On Sunday November 14, 2010, Mark and I decided together that to better the future of PlantedBox.com and Mark Evans as an Aquascaper, PlantedBox.com needed to close its online shop.
I've been involved in PlantedBox.com since day 1 when I first approached Mark with an idea and concept to...
More the most part, I agree. PFK is aimed at the general hobbyist and people new to fishkeeping. But as Andy says, lets not even try to compare it to the likes of ASW magazine or AquaJournals as it makes no sense.
iirc, Mr Amano stopped printing his magazines in English because there is not...
I agree with Paul, but I would also remove at least one bulb from the light unit and shorten the lighting period until you get on top of things. Only then should you think about increasing the light again.
Get some Ottos in there to feast on the brown algae too :)
Tbh, that last tank looks under maintained and past the point of saving. Plants aren't healthy, and they wont recover. A thorough clean and new plants would be recommended. A short light period and good maintenance is the key to any tank ime.
Re: [IWAGUMI] Project Scree
Yes I do like that idea of a larger cabinet :)
You should ask Neil for a quote, his cabinet build is excellent :thumbup:
'Scape is looking great too... wasn't sure about the white gravel, but it fits really well within its...
Lucky pup, they do look great.. Sat in the garden last night trying to balance the laptop on one knee with my monthly treat of a glass of wine on the other proved a little difficult. A pad would make my life almost complete! :lol:
Yeah, this is totally my type of tank and planting scheme which I had a lot of fun helping plan. I like the tweaks and additions you've made too, and overall, I'm so happy its come out this good for you mate :)
Please keep us updated :thumbup:
The problem with this is, it doesn't work on all filters. Many filters tend to trap the tiny co2 bubbles until they form one or two very large bubbles, which then gets released in one go causing a co2 imbalance and/or waste of co2. Filter media may be mostly to blame, especially when using...
Too much surface movement will gas off co2 quicker, but as long as its not causing a slash I think you'll be ok. I'd imagine you'll be able to watch the co2 flow pattern when setup and tweak from there :)
Its not that they are bad, but they aren't as efficient as inline. Most of the co2 from a glass diffuser will head straight for the surface and gas off. When its inline, the micro bubbles follow the flow from the external, so they tend to loop around the tank, remaining underwater for longer...
Inline will always be better than an in-tank glass diffuser imo. Many people like to show the glassware off a little, but otherwise I'd avoid them. An inline reactor would be even better as it dissolves most of the co2 before it reaches the tank.
The Dyson fan is amazing... shockingly overpriced atm though :lol:
Think about it though, you'd cool down sitting in front of that Dyson fan, wouldn't you? Moving the stale air at the top of the tank (which is also heated by the lights) should give you a drop of a couple of degrees at least...
PC fans cool a PC when the room is warm, so yes :) As long as its moving the relatively stale air you should notice a small benefit.
Years ago I used to drop a frozen 2 litre bottle of water in the tank if it got too warm... these days I'm far too lazy and just leave it... trouble is, the extra...
You also can't measure co2 usage by 'bubbles per second' as every regulator is different to some degree and will release co2 at slightly different rates. Then you have variations in the co2 line, etc. making bubbles different sizes.
Grrrr, I've put off posting in here as its doing my head in :lol: I miss my shrimp tank so bad! :(
Great shots Paulo, some cracking looking shrimp too mate... got any cherries up for sale? Drop me a PM if you have bud, ta :)
Just to correct myself about the 'balance' - its more about the balance of light and co2. Ferts make no difference. I've double dosed EI from day 1 and not had issues. The problems arise when nutrients are simply too low.
Its in an old tub in the garden that I used to put old substrates in before being used elsewhere. It was covered with a piece of perspex simply to stop it getting any more wet than it was.. a few days later I noticed Acicularis and glosso growing, so I swapped the lid for another old tub simply...
Get yourselves one or two of these:
Simple hairdressing clips. I'm lucky as most of my family are hairdressers, but there's lots of places you can get them, very cheap too... like: http://www.virtualvillage.co.uk/pack-of ... 0-009.html
Simply attach to the moss you want to remove, then snip...
Why rinse the old substrate? You'll wash away what good is left in there and potentially end up with a massive ammonia spike after killing off the good bacteria.
I'd either disturb it as little as possible, or replace it completely.
Re: Andyh's New 190l Lounge tank. Day One!
Garuf's got it mate :D
Yeah, the stone was great, and I was glad you had that piece as I knew you'd use it well...
And I was gonna say, I bet your Dad is well jealous... when is he upgrading? :D
Re: Emmersed grown Echinodorus Bleheri,when to remove old le
I remove pretty much all the old leaves before planting. Can be heartbreaking when hacking up something like a motherplant, but she will grow back just as strong.
Yeah, until you hit a wet or icy patch :wink:
Have you actually tried talking to your insurance company to see what the rise would be? Going up to Â£3k for a few simple mods seems extreme.. in some cases they usually just put up the excess. Try smaller insurance companies with only single...
afaik, any mods are frowned upon by most insurance companies if you don't tell them as the mods tend to make the car more appealing to chavs and other idiots who like to borrow and abuse other peoples property. Performance, visual and stereo mods included. There's loads of companies out there...
Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white
Depends on many things, including fish choice, maintenance and flow rates.. Shrimp also love to pick up grains of soil for kicks and giggles :lol:
What about using moss to hide the barrier? Tie to small stones (slate or pebbles are great for...
Re: Magpie's 'Learning Curve' 90 x 75 opti-white
Wow, how much fun are you going to have?! :D
Your brother in law did a great job with the cabinet, looks really good. Looking forward to following this one :)
Uhm, nope. Carbon monoxide is poisonous. Carbon dioxide is used everywhere... and yes, too much co2 can be dangerous as it drives the o2 out of our bodies, but it would take a hell of a lot more than one 95g bottle to even give you a headache :thumbup: