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  1. J

    substrate for planted tanks

    Evening. Just three quick separate questions. 1) Can anyone advise on a good substrate for a small 25L Thailand style betta planted tank? 2) For a bigger tank I would like to have with sand, does anyone know if there is a good substrate that is suitable for going underneath with sand on top...
  2. AndyVox

    Emersed start - 80 x 40 x 40 high tech

    Hey, I used to frequent here alot a few years ago before getting pulled into marine for a few years. Due to huge building work at home I closed down my marine tank and have been thankless for the last 6 or so months, then I got the itch to go planted again... So here we are! A few of my...
  3. Richard Dowling

    Jade Mountain - 60x45x30

    Hi All, Here is my new scape which has been going a month now. Im having problems with green spot algae on the rocks. Im thinking of going back to EI salts and making sure phosphate is in there. The current method (whilst being nice and lazy) doesnt seem to be doing the problem much good...
  4. Mark Nichols

    My first real attempt at planting aquarium

    Hi all - I've been working on my aquarium for the past year now and have now decided that I would like a carpeting plant to bring more of a natural/jungle scene to the tank. I've used UKAPs as a point of reference during this time and have finally decided to invest my time speaking with other...
  5. steveridesbikes

    Karlie Flamingo Aquarium Gravel

    I'd like to draw your attention to this substrate: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Karlie-Flamingo-Aquarium-Gravel-Black/dp/B004E78W5K/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1440440625&sr=8-7&keywords=aquarium+substrate#Ask It comes in gravel (black and brown) and sand varieties. It's received good reviews on Amazon...
  6. LukeDaly

    High tech tank with sand substrate

    Hey guys, Starting a new build and this time I want to try out the dry start method with a reptile fogger mostly for mosses on my wood, although I do want to try out some other plants using the same method! I will be using compressed CO2 on a timer once flooded and EI dosing so my main...
  7. David Glavin

    Silica Sand

    Hi everyone, New to the forum and wondering if I have already made a mistake, last month I set up my RIO 240 with the intention of it being a planted discus tank, I bought a 1400l per hour external with a uv light from all pond and it's been cycling since. However the tank came with some silver...
  8. J

    330l rescape (sandy outcropping)

    Hi all, Spent a few hours rescaping my hi-tech, heavily planted and high maintenance 330l to something less intensive and more manageable. Due a lack of facilities to re-home the livestock whilst rescaping, the change was carried out in a 1/4 full tank which, as it involved a 90% substrate...
  9. J

    Play sand as cap on existing

    Hi everyone, So I'm thinking its about time for a re-scape of my 330L. It's been up now for a year, hi-tech using solely cat litter as a substrate and I've had no problems whatsoever. Toying with the idea of going down the play sand route to change things up a bit but I'm not sure whether I...
  10. Tony Swinney

    Tonys "Mojito's Cove" 200L - 4 week update pics

    This is a new scape I've just done to replace "Horatios Cave" which has now been stripped down. The scape is sponsored by Tropica, who kindly supplied the plants. For some time I've wanted to do a scape with Seiryu Stone and Manzanita Wood, with a sand foreground and centre section, so this...
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