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Tom's Poco Pozo

Dominic

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oh ma gawd oh ma gawd oh ma gawd how do you make everything look amazing dude!? is that natural sunlight!? Frickin' awesome man. Looking forwards to this!
 

aliclarke86

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With that light and the way your bucket went I can only see the natural light being a good start.

The old knotted piece at the front is a gem. I hope you dont hide it away.
Although with the current colour on the base of the tank, it may get lost when you get the dirt in.

Are you just using soil again?

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Excellent tom. Don't keep us waiting too long :D

Might be slow progress for a bit I'm afraid, need to get the bedrooms habitable this week then refence the garden to a dog-proof standard, then about a million other things. Will just be fitting in tank stuff as and when I can, but it might just about have water in it by the end of the week.

oh ma gawd oh ma gawd oh ma gawd how do you make everything look amazing dude!? is that natural sunlight!? Frickin' awesome man. Looking forwards to this!

Yeah that's just from the skylight at the moment. I have a swanky set of LEDs from Alastair that I'm keen to use but to be honest it'll probably be overkill at the moment. Will see how it looks once everything is in and I've put a diffuser blind on the skylight.

Are you just using soil again?

Given that I'm not sure how long I'll be living here I think I'm going to avoid the mess of soil and just go with sand mixed with an old bag of peat that's been following me around and maybe some shredded leaf litter.
 

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I love that rough wall white wash look, very nice. The tank will be an island of green in there.
 

AshRolls

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Looking great, I love that wood you have for the centrepiece.

As you're back down here in Cornwall then check out the new Tri Mar Aquaria location. They have moved from their cramped old building into a new unit in Poole industrial estate. It's much lighter and more spacious in there now and they always have some interesting stock. Carnon Downs garden centre also has a good Maidenhead Aquatics outlet which is worth a visit too.
 
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BigTom

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Looking great, I love that wood you have for the centrepiece.

As you're back down here in Cornwall then check out the new Tri Mar Aquaria location. They have moved from their cramped old building into a new unit in Poole industrial estate. It's much lighter and more spacious in there now and they always have some interesting stock. Carnon Downs garden centre also has a good Maidenhead Aquatics outlet which is worth a visit too.

Cheers Ash. Already been into the new Trimar. Nice unit but I've always found their stock a bit samey - they seem to have had the same fish for the last 10 years! I'm 5 minutes walk from the Maidenhead which I much prefer, except for their prices.
 

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Cheers Ash. Already been into the new Trimar. Nice unit but I've always found their stock a bit samey - they seem to have had the same fish for the last 10 years! I'm 5 minutes walk from the Maidenhead which I much prefer, except for their prices.

Ah you're close to me then as I'm in Penryn, if you ever have any off-cuts etc I'd love to take them off you?! I'm afraid I can't offer a specialist such as yourself much in the way of plants as mine are fairly generic. I have a blahblahblahblah load of dry ferts/trace though if you need any and I'm good at lifting heavy things :)
 

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BigTom

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Ah you're close to me then as I'm in Penryn, if you ever have any off-cuts etc I'd love to take them off you?! I'm afraid I can't offer a specialist such as yourself much in the way of plants as mine are fairly generic. I have a blahblahblahblah load of dry ferts/trace though if you need any and I'm good at lifting heavy things :)

Could have used you last week when we had to move the damn thing! Not sure I'll have much substantial left over really but you'd be welcome to pop by and have a look when it's up and running.
 

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Well, time passes slowly on the banks of the morichale... big lumps of wood require big lumps of time to sink!

However there was some considerable excitement yesterday when I got a special delivery from a very nice chap on the PFK forum - Ludwigia sediodes in all it's mosaiciness:

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Hehe. So unexpectedly I found two sources for this - there's more coming next week. If it does well then I'd hope to have some to sell down the road a bit. Would be good to get it established in the hobby, although apparently it's pretty fickle so we'll have to see.
 

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I've been looking for those but couldn't find them anywhere! Mind i think they would be too big for my tank though. They will look great in yours though pal.

Tom- i've had a little idea niggling in the back of my head in terms of the sun roof lighting-
Wouldn't it be awesome if, instead of topping up from tap or whatever, if you could open the sunroof whilst raining and allow rainwater to fill the tank? Maybe a few modifications? That would be absolutely awesome.

Just a thought!
 
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