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  1. Dan Crawford

    Announcing the UKAPS Aquascaping Experience 2016

    There will be traders in attendance but not in official capacity ie. no retail stalls etc. We wanted to create a hobbyist event, for the hobbyist - by the hobbyist. Of course we will take feedback from this first event and look at making changes for future events.
  2. Dan Crawford

    white stuff help

    Hi, this white growth is fine, just brush it off with an old tooth brush. You could syphon it off. It will stop growing in a couple of days, it's nothing to worry about.
  3. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hi folks, sadly we're out of large hoodies. I'll post the measurements for medium and XL tomorrow.
  4. Dan Crawford

    Could you help...

    I'm glad they turned up ok. Please let me know if there's anything else I can help with.
  5. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hi, I'll do my best to get some measurements and post them here.
  6. Dan Crawford

    Could you help...

    Hi, I'm sorry to hear of your friends troubles. Please pm me and I'll fire some plants over to you, and anything else that you might need, just ask, you're doing a lovely thing, the world needs more people like you.
  7. Dan Crawford

    Festival of Fishkeeping 2015 - 3-4 October

    Hi Guys, sorry if I've got anyones hopes up but I don't think this is going to happen for us, it's just too short notice. I'll make sure that everything is done sooner for next year and everyone has more time to arrange leave from work etc.
  8. Dan Crawford

    Personal Experience using EI with Hard Water and switching to alternatives

    Marcel has politely asked for his account to be permanently deleted.
  9. Dan Crawford

    Festival of Fishkeeping 2015 - 3-4 October

    Sorry guys, 3rd and 4th of October. Pictures will be added afterwards at the very least, I'm sure we'll be using some social media during the show.
  10. Dan Crawford

    Festival of Fishkeeping 2015 - 3-4 October

    Hello everyone. We've been invited to the Festival again this year. It's at a more accessible location these days, in Hounslow Urban Farm, Faggs Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW14 OLZ. We've been offered some floor space. If I were to accept the invitation how many of you would come and say hello...
  11. Dan Crawford

    I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea! Could it be a predictive text replacement?

    I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea! Could it be a predictive text replacement?
  12. Dan Crawford

    Hi from SE London

    Hi Paul, welcome back to the hobby and welcome to UKAPS!
  13. Dan Crawford

    Tissue cultured Microsorum Pteropus dying

    Hi Darren, I think what Clive is trying to say is that the reason these plants are suffering is because of poor flow in this area, and as such the plants that are suffering aren't getting access to their required levels of CO2. Might I suggest playing around with your filter outlet to achieve a...
  14. Dan Crawford

    Inlet/outlet on Signature

    I would suggest using elbow fittings to allow you to come out of the cabinet and around the side, if you know what I mean.
  15. Dan Crawford

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    Nice work, Iain :)
  16. Dan Crawford

    expired co2 ok to use ?

    I've got over 30 empties, hopefully one day i'll find some time and a reasonable re-fill station! If anyone is interest and local I have a lot of full 2kgs which you can have for a tenner each. I've had to give up posting them after a few courier drivers got a shock LOL
  17. Dan Crawford

    Fallen Tree

    That is a cracker! Excellent choice of fish and hardscape and very well composed, a huge round of applause from me:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
  18. Dan Crawford

    Calling all CO2Art regulator owners. Free upgrade!

    I have one of those, it's sexier than any other reg that I have use, it's just as good as all of them and it's half the price of most regs with a solenoid, cracking bit of kit :clap:
  19. Dan Crawford

    1300 litre chocolate lake

    Hi Folks, I was oop north last week so dropped Alastair a line and arranged to come visit this epic piece of genius. What can I say? Well, whilst Alastair's house is not a public aquarium - It certainly should be! The Chocolate Lake is even nicer than you may imagine, it seems impossible to...
  20. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    hey guys, this particular tank was broken down to make way for a proper planted tank whilst I had the time as it's out of race season. Here's the step-by-step video, I hope you enjoy it.... <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/83846170" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"...
  21. Dan Crawford

    Finding s leak??

    Providing you don't have a solanoid attached you should be able to submerse the hole lot under water and this will show you any leaks (when running), good quality regulators should be fine, some of the cheaper regs may not be suitable. If you're uncomfortable doing that then I'd suggest using a...
  22. Dan Crawford

    Pets @ Home huge planted tank projects and event.

    That would be great, Wallace. We're all keen to see how it's progressing.
  23. Dan Crawford

    Pets @ Home huge planted tank projects and event.

    No, the UKAPS name isn't on it. It's up to Tropica to keep on top of this section, I'm sure they will when they have some time and something to report. BTW, it's up to P@H to maintain these tanks.
  24. Dan Crawford

    Hi, I'm Chris from Romania

    Hi Chris, welcome to UKAPS :thumbup:
  25. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    They've landed!....... http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/ukaps-hoodies.31278/#post-329428
  26. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Of corse :)
  27. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Absolutely ;)
  28. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Yeah man, they are at the printers, they couldn't do them before Christmas and they got back yesterday so should be any time in the next couple of weeks :)
  29. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    70/30 to left breast, i'll get cracking folks :)
  30. Dan Crawford

    1300 litre chocolate lake

    BOSH! Absolutely stunning mate. I know how much hard work, time and money you've put in to this and hopefully it now feels worth it. Massive respect for pulling this one off :clap:
  31. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Yeah it's possible :thumbup:
  32. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    If you wanna pay the £100 for the setup then i'll do you your own personal tshirt pal, slap the standard £10 on there for the shirt and the first colour, then an extra £1 for each additional colour ie. light and dark green and you've got yourself a bargain, only £112 ;) Thanks for the offer...
  33. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Are you sure? Two extra screens with artwork and setup will cost you £100....
  34. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Thanks for the feedback but colours aren't an option, black and white and grey and white. I agree entirely that it would look better but it's too impractical and expensive.
  35. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Tshirts options POLL

    Logo in the centre Logo on the left breast
  36. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    I'll do the artwork tomorrow when I get to "work" ;)
  37. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hi guys, i'm getting these sorted in the next 2 weeks. I propose sizes M, L, XL and XXL in both grey and black with a white print. Adding colours and extra logos etc is not feasible. I will start a poll to decide whether to have the logo in the middle or on the breast....
  38. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Fair one, the benefit of having it in the middle is mainly that there is only one set-up cost incurred, the other is that the logo is still visible even with a jacket or zoodie on :) Personalised garments is a possibility but to be perfectly honest, it'll be a lot of extra work for me and i'm...
  39. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hi Tom, the slogan could be removed if people think it would be better without. The garments will be screen printed so we need to keep the colours to a minimum, more colours equals more cost to the consumer. If there is an outstanding number of people who think it's a worthwhile expense then I...
  40. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hey folks, what do you think of these?
  41. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Printed Garments

    Hey folks, it's been suggested that maybe we should have some UKAPS branded Hoodies and Tshirts printed. At a price of £10 for a Tshirt and £18 for a hoodie, who would be interested?.......
  42. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Shop?!

    I'll do it now.
  43. Dan Crawford

    UKAPS Shop?!

    Hey Folks, Tshirts are easy, as are hoodies etc. The problem with them is that I have to print in reasonable quantities and then store them, say 20+ of each garment. Off the top of my head a Hoodie would cost you £18 + P+P and a Tshirt £10 + P+P. I'm happy to get the ball rolling if there is...
  44. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    The roots do grow quite deep and they hang on tight!
  45. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Hey guys, so I've stripped the foreground and this is what I've got to get rid of. I'll post a thread in the For Sale Section....
  46. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Hey guys, i'll get some photos up soon coz this tank has just become a "Montecarlo" fest. I haven't done a WC on it in months and months and the "Montecarlo" has now actually reached AND breached the surface of my tank, some 30cm deep! I'm going to strip the tank down so i'm gonna give all the...
  47. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Cheers guys, yes it's a Micranthemum .sp it's being sold outside the uk as an Elantine but it's not. Tropica are waiting for a more depth investigation into the species. Thomas, I'm no emersed pro but this species is a new Bacopa variety, the red ludwigia is doing well above the surface, as is...
  48. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Hey folks, just a quick update: Life got in the way, again! This is how it looks now :(
  49. Dan Crawford

    Congratulations Mark Evans of Tropica!

    A press release sent out by Tropica Aquarium Plants.... "Tropica is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Evans in a new role as Aquatic Expert. Mark Evans is already a well-known name within the aquarium community as a judge in aquascaping competitions, photographer and video...
  50. Dan Crawford

    Lava-Rock The World v2.0

    That's a lovely and quite different layout. I love how the moss growth softens the big block of red. It really works, great stuff :)
  51. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    I wish lol
  52. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Hey folks, tanks again for the kind words! I'm 99% sure it's not Elatine. Tropica are looking into it. I've got some work to do on the tank this week, I'm going to try and incorporate some more "roots" into the substrate and give it one heck of a trimming!
  53. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Blimey guys, thanks for all the praise! Yes, the low maintenance is great. I'm sure it's the shear amount if HC that's just hoovering up any nutriment that I throw in there. The 7 million shrimp also help, I recon.
  54. Dan Crawford

    Found a great supply of Seiryu Stone/Mini Landscape Rock

    How big is your tank, Cookie? Mini Landscape and Dragon Stone do raise the hardness of your water but with a good volume of water and reasonable frequency of water changes it shouldn't make too much difference. Also, I haven't seen too many bad effects from water being a bit on the hard side...
  55. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Cheers Iain. It's just tap water, the conductivity on the G filter says it's around 800. The tank is in an alcove so it's a nightmare to photograph but i'll try and get a birds eye view shot.
  56. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Thanks Nathaniel. I'm glad you agree, i'm really chuffed with how i's turned out. Theres a fine line between natural and overgrown and i've got to stop myself from letting it get too overgrown!
  57. Dan Crawford

    Groundland - Shallow Aquascape

    Hi Folks, it's bout time you had a journal from me! Well, it's not much of a journal because the aquascape is almost finished but here's the journey so far….. Last year I set up an awful lot of tanks and the lead up to Aquatics Live was a very busy time. Consequently after the show was over I...
  58. Dan Crawford

    Natural Aquarium Sand Substrate: Any Recommendations?

    I've used their sands and gravels literally hundreds of times and they are very very good. They are generally clean enough to add to the tank without washing and they have a huge variety of gravels ,sands and micro gravels. Personally the Natural Sands are my favorite, Maui in particular. Most...
  59. Dan Crawford

    Tropica plant growth specialised fertiliser

    It's hard to say but based on a "low plant stock" tank I think you'd be better off with the "premium" version as it doesn't contain N+P. It's really hard to give you a definitive answer because everyone's idea of "low stock" is different. Hopefully your fish will supply your plants with the N+P...
  60. Dan Crawford

    JamesC akadama recipe...

    Sorry, I thought for sure they would do it. No idea where you'd find it on the high street.
  61. Dan Crawford

    JamesC akadama recipe...

    You can get them from our sponsor FluidsensorOnline.com, The Nutrient Solution they may be able to post it out on a Saturday delivery for you, it can't hurt to ask.
  62. Dan Crawford

    So Very Disappointed With Tropica

    It wouldn't be financially practical for shops to just stock 1-2-GROW as Tropica only produce 19 1-2-GROW species. They offer over 150 species in the traditional form.
  63. Dan Crawford

    External filters

    I love my G filters, but only coz i'm lazy! If I was to go out and buy a filter today based on cost and efficiency it would be an FX5. I got a used Eheim 2028 of Clive (ceg4048) back in 2007 and it's still going ;)
  64. Dan Crawford

    George Farmer is BACK!!!

    Some of you may not know but George is a Weapons Technician in the RAF. He's recently returned back from a 6 month tour of Afghanistan. Once he's spent some much needed time with his friends and family i'm sure he'll be as active as ever. Please take a minute to welcome him back and thank...
  65. Dan Crawford

    PlantsAlive.co.uk? Are they Good?

    The proven quickest way to stifle the love for aquascaping is failure and algae, not the cost. If you give yourself the best chance of success from the beginning then you are more likely to succeed. LD hit the nail on the head.... That's another 2 days in less than perfect conditions. Pets at...
  66. Dan Crawford

    Lime scale left by evaporation

    As the water evaporates the hardness rises. Well, actually it doesn't rise but the calcium doesn't evaporate with the water leaving the same amount of calcium but in less water, this shows a rise in hardness. Does that make sense? The "limescale" you see on the glass are calcium deposits, the...
  67. Dan Crawford

    PlantsAlive.co.uk? Are they Good?

    I've used them and many many other suppliers. In my view, as with most things in our hobby, "you buy cheap you buy twice". Reasons to buy good stock..... Argument 1: Take Glosso for instance, from these Asian suppliers it comes as a stringy, unplantable mess for £2.50, a pot of Tropica Glosso...
  68. Dan Crawford

    What dry fish food do you use?

    I use Tetra Prima on larger fish and i'm sure it enhances the colour. I've recently started using Wild Discus food from CE Fish Essentials after seeing them at Aquatics Live, they simply love it, as do the tetras which inhabit the same tank.
  69. Dan Crawford

    Adding substrate to a stocked tank?

    Hi Chris, there is no problem adding more substrate to a wet tank. I would suggest adding a substrate with the same grain size, if you use sand then your original substrate will eventually work it's way to the top. If you could get exactly the same substrate as you're currently using this would...
  70. Dan Crawford

    My pond

    Nice work, Chris! I bet those Israeli Koi are lovely :) do you have any photoif of the build?
  71. Dan Crawford

    Tropica premium fertiliser

    Yes it is, it just comes in a handy pump dispenser now. I have started using the plus on one day and the normal on the other and so on, with great results.
  72. Dan Crawford

    s1chris's 675l attempt at keeping plants alive!

    Hiya, do you get much algae in the tank at the minute? This kind of uncontrollable lighting is generally unforgiving. May I suggest that you have a read of this great article from Ed Seeley? Setting up a “higher” tech planted tank | UK Aquatic Plant Society It's mainly based on a high energy...
  73. Dan Crawford

    s1chris's 675l attempt at keeping plants alive!

    Hi Chris, that's quite a tank you have there! You have a couple of stumbling blocks regarding growing plants. The first is those Plecs, they are far too boisterous for traditional planting methods, ie. planting stems into the substrate so you may have to look at attaching plants to your wood...
  74. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    Thanks for the kind words folks :) No Mate they are just massive bits of black Lava, if you look closely in the top left there is an artificial rock siliconed to the braces, this is "Okiishi Rock" used here, Search Results : Aqua Essentials It's good stuff, it's currently hiding my overflow...
  75. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    Turned 30 last week, obviously going down hill already! Agreed, as you can see my tank is by the kitchen, i'm just going to fit the fan to extract the air out of the void and straight into the kitchen, i'm sure the kitchen can cope with the extra moisture.
  76. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    Good call, i'm so used to open top tanks it didn't even cross my mind!!!
  77. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    You got it mate, I don't do water changes, dry food is fed with an automatic feeder, the last thing I wanna do is get my hands wet LOL Yep, i'm thinking June :) Nice one Garuf, I'll do that. It's proper warm in there but i'll see what takes. The area in the void above the tank and below the...
  78. Dan Crawford

    My Discus Tank

    Hey folks, it's been a while since i've had much to show you, mainly because i've been busy racing and working. Well this time of year I do very little of either so I set to work getting my "in the wall" discus tank sorted. I built a stand out of 2" x 2" timber in January this year to hold a...
  79. Dan Crawford

    Avatars for you to use...

    Here are some avatars for you to use if you wish....
  80. Dan Crawford

    Resolved! Wrong username and message count 0

    Hiya, it appears as though you have two accounts, one in each name....Try logging in under your logi-cat name.
  81. Dan Crawford

    6+ dead shrimp at once....

    I'm certainly no shrimp expert but 17 sounds low to me, I wouldn't/couldn't keep fish that cold, they are tropical creatures after all. You've done your research, got the right substrate, the right rocks etc which is commendable, more than a lot of people do. Have you tested the water for...
  82. Dan Crawford

    6+ dead shrimp at once....

    hmm, temperature maybe? Small tanks are susceptible to massive temperature swings as the room temp drops.
  83. Dan Crawford

    6+ dead shrimp at once....

    Sorry to hear that Jack, too much CO2 would be my first guess...
  84. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 pics and thanks

    Hi Folks, I've just been working on some photos of the 'scapes from the show. Graeme Edwards Antoni Dimitrov Stu Worrall I just found this and thought I'd show you my finished scape after day 1...
  85. Dan Crawford

    layout for lilly pipes

    Hey guys, the glassware issue has been discussed loads of times and there's never a good answer for everyone - what works for one doesn't always work for another so personal experiences are the only way of allowing someone to make their own judgment. If you want my opinion, Cal Aqua has always...
  86. Dan Crawford

    Re-scaping my 200l tank

    Hi Paul, well that's a lot of plants and a lot of different species! You will struggle to make a cohesive layout with all those different textures and leaf shapes, i'm guilty of doing the same thing myself. The desire to grow "everything" is one that must be mastered. For instance, growing...
  87. Dan Crawford

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    I can only answer one of your questions, well, sort of. I'll have beer, I always have beer ;0) The vans loaded, bed time for me now, 5am start. See you all over the weekend!!!!
  88. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live Showcase

    Thanks folks, they're perfect!
  89. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live Showcase

    Hey folks, I know it's a bit late in the day but i'm hoping to create showcase of members' aquascapes to display at the show. If you'd like me to display your tank(s) please post a picture here, as large as possible please. Thanks folks!
  90. Dan Crawford

    IAPLC 2012 people vote does this really needed?

    Hi Folks, i've locked this thread as it is no good for anyone. If you want a fight, do so via PMs. If you want to discuss the IAPLC sensibly then start a new thread. Congratulations to all who entered the IAPLC, you should all be very proud of what you've achieved. Peas and carrots :thumbup:
  91. Dan Crawford

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    ill be there for about a week, the way things are going :lol: I've got me a few reliable helpers, if anyone else is free to help setup on Friday I'd really appreciate it.
  92. Dan Crawford

    Mail order plants

    It's a big ask but the good thing about crypts is the amount if energy stored in their roots. This allows then to last out of water for quite some time. Crypts love to melt away after the smallest of environment changes which is why some people immediately cut them down to the substrate straight...
  93. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Here are the entries: Antoni Easy the Geezer Ghostsword Graeme Edwards Ianho OddNoise Piece of Fish Stu Worrall Swee Tony Swinney
  94. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Yet to be confirmed buddy but I suspect rectangular.
  95. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Well folks, here we go. Thanks to everyone who entered. The finalists are, in alphabetical order: Antoni Easy the Geezer Ghostsword Graeme Edwards Ianho OddNoise Piece of Fish Stu Worrall Swee Tony Swinney Photos of the entries are to follow. Congratulations to you all, i'm looking...
  96. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Hey folks, entries are now closed. Ill be announcing the qualifiers tomorrow. Good luck to everyone who entered!
  97. Dan Crawford

    Riccia

    Hi there and welcome to UKAPS. By Plecoptera I presume you mean Plecostomus? If so, your Riccia on wood won't last very long as most Plecos tend to lie and graze on the wood. If he grazes on wood with superglue fixed to it then i'm sure that it will be less than ideal for the little fella so...
  98. Dan Crawford

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Hey folks, you have less than a week to enter your tank for a chance to win 300 of the Queen's finest pounds and hopefully a few cheeky beers with the UKAPS massive :thumbup:
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