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  1. John Starkey

    Quite a few Changes.

    Correct 👍
  2. John Starkey

    Quite a few Changes.

    It’s AR mini 👍
  3. John Starkey

    Quite a few Changes.

    Thank you 👍
  4. John Starkey

    Quite a few Changes.

    Hi everyone, I’ve made quite a few changes hardscape and plant wise since George did the initial setup . This is how it looks now at three months old . All the algae issues I had have gone mainly achieved by extra water changes and spot dosing Excel .
  5. John Starkey

    Six weeks old.

    Things are going quite well , i do have a small issue with Staghorn algae on the slower growing plants but not a massive issue. I’m spot dosing with Excel and 60% water changes to try and get on top of it. Overall considering it’s been around 15 years since my last scape I’m very happy with the...
  6. John Starkey

    St Michaels Mount.

    Thank you 😊
  7. John Starkey

    St Michaels Mount.

    Thank you 😊
  8. John Starkey

    St Michaels Mount.

    My wife and I had a lovely week in Cornwall in early October. Here’s one of my favourite pics from the week.
  9. John Starkey

    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    Hi Ian,I have just spent the last hour reading your journal,I must admit it certainly makes me want to sell a lens and get another setup, ( not my 500 mm lol),a very good read and a lovely setup,I especially like your moss images,excellent clarity.look forward to future updates, John.
  10. John Starkey

    George's TMC Signature

    A very nice looking scape George,nothing too taxing after your spell oversea's.
  11. John Starkey

    Andyh's Journal "Green Beach" Update 01/03/2013

    Stunning looking scape Andy
  12. John Starkey

    George's TMC Signature

    Now this I do like George,it has a wild feel to it,it actually reminds me of some of the small outcrops of gorse on the Yorkshire dales, Now get planting mate.
  13. John Starkey

    George's TMC Signature

    This is my opinion through a photographers eye,the scape you had before was a nicer composition,this one to me is more spread around,the gaps are too wide me thinks,my eye is always drawn straight to the stone on the left,which could detract from the rest of the scape once grown in,BUT having...
  14. John Starkey

    700 litre - Boesemani-Stan. 😁

    I really like the look of this scape,once the plants fill in and mature it should look very nice, John.
  15. John Starkey

    60cm - Shallow

    Hi George,i saw this on your flickr i think its one of your best,can you give me spec data plse,size and lighting,and filter you are using,cheers mate, keep safe John.
  16. John Starkey

    Link to my Flickr page

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_starkey/, thought you might like to see some of my wildlife images, regard's John.
  17. John Starkey

    Sat in hospital bed.

    Sorry to see you have been i'll Mark,i hope you get back on your feet soon,even though i have been very quiet on the plant scene,i do look in and i enjoy reading your (and other's)journal,Photography has completely taken over my spare time, regard's John.
  18. John Starkey

    ADA LED lighting

    This is just what i am looking for,i expect it will be silly money :crazy: .
  19. John Starkey

    DSLR or Bridge?

    Argos are doing a branb new nikon D3000 for £309.99 good deal me thinks, John.
  20. John Starkey

    New Photography upload site

    Hi All,for those who may be interested google have come up with a site similar to flickr,it's called 500px,the quality of the image's are excellent,if you need inspiration then go take a look around, John.
  21. John Starkey

    [UKAPS-LAC] Vote for your favourite aquascape

    Sorry guys but i won't be able to attend due to work commitments John
  22. John Starkey

    [UKAPS-LAC] Vote for your favourite aquascape

    Well this is certainly attracting a lot of interest (not),over 6000 member's and 96 vote's :crazy: .
  23. John Starkey

    Please sign this petition - Fuel prices

    I am self employed arctic driver,the cost to the firm i am driving for at the moment between £250 and £350 a day to refuel my truck,every thing you eat,drink,wear,everything in your house,everything you use in your daily life is transported by road in the uk,so can you imagine how much the cost...
  24. John Starkey

    120 x 55 x 55 Over and out.

    Re: 120 x 55 x 55 A couple of new pics Wow look's really healthy,i love the DOF through the middle,all in all another ok set up from you :lol: ,seriously though mate you keep knocking these out one after the other and they are all top notch :thumbup: , John.
  25. John Starkey

    [UKAPS-LAC] Vote for your favourite aquascape

    Hi all,just voted,never voted for mine of course :lol: ,some nice setup's in the lineup, John.
  26. John Starkey

    120 x 55 x 55 Over and out.

    Re: 120 x 55 x 55 Last of the pics for a while Hi Mark,hope your feeling better,the setup look's stunning mate, John.
  27. John Starkey

    120 x 55 x 55 Over and out.

    Re: 120 x 55 x 55 'Ruby' Tank and cabinet arrive! WoooW i can't wait to see this up and running,it look's a stunning setup mate :thumbup: ,i can just see you now sat staring at it,idea's going through your head,don't keep us waiting too long, John.
  28. John Starkey

    Dragon Fly's in flight

    Two dragon fly's for you to look at, hope you like them, John.
  29. John Starkey

    Tip for cleaning filter hosing

    Hi all,i was cleaning my 16/17mm hosing today and found a novel way to flush them out,if you have an outside tap in the garden,attach a hose lock tap connector then push your hosing onto it,(it fit's very snuggly)turn on the tap at full pressure and hey presto all the crap is flushed out in a...
  30. John Starkey

    A little birdy mixture from yesterday

    Just a few from yesterday's outing, Common Tern Kingfisher. Goldfinch Goldfinch Thanks for looking John.
  31. John Starkey

    FishBeasts 500 Ltr "Forests Edge" Video added

    That's a great looking tank,all that moss is a shrimp heaven,i like how you have the glosso growing up into the gaps on the slope,it give's good depth, John.
  32. John Starkey

    Three Rare bird's (More image's added)

    Thank's guy's,i do try hard and i can tell you i spend hour's and hour's sat in the country side,but the peace and quiet is awesome,and some of the place's i go especially in wale's is just breath taking, John.
  33. John Starkey

    Three Rare bird's (More image's added)

    Re: Three Rare bird's You may be right Sam,these were taken with my 100-400mm is L,hand held at 400mm, Thanks for the comment's John.
  34. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 4 weeks Why do people have to think that it's untrue about the age :evil: ,make's me angry,or maybe they just wish they were as good as you :lol: , John.
  35. John Starkey

    Stu's ADA Mini M nano - updated pics, page 12

    Re: Stu's ADA Mini M nano - Step by step on page 5 It's all looking very nice Stu,good growth already as well,an entry for aquatic's live me think's :thumbup: John.
  36. John Starkey

    [CONTEST] UKAPS @ Aquatics Live, Olympia

    You can count on me George,pity my new setup won't be ready but i will enter my 60 ltr :thumbup: ,either way i will be coming to help out too :thumbup: ,have you ever known me to miss a jolly up, John
  37. John Starkey

    Three Rare bird's (More image's added)

    Re: Three Rare bird's Thank's Stu :thumbup: , john.
  38. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 4 weeks Just speechless mate, :crazy: John.
  39. John Starkey

    Stu's ADA Mini M nano - updated pics, page 12

    Re: Stu's ADA Mini M nano - Step by step on page 5 Wow Stu,it look's pretty nice to me mate,ADA bling certainly look's top notch,i love the plant choice mate and can't wait to see it mature :thumbup: ,the nice thing about these little tank's is the sense of scale that can be achieved from...
  40. John Starkey

    Three Rare bird's (More image's added)

    Hi All, i had to show you these quite rare bird's for the uk,they come here from europe and west africa to breed,then return home to over winter, Male Pied Fly catcher Male Red start Female Red start Male Pied Flycatcher Male Pied Fly catcher Female Redstart And a good old Nuthatch...
  41. John Starkey

    120cm - George of the Jungle pg.5 new pics

    Hi George,here's a macro shot of fissiden's from my old 5 footer, you may be able to get a comparison when your moss has grown more, nice image's too mate :thumbup: , John.
  42. John Starkey

    relentless brown algae problems

    Hi Andy,it's look you have a dose of good old detritus,even though it's 3/4 month's old it can still be a problem especially if you started with a new filter/filter media,you need a clean up crew in there,some thing like amano shrimps,some otto's would help too if water parameter's are ok,and it...
  43. John Starkey

    Larry's Glade

    Re: Hi-tech Iwagumi Nano - questions, questions Hi,in my opinion you don't need the ADA soil for what you are aiming to achieve,i am not too sure if ADA soil leache's NKP into the water,i suspect not, plain old gravel will be fine because as you say you are not planning on planting anything...
  44. John Starkey

    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 27-05-11) Looking good Andy,those lilly pipes need a good clean :lol: , john.
  45. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 3 weeks second trim complete Stu Worrell's your man for bonsai,i have alway's fancied one but at my age now it would out live me :lol: ,nice acer mate, john.
  46. John Starkey

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Well it's look's like you a very good day guy's,sorry i didn't make i was stuck in traffic on the M6 on friday afternoon/evening and didn't get to bed until 03.20 sat morning :evil: , John.
  47. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 3 weeks second trim complete Hi Mark,the black background get's my vote mate,i love the vid's too,well you for cardinal's in the end, nice choice mate, john.
  48. John Starkey

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May I'll probably see you guy's on saturday as long as nothing else come's up :thumbup: , John.
  49. John Starkey

    Stu's ADA Mini M nano - updated pics, page 12

    Re: Stu's ADA Mini M nano Cheers John. The plants are going in this week hopefully as my wife wants the conservatory table back Women hey, they just don't get do they :crazy: :lol: , John.
  50. John Starkey

    Tonys Mini-M - 90 days & its all over !

    Re: Tonys ADA Mini-M Hi Tony,i have been looking at the hardscape for sometime now and i can't help feeling there is too much in there,what's bugging me is the fact i can't see any space for the plants to grow into,especially in the last image, Just my thought's mate :thumbup: ,i'm sure...
  51. John Starkey

    Stu's ADA Mini M nano - updated pics, page 12

    Re: Stu's ADA Mini M nano Like the final scape Stu,glad to see nessie is still there mate :lol: ,when are the plant's going then ? John.
  52. John Starkey

    Tonys Mini-M - 90 days & its all over !

    Re: Tonys ADA Mini-M This will be good 2 mini M's being scaped at the same time :thumbup: ,good luck Tony quality gear from TGM too :thumbup: , john.
  53. John Starkey

    Butterfly Macro

    Hi all thought i would show you this image of a Brimstone butterfly, Lens was the Canon 100mm f/2.8 is L cheers john.
  54. John Starkey

    Where are all the Girls??

    I am a bloke but my wife thinks i should be a girl,because i spend like one,she call's me johnny want want :lol: :lol: :thumbup:,mind you some of the guys i have met on here act like girl's. ONY JOKING GUY'S :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: .
  55. John Starkey

    Dream of Eden -another Wabi Kusa attempt

    Very nice Antoni,i like the island you have created and as George mentioned the little splash of red is just right :thumbup:
  56. John Starkey

    Kodama (??) - Wabi - Choosing Fish??

    Oh mate,sorry too hear that,i hope it's not too restrictive for you, take care,john.
  57. John Starkey

    Kodama (??) - Wabi - Choosing Fish??

    Hi Gill,i din't mean to pry,but do you suffer from some sort of illness :?: ,as you say you have fallen over a few time's, john.
  58. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 2 weeks First trim What about ten penquin tetra's (Thayeria Boehikei),they shoal very tight and not too colourful,would look very nice in this scape :thumbup:
  59. John Starkey

    Amano's Complete Works book

    I too have the english version,worth every penny imo,amazon £32 includes postage,arrived in 4 days :thumbup: , john.
  60. John Starkey

    Get excited and make something.

    Great video Stu,i would love to have my breakfast or any other meal for the matter watching that,soooo relaxing, john.
  61. John Starkey

    ADA Mini M - Rescape V3

    Lovely nano,i like how the wood breaks the surface, john.
  62. John Starkey

    GA in-store display - Moss forest 180L

    Hi Viktor,i cannot believe it,this aquascape is more or less what i have planned for my 80x40x40 setup,this is a superb example of an ADA nature aquarium,excellent work my friend, john.
  63. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 2 weeks with ADA lighting Thats it then by the time you come home next week it will be all over, grown in job done, (thanks to Nat :lol: ),right whats next Mark, :thumbup: ? :lol: :lol: , only joking mate,great as always ,to be honest i am just speechless at the...
  64. John Starkey

    New 4ft journal The Island 2 updated 11/09/2011 HELP

    Re: New 4ft journal The Island 2 Hi chilly,it's called Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' ,take a look in the journals lower down,there is a link in his sigg, john.
  65. John Starkey

    Fluval Profile Range, opinions?

    i knew i had seen that tank somewhere before :lol: ,Dan and George are for real :thumbup: , john.
  66. John Starkey

    Long-Term Low Maintenance 120cmx60x60 Tank (new video on page 6)

    Re: Low Maintenance 120cmx60x60 Tank (new video on page 8) Hi There,very nice looking tank,i like low maintenance setup's,it proves how healthy a planted tank keeps the water sweet with the sterbai breeding so well, john.
  67. John Starkey

    Stu's ADA Mini M nano - updated pics, page 12

    Re: Stu's ADA Mini M nano TGM backing hey,can't be bad mate,good luck to you with it Stu,i am sure it will be as good as your 90cm,quality looking kit too, john.
  68. John Starkey

    New 4ft journal The Island 2 updated 11/09/2011 HELP

    Re: New 4ft journal The Island 2 Hi Chilled,i like it mate,it sort of remind's me of Tony Swinney's island scape,good luck with this one mate, john.
  69. John Starkey

    Just my little survey (for those with opti-white tanks)

    Hi Guys,i like the debate but i was just asking where you people got yours from,so can we just stick to that please,but personally i dont mind some silicone showing,i would rather have a safe tank than 120 ltr's of water all over the place, john.
  70. John Starkey

    My UWA Landscape/Seascape Photos....

    Thanks Ben for the tips on PP,i use lightroom 3 for the bit of editing i do,i have just recently got elements 9,but i am still finding my way around it,oh i use a mac, take care John.
  71. John Starkey

    Tom's Bucket O' Mud - The End

    Re: Tom's Bucket O' Mud - Fish pics page 8 Great shot,and when you consider the size of these,it makes it an even better shot :thumbup: , john.
  72. John Starkey

    My UWA Landscape/Seascape Photos....

    Cracking photo's Ben,like George i thought they look HDR,i also think they have a fish eye lens look to them,i have a set of Lee filters (hard set graduated)i have been after the big stopper for ages and i just can't get one any where, nice work Ben,PS: Ben how do you make the image stand off...
  73. John Starkey

    Just my little survey (for those with opti-white tanks)

    Thanks for posting,i would say that the maker was aquariums ltd if it was supplied by TGM, Thanks to those who have replied so far,keep them coming :thumbup: John.
  74. John Starkey

    Just my little survey (for those with opti-white tanks)

    Hi all,could all the members with opti-white tanks say where they had them made please,this is just to see who is out there making opti-white tanks at the moment in the uk, PS: And please don't turn this into a personal attack on any supplier :thumbup: ,as this is just for my own interest...
  75. John Starkey

    60*30*40 Green Paradise HAC 5th place.

    Re: 60*30*40 Green Paradise [New Pictures] Very nice looking scape,very ADA style,the hc look,s a little yellow,perhaps lacking something, John.
  76. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 8 days full tank shot As George has said,i had a nice few hours at Mark,s it was great to see George and Dan,and mark and his lovely wife Natalia and his charming little lad Daniel,this scape is just amazing,and to think it,s just 7days old :crazy: , quality mate, john.
  77. John Starkey

    Glory Glory man Utd

    Champion,s champion,s :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: , COME ON YOU REDS,
  78. John Starkey

    Inspirational wood-dominated aquascapes

    Mine is the same as Stu,s, john.
  79. John Starkey

    Tonys 'Peacocks Crypt' - The End

    That setup was a pleasure to watch from start to finish,i can,t wait for your next one,considering that was your first scape the new one has be special to beat it, get planting mate, john.
  80. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: 'Blue Sky' Iwagumi @ 7 days Jesus thats got to be a record for growing in a tank in 7 days, Amazing, John
  81. John Starkey

    Lighting options

    Hi all,i am in the planing stage for my next setup 80x40x40 opti-white,i can,t decide what lighting to go for,i have looked at the arcadia luminaire,s,the new led tiles i think i will wait until they have been out longer and more people are using them,i am considering the ADA solar II,it has two...
  82. John Starkey

    Favourite plant species

    Hi all,i just wondered what two plant species you would have in a new setup,myself personally in my new setup i will design something around H-Pinafitida and P erectus,i just love these two plants,and i think they are quite easy to grow and seem to do well in my 60ltr nano with just 22w, john.
  83. John Starkey

    Glory Glory man Utd

    Did any chelsea fans watch the game ?,i thought it was a good game,to be honest i dont think utd have played that well this season,just results from other teams have gone our way,still i am happy that we will be taking the premier league record wins ahead of the scousers :lol: , john.
  84. John Starkey

    Transparent Tank - the end

    Re: Mike's see-through tank challenge Nice to see the forum is getting out there and helping new comers :thumbup: ,i love the setup in the wall,very cool, just make sure you add plenty of fast growing plants, john.
  85. John Starkey

    Slow motion red kites

    Yes it,s great to see in real life,make,s you realise how good my shots, of these birds are :lol: :lol: , john.
  86. John Starkey

    Ultra-wide angle (UWA) and aquascaping

    Wow some really interesting points have been mentioned here,i agree that there should be stricter rules on the shots entered for competition,but for personal use and internet use i think the UWA look is great,the one thing i don,t like about digital photography is digital manipulation to the...
  87. John Starkey

    Slow motion red kites

    Here,s a link to this video,its really cool http://youtu.be/AYOx-iCMZhk regards john.
  88. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: New journal, sneaky peek. Very nice Mark,love the rock layout and plant choice,i cant wait for it to grow in because that,s when it all pulls together, john.
  89. John Starkey

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Re: Fish Shop Tour TGM Hi guys,I may tag along if I am not chasing wildlife around the countryside on the same day, John
  90. John Starkey

    'Blue Sky' Iwagumi ...overgrown

    Re: New journal, coming soon! The video links to you tube never seem to work for me on my macbook,but they work fine on my i-phone ,any idea,s why anybody, cheers john.
  91. John Starkey

    90x45x45cm - 2011 IAPLC entry #577 - The Unknown Valley

    Re: 90x45x45cm - The Unknown Awesome images Stu,i love pics 5 & 7 for there DOF,(i am into DOF at the moment :crazy: )but all the images are really nice,plants look super healthy and its turned into a proper stunner, great work, john.
  92. John Starkey

    Want to set up a display tank in your LFS?

    I get on well with my local MA,David the owner has asked me if i would interested in setting up a planted tank when they move to new premises,trouble is the move has been cancelled twice,but he assures me that they will move this year sometime and i can do it for them then, John.
  93. John Starkey

    Dont give up hope! A 6 month window.

    Nicely done Mark,I found Ukaps invaluable when I did my first planted tank,Geogre,and Dan were my 2 sources of inspiration back then,but just to add my own little bit of advice,especially for new comers who see the the planted tanks Looking spotless and thinking I want a tank like that,well...
  94. John Starkey

    Lighting Period

    Hi All, i just wondered what you think is the optimum lighting time for your setup,i was having mine on for eight 8hr 30mins,with no algae issue,s at all, i have tried to up it to 9hrs and i have noticed tiny black spots coming on the staurogyne,so i will lower it back down,i think it would...
  95. John Starkey

    English woodland Long overdue update

    Thanks Paulo,Sanj,and Ed, john.
  96. John Starkey

    120 x 55 x 55 Over and out.

    Re: 120 x 55 x 55 preview 'Ruby' This will be the next 6/7 months read when it,s setup,Guiessman lighting,very costly :wink: ,but i am sure the results will be tremendous, all the best with this one Mark :thumbup: , john.
  97. John Starkey

    ADA Mini M - Rescape V3

    Hi Viktor,i really like this the rescape,the wood layout is very natural looking and very good plant growth too, john.
  98. John Starkey

    Ian's Lounge Tank (no name)

    Hi Ian,the HC carpet looks uber healthy,is your pinafitida turning red yet ? good work john.
  99. John Starkey

    Get excited and make something.

    I love the DOF on this setup,it looks so deep front to back, Quality, john.
  100. John Starkey

    Krish's 60cm Rescape - 31 Week Old - Countdown to AGA

    Re: Krish's 60cm Rescape - 16 Week Old. Hi Krish,sorry to be so up front but i think your setup and plant,s would look 100% better if your husbandry was a bit more regular,the algae on the glass spoils your pics, good husbandry makes for better and more pleasing viewing, john.
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