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  1. Ian Holdich

    Going Dutch Tropica 1-2 Grow Style

    Hi mate, sorry for the late reply, I always used my tile at 100%, so really can't say if it's too low, but Imo it probably is a little low.
  2. Ian Holdich

    Amano RIP?

    I'm seeing reports come through Twitter regarding Amano...can anyone confirm? This is what I've got... http://www.niigata-nippo.co.jp/sp/news/national/20150806197631.html If so RIP Amano, you've been an inspiration to many.
  3. Ian Holdich

    Going Dutch Tropica 1-2 Grow Style

    Nearly two years ago...time for a new tank I reckon.
  4. Ian Holdich

    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    I Sorry, I never really did any measurements, but on an estimate, I would say...the tank was 30cm high, the LED was 10-15cms from the surface, so on the safe side I'd say about 45cms.
  5. Ian Holdich

    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    The distance was about 10-15 cm and it was on 100% for 8 hours.
  6. Ian Holdich

    Skellys 60P Build

    I really really like this, it's got loads of character. A very good plant mass, and once filled out it'll be a winner for me. Well done!
  7. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 Ukaps members entries

    Mine..with equipment.
  8. Ian Holdich

    Florinaxis?

    I used it a while ago, I didn't see if it made a difference or not really. I did start a thread on it here a while ago. I'll try and find it. I found this one... http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/citric-acid-source-of-carbon-for-plants.9162/#post-329731
  9. Ian Holdich

    Island Shore - 60 x 30 x 45 Rock, grass and hopefully class!

    Love this Chris, keep up,the good work!
  10. Ian Holdich

    Pets @ Home huge planted tank projects and event.

    Wow! It seems like yesterday...
  11. Ian Holdich

    Twinstar..what is it?

    At last...a real review!
  12. Ian Holdich

    Couple of quick Purigen questions

    You won't regret it, Ben.
  13. Ian Holdich

    Remove carbon or not?

    I agree ^^^ if you go on general forums! they will advise you to take it out. We don't, we like carbon, it's the future.
  14. Ian Holdich

    Remove carbon or not?

    I love carbon in a new set up. I also love Purigen...
  15. Ian Holdich

    Low or high tech ? Hhhhmmmmmn

    Nice hardscape! Planting right will make this a winner.
  16. Ian Holdich

    What to do when running out of CO2?

    I heard he dropped his 80s soda stream in his massive tank, and couldn't be assed to get it out and his minions had to dive in and make him fizzy water everyday, and that's how his amaze tanks were born. Before that they were rubbish. That's what I've heard anyways.
  17. Ian Holdich

    Can someone identify these two plants please?

    Yes that's the one...it just looks like the emmersed stuff I get in the lakes near me.
  18. Ian Holdich

    Can someone identify these two plants please?

    That last one looks a little like a Crassula species to me...if so, it's been band from the UK.
  19. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    Well done Trev!
  20. Ian Holdich

    Our very first tank - the Fluval Edge 46 litre!

    Lovely! That is all...
  21. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    After entering for the sake of entering...it makes me want to get a new scape sorted! And well done Iain Btw, well deserved!
  22. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    Haha! I'm getting excited now!
  23. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    I didn't really, well if don't think I did. I'm sat in Spain at the moment, so haven't checked the post. I entered a tank with all the equipment in, so I'm hoping for 1500! I'm still a winner in my eyes though! Lol
  24. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014 results - updated page 1

    Guess what, I won!
  25. Ian Holdich

    Best external for 125?

    Ehiem 2073, is a great filter...I had a jbl 900 running alongside my jewel internal in a trigon 190 and that worked well also.
  26. Ian Holdich

    60L Cube - My first scape

    Woah! This looks absolute fantastic! Really week done, you need to get some decent pics of this and enter this in to a comp next year. Ps, any chance of uploading some pics at decent size?
  27. Ian Holdich

    Video of Tom Barr's open house meet and trim ideas

    It's actually the Chemical Brothers - The Test...but what a tune! It's a proper running tune. He's not doing much at the moment, since he did RPA and the United Nations of Sound. If you haven't heard any of their stuff, I would check it out, brilliant stuff.
  28. Ian Holdich

    Video of Tom Barr's open house meet and trim ideas

    Nice vid Tom, and you do a lot of talking with your hands, this is a sign of a leader...Tom for President! Also nice to hear Richard Ashcroft getting an outing at the beginning.
  29. Ian Holdich

    Going Dutch Tropica 1-2 Grow Style

    I was what I'd call lucky with this scape. It didn't get any algae, but the plant mass was so high, I'm not sure it would've stood a chance anyway. I did use 100% pure ro water also, with I think may of made a different, that alone with lean dosing and the soil made it perfect growing...
  30. Ian Holdich

    Green Pekoe Pond - 40 litres

    Just popping my head back in...I love this aquascape. Very very well executed, the perfect nature aquarium in my eyes.
  31. Ian Holdich

    12 ltr cheapscape, all change page 2

    Tim is the new king of the nano tank! Reminds me of one of Norbat Sabats scapes.
  32. Ian Holdich

    Wow... What a surprising crop!

    Got loads of these in my garden.
  33. Ian Holdich

    NA 120cm - Asian Dreams-IAPLC # 251

    Wow my friend! Just wow...this is a masterpiece. Very well executed Iain. Great video.
  34. Ian Holdich

    IAPLC 2014

    Entered an old scape, equipment included...just to keep up the numbers.
  35. Ian Holdich

    DIY LED Full Spectrum Design

    No.
  36. Ian Holdich

    Back to my roots

    I just want to say thanks for all of the comments and encouragement given to me on the forum over the last few years. All my stuff has gone now, picked up by Ryan this afternoon. He's a top bloke and will get the best out of all the stuff. I've enjoyed scaping up until about a year ago, met some...
  37. Ian Holdich

    Why do we aim for 30 ppm CO2?

    Yes, once you have your c02 at a stable level, leave it at that. It should be off at night, this is why we use solenoids. Then you don't have to touch it at all.
  38. Ian Holdich

    Why do we aim for 30 ppm CO2?

    Just don't touch the regulator! Lol
  39. Ian Holdich

    Why do we aim for 30 ppm CO2?

    And also keep your c02 consistent...I've found this probably the most important part.
  40. Ian Holdich

    Pearling or trapped co2?

    That is pearling.
  41. Ian Holdich

    HC root depth

    Just remember that aquatic plants don't need to feed from their roots 100% of the time. HC is a stem so it needs root nutients not so much either. Some of the best HC I've seen has been grown in normal sand. The root ime normally gets around 1-2 cm. Give it plenty of c02 of feed the water column.
  42. Ian Holdich

    Does anyone own a JBL m001 regulator?

    Brilliant regs, I've had mine for 5years now, with the solenoid in place. There's been water leaked back into the solenoid and it's still going! I'd buy another again, if this one failed. You can't beat German quality.
  43. Ian Holdich

    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    Hi guys, thank you for your comments. Aron is correct, this was Christmas moss. Well, it was a mix of java and Christmas. It was attached with green cotton. @Brian Murphy I only chose this as it has the clear silicone. The rest have the black silicone.
  44. Ian Holdich

    Rebei Bowl

    Really well done! I love stuff like this, so clean and fresh.
  45. Ian Holdich

    TMC Signature Aquarium 600mm x 450mm x 300mm Advice needed

    Yes mate, you need the mms rail to hang the aquabar from. If I was starting out in the planted hobby, I certainly wouldn't advise someone to get the 1500 without a controller. People have found that the tiles let off a high pitched whistle when using the tile at less than 100%. When the tile...
  46. Ian Holdich

    TMC Signature Aquarium 600mm x 450mm x 300mm Advice needed

    Can I suggest that if you're going with the tile and the mountaray bracket, that you get some practice first...this gives a lot of light. I would suggest you go with the new aquabars if you are using brackets. If you're using a suspension fitting then it's a little different.
  47. Ian Holdich

    Back to my roots

    It also smells great!
  48. Ian Holdich

    Back to my roots

    Sorry for the late reply Ali, they are about 12cm from the top of the tank. The tank is still going....the aponogeton is setting off flower right left and centre. They look beautiful as well.
  49. Ian Holdich

    Aponogeton flower (a little different)

    Strange ain't it Troi! It must be the purple substrate.
  50. Ian Holdich

    Aponogeton flower (a little different)

    Cheers mate, it may dull down a bit, I don't know. I'll have to keep this thread updated.
  51. Ian Holdich

    Aponogeton flower (a little different)

    I thought it was a bog standard crispus green, but I've only ever seen them produce white flowers...
  52. Ian Holdich

    Aponogeton flower (a little different)

    The tank is still running and tonight I notice this... image by Ian Holdich, on Flickr I've had aponogetons flower before, but they've always produced white flowers. This one is cool!
  53. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    You'll regret it Andy. Wait for the 6 it'll blow the competition out of the water. The 5s already does, the chip is so fast, you'll notice the difference from a 4.
  54. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    You still dropped it though...
  55. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    They only smash if you either throw them at something or drop them from a height. I think this is the same for most phones ; )
  56. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    It's not all about looks ; ) Even though the iPhone is the coolest looking, best made phone on the market.
  57. Ian Holdich

    Windyhead's "Introduction"

    Beautiful, well done.
  58. Ian Holdich

    Ian's ada 60p

    This will be replacing the signature for a while. It'll be nice to have some height. I was gonna do it this afternoon, but as you see, the wood would have lifted.
  59. Ian Holdich

    Ian's ada 60p

    I have managed to bag a ada 60p from George. I was going to set up tomorrow, however, it may be midweek now due to floaty wood! I thought I'd start my journal with a few pics of the wood and tank. image by Ian Holdich, on Flickr The wood image by Ian Holdich, on Flickr And the wood...
  60. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    Paulo...I didn't read that properly, I'm sure you've made a typo, the ipad still remain the best tablet around. I'm still yet to find a review which tells me otherwise. Next time we meet I'm gonna hypnotise you and make you believe that Apple is the future. ; )
  61. Ian Holdich

    Green dust algae on day 6 of dosing every week?!

    I can't see how it would appear and disappear that quickly, seems very strange to me, something I've never seen.
  62. Ian Holdich

    Back to my roots

    This hasn't been touched (literally) for 2 weeks, not been dosed, no water change, just topped up. It's at that stage... I think I'll be setting up the new tank tomorrow, I have some great twisted vine, and a new 60p to stick it in. Plant wise, I reckon I can salvage a load out of this...
  63. Ian Holdich

    Ryan's ADA 60p (featured in PFK magazine) ukaps aquascaping experience

    Love them all! Making me want to set up my 60p now!
  64. Ian Holdich

    Green dust algae on day 6 of dosing every week?!

    Up your water changes for a bit until the tank settles down.
  65. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    *yawn ; ) And then Samsung will copy (again) and get sued to hell. The iPhone rules in almost every dept and you know it.
  66. Ian Holdich

    Decisions Decisions on upgrade

    The iPhone 6 looks amaze. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/apple-iphone-6-corning-glass-exec-slates-sapphire-crystal-display-option-1439088
  67. Ian Holdich

    Gob smacked...

    It's a Facebook link which I can't link properly on here for some reason.
  68. Ian Holdich

    Gob smacked...

    The Indians aren't happy.
  69. Ian Holdich

    Gob smacked...

    I'm off to see the Indians now...I'll report back.
  70. Ian Holdich

    Gob smacked...

    I found it on an Indian Facebook aquascaping site. There were a few people who where dubious, but it there were others that said it was legit as they'd seen it in the flesh! I just don't know...
  71. Ian Holdich

    Gob smacked...

    Yes it's an aquascape.
  72. Ian Holdich

    Bogwoods TMC Signature 60cm "Shrimp Heaven"

    Fantastic! To be found on a ukaps Facebook page ferry shortly.
  73. Ian Holdich

    Best Diffuser?

    The 'real' bazooka link is up there ^^^ You'll find that you won't need more than 1-2 bps with an atomiser.
  74. Ian Holdich

    Best Diffuser?

    The easy aqua are ceramic. I have also used these about they are ok, they just last to long before the seals go. This is when they will produce lager bubbles. The bazooka is a better construction IMO. I used one for a few months with no problem, when I only got a month out of an easy aqua one...
  75. Ian Holdich

    Gourami Gloaming #4

    Looking forward to this one!
  76. Ian Holdich

    Best Diffuser?

    I think you can get bazookas from C02art, one of our sponsors, for a very good price at the moment. I have used these in the past and they are brilliant diffusers. Precision CO2 Atomizer Bazooka Diffuser for Aquarium (up to 120L) 55mm | CO2Art.co.uk - CO2 Aquarium Specialists
  77. Ian Holdich

    Dong Hu Gorge

    Not much to add really, but it's looks awesome!
  78. Ian Holdich

    Koralia 900 Nano....am I missing something?

    Yes, it fits just down the shaft, it's a only takes a bit measuring about 2-3mm, and this stops any rattling.
  79. Ian Holdich

    Koralia 900 Nano....am I missing something?

    The older ones needed a small bit of air tubing cutting and placing at the end of the power head. They seem to have corrected it on the new power heads.
  80. Ian Holdich

    Some of you guys have your tank so full of water...

    Ha! Mine stays that high with water,the secret is, not to tinker.
  81. Ian Holdich

    Koralia 900 Nano....am I missing something?

    It looks like this Harry, hope this helps...
  82. Ian Holdich

    Koralia 900 Nano....am I missing something?

    There should be a tiny clasp un the bottom of the grill. It's that bit you need to push on.
  83. Ian Holdich

    Do!aqua mini m high tech

    Looking good Ali, keep up the good work.
  84. Ian Holdich

    Short 17mm glass inlet?

    This is the one I use... Cascade Glass Nano Inlet Pipe 17mm - Glass Inlet Pipes - Cascade Glassware - Tools & Glassware
  85. Ian Holdich

    Short 17mm glass inlet?

    Aquarium plant food do a fantastic one. The glass is real quality!
  86. Ian Holdich

    Aquariums in Bedrooms?

    Two words...structural engineer.
  87. Ian Holdich

    Back to my roots

    Thanks guys... Plans may change a bit now as George has just brought round a ada 60p! George inspecting the tank image by Ian Holdich, on Flickr
  88. Ian Holdich

    2014 AGA Aquascaping Contest to include a Dutch category

    Are they/you going to be as strict Phil?
  89. Ian Holdich

    Roots Dyed Dark - Low Tech Blackwater (updated 08-04-14)

    Love the look of this, Lee! Ime the hygro doesn't tank to do well in a low tech. Why not try some, Araguaia? This does much better in low tech conditions Plant Details
  90. Ian Holdich

    A fool and his money...

    Nice hardscape, the tank fits perfectly into that alcove. Looking forward to this one!
  91. Ian Holdich

    New full-time career in aquatics

    Well done George ; )
  92. Ian Holdich

    Eleocharis sp red

    I'm afraid it's not as easy as that...it needs to be profitable. It needs to be a quick grower preferably out of water. It will probably have different requirements to the normal eliocharis. This might be one reason we are yet to see bucephalandra on the tropica menu, as it's just too slow...
  93. Ian Holdich

    Eleocharis sp red

    I've done a bit of research and it's apparently protected : (
  94. Ian Holdich

    Eleocharis sp red

  95. Ian Holdich

    Eleocharis sp red

    Now officially added to wish list...
  96. Ian Holdich

    Recommendations for TMC signature tank

    Yes mate, it's the new aquabar. Great LEDs for £50 each.
  97. Ian Holdich

    "Nature's Envy" Chilli Rasbora Pics

    I love this, and some cracking photography to boot. There's only one word...brilliant!
  98. Ian Holdich

    CRS new tank

    Please don't name and shame the company on the forum. As stated above, ukaps cannot keep an eye on sales by our sponsors. This is a private matter, and should be dealt with accordingly.
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