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  1. oddn0ise

    When assassins need to be assassinated

    no problems they get on well together, I have probably close to 100 of each and they get on fine... Needing to clear some snails if you want some, just let me know
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    When assassins need to be assassinated

    My assassin snails have done a great job, and have extinguished the nasty snail infestation I had. But they've got on so well they've now breed and I have hundreds of small assassins snails, if anyone would like some, or have some Crypts to swap for them, let me know. Can send 10 small ones at...
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    Spirulina turning shrimp red

    the recommendation from earlier in this post is having an amazing effect on my shrimps, thanks Simon. Great stuff http://taaquaculture.uk/
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    Help, Help, Help!

    Yes lost about 20 fish, mainly the glowlights, Corys seem OK and shrimps no problem. cheers for the help.
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    Help, Help, Help!

    Large water change and things seems stable now. Have dropped the water level and left things for the night. It looks like I had opened the CO2 valve too much and it's been on all day. The Corys seem OK though. Thanks for the help
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    Help, Help, Help!

    OK will do simple test first and get on with a water change, now. Will leave the gas off for a few days. thanks
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    Help, Help, Help!

    changed a little of the media and cleaned it out. I only changed about 20% of the water, yesterday. I can only think it's got something to do with the gas. Could have possibly been on all night, and just wondering whether the canister is actually filled with CO2?
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    Help, Help, Help!

    Hi, Have just come home to a tank full of dead fish. Glowlights and Kitty Tetras all dead. Have just lifted 3 Corydoras out and after floating up side down for a while have now moved to the bottom of a bucket of fresh water. My red shrimp all seem OK, there are now no snails on the glass, and...
  9. oddn0ise

    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Am keen to hear any opinions/suggestions here, https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/green-algae-taking-hold-help-please.56889/#post-554104
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    green algae taking hold - help please

    After taking some close-up pictures I can see the green algae taking hold. Although the colours do look really nice, it's time to get it under control. The tank is over 15 years old, 270L, and when changing scape (August '18) I retained the original Amazonia soil, and to me the tank just feels...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Damn, I'm normally OK at keeping control of algae but its starting to get a grip. Does make for some really nice colours though....
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Slightly brighter pic Day 130
  13. oddn0ise

    Bushy plant suggestions

    CO2 is tucked in the back left hand corner. thanks for the suggestions will probably try the Hygrophilia first and see how it goes. Thanks
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Have cut the lighting back a little, have cleaned all the stones that got covered in algae. The inlet is now a spray bar and the crypts are growing well now. Still a lot of snails around but am keeping them under control, manually plucking them out. The Java fern is finally coming back to life...
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    Bushy plant suggestions

    Hi UKAPS, my tank is settling down now after a growth stint of algae, and snails. But the plants are now settling down and taking shape, the crypts are waking up and it's been the shift to a spray bar that has helped things along. I'd like to grow a nice plant to fill out the back left and...
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    Eheim3 Filter HELP

    I filled the outlet pipe with water and yes you were right a really large air lock. Took a while to get going but finally it was up and running. And have now fitted a spray bar which I've been meaning to do for ages, thanks everyone for your comments. Stopped me heading straight off and...
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    Eheim3 Filter HELP

    OK, lets give this a go, thanks all three for your responses, will report back soon.
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    Eheim3 Filter HELP

    My Eheim3 350 is 2/3 years old and runs well. The flow was slowing and it felt time to take out the Purigen and have a quick clean. After a swift filter change, I got everything back together and then switched the filter on and could hear there was water moving in the filter, but it wasn't...
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    eggs...help!

    Thanks for the help guys. But I didn't act quick enough, they have either come unstuck or been eaten... Next time I will be ready.
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    eggs...help!

    Here's the full set-up and just 50 days old...
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    eggs...help!

    Any way of helping get these eggs to hatch safely? There are three sets of eggs (two are visible in pic), the bigger two are similar and others (bottom left) are much smaller. The bigger ones look like Corydoras eggs, and appeared after a large water change which seems to be their style. The...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    All sorts going on. Have cut any leaves with black algae and cut back the lighting which seems to be working. But hairgrass has now had a trim as it's settling in very well. Day 50 and there are three collections of eggs on the glass (middle to top right)
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    The hairgrass is settling in just fine and spreading well. But there are patches of black tufts of algae on the top of the Crispatula and the Java fern doesn't look to be settling in that well. The Anubias are also getting black algae on the leaves you can see it on the older leaves. Have cut...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Cheers Grant. Here's how things are progressing. Eleocharis is settling down and spreading nicely. Java fern is slow to regain momentum, as are the Crypts but they'll get going in the end. I used to feed my fish, previously, once a week, but the new Glowlights seem constantly hungry. So have...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Day 30. Just increasing the ferts dosage very slightly, have increased the intensity of the LEDs a little to 95%, and the CO2 is running for 1hr before lights on. Eleocharis is starting fill out and the shrimps are re-appearing and they are more vibrant in colour since feeding them Spirulina...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Have got the CO2 all set-up and running smoothly with gas from London Gases. And just increasing the EasyLife ferts a little. Some swapped plants from the forum have just arrived and have just dropped them in for now, to see if they will settle. Day 22
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    is the flow right?

    Hi Keith, things are settling down nicely and I'll look to try a spray bar soon. Cheers
  28. oddn0ise

    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Happy plants and happy fish so far...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Day 15. Have just introduced a little Hemianthus callitrichoides hope it settles alongside the Eleocharis acicularis, not sure they both will work together, so will have to wait and see. And just started to dose a little EasyCarbo until I can get a gas refill going. And a little EasyLife...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Thanks, I liked the wood on both sides but it's not to everyone's taste...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Thanks a lot, it's one that will develop over time.
  32. oddn0ise

    Amano are very busy

    nice, to see your shrimps all looking happy. I got mine to a similar state a few years ago and some are still alive after 6 years, but introduced cherries and they are now taking over...
  33. oddn0ise

    is the flow right?

    OK spray bar is an option, just have not used one for a long time. Inlet is bottom right beneath the outlet. The main question is: is having the flow from the filter flowing into the wood a good or a bad thing. So still a high turn-over of the water just not that much movement/flow through the...
  34. oddn0ise

    is the flow right?

    Hi, have placed the wood exactly in the right position, visually, but the flow from the filter is aiming at the wood. Should flow be quite strong, through the tank or does it help plants and CO2 to restrain the flow? There's plenty of it, but, it's not flowing through the tank. Any thoughts...
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    2 weeks in and substrate dust finally starting to settle, nitrate/nitrite levels under control. Gentle filter clean after it was really dirty. 40% water change and have been reintroducing fish over the last couple of days. Added Cryptocoryne parva behind Eleocharis acicularis.
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Don't... but hopefully not too many, they're all settling in nicely.
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    know what you mean, and I haven't checked the filter yet...
  38. oddn0ise

    Cutting back crytocoryne!

    Do you want to swap a couple of plants or sell them? I'd be interested and have plenty to swap. Let me know either way
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    I didn't realise it would take so much time transferring the Cherry shrimps, they get everywhere. At one point the tank was bare and soil was almost dry, and somehow there are five tiny shrimps in the new set-up already. Have now added well over 100... Pot bottom...
  40. oddn0ise

    The art of patience...

    Thanks for that, none were floating this morning which seems a bonus and have planted a few more smaller clumps now.
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    The art of patience...

    I’ve started work on a new 270L scape, my first for a few years, and I can’t wait to point out the need for patience… as it is so critical. I like to get the water in and filter running as quickly as possible in a new scape but this urge to fill quickly makes planting especially fine grass like...
  42. oddn0ise

    Mountain Path - 60cm

    really nice scape!
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    and now a timely arrival from...The Green Machine, several pots of Eleocharis acicularis. Time to get planting.
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    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Decided to try an online fish supplier for the first time... went to TropCo and have just received a beautifully wrapped box of fish, delivered early in the morning on the day they said, really impressed. Just need to look after them until the tank is ready...
  45. oddn0ise

    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Smoke's all under control now :)
  46. oddn0ise

    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Day 2 - Aug 13, 2018 Easy Life filter media has just been added
  47. oddn0ise

    Return to aquascaping - 270L (oddn0ise)

    Hi all, after a recent holiday to Costa Rica I came back all inspired and have set about a new aquascape. After almost 15 years my 270L tank feels like it is nearing the end of it’s life, so this may well be my last scape in this tank. It has served me well with a top 300 ranking in the ADA...
  48. oddn0ise

    UKAPS Members' Full-Tank Shots

    After 3 years and ever decreasing attention time, I'm ready for a full change. My 270L is now overgrown with moss and some amazing red algae on the Java fern. This is one of the better pics, I'll post new set-up pics as it progresses...
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Just 2 bits of Anubis remain everything else has melted. But when doing a fairly major water change, I put the LED lights onto storm mode and I now have eggs on the front glass at the water line. Must have happy tank...
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    A little more focus and things are taking shape..., increasing intensity of LED light a small amount each week. Sera Florena seems to help too... 3rd May 16 - latest update, pic from iPhone
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Have clean the tank up a little and introduced Purigen to keep the water clean. Have also added some Bolbitis to fill the space from the dead Anubias. Together with a little shadier lighting it starts to come to life
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    Helping or hindering

    Have just noticed a large dead shrimp in the tank.Will check out whether it was the egg carrying one.
  53. oddn0ise

    Helping or hindering

    One of my Amano shrimps is full with grey eggs. There a group of shrimps all around is that OK, or is it danger? Sorry for the pics, it's a close as I could get the iPhone.
  54. oddn0ise

    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Day 120 - 15th April. Have lost most of the Anubias, but everything else is settling down well. The Anubias will make way for some Bolbitus planting soon. And seem to have a few very overweight shrimps so hopefully some smaller ones on the way.
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Almost two months now and the Anubias are in a bad way, the stems are melting and most of the leaves have fallen off. Will clear them out and look to replace them with new smaller variety to help the proportions of the layout.
  56. oddn0ise

    Holiday fish feeders

    Does anyone have a good recommendations for a 7-day fish feeder. The JBL looks good but I have a braced tank with a low lid and looks like it will be too big and bulky. Any helpers?
  57. oddn0ise

    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Thanks will hang in there and hopefully the Anubias will start to pick up.
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    ... am struggling with the Anubias at the moment though, losing leaves quite frequently. I'm wondering whether it's just shock from the move... or any other thoughts...
  59. oddn0ise

    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Thanks for the comments, the tank is coming on nicely and will update pics soon. Brought 13 Gouramis and haven't ever counted more than 10, but they seem happy. Otocinclus are my favs though and may get a few more soon...
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Close up of river Day 18 - 6th January 2016
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    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Thanks for the comments all. Know what you mean about the Anubias so will keep an eye on how it grows. Gouramis have been in about a week and settling down. And yes staying with green plants for the time being.
  62. oddn0ise

    Staurogyne lake 270L - return of oddn0ise

    Previous scape can be seen here and new scape journal below New set up: 270L tank, Ehiem Pro3 350 filter (Mech, Substrat Pro, Torf, Lav) JBL 602 CO2 Unit, Sera glass CO2 Disperser, 2 x 600 Growbeams (on from 2pm to 10.30pm), 1 x 42inch T8 tube (on from 4pm to 8pm), Amazonia soil Plants...
  63. oddn0ise

    Whistling from a new JBL

    OK, back to original account now. Returned regulator to Aquatic Design Centre and they have sorted it for me. :-) Whilst waiting I saw some amazing tree roots and they've inspired me to start again with a new layout. Here we go again! Thanks for the help guys, will post progress pictures.
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    Hi everyone

    Hi Paulo, oddn0ise is back up and running again. I assume you had something to do with this... thanks a lot!! also... hi Jim!
  65. oddn0ise

    carpet options with corys

    I've got a fair few Cory's and my Tennellus has been thriving and Stauro too, so I'd say both were good options. Interested to see how you get on with the Marsilea. Corydoras_Loxozonus_Panda_Similis by oddnoise, on Flickr
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    IAPLC 2013 - Results are out!

    826th Been away for a while and just come back to see I made 10th from the UK. Well chuffed! Not that far behind some of the biggest names in the UK game. Will try a lot harder for the next one, and not leave it til 2am in the morning to take the shot.
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Cheers D Cheers Dan, it's been going for just over 1 year now, and it requires very little maintenance and looks like it's improving with age... I'll post some new pictures soon. Cheers
  68. oddn0ise

    Plague of snails!!!

    Assasins worked for me too, put six into my 270l and they keep the pesky snails under control. I think the heat has done some damage to them as well, since the hot weather I've definitely got less. And I've not seen any damage to my shrimp population either.
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    My first planted setup

    Looking Nice, vibrant colours too!
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Hi, I did the same, added three Panda Corys a couple of weeks back and shortly after lost one Julii. But all going strong now, post a picture of your aquarium, go on!
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    Camera advice please?

    did you go for the Canon EOS in the end?
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    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    IAPLC entry. 2am shot. Not my best photo but let's see if I can stop my year on year slide from inside the top 300 in 2003 to just in the top 1,200 in 2011. oddn0ise_IAPLC_2013 by oddnoise, on Flickr
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    Sudden appearance of parasites

    The first time I'd noticed them was on a dead Cory, then within a day I had about 30 dotted around on the glass (light grey, about 2-3mm long and moving in S shape on glass) since then have not seen them on the glass but will check with the magnifying glass tonight.
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    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    Weeks of preparation and on the last night before IAPLC and I got in very late from work had to turn all the tank lights on at 2am and take the final shot. Not sure it was my best performance, will post a picture later.
  75. oddn0ise

    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Home made, Henry. Music and Aquascaping jostle for my free time. Let me know what you want to sample... I could send you the actual samples themselves! And... cheers Delta Raven
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Cheers Clive, let me know if I can help with anything, our tanks are almost identical in size.
  77. oddn0ise

    Sudden appearance of parasites

    Thanks for all the input. Have seen very little of the Planaria of late as I've taken to cleaning, or at least brushing the plants and substrate to move any detritus. You can also bait for them with a prawn, just put it in at lights out and about an hour later collect it, it will be covered in...
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    Sudden appearance of parasites

    Thanks for the comments so far, would like to get rid of them as they are quite an eye sore. Are the treatments mentioned above 'No Planaria' etc toxic to fish/shrimps or will upset the balance in my tank?
  79. oddn0ise

    Sudden appearance of parasites

    After a major 50% water change yesterday, I found one of my Corydoras today, dead. I checked him out with my magnifying glass (one of my best purchases) and there were three parasites on him. About 4mm long and just under 1mm wide, worm like with a slight head shape, can anyone help with...
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    In between all the plants I'm building a nice collection of Corys. Check these out Corydoras_Burgessi_Panda by oddnoise, on Flickr Corydoras_Sterbai_Julii_Burgessi by oddnoise, on Flickr Corydoras_Loxozonus_Panda_Similis by oddnoise, on Flickr Corydoras_Axelrodi_Panda by oddnoise, on...
  81. oddn0ise

    Is Purigen safe?

    Tastes good and the tank looking cleaner already. Will check out the Purigen guide on regenerating it too. Thanks everyone!
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Cheers Ady. Yes the Crypt is growing well, it's Crispatula and I've got a small spare piece if you want it.
  83. oddn0ise

    Is Purigen safe?

    Great! Here goes... going in the filter now... looking forward to cleaner water. And I believe I can rinse it in bleach to regenerate it, sounds a little worrying using bleach but is that the case?
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    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    Here the latest tank update. I'm just over a month with my first JBL CO2 unit running and things are setting down nicely, I added six assassin snails and they seem to be doing their job well. Have added some new Anubias as the original ones had attracted too much black algae, the Tennelus is...
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    here's a couple of higher resolution images, first showing my new Sakura shrimps and the second is the latest tank. Thanks for the comments Paulo and mlgt! oddn0ise_Sakura by oddnoise, on Flickr oddn0ise_day135 by oddnoise, on Flickr
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    Is Purigen safe?

    I noticed a lot of aquascapers in competitons using Purigen to clean the water. Is it safe to go in an existing tank to clear the water or will it effect other things? Any advice would be appreciated but I drop a sachet into my filter.
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    cheers dagzz. Nice new Corydoras pics to follow soon.
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Cheers Jack. here's the latest tank development. I've tweaked the flow of the river, made of Staurogene, and have introduced some more Corydoras. All going well so far. oddn0ise_day135 by oddnoise, on Flickr
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    IAPLC 2013 - Results are out!

    I'll go for it this year. I just found my first entry... way back in 2003!
  90. oddn0ise

    Piranha Tank at the London Aquarium

    I took my daughter last weekend, and the piranha tank was amazing, hopefully the quality of more tanks will improve in line with this one. If you need assistance in the future, I'm local and would be well up for helping.
  91. oddn0ise

    Is pearling and good thing?

    Thanks a lot Ady. I'll keep an eye out for the elusive pearling. Sounds like more chance has come from the substantial water change and maybe the Easycarbo addition but we'll see. thanks
  92. oddn0ise

    Is pearling and good thing?

    OK. Cheers Ady I read somewhere that pearling is helped by a major water change, if I remeber rightly, by cleansing the plants is that true?
  93. oddn0ise

    Is pearling and good thing?

    Pearling is a rare sight in my tank but have increased the CO2 bubble rate a fraction but also added a little EasyCarbo after a major water change. Several plants are pearling and although it's an exciting sight does it mean my levels are right or a little high?
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    oddn0ise 270litre rebuild + Cory collection

    Cheers Paulo, Cheers Marais, things are filling out nicely and I'm a fan of the lower level lighting which you can control so well with the Aquaray controller. The tanks at it's best at about 10pm.
  95. oddn0ise

    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    Looking forward to those clear water pics... things are looking good!
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    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    Almost 4 months into the rebuild now and the new CO2 is running smoothly, I think I've got the right amount, and the plants are responding. Just looking into the purchasing of cylinders and then need to find a local supplier. ADC in London say they will refill but not sure I want to lug them...
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    oddn0ise - 270L planted rebuild - IAPLC entry

    Cheers Dagzz.and cheers Martin! There's a video if you're interested
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