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  1. Mark Green

    Tv Series Your Watching Now?

    Just finished watching Ricky & Morty series, great show and full of adult humour. Suits is another good series, westworld and Legion.
  2. Mark Green

    Working presure Valve fluctuating

    So won't be using on plastic in the near future, cheers the advice. The silicone is touching metal only, its where the metal co2 tube coming from the co2bottle joins the regulator that is metal or whatever metal co2 art make their dual Regulators with.
  3. Mark Green

    Working presure Valve fluctuating

    Checked again for leaks today and found a small leak pre- regulator. Slapped some silicone around the joint and problem solved. Will keep an eye on this for the next week or two. Just goes to show that even though I had checked twice before for leaks, it's worth checking again.
  4. Mark Green

    Working presure Valve fluctuating

    Will check again when I get home.
  5. Mark Green

    Working presure Valve fluctuating

    Hi co2art, Hope you can help, I currently have a dual stage regulator and ive noticed the working presure needle keeps fluctuating from 20bar to 40 bar. This is causing the bubble rate to go really fast to really slow. This is happening when the co2 is turned on and working. This is happening...
  6. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    It would seem that the di unit is disconnected from the flush. How will this effect everything? Currently get 45psi from the tap, I understand this is low and will need to get a booster pump. Any ideas on what kind of pump I will need for this system? Ive been quoted around £150 from the...
  7. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    Been adding prime to the water, Still get the same results.
  8. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    Going to make some ro today so will see if the problem still exists. Will also check that the membrane has not dislodged itself. Update. Used the system todaynand got the same readings:'( . So i checked the tds before the di stage and after. The results are before di stage 64ppm and after di...
  9. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    Thx for the advice Ian. Still unsure why My tds has increased on my last batch of ro water
  10. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    The system had been running for 1 hour So can I add this water straight to the tank? I have some gh booster I got from one of the sponsor on the site, should I add this. All very confusing being new to ro usage. Thx Mark
  11. Mark Green

    RO water readings

    Hope some one can offer me a bit of advice. So i purchased a new ro system http://www.osmotics.co.uk/products/6-Stage-300-Gallon-Per-Day-Reverse-Osmosis-System.html Its been running OK since i set it up 2 weeks ago, Tds reading was around 2 so was more than happy. currently out of the tap my...
  12. Mark Green

    IAPLC 2016

    My entry this year 367, an improvement on last year.
  13. Mark Green

    Any plants for sale?

    Hi, Been checking your plant selection online over the last 2 weeks looking to place an order however over half of your catalogue is sold out. When do co2 art plan on getting new stock? Getting very frustrating checking every week.
  14. Mark Green

    182l Optiwhite tank "Sherpas way home"

    It looks a lot more balanced since you filled in the right side. Really great hardscape.
  15. Mark Green

    Going Dutch by the book - tank sponsored by Tropica

    Your making this hobby look really easy:banghead: Loving the health and colours, nice work:thumbup:
  16. Mark Green

    50mm 70mm or 100mm macro lens

    After looking around a bit more for a camera it looks like its either a nikon D7100 ( new), or a Canon 5D Mkii ( second hand). Your right about the lens mentioned, need to walk before I can run.:banghead: It really don't understand how expensive lens are, it absolutely crazy. So will not be in...
  17. Mark Green

    50mm 70mm or 100mm macro lens

    Just been reading this thread by Mark Evans http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/canon-135mm-f2-l-random-shots.11597/ Very expensive canon 135mm F2 L. What would you say is the closest thing for a Nikon D5300? I found these, which would you say is close in picture quality.... Nikon Nikkor DC...
  18. Mark Green

    50mm 70mm or 100mm macro lens

    So many chooses, starting to get head spin. Ive decided on the D5300 as its wifi is inbuilt which will help when taking pictures and able to see them straight away on the lap top. However on lens choose im still not clear what would be the best buy. Also seen Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35MM F/1/8G DX is...
  19. Mark Green

    Tank Tip and Camera Adjustment

    This may help..... http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/macro-photography-lens-advice.12264/page-2
  20. Mark Green

    50mm 70mm or 100mm macro lens

    A little help if you can......... Im looking at buying a nikon D3300 ( looked at the D 5300 & D7300 Nikon also) as it has the same Image processor-sensor format & sensor type as the other two mentioned. Don't no much about cameras but from what i can understand from the forum, the len's is more...
  21. Mark Green

    What sump pump

    Another option you could look at is the JECOD DCT series Pumps - DCT4000. I've been using this for the last 9 months with no problems so far in my sump on the same size tank as you have. Very quiet and has 10 speed settings, not that you will use the highest setting, but its nice to know you...
  22. Mark Green

    Genesis

    Wow, your knocking them out quickly. Another great scape, I want it:-)
  23. Mark Green

    Tropical Bay

    The colours in the picture are very vibrant, great journal for people wanting to learn more. You must be happy with the result....keeps the other half happy when she has this to look at all day
  24. Mark Green

    IAPLC 2015

    Some truly wonderful scape's, some of the wood/stone work is to die for. It's amazing the hight they achieve at the back of the Tank, how do they do that? Top result for Stu (54) think thats his highest rank yet=D>.
  25. Mark Green

    Dark Land (300l) - Now with FTS of the first days.

    Loving the work, the time and effort you put into your scape's really is fantastic. Only tap water, great know im more jealous..
  26. Mark Green

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Great result, you must be happy with the result back in the top 100
  27. Mark Green

    Dark Land (300l) - Now with FTS of the first days.

    That is one stunning scape and pictures you have there, so jealous of the plant health I thought I felt a tear coming;-) Always love a good vid, how much time do you take with pictures, processing, uploading, editing ect? I take it your using soft water?
  28. Mark Green

    Stu's 90x45x45 Seiryu Range

    As always your scape looks great. If your interested, you can purchase your copy of IAPLC , please contact at shop@adana.co.jp All ADA need is your name, address and what publication your interested in buying. They will send you a link for payment. Just done this myself for the aqua journal...
  29. Mark Green

    Where can I buy an ADA poster?

    Hi Andy, Something like this.. http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/shop/2014-nature-aquarium-calendar-with-photography-by-takashi-amano/
  30. Mark Green

    Amano RIP?

    Very sad news, R.I.P
  31. Mark Green

    My tanks

    Hi Nikos Nice top 10 finish with AGA 2014 for " Roots " very nice.
  32. Mark Green

    Hello from North Dakota, USA

    Hi Shawn, Welcome to Ukaps ( What took you so Long)....... Nice Pics on your flickr account, hope to see a journal soon.
  33. Mark Green

    My tanks

    Wow..... These are really amazing, like the plant placement in "The Dutch" Welcome to ukaps, hope to see a journal in the future...
  34. Mark Green

    Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano at Lisbon Oceanarium

    Absolutely fantastic, the man is a genius. Paulo some great photos Thx for posting. 
  35. Mark Green

    Im a little confused, any help would be great

    It could be the fact that you've only had the java for 2 weeks and it acclimatising to your tank parameters. Cut off bad leaves, hopefully new grow will be OK. Looking at the short video I would guess that you also have too much flow as every thing is waving "in the air like it just dont care"...
  36. Mark Green

    Mot's aquascapes - Added AGA 2015 Aquascapes

    That's a fab collection of scape's, I would be happy to have all of them . Look forward to September when you release the other photos.... Any plans to do a journal on ukaps in the future..?
  37. Mark Green

    Feedback URGENT CONTACT!

    Ok no problem, PM sent to you. thx
  38. Mark Green

    Valley of colors

    Great Photos as always... The colours look amazing:)
  39. Mark Green

    Disobedience

    Congratulations on a beautiful scape. :thumbup: Love the Buceph sp Velvet flowering, sorry to hear about your disease. Hopefully you and all the others could set up Buceph anonymous on ukaps, the fact that you recognise the problem means their is hope for you in the future....
  40. Mark Green

    Feedback URGENT CONTACT!

    Hi Miroslav, Can you inform Karol, that i have sent a private PM through ukaps on Monday and have still not received a reply. Thx Mark
  41. Mark Green

    CO2 reactor advise

    Looking for some guidance if possible............... Im thinking about setting up a cerges reactor for my 90*45*45 size tank. The problem im having is what size water filter housing would work best, should i go for a 10inch unit or a 20inch unit with 1inch ports (4.5 inch width) ? Also where...
  42. Mark Green

    Giesemann Futura-S

    Thx for the review, have the same problem my self never enough time. Its why I dont do journals.. Shame about the app not working on ipad ect, cant say im a fan of apple as you say they are douchebags. Same phone, small upgrades each year. The colouring of the LED seem really great, the...
  43. Mark Green

    Giesemann Futura-S

    Im sure the par values are more then needed. Cheers for the link  :thumbup:
  44. Mark Green

    Genesis

    That's really is beautiful
  45. Mark Green

    Giesemann Futura-S

    Hi, Im looking for a new lighting system for a 90cm tank i have, and i keeping coming back to the giesmann futura. Im looking at the 3 module futura its an expensive bit of kit however it seems to be the best on the market for Led. Does any one own one of these units, its very hard finding...
  46. Mark Green

    Coming back to UKAPS...

    Great News.... Your journals and your advice have been greatly missed.:)
  47. Mark Green

    Finally... UK aquascaping competiion.

    I don't need to know the company, i was just saying that i have not heard of them before this post. Your right that it takes time to organsie these things, however im surprised that some one like PFK did not give this a go, as their in a perfect position to do so. Good luck to them in starting...
  48. Mark Green

    Finally... UK aquascaping competiion.

    Cant say many peple will be sending them 10 pounds to enter. Can see this turning into a bit of a damp squid.... And ive never heard of this company until this post.
  49. Mark Green

    What exactly causes BBA?

    The page is. http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/praxeZalozeni1 Under setting up a aquarium, number 5..... Lighting.. Some good growth on tanks.... 1 - 2 and 4 all have nutrition based Soils (which means you can be less frequent on fertilization. You have high light which am sure is pushing...
  50. Mark Green

    What exactly causes BBA?

    Very much of topic, On your site it states for par levels you need the following... However that bloke you take time out to discredit on your site found the following to be true( did a test with a par meter on a ada tank in store)...
  51. Mark Green

    What exactly causes BBA?

    So are you saying all the tanks on your site are your tanks??? If not which are yours? Please provide links to these tanks... Thx Also I notice on your site the following information about Foreign Internet forums The Barr Report → American forum dedicated to the whole issue of natural...
  52. Mark Green

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Can you show any pictures of the test plants, would love to see. Im in need of a small bush for my current tank.. The reason I asked about the kessil is im looking for a new lighting system for my new 90cm*45*45. Currently im using arcadia 4 tube*25w only 60cm long, the spread on the sides is...
  53. Mark Green

    What exactly causes BBA?

    Ardjuna any chance of seeing all the pictures of your beautiful healthy tanks. Not just 1 small tank but all the tanks you have done so we can see your advice works. I find in this hobby that many people claim to talk the talk and have all this great wisdom but in reality have very mediocre...
  54. Mark Green

    Stu's 120x45x45 tank sponsored by Tropica

    Hi stu, Great scape as always stu, would be interested in your thoughts on the Lighting: 2 x Kessil A360w Tuna Sun. Whats the spread like, are the par values very high?
  55. Mark Green

    60P - The Shimmering of Light

    Some really great pictures in this journal. Love the wabi-kusa idea, it really helped make them stems bushy. Looking forward to the next installment...
  56. Mark Green

    What exactly causes BBA?

    In my tank its usually a build up of organics that cause BBA, so cleaning the filter plus a good clean up in the tank like syphon soil, clean all dead plant matter seems to stop more growth. Also I found a quote by Yo-Han which I thought was very interesting....
  57. Mark Green

    Can I use this stone?

    I live in Israel near the sea of galilee tiberias. I think until I found out whay they are mining I won't be using in the tank. Trying to find out what they mine may take some time as my hebrew skills are not so good. Thx again Mark
  58. Mark Green

    Can I use this stone?

    Thx for the reply Darrel, I was going to use in my next scape however after reading your other post about you would not use it if it came from a known "hard rock" mine spoil heap. Well as it happens I did get it from a mine spoil heap, not sure what they're mining. So not sure now.... Cheers Mark
  59. Mark Green

    Can I use this stone?

    Hi, I found this rock near where i live and was interested in knowing if i could use this in my aquarium.... when cleaning its a little flaky and a fine dust comes from parts of the stone/slate. Also it has some of this attatched.. tested with vinegar and it seems ok. Any ideas on...
  60. Mark Green

    PPS pro

    Ardjuna i think T.Barr answered you in the following thread http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/17727-How-easily-CSM-B-can-become-toxic, however you did not like the answer. How about you come up with your own data that disproves what T.Barr has to say on EI, and not some science papers...
  61. Mark Green

    6 weeks and still not received delivery of goods CO2Art...

    Thx for the quick reply Karol, Your right i did recieve a message on the 11th (Sorry my original message sounded like ive had no contact from co2art). However ive sent 2 messages to co2art since then with no reply. Which is why i contact you via Ukaps. Im not aware of how you post abroad, I...
  62. Mark Green

    6 weeks and still not received delivery of goods CO2Art...

    Hi co2art, Im posting this as your not responding to my emails.... I placed an order for the following.. 1x Clear CO2 Resistant Aquarium Polyurethane Tubing - 4/6mm - 1m 1x Advanced Precision Brass Bubble Counter for Regulators and Solenoids 1x Professional Aquarium CO2 Dual Stage Regulator...
  63. Mark Green

    Need help with using EI salts Catalog

    Standard Ei Dosing [This is a guideline only] Macro Solution Mix, Shake & Leave to Dissolve Overnight: 4tsp Potassium Nitrate............. KNO3 1tsp Potassium Phosphate........KH2PO4 6tsp Magnesium Sulphate 500ml Water Micro Solution Mix, Shake & Leave to Dissolve Overnight: 1tsp Chelated...
  64. Mark Green

    The fastest growing UK plant shop!

    Hi Miroslav, Is this delivery option available to Israel also, as I may be interested in ordering plants from you if the delivery time is that quick. Thx Mark
  65. Mark Green

    AGA results 2014

    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show131.html Some outstanding scape's again this year, however very disappointed with the Dutch category was expecting more. Really chuffed that my scape was published on their site
  66. Mark Green

    "Dutch something or the other" 120 Gal

    Im a little puzzled, constantly being told that for a planted tank you need 10x (tank volume an hour) as a general rule. However you only pushing 4x your tank volume an hour and have great growth. Too stunning for words!
  67. Mark Green

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    link to the top 27.......... http://peha68.pl/iaplc-2014-top-27/ when you look at Piotr Dymowski #45 above is pure class the detail is amazing. Number 14 is a nice, however who in their right mind thought it was better than Piotr Dymowski #45.
  68. Mark Green

    Stu's 90x45x45 Seiryu Range

    It's a shame your not around ukaps so much this year stu, I miss your great journals with loads of great pictures and a fantastic scape for all the members to be jealous off. Looking forward to the fts of this scape, you really are an inspiration. Still a great result with iaplc, will be...
  69. Mark Green

    My planted aquarium 60 liter. LiveJournal.

    I goto Haifa for my co2 refills, nice 2 hour round trip just for gas You seem to be having better luck than me with some of the plants you have. Thats the reason I was asking about ro water as currently my tds is running at 942. I know it causes problems for only a dozen plants, but 942 seems...
  70. Mark Green

    My planted aquarium 60 liter. LiveJournal.

    Welcome to ukaps. Noticed you live in Israel, where in Israel do you live? I myself live near tiberias on a kibbutz. Thats an big plant list for such a small tank. Your tank looks great and your plants very healthy. How long have you been using ro water? Mark
  71. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    A couple of pictures from my IAPLC ranked 523.... changed the name from island scape to Mighty Bush. This tank is still up and running however i will be doing a rescape soon as im bored of this and looking to change....
  72. Mark Green

    The Living Bridge - Video added

    That looks absolutely magnificent, its a real shame they decided to change the rules at the last minute. I truly feel that you have been hard done by with this scape. The fig bridge is stunning and your hard work is appreciated. Ive seen your other scape's on another forum they also look...
  73. Mark Green

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    Post arrived today :) Was surprised at how excited I was opening the letter. Came in at 523, really happy with that result. Congratulations to all who entered......:clap:
  74. Mark Green

    CPR Overflow size

    will not be drilling into the tank so cant have twin stand pipe or x aqua, i understand the need to have emergancy outlet (Herbie in my case), which is why a weir seems the best way (unless you have another idea ) going forward. Will be ordering this tank - sump - cabinet next week, so the...
  75. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    Ahhh that makes sense concerning the co2 loss. thinking about sealing the wet/dry section to reduce the loss even further. Maybe a silly question but if i have 4 x flow coming in and 10 x flow going out, i will not have enough water coming in the sump as more volume of water is going out...
  76. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    Was thinking of a Herbie overflow, which means i need 2 bulk heads to achieve this. was thinking of using http://www.cpraquatic.com/products/overflows.html The CS102 1200gph has two 1" bulkheads. Would this be ok for my tank size???? What would your advice be concerning the flow rate going...
  77. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    Im more of a hands on person when it comes to learning, when installed i should start to grasp the pro and cons. Learnig is all part of the fun:) Not going to be easy with the placement of the tank, but will look into this in more detail. as you say better safe than sorry.;) Great little...
  78. Mark Green

    Par readings on 60cm Luminaire over a 90cm tank

    That great ceg4048 cheers
  79. Mark Green

    CPR Overflow size

    Hi all, New tank size will be 90*45*45cm (180Liter / 48gallon). so will i need a overflow system following the 10* flow rule. Looking at the following page http://www.cpraquatic.com/products/overflows.html the CS90 with 600gph with one bulk head is fine. However i would like to have a...
  80. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    So the sump size should be ok for my needs. Never away from home for more than 2 days on the run/ thx again Foxfish
  81. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    foxfish thx for the reply. So with a tank size of 90*45*45cm and the water level droped by 1inch for example, with my sump size of 55*35*36 how much water would it drop in the sump?? The sump has not been made yet so the size could be changed. i would like to be safe and not sorry in the...
  82. Mark Green

    Par readings on 60cm Luminaire over a 90cm tank

    Thx Alastair, its what i thought but alway good to ask people with more experience
  83. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    Couple of questions.. Was thinking of using a CPR OVERFLOW or a lifereef. Any recommendations???? Not really possible to have a mains top up value with the position of this tank in my home. Why would you consider this to be so important The reason for the sump is where i live it gets hot in...
  84. Mark Green

    Par readings on 60cm Luminaire over a 90cm tank

    any one have any advice
  85. Mark Green

    Changing from canister to Sump

    Hi all, Im upgrading my tank to a 90*45*45cm and in the process changing to a wet/dry overflow with sump. i was looking at the kind of sump in the following thread......... http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/13223-Sump-Demo-and-overflow-installation i was thinking of a sump size of...
  86. Mark Green

    Par readings on 60cm Luminaire over a 90cm tank

    Hi, Thinking of upgrading to a larger tank (90 x 45 x 45 cm (35 x 18 x 18in) was wondering if my existing lighting unit ( arcadia 60cm 4*24w) would be sufficient for the job. How far high would I need to suspend the Luminaire from the substrate and how many bulbs on to produce sufficient par...
  87. Mark Green

    Aqua Journal Digital in english

    are new aqua journals still available in english?? Cant find it any where
  88. Mark Green

    1000+

    This is going to look great. The cabinet Oliver Knott has used will be a great idea and in white will make this your show piece.hey good look with the move you must be a happy man moving from rented to owning. Looking forward to up dates in the future..... Are you entering iaplc this year?
  89. Mark Green

    Green Ravine

    Great concept. This will look fab when it's filled in. The Hygrophila pinnatifida looks great wish I could get mine looking like that. The black background really makes the green pop. Really nice work
  90. Mark Green

    Gob smacked...

    Had me second guessing, first thought no then yes (maybe). Be interesting to see what those Indians think know.......
  91. Mark Green

    DIY Project DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

    I envy people who are good with DIY. Fantantic cabinets on show, just saved yourself a fortune..... Nice work
  92. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    This is my fav also, this is the view from my computer desk. Im really happy with how this turned out, its not so easy at maintenance time as the hard scape makes things a little difficult getting in those nooks and crannies. Thanks for the comment on the photography, its the first time I've...
  93. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    A few more pictures... Fissidens Fontanus... Borrowed a friends Lighting....
  94. Mark Green

    New full-time career in aquatics

    Congratulations, great news for the hobby. So are you the man to talk too about discounts ;)
  95. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    May try the sand again before I take this down Will see how things look in 2 months time before deciding on iaplc. When is the closing date?
  96. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    Thx for the kind words Ian, ive followed your scapes and think your up there with the best on ukaps. So your opinion means a lot to a budding aquascaper:thumbup: Just checked out Norbert Sabats 'ghosts' nice scape. My original thought was to have the sand at the front, can still go back to...
  97. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    Thx to everyone for the great response. Im really happy with how the space was used in this 60cm, managed to get hold of some good hardwood wood and used 4 pieces to fill things out. The red plant is limnophila hippuroides grows soooo slow, well it has for me so far. Cheers :thumbup:
  98. Mark Green

    IAPLC 523 - Mighty Bush

    Hi all, I decided to start a new scape back in November last year, its currently 3 months old. Here are a couple of pictures showing how it starting and how it looks today. Some specs: Tank- 60x30x36 Lighting - Arcadia Lighting system Filter - Tetra Tec Ex1200 Substrate - Ada Amazonia...
  99. Mark Green

    George's 65cm Natural Aquario

    Coming soon......lol Its like a Hollywood film premier.... Mark
  100. Mark Green

    Roots and Lava

    Hi Joel, Love both your tanks, very well done. Cant believe you've taken it apart it really is beautiful. Cheers Mark
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