Welcome to the family :thumbup:
Looking lush, great job! :thumbup:
Growing in Nicely :thumbup:
Thank you, it's good to be back :-)
Ok I am definitely not new but haven't been around for a long time for various reasons. I can see a lot has changed but the community is still...
I guess if you wanted to get a measurment from substrate level you could always fix a piece of tubing to the bottom and cut to length :thumbup:
That drop checker looks great it just worries me a little that you cant move it deeper to get readings at different depths in the tank, it does...
Dam Sexy!!! :clap:
Welcome to UKAPS :wave:
Very nice:thumbup: you can see how your skills have progressed over time:)
It's amazing the difference a drop of H2O can make, Fantastic job George:thumbup: :clap:
I agree 150w is asking for trouble unless you have it very high above the tank, if this is a new setup then the best advice is to keep the amount...
My tip is to make them smaller and stack them high:thumbup:
the Ludwigia and Hottonia are looking lush mate, nice 1:thumbup:
nice vid mate:)
OK just to be clear you need to fill the drop checker with 4dkh water and a few drops of low range PH reagent, best to rinse it out with 4dkh...
Are you putting water from your tank into the Drop Checker? if so this could be the problem, you will need to fill it with 4dkh
Great start, love the custom build room divider:thumbup: looking forward to the progress shots:)
Superb, please tell us how you acheived the river water effect:thumbup:
Looks like Tankscape have gone, the website is down and the word is they have gone out of business, would be a shame it is true:banghead:
Superb job Ian, just stunning :clap:
Never seen this, thanks for sharing:thumbup:
yes it will fit all standard bottles and FE's
Looking Great, Nice work:thumbup:
Just a quick update, i fitted the new reg today, very well made indeed, i have set it to 2.5 bar and as suggested it has cured the problem of an...
Why would you want to filter out the Nitrates?
Great inspiration, look forward to seeing it develop :)
i have just upgrade my reg to this UP Twin Gauge Adjustable CO2 Regulator - Solenoid - Needle Valve (A-165) so ican raise the pressure to 2..5 bar...
Superb mate:thumbup: you have excelled yourself:)
Looking Good! i wish i could get my boy interested but he has just discovered girls so no chance for about the next 10 years! :rolleyes:
Welcome to UKAPS:)
Yes that's what most of us use :thumbup:
yes thats right, the trimmed bottoms may well sprout 2 or 3 new stems, thats how you get them nice and bushy;)
was just going to ask the same thing and where did you order it from?
Welcome to UKAPS Jason, depending on what they are they might take a little while to recover but should take off soon, any photos?
Looks great, any more photos?:)
if you google it you will find plenty of disscussions and photos, personaly i think it's just another form of Bolbitis or Microsorum but there is...
there is also Pteridophyta "X kiat" rumoured to be a cross between some Microsorum and Bolbitis o_O
Java fern falls under the "Microsorum pteropus - various" catagory you can also add most forms of Bucephalandra to the list of which there are...
Stunning, great work :thumbup:
Welcome to UKAPS Darren
i'm probably going to go for this one UP Twin Gauge Adjustable CO2 Regulator - Solenoid - Needle Valve (A-165)
What do you think? :thumbup: or...
Been a long time since i updated but the tank it's still going well i have recently added some staurogyne repens and 8 different Bucephalandras to...
i might try it briefly without the check valve tomorrow just to eliminate that possibility
the only thing changed was the diffuser and it was stable before that:banghead:
2kg FE and it's attached to tetratec1200
wondering if could be caused by some sort of back pressure? i suppose i could put my old ceramic diffusor back on and see if the problem...
After installing a UP CO2 Inline Diffuser on one of my tanks yesterday i seem to be having a problem controling the co2 via the needle valve, it...
looks like a Dwarf Lily (Nuphar stellata)
3 watts per gallon - sounds like far too much
co2 injection - are you injecting enough and is it being distrubuted efficiently?
If the tank is newly set up keep the photoperiod to 6 hours until things get established then you can slowly increase it, are you adding CO2?
looks cool mate, i expect to see the first uk planted tank series on channel 4 from you soon, with re-runs on Dave of course;)
Welcome to UKAPS Lexy:wave:
looking very cool in that cabinet! i bet you can't wait to get the tank on there, looking forward to seeing the progres shots :thumbup:
forgot to add as Murf says leave the top exposed :thumbup:
Great video mate, well done :thumbup:
Awesome video mate, i can feel a UKAPS day out coming on:)
Unless the ambient light is very strong and direct i wouldn't worry about it, if this is a new setup then 10hrs is probably far too long, keep it...
straight into the gravel is fine:)
awesome build! great work:)
looks like one of the Echinodorus family
wow that is growing in a treat, well done:thumbup:
Looks like pure CO2 to me, just pull off that plastic cap and attach your regulator there
Welcome to UKAPS, get that journal started we are all here to help:)
Have a read of these 2 articles as well...
Setting up a “higher” tech planted tank | UK Aquatic Plant Society
The Estimative Index (EI) Dosing...
Nutrafin Plant Grow only contains micro nutrients so you will need to start adding macro as well Also make sure your CO2 comes on a couple of...
turn off one of those lights and crank up the CO2, what ferts are you dosing and how much?
why not go for a native theme, native plants and fish, minnows would be great and you could keep it coldwater. i think it would be quite a challenge:)
I think i might need to see a therapist as i find that quite sexy:lol:
now that makes a lot more sense to me:)
A relationship between tempreture and required illumination?! this is a totally new theory to me, please explain in more detail or post some links...
Superb! looks great would love to see some more of it, can you give us all the details:)
Looking forward to that already mate :thumbup:
Welcome to UKAPS Brad, by DIY CO2 do you mean a yeast based system, if so i'm afraid they are really unstable and in the long run will cause you...
Just awesome Luis :cool:
Oooooh! the intrigue :nailbiting:
very cool, is there any noise?
Welcome to UKAPS :)
Now that's a closet, nice 1:)
have a look at my youtube channel Paulo there are videos on there from an early ukaps meet and LFS tour and videos of the first visit we all did...
Nice selection of plants there mate, especially the hottonia it's always good to see some native plants being used and it will definately benefit...
Amicorum can get quite large 10-15cm but to be honest any crypt can be kept small and compact just by consatntly pruning out any leaves that get...
Cool idea was you planning on adding any fauna?
This is the only one i could find 2226-51 EHEIM PROFESSIONAL EXTERNAL FILTER  - £177.71 : Midland Waterlife, Eheim Parts Filters Fluval...
Now we are talking George! love the way it flows over and around the stones making it feel very natural :clap:
Glad your back safe and sound Gill, looking forward to the new tank:thumbup:
1368 Litres! :eek: if you go hi tech, the mind boggles how much CO2, Ferts and Filtration you will need:what: will be watching with interest and...
Ignoring "The Matrix" now that's what i like to hear, Clive will be proud! welcome to UKAPS :)
Very original thinking, looking forward to seeing how it develops:)
Great attempts, a total success i'd say, well done:thumbup:
Looks great mate and the close up shots really show of the beauty of the rocks, great job, really looking forward to seeing it wet now :clap:
George how do you add the tags shown at the bottom of the thread?
if you do not want use powders then go with a good liquid fert containing plenty of NPK
Separate names with a comma.