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  1. GHNelson

    James Planted Tank Dosing Methods & Calculator!

  2. GHNelson

    Aquarium cabinet 90cm tall.

    Hi Crew I'm looking for a cabinet for my Dennerle Scapers Tank! It's got to be 90cm tall 40cm wide as it will be in the hall...Silver Grey or Grey colour! Any ideas would be appreciated! hoggie
  3. GHNelson

    Product Review Tropica In - vitro Plants!

    Not a review as such! This video gives you an idea of what the plant condition should be and how to prepare them for planting. hoggie
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    Feedback Great Service!

    Just like to say a few words regarding one of our sponsors Horizon Aquatics. Placed an order on Sunday and received it today so a big thumbs up👍 on Delivery! The rock looks great. Packaging excellent, and the revised order was all shipped together :happy: Thanks for that Nicole 👏 Kindest regards...
  5. GHNelson

    Golden coloured grave/sand!

    Hi Folks I would like to purchase some 3/5mm gravel/sand golden colured similar to ADA Colorado....that's a tad too fine I think! Grain size similar to Pool filter sand.....anyone know where I can purchase some for delivery? Cheers hoggie
  6. GHNelson

    Mini Christmas moss!

    A very nice mini moss, soft spongey to the touch, sinks, fast grower compared to other mosses, dark green! It's not too fussy about Hi/Low energy. hoggie
  7. GHNelson

    Toby's Urea Fertilizer?

    This recipe Spezial N - Nitrogen Fertilizer advised to be used at pH below 7. Considering most tap-water is above that pH.....before injecting Co2 is there any real benefits? What would the consequences be if dosed regularly at pH 7.5 say with fish/shrimp in the aquarium?
  8. GHNelson

    Moderator hogan53 name change!

    Dear Staff/Members hogan53 will now be known as GHNelson......replies will still be signed off as hoggie! Apologies if this causes any confusion.
  9. GHNelson

    Macro with a difference!

    The Glasgow artist inspired by what she finds in the fridge - BBC News
  10. GHNelson

    Algae Identifier!

    James' Planted Tank - Algae Guide (theplantedtank.co.uk)
  11. GHNelson

    Using stem plants as a filtering aid!

    The subject of using fast-growing stem plants as part of a filtering aid has cropped up a few times recently. This idea has been around for a long time so not new, ....it has benefits especially for a new set - up. 1. Improves water quality. 2. Reduces excess light. 3. Reduces diatoms. 4...
  12. GHNelson

    A Rare Occurrence!

    Hi Folks This is the second time my established Crypt sp nurii has produced a spathe in the space of a few months! The last spathe didn't open, but this one did :happy:....the picture don't do the deep burgundy colour of the flower justice:sorry:...enjoy! hoggie
  13. GHNelson

    Halloween this 2020!

    A few articles to help brighten up these dark times!🧛‍♂️🕷️👀🕸️👻 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54746620 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54750668 hoggie
  14. GHNelson

    Oase Heatup 100w

    Hi Crew Has anyone purchased the above and did you receive a holder with the suction cups and the temperature calibrator tool? Cheers hoggie
  15. GHNelson

    JBL Regulator!

    Hi Everyone I purchased the above regulator a few years back from a member. There was an attached adapter, which I removed. I wish to use this regulator on Disposable Co2 bottles! I noticed there was a grove inside the reg, running up the threads is this normally on a JBL regulator? I can't...
  16. GHNelson

    Hagen Fluval Flex...... Citric Acid Mix Co2....34 Litre Revisited!!!

    Hi Crew This has been up and running for a few weeks now! Time for a long-awaited update! Carbon Dioxide 2 Litre Co2 reactor, Citric Acid/Baking Soda Mix Water Hard Tap-water Substrate Dennerle Nano Shrimp Gravel Sulawesi Grey/Black Hardscape Dragon Stone Various plants Bucephalandra sp...
  17. GHNelson

    Bucephalandra ID.

    Hi, Buce fans! Can you identify this small long leafed plant! hoggie
  18. GHNelson

    Dennerle Scapers Tank 35 Litre "The Red Ring"

    Hi, Everyone I decided to set-up a Planted Tank in the kitchen! Water Hard Tap-water Aquarium. Dennerle Scapers Tank 35 Litre. Width 400 mm Depth 320 mm Height 280 mm Lighting. AZOO Flex - Mini Nano Led Black. Changed to ONE Flat Nano on the 1st Jan 2021. Co2 Equipment. CO2 Stainless 1 Litre...
  19. GHNelson

    Safety concerns!!! Non Standard UK Plugs and Adapters!

    More Safety nightmares!:eek: Non-fused UK power cord/plug! Stay Safe!
  20. GHNelson

    Safety concerns!!! Adapters supplied with Electrical items!

    Dear Members A number of members have raised concerns regarding the safety integrity of some adapters supplied with various electrical items! These usually come with the not so expensive goods from the Far East! Most of us have had them included with a purchased item for use in the...
  21. GHNelson

    Hardscape Challenge 2020 (likes) Competition Winner!

    We would like to thank everyone who took part in the hogan53 likes, as part of the UKaps Hardscape 2020 Competition. The Winner with the most likes (39) Konrad Michalski. With this nice hardscape layout! Regards hogan53
  22. GHNelson

    Please read the guidelines for Algae help!

    Dear Member Please give as much detail as possible regarding your aquarium set-up, when requiring advice/help! Please upload photographs if possible. 1. Size of tank in litres. 2. Age of the set - up. 3. Filtration. 4. Lighting and duration. 5. Substrate. 6. Co2 dosing or Non-dosing. 7...
  23. GHNelson

    Please read the guidelines for plant help!

    Dear Member Please give as many details as possible regarding your aquarium set-up, when requiring advice/help! Please upload photographs if possible. 1. Size of tank. 2. Age of the system approximately. 3. Filtration. 4. Lighting and duration. 5. Substrate. 6. Co2 dosing or Non-dosing. 7...
  24. GHNelson

    New Members Introduction!!!

    Welcome to the UKaps🌿 Please introduce yourself to the forum, giving some details about you and your recent involvement or past involvement with the aquatic hobby! Please add the country/area you are currently residing to your profile details. Please post questions in the other relevant...
  25. GHNelson

    Co2 Measuring using a Drop Checker!

    CO2 Measurement Using A Drop Checker | UK Aquatic Plant Society (ukaps.org)
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    Happy New Year from the UKaps Team!

    :clap::thumbup: Wishing you all a great 2020! May you all keep on aquascaping!!! :happy: hoggie
  27. GHNelson

    Product Review Eheim MultiBox!!!

    Thumbs up:thumbup: to Konrad...who gave me the info on this useful piece of kit, he used in the For Sale Section. Fed-up with using all sorts of meal trays and plastic vessels for the weekly plant/aquarium maintance! Purchase one of these babies:thumbup: Not a lot to say:D...….. pictures speak...
  28. GHNelson

    Hagen Fluval Flex Bio Co2....34 Litre!

    Hi Crew Picked up this little tank for the hall or living room...got a bit of a reduction in the price from Amazon £78.00! Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet! Probably start as a slow burner then add CO2! Got stuff on order...;) hoggie
  29. GHNelson

    Name this Plant!

    Can someone name this plant in the main picture for foreground plants! Link below. https://www.aquasabi.com/aquatic-plants-foreground hoggie
  30. GHNelson

    Journal Emersed Cryptocyrne Mini Project!

    Hi Members Although I don't do many live full journals, I do still like to grow plants...be it submerged or emersed! So here is a little experimental emersed project I did today;)....hope you like it! :D Items used 1 Large Pop Corn Container from the Cinema. Multi Purpose compost. Canna Coco...
  31. GHNelson

    NPK For Troughs!

    Hi Crew/Gardeners I've planted out some troughs with flowering plants...Sweet pea's and flowering climbers! I have a mass of dry salts that I can use as fertilizers! I would like to make up 2 litres of plant food....how many grams should I use of NPK! Should I use MgSo4/Epsom salt/Trace as...
  32. GHNelson

    2018 Here we Come!

    Happy :)New Year to everyone at the UKaps!...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: From the Moderation Team/Administrators/Founder Members! Cheers
  33. GHNelson

    Slow Non Co2.....40cm x 40cm Cube!

    Aquarium-------AquaOne 40cm x 40cm. Lighting--------- Ecotech Radion LED xr15FW Freshwater Version Gen 3. Filter-------------Oase BioMaster Thermo External Filter 100. Pipes------------ Stainless Steel. Skimmer--------All Ponds solution SKIM-1. Substrate------- Caribsea Eco-Complete/Seachem...
  34. GHNelson

    Information Photobucket Charges!

    A picture speaks a thousand words! More information here......> https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/warning-to-photobucket-users.50175/ hoggie
  35. GHNelson

    ID this plant!

    Hi Aquatic botanists. Purchased this stem as Ludwigia arcuate? I'm not convinced looks like a Alternanthera although I could be wrong! hoggie
  36. GHNelson

    Rotala sp Macranda leaf marks/damage!

    Hi experts! I have been dosing various fertilizer's recently after water changes and I'm sure this is leaf burn due to this regime! Any ideas....which fertilizer could be the culprit! Plant is reasonably healthy other than the marks.
  37. GHNelson

    Salts Solubility levels!

    Below are individual Salt Solubility's in water at 20 degrees. These levels could be less if mixed with other salts or if you mix with cold tap water! Potassium Nitrate.......................................31g per 100ml Potassium Phosphate................................ 22g per 100ml...
  38. GHNelson

    DMK Depeche Mode..... Enjoy The Silence!

    Depeche Mode. hoggie
  39. GHNelson

    Busker plays Depche Mode Style on pipes!

    Amazing stuff! hoggie
  40. GHNelson

    Hettich Cabinet Hinge....... Resolved!

    Hi Crew I need some assistance in sourcing one of these hinges for a door in my kitchen which encloses the washing machine. Or something equivalent........;)...im not sure what part number it is 2333 looks about right but I'm not that sure. I know there is a few joiners/cabinet/kitchen fitters...
  41. GHNelson

    ADA Regulator!

    Hi Crew Is there a adaptor available to convert this ADA regulator to accept Soda Stream bottles! Cheers hoggie
  42. GHNelson

    Kent Freshwater products!

    Hi All Was looking for Kent Blackwater Extract! Has this Company emerged with another or folded? hoggie
  43. GHNelson

    Rotala sp rotundifolia!

    Found this item on my computer I think it relates to one of the Sticky Threads above! Maybe Tobias Special N Picture above! The results are quite staggering and very quick to take effect. Here is a stem of rotala rotudifolia that was initial subjected to low NO3 and urea dosing. Then I...
  44. GHNelson

    Tennis: World Tour Finals

    Come on Andy!....:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:;):happy: :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting...
  45. GHNelson

    Best Cover Versions in the World Ever!

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    Window sill emersed glass mini tank! (310 x 200 x 170 mm)

    Plants Bucephalandras....mostly the smaller variety! " Mini Needle Leaf " " Kedagang Mini " " Kedagang Purple " " Brownie Brown " " Red Biblis " " Mini Catherinae " " Copi susu " & " Brownie Phoenix " Crypts the rarer types of " Nurii " Plus Cryptocoryne albida 'Brown' & Bullosa! Mini Pellia...
  47. GHNelson

    Faulty TMC Tile!

    Hi I have a Mini 400 TMC tile that is flickering/flashing when turned on....is it scrap or can it be fixed? Anyone have the same problem or got any ideas advise! Cheers hoggie
  48. GHNelson

    Plant identification!

    Please identify this plant! hoggie
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    Window sill glass mini tank! (310 x 200 x 170 mm)

    Had a little surprise today this! Beautiful purple flowers! Have a few stems of Hygrophila pinnatifida in this little glass tank....didn't think it would do much as it gets very hot at times! Its been plagued by little black flies? Substrate is John Innes no3 plus inert aquatic gravel on the...
  50. GHNelson

    Plant identification!

    Need a expert....not a great photograph! Below the Ludwigia leaf.......very small in size. Cheers hoggie
  51. GHNelson

    Do! aqua 20/20 emersed cube!

    Tank 20cm x 20cm x 20cm. Substrate Flora Colombo Flora Base Black/Brown/John Innes No3. Hardscape Unknown Rock. Flora Floating plant Salvinia sp culcullata Anubis sp petite Bucephalandra Mini Needle Leaf Limnophila sp hippuridoides Proserpinaca palustris Rotala sp colorata Rotala sp rotundifolia...
  52. GHNelson

    Mosses that do or don't attach to Hardscapes!

    A general consensus of Mosses that do or don't adhere to hardscapes! Anchor moss................... Brazil moss..................... Cameroon moss..............No China moss..................... Creeping moss................Yes Christmas moss..............Yes Erect moss...
  53. GHNelson

    Smallest hob hang on filter!

    Hi Team I'm looking for a tiny hob hang on filter for use on a small vessel beside my bed! Has anyone got any pointers! Cheers hoggie
  54. GHNelson

    The TS Queen Mary returns back home!

    Hi Crew I thought this was interesting article for water loving fellow creatures and sea farers :jimlad:. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-36292970 http://www.paddlesteamers.info/Turbine Steamers/QueenMary.htm Brings back great memories :happy: the above articles! Sailing on...
  55. GHNelson

    Suggestion Resize Photo Imager!

    Hi Crew There has been issues with larger photo files being too large to upload! Below is a handy tool to download for Windows. https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ Right click on the photo and the drop down list will show Resize pictures. Cheers hoggie
  56. GHNelson


    Hi Crew Purchased this plant way before Christmas. ...anyone kmow how to keep it healthy! Cheers hoggie
  57. GHNelson

    Nothern Lights!

    Breath-taking light show! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35742769 Enjoy! hoggie
  58. GHNelson

    Tropica Aquarium Soil!

    Hi Crew Can anyone tell me what colour this substrate is? Cheers hoggie
  59. GHNelson

    Plant Tweezers!

    Hi Crew Lost my fine tipped tweezers:( used for single stem plantlets! Can anyone point me in the right direction for a replacement. Cheers hoggie
  60. GHNelson

    Worth a watch if your in the UK!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02wnhp6/atlantic-the-wildest-ocean-on-earth-3-from-heaven-to-hell Nice piece on Corals near the end! hoggie
  61. GHNelson


    https://iso.500px.com/15-eye-popping-photos-of-mount-etna-coming-back-to-life/ hoggie
  62. GHNelson

    Davis Cup 2015!

    :happy: Well done to the Great Britain team on winning the Davis Cup! Great last lob shot to win it by Andrew Murray:thumbup: Cheers hoggie
  63. GHNelson

    Window sill emersed set-up!

    Tank..........Do!aqua Cube Glass 360 x 220 x 260 mm .....Mini M. Substrate...Columbo Flora Base (small grain black) Plants..... Anubis sp petite. Bucephalandra sp.... unknown variety! Hydrocotyle cf. tripartite Bacopa sp caroliniana Cryptocoryne wendtii ''brown'' Pistia stratiotes. Mini hair...
  64. GHNelson

    The Stone Tree Trunk!

    The Fossilised Tree Trunk. The Tree that turned to stone....from the Househill Park.....Southside of Glasgow. Cheers hoggie
  65. GHNelson

    Which lens!

    Hi Crew I'm not much of a Photographer....which lens should I purchase for general plant picture shots! There's a few deals on at the moment in Amazon! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EF-50-1-8-Lens/dp/B00005K47X/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1447010037&sr=1-2&keywords=lens+for+canon...
  66. GHNelson

    Information Templates!

    Hi Members Paulo has produced two Templates one for the Planted Tank Gallery and one in the For Sale section! When you open a new thread on both you will be confronted with the templates.... just add your information....or remove the text of choice as in the For Sale/Wanted/Swap/Donation...
  67. GHNelson

    Suggestion Missing Smillies!

    Hi Team Running IE 11 I have been missing the Smillie feature for quite a long time now! Although can get them running on my Smart phone! So doesn't seem to be a account problem! Any ideas or suggestions to get them running again? Cheers hoggie
  68. GHNelson

    Candy Floss!

    Plants in the bucket! Monte Carlo/Rotala sp colorata/Tom Barr mini hair grass/Luwigia sp repens red! Cheers hoggie
  69. GHNelson

    The GreenMachine!

    20% Discount on their new site at the moment. http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com hoggie
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    Liquid Carbon!

    Hi Crew For non - UK residents I found this Liquid Carbon on Sale! Can be dispatched within the European Union! http://www.ebay.ie/itm/CO2-Fertilizer-169-0700-Oz-Liquid-Aquarium-Plants-Carbo-Carbon-/131458755433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e9b8d6b69 Cheers hoggie
  71. GHNelson

    Plant identification!

    Konrad wants to know what carpet plant this is! Cheers hoggie
  72. GHNelson

    New Crypt on the Block!

    Received a smaller version of this rare Cryptocoryne 2nd photograph ! nurii ''pink line'' From Alan the rare plant man! Cheers hoggie
  73. GHNelson

    Editing threads by phone!

    Tried to edit in the For Sale section...but having issues! On the drop down tab! Can a moderator have a test on this problem! Cheers hoggie
  74. GHNelson

    The living mountain!

    Nice little program for Rock lovers and I don't mean Blackpool rock or Rock n Roll! Only available in the UK BBC iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04tqk1n/secret-knowledge-12-the-living-mountain-a-cairngorms-journey hoggie
  75. GHNelson

    Glass serving bowl!

    Just purchased this and its not for putting Fruit Salad in! If I receive it in one piece........ it will be a miracle! :woot: :lol: Diameter 25 cm and height 18 cm. hoggie
  76. GHNelson

    Feedback Orders!

    Hi Received my purchase today....splitter and 2 check valves! Thanks for the quick dispatch :thumbup: hoggie
  77. GHNelson

    Scaper's tank from Dennerle 50 litre!

    Hi Crew Going to order one of these to replace my Do Aqua! Can anyone give me a idea of the cabinet or cabinets that's available for this tank? The tank itself is 45cm long x 31cm high x 36cm front to back! Cheers hoggie
  78. GHNelson

    Smilies missing!

    My Smilies have disappeared! Where are my Smilies?...anyone know how to re-generate them! Thing is can get them on my Samsung Galaxy Note3....used to have them on the computer....:confused: hoggie
  79. GHNelson

    Lost my Emotions!

    Not the Earth Wind and Fire Emotions! Something not quite right....since I had those Pop-ups! Plus the comments bar is white instead of black....Im on the Dark Style display! Anyone got a clue? Cheers hoggie
  80. GHNelson

    Pop- up Nightmare!

    Hi Crew How do get shot of these pesky.....Hot Deals Pop-Ups? They are on both Google and Internet Explorer!
  81. GHNelson

    Glass Skimmer!

    Hi What's the length of this skimmer at its shortest? http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/lily-pipes/products/lily-pipe-surface-skimmer-o13mm-12mm-16mm Cheers hoggie
  82. GHNelson

    What plant?

    Hi Crew...and Mick D. Can you identify this plant? Submerged transformed leaf with red veins. Just below a emersed leaf...stem has a salmon pinkish colour on some parts. You can't remove the leaf without stripping some outer skin. I decided to cut them off. Regards hoggie
  83. GHNelson

    Root growth

    Hi Crew I have a little emersed experiment going no soil/substrate is used....I would like to encourage root growth. What fertilizer is best for this? Cheers hoggie
  84. GHNelson

    Our Planet from the Air.

    Some stunning filming here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04bdtqt/our-planet-from-the-air-home Food for thought! Cheers hoggie
  85. GHNelson


    You got to laugh! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/commonwealth-games/28464014 :wideyed:hoggie
  86. GHNelson

    Do! Aqua.

    Aquarium http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/shop/exceptional-value-aquatics/aquariums/doaqua-cube-glass-36-x-22-x-26-mini-m Lighting Kessil A150 Amazon Sun Led.... fan assisted. Substrate Columbo Flora Base Small Grain...Black. Mixed LFS gravel. Wood Manzanita...nano pieces. Rock Unknown type...
  87. GHNelson

    Black Out/In Filter pipes.

    Hi Crew Anyone know where i can get a set of 12/16mm pipes from? Not Eheims....these are for a 12 litre tank. Cheers hoggie
  88. GHNelson

    Regulator adapter.

    Hi Crew Purchased this well sought after baby from Co2 Art http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/adapters/products/adapter-for-disposable-co2-cylinder-with-m10x1-thread-to-use-with-standard-aquarium-co2-regulators These are like gold dust...will adapt your JBL etc to accept a Co2 welders...
  89. GHNelson

    Co2 Regulator with SMC needle valve.

    Hi Crew Been tempted for a while to try this Regulator....http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/dual-stage-regulators/products/aquarium-co2-dual-stage-regulator-and-solenoid-magnetic-valve So ordered one today...although i have 2 JBLs...what I've read that this needle valve is very precise. Plus i...
  90. GHNelson

    Co2 Cylinder Servicing!

    Hi Crew Anyone know of a company who will check and service my cylinders for valve faults? Must be in the Hertfordshire area. Regards hoggie
  91. GHNelson

    Identify this Bacopa

    Cheers hoggie
  92. GHNelson


    Hi Crew I was intending to purchase one of these can the flow rate be adjustable?
  93. GHNelson


    Worth a look....i think i will stay in bed today. 500px / Blog / 20 Spectacular Images of Frozen Niagara Falls hoggie
  94. GHNelson

    Making a New Fertilzer.

    Hi Crew This is my Water Report. NITRATE Nitrate arises from the use of fertilizers in agriculture and may be minimised by good practices 50 mg NO3/I and appropriate controls. The standard is set well below concentrations that could be harmful. NITRITE Nitrite may be associated with nitrate or...
  95. GHNelson


    No not the female type:lol: In the cavity of the wall...where a old boiler condensation overflow pipe used to be. Strange nesting birds Anyone got any ideas? Been there quite a while. Got a kind of rasping sound...there is young in there also. hoggie
  96. GHNelson

    Glass Cylinder

    Plants Hydrocotyle sp tripartita Tom Barr dwarf mini grass Hemianthus callrichoides cuba Taiwan moss Terrestrial moss Substrate Ecco complete small grain brown Rock Mini landscape Lighting Natural daylight Feeding Tap water sprayed every few days hoggie
  97. GHNelson

    Cryptocoryrne sp spiralis

    Had this plant a few weeks now. This going to be a lovely crypt. From emersed to submerged....showing ruffled submerged leaves. hoggie
  98. GHNelson

    Crypt id?

    Anyone know? Supposed to be Spiralis....but i'm not to sure about that identification. hoggie
  99. GHNelson

    Servicing Co2 Cylinders

    Hi Crew Anyone know who can do a check one these (Non fire extinguisher) cylinders. I've got a few leaking turn valves that need replaced or repaired. hoggie