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  1. Derek Tweedie

    Breeders and Keepers Vol.1

    Yup ordered mine yesterday looking forward to reading it. Might get a plastic cover so I don't drool on it too much
  2. Derek Tweedie

    Breeders and Keepers Vol.1

    I saw this earlier but multi tasking on my phone failed. Anybody know where abouts in the UK Dane is based?
  3. Derek Tweedie

    Breeders and Keepers Vol.1

    Pass on who it is they must have quality stuff though.
  4. Derek Tweedie

    Breeders and Keepers Vol.1

    Thanks Shrimpy, Chris Lukhaup is also doing another magazine called Freshwater Shrimps gone wild which will be released at the end of the year. I would have thought that some of our shrimp sponsors would have sold this magazine. Thanks for the update really looking forward to seeing this whens...
  5. Derek Tweedie

    Breeders and Keepers Vol.1

    Hi guys does anyone know where I can get this magazine in English. Been hunting around but details are scarce at the moment. Thanks guys
  6. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Hi folks just a little update I have taken out the Rotala and added more crypts what do you guys think?
  7. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Thanks Ceg I will trim it when the lights come on, as you can see it is getting a bit messy
  8. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    While I was adding the background to the tank I noticed the Pogostemon erectus's root system which is massive, then at closer inspection I noticed that its also growing on top of the sand creeping down to the middle. Would trimming the roots cause much damage to the plant if they get to far to...
  9. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    So I better update been ages. Since my last update we have moved house and it needed some work done to it so the tank was neglected for a week or so. But here goes, since I wasn't doing regular maintenance I got some BBA but I started dosing 30ML of Glut which killed it right of.I added 12...
  10. Derek Tweedie

    Tom's Bucket O' Mud - The End

    Thats a cracking video, love the Asian rummy noses. I know someone who bred BBG all I know is it wasn't easy.
  11. Derek Tweedie

    Barbs

    What about these Barbus Gelius? Nice little barb
  12. Derek Tweedie

    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    Just add a heater and a few Hydors and an air pump then you have a hot tub for the kids.
  13. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Thanks Paulo I might push the boat out to 5ml. I will keep an eye on the shrimps to make sure it doesn't harm them.
  14. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    I've started dosing Glutaraldehyde, following Alastairs dose 1ml per 10 gal and on water change day dose 5ml per 10 gal rule. Tank is 19.79 UKG so will be dosing 2ml, would it be dangerous to dose 2.5ml
  15. Derek Tweedie

    My 5 Foot Journal

    That's a big sword on the right. Love the progress shots tank is looking lushly planted. Shows us what can be achieved with patience.
  16. Derek Tweedie

    ADA Mini L Reskape the Tree

    Thats looking good,cant wait to see it filled.
  17. Derek Tweedie

    Glutaraldehyde!

    Got my Glut yesterday,mixing it today. Got Hazmat on speed dial just in case. I got the 50% solution too.
  18. Derek Tweedie

    George's TMC Signature

    Nice little fish, I have something similar Axelrodia riisei they have a nice schooling behaviour. One fish I would suggest is the Jelly Bean tetra. I had these many years ago and been wanting the ever since for my planted tank. I would recommend them if you can get them.
  19. Derek Tweedie

    greenmachine

    I just ordered plants for the first time from them and I have to say that they are good quality. I got nine crypts from my pot, I think it an expense you may need to take to get good quality plants.
  20. Derek Tweedie

    George's TMC Signature

    Have you had any thoughts to fauna yet George? That plant in the back right is really nice looking, mind you the whole tank is looking good.
  21. Derek Tweedie

    Wahoo!!!

    Stuff from Germany is cheaper. I saw a hard to get species in my LFS it was quite dear. I showed the member of staff the species on a German shops website and it was cheaper for me to get two shipped from Germany. I think the UK retail market may need to catch up.
  22. Derek Tweedie

    A 'little' box of chocolates, licorice n allsorts - baby chocco fry

    That's gonna some size of a tank. Looking forward to this.
  23. Derek Tweedie

    Documentary

    Thanks for the link will give this a watch.
  24. Derek Tweedie

    Toxotes shrimp pictures

    You forgot the Partridge in a pear tree.
  25. Derek Tweedie

    Toxotes shrimp pictures

    Are the ones in the second pic Taiwan Bees?
  26. Derek Tweedie

    Advice on photo/ video software for DSLR please?

    I use PhotoShop it can be expensive but if you know any students you could use there discount. There are a few free editing programs bug I have tried any, but I have heard that Gimp is a good one.
  27. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Just an update people I downloaded the Tropica app on my wifes iPad anybody used it? I have found it quite good sorta gives you a to do list. I have found that it is helped me in these early stages and would recommend it to any less experienced members like myself. I'm still waiting on the...
  28. Derek Tweedie

    More Journals? discuss.....

    i love reading the journals, I have learned a lot from the members here them being our big guns or the less experienced. Learned what to do and what not to do. I have kept fish for about 20 years and kept many species but not much in the way of plants and until Joined here I thought the only...
  29. Derek Tweedie

    Moonlights

    Is this gonna be in Edinburgh John?
  30. Derek Tweedie

    White Cloud Minnows for a nano ?

    The Elassoma evergladei are a coldwater species so I think the tap water should be fine,they like it about 20°C. I kept them years ago and they are such a cracking little fish. They can be a bit tricky to feed but if you get a micro worm or grindal worm culture they should alright.
  31. Derek Tweedie

    White Cloud Minnows for a nano ?

    ^ +1 what Tom said WCM are a very active fish and would need more room to swim back and forth.
  32. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Thanks again Iain that is a definite cheaper option. I think I will give this a bash but will only dose 2ml due to the shrimps in the tank.
  33. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Cheers Iain will look into the most cost effective LC think it would have to be a fairly large bottle to last a while
  34. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    I have removed The air pump completely now. Need advice on a CO2 system I don't have the cash at the moment to go for a pressurized system are there any others on the market which are fairly good? Thanks again guys.
  35. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Thanks Ceg. That's just an air pump I had some surface scum so I used it for disturbance. I see your point with the spray bar which is no great deal to shift, water change day tomorrow so I can shift it then. I currently don't have a dosing regime was thinking about trying EI. Also was gonna...
  36. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Got my plants yesterday with no complications. The Vallis tiger wasn't in stock so they added nana instead. Got a few shots for you guys. The Rotala has had a couple of trims trying to get it bushy. I think a lot of these plants were grown emersed. The Crypt and Hydrocotyle looked a bit...
  37. Derek Tweedie

    George's TMC Signature

    Hi George great read so far 13 pages and still a dry tank, gonna be a long journal. I take the yoghurt method can only be used on a dry start? I suppose it beats tying the stuff down with thread or fishing line.
  38. Derek Tweedie

    Shrimp Rack build.....

    That's gutting. Have you though about this UNIPAC BLACK GREY SILVER AQUARIUM FISH TANK SAND 25KG DECORATION TROPICAL GRAVEL | eBay
  39. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Been a while since I posted here, Due to lack of funds I have had to wait to get my plants,which should be here in the next couple days :). I emailed APS about the missing parts and they sent me out some without complaint. I have had the tank running for a while now and put some plants in to...
  40. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    A little bit of shifting again last night Might swap the two stones on the left what do you guys think?
  41. Derek Tweedie

    Where to buy in Scotland.

    Hi guys here is link to Hughs new place. Riverscape Aquarium . Think we are all screwed now for decent fish, but Discovery in Dundee had some nice stuff last time I visited but I was put off by the duck weed in the tanks. I used to be a member there and its a excellent club! lots of keepers...
  42. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    I have its on the first post,but I forgot to add Blyxa. I have moved some of the stuff around and raised the back right corner up. Will put up a pic once the dust settles.
  43. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    The top of the cabinet doesn't have a base just a lip for the tank to sit in. So I put it in before I placed the tank on it.
  44. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    There is a support in the middle for the doors to shut to. I guess I will find out in a few months time how easy it is to clean. Fingers crossed it shouldn't be to hard.
  45. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Thanks DTL I will get onto them about those brackects. I have found that the customer service which I have received from them has been absolutely excellent. I have some totals in another tank which I can put in the tank at the moment.
  46. Derek Tweedie

    APS 90 litre

    Hi guys Thought I would start a new journal since I got a nice tank for Christmas. The tank is an All Pond Solutions 90 litre. Note to people looking at getting one of these put the filter in the cabinet before you place the tank as it doesn't fit through two doors,luckily the tank was empty...
  47. Derek Tweedie

    Wandering Shrimp

    Lol I have had this happen to me before. I found one of my Amanos at the front door which was down a set of stairs. I think it must have been about the equivalent of about a mile in shrimp size. My giant African filter shrimp is prone to climbing the pipes and wires in the tank and have also...
  48. Derek Tweedie

    Too strong?

    Hi folks i'm due to get my new tank shortly which is this Open Top Cabinet Fish Tank Aquarium - 77 Litres - 60cm 2ft - Three Colours - All Pond Solutions It comes with a 1000 lph filter, I have the APS 2000 lph filter and im wondering if this would be too strong for the tank? The substrate...
  49. Derek Tweedie

    Hi LD I've just changed my profile pic via PhotoShop and made it a GIF for transparency but the...

    Hi LD I've just changed my profile pic via PhotoShop and made it a GIF for transparency but the forum doesn't support it,is this something that will be getting looked at in the future? As I understand its still early days in the forum.
  50. Derek Tweedie

    Getting my new tank the morn :)

    Getting my new tank the morn :)
  51. Derek Tweedie

    Avatars for you to use...

    I like the Cory on the black back ground, nice shot.
  52. Derek Tweedie

    Mixing of shrimp.

    Thanks LD. I think I'll give them a miss after reading that. Think the risk out ways the cost.
  53. Derek Tweedie

    Mixing of shrimp.

    Hi looking to get two species of shrimp for my tank. They won't interbreed as they are not related. The first is caridina and the second is Macrobrachium kulsiense. These are one of the smaller clawed shrimp so im wondering if these guys would predate the caridina? Any thoughts guys?
  54. Derek Tweedie

    Carpet Question

    Hi guys I got a couple of pots of HC from my local GC. Its tropica stuff so am right to believe that it has been grown emersed? The reason I ask this is that I have experienced some melt but there are new shoots is this normal? It is growing though. I dose 5ml LC daily but no CO2. The tank is...
  55. Derek Tweedie

    Carpet Question

    Thanks guys.
  56. Derek Tweedie

    Carpet Question

    Hi guys got a question about a carpet that I would like to attempt to grow. Looking for a sturdy plant that will carpet. The reason im asking is I have African Filter Shrimp who is quite cumbersome when walking and I think that he would rip up the likes of HC. Has anyone got any tips or suggestions?
  57. Derek Tweedie

    3 Nano 'heterogeneous' Triptych - The end.

    The carbonated water has got me interested in trying it. But got a question about. Does it get put in while its fizzy or do you wait for it to go flat? Sorry for the if this sounds noobish just want to check to make sure I do it properly.
  58. Derek Tweedie

    ..... A little teaser!

    Yeah that's what I meant. :lol:
  59. Derek Tweedie

    ..... A little teaser!

    I have the 2000lph model. I found that the uplift was quite loud and wasn't a fan of the surface skimmer, what I did removed it and shoved the uplift into the hose which eliminated the noise. I think they are good filters but the plastic connections are quite cheap think that was causing the noise.
  60. Derek Tweedie

    Name of the fish

    Not 100% but it could be Hyphessobrycon roseus
  61. Derek Tweedie

    Where to buy in Scotland.

    Now there is nowhere in Scotland worth a mention to get decent fish/plants! I know Hugh has bought a property for his business in Canada but I don't think its up and running yet.
  62. Derek Tweedie

    Product Review AllPondSolutions 600-HO Hang on Filter Review

    I have one running on my tank and I have to its got quite a rattle, it comes and goes though. Great filter otherwise.
  63. Derek Tweedie

    giant tank for killis

    I love killis I've had many species over the years. Since your tank is quite large and killis are generally quite small have you thought about adding a larger species like Fundulopanchax sjoestedti?
  64. Derek Tweedie

    looking for snails.

    Hi guys im looking for a algae eating snail which can reproduce in freshwater. I had Nerite snails which eventually got munched by my assassin snail. They did a great job but left eggs everywhere. So you can see why I would like ones which hatch in freshwater so I can re-home the young
  65. Derek Tweedie

    Where can i get Erythromycin phosphate

    Hi guys got a bout of BGA in a tank a wondering where I can get Erythromycin phosphate or something similar to treat it. The tank is a 6x2x2.
  66. Derek Tweedie

    70 Gal Manzigumi take 2

    That's a great looking layout. I like the idea of one plant species.
  67. Derek Tweedie

    My living room tank

    I know it belongs to my wife so im gonna try and talk her round to re-homing it. I will put some shots up soon. I'm looking to add more corries of the same species and something else I was thinking about diamond tetras what do you guys think?
  68. Derek Tweedie

    My living room tank

    Here's a wee video of my tank in the living room. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccA-qFvN5A&context=C41a08a9ADvjVQa1PpcFMBL0FgsI13OIZUvwYMCjNBuIR6XRC4N2E= The tank contains 6 Geophagus Suirinamensis,4 Cory Suirinamensis,2 Cory Arcuatus, 24 Penguin Tetras, 1 Dull Eyed Panaque, 3 Cherry Barbs(...
  69. Derek Tweedie

    Some of my favourite fish photos

    I'll see what I can do.
  70. Derek Tweedie

    Filteration for Altum tank

    I haven't yet. It was a tight squeeze getting the thing in the cabinet,think I may have to cut a hole in the base. I am also thinking of reducing the length of the spray bar and putting it along the width of the tank.
  71. Derek Tweedie

    Some of my favourite fish photos

    They are cracking shots! My favourite shot has to be the penguin tetra. I just got a shoal of 25 and what a fish. The schooling behaviour is unbelievable special when one of my geophagus is near.
  72. Derek Tweedie

    Filteration for Altum tank

    I just got myself an all ponds solutions 2000 efx with UV. A big filter but you can't beat the price tag. I have it running on my 3 ft tank.
  73. Derek Tweedie

    Breeding Ottos

    Hi I noticed today that one of my female Ottos is full of eggs. I have five Ottos in total within the tank. I have read various articles on the web about breeding them but info is quite thin. I just thought I would ask on here if any of you guys have had success breeding them as most of us keep...
  74. Derek Tweedie

    Lets start at the beginning...

    Last time I was at outsideinside they had a shoal of 10+ corydoras robinae swimming together mid water, it looked stunning!
  75. Derek Tweedie

    Lets start at the beginning...

    That hardscape looks really good be interesting to see this tank transform. What kind of corydoras will you be putting in there?
  76. Derek Tweedie

    Is this normal?

    Just a quick update guys. I showed the pic at my lfs and they were very helpful and it is indeed a flower/fruit. I have observed over the past few days and it seems that it has released 6 or so tiny plants into the water. Since then it has withered and I have removed it from the tank.
  77. Derek Tweedie

    Is this normal?

    Sorry I may have been a bit vague with this. In the picture above the crypt has a flower on it. I am just wondering if I should keep it or cut it off.
  78. Derek Tweedie

    Xbox Live

    I'm on live @ xXxMR 360xXx mostly play Forza though but feel free to add me.
  79. Derek Tweedie

    Is this normal?

    Hey guys just noticed this on my Crypt and just wondering if this is normal? The crypt species is Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Tropica’. Any help would be great.
  80. Derek Tweedie

    Were to get Mudskippers?

    Have you tried aquarists classified? You may need to pay shipping though.
  81. Derek Tweedie

    Shrimp like Database.

    Looking good. What about a guide about hybridization? Some people don't know which shrimp are ok to mix together without them crossing.
  82. Derek Tweedie

    Keeping assassin snails with other snails?

    I have kept them with Nerites before. They got on well for a while the Nerite fell and landed on its back then the assassin snail saw this as lunch. I would be careful if your gonna house them together.
  83. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Moss?

    I am currently growing Christmas moss emersed. I just spray with normal water and it grows just fine,check my link.
  84. Derek Tweedie

    Please Identify this Cory

    If it has a short snout its Gossei if it has a long snout its suessi (forgive my spelling). They are one of my favourite Cory sp.
  85. Derek Tweedie

    Please Identify this Cory

    Looks like a washed out gossei. They look fairly similar to bronze but they have those markings on the tail.
  86. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Tank 2 new pics

    Hey guys been away for a while so I thought I would add a few new photos for you guys. The Hydrocoytle has went a bit mad but all seems to be growing good.
  87. Derek Tweedie

    Hyrdrocoytle

    I have a question about Hydrocoytle Verticulata. Can i cut it and plant each individual plant/stem like you can with Glosso?
  88. Derek Tweedie

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Very nice shrimps. I have a soft spot for the various tiger varieties on offer. I like the blue pearls too how are they to keep and breed?
  89. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Tank 2 new pics

    Thanks guys the moss is going well apart from the sticky up bit of the wood, it has turned brown but there is some small green bits left. I think that they must be near the clumps at the bottom and getting moisture that way. Have to say that im pleased with this,its my first time at trying...
  90. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Tank 2 new pics

    Re: Emersed Tank moss question Got a couple of new pics for you guys. things seem to be growing well. Took the lid off to show the Hydrocotyle growth. All comments tips welcome.
  91. Derek Tweedie

    Anybody Used This?

    I was looking at the first one a while back as I'm going pressurized in the new year. But if its a bit cheap I might go for the second one.
  92. Derek Tweedie

    Breeding Cherry Shrimp

    Depends on the size of the female. But I think normally between 10 to 30. They are very prolific and will soon take over.
  93. Derek Tweedie

    Breeding Cherry Shrimp

    The rummy noses might,but it depends what hiding places you have in the tank for the shrimps mosses,caves etc. Cherries are a good introduction to shrimps they are fairly undemanding( 1st species I kept). The shell in the tank was probably a female. Once a female who has eggs in her and is...
  94. Derek Tweedie

    Is there such a plant?

    Hi guys, Getting a new tank soon and I'm going for a South American setup. I have a rough idea of what plants I want to put in. But I have a large piece of wood which I'm going to use but I don't know if there is a plant that I can grow attached to wood. As always help would be great.
  95. Derek Tweedie

    FE refill: How much?!

    This guy fills them up he quoted me a tenner or a full second hand one for £25. He is a bit away from Falkirk but I think he delivers R.S fire protection 51, Kemp's End Tranent EH33 2GZ 01875 616674
  96. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Tank 2 new pics

    Re: Emersed Tank moss question Cheers for the tips guys gonna look out a spray bottle.
  97. Derek Tweedie

    Emersed Tank 2 new pics

    Re: Emersed Tank new pics As you can see in my last post I have added a bit wood with some Xmas moss on it. Since then I have added a lot more to it and tied it to the wood. But the question I have is how do I keep it from drying out? Currently I dip it in the tank every second day to keep it...
  98. Derek Tweedie

    Plantsalive.co.uk quality?? inconclusive conslusion.

    Re: Plantsalive.co.uk quality?? Japonica arrived..... They look good. In my previous post I mentioned a plant that dead on arrival that was the aubertii. But they were ok with replacing it.
  99. Derek Tweedie

    Overdue Re-scape(Got some new plants.)

    Was at outsideinside at the weekend and picked up some new plants for myself. Cryptocoryne x willisii Lilaeopsis mauritiana Cryptocoryne wendtii "tropica" also in front of that is a Nymphaea rubra I ripped out all of the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis and put it in my emersed setup.
  100. Derek Tweedie

    "Dutch something or the other" 120 Gal

    I like that look, I think it will great after a few weeks growth.
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