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    30cm Cube

    Just chopped up the sponge in the filter and replanted! Nutrients are passed from the water column through the roots.
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    30cm Cube

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    Fish Tank Kings!

    Awful, unoriginal, annoying. It's not the worst thing I've ever seen but it's close.
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    30cm Cube

    Sorry about the dark pictures had to use my phone. It's obviously not finished yet. Need the stems to grow and add some more moss to the front. Will be planting some form of low growing plant in front of the stone on the right. As for the HOB the peace lilly only went in 2 days ago as did the...
  5. M

    Do Geckos Really Eat Fish?

    There's no reason why they wouldn't.
  6. M

    Round cobbles / pebbles

    I'm in London but have friends in Brighton so I'm down there quite a bit. Sometimes head to the Witterings to go camping. They weren't especially colourful so I'd imagine it's pretty much the same as Eastbourne!
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    Round cobbles / pebbles

    Where do you live? I've picked up a few from Brighton and West Wittering is great for larger pebbles.
  8. M

    grape vine wood

    It will rot eventually, even in high humidity terrariums it will rot.
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    30cm Cube

    Yes there is that but tbh I didn't really want the hassle of re-ordering and so on. I have ordered from them before and the plants have been fine. They send everything out on the monday and mine were received the next day, the state of the plants couldn't have been from just spending a night in...
  10. M

    Rocky meadow

    Looks great! I echo the comments about keeping it overgrown but I suppose that's the look I prefer.
  11. M

    30cm Cube

    Fair enough. It was Plants Alive. The plants were not alive, they were brown and largely leafless. The envelope had flattened the plants and a brown goo leaked out when I opened it, no doubt dead plant matter.
  12. M

    how many rasboras?

    Doh! I should have noticed too :oops:
  13. M

    30cm Cube

    As far as I'm aware it's not allowed. Suffice to say all the plants melted and died within a few days, other plants are doing fine. No pics as I'm still really unhappy with how things look!
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    how many rasboras?

    Sounds like a huge amount to me!?
  15. M

    ADA stockists other than TGM?

    I can't take any company seriously if they sell products like Penac. Sorry. It's too ridiculous.
  16. M

    Fish Tank Kings!

    Hopefully it's all about the work and doesn't become a soap like all the other shows in this genre.
  17. M

    30cm Cube

    Plants arrived. Absolute state. Won't mention the supplier but certainly won't be using them again!
  18. M

    Fluval Studio 900. 'Coastal Erosion' Journal Finished.

    Re: Fluval Studio 900. 'Coastal Erosion' Journal. Now that it's been mentioned I think I agree, it just slightly blocks the view of the arch. Other than that it's a really great scape!
  19. M

    30cm Cube

    The filter comes with the tank.
  20. M

    "Whatsagumi?" journal - woody changes

    Looks pretty good to me, just needs more plants IMO. Fill that left side in! :D
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    30cm Cube

    It's not as steep now so hopefully it will hold! :o Had a complete disaster with the shrimp, they were sucked into the filter, not the inlet but at the very top where the wire enters there's some suction. Didn't realise until it was too late. Absolutely gutted. Have now replaced the filter...
  22. M

    How much has your equipment setup cost?

    My last tank was around £150 all in. My current tank would probably be a little less, maybe £120. Excluding fish and ferts.
  23. M

    Cat litter

    FLuffy Cabbage, I did a little test with some peat balls and they dropped my ph from around 8 to 6.5 overnight. Didn't get to test the hardness however.
  24. M

    some people make me sick!

    It's his responsibility to clean it and ensure it's safe surely?
  25. M

    Trimming plants

    You can't really trim any of them apart from the moss.
  26. M

    P@H/Coopet Nano cube

    Yuk!
  27. M

    30cm Cube

    Added 3 RCS today :D I should really get some pics huh?
  28. M

    What's your most useful piece of kit? (aquascapin that is!)

    Re: What's your most useful piece of kit? (aquascapin that i Tweezers.
  29. M

    Filterless room temp tanks

    Should be fine, I think 18-22c is the desired range.
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    Filterless room temp tanks

    I'd strongly advise going with a pump for water circulation. Other than that it's fairly simple. Massive amounts of planting and minimal livestock. Stick with stems and root feeders with a fertile substrate, that way you won't need to dose the water column. White Cloud Mountain Minnows seem...
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    30cm Cube

    I'm thinking of using Lilaeopsis brasiliensis as a foreground plant but unsure how well it will do with just liquid carbon? Have decided against pressurised as I quite simply don't have the money for a regulator.
  32. M

    GCSE's

    Nice one! Took mine in 99 :o
  33. M

    P@H/Coopet Nano cube

    Booo! I was hoping to get another to use as a small orchidarium. I think they have a couple left at my local but I have precisely zero money.
  34. M

    Seiru Stone and hardness increases

    Thanks you two. I'm guessing it should be ok then! Aqua Soil supposedly softens the water so maybe?
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    Cat litter

    I rinsed mine constantly for a few days. Making sure I got my hands well in there to turn over all the cat litter and get it all thoroughly rinsed. When I added it to the tank there was still a fair bit of colour but it cleared up within 3/4 days. It's a bit monotonous but keep at it :thumbup:
  36. M

    Cat litter

    No problems using cat litter so far. Plants seem to dig it.
  37. M

    Seiru Stone and hardness increases

    Just read in the journal section it will raise hardness. I never thought they'd have that much of an effect! How much will they typically raise hardness levels? I'm using rainwater so it's fairly soft to begin with. I was looking at keeping RCS and was hoping they'd be ok. It's around 2kg of...
  38. M

    Changing my tank too dirt.

    I'd advise not going deeper than an inch with the soil to prevent gas buildup. Just a thought.
  39. M

    Cat litter and Bog wood

    I'd just throw them both in and accept you'll have a brown fragrant tank for a while. There'll be no fish so what's the difference between using your tank and the bath? The smell might go after a week but you'll still be left with a bit of colour from the cat litter, it will be gone soon enough...
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    Changing my tank too dirt.

    I'd advise against John Innes 3 it will send your hardness levels skyward.
  41. M

    Stop fairground fish from being won at the fairs

    Cool. I'm going to stand on the corner by the sweet shop handing out puppies. It's a great way to get kids into the dog owning hobby.
  42. M

    Tanks...How do you enjoy yours?

    I'm a tinkerer! I do watch my tanks but you can't beat a good trim and replant.
  43. M

    "Dutch something or the other" 120 Gal

    Fantastic. I think the Dutch style needs more credit than it gets.
  44. M

    30cm Cube

    Sorry for the lack of update, spent all my money on a trip to Bulgaria. Tanks a right state as I left the filter off while away. Been cleaning and planting today, hopefully some pics when everything clears up!
  45. M

    A Chocolate Puddle -

    Re: A Chocolate Puddle Now with Chocolates and licorice Love this tank! It's just my favourite style by far. Working with an emersed section is way more fun than a regular planted aquarium. Everyone should try it.
  46. M

    ADA no more

    Great move, considering the growth in online sales. Wait....what?
  47. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Given that it's 6 weeks from tankscape.......Probably a good idea.
  48. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Given that it's 6 weeks from tankscape.......Probably a good idea.
  49. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Out of stock :o
  50. M

    Does high tech necessitate regular water changes?

    Yeah I just misunderstood what EI actually was. I usually think of EI as the maximum you need and anything below just becomes......something else.
  51. M

    Does high tech necessitate regular water changes?

    I stand corrected. I was under the assumption Mark's dosing was fairly low or at least at a much lower level than regular EI calculations.
  52. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Well if Tankscape get 100 likes on facebook then they're on discount, so I'm waiting patiently!
  53. M

    37x 17 x 18 custom built

    Fantastic use of lava rock! So refreshing to see such a different choice of rock.
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    Does high tech necessitate regular water changes?

    You don't need to use EI it just makes dosing a lot easier. Mark Evans doesn't use EI. You don't have to do large water changes with CO2 per se. Large water changes are needed because of fast plant growth. Yes, injection of CO2 will usually lead to a much faster growth rate but it's the waste...
  55. M

    Is there any need for a rest day in EI dosing?

    My understanding was that it removes the waste produced by the plant growth. Why would you need to remove excess minerals? What does reset the tank parameters even mean?
  56. M

    Colors of Nature

    Absolutely brilliant.
  57. M

    Daphnia Farm in the garden...pondering....

    It's super easy. Literally just leave a tub of water out until it turns green then add daphnia.
  58. M

    Free Nano Tank at PFK

    Oh damn I really wanted that external filter but forgot to sign up! Don't like the look of the tank tbh.
  59. M

    Arcadia ArcPod 9w /11w any good?

    Overpriced and horrible pink colour.
  60. M

    C02 Reg not working?

    Ah yeah good thinking! Bit of magic spray aka WD40?
  61. M

    External filters for nanos

    Quite possibly, I'm pretty dopey.
  62. M

    C02 Reg not working?

    It's been sitting in the shed for a year, just a basic regulator, no dials. I've removed it just to check the FE is full and it lets out a nice healthy blast. What could be wrong with it?
  63. M

    15 UK applicants (IAPLC)

    I like it but not the way the image is captured. Hardly a representative picture.
  64. M

    External filters for nanos

    Oh, well whatever I read was incorrect! Great, I'll go for the EX400.
  65. M

    External filters for nanos

    Mine's probably a height of 90cm or so from the floor to the top of the tank. I'm sure it will probably pump that high but want to be 100%.
  66. M

    Rain Water - Who uses it in their tanks

    Just tested my rain water, assume yours would be similar so hope this helps. KH 70ppm GH 125ppm PH 7.0 Tap water (Britta filtered) KH 215ppm GH Off the chart! PH 6.6!? So it looks like using a Britta was a complete waste of time, aside from dropping the PH. Straight out of the tap it's...
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    "UP" C02 regs

    Fantastic. Thankyou!
  68. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Thanks! Anyone happen to know which of the two fits a FE?
  69. M

    "UP" C02 regs

    Noticed these for sale on Tankscape at a really good price. http://www.tankscape.co.uk/co2-and-glassware/regulators Anyone have experience with them?
  70. M

    Nitrite & Ammonia of London Tap Water

    According to my API liquid tests everything is 0ppm. According to the water report nitrates can be up to 50ppm. So who knows? NW London.
  71. M

    Rain Water - Who uses it in their tanks

    Definitely not daphina, 1cm or so and wormlike.
  72. M

    External filters for nanos

    Pump height on the EX400 only seems to be 60cm!? Think I might go for the 600 at £60. That gives me 20x turnover but more is always best as I can just turn it down if needed.
  73. M

    Rain Water - Who uses it in their tanks

    I was going to but worried about pollution. I'd use the prefilter above and possibly run a UV filter for a bit before adding to the tank. I have a water butt and it's absolutely full of bloodworms (or similar) so unsure how clean it is. Because my tank is only 30L I'm just running tap water...
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    15 UK applicants (IAPLC)

    Woah! Some jaw dropping tanks. Unbelievable.
  75. M

    External filters for nanos

    Cool, been pondering the same thing for my 30L.
  76. M

    FAO Middlesex/NWLondon/Herts people

    Thanks! Yeah the two MAs near me don't sell them. Shame.
  77. M

    Cat litter

    No problems with planting so far! Same as ADA or EcoComplete.
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    FAO Middlesex/NWLondon/Herts people

    Does anyone know where I can pick up a co2 diffusor? I've just dug out my co2 system and discovered it's not there. Would like to get it up and running asap as I've already added some plants to my new scape. Don't really want to wait for delivery and I've no idea of any shop that sells co2...
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    Cat litter

    It makes me want to puke. God awful smell.
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    30cm Cube

    Cat litter is virtually ready, a slight smell left but I'm just going to leave it for now. Added a ton of dry ferts to the water and osmocote to the substrate. On holiday at the end of the month so won't be adding any livestock until I'm back. Removed the large stone at the front, might even...
  81. M

    Cat litter

    Setting up my first cat litter scape, feels much like a lightweight eco complete.
  82. M

    30cm Cube

    viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8572 My first time using it. I have had great success with soil but it's a nightmare for rescaping so giving cat litter a whirl.
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    30cm Cube

    The smell! Ugh!
  84. M

    PAH OptiWhite cubes reduced

    Just to clarify I don't think they're the optiwhite cubes now :( The 14L are reduced. £16 now. I went to the South Ruislip Store, NW London....ish.
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    30cm Cube

    Re: 30cm OptiWhite Cube Yeah I will try a few different stones at the front when I pick them up, these 3 were all I had in the house. San-ho-zay you're right. I guess they're not optiwhite, just assumed they were because they're the PAH cubes!
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    30cm Cube

    I went to purchase the smaller tank but the 30cm cube was £5 off and only £24 with the filter so thought why not? I had planned on just having a little emersed setup but I really can't wait any longer for a full scape so here goes! Threw in some tescos cat litter and some seiru stones I already...
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    "Dutch something or the other" 120 Gal

    Congratulations on stealing a rainbow and turning it into a scape.
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    PAH OptiWhite cubes reduced

    But at £24 can you really afford NOT to buy one!?
  89. M

    PAH OptiWhite cubes reduced

    Well they are at my store, might be worth checking out. Went down for the smaller tank and ended up with the 30cm cube, only £24 with filter.
  90. M

    Emersed Garden cube

    Is there even enough sun? :lol:
  91. M

    Cat litter

    Is it possible to pre soak cat litter in nutrient rich water to give it some nutrient value? I'm not setting a tank up for a few months but figured I could leave it in a bucket somewhere.
  92. M

    which bubble counters are people using ?

    Mine's the exact same as John's.
  93. M

    which bubble counters are people using ?

    Same. I always break the glass ones.
  94. M

    Aquatic Bulbs

    You're not alone :oops:
  95. M

    Very very cheap riparium planters

    Yes! Great find. Going to use these in my next tank.
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