Not much time for aquascaping

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Mark Evans, 13 May 2012.

  1. Mark Evans

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    Hi everyone. Sorry for not being around much, but with an operation looming, and having to work 7 days a week whilst ill, i've not got a great deal of enthusiasm for anything at the moment. Thanks to my friends who have been supportive recently.

    Hopefully, in 4 or 5 weeks, i'll be plaguing you all with images and videos again :D

    Anyway, my 90cm has been left alone just like the last 120cm. About 4 weeks since I changed the water. I do add ferts sometimes, and co2 is good. Fish get fed. This tank has been no issue what so ever, apart from massive over growth.

    I'm running just the ADA solar 1 for 5 hours. I cant take it apart as I have all of my shrimp in there.

    Here's how it looks.... seriously untidy.There are stones in there somewhere. I also have pogostomon stellata growing out of the top @ about 4 inches tall. Thats how little attention it gets. :(

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    no-care by saintly's pics, on Flickr

    So, in several weeks, I'll be back.
     
  2. Piece-of-fish

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    Fui, its so ugly and neglected. How could you even think about posting this? :lol:
    Any algae?
    I think its good result might be due to fertilesed active soil. Dont think you would get away with the gravel that way ;)
    Whats your opinion?
    And of course get well soon. Remember what I told you about nice warm weekend by the seaside :thumbup:
     
  3. Ady34

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    It must be awful for you Mark having the problem of an absolutely lush overgrown tank full of plants which most struggle with, whilst also saving yourself time on water changes and money on expensive fertilisers and cutting electricity costs with reduced lighting periods.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :woot: .
    Seriosly though, that tank is the epitamy of health, of which i hope you are too after the op :thumbup: .
    hopefully indeed, want to see that 120 get going 8)
    If you need a home for some CRS..... :) ill be happy to do you a favour and take them off your hands ;) :lol: .
    Cheerio Mark, look forward to a bombardment of plant porn soon.
    Ady.
     
  4. Alastair

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    I like that look ha ha. And wish you the best of look with your Health mate


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  5. Ian Holdich

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    love it mate!!


    I'll be over with the satsumas.
     
  6. sparkyweasel

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    Good luck with the op. I'll send you some virtual grapes. :)
     
  7. Garuf

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    Sorry to hear you're unlucky in health, I hope you're all better soon and it's nothing too major. Chin up, I'm sure you'll come through as bombastic and enthusiastic as before.
     
  8. ghostsword

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    Get better soon mate. Looking forward to your new aquatic wonders.


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  9. Mark Evans

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    Thanks for the support guys. I'm hoping to get this sorted once and for all.

    and your trimming scissors mate. :thumbup:



    I don't think it would be possible to do what I do with just gravel.
     
  10. Piece-of-fish

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    Only test would show. Hei and a bit off topic. Heard the news Tropica updated there 1-2 grow range drastically. Some old gone but lots of new varieties available. And finally anubias petite on the european market :clap:
    Just to let you know before you start your 1-2 grow 4ft adventrue ;)
     
  11. Ady34

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    Have you seen tropicas lovely new fert bottles and nano c02 units too.... must be upgrading all sorts of things at the moment.
     
  12. Mark Evans

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    Its a total rebrand almost.

    Check out their you tube channel. You may see one or two scapes' done by a few familiar people ;)
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    here's one...

     
  14. ghostsword

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    Great scape indeed..


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  15. Ian Holdich

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    great scape and vid Mark...is this one you edited?? If so great job!
     
  16. Mark Evans

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    Thanks. There are 11 in total, all done by UK guys. I edited them all, under Tropicas instruction. I designed, planted and filmed the layout above, and Tropica took care of it, and then provided me with the latter shots.

    My 90cm was crying at me....trim me please. I thought i best do it, as next week i go into hospital, and will not be able to move that much for a week or so.

    This is coming up to be my oldest scape yet. Almost 6 months. :wideyed:

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    trim-2 by saintly's pics, on Flickr
     
  17. Ady34

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    Tropica vid is awesome.
    Do you know where you can buy the new tropica nano c02 systems or are they not available yet? The new bottles look great, much better and i presume come with dosing pump action.
    Nice haircut on the 60cm too, do you ever sell cuttings, you could make some cash and make some ukaps members v. happy.
    Cheerio,
    Ady.
     
  18. Mark Evans

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    I do send them out. Stems mainly. do you need any?

    They may well be available after interzoo. I'm not fully sure.

    I've just received my new Tropica catalogue, which again should be available pretty soon.
     
  19. Mark Evans

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    Thanks Ady.
     
  20. Ady34

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    Thanks, not currently but its good to know they dont end up in the bin.... that would be a cying shame!
    Cheerio,
    Ady.
     

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