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    Back again. :)

    Hi guys, back again, and it's been a while. Just ordered a ND Aquatics tank, so can now start getting ideas for lights and CO2, and anything new including fish, plants, ferts, etc. Thanks, Dan.
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    Hello from Cambridgeshire, again

    Hi all, just checking in again, have finally moved now to Yaxley, near Peterborough, and will be salvaging what equipment survived the house move, and of course on the look out for a nice (looking) tank and cabinet. My original tank was an Akva-Stabil 720 Effect line, and looking for...
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    What's new pussy cat?

    Hi all, and of course a big hello to George, Dan Crawford, John Starkey, James Marshall, Paulo, and the many other excellent scapers, oh and Saintly. It's been a while since shutting down my old 720L tank and moving house, but are now at the planning stage of my next tank. Just also seeing...
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    TDI'S Unfinished Memoirs....

    Dear all, just thought i'd post these last few pictures of my last scape before she was torn down. Sumatra driftwood was Dan Crawford's summer BQ, and a few different mosses and ferns where added. Enjoy. Regards, Dan.
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    Sadly time to retire my tanks

    Hi people, sadly i'm not getting enough time to look after my two tanks after starting up my own business a year ago. There just does not seem enough hours in the day to tackle my large 720L so have taken the hard decision to shut them both down and sell them. We are also hoping to move...
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    Apple Mac repairs?

    Anybody know anyone who repairs Macbooks? Except for the Evil Apple Empire. My mouse button is permanetly stuck on making the machine unusable. :evil:
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    TDI's Parva-Parva

    Tank: Dennerle Nano Cube Volume: 20 Litre. Filtration: Standard Dennerle filter. Heating: None. CO2: None. Lighting: Standard Dennerle lighting. Substrate: Oliver Knott's Nature Soil (fine). Ferts: ADA Phyton Git, TPN+. Tank decor: Sumatra Driftwood. Plants: Cryptocoryne Amicorum...
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    Phytosanitary certificate for buying plants from overseas?

    Hi all, i was wondering wether i need a Phytosanitary certificate for buying plants from Aquaspot to the UK, or just go for the express shipping. :lol: http://www.aquaspotworld.com/index.php? ... odule=main
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    How long do you keep your T5 lights for?

    I was just wondering how long you keep your T5 lights for, before buying new ones? I was wondering if mine are for change after a year. Mine are Giesemann Powerchrome Midday 6000 and Aquaflora bulbs.
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    Rummynose tetras & Rainbowfish Splendida

    Hi all, i've added a small shoal of rummynose tetras (100) to my tank recently, and i'm thinking about adding 4 Melanotaenia splendida inornata, which are of the Rainbowfish family (i think) from my lfs. These are quite large, probably around 3-4" long, and have a delicate pattern running...
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    Now you may think TDI is going off at a tangent again, but does anyone know if anyone has used animal skulls or bones as tank decor? It something i've thought about recently, but does sound a little tabboo and maybe just too wrong for a planted aquascape. My thoughts were off an animal skull...
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    TDI's Blyxa - Riverbank (picture update 19/5/09)

    Tank: Akva-Stabil Effect line 720, with Effect-line cabinet with doors clad in aluminium. Volume: 720 Litre, measures 2000 mm x 600 mm x 60 mm. Filtration: Eheim Pro 3e 2078 + Eheim Pro 3 2075, with JBL piping, (waiting for JBL baskets). Heating: 300 Watt Hydor in-line heater, with Dennerle...
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    George's secret college

    I drive pass this college now and then, and it does make me chuckle.... http://www.georgefarmer.lincs.sch.uk/in ... e&Itemid=1
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    Extra large driftwood

    Hi all, i'm after a piece or two of extra large driftwood, like the smaller pieces that you would buy from Tropica with plants attached. Will hopefully be creating a bank for my zebra plecs. This blends in well with my Borneowild driftwood. I'm looking for pieces around 1 metre long, or...
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    TDI's Blyxa - Nano

    Tank: Dennerle Nano Cube Volume: 20 Litre. Filtration: Standard Dennerle filter. Heating: None. CO2: None. Lighting: Standard Dennerle lighting. Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia. Tank decor: Sumatra Driftwood. Plants: Blyxa Japonica, Hydrocotyle Verticicllata, Pogestemon Helferi...
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    TDI's Blyxa - Monolith (with guests appearance by L046).

    Tank: Akva-Stabil Effect line 720, with Effect-line cabinet with doors clad in aluminium. Volume: 720 Litre., measures 2000 mm x 600 mm x 60 mm. Filtration: Eheim Pro 3e 2078 + Eheim Pro 3 2075, with JBL piping, (waiting for JBL baskets). Heating: 300 Watt Hydor in-line heater, with Dennerle...
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    Blyxa-Bolbitis scape

    I just thought i'd post these couple of pics of my latest scape, before i tear it down again for more experimenting... :lol: I'm not really happy with this one, but it is quite low maintenance though. Sumatra driftwood and mini-landscape rock used, with Blyxa background and a small glosso...
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    Snail shop closing down

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    Boy gets betta stuck in p****!

    http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/p ... ?news=1773
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    BT ring central

    Has anyone used this with there PC? http://www.ringcentral.bt.com/fax
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    TDI's Blyxa-Blyxa Journal

    Tank: Akva-Stabil Effect line 720, with Effect-line cabinet with doors clad in aluminium. Volume: 720 Litre., measures 2000 mm x 600 mm x 60 mm. Filtration: Eheim Pro 3e 2078. Heating: 300 Watt Hydor in-line heater, with Dennerle Duomat Evolution controller. CO2: JBL Regulator & Magnetic...
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    CO2 refills in Peterborough

    Just visited New Flame in Yaxley, a professional fire fighting company, dropped off a 2000 kg and 500 kg bottle, returned in one hour and they only charged me a tenner!! So i thought this may help some of our local members living around Cambs, Lincs and Northants. You know who you are...
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    Destruction of a Dennerle tank

    Following on from my Smelly tank thread, i've decided to remove the Dennerle heating cables, and remove the Deponit mix substrate and gravel for ADA AS Amazonia. So here's a few photos of this weeks upheavel which i was not looking forward too. Firstly the original tank. Then i transfered...
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    Another ADA Amazonia question??

    Ok, the plan is too strip my tank down this weekend, and put about 12 bags of Amazonia 2 to replace my existing substrat, and of course pull those superb Dennerle heating cables out. :wink: But, i have a shoal of mature cardinal tetras and a good few amano's and CRS. I am planning to have the...
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    How many bags of ADA?

    Ok, i'm presently thinking about changing my stinky substrat to ADA amazonia 2. My tank is 720 litres, and is 2000 x 600 x 600 mm. How many bags 9L bags would i need, and would it be advisable to get ADA powersand (is that the one?).
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    My tank smells...

    Is it normal for a tank to have a smelly odour, or as my other half says, "that tank stinks!" The tank is 720 litres,i change about a 1/3 of the water every 3/4 weeks. It does have heating cables with Dennerle deponit mix, and 2-3mm gravel on top. The depth of the substrate is around 10cm. Also...
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    Tank temperature

    I seem to have constant problem with too much heat in my 720 Litre tank, it is always at about 27c. I also run 2 x 75 watt heating cables (please don't go there), and 300 watt heater which are all controlled via Dennerle temperature controller, and 8 x 39 watt T5's on for about 7 hours. So i...
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    Pogostemon helferi turning white

    Any ideas why only one of my Pogostemon helferi has turned white. I have about 15 specimens and they are all normal green. Tank is 720 litres, lighting is 39W x8 T5 and dosing TPN+ bi-weekly. But the white specimen does look quite good though.
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    Zebra plecs.

    Just thought i'd share a few pictures of my zebra plec tank, all where bought as juvenille's, and are slowly getting bigger and fatter. :mrgreen: Sorry about the quality of the pics, they are very shy and hide as soon as some one goes in the room.
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    Carpet of Blyxa Japonica

    Anyone done a carpet of Blyxa Japonica? George gave me a good few specimens a while back, and i've been growing and seperating them ever since. Nearly achieved a good carpet running the entire length of my tank (200 cm). :mrgreen:
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    Black sand.

    Has anyone used the black sand before, any pros or cons would be appreicated. http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... cts_id=191 With a layer of one of the following also... http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1120 http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... cts_id=190
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    TDI's 720 litre Journal

    Hi all, just thought i'd share a few pictures of my latest rescape. Having a few issues with BGA, GDA, but nothing too major. If you do notice anything wrong with colouration of plants etc, then please let me know. Thanks, Dan. Tank: Akva-Stabil Effect line 720, with Effect-line cabinet with...
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    Trimming C. Balansae

    Just wondering what the best way to shorten this plant back. At present the length is around 50cm +.
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    Betta Splendens

    Here is the Betta Splendens i bought from Wildwoods from the last UKAPS meet.
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    Anyone know what this???

    He is about 3", i've owned him for about a year, non-aggressive, just very greedy, grabbing prima in both claws. :mrgreen: Just would like to know the latin name for him. Thanks.
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    A few pics from my last scape...

    Just thought i'd share a few shots of my overgrown tank, which i stripped down, and rescaped for a new journal over the Easter weekend. The tank is an Akva-Stabil Effect-line 720 litre, but more details will follow in the journal. I did also remove a substantial amount of gravel, and believe...
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    Eheim aquaball

    I have just bought one of these for a small tank, it has 3 extra containers on the unit. I just wondered if i could feel up the containers with media such as efhi substrat etc. Does anyone have any experience with these. This will be used in a non-plant breeding project.
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    New tank?

    I am after a new tank to go in my garage, the tank will be used for storing water for water changes only. I am trying to source a custom built one of sizes 100cm x 60cm x 60cm, so this would be exacly half the size of my main tank (720 litre / 360 litre). Does anyone know where i could get...
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    T5 bulbs?

    Ok, i have 8 x 39w T5's, all of them are Giesemann aquaflora (come with the units). I have ordered 4 x Giesemann Midday T5 to give a more even colour band. I was just wondering what would be the best configuration. I have 4 razor edge units, 2 joined together long ways, spanning 2 metres. So 2...
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    Spray bars?

    At present i have an Eheim Pro 3 2078 which uses a spray bar, and i have fitted an Eheim Pro 2 2028 at the other end. I haven't put any kind of spray bar on this end. So the flow is straight out of the flow pipe. Is there any critical problems i could get?
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    Anyone here this today, struck about 1.00 AM with the epicentre near Market Rasen in North Lincolnshire. Well it awoke me and my wife with a very loud noise and a rush of air, and the house shook, had a quick check of the tanks :wink: , all ok, then back to bed. Did remind me of Buncefield...
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    Moss question?

    Is willow moss the same as Java moss? Thanks, TDI/
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    Dosing TPN+

    Was wondering how much anyone else was dosing with TPN+? The dosage recommends 5ml per 50 litres per week, followed by a 25% water change every 2 weeks. So i have been adding 60ml per week for around 600 litres (tank 720 litres - rock - substrat), and a 25% water change every weeks, usually...
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    Redmoor wood

    Is this the same as Sumatra wood? Or more branchy?
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    Commodore PC

    Is this any good, or just very expensive brand merchandising? http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3476329/C ... oduct.html
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    Potential co2 options for my 720 tank

    Please could you let me know the pros and cons of C02 diffusers and reactors, and what makes would be a good purchase. I have at present a Dennerle C02 unit with PH controller, and shut-off valve, which i will keep, it's just getting the C02 dispersed that i'm interested in. Thanks, Dan.
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    CO2 connections

    Does anyone know if the C02 gas bottles we use are the same male iron thread as a paint ball gun, they use 12 and 20 oz. I think it may be 5/8 th. Thanks, Dan.
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    Arcadia Arc

    Are these any good for a little ready to go nano. http://www.arcadia-uk.info/product.php? ... &sub=&id=4
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    Advice on new lights?

    Hi everyone, i'm currently looking to change 4 x 36" T8's on my tank canopy to 4 x twin T5 lights as in the link below. So i would be able to have 8 x T5 lights, but also not sure what size bulb each would take. http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/?q=node/205 The reason i'm going for these...
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    A few pictures from my original display

    Just thought i'd share these pictures from my original display. The tank had a Back to Nature background which caused no end of problems with planting widths, circulation and algae. Since these were taken, i have removed the background, moved house and just begining to start over. The tank is...