Y'all are worrying me. Now that I am studying for a degree my time and resources are a little different. Pyrography and botanical garden visits...
I downloaded the photo, should work properly now
There were issues yeah. I think only the last photo works
I don't live in the UK but I would recommend spending a decent amount on your regulator and solenoid, equipment failure could spell disaster :(
Scape is going strong! Swapped out some hardscape and added white cloud minnows, all is good!
Lights are on 6 hours a day with 1bps co2 (60 litre tank). I'll have to look for Amanos, but yes it's very stringy.
Not quite sure if this is hair algae or that horrid clado that people speak of. Apparently the ISTA algae remover could get rid of it?...
My planted tank used to hold four African knifefish, two ropefish two sengal bichirs and a Syno eupterus. Was quite an interesting tank!...
That's odd. Google photos usually work
Yes I noticed that now, I ended up changing the tank. Now for a grow-in on the left :D
Hey everyone. After trimming back my scape I am still unsatisfied with the wood on the left as seen here:
I am thinking of removing it and...
I wish. My polypterus escaped through a tiny gap despite living in the tank for two+ years. Was always there then POOF they're both gone. Fish...
I tried it before, I'll explain my process:
Glass jars and lids were boiled in water for 10 minutes
Plants and utensils soaked in bleach solution...
Good ol' mollies :D
I saw, this was just me scraping the bucket bottom for a simple idea.
I am yes, but I don't plan on continuing. Molecular bio is my passion :)...
Lovely growth! :D
NPK are the cornerstones for plant life. Surely that can't be discounted because it lives underwater?
Do whales not need the same nutrients as...
2 Months later after a trim. Cyano is all but gone, shrimp went from 2 to +-20 since the start. Very happy!
That's giant! How old is this plant?
This is just a little something I am making for IT at school, so far unfinished but I am getting there. I am working a database of the Tropica...
The folks over at MFK would love that ripsaw catfish! :D
A friend simply uses a small LED strip which illuminates the tank but isn't strong enough to actually grow algae. :)
Venom is a strange thing, quite curious right? Argentine ants will not give off formic acid (They are not formacine ants) and are invasive so...
Not all ants produce formic acid... But not worth the risk without being an ant boffin :eek:
Will try, thanks! Dwarf swords are growing in now and crypts are creeping up the back. It's getting there!
5 weeks later:
A very berried cherry, seen a few babies around so I'm very happy :)
Crypts will definitely bounce back, I got a bunch of big crypts that ALL melted but are slowly recovering. The ones in my scape are bouncing up now :)
Have yet to find a meter, they are strange devices I think. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place?
Ah. I stand corrected :)
Here's my Leomesezia going nuts![ATTACH]
That marbling is stunning!
Making the acrylic lid tomorrow! Will post pics when done, tank is filled with shrimp. Fish will join when the lid is ready
All filled! Gotta clean the glass and trim the MC down a little. But I'm happy so far :)
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My leomesezia is flowering very nicely!! A fourth stalk also started emerging... I'm very impressed :D[ATTACH]
Java moss never hurts! It can spread quite quickly :)
You have inspired me to try something with a bit of native moss! The floral foam I used is extremely brittle so I'll see how it goes. [ATTACH]
Can't really see but if it's hairy with a very "sticky" or hard to remove base then it's probably BBA
My desk and shelf currently:[ATTACH]
Five full, one DSM, one emersed plants and 3 empty,
3x 30l general tanks, 60l killifish, 60l DSM, 250l planted, 30l emersed then a few <20l spare...
Apparently activated carbon can be used in terrariums to keep the air pure.
3 flower stalks! Only had two last time :D
Nice and big! What are you feeding?
No more space available?
The babies will probably escape the parts and mingle with everyone else. Honestly I'd just get more tanks for this :)
Allows me to prepare everything else as well! Co2 is ready, just need to build a modified lid for a filter :)
Flowers are coming!![ATTACH]
Long time update! Tank is filling up with greenery!! Loving the growth, just need to configure the lights a bit :)[ATTACH] [ATTACH]
That moment when someones photoshopped tank looks better than yours :eek:
I like the look!
Perhaps a ropes-only system is in order :)
Polypterus larvae are finicky... On another forum a member has great success using tubifex worms for his babies.
Looks like I have a while to...
Looks good! Must watch that video when I get to better internet! What fertilization do you use?
Awesome project! Love the mini sundews :D
I have found this too... Now have a 40l with my emersed plants, an orchid posted higher up and an attempted wabi-kusa type thing with garden moss....
Mine are very food orientated.
Strange, despite a mop and tubing pile I often see a kuhli out and about. Perhaps their age makes a difference, I adopted the fish at 2-7 years...
Wow! Looks good :D
Wish I could get a system like that for my birthday haha, great to see another teen in the scaping scene! :)
I own both, and they are both similar!
Have you ever had breeding activity? I have a M/F pair of ropes and P senegalus so I'm curious to see what...
Definitely not a fish for smaller tanks as mentioned above. But they are lots of fun to watch, I keep mine in a 250l.
Thanks for the suggestion! We can cut perspex with a table saw so that's no issue. My dad likes the idea of acrylic with the aluminium rim rim as...
I just got that info from the person who gave them to me, rather safe than sorry!
Teak oil is food safe, I can also get non-toxic varnishes if...
Acrylic is nice I agree, just flexes very easily under these lights. I can't cut glass to this accuracy unless I have new pieces cut at a store....
My DSM is almost ready to go! My last major hurdle is the lid. Currently I am using glass panes to keep it humid which works great...
This orchid is growing![ATTACH]
Totally doable! I just usually do it during waterchanging because it's easier to keep the plants down.
Potassium permangenate or diluted unscented bleach works well to kill any hitchhikers. I usually soak for about 30 minutes then rinse the plants...
Do emersed. Gives you great growth and no algae, just keep it moist and well ventilated.
Probably until the MC has carpeted, I don't want my kuhlis to dig it up! Probably some time early next year when I have my co2 filled and...
My bioload should not be terribly high, sponges and such should work fine. I have a lot of plastic/ceramic media to choose from!
Honestly a single discus will have the effective bioload of several dozen rummynose tetras.
It's kicking in! MC is starting to grow and moss is attaching to the wood. Most of my emersed buce melted so I threw that in too. Background...
Looks really cool!
I just wonder how you keep a tank like that clean with discus? Especially long term.
I love my black backgrounds but I think clear works better in this case, it has more depth when you can see through it :)
8 November shot:
Don't know if you get them over there, but I use cheap LED Gu10 lights for my emersed plants and orchids. Until the tub moulded it grew plants...
Agreed! I see you have plenty more hidden back there :)
I only have five, but I want to increase the number. Could easily have 10+ in a tank. :)
Just a temporary 30l holding tank at the moment, they're destined for my 60l scape once it's running! I have Pseudomugil gertrudae, popular and...
If you ever see blue eye rainbowfish then don't pass them up! Lovely little fish with wild behaviour, I love my group to bits :)
My name's Hendre, currently living in the lovely land of South Africa! Been heavily into fish the past 2.5 years and have been...
They make good live food apparently. If you want to raise babies there's a long saltwater process involved. Can be done :)
Love the sandy cove look! Very nice tank :)
I have had the pleasure of working with someone who imports buce recently and taking some marketing photos. Unfortunately I kept my...
Agreed with the above. Bolbitis gets quite big and dense over time, even in super low tech. Personally I would do moss where you want the trident...
A week into the dry start :)[ATTACH]
I'd try crypts with root tabs for low tech, not sure how hairgrass would do in low tech.
Pretty simplistic, I like it. :)
Aren't you all little rays of sunshine :p
Never been diving, looks so cool guys!
My side hobbies include photography and wood working, I played with speedlights recently and enjoyed the...
Little machines they are! Wish they were big enough to survive with my polypterus :(
My leomesezia "lava burst" that I recently acquired. My first dabble in orchids :)[ATTACH]
I'm growing hygrophila pinnitifida emersed.
Mine quite like blanched cucumber. Although only 3 in number, they're usually swimming around or at least visible somewhere. I believe naturally...
Try science supplies or industrial chemists. I get my sodium thiosulphate through a school science supply company :)
I have a +-1.5cm overhag on my shelf with a 60x30x30 tank. I think you should be fine!
Edit: I wish my parents got me ADA tanks :p
Unfortunately so. I haven't been here long enough to experience the whole forum climate, but those are certainly hot topics. Please tag me in to...
Agreed with the above! Some forums have basically chased away more knowledgable members, so it's nice to see a place where we have many experts :)
Was about to say, 3M would be very strong!
Everything in this tub is doing well emersed. :)
Terrestrial mosses may also be nice to use! The Christmas moss here grows upwards so...
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