. nayr88

    Forum has been upgraded

    great work LD
  52. nayr88

    Dennerle Scapers Tank

    Siege thank you mate. Will put a call into them.
  53. nayr88

    Dennerle Scapers Tank

    Hi Guys, Says on the website you have the 55L in stock but I cant put it in my basket? Thanks
  54. nayr88

    ADA 45P "Winden Caves"

    what is the name of those stones. there really cool. Hows the progress on this tank
  55. nayr88

    Re-education.....

    Ady, great tank. I've really enjoyed reading this one start to finish, the fish choices was my favorite bit haha. I'm dreadful with fish choice and would of ended up with some rainbow snakeheads!! Or if i was being more sensible, a lvery large gang of pencil fish and a Male + Harem of one of...
  56. nayr88

    CmLaracy's 90P ADA

    very very nice, oits not very often at all i get the feeling to create an iwagumi but this has really got me thinking :) I know id end up with many more plant types, adding a little red here, a stem there...oh and a little moss blah blah and boom.....ive ruined it haha.
  57. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    Due a water change and prune tonight but this is how it’s looking. Really need to get some shrimps in there now it’s established Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  58. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    As above lol very sad when it happened Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  59. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    It would of been used if it didn’t crack!! I put my substrate in it and wood....just say there and the thing just cracked....left it for a month as couldn’t bring myself to empty it until I had a replacement and CRACK !!! The exact same crack appeared on the opposite side Sent from my iPhone...
  60. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    Just replaced a few of the worse bits with some betters rolls, going to pick a few more up Wednesday when they get a fresh delivery. Annoying as there will be a few bits rooting st different times so will have to wait bit longer to mow. It’s going to have a few different nights haha Sent from...
  61. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    This was when I got home yesterday looking worse. When it’s soaked it doesn’t look this bad but obviously I think I’m going to either be seeding and feeding or do I just cut my losses and replace? £3.60 odd for a roll at B&Q I’m not fussed getting 10 rolls and replacing the stuff that’s too far...
  62. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    Thanks guys, appreciate the confidence boost that it’s workable. @Angus I noticed one or two rocks, im going to get a bag of top soil and do a few more checks and chuck some in a few spots. I’ve been water early morning and late evening with a light spraying at 12/1pm Today I couldn’t get...
  63. nayr88

    Garden Turf woes

    Hi all Tuesday this week I returned back from work to find out my mrs mother had new turf laid in her garden. The chap had come around and done it all on the quick with the old offer of I’m doing one up the road and whilst I’m here I’ll do yours - it was in need of doing and she had passed him...
  64. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    The decor in the tank has been left alone after I changed it one more time and it’s growing in nicely. The pebble on the right is going to be replaced by either something VERY compact and red ( suggestions ) , more Grass or a nicer pebble. The grass really is growing very slow and very deep...
  65. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    massively struggling to leave this tank alone!!! i've now got mini landscape stone in the tank that will be getting the moss treatment. i have done what i always end up doing and not allowing much space for the foreground to be any bigger then a border line. i do want this to be very shrimpy so...
  66. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    Ok so I didn’t get the ada I put it in my basket and then decided I’d plant something else to grow out some plants and then if I’m successfully scaped a cheap tank I’d go all in on a 45p and 451 moon light. This tank is from pets at home and came with a filter, the light is an old one I had...
  67. nayr88

    Outdoor Planted "tub"

    Hi that looks so good Can we have some more details What is in the base of the tub and the size The temperature and so on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  68. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    Crack and aquascaping [emoji23]- I did wonder how Oliver knot comes up with some of the odd scapes he designs haha!! I Jest of corse. Although it has made me think of going for an ADA 45p.....are they opti white? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  69. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    Honestly that was the only positive, there must of been a weakness in the tank and I’m so happy it was exposed now rather than after live stock, plants and a filter where added. Well my mrs cleaned the office on the day so I guess she must of bumped it? She doesn’t re call and she’s the type...
  70. nayr88

    It was meant to be so easy

    Hi all I have been keeping planted tanks a while and every now and then post up a journal. HERES ANOTHER ONE!! Bit upset as I took photos whilst setting up and turned the light on today to make sure after 24 hours I’m happy with the scale and BOOM!! There’s a huge flipping crack in the...
  71. nayr88

    All in one tank

    hi all I’m after an all in one style tank, the type that comes with filter in the back with space for a heater. A good light in the hood also (hood is must) 30-60 litres would be good Anyone had good experience growing in a straight out the box style set up? Thanks EDIT * the fluval flex...
  72. nayr88

    Pathway to Rio Negro 864L (biotope)

    This is going to be amazing!!! Will be keeping an eye on this journal for sure
  73. nayr88

    ADA 60p "Reach Out"

    Lovely tank mate. 60's are such a good size to scape
  74. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    Got these over the weekend. Coloured up nicely already :)
  75. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

  76. nayr88

    Please help

    Hi guys, @PlantedBows - thanks for the the reply. yes for the picture the light is on high. Im going to bring it down to 6 hours on low. It's so irritating as it's making the glosso grow leggy and the overall growth of the plants very slow for a high tech tank. This is my 1st experience with...
  77. nayr88

    Please help

    :banghead: Hi all, I've had this hanging around from a week after set up to now. I can't seem to shake it! Even removing large amounts manually dailey. Here's some details I do 10% Dailey water changes The filter is 700lph via spray bar Dailey dosing EI - TNC complete 2ml per day same time...
  78. nayr88

    Blue lab Truncheon

    You've blown my mind Darrel haha. I'll do some reading in that link and come back to decider this.
  79. nayr88

    Blue lab Truncheon

    Any insight on this would be really appreciated.
  80. nayr88

    Blue lab Truncheon

    Hello all, I have come into possession of one of these and was hoping someone could shed some light of its worth using. If it is then how The types of readings I am looking for. A quick play with it I have found My planted hi tech Daily dosed and after light out CF = 10 PPMx700 = 700 PPMx500...
  81. nayr88

    Spezial N - Nitrogen Fertilizer

    Hi is any one using this currently? I'm dosing aqua rebel EI, Eisen and spezial N. I'm dosing Co2 with the drop checker green and lights on and off I have 12 x turn over and am doing weekly 60% water change. I have high light that's in for 8 hours a dayand have medium plant density(planted...
  82. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    Getting a nasty algae popping up :( Does anyone have any experience with JBL proscape soil? It's so light and dusty! I have a big area of dwarf hair grass that has literally lifted from the soil :/
  83. nayr88

    CRYPTOCORYNE UNDULATUS RED

    Thanks mick
  84. nayr88

    CRYPTOCORYNE UNDULATUS RED

    Hi all. Does any one have experience with this plant? Could you post some pics of it in your tanks also :) thanks
  85. nayr88

    Feedback Leaving feedback on site

    Hi guys, Made a recent purchase and left some feedback on the particular portion and it's. It showing on your website?? I felt the portion was quite small and would be better if paying a little bit more and getting the larger portion OR tropica
  86. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    How has it be doing for you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    YAYYYYYYY hahahah. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  88. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    Thanks GreenFinger, Going to order some aqua rebell ferts today so should see some speedier growth over next few weeks *fingers crossed* Thanks
  89. nayr88

    Nayr88's 40cube HiTech

    Hi every one. I've been slowly collecting some kit for a new planted tank. I got the last items from the Mrs for xmas. Set up and planted a couple of days ago. I'll be getting a black or frosted back ground shortly [emoji6] This was after planting This morning at lights on I will be...
  90. nayr88

    Regular dodecahedron bowl

    Why don't you try a wabi kusa instead? I don't like the idea of anything living in that. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  91. nayr88

    20l - Forgotten Ancient

    Great start. Small dosing of liquid carbon will help things grow in nice and cleanly. Keep on top of your water changing and keep everything consistent :)
  92. nayr88

    Small Wabi Kusa

    Looking good. IMO it would look even better with a light sand base
  93. nayr88

    Another Walstad Naturescape

    Love these set ups!! Please share more about the tank! Filers and lighting used. Will you be stocking heavily or dosing anything additional?
  94. nayr88

    New tank has LED

    2nd that all day long even on a Sunday!
  95. nayr88

    First days of aquascape with ADA Amazonia

    Please provide full list and set up of your tank Size of tank(in litres)? Are you filtering the water ? Are you dosing any liquid co2? What lights are you using? Do you have any livestock in the tank yet? You have an nutrient rich substrate and you are also dosing the water column I'm going...
  96. nayr88

    Hello from Southampton, Hampshire, UK

    Hi James Welcome to the forum, please let me know your Facebook group. enjoy the forum mate
  97. nayr88

    Hi all!

    Hi and welcome to the forum, good to see your getting stuck in :) enjoy
  98. nayr88

    Is this hobby right for me?

    Hi Andrew Good question For me I believe it is what you make your allowances for, when I keep aquascaped tanks I would dose high ferts and high ligh and tons of co2 and carpeting plants Now this meant my fish choice to an extent would suffer, I did not want to put any wafers or flakes into the...
  99. nayr88

    Hello from South London

    Richard, Welcome :D Brilliant tanks too, the 180 looks so fresh and alive!! Same with the 60p. Was the 60 set up after or before?
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