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Andyh's 60L kitchen tank

George Farmer

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I love this! Brilliant, Andy. The juxtaposition of the urban mixed with the little slice of nature is sublime.

This has to be the best 'first-time' planted tanks I've ever seen.

Well done mate. :D
 

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George Farmer said:
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I love this! Brilliant, Andy. The juxtaposition of the urban mixed with the little slice of nature is sublime.

This has to be the best 'first-time' planted tanks I've ever seen.

Well done mate. :D

Thanks George :oops: it means a lot coming from somebody with your experience, i really am taken back by the praise!

I loved this picture and just had to post it on here!

I just hope that i get it right in my new setup. o_O
 

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Gets better with every photo you post, I would have to agree with George on this one, top marks really.
Lots of new tanks coming through the forum and I am having trouble keeping my plants alive LOL
 

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LondonDragon said:
Gets better with every photo you post, I would have to agree with George on this one, top marks really.
Lots of new tanks coming through the forum and I am having trouble keeping my plants alive LOL

Thanks for your comments LondonDragon! :thumbup:

I have splashed out today on a luxury item whilst over at The Green Machine!

ADA Thermometer!
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Its is most sexy!

P.s The new Andy Mac scape at TGM is really special, and very unique get yourself over to have a look! :geek: :geek:
 

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Hi Andy

I'm catching up on all things ukaps are having a few weeks away :D

I must say this is a fantastic looking scape, and as has been said, even better for being your first one :wideyed: :D The scale of it works brilliantly, and you seem to have growth and trimming under control too. I love the shoal of emerald eyes in there - nice a subtle for the tank.

Tony
 

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NeilW said:
I bought this thermometer too! love it.

:woot: its wicked!

viktorlantos said:
nice gear for a great tank mate :)
i have the transparent series on mine but i love them.
easy to clean and looks sleek.

hey Viktor, i didn't realise they did two types, I assume your one is clear where mine is white.
I cleaned my last thermometer (cheap type) and all the markings came off! Very useful :twisted:

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Hi Andy

I'm catching up on all things ukaps are having a few weeks away :D

I must say this is a fantastic looking scape, and as has been said, even better for being your first one :wideyed: :D The scale of it works brilliantly, and you seem to have growth and trimming under control too. I love the shoal of emerald eyes in there - nice a subtle for the tank.

Tony

Tony, thanks very much, The trimming is a daily challenge.......Its keeps me out of mischief :crazy:
The emerald eyes are great, the shoal so well.
 

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hey Viktor, i didn't realise they did two types, I assume your one is clear where mine is white.

yup here it is>

http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorlant ... 209187244/

no background i thought this will be worst because of the readability, but turned out this is really invisible on the tank becasue of the transparency and still easy to read it. :D

however they both looks good.
 

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Hi Andy.
Just read your journal for the first time.
Some great pics, how has the tank reacted to the pruning you did a couple of weeks ago? Any latest pics?
 

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MarineHart said:
Hi Andy.
Just read your journal for the first time.
Some great pics, how has the tank reacted to the pruning you did a couple of weeks ago? Any latest pics?

Aaaah Mr Hart,

Tank responded well, infact everything growing really well at the moment.

Will post some pics on sunday, as i have two other tanks to play with. 1 x Pico and one nano
 

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Hi andy i love the tank!!!

What size is the black ADA substrate, i assume its not the powder?? Also how many bags of ADA Aquasoil did you use?

Many Thanks

Ross
 

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RossMartin said:
Hi andy i love the tank!!!

What size is the black ADA substrate, i assume its not the powder?? Also how many bags of ADA Aquasoil did you use?

Many Thanks

Ross

Ross

Thanks !

It is in fact ADA Amazonia Powder 1 x 9l bag. I actually used about 8l i think, as you can see i also added ADA sarawak sand at the front. I also used the Powersand special under the Amazonia (1 small bag) for added goodness.

I am actually just using the exact same recipe on my new 35l nano, as it works so well. Pictures, will be up on my journal later this week.
 

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Just a couple of pics.....

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This is one of my Algae eating Gobies, which are very cool!
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The Staurogyne is really growing well, as you can see lots of new shoots, the only challenge is some of the lower leaves develop a black algae on their leaves. Am i not doing something right?
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I will be doing a big prune in the next 10 days as the tank needs it. But apart from that everything else is great.

The only thing i am considering is using an inline CO2 diffusor on my filter return to help with the spread of CO2. Are they better than the intank glass/cermaic i am using?

Thanks for looking. :thumbup:
 

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AdAndrews said:
Ace tank, and ace fish! What species is the Goby, Andy?

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Looks great Andy, and that Goby is awesome :D 8)

Tony

The goby is a Stiphodon species, commonly sold as a red goby in the shops. Its an algae eater which is a real bonus in a planted tank. There are people out there who grow algae in the aquariums specifically to feed these guys! Madness !

there is a thread about them here:
http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8128
 
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