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  1. Antoni

    Breaking the radio silence - my latest scapes

    Hi everyone, I feel a bit embarrassed as I have been so quite for a very long time here at UKAPS... To fix that I decided to post couple of pictures of my most recent scapes: the 120: The Dennerle Scapers tank: Few close ups: Both tanks has been running for about a year...
  2. Antoni

    Under the manzi roots - Antoni's new 120cm - hardscape in the making

    Hi guys, Have been working on this hardscape for some time, but due to lots of other projects and assignments, haven't quite finished it yet. Probably will refine some details and finish it after the Aquascaping Experience on the 5th of March :) Tank: Optiwhite 120x50x50 cm Hardscape: full...
  3. Antoni

    "After the storm" - my new scape.

    Hi guys, Here is my new creation. Dennerle scapers tank 45x36x31h (cm) Cabinet Custom made by me (DIY) 2 x 24WDennerle Scapers lights Tropica soil JBL CristalProfi 701 Inline heater Hydor 200w CO2 1.5bps 24\7 Plants: Tropica's Hemianthus Cuba, Riccardia Chamedryfolia, Cladophora Aegagropila...
  4. Antoni

    Massive BGA bloom in a local fishing lake

    Hi guys, One of our local lakes has a massive outbreak of bga and the landlord has asked me, if can recommend a solution... now usually in a tank, I know how to fix it :-) will increase nitrates, improve filtration, black out as a last reaort, but how you deal with it in a lake few acres in...
  5. Antoni

    Through the Rock - An Epic Journey

    Hi guys, After having a great time and Hanover I got Inspired from the Art of Planted Aquarium and I have rescaped my 60 cm with lots of Seryuo and redmoor and plants, kindly sponsored by Tropica. Here is a short video of the evolution of the hardscape: And this is how the tank looks today -...
  6. Antoni

    GAPLC 2014 resuts are out

    Morning everyone, The results of the GAPLC 2014 are out. Not many UK aquascapers took part, but still, not bad ranking! Here is a link. Congats to everyone who competed! Roy Smith, aka Greenfinger for 5-th place in Wabi Kusa and 56-th place in Nano Category! Tim - 46-th place in Nano...
  7. Antoni

    Wabi kusa - Spontaneous setup - unexpected visit - Ladybug

    HI guys, a week ago, I have started this new wabi kusa project. Had a small tank laying around (dirt cheap tank from Pets at home) used to use it as a storage for excessive plants- kind of a overflow tank :) but got bored to keep it half empty with some random sad looking plants in....so I have...
  8. Antoni

    My Kokedama venture

    Hi everyone, for some time I have been planning to give the kokedamas a go, but never got the time to do it, until today.... Had some peat and tesco cat litter laying around, so I just needed some plants and moss for the kokedama. Went to B&Q this morning and got some Chamadorea (Parlour palm)...
  9. Antoni

    Advice needed for repairing electronic starter T5 light

    Hi guys, I wondered if someone experienced with electronics, can advice me a bit on this: I have got a light unit 6x24W HO T5 that I want to use, but I have a problem with it. Couple of the lights work intermittently.... sometimes when I plug it in, all of them comes on, but if I unplug it...
  10. Antoni

    Antoni's 60 cm scape - Autumn déjà vu

    Hi guys, its been awhile since I have taken down the Lonely mountain and is time for new venture :) I have played a bit with the hardscape to decide what style of aquascape I want and I came up with those 2 hardscapes: Seiryu stone mountain hardscape: And wood scape, with some...
  11. Antoni

    The Goias nook - New pics

    Hi guys, its being awhile since I have started this tank but didn't have the time to start a journal till now. Spec: 20 l Boyo nano tank with filter, built in the lid. Light: 13V Energy Saving bulb, 5400K CO2: - pressurised DIY kit - 3bps Substrate: Shirakura Red Bee Sand and white sand...
  12. Antoni

    Fluval co2 ceramic diffuser, Up aqua atomizer and solenoids

    HI all, probably has been discussed before, but couldn't find the answer I was looking for. I have bought the Fluval ceramic co2 diffuser few months back and installed it on my nano tank. It has been working great and I thought is a great piece of kit, until I decided to use one on my 60 cm...
  13. Antoni

    Sun kissed Wabi Kusa

    Hi everyone, just decided to share with you my latest wabi kusa bowl. This is an experiment and in its early stage. I wanted to create a wabi kusa in this bowl for quite some time and a couple of months ago, I have started it using cat litter for substrate, enriched with some miracle grow...
  14. Antoni

    The Forest floor - Tropica aquascape New pics

    Hi everybody, after taking down my 20 l scape the Hare hill after Christmas, I have started a new aquascape with plants and substrate, kindly provided by Tropica. The tank has been set up in the beginning of February and is now about 2 months old. Spec: 20 l Boyo nano tank with filter...
  15. Antoni

    The Lonely mountain -Final photo before taking it down

    Hi everybody, it has been awhile since I have started this project, but as I have been away for more than a month and I have been quite busy lately, I didn't have time for it. The long story short: As I really liked the hardscape I have used in Aquatics Live, I wanted to create a long..or...
  16. Antoni

    Jump from the edge of space

    Just about now, Felix will jump from 39 km height above the Earth in try to break the sound barrier speed.. Good Luck! Watch live here: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/ :thumbup:
  17. Antoni

    The Forest floor or another Wabi Kusa attempt

    Hi everybody, last week, I was visiting the Bedgebury National Pinetum and I had a struck of inspiration for another Wabi Kusa - like project :D I decided to employ a tree trunk in my 25 cm round wabi kusa dish, which used to accomodate my old wabi kusa Dream of Eden. I have found an very...
  18. Antoni

    Video from the ADA seminar in Niigata

    Nice video with some brief tips from Mr. Amano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ZVhi9IAOY&feature=g-all-u&context=G2652ba0FAAAAAAAABAA
  19. Antoni

    Resins and their use in the hobby

    Hi guys, few days ago, I came across some readings about the resins and their use in water purification systems and aquatics respectively. So I start wondering, is it the right choice in matter of effectiveness and cost to use resins to soften and purify water? This could be useful for shrimp...
  20. Antoni

    Red Fish Aquarium magazine

    Hi guys, just came across this free online magazine for planted and marine aquariums and decided to share it with you! http://www.redfishmagazine.com.au/
  21. Antoni

    Hare Hill - Reborn

    So here it begins... Not far ago, I got from ebay, really cheap, small Boyu nano, which I was planning for a small nano scape. The trouble was, that I was torn between the possibility of having a low tech scape or a CRS tank... After some consideration I have ordered these bits and they...
  22. Antoni

    Dream of Eden -another Wabi Kusa attempt

    Hi fellows, after postponing this journal for quite some time, I felt that I need to do it finally today . :) For this project, I have used a round acrylic dish 25 cm in diameter and 10 cm deep. Inspired by the creation of Steven Chong I have decided to try something similar, that to combine...
  23. Antoni

    An awesome natural scape right in the World's largest cave

    I thought it will be good to share this with you all: http://gallery.pictopia.com/natgeo/gallery/112990/photo/9327728/?o=16 - An awesome natural scape right in the World's largest cave passage - Vietnam Hang Son Doong. Here some more nice shots from the cave...
  24. Antoni

    "Wabi garden" - Wabi Kusa project

    I have been long time thinking of creating something like wabi kusa and yesterday I gave it a try. I' appartantly waiting for some plants to come for a bigger wabi kusa project, but meanwhile I have done this: I have used some common mosses found around courtyard, a fern I picked up from a...
  25. Antoni

    Mini Bonsai - Sekibokka

    Dear friends, I just wanted to share with you my new aqcquisition - a friend of mine, brought me from Japan a really nano Bonsai, which accordingly to the label is called Sekibokka /Sekibokka /石木花とは/in translation means "The stone tree and flower". / which from the scantily...
  26. Antoni

    Eco Drift - what does this name means to you

    Dear Friends, I need some assistance, regarding a topic, not related to aquascaping, but as I'm not English Im afraid that might be lost in translation. Im about to start a new company, which will be dealing with Eco /Green/ products for automotive bussiness, I have choosen the name Eco Drift...
  27. Antoni

    Achieving redish color in plants such a eleoharis and glosso

    Dear friends, while I was browsing the net I came across to famous scapes, that leave a deep impression in me. and Im really interested in how do they achieve redish color in such a plants like: Eleocharis acicularis in the second one and the Glossostigma elatinoides in the first scape...
  28. Antoni

    Brigittae's homeland

    After getting weary with the previous scape http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f= ... 5&start=10 , where have been waiting for the HC to fill in, I decided to rescape it. I didn't take the substrate out, just removed a small part in front and change it for white sand, changed the...
  29. Antoni

    Floran - very cheap alternative to Aquasoil?

    Dear fellows, as my quest for cheaper alternative of the Aquasoil seems never ending I'm still wondering about in search for the best substitute. Akadama seems to be very good alternative, but unfortunately it is not wide available in Bulgaria and its price if ordered from abroad is almost as...
  30. Antoni

    Hatchets haven - the story goes

    Dear friends, as I was not very happy with my jungle style set up: Here just after trimming. so I have decided to move thing a bit: but I have some difficulties on how to accomplish this setup, so I would like to ask for some help. Please feel free to comment this scape and please give me...
  31. Antoni

    Problem with Riccia

    Dear fellow hobbyists, I have a problem with my riccia in the nano tank, you can see the Joural here: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4545 part of it became whitish and I don't know the reason: Is it possible this to be a deficiency? I'm adding Dupla Plant 24 and glutaraldehide(as a source of CO2...
  32. Antoni

    The old forest - nano project

    Dear Friends, this is my first post in here and I would like to introduce you my recent nano project: I have started this set up 3 weeks ago and would like to share with you what I have done. Any advices and critics are welcome! Tank: 20x20x20cm - 8l Lighting: PL-L 11W 6000K for 8h Substrat...
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