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  1. AdAndrews

    What/who are you listening too?

    i really like vampire weekend too :D about as loud as i go really :lol:
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    What/who are you listening too?

    Ive just got the new "the drums" cd, i recommend it, superb :thumbup:
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    Ogbourne St Andrew

    Beautiful, great shot mate!
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    Small luminares

    I did notice this the other day, if it is any use to you im not sure: http://www.cockfields.co.uk/betta_45cm_ ... -6054.html
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    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonsers 420L "Triassic Hollow" - Day6 Looks amazing. How do you find maintenance on a tank like this, only being able to access it from behind? Becuase I really like the idea of a tank in a wall - so to speak. Thanks Adam
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    t8-t6's

    Awesome guys. That explains alot, Clive. thanks for your help. :thumbup:
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    t8-t6's

    Does changing the bulbs over from a t8 unit to t6's have any actual effect to plants, apaprently, t6's are 40% brighter, but i have just read that as the surface area of the t6 is smaller than t8, the light is simply more concentrated when looking at it, however, because no more watts are being...
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    Tonys 'Triassic Hollow' 420L - Now FOR SALE !

    Re: Tonsers 420L "Triassic Hollow" That is simply superb, Im loving seeing great scapers like yourself come up with this stuff, such an inspiration! Adam
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    When to prune lilaeopsis brasiliensis?

    I have it, its growing incredibly slowly, but still healthy, i just prune it when i see fit really, take it right back down to the substrate as cut leaves wont continue to grow. The tank i have it in is: 35l, 3x8w t5, 2ml tpn+, 2ml easycarbo(both daily). and waterchanges weekly. I have...
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    Boraras Brigittae

    I did have 11, they were wierdly sensitive and died off quickly, but, also, get a sponge to cover your intake, they really are tiny little fish! I would say any number up to 20 should look good. :thumbup:
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    Betta mini cube

    I love the idea of these, but, after having a baby biorb(yes, i know :crazy: ) im never going acrylic again, the amount of scratches was just silly, and i'm really careful! Adam
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    Im gonna have to pull out peeps too, ive had bad algae issues and neglected my nano due to revision, coursework etc. maybe next year eh!? thanks, Adam
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    Fec's 60cm opti-white "ROOTS"

    Wow, this is amazing, the hardscape is sublime, well done :thumbup:
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    Scapetips needed

    It looks great, what we would call a Dutch style scape(i believe). You have some great colours and textures together, im afraid i cant make suggestions to improve, im simply not that skilled. Adam
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    Using Decorative Sand only

    It is possible to have a planted tank-even high tech, with an inert, no nutrient enriched substrate. Although this places all the emphasis on dosing into the water column, I believe it to give scope for mistakes and if nutrient levels drop and if plants suddenly need more, they can suck them up...
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    Cleaning glassware

    Bleach works well, squeeze a little on or soak it in a 50/50 bleach water solution, when its clean, remove. Remember to rinse heavily after, and also i know some people rinse it in dechlorinator after too. Adam
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    Short photo period midday burst?

    I can never understand why people want to do this(no offence) to me, it just makes sence that the sudden change in light will not be matched by the increment in nutrients and co2, which may result in algae, just my 2pence, Adam
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    238l rescape, UPDATED 21st Oct

    Re: 238l rescape PICS ADDED NOW! Wow, this looks stunning! I wish i had a large tank to scape!
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    Nano low tech dosing?

    Ok thankyou :thumbup:
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    Now Can I Keep Shrimp?

    I have cherrys with my mountain minnows, I have reason to believe a vast ammount of the babies get eaten but aslong as the tank is heavily planted and there are plenty of low hiding spaces you should have success.
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    Nano low tech dosing?

    Hi guys, i have the following set up now: 35litre tank 2x8w t5=16w/8(gallons) its 2wpg, which on a nano i belive would be classed as low tech, oliver knotts nature soil, what should i be dosing on this, i plan to do water changes very very little, so dose wise i was thinking of just putting...
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    link up 2 hoses to 1 inlet??

    thats awesome LD :thumbup: thanks for your help, i am very grateful. Adam
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    link up 2 hoses to 1 inlet??

    Cheers LD, it would be easier just to get a higher turnover filter but i just cant keep on spending money you see :?
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    link up 2 hoses to 1 inlet??

    or what if i put the pump on the inlet hose of the filter? would that work :crazy:
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    link up 2 hoses to 1 inlet??

    Hi, just a quick question really, for my nano i added an extra pump so atm i have 2 lots of lily pipes in the tank, i want to reduce this to just 1 lot(intake and outlet). I have found some hose pipe 3 way connectors(12.7mm) on ebay, although i am aware this may reduce the flow even more, would...
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    ludwigia repens rubin i believe
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Cheers George :thumbup:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l I think this bad boy is due an update- Ive been kindly given some hairgrass, hydrocoytle and e.tennellus, and added Ludwigia Rubin Repens since. However, my P.helferi carpet didnt last, and got uprooted bit by bit :evil: Maybe due to the low light.. Comments...
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    Discussion: Are we obsessed with circulation and flow?

    I certainly am obsessed with flow, unless I can see the plants swaying to what I think is enough I will increase. Although I started my 60l with the stock 300lph(approx) internal filter for flow, I have soon added a koralia nano(900lph), the more flow the better-to a certain extent :roll: The...
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    Mattyc's 160L opti-white ''tranquil hills''(update 19-05-10)

    Re: Mattyc's 160L opti-white Looking forward to this one, TGM blue stone is lovely stuff. Adam
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    Overstocked

    Personally i dont think so, but it all depends on your filtration system, water change regieme. Adam
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    ada wannabe stand

    Looks amazing, just wish i was as good at DIY as you obviously are, the light mounted inside is a nice feature also. Adam
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    Trigon 190 corner

    Re: Hello welcome to the forum mate, your tank looks great, loving the crypts especially!
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    Departing.

    Sad to hear Luke, im sure it wont be long til im forced to stop from lack of money and goin to university :cry:
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    Discussion: What's your favourite part of the hobby and why?

    Re: Discussion: What's your favourite part of the hobby and Apart from the overall beauty of a nicely planted tank I enjoy the fact that it never stays the same, watching a tank adapt into a mature display, and having a little bit of my own mother nature to tend to is great.
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    Neolamprologus multifasciatus

    but, just to add to what Darrel said, dont keep multies and similis' together, i accidently purchased 2 similis for my multi tank(thinking they were multies, believe me, its an easy mistake) the similis ruled, so i had to get rid of them.
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    Neolamprologus multifasciatus

    no probs mate, they are nearly impossible to sex, you will be a very lucky person to come back with that ratio.. id go with a group of 6 and then eventually you will have a pair formed. the rest can be removed if needed, although multies are colonial so it shouldnt be too much of a problem.
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l thanks, its just started to take off really, doesnt look much different from when i planted :lol:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l ok guys, saintly, im using easycarbo atm, 2ml daily. doesnt this count as my co2? thankyou Adam
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l can anybody help?
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    Neolamprologus multifasciatus

    if you are coming anywhere near me anytime soon i can sell you mine, im having to cut down tanks due to electricity and attempting to keep marines. they are great little fish, i have 3 but they havnt bred yet...
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    Crackin list! Im just screaming at my hemianthus.. grow damn you!!!
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    Low Light, Low CO2 Nano plants?

    crypts are an excellent species for the lower tech tank. I wouldnt say mosses though, personally, mine dont take off unless lighting is good.
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    Over head lighting/luminaire

    i remember you saying, "this ones too big for my nano, its 45cm" or something to that effect
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    Over head lighting/luminaire

    sorry, cant find anything, all i know is its 18w(presumably 2x) not much help i know :lol: Adam
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    Over head lighting/luminaire

    I think aqua one did a luminaire for 18's, i struggled to source one, but, they occasionally pop up on ebay, LD linked one a couple months back i think. I'll try and get you more info if you want..
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    corys

    i havnt got them yet, i did think about going this weekend but im having second thoughts seen as how filthy my filter is with the current stocking.
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    UKAPS Pico Contest - Results!

    congrats all!
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l unsure what to do with this now..? :thumbdown: ive done a real hard prune back of my java fern to try and get rid of the algae infested leaves, but, its still there, ive got some kind off fuzz algae, staghorn, and green spot, what do i do? im currently: 2ml tpn+...
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    Jelly?

    lol, well, as it goes, i try and save every little pond snail nowadays, they make great food for my puffer. :thumbup:
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    Jelly?

    thanks guys. Paul, it had no white spots. Adam. :thumbup:
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    Jelly?

    2 pots of HC came today that i ordered from AE, I noticed it had some clear jelly type stuff on the rockwool, im just curious of what this is? fertilisation? thnks.
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    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 120cm latest scape Very nice wood, and a crackin mound :D do you always do it like this, create a rock mound and then add the wood, i had never thought of doing it.
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    Steve's Opti-white Nano - Ikita Kaseki

    Re: Steve's Opti-white Nano (Now with water!) looks awesome Steve :thumbup: very crisp. :D
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    24l/5g Nano

    looks great!, after using a fairly tall tank(compared to the width) im very tempted to have a go with these longer and shallower type tanks. Adam
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    ADA vs Oliver vs Columbo vs Red sea ??

    Re: ADA vs Oliver Knott I have used nature soil, my only niggle with it that its really light so goes everywhere and is sometimes hard to hold down plants, i would go for the columbo stuff from the planted box.
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    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    The colours are amazing :thumbup:
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    113em Cigarrettes Sans Dormir

    brilliant scape, well done,
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    Post up your pictures :)

    nah, Luke, they leave him alone, although i find that the apple snails do not survive for a vast ammount of time, this could be linked to high ph, or maybe just the lack of leftover food. @Tom- thanks, i did loads and loads of research before getting him, its like one big project, ive gotta...
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    Post up your pictures :)

    I have 4 :D 40cm planted 60cm planted 80cm green spotted puffer(tetraodon nigroviridis) currently brackish, turning into marine. puffer(v hard to get a good pic) 45cm shelldweller tank(neolamprologus multifasciatus)
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    Running bio filter at different speed at night?

    If you were using the filter to a descent capacity then doing that at night would reduce the ammount of bacteria in the filter, which could cause ammonia spikes-one thing you definatley dont want in a standard fish tank, let alone a fully planted one where it could cause algae issues.
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    As long as i can achieve a HC carpet for my nano in that time, im in: George Farmer Nick16 Tonser Samc Stuworrall SteveUK aaronnorth Krish's Bettas Jase luke James Marshall Gill AdAndrews
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l cheers Steve :thumbup:
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l ok, so shall i just go back to the 2ml tpn+ and 2ml easycarbo daily? do you know if spot dosing easycarbo will kill the algae?
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    Ad's Low tech-ish 54l-Updated!

    Re: Ad's Low tech-ish 54l Growth has been slow, but steady from this, up until about a week ago when i first noticed signs of algae, im getting some small thread or fuzz on my java fern narrow :thumbdown: its rough to touch, and looks to be a greyish colour.. however it has increased masively...
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    corys

    ok, cheers :thumbup:
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    corys

    whats size tank do you have them in mate?
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    Amano goes Walkabout

    the exact same thing happens with my nerite snails :crazy:
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    Clean Up Crew

    in my 35litre i have: 1x otto 1x nerite snail about 20 cherry shrimp the otto tends to keep the leaves of the plants clean whereas the snail tends to clean the glass and hardscape. :thumbup: edit: to add to what Sam said about the shrimp, mine are breeding, although the babies are being...
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    should i mix my own ferts?

    here http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/allinone.htm and then the best one to use is method 3: DIY TPN+ (3) 48g Potassium Nitrate 2.2g Potassium Phosphate (monobasic) 17g Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate (Epsom Salts) 0.5g E300 Ascorbic Acid 0.2g E202 Potassium Sorbate 5g EDTA Chelated Trace...
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    should i mix my own ferts?

    I made my own, following JamesC's guide, i'll find a link..
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    Vallis and Easy Carbo

    I have found that vallis will melt and then the new growth should give some resistance to it, ive added vallisneria spiralis to my 60l which recieves 2ml of easycarbo daily, a few leaves are melting, but others flourishing.
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    Back to Nature

    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂) Stunning Paulus! Its so ADA, cant wait for it to be fully grown, great job :thumbup:
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    New Featured Aquascape....

    crackin :) its a great scape, just clicked the link for your featured scape aswell, Dan, very nice :thumbup:
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    corys

    ok thankyou, Adam
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    corys

    ok, i'll look into the other species, i already have a pair of bolivian rams in the tank, so im not trying to make it in proportion really, thanks guys
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    corys

    oh, no, sorry mate, i should have mentioned, i have already researched the fish, they will be fine in a shoal of about 6, theres plenty of space, i was just wondering if they will dig the plants up. thanks anyway :thumbup:
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    corys

    Hi all, I want to get a shoal of corys for my 60litre, but, do then rip up the plants? the majority of the plants *should* be fairly stable as the tank has been going for a good few weeks, its corydoras trilineatus i was looking at... thanks Adam
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    Nano sized wood?

    Saintly or JamesM, or via the planted box website.
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    diy co2 with ceramic diffuser?

    thanks guys, thats all i needed to know. :thumbup:
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    Who's entering the IAPLC 2010 (ADA contest)?

    I have thought about entering, its no loss to me if i do badly, so i cant loose either way, need to get my hc carpeted first though.
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    diy co2 with ceramic diffuser?

    thanks guys!
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    diy co2 with ceramic diffuser?

    Will diy co2 kit work with a glass ceramic diffuser like the rhinox 1000? thanks
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    Steve's "Spring Tree" - Planning

    cheers mate.
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    Steve's "Spring Tree" - Planning

    Nice Kit, Steve! Ifs theres ever motivation its that stuff :D What luminaire is it? Adam.
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    George's 80cm set-up - lighting and filter options

    Ive never been a fan of Fancys in the past, seeing them as overly modified, so i am looking forward to the end product to see if it can swing me. :thumbup:
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    Rotala rotundifolia

    Im growing it in my rekord 60, Jack. ive got the 1xt6, im loving everything about the 60cm, growth is real slow, but every plant is super healthy. Im dosing 3ml TPN+ and 2ml easycarbo daily, i will experiment with cutting out the tpn+ dosing, doing only macro's and see what works in the comming...
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    Glassware

    I use that for water changes on my 125litre, spreads the flow out, stops me dislodging the substrate so much in one place.
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    Crystal Palace

    Wow, thats alot of depth, looking forward to see how this turns out :thumbup:
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    yea, they shoal to some extent, but, not "neatly" Although, in a big tank im sure a group of 30 would look ace.
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    nah, they are not even the long finned variety, i managed to catch one flaring at another, they are constantly doing it, chasing each other around all day, one of my females is so fat, i think she may be ready to drop her eggs, which would be nice. Adam
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long - MANZ GOT WOOD :lol: Damn it Nature Soil! After working with a fairly tall tank with the arc (compared to its length) I am very tempted to go with this type of set-up, it gives a different dimension. good luck with it, :thumbup:
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    I agree, it is good stuff, plants seem to thrive, but, maybe look at the alternative substrate from the guys at the planted box, theirs is cheaper too :thumbup: I keep my WCMM's at 24-25c this brings out their colours, when you see them in the lfs they are whitish looking, very plain and often...
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    Nicks 4x2x2

    Nick, you cant tell with test kits, they are useless IME.
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    Jase's 28l Long/Shallow - "Attrition"

    Re: Jase's 28l Long - MANZ GOT WOOD Thats awesome, be nice when it all grows, get everything flowing in one direction, a bit like a river :thumbup:
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    :lol: I am going to fill the sand in soon, just didnt want to do it before planting the HC, as the Nature Soil is sooo light, thanks :thumbup:
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    Yea, i thought about them breeding as the lot i had before(year ago) bred, but, none of the fry survived after a month, i wondered if they layed eggs in this tank, would the shrimp eat them?
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    Nicks 4x2x2

    Very nice, I use those Led's for by cabinet too, scared me to death the other night as it fell off and made a big bang :cry:
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    Adam's 40cm Nano

    Ive swapped the moss carpet for some HC, which Nelson kindly donated-thanks Neil! Im too embarresed to get a FTS atm, but, heres a couple of pics... It shouldnt take the hc long to carpet, ive planted it fairly compact, and it was previously in a submerged set-up, which helps. The sand...
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    where to buy plants now?

    yes and yes to your questions, Aqua essentials are the best online company ive used :thumbup:
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