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  1. Mark.A

    Godswood - my personal paradise.

    After planning a large 4x2x2 planted tank with sump system I have now had a change of mind. I’m going to have multiple smaller planted tanks instead! :D This has also meant that I can setup the first one straight away. I have already started ordering everything with a couple of things arriving...
  2. Arana

    Caridina Dreaming - Shrimpy Update

    And so it begins again... After another visit to @Aquarium Gardens today i have purchased a new AG 45cm that will become first and foremost a scape but also a dedicated Caridina tank. I think i have everything i need to start, minus the plants, so i will start to work on the hard scape this...
  3. Rob_Planted

    Tank Transformation! House Move! I’m scared but join me for the ride!

    Hi everyone, First journal from a new member so please be nice! Ok so where to start... I have kept tropical fish for 5/6 years now, and my pride and joy at the moment is my Fluval Roma 125L that has been running for 3 years pretty successfully, but with the focus on the fish. I have...
  4. L

    Custom 550L Planted aquarium build

    550L Planted aquarium build We have recently just set up a planted aquarium for our client in London. The client was looking for a heavily planted double island style aquascape in their living space. Any feedback is appreciated (good or bad)!! Thanks all. Aquarium Specs: Tank: 550L or...
  5. 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...
  6. jcspotless

    57L Fluval Flex setup: Dec 2018

    Hi, I am newly returning to fish keeping after I would guess a twenty year gap. Its surprising both how much has changed and at the same time how much remains the same. I am in the process of setting up a 57L Fluval Flex. Change no.1: I don't believe this style of tank existed twenty years ago...
  7. DutchMuch

    Journal Continuation of Dutch's Emersed Setup, Greenhouse Edition.

    You can see the original journal here > https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plant-physiology-emersed-culture/136530-dutchmuchs-emersed-setup-big-ol-greenhouse-3.html#post992735 And it has begun...
  8. 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...
  9. Archer

    Came this far

    Hello guys! So I want to share my journey to the hobby about my first planted tank. At the moment, I am waiting for the delivery of my aquarium items. How I came about the things I purchase boils to the issue of space. I live in Hong Kong and as you know, flats and rooms here are practically...
  10. MrHidley

    James 60p No3 AKA Orange n' Green

    Tank - ADA 60P Stand - Reinforced IKEA Besta CO2 - DIY set-up with 2kg fire extinguisher. Inline diffuser. Heater - Hydor Inline 300w Filter - Tetra EX1200 Plus Lights - 24" Current USA Satellite Plus Pro 30W LED Substrate - 9 Litres Tropica Powder with a thin layer of Tropica plant growth...
  11. DanM621

    Things just got a lot roomier!

    So, after playing around with my little 55ltr cube over the last 6 months, I've managed to get my hands on a second hand Rio 180. I did the move last week with a fair amount of ease and just thought I'd start a little thread going to document the tanks progression over the next few months as it...
  12. MrHidley

    James' 60P

    6 Months after taking down my first scape we're finally settled in our new house, so it's time to start again. This is a bit of a blank canvas, built with only a vague idea in my head, we'll see how we go with it! Tank - ADA 60P Stand - DIY ADA-ish style CO2 - DIY set-up with 2kg fire...
  13. viktorlantos

    Success and failures

    Cheers guys, i am not posted journals a while ago, as things keeps me very busy, but since we're moving out of the crazy season it's time for sharing and caring again :) I though i share my last tank which i built at home. Running a business is not easy and most of the guys who is involved...
  14. brownmoth

    Adam's Shrimp and Fissidens Tank

    Adam’s Shrimp & Fissidens Tank Aquarium: Aqua One/ Aquanano 25 Co2: Sodastream Adapted Temperature: 23c PH 7.6 GH 6 KH 4 Fauna: Neocaridina davidi var. red Flora: Fissidens fontanus, Cryptocoryne sp., Taxiphyllum barbieri, Vesicularia montagnei Aquired aquarium in October 2014 and proceeded...
  15. K

    My first aquascape attemp - Journal

    Hi all, Thought I would write a little journey on my first attempt on a 'low tech' aquascape. I tried to post this in journals section, but I couldn't. So, I have a Juwel Rio 180, internal filter with uprated pump, 1000lph and 2 x 45w T5 bulbs. This used is what it looked like yesterday...
  16. Stu Worrall

    Stu's Black Lava Mini M Nano Scape

    Here's my ADA Mini M which i recently re-scaped for Tropica. Its not a big and detailed scape but I had some nice black lava I wanted to use and wanted a nice contrasty setup to go next to the TV :) I cut some of the lava with a Stihl Saw to get it flat against the glass where I wanted it...
  17. Dave Pierce

    Dave's Aquascape - Update & pics 24th June

    Hi, a few pictures of the progress on my 60L from Day 1 to day 45. I havn't thought of a name for it yet...I think I was meant to think of a name before setting it up! Any suggestions? Tank information: Tank: Clearseal 60L - length 60cm Lighting: All Pond Solutions Tropical T5 24w Tank...
  18. George Farmer

    Introducing Featured Journals

    Introducing - Featured Journals Hi all, The objective behind this Featured Journals sub-forum is to showcase the best journals created by UKAPS Members. We hope that this will maintain and encourage further the excellent quality of journals on the UKAPS Forum. Qualities of a Featured...
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