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  1. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    sorry for the late reply! fish are currently a group of around 30 platinum tetras, i have added some rummynose since the last update thanks guys!
  2. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    quick update:
  3. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    thanks mate! yeah thats where the moss is going haha i sold it all before it got in the tank! and yes i do indeed
  4. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    Got her planted up the other day! got some more in depth pics of the planting which i will upload soon. still got plenty of moss to go in too, most of the plants are 1-2-grow so will take a couple of weeks to show :)
  5. samc

    Dennerle Scapers Tank

    yeah you get the lot mate, to the top of the light its 43.5cm
  6. samc

    Dennerle Scapers Tank

    Just had a quick measure and its 45cm wide x 36cm deep x 30cm tall. Perfect for scaping
  7. samc

    Dennerle Scapers Tank

    Hi again, just thought i would share another of my little projects The tank is a Dennerle Scapers tank, not actaully seen one of these set up yet... comes with a little hang-on external which are nice, they have acrylic lily pipes as standard. Just added a hydor external heater today and...
  8. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    well it will be a bit of a task but shouldnt be too bad once fully drained. a bit hair raising maybe haha
  9. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    Thanks for the feedback! i might end up selling it fully set up.. its hard for me to do it, but i can crack on with the next scape. slowly changing people from oscar fans to plants and shrimp ;)
  10. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    Thanks guys! Been a while since doing something with some thought behind it I have an aquatics shop in Skegness, it's a general aquatics shop, nothing specialised but I like to get people into the planted tanks
  11. samc

    5ft Root n Stones

    Hi all, Not been on here for a while, i have recently stripped the 5ft display tank in the shop, i am about to have a rescape, so thought it share this time. Tank: Eheim Vivaline 330 Filter: Eheim Classic Heater: Eheim jager Wavemaker: APS 2500 Ferts: Tropica specialized and Easycarbo...
  12. samc

    Tonys "Mojito's Cove" 200L - 4 week update pics

    Surprised you remember me haha. I have been away from aquascaping for a while now so missed these new plants. I have my own shop now so ill be posting a few journals of the tanks. Just rescaped my 5 footer actually.. inspired by your tank you did a while back with the driftwood that was almost...
  13. samc

    Tonys "Mojito's Cove" 200L - 4 week update pics

    That looks brilliant Tony! is the Ranunculus Inundatus tied to the wood higher up?
  14. samc

    5ft Piranha aquascape

    Hi all, Been a few years since I have been on here now! thought I would post up one of my latest tanks. This has been running just over a week now so very new setup. I have set this up as something a little different for my shop. Just a low tech easy to look after tank is all I want. I just...
  15. samc

    120 x 55 x 55 Journal finished.

    Re: 120 x 55 x 55 Iwawoody. looks a good plan mark, nice to see your still making some great scapes.
  16. samc

    sams 60cm naturescape V3

    yes mate! still on the portugese glass. i am very happy with it too :thumbup:
  17. samc

    sams 60cm naturescape V3

    cheers guys :thumbup: Theres alot of things im not happy with yet. The mid-ground is non exsistant at the moment. There is hydrocotyle sibthorpiods in the mid-ground. Its hardly visible though. I need moss too :D
  18. samc

    sams 60cm naturescape V3

    cheers george :thumbup: here is a photo from today, at 15 days. ill see if i can get a better one. they allways look so much darker and unfocused when uploaded.
  19. samc

    sams 60cm naturescape V3

    So i decided to to a planted tank again after about a year. It was a little trown together but it saves me the headache :D Equipment is as follows; Tank: 60x40x40 opti-white Lighting: 1x 150w halide Filter: Tetratec ex1200 Co2: 2KG FE with aquamedic reg Ferts: Aquasabi...
  20. samc

    Male or Female German Ram

    i would have said its a male to be honest
  21. samc

    GA in-store display 120P Iwagumi II

    that looks ace guys! i think i would prefer it without the floaters though
  22. samc

    60cm "quemador lenta"...tank finished.

    Re: 60cm "quemador lenta" The Plan! loving this layout. the wood is looking really natural, i seem to end up making it too symetrical. youve inspired me to set up my opti-white again :)
  23. samc

    60cm "quemador lenta"...tank finished.

    Re: 60cm "quemador lenta" Hydracotyle sp. Japan nice scape mark. reminds me of some of amano earlier works. i just rescaped a tank at home, im starting to get into it again
  24. samc

    sams work tank

    sorry for the late reply. and thanks for the comments thanks bazz. glad you came in. its rare we get many plant guys in there :D it could well have been me. i am the youngest. nope they are my own. i am hoping we might get some good quality liquid ferts in. we only currently have JBL...
  25. samc

    sams work tank

    some of you may know i have worked in my LFS for a few months now. i have scaped this tank to try and get the public into aquascaping, and it seems to have got a good reception so far. i will be doing more tanks so hopefully more people will get into this hobby. this tank has been a challenge as...
  26. samc

    "Prairie Lands"... job done

    Re: "Prairie Lands"... dirty scrubber! looking good mate :thumbup:
  27. samc

    English woodland Long overdue update

    Re: English woodland FISH IDEA,S NEEDED PLSE looking good john :thumbup: nice to see you back into scaping again. i would never buy from ste1200 on ebay again! i bought some killifish eggs and brineshrimp. never recieved a thing! and egnored all emails.
  28. samc

    Fish choice for an iwagumi

    they are great mate. i am going to use them in my next setup for sure.
  29. samc

    Just got back from TGM...

    just checked mine. there is 6ppm of K. but it says there is no standard.
  30. samc

    Anyone know about Arcadia LED ?

    i believe that TMC have used better light diffusers now so the light looks nice and even spread. we have the arcadia where i work as we are having as whole new system set up with about 80 3ft tanks in. the arcadia rep sent us one and it doesnt touch a T5 or T8. i can get you guys some pictures...
  31. samc

    Anyone know about Arcadia LED ?

    i have also seen these in person. i am not impressed ether. know where near as good as the TMC ones. the ripple effect you get from the TMC ones is as good as a MH. i have seen the tube ones and the tile, i prefer the tube one :D for some reason arcadia used the same amount of white red and...
  32. samc

    Fish choice for an iwagumi

    i love penguin tetras. they shoal excellent and look amazing when they all face the same way :D
  33. samc

    "Prairie Lands"... job done

    Re: "Prairie Lands"...Acicularis added ahh acicularis. my fav all time plant :D it looks great used as the only background plant.
  34. samc

    "Prairie Lands"... job done

    Re: "Prairie Lands"...runners looking clean mark :thumbup: looking foward to seeing it grown in! do we get a FTS yet? :P
  35. samc

    Whats the best sand to use?

    i like zambezi sand :D nice and natural.
  36. samc

    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank. looking good andy. i would say the best way to keep it clean would be to get a big group of amano shrimp :D
  37. samc

    "Prairie Lands"... job done

    Re: "Prairie Lands"...The return looking good mark. i am thinking about going over old ground myself. this is the only real way to see how much i have learnt
  38. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    will be be seeing the new hardscape mark? what stone have you used?
  39. samc

    koi growing

    having koi shoulnt be a problem. id only stick a few in though. they have no trouble at higher temps as long as theres plenty of airation. i believe they grow quicker in higher temps too. well.... goldfish do i suppose they are all carp at the end of the day.
  40. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' Time to move on. look foward to the new setup mark :thumbup: i can imagine it will be a more complex layout than the previous one. maybe nicer transition too. i imagine lots of acicularis.
  41. samc

    Fluval Nano

    they wont send to this country because of the reason pointed out above. we have a supplier, so they cant take our suppliers buisness. to be honest its not any more cost to get the stuff from TGM. they are more expensive because of the shipping tax ect that they have to add to the price. they...
  42. samc

    What on earth is this?!?

    might be some sort of calcium build up. have you got sand in?
  43. samc

    forest floor

    looking through these again, it gives me lots of ideas of how to make things look more natural. the second picture is great. i like how the wood shows its been there for years. the way it smooths into the forest floor. something to think about. thanks mark, got me thinking on another level...
  44. samc

    UKAPS Members' IAPLC 2010 Showcase

    ranked 1230
  45. samc

    [IWAGUMI] Project Scree - New plants and lights

    Re: [IWAGUMI] Project Scree UG can look really nice. iv heard that it prefers soft water. but a challenge none the less :thumbup:
  46. samc

    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    i think my ranking was a little lower than i expected, but this has made me want to do better. i am thinking of new ideas that i never used too. maybe something a little different in the next few tanks :wink:
  47. samc

    forest floor

    excellent photos as allways mate. i love your forest shots. i remember when i went to the lakes early this year. i came back full of ideas, but never carried them into a scape. theres just too many ideas in my head and i find myself going for the easier options.
  48. samc

    The Aqueous Art Movement at Art Gallery

    Re: Live aquascapes at a London art gallery great oppertunity guys. TBH i dont think having loads of ideas would help. too many cooks.... you know what your doing :thumbup:
  49. samc

    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    excellent tank stu :thumbup: heres mine, no.1230
  50. samc

    How to clean mineral deposit of a running tank and lilies

    Re: How to clean mineral deposit of a running tank and lilie i use vinegar. its never caused any problems that i am aware of. i just give them a good rinse after :thumbup:
  51. samc

    "Bones of the Earth", 1800 litres, by Graeme Edwards

    awesome tank! respect for the viewing from 4 sides. i would'nt know where to start. i would love to see this in real life. its like a slice of nature, a large one at that.
  52. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' let battle commence nice vid mark. maybe thats why we love the hobby so much. i will have 5 tanks running soon :P i think this will help me no end. i have to catch up with you some how.
  53. samc

    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    slightly disapointed with my ranking, but it should be easy to beat it next time :lol: also a real shame graemes is not ranked. i am sure he would do the uk proud.
  54. samc

    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    :lol: i wont tell. i am looking foward to to the result. its my first entry
  55. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' after a break its a relief to come back to a clean tank. look foward to seeing the update :thumbup:
  56. samc

    Macro mixture

    great shots john. makes me want to get a macro lens :D get well soon from me too :thumbup:
  57. samc

    Shallow - The Future?

    i would love the depth that tank has. maybe a bit some height though. also fitting it in a room might be tricky. i can see these becoming more popular in the future oh and whos this mark evans guy :lol:
  58. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' @ 2 weeks excellent shots mate :thumbup:
  59. samc

    Wabi filtering & heating advise.

    i would go with a sump myself. that way you can put the heater in that. maybe use a small clearseal tank.
  60. samc

    True SAE or something else?

    i had one of these guys. i think they are called chinese algae eater
  61. samc

    does anyone know the name of this plant

    id say limnophilia sessiliflora :thumbup:
  62. samc

    california dreaming - nano 30l

    Re: california dreaming looks cool. nice and different :thumbup: i am growing erectus in my 60cm. its slow growing even under my 150w halide
  63. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' nice effects mark. i should have a play aroud. its strange how some look better in life and some in person.
  64. samc

    Strange things in my tank!

    they are copepods mate. fish like to eat them so dont worry :thumbup:
  65. samc

    common frog video

    this is vey wobbly unfortunatly. but i quite like it anyway :) http://www.vimeo.com/13213855
  66. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' :lol: cool video mate. i prefer the black background this time. maybe i should try it :)
  67. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' its on private mate :wink:
  68. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (1 week) cheers guys. it does look messy around the wood tbh. it should change when the hygro grows bigger leaves
  69. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (1 week) ahh sorry dude. all changed now :D
  70. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (1 week) just a quick update. i now have a canon 500d so have done a quick HD video. its a bit out of focus though :? http://www.vimeo.com/13208288
  71. samc

    Critters

    i believe they are mosquito larve mate :D i used to harvest them in a tub in my garden. they fish loved them. great food for them
  72. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' looks great. nice clean and simple i would like to see a group of penguin tetras myself. i am loving these at the moment. i might be getting some of my 60cm. they shoal very well and look great when they all point the same way.
  73. samc

    Happy Birthday

    cheers guys :thumbup: george. dont know about that :lol: fake ID. if your over 10 in skeggy they will let you in lol.
  74. samc

    sams 80cm 'river stones'

    :lol: cheers mate. it looks awfull with the BGA dont it.
  75. samc

    sams 80cm 'river stones'

    this aquascape has been set up a few weeks now. i have filled it with just the hardscape as its needed for my fish :D the tank has LOADS of BGA in at the moment so ill start doing regular WCs and EI dosing asap. the planting will be simple moss between the rocks, crypts both sides behind the...
  76. samc

    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' looks cool mark. i casn see where you going. i think i set up a 80cm the other day using them big stones in a similar way. a little moss around the stones cyprus and crypts are my plan :thumbup:
  77. samc

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    shame to see it go mate. i have also lost some interest now. dont know how long it will last though :?
  78. samc

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' @ 10 weeks looks ace mark! im the same. its a good thing though, its the best way to improve
  79. samc

    nano project tank update

    i think you have done an excellent job with the depth :thumbup: great HC carpet too.
  80. samc

    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's New 190l Lounge tank excellent andy! i love the second layout. i would remove the far right stone though. i dont think you need it 8)
  81. samc

    Has anyone had any experience with these lights?

    no problem. i used a clamp and flxible pipe from another light. it was one of them cheap ones on ebay from hong kong
  82. samc

    Has anyone had any experience with these lights?

    i used one of these on a 8l nano it was quite a good light. quite bright for 9w :D heres the tank http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7424&hilit=8l+nano+little+project
  83. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (1 week) thanks :thumbup: the moss is taiwan. its a great looking moss too iv got a wayto go yet mate. but ill try :)
  84. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (1 week) cheers again guys. tony, yours is part of my inspiration. turns out its more like yours than i planned :lol: so its one week since planting now. the HC it doing great. its crawling nicely and the hygro is changing into emersed form. it has that nice...
  85. samc

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' @ 10 weeks :D gotta love the white.
  86. samc

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' @ 10 weeks looking nice and mature now :) have you tried a white background? just the wall? i like white backgrounds :angel: should make the wood stand out more too.
  87. samc

    ADA Mini M - Rescape

    looking good viktor :) looks like the UG has settled down now.
  88. samc

    what car are we driving?

    seeing as were on the subject of youths and cars, heres my corsa i would love to slam it but the roads here are...bad, it only just makes it without scraping now :(
  89. samc

    Johan's 30C - Ryū no yama

    Re: Johan's 30 cm cube - Updated with more pics! i like this last layout the best :D i would just plant with HC and acicularis.
  90. samc

    Brain Teaser

    that leadwork looks awesome mark! i quite enjoyed doing it at college. i got the hang of it pretty quick too. it did make me cringe watching my mates smash it up though :lol:
  91. samc

    Fish 101 Precision Regulator

    i bought a snilar reg off another seller. it was pretty useless tbh. i wanted to put it on a sodastream bottle but it could'nt hold the pressure. even when shut off it was coming out way too fast.
  92. samc

    fly (old red eye)

    Re: pollen count + fly excellent shots. the eyes on flys are pretty cool. how close can you get though? :P
  93. samc

    Fec's 90cm opti-white "Sticks n Stones" 9 months on

    Re: Fec's 90cm opti-white "Sticks n Stones" looks like crypt wendtii 'tropica' to me :D
  94. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) ahh yes. i am a little worried about that actually. i think i will leave if for a while then hack it right back and hope it doesnt kill it. i might keep the cutting for a bit first lol.
  95. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) :thumbup: i am. i will let the hc creep over the edge then keep it trimmed. it should be hidden under the hc then. well..... in theory :lol:
  96. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) thanks again :thumbup: :lol: i knew someone would say it. i keep thinking the same when i look. it should change alot once the stems fill out.
  97. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) cheers guys :D glad you like it.
  98. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm ????? so guys heres how it went: hardscape next i added the moss to the wood which is taiwan moss. heres the tastey looking HC from plantedbox :D i then split and planted the HC. i had plently, a little too much. i also added some bolbitus on the wood next i added the e...
  99. samc

    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm ????? lol. thanks very much guys. its now all planted up and filled. i will post a step by step i did tonight :)
  100. samc

    Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 updated 14/7 pics

    Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white excellent dimentions. i have always wanted to try a layout like these ones http://www.aquajournal.net/na/gallery/create.html but i just dont have the depth. unlike you :D
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