Search results

  1. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    See this link, where importance of CO2 rather than light levels are discussed. I think I will tweak the CO2 a touch and see what happens? http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/led-lighting.23932/page-2#post-245439
  2. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    My tank has more light than the pictures of your tank. I will try and adjust the CO2 as I have read this may be the problem
  3. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    Ok, so now it's not enough light?? Confused. Com. Can anyone clarify?
  4. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    Awesome, thanks!
  5. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    Yeah I did think that. Maybe I should try something apart from vallis. Anybody got ideas for plants that will work in a tank which has good water movement in the tank ?
  6. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    I clearly mean 'Brown Vallis'. Posting a thread whilst on the train is not ideal!
  7. nilo

    Brown callus and static anubias growth

    My tank has been fertilised by the E.I method for a good few months now. I am achieving a nice lime green on my drop checker, all my water, filtration and light parameters are good. However, I cannot for the life of me get good Valois growth, in fact it seems to be breaking down. My anubias is...
  8. nilo

    browning of Anubias edges and leaves of crypts

    I get really confused with PAR, Lumens, Kelvins and wattage, goes right over my head, lol. So you are saying that I have not enough light? (Aqua 360) suggests different). I have crypts anubias and vallis and that's it really. I will probably stick with those for now. I have an old style...
  9. nilo

    Local enthusiasts and peer support.

    Hello! Where can I find a local Aquarists society/club (preferably for planted aquariums) as I feel it would be great to meet up and trouble shoot, share success or failures and try to build the hobby. I find it really helpful to read info on this forum but sometimes it's a bit overwhelming and...
  10. nilo

    Strange happenings

    Thanks for the tips. I have my co2 on for 2 hours before the lights and it goes off an hour before the lights do. I'm probably just being impatient. Watch this space!
  11. nilo

    Strange happenings

    My aquarium has now been dosed to the EI principles (thanks to a forum moderator for the advice)for a week now, CO2 is showing a lime green on my drop checker, my lights are on for 8 hours a day and they are an arcadia stretch LED at 35watts (i have no idea what Kelvins or lumens this equals but...
  12. nilo

    browning of Anubias edges and leaves of crypts

    Hello! My Anubias seem to be going dark at the edges and some are going pale in the middle. I also have an issue with some type of algae(?) growing on my crypts leaves. My tank is 19 inchs deep 39 inch long. lighting is supplied by one arcadia stretch LED (35w) and ferts are does every day (IE...
  13. nilo

    Pearling

    I can't seem to get my plants to pearl :( -my co2 comes on 2 hours before the lights do and goes off an hour before (pressurised solenoid system) -my lighting is LED; Arcadia stretch LED (35w on for 7 hours a day) -Tank is 180l, standard aquarium depth. -I use crypto tabs to feed my crypts and...
  14. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    cheers guys, been a great help Marc (aka nilo)
  15. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    totally lost me mate. I have good plant growth with what im doing now, i reckon a new external could only make things better, thanks for the advice , things are slightly clearer now. i may just go down to my lfs and see what they have/recommend (keeping in mind ur advice about lph etc). ta
  16. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    thanks guys, i think i will go for the 1 external. if i get the right size it should do the job. cheers :)
  17. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    hmmmm. so the key is to almost double your filter size to get the reccomended filter output as most do half what they say, slightly misleading really, thanks for the heads up though! marc.
  18. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    confusion is even worse now!! doh!! so if the Eheim externals stick to what it says on the box (as in lph) surely they are the better ones to go with?..???????????????
  19. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    funny you should say that matt, i was just looking at the Tetratec 1200 and its definately one i like, made my mind up now! thanks guys! marc.
  20. nilo

    best external and new forum idea!!

    Im thinking of changing my internal fluval filter to an external filter. the problem is there are so many external filters on the market that its really hard to choose, my tank is approx 150 litres and contains rummy nose tetras and a couple of rainbow fish and quite heavily planted..... Any...
  21. nilo

    C02 REFILLS IN KENT

    Does anyone know where i can get my FE refilled in the kent area, or alternate to this where i can buy a cheap one from. many thanks :)
  22. nilo

    Trimming vallis

    cheers George : )
  23. nilo

    Trimming vallis

    What are peoples thoughts on trimming vallis? ive read on various websites about trimming the tops if it grows too long, mine currently is curling round my tank at the top.
  24. nilo

    wheres the whiteroom?

    im sure that wasnt there yesterday? maybe im being a div?
  25. nilo

    wheres the whiteroom?

    Where has the whiteroom gone? are all the pics integrated with the rest of the forum now?
  26. nilo

    kribs and rainbows?

    hmmm im confused now, my rainbows are 5 inch Boesmani's . Might be a different story with them?
  27. nilo

    My nano (first pic post)

    Indeed it is, along with baby's tears..
  28. nilo

    kribs and rainbows?

    Ahh....o.k Think i will leave the shrimps out of the equation then... ta :D
  29. nilo

    My nano (first pic post)

    cheers for the advice dan, i find that the hydrocotyle is very stringy round the back though, will it die of if i move it?
  30. nilo

    My nano (first pic post)

    to be honest i havnt checked ( you have me wondering now...hmmm) i will have a look later, i havnt noticed a wet carpet though. :?
  31. nilo

    kribs and rainbows?

    Does anyone know if kribs and large rainbow fish will get on with Amano shrimps or will they end up as shrimp cocktail?
  32. nilo

    My nano (first pic post)

    oh dear ....its a bit blurry!! but you get the idea, im going to upload a pic of my main planted tank later.
  33. nilo

    My nano (first pic post)

    Here is a pic of my 6 gallon nano, its doing great at the moment , it has just neons and cherry shrimps with loads of javav moss. i love it
  34. nilo

    Maidenhead Aquatics - Fareham

    I also paid a visit today to Maidenhaed aquatics in st Albans, it says on their website that it is their "flagship store" and i was very impressed with the dry goods and fish but a bit dissapointed in their plant selection, the plant tanks were a bit grubby too. I was after some shrimp and its...
  35. nilo

    Maidenhead Aquatics - Fareham

    I also paid a visit today to Maidenhaed aquatics in st Albans, it says on their website that it is their "flagship store" and i was very impressed with the dry goods and fish but a bit dissapointed in their plant selection, the plant tanks were a bit grubby too. I was after some shrimp and its...
  36. nilo

    how do i?

    cool ta :)
  37. nilo

    how do i?

    hi guys, How do i upload pics from "my pictures" on my p.c onto here? ta.
  38. nilo

    missing a trick

    indeed clive! I never go 100% by what the kits say,just a indication. Sometimes it says the tapwater has the same nitrate as my tank!! (this cant be true due to the bioload adding further nitrate into the water in my tank) but i will definately "tweak" the C02 and hopefully not gas my beloved...
  39. nilo

    missing a trick

    Cheers Graeme Whatever literature i read about C02 and hard water (sometimes my water is so chalky it looks like skimmed milk!!) the common thread is to up the C02 input, i will give it a shot, i feel better now as everything else is in place, maybe its just a bit of tweaking with the C02 and...
  40. nilo

    missing a trick

    I have recently upgraded my aquarium to a "high tech" fire extinguisher set up and the plants are visibly healthier but there is one thing which bothers me... I have never seen any of the plants "pearl", does this matter too much as the plants are doing well?. Below is a list of what i have in...
  41. nilo

    bothersome bolbitis

    cheers garuf... that would be most appreciated!!
  42. nilo

    A very public apology

    welcome back, we all have our "moments" marc.
  43. nilo

    flush out algae with flourish??

    yes silly me i did mean excel, and not flourish ...doh!! i will get some and give it a try cheers guys :D
  44. nilo

    bothersome bolbitis

    cheers guys!! :D
  45. nilo

    bothersome bolbitis

    Hey, Does anyone know where i can get some Bolbitis? ive looked everywhere and cant find it, none of the online aquatic plant suppliers have any in stock, does anyone know of any shops that have any in their area? cheers guys
  46. nilo

    flush out algae with flourish??

    ive just been reading some posts (and james planted tank page) and i was wondering if i could use flourish excel to add carbon to my tank rather than the c02 (fermentation) method i am using now, i seem to have got a little over whelmed with black staghorn and brush algae. although not too...
  47. nilo

    CO2 MEASUREMENT USING A DROP CHECKER

    this guy knows his stuff, i print the advice out and keep it with me as im working on my tank...bit like an instruction manual.
  48. nilo

    population in a week!!

    hhmmmm interesting... Though after research i may have to pick the snails out myself , the chain loach likes to be in groups of 5 minimum and its only a 6 gal nano tank!! lol :roll:
  49. nilo

    population in a week!!

    cheers guys, just didnt want a sea of snails..sell them in polystyrene pots matt? what are u like !! lol i may go down the chain loach approach , it wont eat my cherry shrimp right?
  50. nilo

    population in a week!!

    Having just got back from holiday in malta for a week i was excited about making sure my tanks were ok and to see if there had been any changes (its amazing what happens to plant life in a week ) well there was a change alright!! i now have (at last count) 120 tiny snails all over my tank, they...
  51. nilo

    flowering plants for open topped aquaria

    My Anubias constantly flower, i have to say they are not very pretty and they mainly flower underwater, they look a bit like Arum lilly flowers but a bit more compact.
  52. nilo

    ferropol fracas

    Arrrggghhhh Its all so complicated, my tapwater has at least 15ppm of nitrate and low levels of phosphate, as far as c02 is concerned i just have a yeast system, im glad that algae wont grow with the nutrients ive put in, i guess things should get a lot better when i add proper c02 (when i get...
  53. nilo

    ferropol fracas

    I have started dosing my planted tanks with ferropol liquid fertiliser, but the bottle doesnt say how often I should be dosing, how long do you thing until I start seeing obvious results?. My tanks are both low tech with yeast co2. The plants I have are doing well but I want to see more growth...
  54. nilo

    what do you suggest for a CO2 regulator kit???

    my tank is situated in an alcove and there is only approx a 4" gap behind the tank (which has all the cables down it at the mo). maybe i could buy the unit that u and ceg4048 have and just use a smaller slimmer bottle?. i think i will get the nice diffuser that you have as im really keen on...
  55. nilo

    what do you suggest for a CO2 regulator kit???

    thanks guys , but i dnt feel too confident about buying all those bits and putting them together, are there any "kits" i have limited space (only behind the tank itself) , i have seen some kits for sale by a german guy on ebay, has anyone had any encounters with him? thanks a million marc
  56. nilo

    what do you suggest for a CO2 regulator kit???

    Hi guys, So what do you reckon?... im about to purchase a c02 kit and i just wanted a few opinions, ive saved the money and im going to buy myself some kit, im quite experienced in fishkeeping but fairly new to c02. I like the look of the small Amano c02 kits. or what about a Dennerle? my...
  57. nilo

    what do you suggest???

    Hi guys, So what do you reckon?... im about to purchase a c02 kit and i just wanted a few opinions, ive saved the money and im going to buy myself some kit, im quite experienced in fishkeeping but fairly new to c02. I like the look of the small Amano c02 kits. or what about a Dennerle? my...
  58. nilo

    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi all, Im Marc and i currently have 2 planted aquariums in my flat, one a nano and one a 3ft'er, both with simple yeast c02 , im very proud of them and have been fishkeeping on and off since i was 15 (im 30 now) i live in the lovely historic city of canterbury in kent, but my day job is in...
  59. nilo

    Welcome :) Tell us about yourself

    Hi all, Im Marc and i currently have 2 planted aquariums in my flat, one a nano and one a 3ft'er, both with simple yeast c02 , im very proud of them and have been fishkeeping on and off since i was 15 (im 30 now) i live in the lovely historic city of canterbury in kent, but my day job is in...
  60. nilo

    Any aquatic plant societies and good books!?

    Cheers Graeme, That was really helpfull, shame the "aqua journals" that Takashi Amano writes are not in english, oh well, im going to chose my book now!! many thanks.. marc :D
  61. nilo

    Any aquatic plant societies and good books!?

    hi guys, does anyone know of any aquatic/plants societies /clubs in the kent region? i would love to go to one to increase my knowledge. Also i really want a good book about setting up a planted tank/aquascape, ive seen some of the ones by ADA are they good? im after something REALLY indepth to...
Top