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    DSLR or Bridge?

    I don't use a flash, but this is only because at the time I couldn't afford one and now I don't have a fish tank and currently I do not find it limiting my photography. It would certainly help though. Depending on how bright your fish tank lights are you could get away with it, the 350D has an...
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    DSLR or Bridge?

    Thats what I have, excellent choice for a beginner in the SLR market :thumbup:
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    Want to set up a display tank in your LFS?

    I am good friends with all the guys in my LFS anyway which I think is the most important first step lol, but I asked how often they rescape their tanks and it just happened so they were stripping a 60l tank down in a months time so I got offered the job of doing that. I think they also gained a...
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    DSLR or Bridge?

    I had a Fujifilm Finepix S5700 Bridge (£88) and it gave me good results, it was just limiting when you wanted to try something a bit different, and it can be frustrating in aquarium photography as you are limitied to ISO400 (due to noise any higher) which makes for a slow shutter speed - unless...
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    It's running as you last saw it, I'm just waiting to pass my driving test/ get a car etc before I put any money into marine! Thanks, Aaron
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    Once upon a time at the riverbank - Final update

    Re: Once upon a time at the riverbank AUGUST MEGA UPDATE love the sunset lighting, looking great as always. :thumbup:
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anorth1/4894422742/ It wasn't as hard as I thought, enjoy!
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    A bit of bad news. While I was away my heater stopped working and this has led to quite a lot of die off. The microsorum leaves have developed black spots all over them, with some leaves completley rotted and a lot of fungus across the whole tank. I picked up another heater earlier and...
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Thankyou everyone, appreciate it :thumbup:
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    Thats what I thought, the tank is immaculate and much better than a lot of others. Here is mine at 1147. I have dropped a lot of places but at the same time there was 700 more applicants and the scape wasnt as good as my last one IMO. I do like AGA though for the comments. :thumbup...
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Thanks everyone, reading comments like that just makes me want to keep the tank in good shape, This is how I started my other tank off too, this one I did plan on planting fairly heavily from the start but delays and other problems just meant I had to go along with what I had at the time. No...
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Haha thanks, I know I need to start posting more, I am so far behind on everyone's tanks by the time I have caught up I cant be bothered to post! Thanks Fred. Aaron
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Hi everyone, just a photo update, everything is running smoothly :thumbup: 16/ 05/ 2010 (day 366) Thanks, Aaron
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    thats a lot of entries! Weren't there only about 1200-1300 last year?
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    Lighting In the planted Aquarium

    Where abouts is that Andy, I can't find it? thanks, Aaron
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    Lighting In the planted Aquarium

    Yeah, i'll change it now :thumbup: Andy does, viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5072 and there is a topic on how to DIY an LED system but I cant find it at the moment,
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 6 weeks very calm, do you often have that little? I always opt for a decent ripple on mine just to make sure it is ok for the fish, it will probably be ok now because I am not running CO2 but I have just left it. Aaron.
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    'Deep Rooted' - Andyh's 35l Nano

    Tank is looking awesome :thumbup:
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    Canon 350D

    Thanks for the info :thumbup: I've been looking into getting a large aperture lens and that Canon one is perfect :thumbup: I think I'll do some test shots tomorrow, although I need to do a final clean up & photograph the tank for IAPLC :roll: lol Thankyou, Aaron
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 6 weeks Looking great Mark, I often sit and look at my tank when the water depth is lowered too :thumbup:
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    Canon 350D

    Thanks for all the responses :thumbup: It was between the Nikon D40 & 350D as I was looking at Dave's & Graeme's photostreams. I went with the Canon in the end after reading about the D40 needing AF-S lenses due a lack of motor in the body or something, so I thought it would be better to go...
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    Canon 350D

    Thanks for all the responses guys, it was Between the 350D and nikon D40. I was looking atboth Graeme's and Dave's work but after Reading something about the D40 Needing AF-S lenses i decided it would be easier to go with the canon. I have never used the histogram before and I have just gone by...
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    Canon 350D

    Hi all, it's about time I invested in a better camera, the fuji S5700 was great, but I felt it held me back in places, so I purchased a second hand 350D. It come with a 18-55mm canon lens and a spare battery for £240 and is like new, no scratches or marks :thumbup: My Uncle then gave me two...
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    Ive just ordered a Canon 350d, so i'll put it to the test :D Thanks for the reminder though, I had completley forgotten
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 2 weeks That is looking great Mark, it has filled in really well around the base of the wood which I was unsure about at the start but I kept my mouth shut because I knew you would have planned it out well :thumbup:
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' Nice to see a large tank again :thumbup:great job you have done too :)
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    I'm not sure George, I could get away with it but the flow from the filter is next to nothing and the fish seem to swim into the current so I have left it. It also has some moss growing on it and it is starting to become covered up :D it had an emmersed crypt that had become unplanted at one...
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Thankyou everyone, really appreciated. It's not that I didn't like the hairgrass, but it just died off when I switched to low tech, although there are some new shoots here and there so it is still alive. I have also turned the CO2 off completley now :D
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    Aaron's 216l journal!

    Thanks Paulo :) Here's a quick picture seeing as though you have all waited very patiently for :oops: If I was to take a 'decent' one then you may be waiting another 4 months lol. Day 321 Thanks, Aaron
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    Congratulations to Darrell (dw1305)!

    Congrats Darrell, I really enjoy reading your posts :thumbup:
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    New 500l tank project plans

    this is great to see you doing it :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    and to think that is from UKAPS alone! :thumbup:
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    The fittonia has started to release some roots in the water so I am happy that it is continuing to grow. Some of the E.Radican roots are nearly at the susbtrate too! I order some tropics capsules the other night too, however at the minute they don't look as though they need it as a new leaf is...
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    New Featured Aquascape....

    finally an update :P and a well deserved one too :thumbup:
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Thanks, it a really interesting project, and one that can be taken much slower without the risk of algae :thumbup: I have just had a look at micronanthemum umberosum, similar to bacopa in terms of looks, so i could try that depending on availability :thumbup:
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Intalled a small powerhead today to create a ripple across the surface to add some movement, withthe lighting it also gives it a nice shimmer beneath the water All the cardinals came out to feed today for the first time like normal, they must have started to get hungry lol
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    200-liter Riparium Setup for Synodontis Catfish

    Ahh cheers, I might give that a go then. The heater is set to 26C but the thermometer reads 28 C :crazy:
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    That's how I see it too, well I do take it more serious than the way you are makin I sound, but do any of the better scapers feel that by entering what you call a "poor" scape may damage your reputation as such? Because personally I don't understand why you don't want to enter. Hope you don't...
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 120cm latest scape Pro Idea with the TV, :thumbup:
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    200-liter Riparium Setup for Synodontis Catfish

    No I haven't thought anymore about it, with just gettig back to school, bacopa is still one I would very much like to use though. I've thought about growing some riccia or othe moss on the rafts bu it might be a bit dry for them becuase they don't have roots as such. Have you ever tried this?
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    200-liter Riparium Setup for Synodontis Catfish

    Hi Devin, tanks looking good, nice videos too. Can you explain how you "train" your stems o grow across the rafts please? My ludwigia stems have gone very rigid which I expected but I'm not sure how to get them to spread. Do you just trim the tops to promote side shoots? By the way the stems...
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    Product Review Nano Heater Review

    thanks for this post Tom :thumbup:
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 120cm latest scape Looking forward to the hardscape and planting. Equipment setup looks great.
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    I think the lights are great, hopefully they will last some time. The filter is a U3. Dimensions are 60 x 30 x 40(H) I'll take a look at the heaters post, thanks. This tank probably hasn't got the correct equipment as it was originally going to be for turtles and the heater was just a spare I...
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I think you were too, it didn't deserve to be that low :thumbdown:
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I enter whatever I have but likewise I doubt I'll beat my 685 last year George Farmer Nick16 Tonser Samc Stuworrall SteveUK aaronnorth
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    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    Every tank is always nice, but I am always look forward to your next attempt :D
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Thanks, yeah the stems are a bit fat, I'll dnalrge them tommorow to make sure they aren't beig crushed. I need to get some root tabs still but for now I keep adding some KNO3 and KH2PO4 to the water column. I worked it out to dose 1/2 EI at a weekly rate. Then I shall add the root tabs to all...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    I have introduced 6 cardinal tetras. I thought about glowlights but they aretoo similar colour to the rocks and sand. The cardinals also show up well with the lighting setup. Strangely there was no pond plants at all, maybe it's out of season or something but they have a massive section for...
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    Nicks 4x2x2

    I've never thought about using those LEDs in the cabinet, it's a good idea
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    I have just done a water change to remove the surface scum and to top the tank back up aswell. The largest anubias has now been moved to my big tank, I am left with 2 smaller species left and the E.Radicans which is doing great. The anubias is still holding up too, I have 1/3rd of the top...
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    All Japan Show Winners

    the "Shusui" on the last link is beautiful :jawdrop
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    it's already to big now :lol: I am considering moving it to my 216l, then splitting some smaller rhizomes off it to keep it trimmed down in this tank :thumbup: Thanks guys, Aaron
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Sorry for the lack of pictures, but with only one light is was hard to get any, but my replacement came today :thumbup: the anubias motherplant, which probably has approx 4" rhizome! E.Radicans & anubias FTS, which is pretty hard to do trying to get the correct exposure on the top/ bottom...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Thankyou
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    Riparium - Alternative equipment.

    My idea was to get the plastic pots plants come in and then the auction cups with kooks on. Make sure you get some food quality suction cups though, or another idea is " bean pods" I think they were called. They were mentioned on here.
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Hi I recieved my motherplants from planted box tonight which are fantastic! I need to pick up some gravel to plant them but for now I have just put them in the planters and they are holding fine, the anubias have been wedged in the floating rafts. Some of the leaves are drying up and drooping...
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    Macro/micro dosing

    It isn't necassary, as I dose my macros/ micros on the same day. But as James says it is just to minimize the chances of the iron & phosphate reacting. Doesnt affect plant health in any way.
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    100litre planted tank

    looks good to me :thumbup: Look forward to seeing the plants grow in :thumbup:
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    2x18W 29cm & 3x14W 60cm Luminaires

    I use this one, which also has 2 switches :thumbup: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Overhanging-Aquar ... 518dfe57fe
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    stumpy woods.

    The colours are always so vivid :thumbup: Especially on the moss covered tree trunk :thumbup:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l apparanetly, there is a disease that can affect anubias like you are describing. Cut the rotten growth off to stop it spreading further fown the rhizome.
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    Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

    Re: Saintly's "purple rain' ? I wasnt oo keen on the weekly water changes, once I start I am fine, but starting is the problem :roll: ON a smaller tank though, I agree, I like the hard work that comes with it :thumbup:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l The way I am going on mine at the minute is do a water change when I see algae growth, or 2months. whichever comes first. On a smaller tank, you might want to look at monthly but I dont think it will make much difference.
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    Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

    Re: Saintly's "purple rain' ? good isn't it :thumbup: I haven't done a water change since the week before christmas :thumbup:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l Two? brilliant tanks in a row now, your getting good at this :thumbup:
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    Buying good aquality plants in UK

    I would reccomend Aquafleur plants. They are half the price of tropica and just as good, if not better :thumbup: thanks, Aaron
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Thankyou both, that seems like the most sensible option :)
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    I recieved the equipment today, thanks :thumbup: The quality on these are amazing :thumbup: I'll get some pics later. When you are designing a riparium, do you position the planters and form a structure for the layout, or do you buy the plants, plant them, then position them where you think...
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    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Seven years of 'scaping - updated Feb '10 "60cm - White cloud mountain" is just perfect in my eyes. Cant say I dont like anything about it :thumbup:
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    What/who are you listening too?

    :lol: Owl city - Fireflies
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    I am going to try bacopa :thumbup: I like the look of that.
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    ok, i just dose some of my EI solution in every so often then, along with root tabs in the echinodorus, :thumbup:
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    PFK Website Compromised

    same, glad its back though, i also prefer the new layout.
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    cheers Devin, I actually swapped the ozelot for Radicans last night after recieving a new motherplant list! The anubias I have 2, I'll have one submersed and one emmersed, see how they both fare :thumbup: Apart from the capsules. do you ever spray the plants with a misting of EI solution or...
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    oh, ok cheers :thumbup:
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    Nicks 4x2x2

    looks great so far :thumbup:
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    CBRO's First attempt at a planted tank.

    very nice tank, scaping must be in the family :D
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    FX5 or 2080 pro?

    you can just use a powerhead to bring the 10x turnover up. I use a Tetratec EX1200 (1200l/ph) & a 2300l/ph koralia on my 216l. Much cheaper option.
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    New Camera

    I agree with Neil, if you have the fish swimming into space it looks better, :thumbup:
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    There arent really many small echinodorus sp, but out of the motherplants list I recieved I would probably choose these: Anubias barteri nana, Echinodorus Ozelot "green" & Echinodorus Rose. For the rest of the plants I will probably keep going down to LFS every week when the plant order comes in...
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    so whats the router advertising then? thanks, Aaron
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    why we are on this subject, does anybody know if a 2x bandwith router splits whatever bandwith you are getting in two (such as 256kb to each one) or would you get 512kb from each one? http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/store ... ms=0623384 because if someone is on the xbox, and someone online...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    My lights come from HK today, and I am pleased with them :) Shouldnt be much longer before I get some plants in Thanks, Aaron
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    I use Sky too :thumbdown: Doesnt make a difference who we have though,
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    yeah, we are on unlimited, 20Mb download speed too, but it is just where we live. The people that live closest to the exchange get 2Mb, we are furthest away from it, without being classed as out of Worksop :thumbdown: About 3mile, not sure if that is a lot for a cable to run etc, not to...
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    Is this broadband speed slow?

    I have the same problem. max 512kb in my area :cry: :thumbdown:
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    James is going to email me the plant list and I may get some motherplants as I can buy them singularly. 6 pots of each is a bit much for this style. :thumbup: The emmersed production is also something that attracts me with AF (for once!) Thanks for the acclimatising tips, never thought about...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    Thanks Devin, I have no plants yet because my lighting is stuck in HK. I am also running my filter alongside my other in my big tank to get it cycled, so I am not to fussed ATM. Thanks for the plants list, i presume any pond plants will be fine to use if I just go down and take a look at what...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    yes they are very bright! Anubias, Echinodorus, and maybe Bacopa. Some other species too but I have to see whats available etc. Thanks, that was my biggest problem too, the style I have opted for above is the easiest way to go with them, so for anyone how does differently they are very...
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    cheers :thumbup: lol, it does. I had to remove the braces on it and that scared me a lot! 60 x 30 x 40(H) There is no reason why you cant have a frog & riparium, you would just need to make sure a rock provides some dry land, (unless that makes it a vivarium :crazy: ) thanks, Aaron
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    how many cardinal tetras

    because there is a slight difference, you are using rounded numbers, to be precise, 1ft isnt exactly 30cm, it is 30.48 cm = (120 x 60 x 60) / 1000 = 432l feet (but convereted to cm) = (121.92 x 60.96 x 60.96) /1000 = 453l You wouldnt think it would make that much difference though!
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    Fert Dosing.

    :text-welcomewave: they probably isnt enough nutrients being dosed to support the extra growth of larger leaves. You can try raising the frequency of the dose, and/ or the volume. Thanks, Aaron
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    Potted plants

    yep, it just doesnt do them that good if they are left in there for life.
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    New Beginnings (Aaron's Riparium)

    It was hard to scape this, bearing in mind it will only be half full and the petrified wood is pretty flat, not the best option for a first time iwagumi style. lighting will be 2 x 11w PCT5 Fluval U3 internal (I can see me swapping this for external pretty quickly :roll: ) Thanks for...
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    WANTED - 100gallon Water Storage Tank

    couple of water butts?
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    Bio Chem Zorb in planted tank

    carbon only removes small amounts of nutrients, so you will be safe to use it :thumbup:
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    Blue Moonlight LED

    Well we'll see how it goes for me :thumbup:
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    EI DOSING USING DRY SALTS

    3/6 cancels down to 1/2tsp 1/16 - the easiest way i can explain it is this> 1 => 1/2 => 1/4 => 1/8 => 1/16 so you just half the spoonn every time. small numbers, yes, but you can buy measuring spoons: http://www.fluidsensoronline.com/zen/in ... cts_id=230 My dosage is 6tsp per month (but...
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