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  1. Stu72

    Starting again with a Nano - Day 28

    Hi, yes it does, patience is needed as it’s a slow starter but worth the wait. Keep doing big water changes and use the Tropica App, it’s brilliant. It worked for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Starting again with a Nano - Day 28

    Hi thanks, so here it is after 8 months, I’ve just let nature take over and watch it evolve. I would love to create another but we don’t have the room. Hygrophila pinnatifida grows like mad so always cutting lots away to make space. If you need any advice for your setup just let me know...
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    Starting out again with a Nano - Day 70

    So here it is fully grown and full of life. No real algae issues just struggling to keep everything growing and smothering the hardscape. Any thoughts on changing things around for the next re-scape next year!
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    Starting again with a Nano - Day 28

    Thanks yes high risk I know but using paper at the back does the trick reduces algae. Working well so far [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Starting again with a Nano - Day 28

    Just thought I’d share some pics this morning with no lights but backlight from the sun. All plants going crazy now with Eleocharis Mini runners visible in substrate. Anamos and cherries doing their thing on the algae. I’ve been following the Tropica schedule and this is proving a winner by...
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    Starting up again with a Nano day 7

    Day 7: 50% water change check filter, remove dead grass and leaves, using a kebab stick push grass runners into substrate. Looking really good now with obvious signs of growth. Deep roots showing in substrate all around the tank. Added Fertilizer, Tropica Specialised Nutrition, Easy Carbo but...
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    Starting up again with a Nano

    Day 4: Amano clean up crew added. Love these guys!
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    Starting up again with a Nano

    Thanks Dean, so I’ve just added Amano shrimp to clear up bits and start on first signs of algae. Plan is to have a few Clown Killifish once every thing takes off. I’ll take some progress shots as we go along. When are you starting your Nano?
  9. Stu72

    Starting up again with a Nano

    So after a 4 year break I just had to get back into the best hobby in the world. So having found a small space I’ve opted for a small 16ltr Oliver Knott Flexi Mini Nano. The glass tank is super quality and crystal clear and the LED light is stunning. Attached are some images from the last 3...
  10. Stu72

    Hygrophila Pinnatifida

    Hi everyone, does anyone have any 'Hygrophila Pinnatifida' going spare? Would love some as I've now changed my layout and having trouble getting a good quality specimen? :thumbup:
  11. Stu72

    My greenscape updated

    Thanks for your comments. Neon tetras, Galaxy Rasbora, Asian Rummy nose Females. These pics were taken 19 months ago. Not long after these images were taken the tank cracked and fell apart! So I had to save what I could and create new layout which is even better and I will post new images very...
  12. Stu72

    TMC GroBeam 1000 for 60ltr Tank

    Thanks for the info and link Viktorlantos, some good advice. My tank is 24'' witdth, 12"depth, 15" Height. I did think of the TMC Grobeam 500, double lights. ight give a better all over light? Amazing images of Green Aqua showroom - whats your secret on the massive 'Cuba' Tank?
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    TMC GroBeam 1000 for 60ltr Tank

    OK, I'm liking the look of these. Currently have 2 T5's in a Hagen Glo T5HO system, but considering upgrading to LED for power and style. Anyone got one of these and growing plants well? Should I bother? :crazy:
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    Advice for external heated filter....

    Thanks for the info guys. Think I will opt for Rena SmartHeater 150w with AQUAEL MINIKANI smart canister, purly because the Aquael UV internal filter has been amazing quality and value for money. Will post and let you know how I get on.
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    Advice for external heated filter....

    Hi all. I'm looking to upgrade to an external filter for my 60ltr set-up. Idealy with built-in heater. Not sure if you can get one for a tank this size??? Any ideas/thoughts would be most grateful. Stu :thumbup:
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    Anyone ever used Professional water guardian by Interpet....

    To create a sofwater environment in their aquariam? If so how does this work? Stu :thumbup:
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    Electric Blue Rams

    Thanks for the info. I will give them ago!
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    Electric Blue Rams

    Anyone know where I can get a pair of Electric Blue Rams for a good price in Swindon/Gloucetershire area? :D
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    CO2 gas cylinders swindon/cheltenham? Almost there!!!!

    Wow really. Thats well kind. Where do you live?
  20. Stu72

    CO2 gas cylinders swindon/cheltenham? Almost there!!!!

    Have got a regulator and solenoid to fit a 2kg fire extinguisher from markp35's advice from 'lunapet Germany' but scared to have a go at this so any info on where would be a top place to get standard cylinder at cheap price would be most grateful :thumbup:
  21. Stu72

    Ian's Lounge Tank (no name)

    Hi Ian, any new pics yet? Stu :thumbup:
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    Ian's Lounge Tank (no name)

    Great shape tank. Can't wait to see everything take off. I have the same rock, looks so good. Fully recommend using Easylife ferts. I'm adding 'easy-Ferro 1ml daily for the cuba, and this has made a big difference in growth. Looks great! Stu
  23. Stu72

    80cm - Far East Youth (incomplete)

    Amazing detail. The mix of colours in the substrate go so well with the the fish and the grass and line detail in the Botias make a striking contrast! Nice one Stu
  24. Stu72

    My greenscape updated

    Thanks everyone. HC is growing very well with DIY. I am going to go pressurised though when funds are available, the reason is I would like more control and do away with the constant mulm build up on the diffuser. I've included new pics plus an update on the ferts. Having included Glossostigma...
  25. Stu72

    Sand for Hemianthus callitrichoides 'cuba'?

    Has anyone grown Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba' successfully in 'Oliver Knott Nature soil Normal 4-5mm - or would sand help bedding this in? Cheershttp://ukaps.org/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=3#
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    My greenscape updated

    At last my complete aquascape. A semi high tech tank on a budget. 2 X 24wt T5 lights: [img]http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd498/aquastu/aquascape/Aquascape%20April%202011/IMG_2209.jpg Plants: Tropica 'Eleocharis parvula' Tropica 'Hemianthus callitrichoides cuba' Blyxa Japonica...
  27. Stu72

    Eleocharis parvula

    Hi, just need some advice on growing Eleocharis parvula, I'm using this as the main foreground feature to my set-up. Tank size is 24 X 15 x 12. Lighting: Hagen T5HO double overhead unit on 8 hrs a day, Internal Filter: Aquael Internal UV 500, Substrate Oliver Knott nature soil (small black) (...
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