You will soon be able to purchase that from the UKAPS shop with the UKAPS logo on it heheheJoecoral said:very helpful, good work George! where can we get those specialist tools which you mentioned in the vid? I believe you said it was called a spoon?
Lisa, just press the forward arrow to skip frames quicker!Lisa_Perry75 said:What I saw of the vid was really good! I saw like 20 minutes then I acidentally clicked on something... Lost my place and there seems to be no way to skip to the section I need... So I'd have to sit through the 20 minutes again. I hate watching anything twice so close together so I may wait a while, hehe.
Fred Dulley said:...Have to admit I was a little surprised that the main focal point was somewhat in the middle. Never the less it's turned out great so far. Should look magnificent when mature.
SteveUK said:I was also interested to see how George plants his crypts. I usually grip them a little lower and just poke them into the substrate, but in the vid George seems to put them in quite deep, with that little tug back to straighten the roots. Will try it this way in future
Slowly added water via the filter.How did you fill it with water without disturbing all your hard work?
Blame the cameraman - Matt Clarke.Could have done with having the camera straight for the first part and better lighting but I guess that's half the fun of working in-situ.
The vallis will spread if required.I liked the scape but can't help but feel that it might have been nice to have disguised the filter somehow. Though I suppose the advantage of it being a black box on a black background with a black substrate is that it doesn't stand out that much!
RRP approx. -How much did the whole lot cost? I'd like to see a breakdown of costs (I know a lot of it was freebies but you could always estimate those prices).
It's just what I had spare lying about in the garage.How many different types of substrate?! Does having that uber mix in the middle layer really make that much difference or was it just a collection of free samples to keep costs down
well that beats the colander method.George Farmer said:Slowly added water via the filter.
Yes if it's anything like mine it'll be all over the place in no time!The vallis will spread if required.
Ouch, this is an expensive hobby isn't it! Though I'm a cheapskate student so buy the cheap non-tropica plants which almost halves the cost.RRP approx. -
tank and cabinet - Â£200
reflectors - Â£15
substrate - Â£40
ferts (TPN+, Easycarbo) - Â£30
plants (40+ Tropica pots)- Â£200-300
aquascaping tools - Â£40
20 Amano shrimp - Â£35
TOTAL - Â£600
We didn't pay that though...
It did sound a bit like that, you'll probably find you've created a super mix that's the perfect substrate and you'll never be able to re-create it now!It's just what I had spare lying about in the garage.
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