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  1. bobtail

    A tank based on UK ecology

    I used to keep carp at home and they are the very best vegitarians :) They lived well at room temperature as did my plec. they all got on ok. I used them to study their feeding habits grew them on a bit and released them to the place I caught them. In the tank they would eat peas but I couldnt...
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    Kerri tetra

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    Kerri tetra

    not the greatest pic but theyre so fast. I need to find out which light brings out the best show of colour.
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    Interesting photo link

    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/09 ... -moss.html todays topic is lichens mosses and fungi very inspirational :)[/img]
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    Cleaning a diffuser

    Thank you for a prompt and concise response I shall give it a whirl, hopefully the once as Im hoping I will get a bottle soon and me done with the messing about with yeast
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    Cleaning a diffuser

    How? My yeast mix over flowed and had blocked the diffeser somewhat any tips for cleaning?
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    Seachem ferts

    Ok Thanks FF I think I will gradually build up on dry ferts as the bottles run out.
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    Seachem ferts

    Im using flourish, excel, phosphate, potassium, iron, nitrogen and tabs Of all of these which would you have as a back up or general use if any?
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    Seachem ferts

    Is anyone dosing seachem ferts? I got a nice job lot for a song and am quite impresse so far but Im wondering if anyone has some input on the weekly dosing regime that Seachem suggest.
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    A tank based on UK ecology

    No I havent but I know the best place to use for subject matter and it sounds crazy, but Irish canals. You wouldnt believe how clear they are and have such lush vegetation.
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    Green colour cast

    How do you deal with Green colour cast? I can remove it in PSP or PS but Id rather ,if possible not have to. I have twin T5 daylight plus tubes and wonder if this is the source of my problems?
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    Thought I'd say hello

    Hi Jayne welcome to the club :D
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    Easy water changing...

    I remember reading somewhere that in the rio negro I think it was at some times of the year they have ice floating down the river. :shock: Also like other comments maybe the fish associate this with spawning time?
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    Mosses from AquaticMagic

    Thanks CJ Ill give that a try, is it powerful in strong doses? Im wondering if I isolate the moss and locall treat it witha fairly strong dose.
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    Kerri tetra

    Ive just bought some from Peir aquatics in Wigan Ive never seen them before but that goes for a lot of the stock there, the variety is amazing!! http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=12388 Such a beautiful fish I hope mine will show off that lovely purpley blue colour when...
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    Mosses from AquaticMagic

    Anyonw know the best way to remove hair algae from mosses? Ive got some good growth now but Ive tried putting it in a blackout box for 3 days to no avail. open to suggestions?
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    Easy water changing...

    And then dose with dechlorinator? Im just worried about my fish and shrimps I presume the plants can deal with chlorine in small doses?
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    Mosses from AquaticMagic

    Im growing on some christmas moss atm and when I can get a few clumps together Ill pass it on to anyone who wants some
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    Easy water changing...

    Ok has anyone got diy plans or even just a diagram of what you use for easy water changes. Im curious as to how you dose for declorinator while changing straight from the tap? Also getting the chemistry to match the original water, How? At the moment Im only changing 15, 20% every other week...
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    Help me rid of this blasted stuff once and for all!

    Would planting up with some hygro or something help? Just to use up the excess light and nutients? Im a novice but I was wondering this for my own tank.
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    Shrimps

    Algae's arch enemy the shrimp . I have enlisted the help of 25 Glass shrimp won on ebay for £2 to nurse my plants through the worst of my algae growth whil the plants are getting established. And I must say they are fascinating like an upturned rowing boat racing around my tank having...
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    Duckweed

    Ok Thats better Who'd have thought such a small leaf could contain so much?
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    Just a few suggestions..

    I see the main page as a light yellowy green. I would agree that the site forum is hard going on the eyes I think because members are ,and Im speaking for myself here aswell, getting on a bit we could use some help . Maybe if you loaded a selection of themes that individuals coud use to suit...
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    New boy looking for information

    Thanks for the informative replies. If anyone has an ideal shape for a planting stick or any tool, I can fab some up for a small cost.
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    New boy looking for information

    Being new to the art/science/hobby that is aquascaping I am looking for hints tips and workarounds. Tools. Ive made some planting sticks out of s/s Filler wire which do the job quite well . Im in need of scissors where is the alternative to surgical? I never see aerial roots in pictured setups...
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