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  1. Stu Worrall

    Darkening seiryu with vinegar?

    Brick acid is better although it’s very nasty stuff!
  2. Stu Worrall

    Hello From West Wales UK

    Welcome from North East Wales Shaun :)
  3. Stu Worrall

    Roots and Shoots Makes a Splash! Summer Community Event Saturday 10th June 2023

    have a good one guys, looks like a great event
  4. Stu Worrall

    The Great British Scape Off

    Looking forward to it! :)
  5. Stu Worrall

    UKAPS Meet Aquarium Gardens March 26

    I’ll be there 👍🏻
  6. Stu Worrall

    UKAPS Meet in Spring 2023

    Still on for this?
  7. Stu Worrall

    UKAPS Meet in Spring 2023

    got no weddings on that day so will see if I can get down :)
  8. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 90x45x45cm - Wave Island - IAPLC 2013 rank 82

    Cheers josh [emoji1303]
  9. Stu Worrall

    Where to buy in the North West.

    Id make a trip to Finest Aquatics. They've got tons of hardscape in there now with the new aquascaping section (and you can see the tank I setup on the demo day :) )
  10. Stu Worrall

    Twinstar..what is it?

  11. Stu Worrall

    Twinstar..what is it?

    that's a very good question! I'm afraid its been so long since I wrote that Ive forgotten! Ill do some searching and report back
  12. Stu Worrall

    Removing Duckweed (Lemna minuta) - any natural solutions?

    a net as above and an afro comb works well to get a lot of it out.
  13. Stu Worrall

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    River Llugwy near Betws-y-Coed
  14. Stu Worrall

    Aqua Marin Planta tanks!

    That silicon work looks pretty dire to me tbh
  15. Stu Worrall

    Tips to attach and grow Monte carlo on rocks

    I usually stuff small chunks into the holes. It will grow out and you can control it with trimming
  16. Stu Worrall

    Amtra Dragon Stone Rock

    Linky no worky
  17. Stu Worrall

    Aquascaping Contest Scandal

    Just lost a huge amount of respect to Ada now they’ve posted that [emoji2959]
  18. Stu Worrall

    ADA live demo in the UK

    They did say they will do their best to host it again
  19. Stu Worrall

    What type of rock is this?

    Holy thread resurrection batman! [emoji3]
  20. Stu Worrall

    iPad Photos

    You are right about the bigger dof with the smaller sensor on the iPad. To get a closer dof in the camera you’d need high f stops 16-22 but that requires a lot more light, hence you will need the flash. It all comes down to physics at the end of the day though and you’ll never get a larger dof...
  21. Stu Worrall

    Eheim double taps

    Hi all I’m putting my eheim experience 350 onto my DENNERLE Scapers tank. It’s got a 16/22mm hose but my nano pipes are 12/16mm so I’m looking to reduce them. Rather than buy reducers then double taps has anyone ever reduced via a double tap? I was think of buying a 12/16mm DT and 16/22...
  22. Stu Worrall

    ADA live demo in the UK

    I’m praying not
  23. Stu Worrall

    ADA live demo in the UK

    Should be a good one. Thought it would sell fast and apparently sold out within 4 hours! See you there Ryan :)
  24. Stu Worrall

    Dark mini landscape rock

  25. Stu Worrall

    Anyone use Spotless Water?

    Theres one by me that Ill probably use for my shrimp tank. As above they were previously trade only so Im glad they've changed now.
  26. Stu Worrall

    Tank /Cabinet Builders

    Nick Chan at Aquarium Cabinet Solutions does some very nice custom tanks and stands
  27. Stu Worrall

    Ultra Clear Glass Aquarium Fish Tanks

    weird size on the 120cm - 1200mm x 530mm x 490mm
  28. Stu Worrall

    How to secure rocks

    Add 50% bicarbonate of soda to the substrate mix. It reacts with the super glue and makes the join like concrete [emoji1303]
  29. Stu Worrall

    100cmx30x30 on an ikea chest of drawers

    We've got malm in our house and knowing how they are built I absolutely wouldn't put anything heavy on them. They even tell you on the instructions to not put a TV on them. The way they are built it would just fold if the back panel gave way or came loose.
  30. Stu Worrall

    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    Just a little tip Dave when taking photos with the iPhone. If you put some card on the top lip of the tank and rest it on the light you’ll stop the glare which is reducing the contrast on your photos. Should get a better idea of what it looks like then [emoji1303]
  31. Stu Worrall

    Twinstar light issue

    Thats pretty rubbish service from them. tbh with that tissue paper it looks to me like you've been sent a shop display/second hand unit?
  32. Stu Worrall

    New Chihiros RGB Vivid - looks VERY promising

    are they ever going to hit the market?
  33. Stu Worrall

    Breaking up large landscape rock

    And safety glasses
  34. Stu Worrall

    Breaking up large landscape rock

    Big hammer and rock in a bag so it doesn’t explode everywhere
  35. Stu Worrall

    Aquascaper 900 - 1 Year Update . Thinking of a rescape soon.

    Lovely hardscape and the plants have filled in really well with it. The Hue background looks great and its something Ive been wanting to try but I was considering going with frosted perspex like the ADA ones. I hadn't thought of just doing a film with the Hue. The blue night glow you've got...
  36. Stu Worrall

    Filter wool underneath the rocks?

    Use polystyrene
  37. Stu Worrall

    ADA Light screen

    Thanks. Might be a bit more difficult then as the lightstrip doesn't do 90 degree corners very well :( I might try a single side or 3 sides and see what it looks like
  38. Stu Worrall

    ADA Light screen

    Just to drag this one back up. As there is no 120cm option for the ADA panel and Ive got a Phillips HUE lightstrip plus handy I was thinking of trying a DIY effort with a frosted panel of acrylic. Does anyone know the lighting layout within the ADA panel? i.e. is is a single strip underneath...
  39. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    I’ve already done it! [emoji23]
  40. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    Have you thought about getting some Ada hornwood from Tgm now it’s half price? You could probably fill a 60cm scape for a hundred quid at the moment and it will be cheaper than shipping manzi over
  41. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    Tom bar is in the US. Prices will vary depending on the size of box. I’ll have to look into the oase. Sounds like it has some good features
  42. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    There is but it only becomes visible after so many posts. I’ll check with Paulo
  43. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    Try his forum directly if you do t have Facebook. https://barrreport.com/threads/manzanita-this-year.14278/ Re filter I’ve always fancied getting a g6 for the handy cleaning. Not tried an oase filter sorry
  44. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    You could contact Tom Barr directly on Facebook. He sells and ships big boxes of Manzi. You could probably make your money back by picking the pieces you want then selling the others on eBay. If you are after a custom tank near to 60p then have a word with Nick Chan of aquarium cabinet...
  45. Stu Worrall


    They are closing the shop and business when it sells out of stock
  46. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    Cubes are a pita to scape. Go with a mini-m Re scaping the nano tanks. If you’re going low tech you’ll need to reduce the light output from the big leds. I usually smash loads of co2 into my high tech nanos at the beginning and keep them unstocked. Shrimp seem to do quite well in high co2 if...
  47. Stu Worrall

    Got the itch again and need a new tank

    Welcome back Dean. I am also back after a bit of an outage at home. Currently designing a Dennelle scapers tank in my kitchen which Ill be putting pics up of soon. If you want a Mini-m from the UK then sadly they are sold out at the main distributer Greenmachine. There may be some in the...
  48. Stu Worrall


    Well. That’s your lot for Ada in the uk until (if ever) a new distributor is found. It’s Europe only after Tgm sell out their last stocks :( http://www.adana.co.jp/en/release/detail?id=554
  49. Stu Worrall


    I’m not sure that the distribution company is closing. It’s just the shop
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    im popping in this week so Ill ask them if anything is staying open. They hold distribution for the UK through another company so if this closes as well ADA won't have a distributer.
  51. Stu Worrall

    Critique my hardscape Opinions please

    Front looks nice but would benefit from more rocks to build it up
  52. Stu Worrall

    London event featuring our own George Farmer

    great photos Paulo. Lots of nice rock and uber cool lights :)
  53. Stu Worrall

    Akadama, which one to use?

    if you can afford it then get some aquasoil. Akadama is just too dusty in my opinion unless you are capping it.
  54. Stu Worrall

    Nano NatureScape

    Really like how that wood wraps around the rocks Tim :)
  55. Stu Worrall

    From This to This!!!

    Before - April 2016 From this to this - Innovative marine SR80 - at setup by Stu After - May 2016 From this to this - Innovative marine SR80 - at completion by
  56. Stu Worrall

    Internet plant purchases in UK

    Can't go wrong with these sponsors imo.
  57. Stu Worrall

    Would this limit flow or improve it?

    Should be fine to provide a circular route for the flow.
  58. Stu Worrall

    Would this limit flow or improve it?

    Where are you putting your outlet/inlet?
  59. Stu Worrall

    Would this limit flow or improve it?

    I would say increase as you've got a smooth flow around the outside of the tank
  60. Stu Worrall

    James' 4ft Rainbow Refuge

    That looks really nice, will be a great tank
  61. Stu Worrall

    Dragon stone 1st attempt

    Pic doesn't show on tapatalk
  62. Stu Worrall

    how much stones for a 60p

    Depends on how dense your stone is. E.g. Lava is lighter than seiryu so you'd get more. Also depends on how high you want to go in the tank and if you're banking it for depth
  63. Stu Worrall

    IAPLC 2016 World Rankings

    Amazing scapes this year again. Link here to judges comments of the top 27 - http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/blog/iaplc-2016-aquascaping-contest-top-27-photos-comments/
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    AGA 2016 Competition

    Innovative marine Sr-80. I'll be sticking a build thread up soon
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    AGA 2016 Competition

    The deadline for the AGA entry is tomorrow (sept 18th) so if you're thinking of entering then pop over there to register and get your scapes in! http://enter.aquatic-gardeners.org/?&op=showpage&name=index Ill be entering this (with plants in)
  66. Stu Worrall

    Iwagumi with Manten

    eg, this is from one of their posts so 6 euro per kg plus shipping Aquarium size:60x30x35cm Weight: 10kg Materials: Ancient Stone Price: 250zł /60EUR Shipping: Poland: 20zł Austria:18Euro Belgium:21Euro Bulgaria:21Euro Croatia:27Euro Czech Republic:18Euro Denmark:21Euro France:21Euro...
  67. Stu Worrall

    Iwagumi with Manten

    It was 50Kg for the 120cm but that won't be valid now. They were just starting out and have increased their prices since then. Their Facebook page has examples of layouts with weights and prices in euros with shipping so you will be able to work out the per kilo price
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    Iwagumi with Manten

    Yep thats the same people. Aquaman he goes by. I bought a complete hardscape but changed it was I was using wood. I was a bit nervous about transferring £200 to a polish bank but it came off well in the end :)
  69. Stu Worrall

    Iwagumi with Manten

    You'll need to check the ancient stone Facebook page as it depends on weight and postage as they ship from Poland. They have prices for arranged scapes on there with weight shown.
  70. Stu Worrall

    Iwagumi with Manten

    You'll never get manten cheap. Ancient stone is very similar but I think their price has gone up since I last bought some. Still cheaper than £10 per kilo though
  71. Stu Worrall

    Co2 help required!

    daft question but have you replaced the fluid in the drop checker as it can go off?
  72. Stu Worrall

    Tom's ADA 45P - new design

    That's discus territory! Odd how there's no insulation as you'd think that would keep you cooler in the summer
  73. Stu Worrall

    Tom's ADA 45P - new design

    Good to see you back Tom and looking forward to seeing your tank. Will you need a cooler there with those high temps?
  74. Stu Worrall

    IAPLC 2016

    Cheers Tim. Was hoping for a top 100 again (eventual aim is top 27) but dropped from last years 54 so gone backwards. Need to have a think about next years as unsure which way to go to improve atm
  75. Stu Worrall

    IAPLC 2016

    I'll be putting a build thread up soon
  76. Stu Worrall

    IAPLC 2016

    Some great works posted here. 335 for mine so not too good this year
  77. Stu Worrall

    Iwagumi with Manten

    Not many have used manten as you'd need to sell several kidneys. Don't think the stuff ae sells is manten as its more rounded. Should make a nice iwagumi though. Have a look on the Ada website for examples
  78. Stu Worrall

    LUPYLED theONE - thoughts?

  79. Stu Worrall

    Titles of the Posts / Threads / Topics

    Got to be honest. If I see a thread entitled "Hi there" then I'm 99% sure thats a new member introducing themselves in the "New Members Introductions" sub-forum. If they then ask about co2 then we as members can either answer it quickly or guide them to make a new post in the co2 forum...
  80. Stu Worrall

    Hello from the States

    welcome along Ian. Lots of good advice and banter on here :)
  81. Stu Worrall

    Moler Clay

    if you can, get it in a big bucket of water now and flush it now and again until it goes into the tank. I tried akadama once and it was dusty as hell. Moler clay is harder than akadama but I stick to soils now.
  82. Stu Worrall

    Hardscape - Wood and rocks - when do and don't they work

    Eg from my current tank. Quick iPhone shots
  83. Stu Worrall

    Hardscape - Wood and rocks - when do and don't they work

    I tend to bury the wood in the rock so it looks like the wood has grown through it. I find it looks more natural like this.
  84. Stu Worrall

    120 Ohko Fire

    Impressive. Most impressive. :) Looking forward to see this one running
  85. Stu Worrall

    George's Aquascaper 1200 Nature Aquarium

    Thats a beast and knowing EA's tanks the silicon will be perfect :)
  86. Stu Worrall

    Layout opinions/suggestions

    Both of those would work great
  87. Stu Worrall

    Layout opinions/suggestions

    Looks very nice. Smash that big right stone with a hammer and use the shards to build up the front edges. That gap on the front left needs some smaller ones fitting in :)
  88. Stu Worrall

    Comple active substrate choice

    Thirder for the tropics soil due to no big ammonia release on startup
  89. Stu Worrall

    Hardscape 45x27x30

    really like that :)
  90. Stu Worrall

    storing plants

    They'll be fine in the box in a cool room as long as they are shipping in good condition. Just give them a spray and seal the box
  91. Stu Worrall

    How to take pictures of a planted aquarium?

    what settings are you using on the camera? Can you see the lights above the tank through the lens? (if so try and fix it so you can't, i.e. flag it with some card or something)
  92. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    I think he meant the tattoos on the guy in the innovative marine video on the Sr-80 page.
  93. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    I think I'll leave the tats! :)
  94. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    freshwater planted. SR-80 with a rear sump and media basket for freshwater :) - http://innovative-marine.com/nuvo-aquarium/sr-80.html
  95. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Yep its down. Currently have an empty Innovative Marine from Nordic Reef UK which Im scaping this week :) Yep there will be more photos put up soon
  96. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Thanks both. :) Should have mentioned it got 13th on the eaplc 2015 too. Top ten next year :)
  97. Stu Worrall

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Thanks Mot, loving yours too :) a detail shot of the tank