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  1. J

    Nano light (suggestions)

    http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/pr ... -light-11w I use these on my nano's excellent lights.
  2. J

    Where to buy plants now?

    Nothing wrong with Aquadip, there quailty is way better than the Far East supplier as it's only coming in from Holland, assuming that the supplier keeps them right, you should have no issues with them at all. last time I have a order from Aquadip I got a case of 50+ pots to try and was very...
  3. J

    cheeeeeeeeeese

    There is something wrong with that cheese, I have never seen or heard of one going like that in my 20+ years in the kitchen. Camembert is a 45% fat cheese so should not be in any way shape or form dry. Take it back and get a decent piece :D
  4. J

    Where to buy 48"x15"x20" tank?

    What about this guy? http://www.poseidons-palace.co.uk/Posei ... riums.html Very reasonable prices. John.
  5. J

    JBL proflora m603

    Sorry, typo, that should say 602 :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Cheers, Johnny.
  6. J

    JBL proflora m603

    The 603 uses a pH controller to switch the CO2 on and off. The 603 uses a solenoid valve to swich off the CO2 on and off when attached to a timer. Cheers, Johnny.
  7. J

    Whats this all about?

    Nothing to do with me, as Tony says, if I had known it was his I wouldn't have posted here. Cynical lot here :(
  8. J

    Whats this all about?

    http://www.j-tsaquaticplantfood.co.uk/ Anyone know what's going on here? Looks new today, came up in a regular search, odd there is no contact details :shock:
  9. J

    Green Water

    Thanks again for the advise mate. All the green algae is now gone, now the plants need to recover from the 2 day blackout, sure they will come back quicly with my nuclear powered dosing! Cheers, Johnny.
  10. J

    Green Water

    Thanks Clive, was a very distressing time, 9 tanks to look after and a full time job, power company were next to useless, even the temp. generator kept breaking down! Total of 12 powercuts over 5 days :( lost my L66's CRS and Royal Whiptails. SWMBO had covered the tank when I got home last...
  11. J

    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' (updated 12/8) Love it, this tank just gets better and better!
  12. J

    Green Water

    No reason for the heavy dosing, apart from most threads here always say, add more ferts more co2, so I did :) and the plants seem to love it, when I get the water sorted I'll cut back. Could be the filter causing this, we have had a series of LONG power cuts here sometimes 16 hours(the joys of...
  13. J

    Green Water

    Sorry, been a bit thick not putting the info up, sorry. 60lt tank, 24w T5 on for 8 hours. CO2 in the yellow, approx 2bps. On 2 hours before lights, off 1 hour before lights out. Ferts, stock solution made with 6tsp Potassium Nitrate, 3 tsp Potassium Phosphate, 15tsp Magnessium Sulphate (1ltr...
  14. J

    Green Water

    Will do. What about CO2 and Ferts? Thanks, John.
  15. J

    Green Water

    I have a case of green water, not really sure why :thumbdown: Going to do a blackout first, see how that goes, should I turn OFF the CO2 while in blackout and NOT add ferts? If this fails I have a UV filter that should help, again while doing that should I turn the CO2 off and NOT dose...
  16. J

    "Bones of the Earth", 1800 litres, by Graeme Edwards

    This is my all time favourite tank, stunning in the flesh and I can't wait to go and see it in the flesh once again.
  17. J

    The cheapest way to grow algae for Nerite Snails?

    Stones in a small glass bowl (or similar) chuck in some miracle grow (or similar), top up with water and leave in a brightly lit window sill, that will grow some for them
  18. J

    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' What a beautiful nano, simply stunning!! :mrgreen:
  19. J

    60ltr Lighting

    Sorry, what I meant to say was I have 2x24w with just 1 lamp running :oops: So should I fire up the 2nd one to give me 48w total? Cheers, Johnny
  20. J

    60ltr Lighting

    Opps, I should have said 2x24w and only one is running, Sorry! Should I fire up the 2nd for 48w total?
  21. J

    60ltr Lighting

    I have had a 24x12x12" setup for a few weeks, I have a FE CO2 setup on it, Tropica Plant Substrate + Capsules topped off with sand. Full EI ferts, CO2 in the yellow, good flow x15 turnover of the water. Lighting is 48w T5, but only 1 currently set to light, took the other out for the time being...
  22. J

    Echinodorus Vesuvius - anyone seen it?

    The Green Machine sell it, from Tropica, stunning plant, not cheap, but when it get's going it really grows quick.
  23. J

    Apistogramma macmasteri breeding tank - Planning

    I keep my A. Baenschi pair in a 125ltr, heavily planted with anubis, crypts and ferns, lots of caves, wood and leaf litter, I really don't see them oftem, but they do breed on a regular basis. I have only pencils in with mine Nannostomus eques and Nannostomus beckfordi
  24. J

    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank. Day 14 Sweet looking tank Andy! I have had the same problem with the Echinodorus 'Vesuvius' , I have trimmed off the 'melting/dying' leaves and athe new growth rate increased a great deal, I had apprpx. 50 small sized runners and plantlets from 2 plants in 3...
  25. J

    Echinodorus vesuvius Problem

    OK, cheers everyone, will continue with getting rid of old leaves and blasting it with ferts and CO2 :)
  26. J

    Echinodorus vesuvius Problem

    This is what I don't get, CO2 is good, 15x turnover for flow, good ferts in high doses, don't undersand why its melting. :cry:
  27. J

    Echinodorus vesuvius Problem

    Been EI dosing the tank everyday, no fish so I have been overdosing heavily, at least I thought I was :( What iron? Johnny
  28. J

    Echinodorus vesuvius Problem

    Planted up some of the Echinodorus vesuvius 2 weeks ago, I have now started to see some yellowing of the old leaves and they have started to die off :( normal? CO2 is in the yellow, so that would leave a defficiency in ferts? JOHNNY
  29. J

    Will CPD eat my shrimplets?

    IME no, I have 2 tanks with CPD and Shrimps and I always have a heathly population of shrimp and shrimplets :)
  30. J

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 9 weeks I had 10 of these in a community, never had a problem with them, stunning fish, nice size and colour, not seen too often....
  31. J

    CO2 and Pico Tanks

    Thanks Darrel ( and other replies of cousre :thumbup: ) the issues you have addressed were the one I was worried about, so thanks for clarifiying that for me :thumbup: So ferts and easycarbo it is, and we'll see how we get on! Thanks, JOHNNY
  32. J

    CO2 and Pico Tanks

    Is it worth or even possible to do good pressurised CO2 in a Pico/nano tank (8ltr approx.) Currenly dosing with DIY TPN+ and Easycarbo, is it worthwhile investing in CO2, the Dennerle Nano crystal sets look nice (can't really afford the £200+ ADA ones :lol: )any other options? Thanks, JOHNNY
  33. J

    BBA and CO2

    Thanks, So basically I can add the CO2 and ferts and dose with easycarbo? this will help combat the BBA..??? Thanks, JOHNNY
  34. J

    Betta mini cube

    Is it worth putting pressurised CO2 on one of these? I have planted with Bacopa australis, Hydrocotyle verticillata and Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba'', so will be dosing a small amount of DIY TPN+ and Easycarbo.......... The dennerle nano set looks pretty good for the money?
  35. J

    Betta mini cube

    Picked one of these up today from Wharf, stunning little tank to see in the flesh, not cheap, but worth it, got a little nano heater too, which can fit down the back in the filter compartment! SWEET!!!!!!!
  36. J

    BBA and CO2

    I have a Rio180, standard 2x30w Lighting, Juwel internal filter(1500lph), Fluval 305, Korolia 2 powerhead. DIY TPN+ from James website :) and easycarbo. I have it medium planted with crypts, anubais, Hygrophillia, Echinodorus etc. I have some BBA on the slower growers. I have been dosing...
  37. J

    Garras and shrimp

    I have had panda garra's in with shrimp (crystal, amano and cherry) without any problems :)
  38. J

    My frog viv

    Thanks Matt :) Do the fruit fly not get through the glass door fronts? Cheers, JOHNNY
  39. J

    My frog viv

    Nice viv mate, it rocks !!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I get some more details on the viv and equipment, have you had to make any other mods to it? Are you draining it it anyway or is the substrate soaking any excess moisture? What are you using to mist the viv? Cheers, JOHNNY
  40. J

    Betta mini cube

    anyone now where they can be bought on the net? or have a name of them? Ta...
  41. J

    juwel filtration

    The 1000lph head is smaller and should be a direct replacement.
  42. J

    juwel filtration

    Re: jewel filtration Should be fine, they come with an adapter, only problem I found is I couldn't fit the heater next to the new Mega Pump!
  43. J

    Andyh's - Dragon Beach

    Stunning scape, awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  44. J

    JBL ProFlora Co2 Set

    Cheers for the answers, it's 2nd hand anyway, so not much to loose if its not right, I'll chuck it on one of the nano's Cheers, JOHNNY
  45. J

    JBL ProFlora Co2 Set

    Anyone got one of these? Any good? Will they fit a FE??? :D JOHNNY
  46. J

    Badly Damaged Anubais

    I was given some Anubais, by a friend, they are covered in BBA, have holes in the leaves, the structure is overall very poor and look almost dead, I have cut the worse leaves off and popped the rest into my srimp tank, they have done a great job of cleaning the leaves up, still they are full of...
  47. J

    What/who are you listening too?

    Gorillaz-Plastic beach
  48. J

    ADA Iron Bottom

    ADA Iron Bottom, anyone used it? I always have trouble with big swords, no matter how much I dose the water column, after a bit f hunting, these are suppose to help :crazy: :crazy: Any thoughts or alternatives? Cheers, JOHNNY
  49. J

    substrat and corydoras

    Quote from Ian Fuller, from here http://www.tropicalfishforums.co.uk/for ... hp?t=11403
  50. J

    Where do you guys work?

    Head Chef in a small Country House Hotel :thumbup:
  51. J

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal - final tank shot

    Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal I do like this tank! :clap: What was the dosing regime on this tank George?
  52. J

    Royals, Whips and Diamonds

    A few more, I love the Emperors, stunning little fish, full of life
  53. J

    Nature is the True Master

    Good idea, never thought of that :thumbup: :thumbup:
  54. J

    Growing Mosses

    Good idea Matt, LMK if there is anything I can do to help too, pics of moss etc :mrgreen:
  55. J

    saintly's"henge the revenge the 3rd and final installment"

    Re: saintly's MA potentialy low light IWAGUMI What type of background are you using Mark to get the blue effect??
  56. J

    Royals, Whips and Diamonds

    Thanks :mrgreen: Yes its prawn, he has a nibble on it sometimes, it in there for the L262's and L91's I know he's not suppose to have much protein, but its so rare he gets to eat it..... Nope none of my plecs eat the plants, uproot them, YES, aquascape the sand YES, never touch the plants...
  57. J

    Nature is the True Master

    :text-thankyou: thanks again for the suggestion, no doubt I will be doing some as suggested in the future. The whole point of this series was natural, no extra lighting etc, sorry if that part wasn't clear :thumbup: :thumbup:
  58. J

    Nature is the True Master

    Simon, I know what you mean, I was only playing with these images, I kept the unedited RAW files so I can play more :mrgreen: Thanks George, I wanted to shot in full sun, good job we had a nice day not long after the flowers opened, I wanted to use just natural light to create the hot spots...
  59. J

    Nature is the True Master

    Thanks :thumbup: Just a standard Canon 400D with a Sigma 28-80mm Macro lens, I really do need a better lens, but finding a good not hugely expensive one is a task and a half :crazy:
  60. J

    Royals, Whips and Diamonds

    :thumbup: just a few from my tanks
  61. J

    Nature is the True Master

    Did these last week, I have been trying to improve with the kit I have, learning all the time :crazy:
  62. J

    Growing Mosses

    Following Matts advice with the daily water changes, all mosses have pretty much doubled in size, so I'm pretty happy with the results :D
  63. J

    [WHERE TO BUY] Hatchetfish

    Wharf @ Pinxton normally have marbles and silver hatchets in, worth a call in anyway :mrgreen:
  64. J

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    Could I take the following please :) L006 L010 M014 M018 S006 S011 Thanks JOHNNY
  65. J

    Dan's Vivarium...

    Great set up Dan, can't wait to see the whole thing :)
  66. J

    Matt's emersed setup

    How often/how long is the mini fogger on for? its 36w that seems an awful lot of power for such a small thing :shock:
  67. J

    Juwel rio 180 filteration

    Fluval 405 is an excellent filter
  68. J

    Matt's emersed setup

    Re: Will this emersed setup work with Crypt Parva? got any pics of the set-up? fascinating stuff this plant stuff isn't it :D you cultivating any of your mosses like this?
  69. J

    Growing Mosses

    No worries guys, as long as you do go, you can pick me some up and pop them in the post if you don't mind :)
  70. J

    Growing Mosses

    Thanks again Matt I have both the new fissidens in a shallow dish with a little water, so will see how they grow :) I have started to separate the weeping moss out (good from bad) not much of the good left, have kept the bad in the hope I can coax a little more out of it. Do you have any link...
  71. J

    Growing Mosses

    Nice to see you here mate :D
  72. J

    Growing Mosses

    Nice list! So the Fissidens splachnobryoides is best grown in something shallow so it out of the water right? What about the zip, is that ok in the tank or should I go shallow for a while?
  73. J

    Growing Mosses

    What other mosses you growing Matt??
  74. J

    saintly's real life lighting attempts

    Stunning picture Mark, beautiful. Seeing your pictures here really inspires me (aquascaping and photography) Could you please start some tutorials on 'how too' with the photography 8)
  75. J

    Growing Mosses

    Thanks for that Matt :D I'm using coffee jar (nescafe) at the moment, so they have lots of water, will take the lids off, they were on, just so if I knocked them over, have been doing a weekly water change so I'll try to start daily or every other day. I do have some brown moss in there in a...
  76. J

    Opti White Tank

    Got the first quotes in for the tank and TBH it not as expensive as I had expected even the full opti-white is affordable :shock:
  77. J

    Growing Mosses

    I have several portions of moss which I'm not ready to use in any of my tanks yet, has anyone grown it on in glass jars? If so any tips for keeping it in tip top condition? Few questions that come to mind 1.Lid or no lid on the jar? 2. ferts in the water? 3. Easycarbo dosing? 4...
  78. J

    does anyone hava a HAGEN GLO T5

    I have one, excellent unit, well made, excellent reflector. They do take standard size T5's so can be replaced easily( I have done this already) Mine worked so well I actually took out one lamp and ran it with just the one, still getting excellent results
  79. J

    Opti White Tank

    God! I'm getting depth and height the wrong way round again!!!!!!!!! I think my brain matter has been fried in my kitchen at work with this heat :twisted: Sorry chaps! :shock: I do actually want the 15" HEIGHT and 18" DEPTH sorry for the confusion! again :D Any thoughts on a builder for...
  80. J

    Opti White Tank

    That is the other size I was thinking, its just the way I wrote it :oops: :oops: :oops: I was worried that 18" is going to look too deep. Think I'll go with 20x18x15" so 15" deep it is :) Cheers JOHNNY
  81. J

    Opti White Tank

    I have a table that is 20" square so I want to maximise the space, maybe I should look at a different size? I wanted the couple of inches at the back for cables/kit. Decisions decisions :shock:
  82. J

    Opti White Tank

    I'm going to have a tank made, I'm just having the front panel with opti white(keep the cost down :shock: ) Rimless and braceless too :mrgreen: I'm thinking of a 20x18x18 to fit on a table I have spare, I think that will look quite nice, BUT I'm now thinking it maybe TOO tall at 18" and...
  83. J

    ei ferts and herbs/houseplants

    My orchids love the tank water :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  84. J

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    posted please:D
  85. J

    Plec Pics

    No, 2nd pic for me too, I like that its not so yellow, TBH I hadn't really noticed how yellow the tank actually looks :oops:
  86. J

    Lily

    Ran this through CS3 just playing with it to get used to it. Pic was taken a few weeks ago, at a hotel we stayed at after going for a visit to TGM :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  87. J

    lil' 'ol Dutch-style Scape

    Stunning! Just to clarify you don't dose the water column with anything? the only ferts are in the substrate? JOHNNY
  88. J

    Plec Pics

    Not sure Arron, would expect it would, will check when I get home. Right I have the same shot, one is done through PS5 the other through CS3(remembering this is the 1st time I have used it :shock: ) Which looks better, I know which one I chose
  89. J

    Plec Pics

    Cool, is CS3 similar to PS then? is it as easy to use? I have been thinking of getting some lights to increase light in the tank when doing pictures, I saw the 'Studio Lighting' thread that Dan put up and that got me thinking :wink: JOHNNY
  90. J

    Plec Pics

    JPEG. Never used RAW wouldn't know where to start :shock: :shock: I use Photoshop 7 normally just for cropping etc. Can RAW files be opened in PS? JOHNNY
  91. J

    Plec Pics

    Thanks Dave :) The whole tank has a yellow cast, the lights seem to give that kind of hue off, the WB is set to auto, so I'll try with a non moving subject in the tank to see how that all works out :D As for the focus, they all look perfect when I take them :?: :?: :?: must be my glasses...
  92. J

    Plec Pics

    oh and a couple of tetra's:D Any thoughts on how to get better with pics? I have standard Juwel lighting to get these nothing more. Shots were done with a Canon 400D some with a Canon 90-300 for the really shy fish and Sigma 28-80 (with macro) for the close in shots.
  93. J

    Studio Lighting

    Thanks Dan, will have to 'borrow' them and see if I can get some better shots :D
  94. J

    Stringy Algae

    Sorry Clive that should have read doesn't look like spirogyra :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: I'll double my easycarbo dosing see if that helps. Filtration is a Eheim Ecco 2232 and a Koralia Nano. More flow do yu think? JOHNNY
  95. J

    Studio Lighting

    Without wanting to sound dim :wink: could i use something like site lights like this..http://www.screwfix.com/prods/14558/Lig ... ite-Light# I ask as 1. I have no experience with studio lighting and 2. I have access to lights like these, anything I can do to improve my tank photography JOHNNY
  96. J

    Stringy Algae

    anyone any thoughts on what I can do please? I'm a bit lost at the moment :?
  97. J

    Stringy Algae

    Looking at James Algae guide I'd have to say thread algae, does look like Spirogyra to me :?
  98. J

    Stringy Algae

    I have a 50ltr-ish cube, filtration is around 700LPH, light is low at 11w. I feed with 20ml of from [6tsp of potassium nitrate, 3 tsp of potassium phosphate and 12tsp of espom salt mixed in 1000ml water] 3 times a week and the other 3 days with trace from [2tsp trace in 1000ml water] and daily...
  99. J

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    I'm still wanting this :D
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