having set and established a lovely tank,
i'm losing the battle to maintain it well due to life getting in the way!
my MC carpet is all...
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback, I was trying to create scale with my narrow front to back measurements (12") by having the Cuba in the...
Thanks again, maybe you can help me with lighting suggestions, (on advice) I have kept the lighting moderate (2 x 27w compact pll fluorescents)...
Thanks Mick, I didn't spot your reply, here it is a couple of days ago with a better photo, the dark bits seem to be spreading, not the other way...
thanks for the replies gents, very informative
i bought an 850lph filter for a 100l tank (i know, im an idiot!)
i have a koralia in there too so the flow is pretty good
great tank Salava, looks super
Hi, yes they will,
I planted loads of the HC & MC as i got huge portions and was thinking a lot of it would come loose
thats why I have such a...
see photo below, ( i know it's not great)
i have cuba growth thats a bit odd, its very thin darker shoots with tiny leaves
now the chances...
it is tricky all right, i ended up capping my akadama with a thin layer of tesco cat litter
as i was running out but thy planted better...
so, here's my first journal, warts and all!
its a bit backdated as i havent got around to doing the journal
Its heavily influenced (a...
i use cheap mechanicals as well but the noise is annoying
do they all make that buzzing/grinding noise?
Yeah, I'm running the co2 hard ( no fish)
And getting the ei dosing going, low light for the moment, funnily it's the exact advice...
Digging out my old timers to set up my co2, have a couple of digital ones from argos, had to get the manual online to refresh myself on...
bumping an oldie here but........
any further wisdom on this?
its my first try with in vitro and my cuba, monte carlo and eleo. mini and...
doing my rescape and didnt have enough akadama to get the slopes i was after
so i bought some tesco cat litter to cap it off, i got the...
i have a proper washer
the pfte tape is just reducing the amount that the adapter turns until tight very slightly
thus leaving my...
sorted it with pfte tape, just put a bit on the threads of the FE and the regulator to adapter,
which made my regulator stop at t abetter...
wow that was quick, just added a bit of text there to the photo before you posted again...
my FE goes in a small cupboard with not a lot of...
heres the unit, where im holding it is where the connection is
when i tighten it all up it ends with the fine tuning knob pointing upwards
when i connect up my regulator to my FE and tighten it all up
the needle valve is pointing upwards and i cant fit it in my press,
great stuff marcel,
thats the sort of thing im thinking about, food for thought there
thanks a million
this is going to be a heavily planted, built up substrate type
full carpet and the areas between the roots planted out,
(see attached for the...
im doing the scape below and was thinking i could stash a lot of equipment
behind the wood,
could i create a screen and leave the area...
im confident that it will be fine in the short term, i assume if anything happens it will be a tiny leak
theres no way it could...
I;ve read up on this and theres mixed opinions! whats your opinion please!
ive not posted my actual tank before, just read other peoples...
Hi, it's just to get some extra plants in while the tank settles in, fend off the algae, I've only tried one co2 tank before and had a nightmare...
ill be moving my three fish but as temporarily as possible, i dont have the facilities
they will be in a large bucket with a small...
im doing a rescape
I have akadama & gravel in the tank and more akadama there to top up and build some mounds with etc
is there any...
ive loved Cliff Hui's Destiny for years and am looking to do similar
my tank is a poor dimension for aquascaping (90cm W x 30 D x 38 H)...
thanks marcel, thats great
i have the original redline akadama (the one people generally say is the hardest)
What's the netting bag you used in...
i did a search, assumed this would have come up before but didnt see anthing
have plenty of akadama but want to try aquasoil
sorry i should clarify, he does use a floss type but the three foam layers are all in one basket at the bottom
then the bio is above that, no...
setting p a new filter and its been a long time,
watched a youtbe vid and the guy was saying the usual order is wrong
basicially he said that...
i picked up a slow release osmocoat-type fert today
as it was on offer
its 13:13:13, that sound okay?
are these the job?...
i will call those guys tommorrow
sam, yes i have read before that and get the idea
just confirming about the HO lenght thing
paul, cheers for the links, im on that site...
i assume once its 850mm wide and 39w its HO right?
can i just use any decent brand 865's
that are 39w at 850mm
Re: I want to upgrade my rio 125 lighting...
careful, braces are there for a reason :wink:
i have a nano on a 100l 3' tank and it did not quite suffice
on the front of the guard there are 8 "ribs"
i cut four of them off and it made a...
what about doing a tank with "ukaps" lettering in cuba or something
(like you see done in flowers outside hotels/parks/monuments etc)
it'd be a...
cheers for that, does it not bug you?
mine rolls around the tank and almost clouds the view
it a good sign i know, (the mist covers all the...
does these diffusers "mist" the water?
i have a nice co2 delivery arrangement going on
but the mist annoys me a bit
have you thought of a 36 x 18 x 18?
the depth and height being the same make for better deeper looking scaping
i have a converted eheim 2327
which does 900lph (tested) but its media capacity is quite small (4.9l)
i this a concern? tbh I only clean...
mini cooper s (mine)
is that wackers you are talking about
are the prices reasonable? long waiting?
i was planning on going down the mail-order route...
my thoughts exactly, saw her warm up for r'head too
yeah i know, it can be hit and miss, i've overheard some shocking advice before!
this guy is an avid marine fishkeeper too and has run co2 for...
i bit the bullet and did it already
i got a nylon washer in work, a quick call to the local marine lfs
confirmed that it's suitable...
thanks for the concise answer, perfect
regarding the washer, is this the one (from d&d site)
i bought my adapter in the lfs and i...
i know this is old hat but i've read the tutorial
and can help noticing i could potentially blow my head off!
heres my specific...
my choices for last couple of weeks...
lots of beatles
maps and atlases...
i have an open top with front and back long braces (40mm wide)
and i still had 3 rasbora crispies in the morning over a year
i am getting a...
the other thought would be that with all these methods
we get better results and attractive tanks,
thus spurring us to set up more tanks
cut the sponge in half ? leave half in the filter?
i have tried that method but the majority of bubbles
got the surface way too fast, that mini filter has a glass difusser
in the body...
the water makes the far end no bother
but i would be doubtful that its getting far enough along the substrate
if you know what i...
Re: My first Layout
my 2c (as always i bow to 99% of the scapers here!
so it just my opinion)
my eye is drawn to that flat rock left corner...
i have a side mounted spraybar and was wondering about drilling directional holes
my filter is 900lph (tested) and the...
i have looked around...
i am in ireland so that makes a fair difference
it cost 12quid to post a koralia to ireland from uk shops on...
Re: My first Layout
i'm nowhere near as experienced as the the other guys
but have spent days upon days doing what you are doing before...
i will have a think about it,
the "mat" i plucked last night had healthy growth underneath
albeit a bit darker than the top coat
i have done it on flat stiff mesh pieces 4" square
and covered over it a light pliable mesh,
so its not "roundy shaped" as it would be on...
has anyone ever tried 100% riccia as a carpet
i've buckets of it on mats and it looks great
one thing in my mind...
i'm assuming the sand will always work its way down again if i disturbed it
seeing as its finer than the akadama
it does if you cap...
thanks for the tips
any rough idea how much osmocoat to use
145l - 90cm x 42cm footprint
btw this caught my eye in the shop im getting...
any thoughts on the hong kong wave makers on ebay...
thanks nick, i have oto's now
(but didnt at the time)
cheers for the tip
cheers for the feedback
i have a few real redmoor roots and they did what you said, grew a fuzz
but they never stunk, they were...
i bought roots off an lfs as they were redesigning their reptile house
these were in with the reptiles and had a little crap on them
i would have thought 4 x 39 is a lot
(they say you can grow anything with two t5ho the length of your tank)
have you individual...
I thought it would work
but have made mistakes before!
So, bearing in mind i should have a more or less instant cycle
is there any...
thanks for that, i never thought about a constant ammonia source, still learning!
i cant use my external on the temp tank
as the hoses and...
any thoughts on how to keep ammonia in the filter
is it as simple as adding chemical ammonia
could i add mulm from my other external...
i did try search for this, but getting conflicting stuff all over the web
i have done a hc carpet and loved it,
hated the way it uprooted...
i have been led to believe that new tanks will
almost always get diatoms, is this true?
what causes this?
i am doing a new tank with an...
any other thoughts, 17" is as deep as I can go,
36" is as long as i can go, i can play with height though
im starting to think that...
ive read this thread and am going to try akadama
thanks for the thread james!
heres my quick questions!
i dose ei and have read all...
go on, i'll bet you use it too! :lol:
thats what i used and its worked a treat
i just want lots more!
Re: any thoughts on the size 36w x 15h x 17d
after much measuring
im going to try a 36"w x 15"h x 17"d
(90w x 38h x 42d)
am i correct in...
i've put a few "mats" of riccia together and they look great
but i was just wondering....
will the riccia grow out of these netted mats
garden centre scottish cobbles are the job
or slate pieces,
as mentioned you will get a smaller flatter pebble off the beach
well done george!!
do they show every entry on the website?
thanks george, great article
"destiny" is probably my favourite tank of all time
its just amazing
i plan a "homage" to it soon,
okay I'm going...
Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"
on the curved corners....
its not a bow front tank that i mean
its the ones with the...
Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"
im pretty sure 18" wont fit in the area i have
but i will measure again, its on a...
im fairly restricted in the area the tank is going
so i have asked for prices on the above size
36 x 15 x 15" (or 910mm x 380mm x 380mm if...
thanks for the info,
i did open by dispelling any thoughts that i was an expert!
i do feel i have a point though, even if I was a bit...
i wouldnt like to be a tetra in your tank!
this is the point, i am no fish species expert
but to my knowledge,
fish school because there is...
i tried capping gravel with sand and it worked its way through the gravel
in no time, so any of those gravel size planty substrates will be...
anyone use betta tanks for the planted tanks?
(the seamless radiused front cornered ones, i mean)
another thing, has the betta brand...
the situation is not chronic and i'm looking into a support for it
(my counter has sunk about 3-4mm over a year, but is still moving)...
im using redmoor and seriya stones, cuba, moss, riccia
i really like this one and may attempt the tree root look in the corners
i have a 36" x 12" x 15" tank
(thats 12" front to back)
as you all know this is a bad size for a scape
as its so slim from front to back...
you've got me thinking again...
would i need any substrate at all in those area?
would plants root into bunched up fishnet tights?
hi ed and matt
i may use small bits of perspex (theres lots of scrap in my work)
in fishnet tights as a bulker, its inert and free!...
thanks for the feedback Ed
my thinking is related to this scape which i love...
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