Hi guys, long time no see, after leaving the tank hardscaped sitting dry for a year I've decided to finally get back into the hobby, looked on...
I swear it was this forum lol
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Cheers mate :thumbup:
Hoping so, taking my time on this one so its done properly for a change ;)
Will do ;)
Hi mate hows things? Thanks for...
Nice work, after you moved the left tallest rock from pic 3-4 and added substrate it really has taken shape nicely. :thumbup:
Thanks, not thought about plants yet, lots of mosses, low growers, poss microsorum or two plus MC, so yeah just thought about it lol.
Looks like an ADA 45P
After a brief time out of the hobby with getting married and going self employed I've decided to get back into it, re done the 120P over the...
Got a box of Toms manzi to sort through yet too :(
Such a pain tho!
Wanna do a re scape but I'm coming up short right now, might have to get the hammer and bolster out
Got scapers block lol
Empty mate, doing re scape next couple weeks
Any good tips for getting algae off the silicone? Also what's happened to TGM??? Their website runs at dial up speed!!! Done a complete order on...
Thanks very much :)
Cheers mate, yeah it's doing great now :)
Cheers mate :)
What did you use to hold the rocks together?
Loving this, great depth and perspective. :)
Cheers mate :)
I'm gonna mate but after a spray of water/co2 mix it browned a bit so once it grows in nice and green again I'm gonna give it a good hack :)
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Hi guys, bit of an update, Im just waiting on the stems to get the final pic.
Slight new addition too, back lighting, it's more yellow ish than...
Grab yourself an electric toothbrush from Asda for £10 mate, you'll be on those rocks every other day.
Cheers mate, not long now, carpet is still filling in and there's paulustris and macrandra still growing up in the rear corners,...
Quick pic from the back door :)
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I didn't change anything really, just switched filters off for maintenance and they were out, the more the stems grow at the back the less places...
Thanks guys, defo the flow, 4 hour clean/maintenance session yesterday and after the filters were off they were schooling at the front the whole...
Anyone had this? Bought about 30 for my 120P and they're all hiding and have done since day 1 2 weeks ago.
I'll buy a load if ya want rid
Lots of shrimp ;)
Not a lot at the moment mate, swapping the lighting out, just bought an APS T5 unit, not willing to pay out for tile no.4 so selling the TMC set...
Looking forward to seeing this progress :).
Looks great, I done one like this from a dead Chinese Elm bonsai a few years back, bark did rot and caused problems, if it was dryed when you got...
It will take a little while, norm about 3 weeks, I knew you were using Amazonia as my water has the same brown tinge everyday lol
Looks great, using ADA substrate by any chance?
Everyday for a week then every other for couple weeks be enough?
Changed my substrate this weekend to ADA Amazonia, filter is cycled, would you be doing wc's everyday like a new set up or every other?
Think I need them everyday or every other after new substrate? Filter is cycled.
Well the reboot went ok, bought a few extras after bunching up all the plants quite densely, now have Limnophila Aromatica, rear right, all the...
Looking great, can't really see the right path anymore which is giving a great balance, less symmetrical ;).
Give the diffuser a soak overnight in bleach/water solution, rinse and dechlor and hook it up, should speed it up.
It won't be much different mate don't worry lol :).
I'd have defo filled it with discus.
It's gonna be the same mate, just couple different plants and ADA substrate. :)
Thanks mate but I think it was all gonna go Pete Tong from the silicon going. :)
Yeah but I'm sure a fresh start will help, should have soaked...
Ok new plan, been syphoning this brown fuzz out for weeks now, CO2 is stable at 4bps, dosing daily Neutro + and Neutro CO2, filter is cleaned...
I did consider that but it's so slow growing and the only fast growers are the rear stems so tbh could prob do with some fast growing foreground...
After careful consideration and a losing battle I'm ripping out the Eleocharis and replacing with Monte Carlo, it's collecting all the debris...
Love this tank
Great start, looks promising.
Looks great, I'd consider moving the far left piece of wood so it's not touching the glass as it kind of draws the eye, apart from that looks...
whwn I got this pump the instructions were a bit hazy, does anyone know if I put it in manual mode and hit the plus button a few times will it...
Two weeks ain't enough time mate
In that case I'd just tie it to the hardscape lol
Tbh you don't need the yoghurt, I done mine with just RO water and painted it on, misted it twice a day and put a heat mat underneath, after 3-4...
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Looking forward to the pics. :)
Looking good, yeah it's always a pain when the algae causes melt which in turn causes more algae, I had it in mine but slowly getting on top of it. :)
Have you been to the green machine? I went up a few weeks back and their tanks are all the same, low flow, CO2 going straight to the surface, and...
Very nice, what's planted left rear?
This is gonna be good, love a cube tank :)
Thanks, I'm hoping so :)
Just when I thought the dry start had failed, I was taking...
Here mate. http://ukaps.org/forum/threads/steves-ada-120p-emerald-isles.34918/
Quick update, couple of xl in vitros added and stems hacked down and re planted, will give it a week to grow in and should be looking more full....
Bigun, I had two 60's, two 100's, various small tanks from 1 litre up to 180 litres, best tank I bought, 120P! Increased layout options, fish...
Well substrate is Florabase black which does look dark brown once wet but I will keep up wc's and see how it goes
Looking good, 120P all the way dude, much more space for future scapes. ;)
It's not oily lol I do remove it every day and do wc every other day at the moment so hoping after adding some media from the missus tank tomorrow...
Yeah but is it brown tho?
I wonder if night oxygenation will help via air stone or something
Yeah, it's brown on my tank and comes back after a couple of days and I'm about to up my lighting by 50% lol hoping it will help the plants out...
anyone know if its bacteria or algae?
Cheers mate, means a lot esp as your moss in your scape was quite inspirational for mine :).
Thanks mate :) .
Fingers crossed lol
Way ahead of Ya lol, frosted backing in the post with the new light, will be adding more pots of foreground very soon, buying some XL in vitros. :)
CO2 on at 1300, lights on 1530, ramp up from 1500 for 30 min, CO2 off at 2130 lights off 2300 inc 30 min ramp down, I don't use aeration but prob...
I'm using a generic cheap bubble counter, UP inline atomizer, 4bps roughly, getting lime green DC pretty much 24/7, slow growth now and over...
Well after staring at it for 10 days watching it grow slow I got a bug and bought another TMC Grobeam lol, should turn up tomorrow hopefully so...
I currently have two 1500 Ultima tiles running 100% over my 120P, I'm after another tile but dunno whether to go with a colour plus or another...
Cheers fella, looking to get another tile for it now, lights are at 100% and not much pearling so gonna up it.
Some puffers would love that, awesome wood work.
I'm running two 1500 ultimas on mine mate, not that expensive. :)
Lovely start, looking forward to more this one.:)
I love this tank, will be even better once the stems are thickened up a bit more. :)
That moss is looking awesome
Thanks, yeah I only bought it as its to promote bacteria :).
Was a bargain actually lol.
Right guys some photos of the last couple of days :) had a great time at TGM Gaz was very helpful and we ended up chatting for 3 1/2 hours and...
Pmsl my buddy said that too lol
Thanks for the concern guys, it's not too bad, pics this weekend lol. I'm off to TGM in the morning, spoke to Gaz & James and they have a nice ADA...
DISASTER!!!!! The silicon went today while I was at work and it's emptied half it water over the kitchen floor throughout the day, never buying...
I think your on to a winner there with that rock already :).
I always full dose from day one and don't really suffer with it so might be worth a try.
Thanks, yeah the floor isn't level lol pain as if I knew I would have done something about it lol.
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