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    DIY amazon root

    Thanks, i have done some research on this but just concluded that they are all from south america and generally require similar water conditions
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    DIY amazon root

    i may be wrong, but i cant seem to find anythign to say that they are from the amazon but would hope so as then they would all be from the same river. I do hope to get a spawn i'll have to wait and see :D
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    600l south american roots

    yes its aqua one i'm not too sure on the exact model though
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    From This to This!!!

    from this: to this:
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    600l south american roots

    Hi i do have another fully planted tank but this still has plants, please remove it if its considered not planted. Thanks
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    DIY amazon root

    suriname
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    DIY amazon root

    Thanks, unfortunately i already had soem of these fish in for a while, and even if i did rehome them small fish like tetras would be horrible to try and catch and there are quite a lot of caves and i'd be worried counting all of them every day, all the fish are found in suriname with the...
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    DIY amazon root

    Thanks, they are geophagus brachybranchus and I just got them yesterday, but they have already settled in well. Its 2 wild caught parents with 3 f1 young
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    DIY amazon root

    Thanks,im done with stocking i think theres a large gold nugget, pim ornatus and black ghost knifefish there that aren't shown in the picture. I think tetras would get eaten
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    DIY amazon root

    Its pretty much how i want it to look like now
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    "Fifty Shades of Green" - (1600 Litre Sanjarami)

    I agree with mark, Its awesome but is there any way of rasing the wood on the right?
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    Velcro strap to replace gaffa tape?

    Thanks for the help, I'll check my local hardware store for cable ties as they are clearly very cheap and easy to cut off :) I think I'll also look for a special foam to check for gas leaks, I know soapy water can be used but I'll probably get it if it's cheap. Anybody used them?
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    Velcro strap to replace gaffa tape?

    Thanks, i think i should use those velcro straps but I'm not 100% sure as i haven't come across anyone else using them, they may not be strong enough. Tie wraps have to be disposed each time i think, which is why I was put off gaffa tape. The o-ring idea sounds good though, but i'm just curious...
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    Velcro strap to replace gaffa tape?

    Does anyone use something like a velcro strap to replace the gaffa tape that holds the Fire extinguisher handles together? If so do you know where I could get one? thanks
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    Low tech pico tank no heater- what plants?

    Thanks,Haha that was a silly way to describe a size,i meant wendti size.I think i'll get four leafed clover and decide the medium sized plant later. If the marsilea doesn't do well i'll move it to my planted tank and get some moss to replace it
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    Low tech pico tank no heater- what plants?

    I just need one cryptocoryne-sized plant and a moss/foreground plant that do not need high light and CO2 and can be in an unheated tank. Any ideas? thanks
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    Temple- 3l pico

    my only worry is room temperature may be too low for the cryp
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    Temple- 3l pico

    No not yet, ill probably just leave it. I saw a malaysian website selling some creeping plant that hangs over rocks and if i see find it i might get it
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    Temple- 3l pico

    considering moss, anything that can survive easily
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    Temple- 3l pico

    I think i will add some moss later on
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    Temple- 3l pico

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    High maintenance or low maintenance pico?

    I got a pico tank and 1 clip on LED light and 1 clip on stronger compact t5 light. I'm not sure which one to use. I can get water from my larger planted tank which will have CO2 but i'm not sure how often i would have to change the water, and what plants I would be able to keep depending on...
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    t1gers cold water 'paludarium'

    i cant wait to see pictures, will give a better idea. I think the orchids will go really well with the look of the goldfish.im pretty sure 10,000 is OK but 6,500 is preferable but im not 100% sure.
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    Temple- 3l pico

    Nice, I grew up in singapore (and still have a singapore passport now) and used to catch endlers from drains. One net would get you about 100.
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    Temple- 3l pico

    Thanks, and yes I have a long time ago, I used to live in singapore, its also very good for buying fishkeeping tools/fish. And aquatic plants are also incredibly cheap. I wish i could bring fish and plants back haha :(
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    Temple- 3l pico

    Okay so i'm in singapore at the moment and I bought a few things for starting a pico tank I bought a couple of clip-on lights, but ill probably use the LED one as i might go for low tech I bought a tank that only cost $8, which is about £3.70. I also bought a carved granite statue. I'm...
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    The Banyan Forests of Stickleback Island

    Re: Stickleback Island Nice! Are any plants going at the back?
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    A Day at the Beach

    Love the setup and those angels look lovely too!
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    DIY amazon root

    just an update: it now has a black ghost knifefish and a pimelodus ornatus I sold the green terror as i'd had enough of the bullying, and I am planning on selling the two male acaras as they are fighting with each other and don't like new additions. I will put in a shoal of...
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    My litlle 250L garden.

    oh i have a ludwigia too, i've run out of spots and whenever i throw it away i feel sad, i'll probably start giving it away on here
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    My litlle 250L garden.

    That tank is gorgeous, but have you considered trying the red plant(rotala?) at the back behind everything? It's just an idea, it looks great as it is
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    Setting up a tank for grandmother

    Thanks, fishwise I think i'll be adding a fighting fish and a few rasboras, or a few dwarf gouramis
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    Plant only pico tank- chlorine ok?

    in the end i just got a slightly bigger tank and will have fish, but thanks
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    Setting up a tank for grandmother

    Ive started setting up a tank for my grandma haha, and I'm wondering what fish and maybe shrimp to put in it. Its only 43 litres and i just started it today. The plant in the corner is very strong and is tied to wood i think it may be non-aquatic which is a problem i guess. The wood piece was...
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    Plant only pico tank- chlorine ok?

    This may sound silly but i've never kept a plant only tank so i'm just wondering if i would need to condition tap water for it, its a small pico tank. Thanks
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    Aquascapes 2003 to present

    Re: Seven years of 'scaping - updated May '10 I just thought i'd say I always use this thread to impress friends and family how nice aquascaping can be and helps to draw them away from the idea of a goldfish in a bowl
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    what sort of bark can be used underwater?

    I'm thinking of gettign a clay cave and siliconing bark on, does anyone know what sort of bark pieces i should use? thanks
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    Pico tank- a good non aquatic plant that likes water?

    Hi, i've made a pico tank with plexiglass and sealant, and used some lava rocks i got from mt. vesuvius when i went there to cover up some of the mess(i'm also using it for subrate). I also put a large piece of wood sticking out, The plan is the use HC and phoenix moss to cover the ground and...
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    clado algae & sealant?

    thanks, ive had problems with willow moss clogging my filter(not just the intake, the fishing line untangled and the moss went up into the external filter and clogged it), does pellia tend to break off and float about in low tech tanks? Is tehre another more reliable way of sticking it down? thanks
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    clado algae & sealant?

    Hi, im thinking of a relaible way to stick clado algae onto rocks/wood, i'm making a cave and i'm thinking of buying some clado balls, flattening them out and then sticking areas of them on with sealant. Would the sealant prevent it growing ? thanks
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    btw i'll be posting some pics of that tank with him in it v.soon! :D
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    the HITH happened because of poor water quality when i was on holiday, i just didn't want him to get beaten up by the big catfish. The 600l is matured an not new, hes in there now anyway so im just keeping a close eye on him
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    i've decided since you've reminded me i'm now putting him in the bigger tank, and if he doenst get along with the knife when it comes itll go in the smaller tank
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    i am aware of that, i have had a 600l tank waiting for him for about a year, but im just waiting for his HITH disease to clear up. Its gone now, im just waiting for my new 15cm knifefish to come to go into the 600l and if he doesnt get one with it i'll let it grow a bit in the 180l, if he doesnt...
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    latest, with new camera:
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    amazon frogbit requirements

    thanks, there must be some condensation dripping off, but i think its the low lighting it doesnt like. How many t5s of what wattage dya think i would need in a 600l if im only puttign them in one location?
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    amazon frogbit requirements

    I have overgrowing frogbit in my planted tank, and whenever i put it into my larger non-planted one, it doesnt grow and withers away. Im changing the hood for the larger one and i might as well get some t5 starters for it as well. My question is, what is it that the frogbit likes about the...
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    last 2 taken with phone camera, the last 2 are ages later from the others
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    DIY amazon root

    using phone camera
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    DIY amazon root

    2/3 giant aquaria sealant ones lol, came to about £25 which i think is reasonable :D
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    DIY amazon root

    thanks for the replies :D , ive got some threadfin acaras in there atm, i might move my green terror in if he behaves, im ordering a pimelodus ornatus + 5-6 green phantom plecos, they look awesome and get rid of what grows on the wood! i really wanted a large shoal but i really cant imagine...
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    DIY amazon root

    i know ive taken a while, but i lost my camera. Here are some phone camera pics. There are fish in now but it looks about the same ill wait for a few more fish before uplaoding any mroe pics
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    thanks, but do you think i shoudl try Hydrocotyle leucocephala?
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    thanks- hmm, i cant seem to find that for sale but will look harder. as for the frogbit, im not quite sure what you mean- if i tied them to a pieces of wood that stick fairly high up in the tank, would it die?
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    did it get constantly pushed about? If i tied one of the long roots onto something in the tank, would it still grow? Ive also noticed Hygroryza aristata but id prefer a south american floating plant
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    thanks, i have tried xmas moss in the planted tank and ive got a wall of it atm, im buying some plants online soon so i mightget just a little bit of frogbit and try it in a corner, its quite cheap. If it doesnt work out ill just move it into the planted tank maybe.
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    i think it was with salvania that that happened, eventually it died i think, but i might try frogbit. I know about riccia, i dont like riccia it goes everywhere ive tried it stuck down in a planted tank but it loosened and floated up haha
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    spraybars and amazon frogbit?

    Im using spraybars at the surface so the water is moving about a lot, its not planted so when i tried using shepherds crook outflow etc i thin kthe oxygen went too low(its stil cycling btw) woudl amazon frogbit be bashed about everywhere? or will it just stay in the same place and allow the...
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    Camara advice?

    after looking over the benefits etc, i think im going to go with a 450d -after lots more thinking though, ive seen used ones and new ones in my budget, but the new ones are off this big seller on ebay. My budget really, for it ad the lens would be £400 to start off with so hopefully i can...
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    Camara advice?

    im deciding on my first dslr too. I was going to go out and buy a 450d, but i found out that the max ISO is 1600 and i like taking pictures in low light without flash, like in tanks, and this is the same as some compact cameras. I don't know if it's that significant as im not a pro lol :lol:
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    i think move the anubias so its clumped at the base of the wood instead of obsuring the wood.hth. What moss is it on the wood, is it flame?
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    6ft light unit bracket

    I dont want to drill into the wall but i cant find 6ft luminaires that sit on tanks easily, so does anyone know where i can find like a bracket or suspension kit thing like this: http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/suspe ... 739-0.html or even small clip on lights that i can but in a row at the...
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    use normal luminaire for aquarium?

    i tried looking for some for you, but couldn't find any :/ im using sliding glass covers which i am getting from aquariums ltd. I know i could get a glazier to do it but i might as well get it from them as there are no good glaziers around here
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    use normal luminaire for aquarium?

    i havent got the glass covers yet, i might go for it, but tbh its a bit ugly lol. Anyone know where i can get a 6ft luminaire or get one custom made? I saw one on ae and asked the guy if hed sell it seperately.
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    use normal luminaire for aquarium?

    thanks, i wont get it. Im just looking for a way to light up my 6ft tank(non planted). It already has bad t8 lights but im changing the hood to a cover glass and getting a luminaire instead of a pendant like this one i just decided. Im struggling to find cheap 6ft luminaires led or t5 or anything!
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    use normal luminaire for aquarium?

    suspended, over cover glasses of aquarium, would this be ok to use? http://www.qvsdirect.com/Butterfly-Indi ... 18503.html
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    6ft lighting advice needed

    Currently on the low light tank im starting up the lighting is 2 seperate bars each with 4 t8 tubes so 8 in total. There are three flap parts and they all get pretty annoying and are really wobbly and long. I need a light unit that fits into the hood, and had just two long t8 tubes. Possibly...
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    First aquarium - 80cm.

    i think the tank looks really proffessional now, and i agree that moss on the redmoor wood look good but honestly be careful whatever moss it is it can clog you filter and make it spit stuff up, or if not just be a pain by going everywhere :D
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    DIY amazon root

    thanks, but just to avoid any confusion, its only going to have floating plants, i have another tank thats planted but hopefully im allowed to post this fairly non-planted tank on here lol
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    DIY amazon root

    ok, the sand is cleaned and in, ive added a piece of thin tall mangrove wood at the right hand side to cover up intakes and heater from a front view, will get one for the left later after it is filled, the 2080 i got is arriving soon then i just have to set up the filters, heaters, plop in the...
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    65L Skeleton coast

    im really liking the look and id happily buy some of that rock off you :lol: one thing IMO is(i know your better at this stuff than me but i thought id just say,) Maybe some more reddish plans would look nice in the background?i know youve already got some but i just think although it looks...
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    bazz's 300 liter aqua one, and some other bits and bobs!

    thats looking really nice! Its a dutch aquascape style, right? Im not too clued up on the names of the styles besides iwagumi lol :oops:
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    Marks 60cm

    wow i wish i had growth that good in 8 weeks!
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    DIY amazon root

    thanks, and londondragon do you mean like all the great scapes here where the wood is going outward? Im trying that with my smaller tank but with this tanks its already siliconed in. Im only getting one 2080 and using it with an aquis 1250. Spending lots of money on substrat pro...
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    DIY amazon root

    Ok, i have decided im getting 2 eheim 2080s(used) WHEN I CAN FIND THEM, then putting an eheim diffuser on one and masking that area with vallis on that side, and will be getting many water sprites. Will be using rena smartheaters instead of hydor inline. Once I find my eheims, the tank will be...
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    DIY amazon root

    green terror, hes in my planted tank uprooting things, once hes moved both tanks will look better :)
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    DIY amazon root

    Its a great idea, but im using t8s, the GT jumps and all the filter pipes and wires would be easy to spot :/
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    DIY amazon root

    thanks all, the fish will be my GT, a knifefish, and an undecided catfish. This tank was up and runnign with great fish but i returned from holidays to find them dead, unfortunately. I was thinking amazon frogbit but maybe watersprite would give a better look actually. My main problem is...
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    Hiding equipment-any ideas?

    thanks,i know abotu those two but the heating element in themofilters seems notorious for breaking or overheating(a few people have said or written about) and id prefer not to see bubbles at it would look unnatural. I might still consider that diffuser as it doesnt really agitate the surface
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    Hiding equipment-any ideas?

    this particular tank isnt planted and theres going to be large fish. I dont want aeration via spraybar or anything like that as i want lots of floating plants. thanks
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    Hiding equipment-any ideas?

    Im just wondering how i can minimize clutter as much as possible with my tank that im settign up. I know i can get inline heaters, but im worried about aeration. To get the look im wanting i want quite a lot of floating plants(also to give shade to some fish) and with a spraybar this would prove...
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    Mattyc's desktop Nano (no name as yet)

    its looking really nice cant wait for the ulticaria to grow out :D
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    it was sold as a tiny bulb of nymphaea rubra. It grew into about a 10cm high plant in about 4 months as it was in a low tech tank. It grew a lot faster in this tank. then when i left the people overdosed co2 by a lot and it grew really fast!
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    DIY amazon root

    tbh id love frogbit, itd be great considerig some of the fish im getting like shade, however they would need considerable aeration as they are big, and i dont want the frogbit zooming around lol
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    DIY amazon root

    thanks,i would but im not sure how itll cope with filter output circulation. :/ it would look good though im also thinking of painting a tree on the wall, as although if your far back it looks liek roots, when your right next to the tank you need some confirmation
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    South America Riparium

    :clap: that is really a stunning eyecatcher for a living room!
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    DIY amazon root

    Using mopani with lots of bits of carved manzanita arranged around and sealant-ed. Also little tiny branchy manzanita that stays white even underwater. The ukaps manzanita was as good but different so i used it in the other tank. The mopani was heavy so i needed help and i had vto put so much...
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    still needs a lot of work, once the GT moves out the lilaeopsis will stop floating and ill get some HC
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    Need to get some good hardscape wood/roots - advice

    deifnately go for manzanita.ive bought from manzanita.com in america directly by emailing them, they were prompt and the wood is amazing! For your size tank get APN, AP1 almost clutters my 6x2x2 as youll see soon when i post some pics up(its not a bad thing that it almost clutters, biut it would...
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    Low light Setup (new pictures added)

    Re: My Frist Go at a planted Tank put a bit more wood and put some indian water fern in front. I took out and old piece of fairly flat mangrowe wood chnk from my tank it with a fern in my house in front by chance it looks amazing. Ive been meaning to do that but i think its very suited to the...
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    saintly's "savannah dreaming"

    :jawdrop WOW. It looks amazing if i havent said already. Im going to buy the background for the marine tank im setting up. I know its blue photography background, bu what in particular and where exactly did you get it if you dont mind me asking? :oops: But im not joking about the set up being...
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    saintly's "savannah dreaming"

    Re: saintly's manzanita scape. (to be named) thats amazing. :o whats the background? just blue background on a seperate piece of glass ?
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    im getting more t5s. Anyone got any ideas on what plants i should put in it?
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    would t5s make a difference?

    Ive got a rio 180 with the standard 2x t8s which are either 30w or 36w. Ive also got an interpet t5 starter which is 54w. My plant growth is ok, and i have pressurised co2. Will see much of a diffwerence with 39w t5s? Thanks
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    Anubias gigantea?

    its a myth when they say vallis gigantea is fish proof. The best are crinum thaianum and of course java fern
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    Bettas tank! =)

    what type of lighting is it? arc pod?
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    240L

    it looks great! :clap: :clap: :clap: Im really loving how you captured the water surface moving too
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    Start of prashant's scape.

    Im actually starting to get pleased with the look of my tank. Itll look een better once the GT moves out to a bigger tank and i can put delicate little plants in. Its a juwel rio 180. When i returned from the 2 month holiday i found a tank with brown muck on the gravel( the gravel was stupid...
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    Fish eggs - do inverts have a taste for them?

    with the way cherry barbs breed theyre the ones that will eat the eggs lol
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    Dry start: my 11gal nano (Title was: Hardscaping my 2nd try)

    IMO blyxa looks best around rocks or wood. In that space where the echinodorus tenellus is elecocharis would proabably be more suited. :D The main annoying thing about blyxa is that it floats too much but its leaves are ok
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