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  1. russchilds

    Living in a flat with tanks.

    I own my flat. It has concrete floors. I've had a 240 litre aquarium for 14/15 years now with no problems. It's against the external wall. It has a hood so not open top but never had any issues with mositure or mold. Our communal bins are very strict on recycling etc. They won't take them if...
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    Tropica Aquarium Soil

    Thanks Alto. Really great tips. Thank you very much!
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    Tropica Aquarium Soil

    Thanks Tim!! Top tip for topping up sand or substrate. Thanks for the video :)
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    Tropica Aquarium Soil

    Thanks! Some great tips! I've decided to leave the tank alone. I'm just going to get a few more narrow leaf Java ferns and a bit more Anubias. These are growing so well already. The tank is really established and I don't want to mess with it. The rummy nose and Cardinal Tetra are a few years...
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    Tropica Aquarium Soil

    Cheers!! You're right. It will end up a mess. I'll get my old 70l out of the loft and put everyone in that. Drain the 240 and then do a change of soil. Thanks!
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    Tropica Aquarium Soil

    Hi All, Hope everyone is well. Just a quick question. I have an establish tank. Low tech and going for a few years. Fish super healthy (mixture of tetra and some amano shrimp). I've had rubbish growth with some crypts and stems but good on Java Fern and Anubias. I want to swap some of the plain...
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    Looks amazing!!!!! Fantastic job!!!!
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    Window looks great Fred! This is going to be an amazing pond!
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    Looking great Fred!
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    Pond is looking huge!! The window will be amazing!! Can't wait to see this full of water and fish!! :)
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    Yeah I'm really lucky as its concrete floors and I have a nice 240L planted tank. Really looking forward to seeing your kind progress!!! :)
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    Journal Freds new pond build

    I'm really enjoying this. I live in a flat so don't have a garden. I'm really jealous as I would love a pond. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like finished and with fish!! :)
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    all done

    Great start!!! This is going to look amazing when grown in!!! :)
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    Where have all the hedgerows gone - 30 litre Opti-white

    I always wanted the wind up Kenevil too!! :) Scape looks brilliant!!!
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    Liquid ferts causing my high nitrate?

    Looks great!!! Really good job!! I love the Vallis at the sides!
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    60x45x40 Iwagumi tank

    Looks great!! The plants have really got denser. I think it looks fantastic!! :)
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    My 680 Dutch tank

    Amazing!! Really beautiful! Love the red platies against the green of the plants!!
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    Bit of a disaster Help!!

    Could you somehow use a couple of desk lamps?? Though its a deep tank at 24" so might be difficult on the cuba. Does the tank get any natural sunlight at all?
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    Low Tech - Soil Tank Help

    Thanks for the tip Andy!! Yes the twin T5s are a bit too much. I wish Juwel would offer LEDs or the old T8s. They have a deal this month with a free cabinet and my LFS is selling for £289.99.
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    The Soil Substrate or Dirted Planted Tank - A How to Guide

    Very good & useful article!! Thanks Troi!!
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    Low Tech - Soil Tank Help

    No not at all - I agree! For this tank I don't want to use Easycarbo because of the hassle of daily dosing and the cost of it. It's more difficult to find T8s these days. Its all T5s or high out put LED. I like the idead of dimmable LEDs becuase they are much cheaper to run. Thanks for the...
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    Low Tech - Soil Tank Help

    Hi, I want to set up a low-tech aquarium that requires minimal work. Ideally a 20% fortnightly water-change and a monthly trim of the plants. This is my current tank. Juwel Rio 240L. I dose 15ML of Easycarbo & 15ml of ProFito every day. Weekly 50% water change. I'm still keeping my 240L but...
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    My 120L Soil tank

    Amazing!! Looks really good!
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    Best external filter for 240 litre

    Thanks for the reply!!! Very helpful! I'll do some research into the JBLs. Thanks so much for your help!
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    Best external filter for 240 litre

    Hi Guys, I have a Juwel Rio 240 litre aquarium. Its heavily planted. I'm using the internal filter and an Eheim Ecco 300. The Eheim Ecco is not doing a very good job. The flow is poor and the water isn't polished enough for me. I've tried filter floss but the flow is even worst then. I'm...
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Thanks guys :)
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Cheers! :D
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Some updated photos. Not the best quality as taken on my mobile phone. I've basically let them go grow completely wide. My 180L with my 44L cube. Side view of cube.
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    Java Fern - end of leaves translucent

    Very Interesting ceg4048 - thanks!! Thanks everyone for the replies. On the whole my Java Ferns are pretty healthy so it looks like I will just have to put up with a few translucent tips.
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    Java Fern - end of leaves translucent

    Hi, My Java Fern is doing well but a few of leaves have translucent tips. Whats the cause of this? Tank is a Juwel 180L and using the Juwel T5 lights. I have C02 and also use liquid c02. I use TNP+ for plant fertiliser. Lights are on for 8 hours a day and I have an external filter as well as the...
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    HC 6 day time lapse

    Brilliant :)
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Great video! It's looking really good. Love the full tank shot. Looks fantastic in the corner by the sofa :)
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Thanks George! :)
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Looks really good! It's going to look brilliant once the plants fill in. Love the wood and moss :)
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Hi All, Quick update! I had a big change around in March and here are the results. I've grown tenellus at the front left corner and its spreading nicley now. On the right side I've grown a mixture of flame, Christmas & Java Moss to create a carpet - the shrimp love this!! There's still alot of...
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    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Zebra otos Looks fantastic! :)
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    Floor Bearing

    I've got a 180L on a second floor flat. It’s against an outside supporting wall and has 3 joists running under it. Also it’s on a wooden board to help distribute the weight evenly.
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    Best way to clean glass C02 diffuser

    CHeers!! I'll try that tonight :)
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    Best way to clean glass C02 diffuser

    Hi, My glass C02 diffuser is looking a bit dirty. The ceramic plate has gone a brownish colour. I've tried to clean it but the ceramic plate won't clean up. Whats the best way to clean it? Thanks, :D Russ
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    Four Seasons 300L Finish

    Re: Untitled Yet 300L optiwhite (Cherry and Full Video 18.03 Amazing videos - tank looks brilliant! :) I'm looking for a new camera which one do you use?
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    Removing Juwel Internal Filter

    Thanks guys - very helpful :) The tank is empty which should make this easier - cheers!!!
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    Krish's 60cm Rescape - 31 Week Old - Countdown to AGA

    Re: Krish's 60cm Rescape - 10 Week Old. Looks really nice :) I love the wood with the moss on! FIsh & shrimp look very healthy.
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    Removing Juwel Internal Filter

    Hi, Has anyone taken off the Juwel Internal filter? I want to remove my Juwel internal filter but it's really well siliconed in place. I can't get a knife down to loosen the silicon. What’s the best way to remove it? I was getting angry with it last night and the caveman method might break the...
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    Ian's Lounge Tank (no name)

    Looks great :) All the tank equipment is very subtle. Once the plants grow you won't notice at all. The only thing I would do is split the HC up into smaller portions.
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    GA in-store display 120P Iwagumi - Fly above the giant cliff

    Re: GA in-store display 120P Iwagumi Amazing :) I love the 3 30L tanks!
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    my tank!

    Thanks!!! I might pinch a few ideas from your tank. It looks great :D
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    my tank!

    Looks great :) What plants have you got in there as I'm setting up a lowtech. I love the cryps on the right hand side at the front. Whats your lights and what ferts? I've got a single 15W and planning on using TPN+ once a week.
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    What do you think of this aquascape?

    I love that tank and does have the same sort of feel even though there's only plants above it. I think it looks amazing George. I love Jungle tanks and this is a beauty :)
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    Green Fun - low tech 60l

    Looks brilliant :)
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    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update with video) Looks great! The plants look really healthy and you have some lovely fish in there! :)
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    Echinodorus tenellus with less light

    CHeers! I'll just switch the 2x11w off but won't take them out of the hood. If they start to suffer I'll just turn the 11ws back on. :) I'll take some pics of before and after :)
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    Scapes from Croatia

    Some great scapes - brillant job :)
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    Echinodorus tenellus with less light

    Hi, I have Echinodorus tenellus growing really very well with c02 and 37W of lights (2x 11W T% and 1 x 15W T8). I also use TPN+. If I stopped using the the 2x 11w and just kept the 15W would the tenellus suffer badly? I will keep the flow, c02 & TPN+. Its a Juwel Rekord 60L. What are your...
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    Too much light?

    Thanks!! I've got 10X flow, plenty of c02 and will be using TPN+. I'll set it up this weekend. Cheers
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    Too much light?

    Hi, I have a 60cm x 21cm x 21cm aquarium currently stored in the loft. I think its about 26litres (probably about 20L with substrate & decor). Would a 2 x 15W T8's be too muich light? I'm going to run a eheilm ecco external and pressuirsed c02. I want a HC carpet with shrimp & maybe 2 ottos...
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    C02 bottle on its side

    Thanks for the link. Yep will not do this. I'll keep the bottle upright :)
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    C02 bottle on its side

    Hi, Setting up a 60L tank on the weekend. I've got a D&D C02 set. Is it safe to put the c02 bottle on its side. This way it will be hidden. Or is it best to always keep it upright? Many thanks! :D Russ
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    Replacing Arcadia Arc Pod bulbs

    Many thanks!! :D Thats such a good price!!!
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    Replacing Arcadia Arc Pod bulbs

    Yeah I think I have the pinkish bulbs.
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    CO2 inline diffuser & external filter

    Thanks guys - will give it a go :)
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    Replacing Arcadia Arc Pod bulbs

    Hi, I have 2x 11w Arc Pods. The bulbs are a strange colour and not a lovley clean white. Does anyone know which bulbs I can switch them too and the best price? Cheers! :D
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    CO2 inline diffuser & external filter

    Hi, I have a D&D co2 set on my 30L nano cube. I also run an Eheim ecco 130 which has the 12mm pipework. I want to add an inline diffuser. Whats a good one and whats your views? Many thanks, Russ :)
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    Photography montage/ video opinions

    Amazing collection of photos :)
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    Trigon Island

    Looks fantastic :) Whats the name of the plant at the front that has long storks?
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    190L Corner Tank

    Look forward to the pics. I really the corner tanks!
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    juwel rio 400l (new pics 03032011)

    Re: juwel rio 400l (video 10122010) Love it - looks great :) I could watch that for hours!
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    Ollie's 180

    Love the wood, its looks great! Looking forward to seeing pics once the plants have grown on.
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    Dennerle Nano Cube - 30L

    Good idea! I'll give that a try - thanks! :)
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    Dennerle Nano Cube - 30L

    Hi, Set this up yesterday. Photos taken 1 hour after setting up. THe plants are: Java Moss tied to wood. HC at the front/middle. Dwarf Hairgrass at the back/middle. Anuabis nana at bottom of the wood. Substrate is taken from an old tank and is ADA aquasoil (some gravel mixed from old tank...
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    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 7/11/10) Looks great - so lush and green!! The Cardinals look great and the Fire Red :)
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    90x45x45cm - 2011 IAPLC entry #577 - The Unknown Valley

    Re: 90x45x45cm - The Unknown Looks great!!! Can't wait to see some photos when its filled! :)
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    The Aqueous Art Movement at Art Gallery

    Great video - really gutted I missed this. The tanks all looked amazing!! :)
  73. russchilds

    My fish jungle

    Looks great!!!
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    Where to buy plants now?

    Living Waters is great!! Big, big plant choice and good quality fish.
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    Staurogyne sp. in low light

    Cheers!
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    Staurogyne sp. in low light

    Hi, I have a little 26L desk aqaurium. Its got a 11w light with reflector. I'm using injected c02 and tropica plant nutr+. The substate is ADA aquasoil. The light would only be about 25 cm from the plant but would Staurogyne sp. grow with only a 11w light? Many thanks! Russ :D :D
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    Krish's 60cm Rescape - 31 Week Old - Countdown to AGA

    Re: Krish's 60cm Rescape - Wood Comming Soon Love the wood!! Looking forward to seeing it all set up and planted! :)
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    decided to have another go with the big tank

    Looks really good!!! :) I would love a tank that long!
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    Sakura Temple Ruin

    Looks great!!! :)
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    I like the idea of wood and moss!! Will look into that :)
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Cheers!!! Here's a video of of 1 month (Nearly 5 months now). I'll take a new video this week.
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    Juwel 180 - Jungle Style!

    Hi, Here's my jungle stlye Juwel Vision 180L. I keep it fairly basic with just a 10% water change a week. Then once a month I clean the glass, filter, etc.. I'm running a Fluval 305 (with spray bar) as well as the Juwel Internal Filter. Co2 is set up for 1 bubble a second and the glass diffuser...
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    redline torpedo barbs

    THanks sanj! I thought they might get too big for my tank. I'm going for either a shoal of 12 Cardinals or 12 rummy nose now .
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    redline torpedo barbs

    Thanks for the reply! No i have not got them yet so I won't get them. Maybe some nice Cardinal Tetras instead!
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    redline torpedo barbs

    Hi, I've just got a Juwel Vision 180L. I'm setting it up this week and taking everything from my 155L Osaka. I'm going to run both the the Juwel internal plus a fluval 305 external. Would redline torpedo barbs be ok to keep in 180L? I'm just worried they may be a bit too big. I've also got 2...
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    Strange Amano Shrimp Deaths

    Hi, thanks for the reply! :D Tank is running at 24.3 according to the thermometer at the moment. I didn't do any filter maintenance (external eheim ecco) just pulled a couple of plants up and replanted some stems. Very interesting info on what the water companies do. I'll keep checking the...
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    Strange Amano Shrimp Deaths

    Hi, In my 80L optiwhite 11 Amano shrimp died over night. The water stats were spot on, c02 levels fine (goes off with lights anyway) & cherry shrimp, Corys, ottos & 4 remaining amano shrimp absouletly fine. Also Corys laid eggs that night on the glass and plants. 3 Amano shrimp physically got...
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    180L too much weight for upstairs?

    Cheers guys!! I'm going for the 180L and will pick up this weekend :)
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    180L too much weight for upstairs?

    No sadly wooden floor boards (otherwise my dream 300L)!! :D :D
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    180L too much weight for upstairs?

    Thanks guys!! Very helpful!! Good tip on the board on the floor! :)
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    A Shady Glen - The Recovery - Photographs

    Looks great!! A brilliant scape!!!
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    180L too much weight for upstairs?

    Hi, :D I live in a flat and currently have a 155L. Would increasing to a 180L be too much weight for the floor boards? I've been offered a Juwel Rio 180 which is 101cm long from a friend who doesn't want it anymore. Many thanks, Russ
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    Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' THE BIG STRIP

    Re: Saintly's 120cm' Fraggle rock' Great video! It looks really good!! :D
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    Pump for waterchanges

    THanks for the tips guys!! I have an old ehiem aquaball. I'll this a go :)
  95. russchilds

    Pump for waterchanges

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a cheap pump for water changes? Its for a 80L aquarium. I want to return the water slowly so as not to ruin my carpet plants. Many thanks!! Russ :D
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    My You Tube Channel

    I love the Sky TV video - brilliant!! :D
  97. russchilds

    Superglue Moss

    THanks!!! Very helpful - I'll try and get some cyanoacrylate gel this weekend :D
  98. russchilds

    Superglue Moss

    Hi, I have a Juwel Stone backround. I want to have Moss growing out of some of the rockwork. Can I just superglue moss? If so whats the best way? Also what Moss would be best? Many thanks!! Russ :D
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    "Fifty Shades of Green" - (1600 Litre Sanjarami)

    Looks great - love it! :)
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