hc cuba

  1. C

    CmLaracy's 90P ADA

    **COLOR CORRECTED PHOTOS IN UPDATES** Hello! It's been a while (~10 years) since I've done one of these, upgraded from a 75P (all my previous journals using that tank are are on the plantedtank.net which is where I used to post) and a hand made cabinet, to a 90P and an ADA cabinet, because I'm...
  2. B

    HC Cuba dry start

    Good day, New to the hobby and absolutely love it. Hurts the wallet though I have to say !! Anyways, straight to the point. Doing a dry start with HC Cuba. 45 Gallon tank. Temp 20-24 Celsius, humidity 90%, using ADA power sand special, topped with ADA aquasoil. Spraying once a day creating to...
  3. oscarlloydjohn

    oscarlloydjohn's ADA 60f

    For my birthday I was lucky enough to receive an ADA 60f and the kit to go along with it. I'll be putting a lot of my savings into this project too. I've been waiting quite a while to set this up, but I had to get my trial exams out the way before I could get going. I made a visit to Aquarium...
  4. AquaGuy601

    Iwagumi 60p mountain slope

    Beginner aquascaper here and I'm looking for any advice tips on starting my first scape. Here in Georgia we have a lot of sloped hills with this plant called kudzu with exposed rock and that's what I'm gaining some of my inspirations from. I have an idea of what I want but not on how to exactly...
  5. Fiske

    Red & Green - End of days?

    So my former tank ended like this I finally got my bits and bobs together and set about correcting it. First, remove plants and shrimp: The horror... Now clean it up, and wash your gravel: Hardscape in 5 mins (literally): Plants: Detail: The specifics: ADA 45P Aquasky 403...
  6. makoy lingaro

    5-gallon plant-only Tank: No Title

    Hello! It's been a long time since I've made a journal and I've been pretty much a lurker for most of my visits here in UKAPS. So, this is my 5 gallon standard, braced tank ( I had to remove the brace so that I can place the intake and outflow of my filter). Setup: Tank: 16x8x10 inches...
  7. fleetEWD

    Tank care whilst away.

    Forum search showed a few away on holiday threads but i still have a some questions, I've got two weeks away with work and am leaving my HC carpet in the not so capable hands of the long haired general. What is the best way to go with HC. i'm thinking reduce light period, intensity and co2 as...
  8. MrHidley

    James' 60P - 6 month Update

    Wasn't happy with how the last scape was going, there were some fundamental errors in the set-up stage, so here we go again. Tank- ADA 60P Stand - DIY ADA-ish style CO2- DIY set-up with 2kg fire extinguisher. Inline UP Aqua diffuser. Heater- Hydor Inline 200w Filter- Hydor Professional 350...
  9. R

    Rob's 60P - First Tank

    I have only recently discovered Aquascaping so this is my first tank, although my parents did keep fish some ~15 years ago. I started this tank a few months ago, but spent along time trying to decide on the hardscape. Equipment I current have is underlined, everything else is still to buy...
  10. A

    Help with DSM

    Hi guys, This is probably the best spot on the web for planted tank discussions with most people eager to help us newbies out. I had a thought and wanted UKAPS to help me out. I am planning to DSM HC for my 34g tank(36x12x18). I would carry on with the DSM till I have a desired carpet and...
  11. DGR

    GlasGarten Mini L "Nemesis"

    Hi all, I want to present you my latest projekt, called "Nemesis". And here a few facts: Hardware: GlasGartenMini L 45 x 24 x 30 cm float glas Gross~30L, net - still don't know Daytime eco 40.3 Eheim 2213 ADA Lily Pipe Spin P Outflow Do!aqua Violet Glass Inflow UP Aqua Inline Atomizer + 500gr...
  12. James Butterworth

    7 stone iwagumi

    Hello,my first post on here but I have been lurking and learning from here for over a couple of years. This is my journal... Aquarium Clearseal tank 100l Lighting 2 x 39w HO t5's 1 x 6500k osram and 1 x grolux overhead luminaire Filter and flow all pond solutions 1000ef and hydor...
  13. callmephathead

    New year, new tank - Dry start small signature 45x45x30

    Hi, I woke up this morning with a little bit of a problem: a) I am finally able to take some time off work now that Xmas and new year are over, but sadly not enough to travel away from home. b) I have decided to stay away from new year's resolutions and therefore I have no wish to hit the...
  14. Kyle Lambert

    carpet options with corys

    So ive tried HC and my corys think its a lovely soft cushion for them to sit on and destroy so i need some help with my carpet regarding something hardy, attractive and easy to grow. The corys do have a nice big open section at the front of the tank with plenty of places to hide and plenty of...
  15. Eboeagles

    Tropica Aquacube - Coastal Path

    This is something I've been wanting to do for quite a while now, but not had the stones to make the steps - I've tried all sorts with varying degrees of success, but have recently found some miniature dry stone thats meant to build model walls etc from (I'm sad I know)... I guess the idea of...
  16. Kyle Lambert

    Stag Algae possibly? Need help.

    So i have very minor problems with algae in my tank for the most part. I get brown diatoms every few weeks for about 2 days and then they disappear again (testing is still inconclusive here as to why it happens) and apart from what i believe to be stag algae thats the only problem i really get...
  17. Andy Thurston

    Andys HC propagator step by step

    Hi all I recently grew HC in a propagator to cut costs for a tank my friend and I were scaping. Juwel 180 first planted tank | UK Aquatic Plant Society I posted a few photos in the above journal and other threads. With the amount of interest the few photos I posted generated I thought I'd...
  18. Samjpikey

    The Grassy knol

    Hey . This is going to be my first proper attempt at an 'aqua scape '. My previous set ups mainly consisted of low light plants which looked like a mess so want something with a little bit more work. I am planning to plant a DSM 2 weeks today but there's a few things I need to query etc. The...
  19. terry82517

    1st iwagumi attempt....

    After a year playing with easy growing plants in a rio 180, the time has come for my first iwagumi tank... Asking a few questions and reading (a lot) in the forums taught me a lot and by the time I shut down that tank I had it full with healthy java fern, valis, swords and and big riccia carpet...
  20. terry82517

    Recommended number of 1 2 grow 'hc' pots

    Going to order some pots of hc cuba tropica 1 2 grow but haven't the faintest idea how many I would need to cut up and plant most of my 90cm x 45 tank floor! How many did any of you guys use in your tanks? :)
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