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    German Aquascaper Oliver knott to visit the uk.

    Just a thought but would it be possible to make a video of the demo for folk like myself who have got no chance of getting there (going in for an op about then)?
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    new tank set up

    update after rescape Thought it was about time I posted an update. I found a gorgeous piece of wood in my lfs and had to do a minor re scape. As usual any comments and suggestions would be welcome. I would add that I have started to attach small Windelov plants, i.e. less than 1/2", to...
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    new tank set up

    Hi Johnny, I am sorry that I have only just noticed your last question but the answer is I haven't got a clue. There are 80 cherry barbs, 4 rosy barbs, 4 ottos and a chain loach in there.[/img]
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    EARTHQUAKE!!!

    Like nickyc it woke me up and I thought I was being burgled. Fish and tanks OK.
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    new tank set up

    Not really Johnny, Except perhaps planting a wide variety of plants and letting the plants dictate which of them will thrive in your tank.
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    new tank set up

    Thanks Johnny, That particular piece came from Taunton Aquarium Centre. It just hit me in the eye when I walked in. I've got another lovely piece from Leicester Aquatics which has been soaking since November and which I will be using tomorrow night when I re-scape my other tank - watch this...
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    Do we need a filter?

    Hi, Here is a picture of my 4' tank. It has been set up since 17th May last has no filter, just a power head for circulation, and has had no water changes.
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    Rescaping

    Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear silly me. Yes I thought some dwarf crypts in the substrate and the ferns on the wood. Thanks for the reply.
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    Rescaping

    Hi, I have a 6' x 2' x 2' heavily planted, low tech tank and in late November I fell in love with a piece of bogwood 21" high and 18" in diameter which has been soaking ever since. Sometime in the next couple of weeks I intend to add it to the tank and clothe it with Anubias and Crypts...
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    My 20 gallon

    Hey, I love it. Great tank, well done.
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    new tank set up

    Thanks George. By the way I meant to say that the first picture was taken under Arcadia originals and the second with the daylight tubes added.
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    new tank set up

    Hi, Four months later and time for an update. Still no water changes and the regime is the same except there were no macros added while I was away for two weeks. The plants have decided which ones want to grow and the rest gave up although the vallis is still struggling on. As can be seen...
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    EI Natural v. Low Tech

    Well it certainly helped me. Thanks you very much for such a lucid explanation.
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    surface scum

    Well I don't know what has happened to my posts for this thread but two seem to have gone walkies. I don't have access to a microscope I am afraid. Increasing the ripples helped break up the scum and then yesterday I added my usual ferts and followed up with a second dose today and the scum...
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    surface scum

    "As long as we know that we have more than enough of each nutrient then we needn't ever worry about actual values or actual ratio of values. I find the concept totally liberating. " Isn't it just!! I have altered the angle of my filter output to increase the surface ripples and it seems to be...
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    surface scum

    Yes coming from a reef tank environment that was my first reaction until the leaves on those plants I was trying to dwarf at the front of the tank, and one of those was only 1 1/2" tall, also turned pink.
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    surface scum

    Thanks for the replies. Firstly I have to say that there are very few ripples on the surface and these are confined to one side only. Could this be the reason that the opposite end sees the greatest build up of scum? Anyway I will adjust the filter outflow accordingly. Secondly water changes...
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    surface scum

    My 6' low tech planted tank has been set up for eight weeks now and in the last week it has started to develop a brown surface scum that keeps building up. Today I cleared it by floating newspaper but by this evening it was coming back again. I am using a Tetratec Ex 1200 cannister filter and...
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    Pruning - A general guide to plant maintenance

    Thanks for that. As a newby I really appreciate it.
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    Thought I'd say hello

    Beautiful Jayne. I think the wood on the left looks like Alabama Swampwood - I picked up a piece when I was in Taunton on Sunday.
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    new tank set up

    Ed, For me this sentence "All I'm saying is don't just add chemicals without some kind of way of monitoring or regulating the levels as that could cause problems" says it all and is what I used to advocate on my reef tanks
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    new tank set up

    Thanks for the replies. I am sorry I misled you over the filter. I did put some floss in the last chamber when I got the brown surface sludge and I cleaned it today as it was filthy. I will keep the testing in mind of course.
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    new tank set up

    Thanks Eds that's what I wanted to do with the image. Sorry about not mentioning the substrate it is 6 bags of Fluorite and about 75 kilos of fine gravel and I must say I was amazed at the amount of root growth when I moved some of the Hygros from the front to the back yesterday. The...
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    new tank set up

    Hi, I posted a picture and details of my tank on the original site hosted by Tom Barr but that seems to have got lost so I will start again. Also I cannot find the gallery anywhere so am using photobucket. http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l17/k ... G_3562.jpg The 6' x 2' x 2' tank was set...
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    Tank trim

    I tried that Graeme but wound up with loads of air bubbles and a line that was far from straight. I tried smoothing the tape as I went with a spatula with the same result and when I pricked the bubbles to get rid of the air the tape looked like a starry sky when the lights went on next day. What...
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    Tank trim

    Does anyone know where in Leicester or by post I can get some 2" matt black tank trim? I have tried my lfs's and a local plastics shop and was told it is very difficult to get black trim.
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    Nature Aquarium World by Takashi Amano Book 2

    Somebody got a bargain. It went for £5.50!!!
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