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    Who has a motorbike?

    My baby :angel: Won't be getting much use out of her any time soon as I dislocated my collarbone playing rugby on Saturday :evil:
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    UK Driftwood

    The problem with driftwood as an aquascaping medium is that it generally floats. I tried to use it in a scape and it went horrbly, horribly wrong.
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    London Riots

    Andy, please put that in letter form and post it to; David Cameron Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA
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    How many Harlequins for a 275litre?

    I used to have 30 in my 125l...
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    Day Gecko Pics...

    I keep them, and they breed themselves :lol: I don't claim to do anything special to get them to breed, just keep them in pairs and away they go. I used to incubate the eggs until a few months ago but now i leave them where they're laid
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    What fish is this... ?

    :geek: :lol:
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    What fish is this... ?

    Apistogramma cacatuoides aka Cockatoo Cichlid.
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    Day Gecko Pics...

    Cheers Garuf, they're easy to be honest. Like anything, get the setup right and they look after themselves. Spotlight for basking, UV tube, vivarium with plenty of hiding places, feed them fruit baby food and crickets a few times a week, spray the enclosure every to every other day to increase...
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    Chameleon

    Adult male Furcifer Pardalis Panther Chameleon
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    Day Gecko Pics...

    Some more... Adult female Phelsuma borbonica mater Juvenile Phelsuma pasteuri
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Cheers Andy. Yep, I'm so pleased I stuck with it. Will try and get an FTS later but for now, i'm off down the golf course :lol: I still have Cherries in this tank but they don't go near the UG. There is something about that corner that they, and all other plants I have put there, don't like...
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    MY RENEW TANK 96L

    Hi Minh, the tank looks like a good start, how about some hemianthus micranthemoides behind the driftwood, it's a nice delicate and vibrant stem :thumbup: What is it you have planted in the foreground?
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    :lol: Possibly because I havent updated for 5 months. Thank you, I'm really pleased with how it's developed Thanks Chris, appreciate the positive feedback :thumbup:
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    Day Gecko Pics...

    Thanks Gill, they are even better in the 'scales'
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    Day Gecko Pics...

    Thought I'd share a few snaps of some day geckos from my collection 8) Phelsuma ornata adult male Phelsuma cepediana adult male
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Hi Lisa, with the larger WCs I dosed as normal. I changed say on Sunday adding normal Macro dose after, Monday add normal Trace dose, then WC on Tues adding normal Macro dose after, Weds add normal Trace dose, etc. When I say 'normal' Trace dose, i mean a triple dose, as usual :lol: UG...
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    Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape - 12 Rummy Nosed Tetras Added

    Re: Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape :lol: Obviously no offence meant to yourself or other Iwagumi-ers. I appreciate they are an art form, I just think they lack the interest to the eye that a NA scape does :D
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    Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape - 12 Rummy Nosed Tetras Added

    Re: Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape The second would be good with the addition of more, smaller rocks around the larger two. Think saintly's MA shop tank with stems behind. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6787&start=160 However, as you're going for Dullagumi :silent: *takes cover* the original is a good...
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long - "Attrition" Rare update from me. This tank has kicked the blahblahblahblah out of me and has been duly named 'Attrition' meaning 'wearing down to weaken or destroy' - it almost beat me :lol: I got bored shortly after the last update and left the tank to its own devices leading to even...
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    Wave CO2 Regulator & Solenoid help?

    Just to add to what others have said, the needle valve alters the output of the CO2. The operating pressure comes from the FE. Incidently, I changed my FE over last night and couldn't get the gas to come out of the UP Atomizer even though the valve was still open as much as before. I...
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    Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape - 12 Rummy Nosed Tetras Added

    Re: Bobtastic's Iwagumi Scape I think the rear right hand rock needs to point upwards, like the two main rocks, other than that I think it looks good
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    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Without pictures, it never happened... :wink:
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    Short Spraybars

    If you use less pipes, the pressure is increased and the little rubber stopper on the end gets blown out. Well, mine did
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    [IWAGUMI] Project Scree - New plants and lights

    Re: [IWAGUMI] Project Scree This tank is gorgeous, I don't think you need the UG
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    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' (updated 12/8) The tank looks great - that moss looks fantastic 8) I still feel that the lines of the main stone aren't right though, i think it needs rotating anti clockwise to tie in with the smaller one at the front or perhaps a plant or some moss between...
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    gcpenn's ADA 60H 45 CO2 Disaster Update

    Re: gcpenn's ADA 60H 45 journal. Instant aquascape, just add water! :lol: That wood is great and that has got to be the best looking CO2 cannister I've seen 8) It's quite hectic in there, I must say, this is why i'm not a real fan of vallis
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    22 Gallon Upgrade, First Journal!

    I can echo a good start but I think you need more plants to help you. I would suggest either getting rid of the frogs or changing the water more frequently, they will be polluting a lot and could contribute to your algae problems
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    Andrew's 90cm

    With this I agree but I also think there are only a handful of people who could take constructive critique. There're two types of aquascaper. Those people who strive for perfection and move from scape to scape in order to improve. And then those that want an attractive aquarium. On a couple of...
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    UKAPS Members' IAPLC 2010 Showcase

    I knew I was never going to place high in the IAPLC, I entered last minute with my entry from the Pico Competition, just for the sake of entering. I'm really glad I entered, it has inspired me to scape a proper tank, and consider design more. I hope to enter next year with a real 'scape. Info...
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    Not to worry Mr F! I looked through because you said you may have missed some, and I missed me too :thumbup:
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    Here is evidence as to not believe everything George Farmer tells you :wink: :lol: :thumbup: :geek:
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    I can see that I've broken the Mine was entered into the UKAPS Pico Comp last year. Was Graeme's published on TGM? Don't know that they would check :crazy:
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    With people getting entry numbers in the 2000s i assumed they had cut some. I don't believe I have broken the rules, I did check them before entering, I don't think there was a minimum volume :crazy: I didn't know what Graeme had entered, could have been scubadivers and blue gravel :lol:
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    Same here, we just missed the cut :lol:
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    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' after a break Hi Mark, I have to admit I don't find this as exciting as your usual 'just add water' aquascapes :lol: but I appreciate you wanted low maintenance and you're not here to please my eyes 8) Your photography is dramatic and stunning, i love it...
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    IAPLC 2010 Results are out

    Congratulations everyone, seems my lil Pico missed the cut :oops: :lol:
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    Nick Brandt

    Incredible
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    trimming Bolbitis heudelotii

    This is right in my experience. Bolbitus is tough stuff, snapping is not easy, and if your scissors aren't up to much then the bruising will occur also.
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I'm nervous thinking about it! As long as I don't come last I'll be pleased :lol: Good chance of coming last though, entered my Pico :crazy:
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    Dwarf Hairgrass - Where can i get it?

    I've had the hairgrass from Plantedtanks and the bunches are probably the same amount as a normal pots worth
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    The Murphs opti-Nano

    Perhaps you could name the scape 'Invisible Flora' :shifty: I'm here all week :lol:
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    Brain Teaser

    With all due respect, you didnt have to read what people had written
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    Brain Teaser

    :angel:
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    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) Ye that should work nicely. Looking forward to watching this develop, and you keeping that Hygro under control :lol:
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    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm (planted) I loves it! :clap: Great simple hardscape & great plant choice :clap: What're you planning to do with the plastic border? Keep it there?
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' @ 9 weeks The tank looks really smart Mark, the HC looks soooo much better after the trim too. Surprising how much of a difference it has made.
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    sams 60cm 'Pinnatifida Peak' (4.5 weeks)

    Re: sams 60cm ????? Plant it :thumbup:
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    Plant ID

    It is 'Staurogyne sp.' which is now called Staurogyne repens
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I thought to hell with it, so i've entered my Pico from last year :lol: ID:02278
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    Change of plan, I may still enter my 125l instead of my 28l :geek:
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I very much doubt i'll be entering now, after all it's the International Aquatic PLANT Layout Competition not International Aquatic ALGAE Layout Competition :oops: :lol:
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    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - "Mono" [Hardscaped 29/04/10] I want to like it more than I do, I can see why everyone is singing its praises, but for me it looks very unnatural. The 'lines' (strata) on the different rocks don't follow each other and the one at the back is facing in the opposite...
  53. J

    The Importance of GH Booster.

    Thanks George
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    The Importance of GH Booster.

    Interesting reading Dave, what's the science behind the GH booster and the algae going?
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    238l rescape, UPDATED 21st Oct

    Re: 238l rescape. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xmas-Moss-x5-Live ... 4ceb9beeea
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    Cherry shrimp and liquid carbon

    I double dose my AE liquid carbon with Cherries, George, have done for about 2 weeks. All seem ok
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    238l rescape, UPDATED 21st Oct

    Re: 238l rescape. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with that great piece of Manzi
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    Red kites in mid wales

    Incredible!
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    I love springtime!

    Beautiful snaps George, potential stock images...
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    Dosing help

    Allowing for a 50% water change every Sunday and dosing no ferts on Saturdays Dose following amount of each on Sunday(after WC), Tuesday, Thursday, Potassium Nitrate KNO3 - 2.66g Potassium Sulphate K2SO4 - 1.22g Monopotassium Phosphate KH2PO4 - 0.75g Magnesium Sulphate MgSO4 - 6.89g Dose...
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    nelson's nano 1

    I think it's wicked. It doesn't need to be 'balanced' in my opinion, it's a snapshot of nature...
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    Where do you have yours?

    http://www.captivebredreptileforums.co. ... tiles.html
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    What's the demand for high street planted aquarium shops?

    Re: What's the demand for high street planted aquarium shops Agreed. After all it's only dried mud. Terrible stuff in my latest opinion.
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    Inline diffusers??

    The way I see it with these i if you've got your tank on your desk then the bubbles will annoy you. If it's in your Lounge and you're sat 2 metres away, you wont notice
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    Inline diffusers??

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0432018641
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    nelson's nano 2.......rescaped.

    Re: nelson's nano 2 :text-+1: on the flame moss - easily shapeable to suit the scape :thumbup: Your growth for 8 days is incredible :clap: It looks great
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    Does the entire base of the tank need support?

    Regardless of opinion, putting a sheet of wood beneath it would alleviate any worries
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    looking for a good reptile forum

    www.captivebredreptileforums.co.uk
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    Does the entire base of the tank need support?

    Even if it was 4mm it would unlikely break with a 1 inch overhang
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    Does the entire base of the tank need support?

    In your case with only 1 inch either side, my opinion is it'll only break if you whack it with something :thumbup:
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    My frog viv

    Looking good Matt, always been tempted to keep Darts. Is the breeder called Bill? If so, I bought some Chameleons from him a few years ago :thumbup:
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    Who's tried Colombo florabase

    Does it have any weight to it or is it similar to Oli Knott's NS?
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    Dragon stone question to experienced members...

    You'll probably find that the more you scrub the stones, the more grey will be revealed. This stone is made up of a lot of orangey clay within the cavities so I'd advise a very thorough clean with a toothbrush, you'll be surprised how even the hard surface is actually clay and comes right off
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Thanks Gaz I'll have a look into it :thumbup:
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Hi Jamie, thanks for your kind words. I think this shape tank is great, I'm considering getting one built in Optiwhite glass, I like it that much :thumbup: I look forward to seeing what you come up with and I'm flattered to inspire :oops: Will you be doing a journal?
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Cheers bud. Argh don't say that, i was hoping nobody had noticed them! :lol: In fairness i've been considering something to replace them for a while but haven't got round to doing anything about it. I looked into some HK glassware on fleabay and the inlets are all too...
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Thanks George, yep reading back it was Steve in fairness, sorry Steve :lol: Cheers Andy. I had to try the Glosso, couldn't let you have a better carpet than me :lol: It's growing well now, lots of new growth from the crypts all coming out at once. There may be a...
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' I don't believe you, need pics :wink: :lol:
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Update Glosso Added I also took my own advice and cut the Bolbitis right back to the Rhizome :thumbup:
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    Am I the youngest?

    You could be the youngest, I think you have to be 13 to sign up to most forums. I agree with Garuf, you don't come across as being that age
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    nelson's nano 2.......rescaped.

    Re: nelson's nano 2 Loving that last layout Neil
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Thanks Devin :thumbup: I'm pleased with how it's starting to develop Cheers Mark, I have to agree although the hairgrass seems to disappear against the background though :eh: Nice one Chris, credit goes to George Farmer for kicking me up the bottom to change to the...
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' Bloody hell, that's a bit mean to the Bolbitis :lol: It'll come back massive after that though, just gotta be brutal with it in my experience
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    Steve's Opti-white Nano - Ikita Kaseki

    Looks good with more HC, and the stems, has the HC spread much or is it mostly the new pots?
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Here we go, white background. Please excuse the glare, these were taken literally 10 mins ago rushed, it's very sunny and I'm getting nagged to go and mash the spuds for dinner :lol:
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    60cm nature scape v2

    :lol: Mine grow fairly quickly too If you're rescaping anyway, you could try trimming most of the leaves off the crypts in the middle, to reveal your hardscape again. Also, how do you trim your lilaeopsis? Like grass? I tried that in my pico and it just stuck it's fingers up at me and died :lol:
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    60cm nature scape v2

    Full to bursting :lol: It looks great Do you trim your crypts? I've found they respond really well to cutting off the taller leaves, chucking out nice new growth and bushing out at the base. This gets rid of the 'need' for plants to cover up the stems :thumbup: Are you planning on keeping...
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' Is that half your normal dosing or half the dosing as per NutriCalc for example? I'm back to square one with regards my ferts knowledge, I have another nano that I dose once a fortnight at best with one daily amount and the growth is great, but if I did that...
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    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    If you're looking to completely pack out the back with plants then the hardscape is great where it is, otherwise you'd risk losing it is a mass of plants. Go with your gut and try it, you can always rescape
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    Wabi-kusa projects

    Re: Wabi-kusa project Now that's what I want to achieve! :clap:
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' Tank looks smart, and although I'm unsure of the leggy, spare piece of Manzi on the right, I'm sure it'll look great once the plants have grown :thumbup: What do you mean 'not going the full EI route' ?
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' 5 out of 10 :wink:
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    Shrimp and Koralias

    They can get sucked in but they get chucked out in one piece somehow, I've seen it happen a few times with the smaller ones
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Thanks Paulo, the Fissdens is crdit to you, so healthy, and still got half of it left :lol: My 125l has no background against the 'cappacino' coloured walls and it looks ok :? . This one has a radiator behind, hence the tshirt attached to the back :lol:
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long Infact, I'm surprised Paulo has organised it, being a Chelsea fan :geek:
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long I was going to join the road trip but United-Chelsea is keeping me home
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    Wabi-kusa projects

    Re: Wabi-kusa project Ah :lol:
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long I'll definately be giving a white background a go this weekend, and hopefully my local friednly P@H will have some Glosso in stock for me to plant up 8)
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    Wabi-kusa projects

    Re: Wabi-kusa project I'm loving that :thumbup: Steve, isn't that what Bank Holidays are for? :eh: :lol:
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