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    Where to buy in the South West.

    I believe there are not many good plant retailers in Plymouth, take a look at emperor tropicals or Endsleigh, both I haven't been to in a long time so can't comment on what they keep. Your best bet really is to travel, I catch the train from Falmouth to Penryn (the station is just down the road...
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    saintlys sumatradriftwood scape

    sp. aromatica should have a distinct sweet smell to it, sp. stellata will not. This will be the key way to tell the difference between the two.
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    saintlys sumatradriftwood scape

    I agree with ceg, it is definitely Pogostemon stelleta. I have aromatica and stellata in my latest scape, take a look at my journal, the stellata is at the rear and the aromataca in front. S
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Thanks guys, I think it prob has about a week or two before I'm onto my next scape. I'm also in the process of buying an opti white!
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    Si's 90cm bow

    On it, believe it or not they were heavily trimmed last week and a load given to dan
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    What Diffuser

    I too have a rhinox 5000, you have to keep them really clean (every week bleach it!) or they don't work very well. I had a daz beetle diffuser before (which being glass I smashed) which I really really rated, very fine diffusion.
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    how do you inject CO2?

    Co2 with lights on pure o2 at night - controversial!
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    Si's 90cm bow

    As of today. Still not moved redmoor, will get round to it! Plants growing like crazy!
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Yea I was thinking that too.... I know I need to add more though maybe some nice longish pieces
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    Si's 90cm bow

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo7tzAr43 ... h_response
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Well after a pretty hectic time, (my wife gave birth) and with the new arrival my tank unfortunatly took a bit of a back seat. So a couple of weeks ago I decided to re-scape. This is how my tank was looking before the overhaul And this is where I'm up to now. So over the next few weeks I'm...
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    New Tropica plants!

    Yea doh, read it after!
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    New Tropica plants!

    Well I'm back from Nuremberg and was very impressed with Tropica's stand (as always) I was particularly interested to see there new plants and really loved 'staurogyne' a compact foreground plant ideal for nano's. The other two were myriophyllum mezianum and nesaea pedicellata. I can see these...
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Oh and yes the glosso is getting a major trim on tuesday again! So if anybody wants any pm me!
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Ok next weeks update, I have got the rotalas growing well, I guess I'll let them grow until tuesday, cut back and then shape in a couple of weeks, I'm thinking a U shape on the back. planted didiplis infront of the stems to break it up a bit. Will also be removing the lotus lily in favour of...
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    Si's 90cm bow

    indeed AE mini landscape rocks. in the pics they do look a bit large but in the flesh work well. Once the didiplis grows out and I get the blyxa should hide alot of them anyway. I really need to get a good camera for the final shoot before it gets ripped out....
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    Thread Algae

    I don't know If I would be inclined to ditch those test kits, even if variably inaccurate they do give an indication of water quality. For example, the glass permanent co2 tests are probably the most inaccurate of them all yet we all have them as an indication in our tanks! If you were after...
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    Si's 90cm bow

    My thoughts exactly, I'm currently waiting for some blyxa japonica :wink:
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    Si's 90cm bow

    EI method, but also daily tropica +. Lighting 2x arcadia T5 plant pro 1 x T8 zoomed ultrasun 1 x T8 zoomed florasun. co2 now at 3-4bps :D
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    Suitable Pleco

    My true siamensis was the best at algae eating that I have found. My tank is now completely shot of all types! Red Bee shrimps IMO are real lookers but rubbish at algae eating! although my amano shrimp are good.
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    Si's 90cm bow

    I have pruned it once already and it's due again. Stuff grows like crazy! I hope I haven't pruned the rotalas too much, they look a bit thin than what they did! Hopefully should sprout up in a few days time again.
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    I love my part-time job...

    do you need a hand? lol I'd love to see what these opti tanks look like in the flesh.... i want one....
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    Si's 90cm bow

    Ok after much deliberation I have decided to change my rock layout, the rotundifolias needed a good cut back too as they had reached the surface. The microsorum plants were not doing overly too well either, which is strange. They must not like the high light. So out they went. along with some...
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    Question for George

    http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1162 Not a bad price like I thought
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    Question for George

    If they were glass bracing it would be easy ! But the plastic hood is silicone'd on! think I may take a look at these tanks from A E then.....
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    Question for George

    So when do I get a job a PFK? First free JBL stuff now a tank.... Jeeez :roll:
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    Question for George

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It really is stuck on though, I tried and tried. I'll give it one last go tonight! If not then I guess its a new tank..... mmmmmmhhh ADA looks nice
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    Question for George

    I understand you removed your Juwel Rio 125's hood and bracing. I need to go top less and remove my vision but how did you go about it? I tried the other night and it's really stuck on with silicone. Any tips?? S
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    Anyone in Cornwall?

    Still a bit far from Cornwall!
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    Where to buy in the South West.

    Reef Life Aquatics Cornwall Falmouth Co2 equipment and bottles and refills, huge tropica plant range (thats all they stock) , glass lily pipes etc, plant substrates, zoo med gear, and tasty tropical fish too!
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    Anyone in Cornwall?

    As the title suggests, are there any members in the south west?? Would be good to have a meet.
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    Sneak preview of my 120cm

    This is the plant system this morning, Thanks to Steve for letting me take photos (he says that this is low stock!)
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    Sneak preview of my 120cm

    My LFS knows all about the new plants unavailing at interzoo , and is a huge tropica stockist. Last time I was in he had at least 20 of every tropica plant available and I mean every tropica plant!. Plus that is all he stocks. Next time I'm in I'll get some photos of his system, It will blow...
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    Nice PFK reader's tank

    I am now!
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