Thanks for the tips, here is an update
here is a FTS- I couldn't be more happy with how things are growing in at the minute, not only that the...
Hello all - been a few years since I last dabbled in the hobby - I've just bought my own place and first port of call was a planted tank! Quick...
Lighting replaced with DIY LED's:
Here we are, the first 'proper' full tank shot:
Nice, that is a very pretty Betta, I'll take a better tank shot tonight when I get the tripod out, the others were taken whilst holding the camera...
Quite a lot of die off from the Crypts but they're growing back, the lower leaves of the P.helferi have receded also but they're growing which is...
Everything bar the S.repens added, I'll have to order it online.
Besides the plants it'll be just shrimp, I'd like some CRS but at the moment I have about 10 Cherry Shrimp waiting to go in.
This is my first proper go at a nano so here goes:
The tank is a TMC microhabitat with a clip on LED lighting unit and built it 150lph filter.
Thank you both, Glass ware is on the shopping list, I've been meaning to get some lily pipes for some time but never got round to it so I need to...
The tank went under a rescape at the weekend:
Lighting is still a bodge job, LED's should be here next week:
That is soon to be changed, the tank is now running low tech so only has 1 Arc pod over it, soon to be replaced with a DIY LED rig.
It's been a while since this was updated, but here's a sort of photo montage!
and a few of...
They're sub tropical, will do well at 18oC.
Dario dario would be suitable, other than that I can't think of any suitable fish that would be able to cope with the lower temperatures.
I'm 16, and work part-time at Next, I do 20 hours a week at £6 an hour so it's a neat earner, I also work at Maidenhead aquatics part-time too.
When using a splitter you're presented with the following problem, gas will always take the path of least resistance, so if you have 2 atomisers...
Here's a bit of an update, the second light unit now added:
Wow, I totally forgot about this thread, this was the finished product anyway, I used the Mignon on its own for the months the tank was running,...
Bit of basic info:
Equipment: 2*11W compact T5's, pressurised CO2, Tetratec ex 700
Ferts: Substrate (Mulm, peat, dry powders and sand), TPN+ at...
An additional 11 watt unit would be fine.
Re: RE: Oscar recovered from Pirahna tank
The RSPCA only ever seem bothered if the animal has fur.
Do you mean, 10th of August? ;)
I wouldn't be too bothered, we live in a throw away society, and the expiry dates of foods are only estimates, lots of food is thrown away when it...
Hut then again, the area under a bath has a higher number of joists compared to the rest of the house, in my eyes, getting a structural engineer...
Use graded gravels to give a river bed effect, add some dried oak leaves and maybe the occasional plant.
I had this problem in a marine set up and increasing surface agitation resolved the problem, I don't know if it will be the same in this case but...
Aquarium silicone would do the job better, or drilling holes and securing with wire.
I was wondering this too.
Everything is sorted now, tank is filled but no plants yet, I'm going to Wharf Aquatics tomorrow in the hope to fetch the plants I require, and...
I'm planning on ordering with them tonight, does anyone know if their tweezers are any good? they look good, their just add water fertiliser looks...
Thanks for the tips, but I have a solution ;)
The pump that comes with the stock filter with the arc tank has a removable powerhead, so I took...
Free bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Having planned this tank for a few months now, and saving up the money to buy resources, I figured that now would be a good time to...
That is slick, looks fantastic!
Zebra Danio's and White Cloud Mountain Minnows would love the flow, but would like the temperature a tad lower, when I kept Rummynose tetra's they...
IMO, an inert substrate can grow anything, but dosing has to be spot on, with a nutrient enriched substrate, the odd forgotten dose isn't going to...
I do 45 minute acclimatisation for the more expensive and delicate species, I empty the contents into a jug, then I take some air ling and tie a...
Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock'
That's fantastic, the hardscape give the tank a real sense of depth and adds a vanishing point to the tank,...
Very nice, the first one gets my vote :thumbup:
how big is the tank? and what kind of set up is it?
I've found that with this plant, it takes a long time for it to establish itself before beginning to grow, mine looked awful for about 4-5 weeks...
Jealousy is a cruel mistress, they're very nice, and I'm very tempted to order some myself in the hope that they breed, do you have any tips Paulo?
One other question, does the arc 35 tank come with the standard arc pod or the new ellipse light?
Oasis - Wonderwall
It's about 28 where I am and quite nice too! My tank is holding up nicely, currently at 27oC 1 degree higher than normal.
Brilliant! Thanks :)
Hi Richard, could you tell me when the following will come back into stock please? I plan to place an order in the following few weeks:
I've spent many a failed music lesson designing scapes :lol:
That's good, thanks :D
Hi all, I'm planning on having some of this Rotala in my next scape, now I have the choice of 1*15 watt T6 tube or 2*15 watt T8 tubes, Do you...
Yeah, I agree I may struggle, I've had a change of mind...as usual :lol: and I'm just going to buy the plants I want, place them where I want...
Hi all, I have a 54 litre 2*1*1 to play with and it will be a lowish tech setup (15 watts T6, Full EI, Liquid carbon dosing)
I currently have this...
Re: Saintly's "purple rain' ?
This looks stunning mark, a real inspiration.
I'm going to try C.parva, when I've done all of the christmas shiz, I've really cut back on lighting so I'm Sticking to the slower growing...
I haven't updated this for some time, so here goes:
I've added more microsorum and wood, and some shrimp, and I plan on replacing the Ember...
what is the maximum glass thickness that the brackets can support?
excellent article btw
cannot wait :D I Love TG
much appreciated, thanks :D
Cheers for the reply, how do you make your mix? How many grams in how in many mls? And what do you dose?
I've started dosing EI on my tank, and I still haven't mixed up my traces which are due tomorrow, what is the recommended dose?
I have shrimp so...
wow...For saying you're not using Co2 its astounding! I may try this technique with HC, amazing!
I don't know if its excess CO2 or what, but ive got hundreds of bubbles :D It will be gassing off quickly though, but ive kept a lid on the...
The size of the vessel is similar to mine, its a nice design that, very imaginative!
Fair play :lol:
I was thinking just the other day about this, why save the rain forest? when we can grow algae a lot faster! and it uses co2 for photosynthesis....
I forgot to add, the reason for the name is that I'm using 40mls of carbonated water to provide CO2
yeah, sorry about the cheesy name :D
Name: Jack Middleton
Tank Dimensions: 6*6*6 units will be confirmed later ;)
Aquascape Name: carbonated...
yep, I added a 10 tea spoons of Kno3, 3 teaspoons of KH2PO4 and 3 teaspoons of traces into my mix and then capped with sand, it seems to be working!
ok, thanks for the info, Jack
could I possibly use DI water to mix up the solution to prolong its life? to prevent the chelator braking down and forming the precipitate?
anyone? I can't find any info
The cat litter absorbs nutrients from the water column, so any fish waste, fertilisers etc.
The only reason I use it over nutrient rich...
only if it isn't capped, I've capped mine and I'm having brilliant results.
I believe that if its baked its safe to use it on its own, don't...
I use it and I'm not going to pay for other substrates again! It's just as good IMO.
It has a high CEC (cation exchange capacity) so it can...
Hi all, will my fluid sensor traces breakdown in my hard ph7.2 tap water? I'm guessing so with the Chelator they use? Sorry if grammar is poor, on...
I got banned too, wow and no reason! now theres a forum I won't be visiting again! Banned for expressing my opinion, they're a bunch of nazis.
Another brilliant series, not quite as good as life in cold blood I must say, I find that the music ruins it a little.
Brilliant series otherwise...
Thanks clive, excellent reply!
It all seems a lot clearer now!
I have been rounding up values to he nearest 1/4 of a teaspoon, I just need to...
I'm tired of him, and- people are taking his ancient advice because:
A. he is a moderator
B. he has been keeping fish for 20 years
C. his posts...
You have just taken the words out of my mouth, i was about to post the same thing :)
I have another question (sorry)
I have used Clives recipe for the 20ppm No3, 2ppm Po4, 30ppm of K and, Appropriate levels of CSM+B in fractions...
I've just made myself feel stupid!
O is the oxygen :oops:
thats confusing me now :?
Why have they not just made the values up so they equal 100%?
This is FSO's KNO3 breakdown
Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) contains 13.9% nitrogen (N) and 38.7% potassium (K)
What makes up the remaining 47.4%?
Hi, I'm just wondering what are the ideal values for N, P and K in a high Tech, densely planted aquarium?
I'm just asking as I'm working out how...
try placing the DC in different areas of the tank to see if it remains a greeny yellow, if it doesnt you know its a flow related issue as CO2...
The NO3 and PO4 aren't the trigger though, its the excessive light
Whether its a planted tank or not is irrelevant, nitrates and phosphates do not cause algal growth
Ive read both the pins but i still don't understand how you go about working out the amount of each substance is needed, I will be dosing...
Re: Low Lght + Aquasoil Powder = Diatoms?
I know aqua soil releases ammonia for the first few weeks and when disturbed it also releases ammonia....
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