This is awesome, just realised I can ue one of these plugs on my waterchange pump so I can turn it off from downstairs when refilling!! Sooooo useful omg.+1 for Tapo plugs! They're so easy and reliable. If you have an iPhone you can control it with Siri which I also do; "Hey Siri, turn on the lights".
Also if you don't want to mess around with glue, I use large size command strips. It uses residue free adhesive and velcro which is strong as they're designed to hold up artwork and things like that. I've used them literally all over my house.
Thakn you for the command strip tip too, just went and got myself some. Really appreciate yours and everyone's advice on pimping the cabinet!
Don't worry I love highjackings, really love how active this thread is and that so many people have input!Hi @shangman, slight thread highjack, PM me if you prefer: how have you got on with the nymphaea lotus? Do you find it grows really fast, and what do you think moving it is going it be like?
I’m thinking about starting one off in a small cube before moving eventually to my new 60 litre in a couple of months, but worried it will get massive too soon.
PS I’m all about icecream tubs for storage
I find the lotus totally fine, it does grow vigorously sometimes, but it responds very well to being trimmed. At first it grew lots of lovely tightly-packed underwater leaves, then started growing floating leaves which were nice at first, but no light was getting through. By pruning them off regularly I got it to grow nice underwater leaves again. It's one of the fastests lowtech plants I've grown, but I think it depends on how nutritious the soil is, so you could add less ferts to get it to grow slowly, or add some root tabs to get it to grow really well on you. After 10 months mine grew a tiny baby plant, that currently only has very small leaves which I really like, though they're slowly getting bigger which each one. I remember reading from @zozo that lotus/waterlily growth depends a lot on the root stock it comes with - if it's small then it will take a lot longer to grow big luscious leaves, and sometimes the smaller variety is preferable! I am dreading moving it a bit because I've read that the roots get everywhere, I'm thinking I'll try to pull it, but if the whole sandbed moves, I'll leave it until all the fish and other plants have gone in first before disturbing it.
I think your plan is a good one, though it does grow fast enough that if you waited that would be fine too. I have it in a 60L and even though it's my feature plant, it's never got too big, even before pruning it.