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  1. cozmoz

    Outdoor plant identification (Anubias?)

    Just read it grows to 25cm so I might put some in a small pond outside rather than an aquarium.
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    Outdoor plant identification (Anubias?)

    Thanks Darrel, I know it from it’s common name. I noticed in the other thread that it can be placed in ponds. Does it do well in aquarium conditions? If so should it be placed in the substrate, sat on it or attached to wood/rock?
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    Outdoor plant identification (Anubias?)

    Hi, I found this plant growing in my girlfriends parents garden and was wondering if it was Anubias? No idea how it got although they leave near a few waterways. The leaves seemed very familiar to me. Thanks.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    The same thing happened with my tank when I had to tear it down while moving home. It was like pulling up weeds. Sounds like a lovely fish btw.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    To be honest, I’m surprised a Pleco didn’t kill them off by whacking into the rhizomes.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Thanks. I was thinking that would be the case. Hopefully it should be okay to remove them in a month or two. Being two inch fish they hopefully won’t be able to move too many of them.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    I did the 100% water change yesterday and put stones from my garden round the crypts. Should this suffice?
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Wouldn’t that work with the crypts?
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    I was thinking of giving it a go. See how things go with the Anubias, Crytps and floating plants first. Might add them when I get the larger aquarium either way.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Possibly, I am also adding Anubias so I’ll only keep that if this is the case.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Yes, it is converting in 24hrs.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Okay, I’ll start dosing the water column, stop adding Ammonium and add floating plants. Correct, I can’t delay the fish, getting more time off work for collection would be difficult right now. Being 2” fish I am hoping they will leave the plants alone. Regarding further oxygenation what would...
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Please note I am currently adding 50 drops of Ammonium Chloride to the tank per day at the moment.
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    The tank has been set up for 6 weeks now. The plants have been in there for about 3 weeks. I have been cycling the tank using Amonium Chloride and added Dr Tim’s One And Only Nitrifying Bacteria when I started cycling. I am successfully having Ammonia convert to Nitrite and Nitrite convert to...
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    Is this algae on my crypts or nutrient deficiency?

    Hi aquarists, Can anyone tell me if this is algae on my crypts or a nutrient deficiency? I am currently doing a fishless cycle and am not adding ferts to the water column. I will be adding lots of peacock cichlids on Thursday so I am hoping to get away with not dowsing ferts. Just wondering...
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    new setup, from #2 to... just plants

    Lovely looking plants and tank. I personally feel it would benefit from some hardscaping. Hope your enjoying your aquarium.
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    Pop- up Nightmare!

    I don't think Ad-Block is a necessary step for this site as the ads are not intrusive.
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    Pop- up Nightmare!

    Press Print Screen on your keyboard, open Paint, click Paste and save the file. Once you have done that you would post the picture on here like you normally would :).
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    Pop- up Nightmare!

    Can you post a screenshot?
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    plantsalive

    Don't worry Glenn, I use a tablet. Also I read it with commas :-).
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    plantsalive

    Ive bought from them before, you get a nice varied selection but some of the plants could be in better condition. Well packaged though.
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    Microsorium pteropus narrow growth rate

    Looks like it should still get relatively long leaves, just more similar to the regular kind then the rest.
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    Microsorium pteropus narrow growth rate

    I have edited my post, are they showing now? Can you please post pics of yours, I would like to see what I should be expecting :).
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    Microsorium pteropus narrow growth rate

    Hi guys, I bought some Microsorium pteropus narrow near the end of May and am wondering how long it will take to grow out or if I have bought a short variety by accident. Sorry for the silly question. Please find pics below: What I'm hoping it grows into...
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    Our very first tank - the Fluval Edge 46 litre!

    You can buy siphon with pumps on them to prevent that yourself from sucking up the water.
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Hi guy's I thought I would do a tank update now that things are looking more healthy, I bought a Hydor Koralia Nano 1600 as posted above, am now only using the two 30w t8 tubes as and have started mixing and dosing dry ferts as suggested. I must say things are now looking much better, the whole...
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Thanks for the advice guy's, I'm going to buy a Hydor Koralia Nano 1600.
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    What flow rate should I looking for?
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Thanks Ceg, I've got to say things are already really perking up in there, looking forward to things growing out so I can get rid of the nasty bits. I'm going to carry out another water change tomorrow and clear up any algae that I can, I would still appreciate some advice regarding an...
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Okay, I've made the changes to my timers and will start raising CO2 based on what the drop checker shows Tuesday morning, thanks Hoggie.Oh, I've also ordered some dry ferts, I'll switch to those as soon as they arrive.
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Thanks for the response and clearing some things up for me, I am using Tropica Plant Growth Premium Fertiliser. I'll switch to using a 6 hour photo period using just the lights that came with the tank and be sure to turn on the CO2 half an hour beforehand. I will also start pushing the CO2 up...
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Judging by the flow rate of my pump I guess one with a flow rate of 1600 litres per hour would probably be more appropriate.
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    I'm worried about turning off the LED's entirely as this would bring my lighting down to 1.15 watts per gallon and I don't want my Rotalla Indica dying off, would it be okay to leave them on for at least part of the photo period?
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    The original lighting consists of two 30w t8 lights, I will reduce the lighting to 6 hours a day starting tomorrow. Will a powerhead with a flow rate of 2800 litres per hour be enough pointing across the front of the tank in the hope that it will improve the flow throughout? I have algae on a...
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Yes, the LED lighting is in addition to the existing lights. I am using CO2 injection using a Precision CO2 Atomizer 70mm Bazooka Diffuser. The drop checker is green morning till evening and my filter is a Fluval 306 with a flow rate of 1150 L/H, no additional power heads. Any advice on the...
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    Roma 240 algae and leaf rot, please help

    Hi guy's, I have owned my Roma 240 since the 28th April (now 12 July) and have had algae problems from quite early on with what I believe is Green Dust Algae, I have added 2m worth of "1m 24v Single Colour LED Strip Lights, 60x5050SMD, 14.4W" (6000K) and covered the inside of the hood with...
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    New setup once again (input welcome)

    Should look lovely, nice bit of wood you've got there.
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    10L NANO - New photos

    Re: 10L NANO Nice pics, like you said it is a shame they are so small though. The lighting sounds very high to me, I look forward to reading your progress.
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    GA Eheim low techs

    Great looking tanks and aquascapes, what are the dimensions?
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks, I think I have all the info I need for now :)
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    I thought compost would be to rich? What type of compost did you use?
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Okay, thanks.
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Well that would be closer to the book which I want to use for guidance and should also help with stopping the soil reaching the surface when removing plants. Would you say 1 part soil to 2 parts sand would suffice? Do you need to cap it when you do this? Also adding further soil mixed in with...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    I suppose since I've already got the NatureSoil sitting in some water I could just buy some potting soil or peat and add it to so a separate container and then use it as a bottom layer. I could go down the leonardite route but I have no idea where I can get hold of a solid form of it. Would...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    I've had Diana Walstad's book arrive today, it's been an interesting read so far, I'm definitely going to use potting soil now. The CO2 in an El Natural tank comes from the potting soil decomposing.
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    Suggestions??

    I personally like the current positioning of the plants but think it would look more appealing with a darker substrate and a fuller carpet. Despite this I agree, the cables and heater are very distracting, especially as the heater seems to be the focal point of the aquascape, if you are willing...
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    10L NANO - New photos

    Re: 10L NANO Looks nice, could probably be modified in to a el natural aquarium pretty easily if you ever decided to take that route :)
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    how did they do this?

    I think an LED strip would leave gaps in the lighting. You may wish to consider cold cathode lights.
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    Hardscape combinations with Manzanita

    That wood looks amazing, can't wait!
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    Mixing substrates

    Great, thanks! :)
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    Mixing substrates

    Okay, thanks. Now I know I'm suppose to put my hand through sand to prevent it from compacting. Would I need to do anything to the soil? I'm going to be placing some heavy rooted plants.
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    Mixing substrates

    Hi guy's I have bought Oliver Knott NatureSoil Black for a nano aquascape measuring 45cm x 25cm x 25cm (28 Liters; 7.39 Gallons) and plan to put Unipac Fiji Coarse Sand to the front a sides of the aquarium. Would this be ok or would the sand have an adverse airing affect of the soil? It also...
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    Inspirational Iwagumi aquascapes

    My fav Iwagumi Source: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/foru ... reece.html
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks Ollie! :)
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Not to worry, this article here was very useful for info regarding deficiencies and trimming. http://www.ukaps.org/plant-maintenance.htm
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    Nice rocks...

    Hi George, are these samples typical of what you get from Aqua Essentials? If so there photo's don't really do these stones justice!
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks for the species name, tiger lily looks a little big for this tank, I think I'll give Nymphoides aquatica a try, are there any signs I should look out for if my plants are suffering from a light deficiency?
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Would Echinodorus Ozelot be a better option then Echinodorus Paniculatus?
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Just worried it might be a bit to tall but I'm not experienced in different plant species, also would lillies be a good addition since I plan on keeping a betta, are there any you guy's would recommend for low tech? Once this has been decided I think I'm all set :D
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Hi guy's I was thinking of adding Echinodorus Paniculatus to this tank in the hope of it growing out of the water, would this be okay? if not could you suggest any alternatives? Thanks!
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks, I think I'm going to stick with the TetraPlant Complete Substrate as it's closer to Diana Walstad's method for now. :)
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Do you use anything else with it? Any tips you'd be willing to share?
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks Ollie. I had used potting soil as a substrate in my last aquarium over 2 years ago and had great growth but with some algae problems, although, this was a well lit aquarium supplementing with Flourish Excel and liquid ferts. To be honest the only problem I really had with this is dirt...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Good to hear, which substrate do you use? I've been reading mixed reviews about TetraPlant Complete Substrate and am considering going for ADA Aqua Soil NEW Amazonia 3L instead. On the other hand I am wondering if this is due to people not capping it properly, I was going to follow the guidance...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Cool, thanks! :thumbup:
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Another question, my water hardness is 374.75 mg/l according to my water company, will this be okay? Also are there any testing kits you guy's prefer to use and things I should test for before making further purchases.
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    That's great! I've actually ordered the Helix Fluorescent Desk Lamp Classic VI7 11W Titanium with the intention of swapping the bulb over with an aquatic one (probably the Tetratec Al Aquarium Light 11w) so this is very good news for me. Just wanted to get a look at the bulb it comes with first.
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks, I'll definitely buy the quick disconnect valves!
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    What do you think of the Eheim Classic 2213? It seems to be available for £44.90 new. http://theaquaticgazette.com/2011/06/09 ... ssic-2213/
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks, I'll change that plant over, good to know the lighting will be okay :D. As far as adding ferts go, I was planning to add 2.5ml of Tropica Plant Nutrition+ once a week.
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Thanks for the prompt reply :) I actually quite like the look of it despite many thinking it looks bad and may add a black vinyl to the aquarium, not to mention it's half the price of other external filters and I'm on a budget. It's good to know that I should probably be able to put it on the...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Would an 11w PL light be adequate for this set up? :eh:
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    After doing further reading here http://lowlightlowtechplanted.blogspot.com/ I have changed my mind regarding filters and now plan to purchase a Eheim AquaCompact 40 External Nano Filter. Does anyone know if the tubing on this is replaceable? I would like to keep the canister on the floor :) ...
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    New low tech tank idea, please advise

    Just to let anyone viewing this thread know; I change this post based on recommendations and findings. Hi there, This is my plan for my second ever planted tank after going two years without owning an aquarium due to my circumstances, it should just be a simple aquarium with the addition of a...
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