Defo not big, but easy on the eye.
Just snapped this
I have several varieties, they dont come close to my e. cordifoliuses in size.
I could also suggest ludwigia glandulosa, it grows very large with...
Hands down echinodorus cordifolius. Here is a vid of mine from last year. The trick is co2 ferts and plenty of love.
My tank is 75cm tall, and I...
Im just doing my weekly 50% water change, and noticed that there is very little new algea growth this week.
Plants look fine, and...
Ive too many worries about this option, Ill try other things first.
There is an interesting one!
Found out that there are companies which...
Good 8in, and was growing (until I restrained the beast!)
Hehe, I agree, it isnt!
There is no such thing with acrylic really. When you "glue it" first thing, youre actually melting and bonding the acrylic faces together....
My worry with that solution, is that Id be gluing vertically, with the glue flowing down and giving an ugly/weak joint. It really needs...
Ok, heres the plan so far.
Ive filled the gap with acrylic solvent overnight (drained the tank, and used the ultra thin cement, as suggested by...
Much appreciated Doug!
Thank you for the suggestions and good luck wishes!
Its giving me plenty to consider.
Worst case scenario, I might have to drain the tank half...
Thank you, and welcome to UKAPS!
A 8x8cm square of freshly tied moss - £6. Mature stuff is £20
Hardly, thats why it was so out of...
Nope, 100% my fault. Dropped the ball when using the "pin" method.
Only a matter of time ;)
*deep sigh* thank...
Right... im thinking, fill the pilot holes with thick solvent, drive the screws in carefully and let all dry.
Ladies & Gents,
The Beast has become a ticking water bomb. One of the seams is coming apart, and I know exactly why its weaker than all the rest....
It actually did at first, now its morphed into a weird looking half melty thing haha
Tank is looking good so far!
This crypt is in a sorry state, and its from me ;)
Crypts do not like the beast, not sure why, could be...
Wouldnt worry about splitting throughout the day, as long as the micro and macro doses are not in the same day, and even that makes arguable...
Not saying Im rubbish at cleaning the oveflow weir, but these are pretty established...
The jungle is creeping back in! :D and this is after taking out a bin bag sized bunch of java fern.
The ludwigia sp mini super red is...
Many thanks! Means alot to me, it really does Pardeep!
To be honest, the running costs of the Beast are not small, I would pack in the whole...
Mine is on constant!
One happy tiger lotus
Indeed, even though they know me by now, the quantity I bring always catches them off guard :D
@Zeus. the shaft on one of my gyres has snapped
A couple of emails and a day later, new one comes through the post
Ill make sure not to mention it!
Lets hope my bio filter can handle it!
Conclusive proof, that there is nothing I can't tie back to my planted tank
Happy World Book Day!
Got spiky moss if anyone fancies.
On 4x4cm ss mesh, not that you can see it :D
Mockup looks absolutely amazing! Well in.
If youre considering carpetting with fissidens, Darrel is right, Ive enough to carpet a small bungalow!...
Bad news, found my e-nose dead this morning :(
At least the plants are doing well...
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Love looking at them. Been at it for a few days now, always in the same spot.
No idea what these Black Phantoms are doing, but it looks like natural and non agressive play.
More of the Beast.
Happy New Year!
Part of the fun. Good luck.
Looking forward to updates.
Pretty much, nothing special about my baffles :)
Either should work with big enough reactor/return pump.
You might have to experiment to see...
Cant blame you, the journal is a long read haha!
Here is a vid Ive made for you, quicker and clearer than typing away :D technology FTW
I call the SAE "my little gardeners" they defo look like they tend to the pastures.
They do an amazing job with BBA, BUT they come...
Made up that you like it!
Courtesy of vertically mounted maxpect gyres XF350!!
Never noticed it, but you might be right!
Tim put it perfectly.
Apologies for the acrylic.
Could have been cleaner!
Caveat here being that my overflow system and sump were designed with co2 in mind, so minimal "waterfalling" happens.
Looks like this java fern trident REALLY wants to propagate
Keep it happy, and it will look amaze-balls.
Here is one I prepared earlier :D
Mixing the ferts again.
Fed up of inconsistant supply of micros (in terms of price and quality) so using chempak from now on, with added iron,...
Happy water change day!
Bolbitis needed some overdue care
Youve placed it well!
Java fern and bolbitis are staring to shade the plantation.
Going to need a machete soon.
Nope, its 2 XF350s.
One at 30%, the other at 20%. Any more and my tank turns into a whirpool :D
Ive not used a nero 5, but it looks like a somewhat tweaked version of a regular powerhead, producing a regular powerhead flow...
Thanks and welcome to UKAPS!
Just caught this guy enjoying himself!
30% & 20%
Any higher and the tank becomes a whirpool :D
For the vid lovers!
As always, ensure to watch in HD.
And pardon the focusing issues, my phone camera is garbage! :D
@Zeus. have a look how Im...
I like your thinking!
Ive a sump on my 2000L, its good DIY fun!
That made me proper laugh. Thanks for sharing!
We all do stuff like this, but most are selfish and never share ;)
Not really have any concrete long term plans. However, it would be nice to have a jungle of plants again, that I can list on ebay and sell on a...
Its a mix of 2 reasons, space for moss was one, but the tank is sparse mainly because of a fert mess up I did back in june. The plants...
Welcome to UKAPS, and well done for getting half way through!
The journal is getting to be a long read :)
Ludwigia sp "mini super red" is going super red!
While this gang thought they are getting fed!
Ha! Nope, just taking some pics.
I do get some clear tips and yellowing due to high energy conditions I think.
Other than that, I just leave it alone!
Welcome to UKAPS & thank you for the kind words!
Whatever you do, dont try CO2 ;)
It will spoil your low tech, and the missus might leave!
That’s due to the size of my system (2,150+ L), and not so much the injection rate per 1L of water. There are plenty of peeps on here that easily...
Correct! Sump off-gassing is not a problem for me. However, I have designed the system so that minimal "waterfalling" happens.
Hope this makes...
@dean do you want another carrier bag full? ;)
Its been over a year since The Beast has been up and running.
It has gone through many "looks", looking forward to what the future...
Had the absolute pleasure of meeting @George Farmer & the team @Aquarium Gardens over the weekend.
Got a bunch of plants & took the aquascaper...
V nice, though not sure on the skull ;)
Lol, I know it well.
It only took 3 pea puffers a month to clear my 2000L of all previously rampant...
Finally, the plants in the Beast are making a recovery from the fert f**k up I did back in June!!!
All of my massive swords have fallen victim,...
I dont actually target feed him with anything, and he doesnt seem interested in any frozen or pellet food I drop in.
The plentifull algea on the...
It has indeed!
Well done. All looks very healthy.
Whiptail plec seems to be a boy! :D
1. CO2 cylinder size: 6.3kg
2.How long does you CO2 last? 14 days
3.How long is your CO2 period? 6 hrs
4.Size of tank? 75cm x 170cm x 170cm...
presuming you have a proper STERILISER, not just a clarifier. The difference is important, and not helped by most clarifiers being marketed as...
A proper UV steriliser should help with green water, but wont make a difference on other "attached" forms of algea.
IME, UV is one of those...
The Plains of Fissidens
Thanks jimi, and welcome to UKAPS!
Iwagumi would be nice! But high maintenance to keep looking top notch.
Dont have the skills or time at the...
Thank you, and welcome to UKAPS!
Wouldnt worry about the bubbles.
So far so good! Well done!
Sounds like a sensible guy!
That would explain why you would ask someone else to take a picture of you, while you hide half naked behind a bush ;)
Fair doos to you Sir!...
Thanks for your kind post Dean!
You're the first UKAPS memeber to see it in person.
A wild guess, but I think @ian_m & @Zeus. Would agree ;)
The E nose is happily getting target fed these days.
Otherwise the colombian tetras would beat him to it.
Buce experiment underway. Will it live or will it die?
Deep purple seems to be growing well! Wavy green not so much.
I bought a fancy variety of fissidens a while ago, and after a couple of days noticed some "hair algea" growing on it.
I though "hold my beer, Im...
I messed up!
For a couple of weeks now, the plants are barely growing, and show signs of deficiencies.
Check the dosing...
Looks great so far.
A bit more maintenancy this week, as Ive binned an old leafless forest of ludwigia stems from the back (aka "Mordor"), it was dire!
The white tips are just a photo artifact due to strong lights, they are lush green in fact.
That said, I did have a ferts hiccup a month or so...
I can no longer grow pogostemon in the Beast. It has fallen victim to the hungry SAE!
All else is doing well.
Any progress Luke?
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