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  1. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Just to update. The LED luminaire has been ditched. I couldn't be bothered to do the soldering and had fallen for the "industrial" style lights so...........the base of the floorstanders has been removed and they are now attached to the back of the cabinet. Next water change I am going to...
  2. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    No we are going dogless at least for the foreseeable future :) I'll see how the growing goes with 3 (already ordered them. lol) and if needed I'll get some higher W bulbs for them.
  3. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    £12 for the lamps. They didn't come with bulbs. I put these in them. £10 for 2: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-8-1x-R63-R80-LED-Reflector-8W-10W-E27-ES-Spot-Light-Bulbs-65W-75W-Replacement/292583473876?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=591390662267&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  4. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    p.s. pre-empting the question, these floorstanders have 8W LED "reflector" bulbs @ 5500K in them :) The floorstanders themselves are from IKEA and are about £12 each. Very cheap :)
  5. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    OK new camera and some new pictures although not the way I was intending! The LED Luminaire went out last night. Probably just one LED burnt out so I put a couple of floorstanders over the tank while I find some time to problem solve and resolder a new LED in. I quite like these lights though...
  6. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    New camera has no internal memory and needs an SD card :( Old camera used an XD card so I am waiting on an SD card to be delivered. Should be here before Monday.
  7. GreenNeedle

    Nigel's Mountain scape 36L

    Amazingly deceptive. Looks way bigger than 36 litres. Very nicely done too :)
  8. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Just a couple of additional things to add. I took the old frosted film off the back. It was too white. I have replaced it with a much more transparent one which looks better. I do still have the old T4 lamp on the back for backlighting but I have some acrylic materials and RGB LED strips...
  9. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    So the "deal" here is I am using Tropica substrate, Tropica fertilisers and mostly Tropica plants. I am following their 90 day plan as far as I can although not religiously. My plants are not new so I am fertilising (albeit lean dosing) from the start and my fish need a home so they are in...
  10. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    Onto the process. I didn't take the stage by stage photos of building the scape and there was no real plan to the change. I decided a couple of weeks ago I was going to sort it out and the day after the substrate arrived I changed it. Hardscape repositioning and substrate shaping was done on...
  11. GreenNeedle

    Shattered Tree Mk II

    And so it begins continues. Shattered Tree MkII is a reworking of the original shattered tree. However I am completely changing the "tools" used and trying to make it look more like your normal aquascape, albeit with the usual intention of it being a long term scape. Of course I can't promise...
  12. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    You can see the evaporation droplets on this one. I have no idea the effect on light but then this is a 10mm thick acrylic lid and a few years old. I daresay even when new it would have some effect. I just prefer to have a lid for several reasons: 1 - Stops childrens fingers as well as any...
  13. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    And finally (yes finally) some pictures from Wednesday last week (18/09/19) in the final hours of its current format. 4 months since the backdated post above. Yes I got a bit bored of how it looked and the Crypts had all taken over a little on the left, spreading out so that there were larger...
  14. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Just a backdated post here. Some more pics from 12/05/19. These just show the layout as it was. Not really grown in properly yet. The left hand side is all a bit flat. These pictures (and those that follow to today) are taken with an old Fujifilm 7.3mp compact which is nigh on impossible...
  15. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    I've said this before a long time ago but I think what EdVet is saying is similar to what I have said. Amano made natural scapes that let you decide what they were. Vague if you like. They suggest something. The Diorama which tend to dominate the competitions now try to replicate. They...
  16. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    Like Obsessed says above. If you ever doubt then read this thread of me "going mad" and then be sure you're not........and read some of the replies. Some positive, some scorning: http://www.aquascapingworld.com/threads/abstract-modern-aquascaping.5405/
  17. GreenNeedle

    Peisaj (landscape)

    It look much brighter and more colourful in this version. I like the growth of the fern in the centre too ;)
  18. GreenNeedle

    Green algea problem..

    Is that your water surface with all the bubbles? That looks more like BGA to me on the plants than green algae. Is the wood fresh in the tank?
  19. GreenNeedle

    Peisaj (landscape)

    Very calming. Perfect for an "everyday lounge room" setup. Now to get mine into that conditions :) Love the fish in the last picture, all wanting to be the star.
  20. GreenNeedle

    054l - My own Borneo - Michał

    I love the scape but I miss the fish. I am pretty old fashioned but in such a pretty scape I would like to see more fish enjoying it :(
  21. GreenNeedle

    Quickie nano

    Those Aquael Leddys are great. I have one stuck in my cab at the mo because I have nowhere to put my little tank :(
  22. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    The Filipe Oliveira scape was from 2007 and in the very early days of clear backgrounds!! Most scapes in this era were all black backgrounds. Since then (not from Filipe's influence I should add) clear/frosted backgrounds have become very "in" and backlighting etc. Something I would suggest...
  23. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    I think if you look at a scape like Felipe Oliveira's "Syrah" - pic below - you could imagine how in the UK your wall could work with the "lonely tree" although his is a smaller tank. Let me know what you think ;) As an Englishman I can quite envisage a wall running alongside the path that...
  24. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    The Uniformity is the style of the design. It looks like a dry wall. It goes in an smooth arch. That is the uniformity. It isn't "habhazard" rocks that landed where the glaciers dumped them. Lazy as in trimming shapes of plants. Trimming a carpet is pretty easy. half an hour every 2...
  25. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    There was another scape on here that I was looking through last night. Similar in a way that it had 2 quadrants of rock with a path inbetween. Lots of people talking about how it looked and my subconcious was thinking "Planting will either make or break this." That was with similar sized...
  26. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    From my point of view it isn't really a positive as I am referring to some of the older Taiwanese styles that have houses, shacks, wall, bridges in them however.......I should add that I am not really one to critique something that someone else likes. I went through a stage of wanting to do...
  27. GreenNeedle

    New Aquael Ultramax

    A lot of EHEIMS that come with "UK plug" are actually EU plugs that have a clip in UK plug surround.
  28. GreenNeedle

    Need some tall plants

    Cyptocoryne Spiralis grows 50cm+ if you let it. Don;t see it sold that much anymore though:
  29. GreenNeedle

    Cloudy sky

    Maybe an English/British version of Taiwanese style scaping?
  30. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Just a few pictures to show where we are with this at the moment. The pictures might make it look a little "cleaner" and possibly "fuller" than it actually is. The phones weaknesses really showed up in these. Struggles with white balance especially when pointing at a great source, makes some...
  31. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    I wouldn't say that I do too much in terms of trying to intentionally maintain a strict budget. I'm just tight :) The Otos were silly price. I remember a decade ago they were £20 for 4 from Tri-Mar. These cost £18 each :eek: but I've wanted them for ages so I bit the bullet. Unfortunately...
  32. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    I should add that the film on the back has been on there since either the beginning of this scape or possibly the one before that and I've never been that happy with it. It is a bit too white rather than just frosted and I want to use backlighting (as you can see above) which doesn't work very...
  33. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    And then the last photos I took are from 17th April 2019. There are no full tank shots here as I was photographing my first new arrivals into the tank. 6 Zebra Otos (Otocinclus Cocama.) I will update further as the scape progresses and grows back in. There was a vast amount of pruning to...
  34. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Seems I didn't take many more pictures of the tank as it was then. I moved house last year in September and the tank lay in an emersed state for months untouched and going a bit manky. At the beginning of March I tidied it up a bit and re spread some Monte Carlo along the front with Dwarf...
  35. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Wow, 27th June 17 was my last post on this and I didn't even show it filled. This is still going so I'll try and update from pictures I have on the HD. These pictures are from 17th July 2017
  36. GreenNeedle

    Still losing fish, is it co2?

    DW has several water butts all coming off his roof. I was using 2 when I had Crystal reds. Did nothing other than put the relevant amount of tap conditioner in it and then mixed 3:1 with some tap to reduce my heavy water down. Didn't do any filtering etc. Just used it.
  37. GreenNeedle

    Still losing fish, is it co2?

    So use the rainwater you said you had instead, throw in the usual water conditioner that deal with metal in case there are any metal pins or hooks in your roof setup and the remineralise that. Like DW said above, rain water is what he uses. It is what I used to use to cut 3 parts rain/1 part...
  38. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Not your average Ph. It is the average from your water company drinker water quality report for your area. Linked to in a post on the other thread :)
  39. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Just another thought. I see you mention you are autodosing. Would you be able to manually dose from the bottles and syringes I sent you. Just to make sure that you know exactly what is going into the tank. If you can't dose daily then just dose whatever day multiples, so if you miss 2 days...
  40. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    I've posted in your other thread. I have no solution as such. Just your water report confuses me. You have ultra soft water (2dKH) yet your average Ph is 8.42 (drinking water quality.) I've linked to your water report in there so someone can help you on that one.
  41. GreenNeedle

    Still losing fish, is it co2?

    The water report for Something Fishy's area is very soft but quite puzzling (to me) on Ph. 28 parts per million (so his substrate or hardscape seems to be adding some on top of that) Clark 2º, French 3º, German 2º so it is very very soft water. The Ph though on the report fluctuates from 7.1ph...
  42. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Use the bottles I sent first. My fert sits in the cupboard for eons. Doesn't go that colour. I am wondering if either there is a contaminant in the DI water or that the container you are using is leeching anything/possibly air exposure causing the problem. I'll read the other thread. BEfore...
  43. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Did you use the mixed solution I sent you? Did the fish react with that? If you didn't use it try using that until we find out why your mixes are going funny. Can you remind me how much you are dosing? How long the photoperiod is and the CO2 on/offs. I have a 140ltr setup pretty similar in...
  44. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    OK. On Wednesday night I made up 2 x 500ml solutions. One without the extra iron, just the standard trace amount and the other with the extra iron in it. I didn't bother with DI, just using my Lincolnshire liquid rock water :) This water is ph7.6 out of the tap, 8.4ph degassed (probably not...
  45. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Is this a fresh one? And looking at the previous mix. Is that neon blue / purple light reflected off the bottle the light you talked about inside your cabinet? Maybe clutching at straws with the light / chelate issue but I'm just trying to rule things out.
  46. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Yes it has a mould inhibitor in it. DI water is DI water. It is just I have had one before that wasn't right so it messed up my 4dKH calculations. Mould won't hurt fish. I would think the CO2 going off is what the fish are happier with. Don't focus on bubbles. your 2bps might be my 4bps or...
  47. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Is it definitely DI you are using? Maybe try a different brand. You shouldn't get mould in a solution that isn't ancient. All of these ferts from any supplier will have a mould inhibitor in them. Something going wrong with the mix in that bottle I suspect. It looks very light in colour to...
  48. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    Just linking to a post from @plantbrain (Tom Barr) on his site thebarrrerport r.e. Green water. I have no experience with sump systems but maybe it could be to do with filtration or quite simply the tank being newly setup? Text from that post here, link with full post and the whole thread...
  49. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    I edited my post because I looked on TNC site and it gave different analysis numbers for Mn than the label on the bottle in the Amazon ad. Maybe they have changed the ratios but there are differences between the bottle label and the analysis tab on their site. for example on the bottle label...
  50. GreenNeedle

    Need help with Lush Max ferts

    I've posted in your tank thread now ;)
  51. GreenNeedle

    TMC Sig 600 Twinstar 600s Sump build

    recommended doses on all of these ferts are usualy quite conserrvative when we are looking at fully planted tanks. Are you dosing 2ml daily? As stated above 2ml daily should not cause the fish any problem at all. I would be dosing about 6ml daily in a tank like yours with CO2. From reading...
  52. GreenNeedle

    Need help with Lush Max ferts

    What dosage are you using and what tank size. Are all the ingredients in your solution dissolved? Is this freshly made with the whole packet being mixed with 1litre or are you making up smaller amounts not using the whole packet?
  53. GreenNeedle

    Bike Respray Project No2 - Raleigh to Baum replica

    Thread resurrection coming here. After a few years (eek) due to finances since the recession I ended up riding a red Raleigh until this year with the "GreenNeedle" decal masks sat in a cupboard.............. .............but I did it over the summer. Will give the bike a clean and take some...
  54. GreenNeedle

    30ltr Mopani low tech

    An update on the low tech Mopani scape. I have added all my blue jelly cull stock into this tank. I don't cull shrimp. The fish from my larger tank have also gone into this scape so that is approx 15 Boraras and 2 Otos. There is now Amazon Frogbit floating on the top. I tried Salvinia Natans...
  55. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Not much to post because it is a DSM. I did add another cobble on the right of the scape where I was umming and ahhing if the plants would disguise the "join" between monte carlo and Crypts. A couple of weeks of looking at that part constantly ended up making the decision for me. If I am...
  56. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Shattered tree 1 week into DSM. Not much change. The monte carlo will change into emersed form before it starts to grow and fill out I added some Anubias petite on the branch in the centre to hide the screws which were slightly visible.
  57. GreenNeedle

    Need help with Lush Max ferts

    So did 4 trials: A Tap water + EDDHA + Phos B Tap water + DTPA + Phos C DI water + EDDHA + Phos D DI water + DTPA + Phos. My tap water is good old Lincolnshire Jurassic Ridge water. 19KH!!! A showed the reaction as described earlier within a couple of hours B showed no reaction to date (5...
  58. GreenNeedle

    30ltr Mopani low tech

    Rescaped my other tank now: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/shattered-tree-140-ltr-opti-white.49952/ And look who made an appearance:
  59. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    At night I sorted the tank out with substrate etc. Long post this one and lots of pictures step by step: First off I cleaned the tank up and poured the last of some leonardite I had left over from aquascapes in the late noughties :) Then I added a layer of the old akadama that had been rinsed...
  60. GreenNeedle

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    So I decided to rescape the 140ltr Opti-white. I am going to DSM it for a month with full lights and then it will run low tech with the middle row of lights turned off and no CO2. Decided on a "Triangular" scape being an "island" in one corner leading down to a "grassland." With that in mind...
  61. GreenNeedle

    30ltr Mopani low tech

    I will be rescaping my main tank in the next week or 4 so Glenvale Louis my greyhound) will no doubt be lazing away in lots of pics again.
  62. GreenNeedle

    30ltr Mopani low tech

    OK. Some pictures with water in the tank and equipment added. No livestock in these pictures yet. I am going to separate my Blue Jelly "cull stock" out into this tank (I don't cull shrimp) so any shrimp with red patches, speckles, freckles, head, tail will go in here and only the fully blue...
  63. GreenNeedle

    30ltr Mopani low tech

    First of all I would just like to say that I decided to ditch my website a few months ago and unfortunately that is why all my pictures in my past threads are not showing anymore. However I shall be uploading them the forum way from now on to avoid that happening again. On with the journal. I...
  64. GreenNeedle

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    Very late answer to this but they are 5500K
  65. GreenNeedle

    Need help with Lush Max ferts

    I'm running a test at the moment on 2 seperate mixes using DTPA solely in one and the EDDHA/DTPA mix in the other. Also using tap water (hard Lincolnshire water here) to try and replicate the OPs problem. Should also be noted that while tap water will be almost neutral straight out of the tap...
  66. GreenNeedle

    Need help with Lush Max ferts

    Just to clear up that these packets should mixed all as one lot and not in parts. You will end up getting the wrong amounts of each ingredients because some are heavier than others. There are 2 iron chelates in there. 75% is EDDHA and 25% is DTPA so there should be no problems due to the...
  67. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    I'm still thinking that I might plant Tripartita back into those areas once the rest is looking good. It spreads really quick and fills up space with a nice texture of all the round leaves at different angles so giving some darks and lights in there. Will have to see what mood I am in once at...
  68. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    And this update is 7th May 2016: I still haven't decided what to do with the transition areas that are bare but I have now moved the whole tank and cabinet to the side of the room rather than in the alcove. The dog is now in the alcove and has a little bit more of his own area now without me...
  69. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    .........and on to my first of 2 backdated updates. I will do an "up to date" update at some point this month but I haven't taken any photos yet. Been heavily pruning and it looks a bit bare at the moment. This update is from where I was at on 2nd April 2016: I lost patience with the weed...
  70. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    I shall update this journal (and others) in the next couple of weeks. I'll see what backdated photos I have of its "progress" over the past 6 months. Yes it is still running. lol. Just over 19 months now since it was first flooded on 19th December 2014. Just as a precursor before I sort...
  71. GreenNeedle

    LETs LED !

    Looks superb. Very nice job.
  72. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    Been really lazy and unmotivated again plus busy completing loads of other projects I had ignored so the here is an update which was originally September last year. Will update again soon with current pictures. 28th September 2015 Not a huge amount has changed in the last 3 months. A lot of...
  73. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    It was hidden in the cupboard for 6 weeks. Been in his bedroom for the last 6 months. This scape has been running since May including DSM. The TV was our old one. The speakers are temperamental and decide when they want to not work after they've been turned on for a while. The PS3 was a...
  74. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    I got the evil kenevil. hours and hours of fun. Kids today would do one wind and then 'meh, what else did ya get me'. lol The name? I live in Lincolnshire. There are loads and loads of farmer's fields. All of them will have a patch or patches in them where there is either a tree or a bit...
  75. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    Kids are very easily pleased :) The same son ( I have 2 sons) was hugging me and saying thanks Dad last night too. What for? Thanks for doing the stairs Dad, the new carpet looks ace. He has spent every spare moment last night and is there as we speak sat on the stairs with his tablet. He...
  76. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    The scape is upstairs and the dog doesn't go upstairs however he did grace a few photos today:
  77. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    Right should be able to see thumbnails now ;)
  78. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    because the PITA attachment thing is messing me about. Not sure why. Having to try different stuff out but if its because of the photosize there is no way I am having seperate sized photos on my HD just for this forum.
  79. GreenNeedle

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    2mm bend in the middle is OK with me. It isn't getting any worse.
  80. GreenNeedle

    How to! Upload Images Directly to Forum

    Do pictures have to be attached now? I was trying to use [ img ] bb code and all I have is dots on my latest post.[/img]
  81. GreenNeedle

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    The acrylic is bending but I doubt it has too much to do with the heat of the LEDs. I made acrylic lids for my smaller tanks as well as this one and they have bent more than the luminaire sheet. The centre of the luminaire acrylic is about 2mm larger gap between the heatsink than at the ends...
  82. GreenNeedle

    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    Technical Specs: 30 litre Opti-white aquarium (L 40cm, H 30cm, D 30cm) Fluval U1 Internal filter BeamsWork 9 x 1W LED Clip on luminaire (2 hours morning, 5 hours evening) No heater or filter Fertilisation 1.5ml Lush Max weekly Plants: Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo', Ammania Bonsoi, Staurogyne...
  83. GreenNeedle

    Fire extinguisher problem

    All sorted. Fixed a new solenoid inline after the broken one and up and running again :)
  84. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    The new solenoid along with a new NRV and a new super duper fine control needle valve came today. Set it up inline as it was easier. My CO2 is now regulator - broken solenoid - fully open needle valve - new solenoid - fully open needle valve that is on the new solenoid - fine control needle...
  85. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    The heater is set to 24C but 22-24C is normally the ambient temp of tanks in this room unless it gets hotter in the summer. I guess the heater is hardly working at all. I think the maximum temp I have seen in any of my tanks through a summer was about 31C but theres not much I can do really to...
  86. GreenNeedle

    Colorado - 80x45x45 Optiwhite

    Just over 2 weeks since the last trim and look what we have to deal with again. These shots show before and during trimming shots of tank. The complete trim is a daytime shot I'm afraid. It is now 8 months since the first plants went into this aquascape. Things may go it bit off for the next...
  87. GreenNeedle

    Tropicana Paradiso - 30 litre Opti-White

    The aquascape is now 2 weeks old and as with all non CO2 setups it hasn't really grown much however it still looks nice and clean and I have now installed my backlighting. The backlighting is 4 x RGB 5050 30/m strips. It is pretty flexible in that you can choose loads of colours and adjust the...
  88. GreenNeedle

    Fire extinguisher problem

    I did have the needle valve open wide :) The problem was something to do with the valve on top of the fire extinguisher which wasn't releasing properly when I opened the levers. I endeed up squeezing and unsqueezing quite a few times before eventually the cylinder pressure gauge started to...
  89. GreenNeedle

    Fire extinguisher problem

    Hello, been searching everywhere but can't find an answer to my problem. I have an azoo dual gauge regulator with the solenoid and needle valve attached. This is one of those 'preset' regulators and is about 5 years old. Noticed tonight the CO2 was still coming into the tank after the...
  90. GreenNeedle

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    The carpet is about an inch and a half again at the moment. Have to get the scissors out again. lol
  91. GreenNeedle

    Question about the Dry Start Method

    I wouldn't think it would be needed wit ADA AS as it is already 'filled up' with nutrients and you may 'wash' some out using this method. This is more for the substrates that aren't 're-loaded'. For example Akadama will take my hard water from 19KH down to 0KH witin 24 hours the first time...
  92. GreenNeedle

    Question about the Dry Start Method

    Personally I would fill it up to the top as per normal wit tap water. run an internal filter with floss in it to take out the dust that gets stirred up. Then after 24 ours the cat litter should have soaked up a lot of the KH and other nutrients. Drain it down to te lowest substrate level and...
  93. GreenNeedle

    Tropicana Paradiso - 30 litre Opti-White

    The brackets are from ebay. You can buy them for 6mm or 8mm glass: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-6mm-Aquarium-Tank-Clear-Plastic-Clips-Glass-Cover-Strong-Support-Holder-DE-/231552427436?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item35e999a5ac
  94. GreenNeedle

    Tropicana Paradiso - 30 litre Opti-White

    Thought I would just add some pics of the Simoni Simoni shrimp and the Heteranthera added in the rear.
  95. GreenNeedle

    Tropicana Paradiso - 30 litre Opti-White

    Thanks Roy. Will update with Shrimp pics later. 5678 - It's a custom made opti-white I bought from DC aquariums a few years back. The lid is just a piece of acrylic I routed to stop kid's toys becoming aquarium ornaments :)
  96. GreenNeedle

    Finally... UK aquascaping competiion.

    So there will only be 3 or 4 entering then?? I don't agree with this sentiment. There are 3-4 in this country that do this particular type of competition scape maybe? I think people need to stop this UK catch up argument. The internet has made things much more global. This forum is not UK...
  97. GreenNeedle

    Tropicana Paradiso - 30 litre Opti-White

    Technical Specs: 30 litre Opti-white aquarium (L 40cm, H 30cm, D 30cm) Eheim 2211 (Classic 150) external cannister filter AquaEL Leddy Smart Plant 6W Luminaire (8 hours per day) Gush O bubble glass outlet and generic 13mm glass inlet. Fertilisation 0.5ml Lush Max daily Plants: Ammania Bonsai...
  98. GreenNeedle

    Supercoley's DIY LED Luminaire Mk III

    Many thanks. It is still working but the 18 LEDs proved way too fast growth. Not algae problems but pruning every other day is not my thing :) I am now running it with just the front and back rows on and it is still growing pretty fast. I should add just to address the concerns of MDF...
  99. GreenNeedle

    Approaching Snowdon

    After saying that this scape was nearing its end I think I must have talked myself into doing it sooner rather than later and therefore with no further photos (it hadn't changed in a few days) thus ends this journal and another journal will replace it for the new scape :)
  100. GreenNeedle

    Approaching Snowdon

    Yeah, the lid is 8mm perspex/acrylic which I routed where the pipes and light were to go. Bends pretty quickly but does it's job. This scape will be swapped for the one I have on DSM at the moment within the next month. Just waiting for the carpet in the other one to fill out. This scape...
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