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    Suggestions for very fine roots/branches . . .

    This sort of thing...
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    Takashi Amano

    A while back - may even be a few years - there were some pictures on here of some amazing Takashi scapes. The thing is, the scapes were actually done in thimble sized glass tubs but on first view you thought they were full sized aquariums. Anyhow, I have lost all the pics and links, does...
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    Hello from the Netherlands!

    Hiya I was on a Dutch forum a few days ago - but now I can't find it. I did find this one when I was looking for it though - http://aquascaping-forum.nl/
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    Dark Fissidens Mountains

    Yes that's what I meant. Right, I'm off to get some wood! Thanks
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    Dark Fissidens Mountains

    Another thing. I plan on giving this a bash, do you thing one could grow carpet plants emerged at the same time as the moss venture?
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    Dark Fissidens Mountains

    That's brilliant. Thanks
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    RO water

    Low PH and not chemically induced?
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    Dark Fissidens Mountains

    I think that's amazing. I have some questions for those ITK Could this work without CO2? How did you attached the moss? For the dry start you just had wet substrate and that kept everything moist? What the hell is the yoghurt for?
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    RO water

    Thanks for the reply, interesting about the RO as I assumed it would help the plants - even if 50% RO
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    RO water

    Hi Just wondered what the opinion was with using RO water for a new set up (and do the buffers work without introducing CO2 - as I wasn't planning on using CO2 Thanks
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    Very hard glass algae

    Thanks. Complete fertiliser eh? Any recommendations.
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    Very hard glass algae

    My daughter has a standard non CO2 aquarium and is plagued with algae. I'm going to increase her filtration and take it upon myself to pop round and do regular water changes but can anyone advise if these things will actually help to any degree...
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    Budget starter packs

    Blimey. These things can't last more than a week then?
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    Budget starter packs

    Yes I know these are probably frowned upon but any advice appreciated on those small sub £30 packs? Was thinking of getting one for my daughters 100l aquarium and was going to go for the TMC Aquagro listed here https://www.seapets.co.uk/searchresults?keyword=co2 Any good? I appreciate it...
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    removing thread algae from bogwood

    Thanks again to you both. The bogwood has been removed and is now dry so I guess I'll put some of the stuff in a plant mister, spray it, leave it for a while and then rinse overnight.
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    removing thread algae from bogwood

    Excellent thanks. H202 is just Hydrogen Peroxide right? Where would one buy this stuff? Thanks
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    Topping cat litter

    I am setting up a new tank for my Daughter and I was also going to use cat litter. Does cat litter always need topping off and if so is there anything better than gravel? Finally, how many cm of cat litter should I use? Thanks
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    removing thread algae from bogwood

    Hi chaps Advice welcome Have been told to dunk bogwood in 10% bleach solution but am a bit nervous about this. If the info is correct how long should I soak it and how long to then keep it in fresh water before putting back in aquarium. Thanks
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    Substrate for best results in non Co2 tank

    I like the sound of cat litter, not so much because it's cheap but because it is a bit quirky. What is NPK?
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    Substrate for best results in non Co2 tank

    Hi chaps Been reading the posts on substrates and have got myself in more of a spin. Changing from gravel to a substrate more ideal for plant growth and need advice. For ease of use had decided on Caribsea but was put off it by a couple of people so wanted to gauge opinions on here as I only...
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    Acrylic tank

    Hi there I am about to have an acrylic made 113 x 48 x 70. The guy who will be making it has been doing it for over 20 years and he is going to make it in 12mm. There is likely to be a small rim so not sure how much that effects things. Maybe a good idea to get the guy I will be using to give...
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    Male or Female German Ram

    I think it's bisexual.
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    Lighting a 30" tall tank

    Well the LED system linked in my O/P is quite cheap but I am unsure if really suitable for plants, I appreciate what you are saying about the importance of getting the flow correct on the Co2 but the lighting represents the largest outlay so I need to make the correct purchase. I would have...
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    Cat litter

    Are we saying that cat litter is to be used in conjuction with say ADA Aquasoil or simply on its own?
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    Lighting a 30" tall tank

    Well the plan is to use a FE with a 2000 lph external. For the CO2 I was either going to introduce it via the filter inlet or alternatively blast it around via a seperate internal pump. Back to the lighting I think I would like to stay clear of halides if possible, are the LED lights a non...
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    Where to buy in Holland?

    Many thanks all
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    Where to buy in Holland?

    After (not much) consideration I have decided that I would rather travel from Ipswich to Holland rather than Wrexham for my initial plant purchases. Now I am sure Wrexham has its charm but I think Holland edges it and it is also nearer to Ipswich than Wrexham - and the Dutch speak better...
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    Bargain filter unit with UV

    Now I can't comment on the quality as I haven't bought it yet but whilst searching for filters I came across what looks like an absolute bargain. For the price I will give it a go and I just thought I would post this in case anyone might be interested http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquar ...
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    Lighting a 30" tall tank

    Hi all I like tall and wide aquariums, I am about to set up a 44" x 20" x 30" aquarium and I want my lighting to be sufficient for carpet plants. Originally I was going to buy this http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquar ... qi-48.html But would prefer to buy this...
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    If anyone is ever in Hong Kong.........

    You should consider it, maybe as a group of UKAPS members. The main downside with HK though is that beer prices are through the roof! You can also get return to Singapore from HK with Tiger Airlines for just over £120 inc luggage If you visit a fish farm in Singapore email them beforehand and...
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    why do my fish have long poo?

    most dried foods contain binders to keep them together when they submerge, lay off the food for 2 or 3 days then give them live food, preferably artemia - if difficult use frozen for a while.
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    no way. . . . could it be?

    I presume the fish is brown bread now? Personally I think it is disgusting. If the guy was really that stupid I think a name and shame could be in order.
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    If anyone is ever in Hong Kong.........

    In HK business types are clustered so shopping is easy. Jaffe Rd is full of bathrooms, Happy Valley area is full of lighting, Lockhart (part of it) is full of hooker bars etc etc God I miss the place!
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    If anyone is ever in Hong Kong.........

    No I haven't done any fishy visiting apart from the area previously mentioned. Next time I go I'll spend an extra day there. I have a good friend in HK that I know from when we were both in the industry in UK so I'll get him to take me around as he still dabbles in exporting a few fish to UK.
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    If anyone is ever in Hong Kong.........

    I'll have a look next time I go. One good turn deserves another - If you want a friendly pub without streams of tourists try The Junk Pub on Jaffe Rd. If you want a 24 hour pub with good atmosphere and not full of drunk Aussies try The Bridge on Lockhart. You may of course already know these
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    If anyone is ever in Hong Kong.........

    Hi all As a new member I am still finding new topics and last night I came across the "where to buy" section. Someone posted about where to go if you were visiting China or Hong Kong to which I offered a short reply but then thought it may be of interest on here as it is a busier part of the...
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    What to buy and where in China

    All I've seen in China is little pet shops with monster sized Gouramis in tiny tanks. In Hong Kong (Kowloon) they have a livestock market and Tung Choi Street has literally 100's of aquarium shops. Loads of everything and loads of plants.
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    EQJ Trading

    Hi there I was kindly recommended EQJ by a member and on first viewing the goods looked good and price fantastic - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/EQJ-Trading I was planning on buying from them but found some horror stories on the net relating to products and service. This is just one of them as an...
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    After a lifelong absence I've got the bug again - advice req

    Re: After a lifelong absence I've got the bug again - advice Thanks foxfish This is a bit of a blow as I like tall aquariums and yes I was planning on a carpet of plants covering the bottom. I don't mind spending a few quid on lighting but everything has its limit. This is what I was thinking...
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    After a lifelong absence I've got the bug again - advice req

    Greetings Kept aquariums as a kid before entering into the trade in the 80's where I spent many years before becoming fed up with it all. Anyway, just set up a little aquarium for my (grown up) daughter and have got the bug again. I have decided to get a 48 x 20 x 30 (inches) aquarium...
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