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    Aquascape help

    Thats a good help thanks, I'm pretty new to this and i dont have an artistic bone in my body, i have been playing with some more ideas, and maybe deviating away from the original idea :lol: I'll try and get some more pictures soon :D
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    Aquascape help

    Ahh good idea, what kind kind of plants do you think would look good? Sam.
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    Aquascape help

    I like the look of this So i have tried to create it in a 7l nano/pico, I am planning to have lots of flow to simulate a stream, with some shrimp only probably. How does that look, could you help me make it more pleasing on the eye? And what kind of plants would go in there? Sam.
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    Aquascaping on TV

    Re: Aquascaping on Sky1 - You Tube link Brilliantly done, shame i missed it yesterday Good publicity for the hobby :)
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    ADA Seiryu Stone vs Mini Landscape Rock

    Got any pics? I studied geology for 3 years :)
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    Aquael Shrimp tanks

    http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Aqua-Essentials__W0QQ_armrsZ1 Sam. :)
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    Where can I get Chocolate Gourami's??

    Would that be the one in Pontardullais? Or in Wyvale in Llansamlet. If you want to have the best range of fish to choose from in wales i would highly recommend MH in Cardiff if you would like we could arrange some kind of meet up as i travel up every now and then from Neath so if you like you...
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    Readability

    Thats a very good idea :D Thanks.
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    DIY co2. can you over dose ?

    In your OP you stated you had it running 24/7 That wont help
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    DIY co2. can you over dose ?

    Having an air stone running isnt going to help you co2 levels ;)
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    ADA Aquascaping Contest rules?

    Would love to give this a go but i cant see my scape filling out enough by the closing date :( Sam.
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    Fishless cycling and EI dosing

    I would do a 100% water change, refill leave for a few days then add a low stocking of fish :)
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    Happy Easter!

    Happy easter everyone, whos got the most eggs? :lol:
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    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    By dead space i meant that the space behind is a little useless, personally i would prefer the hard scape further back with some room for some plants behind and then a nice carpet in the fore ground, using all the space behind for planting taler plants would dominate the scape.
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    My venture into my new 760 ltr planted tank .

    Re: My venture into my new 760 ltr aquariam. Good thinking, thats why i have my premixed ferts on a shelf directly over my tank :) Sam.
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    LFKC trip to The Green Machine

    Shame i cant make this, hope you have a good day chaps. Say hi to my Riccia and Moss for me :lol: hopefully getting them next week Sam.
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    My venture into my new 760 ltr planted tank .

    Re: My venture into my new 760 ltr aquariam. Would he not be better off dosing into the sump? as it would get mixed better running into the tank? Or doesn't it really matter if you have good water flow in the main tank?
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    My rekord 120, vivarium and aquaqube 40 from holland

    That looks wonderfull. Sam.
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    My venture into my new 760 ltr planted tank .

    Re: My venture into my new 760 ltr aquariam. Bloody impressive setup there! I cant realy help much with plants/ferts but i wish you the best of luck getting this planted up and il be following keenly :)
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    hydor external heater for small tank?

    I would really recommend the smallest ehiem classic filter, cant remember the name, they can be had cheap second hand, will run forever and do a healthy 400lph :) You could get lucky and find one of the old thermofilters aswell :)
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    Mexico Biotope

    Got a slight wait on my CO2 parts and plants due to the bank holoday weekend! typical eh? So i have tried to crack on and keep busy, need to tidy them up abit more but im getting there :) need some cable tie bases to tie them down :) First bit of mains wiring ive ever done, was...
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    Cheap pressurised CO2 system DIY guide

    Just jumped right in and bought the entire lot :) Now, i have to wait and then get down to machine mart to get the gas The waiting begins :(
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    Workshop backgroundbuilding Vivarium2010 - the result

    Same here, any clues to how it was made, do i spot some redmore root in there? Sam.
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    Tidy Cupboards

    I am going to make my cupboard tidier now :D lol
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    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    I think it should be further back aswell, there seems to be alot of ''dead space'' at the rear left hand side. The arrangement looks amazing though :)
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    hydor external heater for small tank?

    The Wattage given on the heater just tells you how fast it will heat the aquarium :) So yes it will work just fine :)
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    Without Foundation - James Maslin

    Loving this tank James, Im from neath so the chances are we are fed from the same reservoir, Crai probably, and my water is very soft, never had a lime-scale problem, would be interested to test it though :) Sam.
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    Mexico Biotope

    The stones are there for me to attach my Riccia to not to add decoration, they wont be seen once its grown :)
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    Mexico Biotope

    Final Wood positioning. And the slate is down for me to attach my Riccia to and i think i will attach some to my redmore root as well.
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    Mexico Biotope

    Haha, il look into it Garuf. This is part of my inspiration :) http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope_cenotes_mexico.htm I have orderd 3 lots of Riccia Fluitans and Some Taxiphyllum barbieri, need to grab some slate pieces to ancor the Riccia too :) And fish ideas very welcome :)
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    Mexico Biotope

    Yes it is :) Mollies and sword tails i think :)
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    Mexico Biotope

    Heres my little journal for my simple biotope. Need some help with my wood positioning 1. 2. 3. Or any other arrangements of those pieces :) Aslo the substrate is going to be sand, riccia around the bottom of the roots and some mosses on the roots. Obviously more updates to come :) Sam.
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    Thanks to George Farmer and you bunch

    Thanks Garuf, il look into that, I would love a wild caught fish :) Can anyone suggest any fish suitable for this biotope apart from mollies/swords
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    Thanks to George Farmer and you bunch

    Now thats what i call inspiration :D Thanks very much
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    Thanks to George Farmer and you bunch

    Thanks,il look into the mosses, i have grown riccia before (long time) with no ferts and medium light. But it was realy slow :( Yeah was horrific to wake up to a lifeless tank, sword tails would be a nice option to have in there :D
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    Thanks to George Farmer and you bunch

    After a horrible episode yesterday night with my heater sticking on and killing all my fish i was ready to pack up fish keeping all together and sell the lot :( But about an hour ago i picked up Aprils PFK mag and turned to George's aqua skaping section and felt truly inspirred :) Soo it looks...
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Well, im having some bad algae problems on my gravel, i clean it off every week and it just comes back, im using the AE 3 Step thingy for ferts, im thinking about upping the dosage of co2, adding some more plants and adding some more circulation. Would these help? Sam.
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    what car are we driving?

    My wee beasty :lol:
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    some more pearling pics

    Its a lovely big arpature so very little is in focus :wink:
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    Daniel's 60l cube

    Looking brilliant, but start dosing that TPN+ daily and you should see good plant growth :D
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Water change today :) I had a little pruning session and i split up the larger p. Helfri to encourage them to ''carpet'' a bit more. Sam.
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l Neons dont like newer tanks :(
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l Interesting to see how your Pogostemon helferi grows with your setup as my tank is pretty similar and mine seems to be ok after a few days in there. Sam
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    CO2 atomizer and DIY reactor

    I think few people on here are using those reactors with good results. Araldite would glue those pvc-acrylic :) Sam.
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    MaxSpect LED Lighting

    I want! Cree LED's are the shizz.. I have 5 in a maglite and they are silly bright :)
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    Water Changes - Large Tanks

    So a lower lighted tank with good ferts and Co2 will grow just as well as a high lighter but slower? Could i grow demanding plants with around 1.5wpg and good ferts and liquid co2? Sorry to threadjack, Sam.
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    Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238l CLOSEING down today 1st May

    Re: Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238 3 DAYS WITH CO2 NEW PICS Ahh ok, i cant realy help you there lol Sam.
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skciljB1Uz0&feature=player_embedded May intrest you :)
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    Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238l CLOSEING down today 1st May

    Re: Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238 3 DAYS WITH CO2 NEW PICS As in a background for the rear of the glass? I used a piece of black A1 mounting board/card. taped it on, its thick and sturdy. Sam.
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    Thats a Pioneer sub had 3000 in the name, wasnt expensive, baught it off a member of TA for 10er ;) Its in a 3.5cuft ported box tuned to 30hz and is powerd off an orion d5000 at 1ohm so around 2500wrms the front components are star sound digital comps off around 300wrms a side Thanks for...
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    Your front speakers will be 5.25's then, i had a mk4 and i made some 6.5's fit but it was alot of cutting and chopping :) you will want componant speakers and mount the mid in the door, the tweeter on the doorcard, hot glue will do :) and the crossover in the door aswell Adapters are...
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    What year fiesta is it?
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    I had 2500watts rms in my fiesta and i was hitting over 142 Db's If i were you i would hold off buying at the moment and get reading on talk audio and get some recomendations from members on there :)
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    car speakers, subs, amps

    www.talkaudio.co.uk/vbb Dont go for the edge try and grab a jbl 75.4 and a GT4 or GT5 sub run either in a correct box and run front component speakers off the amp aswell Dont bother with 6x9's Sam
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Heres my work on the tank for the day:) Shelf for the ferts and the food :) Sam.
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    lunapet solenoid sticking

    Possibly it is directional? Tried reversing the direction? Sam.
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    I used photoshop, selected the area i wanted, copied and pasted it onto another layer. Then colours the backround black and cropped to create the boarder. Sam
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    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Seven years of 'scaping - updated Feb '10 Just a quick question, what lighting are you running on the fluval tank with the planted marine setup on page one? Sam.
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Does anyone know of any carpeting plants that will work well in a lower tech tank? i have low lighting and im dosing liquid carbon Sam.
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Heres a small video for those of you who are interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fc_nNXQebk
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Got bored and found some rocks :lol: any ideas of some nice plants to go in and around the rocks?
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Thanks, I'l bear that in mind :)
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Thats cleared things up a bit thanks :) I'm thinking about adding another one or two 20w tubes to the flaps under the hood for some extra oomph :)
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Best to leave it on then, though i cant see it being very structural as its thin plastic :?: I was just wondering if i could get a luminair on there :)
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Would get it going nicley, i would probably use lilly pipes or a spray bar. Does anyone know if the rim will come off a Fluval roma?
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    My tank has pretty good flow, i have about 10x turnover so thats a big plus:) I have my eye on a fluval FX5 aswell :D
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    How would you recommend dosing it? a squirt in the morning? BTW heres the plans for the tank :)
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Thanks, well im going to be relying on the liquid carbon from now on, I have literally just pulled it out of the tank :) Any Comment and Criticisms?
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    Second Planted Adventure By Sam.

    Well here we have it, my new tank :) Its a Fluval Roma 125 with Standard lighting (2x20w tubes) Ehiem external and Fluval internal filters JBL plant substrate and Pea Gravel 200w Heater It has been a bit of a journey with this tank, i have had to place it near a window as theres nowhere else...
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    Easycarbo on a bigger tank

    Well considering im not realy after a high maintinence tank, so i'l give it a go and see if i can grow some nice high demanding plants :D
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    Easycarbo on a bigger tank

    Ok thanks, il try and make the simple sytem with the welding cylinder :)
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    Easycarbo on a bigger tank

    Would it be practical to use Easycarbo on a 108l tank with around 2wpg and quite dense planting? Or would it be better to invest in a pressurised Co2 System? Sam.
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    Cheap regulators

    Well not at super speed, but im getting payed thursday and id like to get the ball roling then:) Sam.
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    Cheap regulators

    Right lads (and lasses) im planning a co2 fire extinguiser co2 system but im abit skint and some regulators are damn pricey, is there a cheaper alternative to the dual guage ones? ebay has some with no guages and just an adjustable needle valve, are these ok to use? Sam
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    Co2 diffusion

    Thats great, i allready have a diffuser, tubing and a drop checkerso that should be a bit less, im guessing all i would need it a bottle reg and bubble counter? If you could pm the article when your done that would be amazing, as im not a regular browser realy :lol: Sam. Btw im only at 2wpg...
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    Nano questions :)

    Ok, looks like my finacial situation has changed! massive phone bill! :evil: nano is on hold :(
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    Nano questions :)

    Right im planning a nano planted shrimp tank! The tank will be a 12x8x8 jobbie whitch comes to 13l by my calculations. I have an interpet mini filter which is 200lph which would give 15x turnover. I will use a 11w light which will give 3.6wpg Im also plannign to use scent-less cat litter, is...
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    Co2 diffusion

    ok cheers, im saving for a presurised co2 system :)
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    Co2 diffusion

    Right, since my glass diffuser broke ive been using my crappy co2 kit which you periodicaly squirt into the diffuser and it just difuses into the water, i have just set up a diy setup with 2 yeast bottles and the tube going into the filter input, is this a good way to do it? It will just be...
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Thanks. Any ideas on what photo period i should be using? im currently at 10hrs per day? is this ok?
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Sorry, i made myself unclear, i was wondering more about the amount of fert i should be dosing... Sam.
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Right, time for some research! but in the mean time what would be a good way of dosing the TPN+?
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Well today i bought a dual 30w starter unit, and a tube, i will be buying another plant growth tube tomorow :) so i should be close to 60w for my 24g aquarium, it looks like il have to get my co2 up to scratch:)
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Now that seems too complicated for me, im ok with building stuff but dont ask me to measure out powders lol, il get reading!
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Its rather large, they have a 15x15x5 marine tank with a shark in there! and a rather nice range of cichlids, selection of plants (very limited) but i did manage to rumage through a load of stuff to find a old bottle of tpn+ :) On that note, how much tpn+ should i dose? the tank is 24g and the...
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Nope, i came past you today to go to maidenhead in Cardiff for a browse for new tanks with my rents, was nice to get out as my cars playing up! Do you have msn?
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    haha, it had a horrible book case on it! and its just a temparary mesure untill we buy a 6ft solid oak set up to replace it! And also it did live in my room, but i had a leak from my external and siphoned 20l of water out of my tank onto my floor and down the walls/ceiling downstairs. My...
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    Sam's 3ft Journal :)

    Well heres my new old tank. And the new And here it is with a new home/scape, it had to be done to my mums tastes as i begged for it be housed in the living room! lol. I have more plants on the way and im hoping to upgrade the lighting tomorow, cant wait What do you think? Regards, Sam.
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    Right, ive collected my new tank :) will need to upgrade the lighting but thats ok :) will be going low tech for now! :D heres a pic of its placement, the strengthening will commence tomorrow with the addition of some 2x2 under the desk :) Whats the proper method used to rinse play sand...
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    New lighting for my cube

    Hi, i have a 40cm cube which is 13im gallons and im currently running a 11w light, i feel this isnt enough and i am looking to upgrade, i have been browsing and i have found http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/addtobasket.asp?skid=7357&retp=794&rets=188 i know its abit more power which is good, but...
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    Is the best pick i could take! :lol: Any ideas? looks like riccia from my old set up :S but the tank and filter were all cleaned thouroly(sp?) :?
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    il get you a good picture :)
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    I just broke my glass co2 diffuser :thumbdown: and i cant afford another for a while. is it ok to repair it with epoxy glue? will the chemicals effect the fish? i wont place it in the tank until its completely cured of course. Sam.
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    Thanks, i will look into that :) Also on my Anubia there appears to be little strands of something floating with the flow of the water, should i just gravel vac it off or is there a better way?
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    Absolutly none taken sir! Its: 65l cube Interpet internal filter Interpet 100w internal heater Glass difuser with 2x 2l botles for co2 JBL plant substrate Black sand 11w light, will be doubling up 8) Java fern Anubia of some form Sword Unknown from MA Swansea Dosing with API leaf zone...
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    My 65l planted journal! Unamed

    Well heres todays progress :) Waters clearing nicley now and im just waiting on next payday for more plants, also what other plants would you recomend for a low light situation like mine? any feedback/criticism welcomed!
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    Rescape, Ideas and Advice.

    Well tomorrow im planning a re scape, with a slight change of direction, im planning to use local pennant sandstone(found in south wales coal fields) and im undecided on substrate, ive used sand before, but it can be troublesome when i get algae problems! so i was thinking of gravel but does...
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    added co2....algae covering tank

    Tank specifications - 65l Lighting - 11w (soon to be 33w) CO2 - diy yeast Filtration - interpet pf2 Fertilisation routine - api healthy leaves...tpn+ on order well last night i added my co2 system at the moments its very simple, it just bubbles from the tube into the bottom of my filter which...
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    DIY yeast based system

    well for someone using a 2l bottle for diy difuser, what would you recomend? a few cm's of sugar then a tspn of yeast then just top up with warm water?
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    DIY yeast based system

    hi, im making a diy yeast system for my 17g tank... i was wondering do i alter the amount of yeast/sugar used in acordance to the tank size? or is it just a standard amount?
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