My ex reef TMC Microhabitat 15.
Filtration - HOB in the back compartment and small powerhead in tank.
TMC Aquaray mini 500 tile about 1 inch from the water surface.
Dosing liquid carbon 1ml/day & EI every 3 days. Daily 20% WC before dosing.
This is about a month in, with all the...
So currently I've got a TMC Aquaray Mini LED 400 over my TMC Microhabitat 15.
Its producing great results, but on such a small aquarium the mount supplied with it is really making it look cluttered.
I want to suspend the tile about 3 inches from the surface.
I've had a TMC Microhabitat 15L (http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquarium-supplies/aquariums/glass-aquariums/microhabitat-15-nano-reef-aquarium.htmlpreviously a marine setup) in storage for a while.
I've dug it out and plan to start it up as a planted invert pico next week.
Yeah thats what my instructor was saying. Thats good to hear though as I definitely want to dive abroad, theres a dive holiday at the end of the year in Hurghada, Egypt. So the Red sea. I'd love to do it, just depends on how much I spend this year!
I'm studying Marine Bio at Bangor...
Cool, I was thinking of doing BSAC but the club trains mostly PADI so I just went along with it :)
I'd love to try freediving but I've heard too many horror stories of blackouts.
Thats pretty cool though I'll jump on and have a look :D
I'm loving Uni at the moment, Bangor is great and I love my course.
I've been doing a bit of dive training the past 3 weeks and I'm now a qualified open water diver :D
So pretty chuffed with that, going to do the advanced open water soon.
Anybody else on here dive?
Great tank, going to be tough keeping it pretty from that many angles though!
Think this is going to be a good 'un. The lights are a bit blue for my liking but I'm sure it will look good when it's all done :D
I'd agree with Chris above on the powerheads.
:wink: Yes mate I am, thanks! I really need a macro lens though :( Might have to borrow one for a week from the Photography Society at Uni.
Yeah me neither mate, just started reading up on them yesterday. They seem a lot more.. evolved than other plants!
Cool mate :) care to share pictures...
As I'm in Uni now, my head has been melted with stuff to do.
Thats why I haven't been as active as usual, which I'm not liking!
Anyway, the Uni runs Treborth Botanical Gardens, here in Bangor. They have a few lovely greenhouses, one of which is completely tropical and overgrown with...
sounds unreliable mate, easiest way to diffuse CO2 through a small tank (which I assume you're doing) was using DIY yeast method but with jelly. Then placing the output pipe, no airstone, into the impeller section of a small HOB. You can hear the bubbles being beaten into the water!
Might as well put this in here, seeing as I'm tearing it down soon. :(
Thanks to all who helped me out with plants and advice for this tank. It's really come on now, it's a total jungle!
This evening Oct 2012
IMG_0710 by KrisHumphreys1991, on Flickr
Happy with the end result :)
Re: a noob tank "RTFM"
Needs more hardscape mate, those rocks look too small for a tank that shape and size.
They'd look great like that in a japanese style Iwagumi tank, but what are you thinking in terms of planting ?
Our sponsors usually have some great deals on fantastic quality plants. AND they have a massive selection.. LFS' usually have a terrible selection of deteriorating plants that are nearly famous for introducing pest snails into your aquarium.
I don't really trust superglue, it has to be the gel kind or something aswell.
Best thing to do is tie it down really well, with cotton sewing thread - get dark green or something so you cant see it.
It looks kinda crap for a few weeks, then it will start growing like wildfire in the right...
Check this out.
Anyone got any ideas? Its on the underside of a saggitaria subulata leaf, moves a lot, hasnt spread to anywhere else in the tank and is cream white in colour.
It's been there for about a week and is starting to get to me.
Apologies for the badly edited photo.
Look for it in...
I have this one shrimp, who spends a lot of his time "walking" under the surface of the water.
He's the only one who does it.
Photos cropped and doesn't look so great. sorry!
IMG_1675 by KrisHumphreys1991, on Flickr
Cheers mate :) Haha i've got a feeling I'll end up with a whole new 'scape after the ferry and moving in etc. :lol:
Thanks Ian :D Yeah the health of the plants is great in this tank, I'm overfertilising and overdosing liquid carbon and CO2 so they're loving it! Lighting isn't too high so algae...
Thanks for the advice mate. It's a 3 and a half hour ferry and a half hour drive. Not too long. I'm just dreading getting back into the car and the substrate being everywhere. :( PLUS they said no pets in the halls, but f**k that it's plants I'm keeping :lol:
That's what I'm going to do with the...
I know MTS overpopulation comes from overfeeding fish. Don't know what the story is with the ramshorns though, they just breed & breed. I never put any kind of food in my tank, just a shelled pea or two once every 2 weeks.
Re: Giants Causeway "Lavagumi" 30L - Slowly getting there :D
Moving to Uni next week, don't know how I'm going to get this tank there (Ferry trip, drive etc.) without ruining it.
In other news, got a new camera so the pictures will be a lot more decent.
Here you go guys...
Hi guys here's a few pictures of my Hydrocotyle Wabi-Kusa.
In it there is;
-Hydrocotyle sp. Japan
Planted in just regular garden compost, sprayed twice a day with RO water out of a 1 Litre sprayer with a squeeze of ferts in it.
The pics are before...
I like snails, I've got a horned & zebra nerite. Loads of ramshorns too, they do a great job of keeping the smaller plants clean.
But again, they breed at a ridiculous rate!
My tank actually just houses cleaners, RCS.. Otos and snails! MTS, Red and Brown Ramshorns and Nerites.
Thanks ! :D I will let people know what problems I have with it etc.
Sr20det, the settings aren't massively hard. Just play about with them, I bought mine used too. It had only been used for around 1000 exposures though. The CF card I got was tiny ! 256mb :(
Picked up a 4GB one today though...
Hey guys !
I'm going to pick up my new camera on monday evening. So I can finally take some decent snaps of my tank :D
It's a Canon EOS 350D.
With it I get..
-Zoom lens 75-300mm
All for €250.
I think its a steal!
What do you guys think ...
That's what I'll do then Darrel, if I don't take Iains lovely tank :D
I'll be doing Marine Bio so I'll imagine that I'd have plenty of access to resources!
(By the way its still down that way )
Do you know anyone in the Uni, or have you studied there?
She's been to Japan a few times before, her father is from Hong Kong originally so he brought her.
She got there this morning and had a bit of a mad time trying to get a cab from the airport, ended up getting lucky and meeting someone from the Uni!
Haha what is Cheken then Chris ?
My better half is moving to Beijing in the morning :cry:
It's for her third year in Uni, she's going to BLCU. To study language and business :)
Just wondering if anyone on here knows much about it, or has been there..
Places to go, things to know etc.
Funniest thing I've...
I LOVE your tanks!
This is brilliant! Not to mention the shots and the gorgeous backdrop :O
What is the emergent plant that looks like a circle made up of tiny triangular leaves ?
Looks just great.
I like it the way it is.
What's your plant list like ?
If I were to say one negative thing... It would be that the stones aren't far enough out of the substrate.
You should try and make them more "pronounced" looking.
As some of you know, I have just started dosing VIMI's "Accelerator" Liquid Carbon.
Nothing has been affected in the tank by the daily 1.3ml dose.
Nothing except the Saggitaria Subulata - I think!
Is this melt ?
They were silver/grey in colour and very very tiny. Like less than a cm.
They may have been young ?
€2.99 each still quite expensive for such a tiny tiny thing!
I was thinking maybe they'd be shrimp safe because they're so small ?
Re: The green green grass my first try
Spray bar in the sump is going to gas off your CO2 if you inject some.
Other than that looking good, hate when you get the rescape bug.. Sometimes you just have to let it grow out. :)
Re: Giants Causeway "Lavagumi" 30L - Slowly getting there :D
Forgot to mention, moved the Vallis to a friends tank because it was becoming nearly 3ft long and had sent out four runners.
It also doesnt agree with the Liquid Carbon :D
Re: Giants Causeway "Lavagumi" 30L - BIG UPDATE 06/08/12
Hi guys !
Bit of an update :)
Tank is filling in nicely as you can see, still got diatoms though, on the sides of the tank from the sunlight coming in from the window and the door of our study. Also got weird green fuzz algae all...