Well, after two days of nothing but rain, which coincided with the plants arriving, leading to me being drenched for two days straight, the plants...
Will be adding some new pics and maybe a vid this weekend; added some more Lysimachia N. to the "rockery" around the pond, and will be planting up...
Cheers for that!
And when should I start up again? Early to mid-March?
Wondering if someone could help me out. I recently started up my first ever pond, of course way too late in the season, but it's a...
Found some donut shaped floating ones, look pretty inconspicuous, so I'll put an order in for two, for both of my open tops with emersed growth,...
Great idea, might steal it. ;)
Fungus would be my guess. Spot-treat with liquid CO2 for a couple a days (use a syringe on the affected spots, shut off the fiter for 10 minutes),...
My EI mix is as follows (for 250 ml. bottles):
3 tbsp MgSO4
2 tbsp KNO3
0,5 tbsp KH2PO4
1,5 tbsp trace mix
Quick phone pic.
For me, it's a bit of a case of what the situation requires. If you're using a diffusor, I'd use a spraybar for the best circulation of CO2, BUT...
There's an airpump running for 12 hours a day to gas off excess CO2.
I love the hardscape, love the plants, the colours, and the photography. Well done Sir!
Almost finished hardscape:
And a video from today, 24 hours after planting:
What about topping off with icecubes? One cube per 25 liter can drop the temp by a degree or 3-4 for a couple of hours.
Right now, my tanks are...
This is a pretty decent calculator.
If you're going to be dosing EI, there is no need for any other substrate, and even inert fine gravel would...
Should be fine, especially with the newer types of boilers and general plumbing. With older setups, there can be copper issues. If you want to be...
So, no luck with some different stone, but luckily I still had some rather "rough" Ardennes Grey in my basement, plus some more in one of my 25L...
Thanks guys! Will be hunting for other stone this morning, and with the additional wood coming in, it should alter the scape significantly. I...
Figured I'd get this journal started, as I'll be rescaping my Lido 120 the coming week. Have been having an play around with the...
Here's one of his journals: http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/mr-aqua-11-4g-riparium-take-2.24582/
Check out the riparium journals by Hydrophyte: http://www.ukaps.org/forum/search/6222794/
Plenty of tips, tricks and inspiration in there.
Well, I found the solution, which has helped my CO2 in more ways than one. By adding a couple if drops of plant fertilizer (the regular stuff used...
The JBL come with all filter media provided, including some sort of bioballs, which work as good as anything, so no need for any extras.
Thanks Roy! Really loving this little tank!
Did another video update last night, hope you enjoy (will try some better camerawork and voiceover next time ;) )
No way an airpump will be able to build up enough pressure to work its way through a ceramic diffusor. The smallest bubbles I've been able to...
I'd try soms Rams, Kribs can indeed be a nightmare with smaller plants, and Cacts are ferocious hunters; my male goes after adult guppies for a...
@alto: that's what I usually do, but sometimes, especially with this warmer weather, they keep foaming for up to 5 days.
Thanks for the tips guys, will be trying out the saladoil one first!
You could try it like this, initial water level right at the level of the substrate at the front, that should cause some "collapse" of the...
Yeah, I know that, have been thinking about rigging something up. I'm using a system with two bottles already, that's kind of the thing, but...
Thanks for the tips guys, knew about that one, but was kind of hoping for something a bit more elegant. ;)
I've been using bio CO2 to some great results. However, the foaming on startup has been giving me some issues. Let me explain.
Getting curious! And as far as the attack of the snails, get some assassins (Anentome Helena), they should sort that out in no time.
The Juwel ones are a special kind of horrid I have to say.
Here is mine on the afforementioned IKEA cabinet.
And the insert made of 18 mm....
Juwel Lido 120 seems to fit your bill, horrible cabinet though, but you could always use an IKEA BESTA cabinet, and add an inner shell out of 18...
Still fits, just make sure you cut the right part.
This is for the JBL filter? Had the same problem; a hacksaw did the trick. ;)
Flower stem seems to be liking the conditions.
No idea as to specific species. Worth noting, that these are the first two orchids ever that I've been able to keep going. These are also the...
Algae could be BBA, bit dark/ black to be GSA.
As far as the plant ID, I'm pretty sure that's a Bacopa sp., possibly Monnieri?
Really a lovely tank mate, well done!
As James said, sand can work just as well as any other substrate or gravel, as long as you fert the water...
First flower in the Zantedeschia!!! :)
Combined with another foot, foot-and-a-half of growth.
First flowers in one of the Sagittaria!!! :)
I use a 401 on a 50x30x30, and even with all the media, the flow is excellent.
Better light distribution than on the Home 25. Looks really nice!
Black for me!
Ow, that's a good one, hadn't thought about that! On the other hand, Mr Teapot's Sundew is doing great, and that's in water with ferts as well,...
You're right, missed that one, was looking more at the leaves themselves.
It was either too wet, or it was having issues with relatively higher flow around its base, not sure which it was.
Top one is Pogostemon Helferi, bottom one looks like a Hygrophila species, perhaps Polysperma?
I don't think this kind of scape, island-ish, really needs banking up of the soil, looks good as is to me! But I can be kind of neurotic myself,...
Really like this one, wonderful central wood, gorgeous!
Thanks Roy! And yes, they are IKEA JANSJO Spots, 70 lumen each.
Right, some pics and a small little, crude vid.
Added some Ember...
Updated plant list, pics wil follow later tonight! The Sundew did not enjoy itself, and has been moved to the window sill. The Windelov was...
It kind of depends, if I'm using the hardscape to define the look, such as in an Iwagumi, or if I'm using the hardscape to grow plants on (ferns,...
Am pretty sure it's not an Echinodorus, I think it's a Cordyline Fruticosa "Red Edge". I'm sure Darren will drop by this thread shortly and give a...
There you go..
Not a clue as to the species though.
Had another little shopping spree at the gardening center today, and picked up a mahoosive pot op Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis for the cost of a...
I tried an internal on my 45L (Opium Cartel in my sig), but that could not handle it, not by a long way, especially when heavily planted, this...
Hey EvitaL, welcome to this site. As far as your CO2-issues, I can recommend the following:
- Stuff a cigarette filter (without the paper around...
Iain, you could try some garden centers with a larger pond section; these are mostly sold as pond floaters, at least, in The Netherlands they are....
You were right Darrel, the Zantedeschia is going mad already: 4 new leaves on the main plant, 2 on the side shoot, AND a new side shoot, which has...
Picture update, will probably be moving things around this Sunday, keeping most plants, except the E. Red Devil (simply too large/ high for this...
Well, I just replaced the spraybar with two nozzles, and the flow is still rather crap, to be perfectly blunt. I'm starting to realise that...
This is my first attempt with sundews as well, and so far, it's doing pretty good, am seeing some new stems emerging and it seems to...
Hey guys and galls,
Another new journa. Yes, I have a problem. ;)
This one is located in my entrance hall, on an old cabinet I inherited from my...
Hey guys and galls,
Another new journal. These two are intended as breeding tanks for my Crystal Red and Crystal Black shrimp. Been really...
Thanks for that! They look awesome!
It's so odd, since my own two Bettas never even looked at them, they are chill as can be, but this one was quite dominant from the get go. I did...
Thanks Darrel. I know this will get big, but we'll see what happens. It's throwing out new leaves like there's no tomorrow!
Well, my tank is full to the brim with plants and wood and hiding places, but he got to them in the end. The odd thing is, I have two Bettas...
That sounds logical. Will see what happens in the coming week.
That could be it! I evicted the Betta after seeing him rip one shrimp apart, and he had been hunting around.
I agree that they will die at some stage, however, that does not explain the cracked shell. And the yellow ones are unaffected, i.e., no deaths as...
Thanks for your reply!
I checked my water parameters with a testkit, and found nothing out of the ordinary, other than water hardness going close...
For the last couple of weeks, my red cherries are/ were dying one by one. They all had a crack in their shell, right behind the head,...
Couple of night time pics really show off the extra light.
Added the two extra IKEA lamps, and I'm pretty sure this is plenty of light for these two little tanks.
Same username as he has here. ;)
Great vids man, just checked Instagram, very nice indeed!!!
That's a great new feature!
Cheers for that! What an amazing looking creature, especially from that angle.
Awesome pics! But what the heck is this thing??? Looks like a floating rock.
Found another dead RCS just now, again with the all too familiar cracked shell behind the head. Temp has been around 22 C for a few weeks now, but...
Yeah, I knew about that, will probably go for a loop just to be sure.
Well, a mere 48 hours after the replant and cleaning of everything and anything, I already have several holes in my spraybar plugged up. This has...
That's what I thought. Gave it some more thought and moved the lights over 1 tank for testing, and it looks like plenty of light to me as well!
Updated with CO2- and fert-regime.
Updated the plant list (actually forget a few species) and added my CO2- and fert-regime.
Sorry to hear that mate. :(
Thanks for the compliments guys.
As far as lighting goes, you're making me doubt myself now. I tried both lights over one tank first, and that...
Thanks for the compliments guys!
@ Jagillham: I usually save up my online orders, so I break the free postage limit. ;)
Not sure where you could get them, as I'm in The Netherlands, but I ordered some online, unable to find it at my LFS.
Thanks guys!!! :)
That's the Alternanthera Reineckii sp. "Mini", much easier plant than advertised, likes some more light than average, not too...
Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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