• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up

Search results for query: *

  1. A

    'scaping a slim tank - path?

    if you have a sand foreground, dont run it the full length of the tank as this will make it look wider rateer than creating depth, so have a foreground plant taking up about 2/3rds of the distance.
  2. A

    'scaping a slim tank - path?

    What hardscape are you planning on using? When planting (or positioning hardscape) dont plant in lines, make sure you have some overlap between the different "grounds"
  3. A

    I am fasinated with raised scapes

    First off, take note of the depth. The deeper the tank the better chance you have of proucing a good scape. Most say it is just as important to have the same depth as it is heigth of the tank. Also, you need lots of substrate, and gradually slope it up to the back. Dont be afraid of going to...
  4. A

    A different Iwagumi - now with video

    Re: A different Iwagumi! "Stones collected from Cornwall. "
  5. A

    A different Iwagumi - now with video

    Re: A different Iwagumi! My favourite up to yet :thumbup:
  6. A

    how i miss "miracle mire"

    it was a great tank, i miss my 60litre too. After i have finished this one, i am thinking about getting a couple of 60litres. Much cheaper and easier.
  7. A

    IAPLC 2009 video

    and of course yours :thumbup: there is also Radek's. Thanks.
  8. A

    FOF Iwagumi Challenge - POLL

    His name is Felipe Oliveira :lol: The scape is called Pinheiro Manso
  9. A

    FOF Iwagumi Challenge - POLL

    I chose number 2 it is the most natural looking and the rocks look a though they have been sunken naturally into the substrate. #1 the far right rock distracts from the main stone. #3 the substrate is too high at the front #4 would be better f the 2 main rocks werent the same height, Thanks...
  10. A

    Need some suggestions

    it will grow vertically, as it tries to get the most light.
  11. A

    Juwel structured backgrounds

    if it is a planted tank then most people would advise against them as they tend to disrupt flow and algae grows on them quite often, to fix, the best way is to buy some silicone so that no gaps are available for the fish to get stuck behind.
  12. A

    using large rocks in nanos

    trying to find a rock big enough would become a problem, Mark gave it a valiant effort in "prairy lands", they were some of the biggest rocks i have seen used. Also, larger tanks are longer, rather than nano's which are typically square, so the ratio scaled up wouldnt work aswell either...
  13. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    ahh, i am sure it would of done much better as it is now :thumbup:
  14. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    Thankyou, :oops: when you put it like that James it does sound good :lol: :D :thumbup: EDIT: Which tank did you enter James?
  15. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    yep i am pleased with my result, here is what i posted on the other thread: 685 out of 1342! I am very pleased with that! and quite shocked too, looking at past entries from the people on UKAPS they were getting in the 600's too :roll: The judging can be dodgy though, as pointed out above with...
  16. A

    manzita wood

    Aquatic Plant Central, here is the thread where i heard about it http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4480
  17. A

    manzita wood

    i did contact them, but it was ages ago and i cannot remember the costs, i went to a guy on APC though as he emailed pictures of what he was selling :) I think his name was "fishandturtlejunkie"
  18. A

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    I am going to remove my name from the list as i have managed to utilise another pice of wood! Sorry for any confusion Aaron. SuperColey1 (post) Piemonster (post) MasterMoriarty Garuf (post) xweeqtx (post) Rawr (post) hunter001 StuWorrall lincsflier afroturf (post) SteveUK (collect from Dan if...
  19. A

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    it depends on the size of the wood obviously, larger pieces which are a few feet in length took 2 weeks to sink.
  20. A

    ASE 2009 Results

    thats what i was thinking, 1st place photography is awesome! I come 44th out of 86 - not bad considering it wasnt finished. I got pulled up on everything as expected. Dodgy background, no slope of the substrate, and the HM not filling out. I'm pleased :D
  21. A

    help with hardscape

    oh yes :wink: that is looking much better now, you need fine leaved plants, so HC, hairgrass, Pogostemon helferi, E.Tennelus, didpiplis diandra - rotala wallichi for some red in there - try something different ;)
  22. A

    help with hardscape

    That rock positioning is pretty sweet. It looks as though they have been sunken into the ground for years which is good.I think you just need to sort out that crack like Steve says as it is distracting away from the main stone
  23. A

    Rock Formations in Nature - Post your pics

    the best photography i have seen ever on this thread!! I tried to get one going a few months back, but it never took off, it would be nice to get these 2 topics merged so hopefully it will continue building up a collection of images? viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4058
  24. A

    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    Hi, could i be added to the list please, if there is any small pieces on the next shipment then i need some. One of mine has developed a crack down the centre!! :?
  25. A

    Super Shallow Tanks

    i havent seen any short tanks, except one, but that had a piece of bogwood with a fern attached to it :lol: There is also wabi-kusi (spelling) which look good I suppose it is just like a standard nano, except you have more length, perhaps an iwagumi wouldsuit this tank best, but it would also...
  26. A

    AGA Aquascaping Contest 2009

    i cant remeber if i entered this :? how long has the form been up there??
  27. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    and i have just provided a link to that thread too :oops: :lol: thanks Dan!
  28. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    cool, is he a member of this forum? I cant remeber the discussions we had last year, it doesnt seem like 2minutes either!
  29. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    the judging is strange at times, English summer came close to 900 :shock: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3344
  30. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    aye, he did well last year... i never got to see his tank though :( http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/AD ... index.html
  31. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    lol, anyone know the entry numbers last year?
  32. A

    Aquascape help please

    Manzanita or redmoor would be ideal. The reason i went for manzanita over redmoor was because of the price. I could of got 2, maybe 3 pices of redmoor for all the wood i recieved from the guy on APC! Tom Barr is sending some over so you might get a bit of that for even cheaper :wink:
  33. A

    'Scape in 60 minutes

    i wasnt too sure on the wood shape at first but you have done a good job with it :)
  34. A

    New challenges...

    i thought you had some Tangs on your Flcikr but then i thought, nah, it must be a look alike tropical lol. cant wait :D
  35. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    when you are zoomed out that is classed as "wide-angle" on a compact. When you are zoomed in it becomes "tele-photo" I am sure you dont have to be that far back, even a camera-phone doesnt need that much space! :lol:
  36. A

    Who's entering ADA IAPLC 2009?

    I am entering, purely to up the numbers of UK entries & to recieve some feeedback. I am not bothered about the placing, or if they disqualify me for postings pics on here, i wont let it ruin my hobb, or anyone else's enjoyment. I am also entering AGA, and the other one which was posted on here a...
  37. A

    Trying wood together

    zip ties, cable ties, tie wraps.... same difference :P :wink:
  38. A

    my 55gal scape, im stuck for ideas

    cyperus helferi, vallisneria, cryptocoryne balansae,
  39. A

    my 55gal scape, im stuck for ideas

    He has tropica underneath ;) Welcome Tom, :D I would go for echinodorous, crypts, ferns and anubias as they tick all your requirements "varying leaf sizes, preferably light green - green in colour" George is pretty good at these types of scapes ;) viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5228 and also Mark has...
  40. A

    Here is the proof...

    yes, i cant believe it is that time already! Hope you get it sorted, although spiyoyra has to be one of the worst algaes IMO. I go trid of mine with constant removal, and spot dosing, too about 2weeks though :| The problem is that it grows so fast :evil:
  41. A

    60cm - Espei's Escape (preview)

    nice lawn :D
  42. A

    60cm makes a comeback

    i thought it was a journal :roll: lol sorry to hear your woe's
  43. A

    website - different aquascapes

    http://www.aquatic-plants-studio.com/index.html something i found from aquatic eden I love his tanks
  44. A

    Bones

    in your size tank you could create an amazing scape with them, they look like an idea size. I can imagine it now...
  45. A

    New challenges...

    a paludarium would be great, they need to take off more too. Looking forward to it George, and i have enjoyed the series.
  46. A

    60cm makes a comeback

    it was looking great too :(
  47. A

    Here is the proof...

    i always look at the pics first before i read and i was about say why cant i take shots like that lol. I see nothing wrong with it :roll:
  48. A

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

    Hi George, how many Botia Striata did you have in this tank? Thanks.
  49. A

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

    I cant see any? ON the 2nd & 3rd I can see a bit of blackening on the leaves, similar to early stages of crypt melt but no algae?
  50. A

    New tank - 4ft

    wow, pretty clever. I always thought they were protective over their young like most other cichlids. What other fish/ invertabretes do you have with them?
  51. A

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

    Shame to tear it down, it is nice once the plants start to mingle and look natural. Are you still going to be doing a 180cm Dicus setup - if i remeber rightly?
  52. A

    New tank - 4ft

    lots of Microsorum, anubias, crypts and mosses. And also i might have a few of the bushier stems like mayaca fluvitialis
  53. A

    New tank - 4ft

    i will when i start a journal/ get most of the stuff :wink:
  54. A

    New tank - 4ft

    getting quite a bit of stuff for this tank now :wink: :D I already have CO2, filter, powerhead, external heater, and i am just getting some wood and a luminaire for it. :D Cant wait, only tank & stand left lol and i have me basics :P
  55. A

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

    Re: 120cm, 370 litre preview those pictures are excellent, the deatial is amazing.
  56. A

    Is this wood safe?

    Yes it is eldar, :lol: at least they wouldnt be constipated lol
  57. A

    Is this wood safe?

    It is been there a week, only a few of the thinner branches are dead & dry, but like i say, i dont think it would of been any good anyway. thanks.
  58. A

    Is this wood safe?

    Thats my worries too, i think the sponge will rot - i have just remebered about the manzanita driftwood, i will get some of that instead. Thanks.
  59. A

    Is this wood safe?

    Hi all, we've just trimmed a massive tree/ bush in the back garden but i am unsure if it would be safe to use in an aquarium. When i snapped some smaller branches of the inside was softwood, but on some thicker, older branches it was hard with just a small amount of softwood inside. Hopefully...
  60. A

    120cm - The Crypt Eternal (preview)

    Re: 120cm, 370 litre preview i got my PFK today, and your tank looks AWESOME even though it was just planted. It should do very well in any contest IMO. Great scape. :D
  61. A

    Manzanita Driftwood

    a wood store would be excellent :D
  62. A

    lime stone

    I had limestone in my tank, but then i switched to borneowild driftwood and i noticed no difference in the colour of my DC nor the amount of pearling that was occuring. Kh dropped from 12dkh to 8dkh although that is probably not enough to determine any results from it :roll:
  63. A

    Caught the bug, my second tank

    Your HC has carpeted well, mine tends to grow upwards! The new scape is lookng better already, if i may give my critique it is that all the large stones are in line with each other, try to move a couple forward/ backward.
  64. A

    Bornea Driftwood not sinking!!!!!!!!

    strange, i ordered 5 pieces of XS and one floated too!! I put a stone on to of it and it sunk after 1 hour (maybe earlier) but it doesnt take long
  65. A

    New tank - 4ft

    This tank could be months away yet! I have to get rid of my others first and get saving some money ;) If you still have some i might be interested though :)
  66. A

    New tank - 4ft

    After thinking about it i have gone off the idea of iwagumi... :roll: I will be doing a jungle style (probably) because i am wanting angels, some corydoras sp and perhaps a few botia striata (all of which i have been wanting for keep for a long time) and these clearly wont suit the scape, i...
  67. A

    New tank - 4ft

    Thanks, i have also decided on the 2 x 54w T5 - i prefer to have the higher lighting incase i change it, nothing i cant handle :wink:
  68. A

    iwagumi style, cruel to fish?

    i think they would prefer it over a tank with a few rocks and the occasional java fern which most peoples tanks are like!
  69. A

    New tank - 4ft

    ha ha, the measurments are just standard for a 240l tank, they may change slightly but there is no specific brand yet. I have PM'ed Aquariums LTD but waiting for a reply. I managed to stick to my plan in my 60l....for 3 months :roll:
  70. A

    New tank - 4ft

    Thanks for the replys, have you ever grown HC under that lighting Dave? if anyone else as anything to add it would be great. Also how do you trim echinodorous tennelus? Can you just cut through the leaf or do you have to remove the whole leaf? Thanks.
  71. A

    New tank - 4ft

    I have convinced my mum to let me have a 120cm/ 240l tank in exchange for my 180l & 60l :mrgreen: I am going to keep this a simple scape so it doesnt cause me to many problems first time round such as flow & CO2 diffusion etc so i though an iwagumi would be perfect :) Although there may be the...
  72. A

    New to aquascaping - I need a plan!

    Welcome to UKAPS :) Take a look at the pinned threads as the top of this aquascaping section - "aquascaping basics part 1, 2 & 3" and also look through some other members tanks although it seems as though you have done. More inspiration can be found here also viewtopic.php?f=49&t=246...
  73. A

    large amount of slate

    some people also put a plastic crate on the bottom like these: http://www.plastic2go.com.au/images/c2g6424u_grey.jpg Just cut it and stand the rock on top of it.
  74. A

    Where in a scape is c. helfri best suited?

    It depends on the scape/ layout, on Saintly's first scape (300l iwagumi) he had it aacroos the whole length and it looked fine, whereas if you were having a triangular scape then having it in the corbers would be best.
  75. A

    Inspirational nature photography

    That last pic is great Graeme, even if this thread doesnt help anyone to 'scape their tank it is sure, a real eye opener :D
  76. A

    Inspirational nature photography

    I thought i would start a thread where you can post pictures of anything that would give idea's to other members, or yourself, so hopefully we can put together a large thread where you can look through to get ideas for your next scape, here is a picture as an example:
  77. A

    Critique needed please!

    i agree with Gareth partly - you could have all the stones facing the same way and leave the wood to create tension, or have the wood facing the same way and leave that left rock in its position - one or the other, not both. My thoughts...
  78. A

    Tank at the moment. Need a plan.

    I think you have the makings of a nice isalnd scape there if you remove some of the foreground plant from the left.
  79. A

    help with plan

    I dont think you need any more plants for the white areas, just as long as you choose the height of the crypts accordingly. You dont want to clutter up your foreground to much.
  80. A

    Tank at the moment. Need a plan.

    That would be great, :) adding some crypts to the midground might work well too
  81. A

    Tank at the moment. Need a plan.

    i think thinning out/ tidying up the vallis will help. It makes the tank look messy and the wood stand out to much.
  82. A

    Help with aquascape...

    Here is the first part of the rescape, i have moved the rocks, and the HC is positioned different - although there is too much there and i dont want to throw it incase i need it! Hi Dave, thanks for the input, As you can see i have moved the HC which will hopefully make a big difference...
  83. A

    help with plan

    I didnt think it was, but it was easier to explain in my last post lol. Glosso might be better as it is a larger tank, so having the larger leaves will be ok, you couls have the E. parvulas behind the P.Helferi, and have little strands randomly growing in between the PH & glosso?
  84. A

    help with plan

    symetrical was the wrong word, If you look at the tank plan, you have lines - a line of glosso, a line of p.helferi, a line of crypts and it continues to go on in lines if you get me, you will end up with the plants dividing into these lines once it is setup although It is quite hard to follow...
  85. A

    help with plan

    for the white strip at the behind the wood, i would have a stem plant, something like rotala sp. I dont know if you have drawn the plan to keep it simple, but you do not want it so symetrical, e.g. miss the blyxa out on the left hand side, you will then have 2 different islands.
  86. A

    Shakkie......a blast from my past.

    I love this scape, very elegant - interestin shot with the magnifying glass too :D
  87. A

    Help with aquascape...

    Thanks for all the detailed answers guys :D , i certainley have a lot to think about. Last night i trimmed the HM some more, and i spread it the hole length of the tank (just at the back) Firstly i will have a mess around with the stones, probably switching the middle and the left one around...
  88. A

    Help with aquascape...

    The rocks in my scape are a major weakpoint due to their positioning, and repositioning them isnt really an option, i was thinking about replacing them with staurogyne sp, or some specie of crypt? Any ideas on what i could do/ what plants to use etc? Thanks, Aaron Here is the latest picture i...
  89. A

    How to scape a room divider?

    I agree,a few of TGM's tanks are viewable from all anngles. http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/gallery.html viewtopic.php?f=47&t=3134
  90. A

    A little help for my first 'proper' aquascape

    neat idea with the plant layout, i think some hairgrass (eleocharis vivipara) would look nice as a background plant.
  91. A

    60cm makes a comeback

    :lol: Cant wait to see this progress :) going by the depth of the sand i presume you are just planting the middle?
  92. A

    amano at his best.

    Thanks for sharing, some amazing scapes that i havent seen before. :D
  93. A

    New scape in the works.

    already taken :wink: I love the example you have given, dont know whether you were going to or not but you could attach some emerged moss on the wood to make it slightly more original? Or is this scape more or less out the window?
  94. A

    Here is the proof...

    truly amazing, looks smashing, well done :D
  95. A

    Here is the proof...

    beautiful tank, i like your scapes. :)
  96. A

    (video) A Visit to the ADA Nature Aquarium Gallery

    http://www.aquatic-eden.com/ shows a few of the tanks at the NA gallery. shame about quality.
  97. A

    What can I do with this?

    you have some nice wood there, it needs bringing out more though, have it so you can see it more, then atach some moss to it, a carpeting plant would also look good. and trimt he hairgrass or spread it out a bit more, have that surroundin the base of the wood along with the cyrpts.
  98. A

    Mountainscape V2

    the 1st pic with the flasheads makes the scape look even more impressive, :D
  99. A

    Mountainscape V2

    whats the difference? just that the top & bottom is cut off :?:
Back
Top