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  1. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Yes I hope so!! I need to find my self a pretty jar and a decent light, I sold my kit a few month ago to find moving house so need to start again! I always just used a basic ikea desk lamp that seemed to work. What sort of set up do you use for your wabi? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. jack-rythm

    Journal Starting point Wabi-Kusa

    Simply awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. jack-rythm

    Island Shore - 60 x 30 x 45 Rock, grass and hopefully class!

    Those riccia pods you have made and dropped onto those two rocks to the left really look great! Nice work, I must ask, did the fishing weights effect the Ph levels of the water?
  4. jack-rythm

    Primordial - The beginning of the end.

    Hey Troi, I have just read through this thread and sorry to hear it went the wrong way. It was looking extremely impressive. I remember when I had my small triptychs and I suffered the same thing. I found my rocks turning green and I could not seem to get rid of this.. I then moved to jungle...
  5. jack-rythm

    Mixed species carpet??

    Awesome stuff Hoggie!
  6. jack-rythm

    The Next Episode - 800 litres

    Well I have definitely subscribed to this! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. jack-rythm

    >>Cabinet FINALLY together :)<< 'In my Dreams, I see Palettes of Green'

    Hey man, hope your well fella. This isn't still about is it?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. jack-rythm

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    Nice scape! May I ask what you used to support the soil levels? I see some strips of something? Also could you tell me a little about your light set up? Im currently looking into a 45x45x60 TMC tank and trying to find a smart light similar to yours! Cheers!
  9. jack-rythm

    From this to this

    Hi Mick, To start, fantastic transformation, looks impressive. The space really opens up the design, nice work :) You wouldn't know what those rocks are called would you? where did you source these?
  10. jack-rythm

    Journal Starting point Wabi-Kusa

    Hey man these look fantastic, Can I ask how often you watered these? did you have a certain strategy to make sure the WK's never dried out?
  11. jack-rythm

    First planted tank ever :)

    Hello everyone, I thought I would just drop in and say hi to all that have contributed to my threads. I'm sad to see all my pics are gone so I apologies if now these threads are not much use for people to see! I cannot seem to find any pics that I can even update these with so that is a shame...
  12. jack-rythm

    New Jungle Nano...

    Hello everyone, I thought I would just drop in and say hi to all that have contributed to my threads. I'm sad to see all my pics are gone so I apologies if now these threads are not much use for people to see! I cannot seem to find any pics that I can even update these with so that is a shame...
  13. jack-rythm

    3 Nano 'heterogeneous' Triptych - The end.

    Hello everyone, I thought I would just drop in and say hi to all that have contributed to my threads. I'm sad to see all my pics are gone so I apologies if now these threads are not much use for people to see! I cannot seem to find any pics that I can even update these with so that is a shame...
  14. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Hello everyone, I thought I would just drop in and say hi to all that have contributed to my threads. I'm sad to see all my pics are gone so I apologies if now these threads are not much use for people to see! I cannot seem to find any pics that I can even update these with so that is a shame...
  15. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Hello everyone, I thought I would just drop in and say hi to all that have contributed to my threads. I'm sad to see all my pics are gone so I apologies if now these threads are not much use for people to see! I cannot seem to find any pics that I can even update these with so that is a shame...
  16. jack-rythm

    How many discus?

    I found this after hearing someone had 20 discus in a 500 litre tank.. Diskuszucht Stendker GmbH & Co. KGStocking rate & other fish any views? does this seem too many?
  17. jack-rythm

    Best T5's for planted tank

    Cheers clive. I shouldnt of put irrelevant. I meant relevant! Typo. But thanks for the in depth answer. Very helpful. Cheers Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  18. jack-rythm

    Best T5's for planted tank

    Hi clive, completely agree with what you have just said. Can i ask a simple question to you though. Colour becomes paler and the spectrum alters. Not irrelevant. But does par rating drop too? I know this still doesn't matter as if it did it would be such a slow process the plants of course would...
  19. jack-rythm

    My water params - please check?

    Cheers nath. Are ph test kits just as inaccurate as other kits? Or are they generally more reliable? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
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    My water params - please check?

    Thanks Nathan. So how does one test this to make sure the levels are suitable with out buying and using inaccurate test kits? I know clive stated fish don't care about ph. Are you saying its not the ph they are sensitive too its the salt minerals in the water? Sent from my GT-I9100 using...
  21. jack-rythm

    My water params - please check?

    Hi guys. I agree on everything said so this is more out of curiosity than a question of need but if it is said by clive that fish don't care about ph then is there honestly no difference in keeping certain fish that appear to need different levels of ph ? Maybe Im not making sense. Im saying...
  22. jack-rythm

    Dragon Stone - 10kg/20kg

    Don't worry it will darken after time Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  23. jack-rythm

    ADA 60F iwagumi

    this is interesting, you saying its more likely to happen with low-tech tanks? I have always done water changes with lights on. I never really thought about this? But I have never experienced this problem in 2 years. is there something Im doing that counteracts this?
  24. jack-rythm

    Dan's 200 litre Journal

    I think if you saw that beautiful bit of wood up, a few months down the line at some point you will regret it Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  25. jack-rythm

    Dragon Stone - 10kg/20kg

    You ever tried ordering 20kg off ebay? I say that because i must of ordered over 120kg since xmas and every box i get through never disappoints me. Get some great bits. I know you can't Choose but its usually pretty good Paulo. It needs scrub though! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  26. jack-rythm

    ADA 60F iwagumi

    Why is this Ian ? Why do you get it during water changes? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  27. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    its so much work to go through everything I have ever done correcting all the mistakes... The best thing for me to do is re-do the journals with photos at the end. Such a head ache it has put me off big time :( oh well lol
  28. jack-rythm

    Lighting for a 30 liter Fluval Ebi,30cm deep

    Yes exactly mate. You have a huge range of options with desk lamps. Some people don't like them but i personally do because of the choice of power an type of bulb. You can't really have that range of flexibility with any other light units. If you got a cheap ikea lamp or argos lamp you can buy...
  29. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    I have just realised and checked my other journals and all my photos are gone. I cannot stress how pissed off i am with myself lol i guess ill have to sieve through my threads and re-do each one ! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  30. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    I cleaned through my flickr account... What a pillack... :( everything is lost... I knew i had a reason for using image shack! I guess every photo from every thread i Have ever posted has gone! Jesus! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  31. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    I have no idea? !!? MODS? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  32. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    James i have only been offline a day mate and it was Sunday yesterday... Ill check my messages Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  33. jack-rythm

    ada amazonia

    Its mixed so powder ebi gold and standard amazonia Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  34. jack-rythm

    Aquanano 40 DSM shrimp pics

    You could probably afford to have your lights on for 14-16 hours too if it doesn't bother you too much ? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  35. jack-rythm

    ada amazonia

    If you need any i have about 15 litres worth for sale if your interested. Its also been mixed with ebi gold Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  36. jack-rythm

    New computer.....iMac?

    If keep an eye out on ebay you can get a track pad. For around 30 quid. That's what i did anyhow! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  37. jack-rythm

    259L bookcase rebirth

    I didn't think I would like that long diagonal front right stone but you what? It's pretty cool man! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  38. jack-rythm

    Fire extinguisher CO2

    Is that dual gauge reg any good? It seems very cheap indeed. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  39. jack-rythm

    Planting HC

    Sorry Bradley that was to Yomi lol should said! YOMI you built that tank yet? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  40. jack-rythm

    Planting HC

    You built your cube yet Mate? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  41. jack-rythm

    Cheap twezzers

    I have the straight 4 quid tweezers, bought them over a year ago. Job done Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  42. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Cheers pal. Yeah is good to experiment with different stuff. Looking forward to seeing your new journal! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  43. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Ha thanks Mate, and no their not buried :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  44. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Yes mate it is. Im hoping it pulls itself together but im not sure. ! I have covered it up for a couple days to see if I can bring it round.
  45. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    Sure is mate! lol its climbing as hard as it can!
  46. jack-rythm

    Post office FAIL.. :(

    Couldnt agree more
  47. jack-rythm

    Rise of the Iwasabi-Kusa

    UPDATE, must be about 6 weeks now, I skipped last weeks update because I was just simply to busy. I have noticed a few things, good and bad that we can see. The bad is that the anubias ar beginning to die. Some leaves seem to be drying up and just generally dying, Im assuming this is because I...
  48. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I think your scape is truly inspirational mate, you push the boundaries to the extreme and its paid off ten fold. :) I agree that its interesting seeing different people analyzed the same scape. this shows different views and different focal points. Im going to disagree with tim and say that...
  49. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    This has become pathetic Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  50. jack-rythm

    Maidenhair Bank

    Nice one Mate, the repens looks great :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  51. jack-rythm

    Maidenhair Bank

    Real shame about the size of the photos because it is looking very nice indeed Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  52. jack-rythm

    20cm cube.

    Classic Mate no worries, got the footy today so ill see what happens! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  53. jack-rythm

    The Lonely mountain -Final photo before taking it down

    I remember this!! looks great :) it will of course be better as you have more time so looking forward to it.
  54. jack-rythm

    Opinions on yeast

    ahh sweet ok fair do's. Guess if you do as suggested then it will work on a smaller scale. I have had bad experiences with this though. Your right too.. its a lot more work than doing it properly :)
  55. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    Thats why I can never make any money from the bloody stuff :lol:
  56. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I must admit I do agree with this. I felt that each scapes analytical diagrammatic changed every time to suit the scape. But I guess this is exactly the point were all agreeing on. That nothing is a certainty. I can see this becoming a little like the lighting thread where it becomes more of...
  57. jack-rythm

    Opinions on yeast

    I really doubt DIY yeast builds can have enough pressure to push co2 out of a proper glass diffuser, I have had 2 an neither of them built up enough pressure. Have you been able to succeed in this?
  58. jack-rythm

    20cm cube.

    Sorry about last night isaac.... got a little too P*ssed to drive last night, scored a hatrick in a very important game and ended up quietly celebrating lol you in this morning? Willows in bed so could run it over now?
  59. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I dont think anyone can claim that can they? I do however think that the term should be changed to 'the guide of two thirds' Im not talking about geomerty mumbo jumbo Im just simply saying, whether we like it or not, our vision immediately relates to imbalances and asymmetry. unless its a...
  60. jack-rythm

    Opinions on yeast

    Yes thanks Mate :-) puffers are plumping right up :-) as for all of the above, the plants don't really care what u dose as long as it's right.. Co2 is co2 it's just in different forms. On a 20l carbonated water would be fine, obviously gas co2 is always better but u will get very good effects...
  61. jack-rythm

    Opinions on yeast

    Personally I would steer well clear of DIY. There are many options rather than DIY yeast builds. Your tank is small so carbonated water would work a treat, that's cheap. U can by liquid carbon too if u use it as guided. :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  62. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I don't think there is a right and wrong focal point as long as you have it balanced with other factors, it's difficult to determine which is focal on different scapes, ie. Island scapes, corner scapes, iwagumi scapes, Dutch scapes, jungle scapes etc. All angles and direction will always differ...
  63. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I think its just showing where the focal points are in relation to the 3 3rds rule and the gridded lines maybe? I think the focal points have a lot of give and room for manipulation as long as the other areas are balanced.
  64. jack-rythm

    setting up 400 litre tank.. advice please :)

    Clive is right. U can but 14 litres of akadama for 16 quid on Ebay for example Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  65. jack-rythm

    A challenge: break these 3 aquascaping rules with a great tank

    I agree with Ian.. Love the thread but I can't help think that this is art, design and just naturally created imagery. I believe if you can't draw u can learn and be successful but u can never become as good as someone that has never had to learn, some one who has it in their blood. That make...
  66. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    UPDATE, few camera phone updates just after a water change, I know its a little cloudy but thought they were pretty cool shots, my puffers are looking nice and fat. their colours have really come out now, great vivid green and black :) 2013-03-01 15.32.12Jack Dicker 2013-03-01 15.31.54Jack...
  67. jack-rythm

    Transparent Tank - the end

    Hi mate, To start I wanna say its a great journal :) nice one for being brave and coming up against George like that :) Its great the way you have done it. People can see how angles, perspectives and positioning is all very important. I think its important to say though fertz have...
  68. jack-rythm

    20cm cube.

    Ill pop the soil over this weekend man. You can start getting on it! Ill come see how small this thing really is! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  69. jack-rythm

    Post office FAIL.. :(

    Yeah is pretty sad. Unfortunately John who recieved if has to do all the work which if pretty harsh as he didn't ask for this to happen! Hope it gets sorted quicker than that though! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  70. jack-rythm

    Post office FAIL.. :(

    I hope so! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  71. jack-rythm

    Post office FAIL.. :(

    yeah its savage mate, we both agree that the packaging was fine. There is no other alternative than the driver must of got bored, pulled up along side a rugby pitch and fancied his/her dab hand and practicing his kicking ability..
  72. jack-rythm

    Post office FAIL.. :(

    Just had an email from a member on here.. He bought my eheim 2213 and some glass lily pipes off me and I managed to post them off yesterday and they have arrived today absolutely slaughtered.. I really thought the packaging was up to scratch, I kept the original box that the lily pipes came in...
  73. jack-rythm

    Dave's Aquascape - Update & pics 24th June

    Good stuff, I hope the two don't mix! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  74. jack-rythm

    Lè Nano journal •30l Fluval• PLANTED

    It looks better like that lol. Love the madness Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  75. jack-rythm

    20cm cube.

    Looks cool.do a few more and get some photos up Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  76. jack-rythm

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

    When u say aerating what do u mean? Air pump?? If so I don't think it makes a slight bit of difference to plant growth at all because the plants don't benefit or suffer from anything when lights are off. I think it's more to do with pushing the co2 out from the tank to make it more comfortable...
  77. jack-rythm

    Dave's Aquascape - Update & pics 24th June

    Glad your enjoying it, it looks great. Did you separate the white sand path with the soil with anything? Like a plastic border between the two for instance? The back stems are already getting height! :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  78. jack-rythm

    Mount Manten, the Beginings...

    Ahhhhhh! The rock is in the title! Jesus I'm slow this week!! :lol: Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  79. jack-rythm

    The Lonely mountain -Final photo before taking it down

    I really do love the rock! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  80. jack-rythm

    Bump

    U could write anything you wanted though. Not just bump lol Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  81. jack-rythm

    Mount Manten, the Beginings...

    Yeah I was thinking that but no where actually said it. You guys are are silly with your money lol! Formation is looking great :-) I prefer that variation! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  82. jack-rythm

    Advice on substrate

    I agree but the hairgrass for me can be painstaking if your not running co2. As for weights for the plants, you shouldn't have to add anything on to the bottom at all, just push firmly into the soill and it will stay..once planted after a couple of weeks it should anchor itself in the soils...
  83. jack-rythm

    Advice on substrate

    I wouldn't listen to much to the worker In pets at home.. If u do the water changes properly I can't see how it would end up all over ur tank. I had fine play sand with about 9 corydoras and never had an issue. If u want to use sand, use sand :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  84. jack-rythm

    Mount Manten, the Beginings...

    What rock is it? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  85. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Cheers Darrel. Thanks for the reply. Ill begin to trim back the dying leaves and hope that new leaves begin to shoot. Cheers :-) Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  86. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    UPDATE photos of an amano shrimp I got. I asked for the biggest they could give me and got two for £5.00 so not too bad. This one seems to be very red though.. maybe it will clear up after time. I managed to go to the LFS and grab some live blood worm and they seem to be lapping it up :) now...
  87. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    cool cheers mate :) ill get on it today when im taking a break from my dissertation! due in on monday! writing about the 'effects of mass tourism caused by the notoriety of UNESCO' if you wanted to know :lol:
  88. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    ok cheers guys ill try it, the good thing is that I saw a few sacks of egs in the yesterday so hopefully the snails all came in from my last tank. my triptych was riddled with snails and they seem to be in the puffer tank too.. I will call my LFS and see what I can find. do you think they would...
  89. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Sounds great but of course snails equal Mess and rotting, and there seems to be a fair few snails in there already.. Ill pop to the LFS today and grab a bag of bloodworm and snails and double barrel the job. getting a little worried now! :-!
  90. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Cheers guys ill try tomo :-)
  91. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Yeah I have had this about a year and it's not growing any bigger so but sure. I dose liquid carbon and Fertz daily :-) 2ml of each every day and 35 percent water change every 3 days. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  92. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Paulo - I dont suppose you could identify what type my echinodorus is can you?
  93. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    cheers dean, yeah its definitely easier than watching food rot at the back of the tank! lol i cant wait till I move this to my 450mm cube with the custom cabinet etc. will be a few months yet though of course lol Mini pelia! I bought a tiny tiny slither that was maybe half the size and its...
  94. jack-rythm

    Is Purigen safe?

    How do you add this Mate? I is there an amount u add every water change for instance? Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
  95. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    UPDATES... My java fern 'needle' needs a bit of a cut back, im getting dying leaves and not entirely sure why, everything else is growing fine so Im putting it down to adaptation in a new tank. It seems that my stems, echinodorus most of the java is fine its jsut a few leafs are going black...
  96. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Well its still a struggle getting them to eat.. but I think they just need to know where it is.. They came straight to the cone when the food was in to check it and and pulled out a couple of bits but that was it. I guess the good thing is that the worms dont just fall to the bottom. I will...
  97. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    yes mate, ill drop half a cube of frozen food in the cone every 2 days and all I have to do is take the feeder out and give it a rinse then plop it back in so it definitely makes my life easier! I keep meaning to get a video of the LED shimmer on the tank, really like the effect. Will try later...
  98. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Heater and worm feeder cone arrived today, here are the photos of when I got them out of the box, the cone is a lot bigger than I thought lol but to be honest once its in the tank its pretty well hidden due to its clear plastic mould.. The fluval heater though, 10 out of 10 for build quality...
  99. jack-rythm

    Dwarf Puffer Paradise Nano...

    Just to get back to you on trying to identify what is male and female, thanks for your help to start with, this morning I was able to have a good proper look at them as three of were right at the front all grouped together. I noticed that two of the puffers had clear fin tails and one of the...
  100. jack-rythm

    History of the World in 2 minutes.

    this is amazing mate :) do you find if I share this with my friends?
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