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  1. chump54

    My iPhone/iPad app

    Hello everyone, I haven't been obsessing over my tank as much I usually do as I've been working on an iOS app... It's a game called Diggy for 3 to 5 year olds... It involves a digger, seeds and trees... You can check it out here http://untested.com/diggy. If you want you can use one of these...
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    jet style co2 checker

    not a bad price either http://www.aquariumplantfood.co.uk/co2- ... style.html :thumbup: Chris
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    Takashi Amano of ponds

    Hi All, is there an inspirational pond designer? what is your favourite pond? what are the good books on pond design? thanks Chris
  4. chump54

    what do you use - spray bar, lily or other

    I thought it might be interesting to see what people are using :D (inspired by this thread - http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15654)
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    new 60cm journal

    new scape...60 x 30 x 36 here's what it looked like at 21:00. 60cm opti-white by clearlydived, on Flickr I'll post some more pictures tomorrow... going to bed now. Chris
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    lighting options for 60 x 29 x 35 cm

    hello, I'm sorting through the lighting options for a 60 x 29 x 35 tank I'm planning. just want to see what you thought. top of the list isArcadia 0T5 Freshwater Overtank Luminaire I'd love to give the tmc LED's a go but I don't think 1 tile would be enough and I can't stretch the budget to...
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    the man with a tank in his garden

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12447918 pa... I've got 2 tanks in my house! :D Chris
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    gaming PC

    Allo, right I need some advice on gaming PC's my boys are only 7, 5 and 2 - so it doesn't need to be the best there is - ok so Gabe (2 yrs) isn't going to be doing much gaming but the others are just getting into it... now I've only got about £500 max to spend and I need a monitor too... has...
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    any ideas on how to lower the amount of light

    hey all, I need some input here, I've got 54 watts (2 x 27watts) of T5 lights over a 125l jewel tank with a built in hood, I want to lower the amount of light but I don't want to raise up hood. Has anyone got any ideas. I'm thinking about 1. remove a bulb... but I think it needs 2 to work and...
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    can I lay my co2 canister on its side?

    hello, what are your thoughts on laying a co2 bottle on its side... it's not a fire extinguisher, but a refillable 2kg bottle. anyone done this? cheers Chris
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    great head line

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... efault.stm :lol: Chris (oh grow up)
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    crypt propagation

    hi all... has anyone got any info/experience of propagating crypts. in or out of the water? I'm thinking about trying root cuttings??? any info would be great cheers Chris
  13. chump54

    fish n films

    ok how about this... anyone want to create a pointless list of films with fish tanks in you get extra kudos for planted tanks (if there are any?) and extra points if you can find a clip. I'll start with a cruel scene from: From Russia with Love http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=240517...
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    bbc 'life'

    only managed to watch the opening sequence so far... so little time, such rubbish broadband. but it looks like a good one. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... fe_Plants/ edit: oh yeah it's about plants :oops: Chris
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    2tone macbook

    I had a broken track pad. I couldn't get a black keyboard/trackpad (they come as one unit) at a reasonable price can't afford a new mac so... this is the result it's still a bit of a shock when I open it, but at least the track pad works! Chris
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    nano - 323 for 8

    Hi all, thanks to TDI for the tank n bits. been meaning to put this up for a while. Dennerele Nano 25 x 25 x 30 cm EI ferts + easycarbo 1.5 (ish) mls/day water changes every other day - bit of a surface film at the mo started on september 27th so been running 3 weeks ish. I was scaping it...
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    nice bit of wood ;-) http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090713.html ...oh and amazing view Chris
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    125l - 'on the edge'

    Hi all, new journal, I'm going to try a few layouts before I add the water. I will be using AS but at the mo I'm using 'dirt' ermm...soil from the garden. it's a 80x34x50ish (rio 125) I've made a wooden frame to the correct dimensions, it's worked out quite useful much better than the old...
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    amano book 1 plant id

    hi guys, if you've got nature aquarium book 1, could you id the plant back right on page 52 for me. :) many thanks Chris
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    chelsea flower show

    hey.... did anyone go to the chelsea flower show? did you see the planted tanks? got any pics? would love to see them. I think they got a gold medal. Chris
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    28 watt, 590mm T5's

    hi all I'm after some new bulbs for my rio 125, I would like 28 watt, 590mm T5's but it seems these are only available from juwel and Arcadia. and quite expensive £15.99 is the cheapest I have found. :roll: ...so, can I use a higher or lower wattage bulb with the standard juwel t5 ballast...
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    KH2P04 and KP04

    hi everyone... could you tell me the difference between KH2P04 and KP04. Shows the importance of paying attention in chemistry lessons. damn :roll: thanks chris
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    help crypts in trouble

    Hi... holes appearing in my crypts... is it crypt melt? they have been in there ages. just started today. and it's happening really fast. what should i do? cheers Chris
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    1st journal, 2nd scape

    first journal, second scape ...will try to think of a better title. the first scape was all over the place, I've tried to plan this one better. inspiration: George's 80cm thanks George, love this scape. tank: rio 125L 81 x 36 x 50 cm filter: tetratec 1200 co2: pressurized ferts: EI method...
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    detaching plants from wood

    hello do you have any tips for removing plants from wood? Should I cut the roots or gently pull? any tips for Anubias barteri var. nana and Microsorum pteropus ''Narrow'' in particular new wood on he way... :D thanks all
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    co2 bubble rate decreasing

    Hi all... Just installed pressurised co2... after about 4 hours the bubble rate decreases. the 'working' pressure dial seems to be dropping... is it normal and should i just increase the bubble rate so once it drops it'll be at the required rate? although that doesn't seem ideal. it is a...
  27. chump54

    co2 regulator

    Hello... just seen these on ebay... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/welding-gas-regulator-argon-co2-brand-new-bargain_W0QQitemZ260279722030QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260279722030&_trkparms=72%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 sorry if its already been discussed. is it a...
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    first tank...

    Hi... been lurking a while, thanks all for knowledge shared. Here's my first tank, would love some comments. so spec rio 125 (54 watts T5 + reflectors) internal filter + power head 100w internal heater diy co2 tpn+ (4ml daily) easy carbo (4ml every other day) photo period 8.5 hrs been running...