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  1. sussex_cichlids

    Farmers Edge 42ltr

    This is my latest tank inspired from a video that Mr Farmer made after swapping one of my 120ltr tanks for the Fluval Edge i decide to try my hand at a microscape be a nice change from doing big tank displays Equipment: Tank: Fluval Edge 42ltr Standard Filtration Standard Lights Substrate...
  2. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Thanks Mark Will be keeping on top of it now few months should have a stunning tank again would be great to hear what George has to say about it as he has mastered the art of iwagumi i still un sure weather to replant the backing plant Hairgrass, Genus eleocharis or to use something different...
  3. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    what i did i got some hair nets from local pharmacy or supermarket usually come in packs of two for about 50p in lot different colours from grey to brown white and black can hardly be seen even up close i placed these over my rocks for few months holding the mosses to the rocks after few months...
  4. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Hello everyone ive not died or been abducted by aliens just been taking a break from everything get life sorted out. Back to Three Peaks Now progress has been slow as been bit lazy with fertz and water changes Lost few plants but will be replacing them soon the moss that George sent me is...
  5. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Hi Danmullan Thanks for your kind comments i must say yours looks very nice too and the rock patten is very similar your cuba looks to be going great if your not happy with the plants little bit of research you could swap them on the forum with other members Read this guide to by George...
  6. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Little Update Now a week on since cutting down the left hand side of the tall hair grass as an experiment this is still taking its time to take the untouched stuff looks to be finally taking better and wondering weather to give it all few more weeks Some strange reason the Pogostemon...
  7. sussex_cichlids

    P@H 25ltr Cube Low Tec For £50

    After another trip to my local P@H with a friend we left with a nice new cube to play with all of the free stuff listed is bits i had left over from older tanks but in 4 hours and £50 not bad for a start Tank Pet @ Home 25ltr Cube £30 With filter Heater 50w heater Filter We upgraded the...
  8. sussex_cichlids

    My 40 l tank

    Hi Alpha You using any CO2 in your tank are you trying to have a low tec planted tank or high tec planted tank
  9. sussex_cichlids

    L plated planted tank

    Hi John Lovely setup going to be nice with some growth shows that getting the right information first hand pays off for a first tank looks very nice and stunning first attempt.
  10. sussex_cichlids

    Just Fun ...

    Re: Slow Cave ... NO Cave!? Clonitza Just wondering it this getting a new name now it lost the cave or are you keeping the title slow cave no cave
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    Just Fun ...

    Re: Slow Cave ... NO Cave!? Wow Massive change still looks very nice i prefer the new one far more natural going to be stunning once its grown out Fantastic job clonitza Masterpiece in the making
  12. sussex_cichlids

    5ft hole in the wall

    Hi Blue All i can say is perfect looks like a living picture framed on the wall always changing the scene never them same from min to min could sit and watch this for hours and hours and just get engrossed in the depth of detail real nice one of the nicest built in planted tanks I've ever seen.
  13. sussex_cichlids

    Office nano

    Hi darth I tend to tie mine but if you got individual rock you could use hair nets get these in most colours i just got some granny gray ones to match my rocks just place the moss on the rock then place your hair net over it the moss will grow throw the net nicely and disappear
  14. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Cool ive heard this done with dwarf grass but couldnt find any info if it was safe to trim tall grass that low ive cut left corner to about 2cm see how it dose over the next week and if its taken better next thursday may do the center and in a week after do the far right Have you done your...
  15. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Yea was quite surprised to stop @ WOW and find they had some like you said there not the best shop for tropcal stuff around and over the years its only specialize in cold-water and now trying to catch up with the rest. I will some times popin there see what they have yesterday was not even...
  16. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Re: Three Peaks Iwagumi (Night Time Peek) Night time view with the under stair lighting looks really nice the photo doesn't do it to much justice as there bit to much light in the photo the scene is a lot darker and you don't get the rippling effect in the photo it looks sweet!!!
  17. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Finaly Cleared Now im a lot happyer with how it looks
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    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Well after a great day out driving round LFS got all the plants i was after i even got few deals managed to find 10 pots of Cuba in world of water got the lot for £25 Got 5 pots of dowoni from pets @ home for £6 Me and Antipofish had to work for are discount tho. we got to put the plant...
  19. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    After few weeks of looking at this and whats grown i'm disappointed I lost at least 1/2 my hairgrass just seam to melt away the other half starting to take well now had few weeks of brown algae as expected setting up a new tank that seam to attack my rocks bad. everything i tried to do to save...
  20. sussex_cichlids

    8L Nano for Shrimp

    Always nice to see what another person can do Ive always kept large tanks never tried a nano cube but seeing tanks like this makes me want to start a few really nice tank be looking forward to see how it matures
  21. sussex_cichlids

    My 130ltr Tank - *Updated Pics*

    Sorry to here of you loss skeletonw00t I can still see in your pictures your DC is yellow and are they guppies in one of the pics there both breathing from the top of the tank looks like a sign that you dosing far to much CO2 to consider keeping fish in there i would lower the co2 by a buble...
  22. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    cool i will thin them out a bit more see how it looks
  23. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    At last the hair grass arrived looking at what i got and what i paid would been better to go to LFS and get 3 pots ordered 60 plants and after making them into plant lets only got about 35
  24. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Replanted the glosso properly over the weekend thanks to some advice from londondragon its now looking loads better and already seeing some great growth Thanks LD
  25. sussex_cichlids

    Sandy cove - First tank 60l

    wouldnt say there no need for it mike it definitely not needed for an emersed start but you can try it it wouldn't hurt and here i can backup my claim that its used with hydroponics so if you have got some spear to experiment with not going to hurt and never know he may get a faster growth rate...
  26. sussex_cichlids

    Sandy cove - First tank 60l

    depends what your buying with grasses it will be individual plantlets but with steam plants it will be per steam you can see the tall hair grass in my journal Three Peaks taken before i planted it may give an idea
  27. sussex_cichlids

    Sandy cove - First tank 60l

    Im not sure i was considering this ive read some were this method is used in horticulture in a controlled environment say like a commercial tomato plant do diffuse small amount of co2 to raise the co2 in a polytunnel similar to how we do in a fish tank to increase the growth speed and fruit size
  28. sussex_cichlids

    Sandy cove - First tank 60l

    looks great was not to sure on the rocks in first photo they dint look very natural placements I found this excellent guide written by the master of iwagumi Takashi Amano It has a load of useful info hope you enjoy reading it as much as i did A Study of Iwagumi
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    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    not bad i'm after vivid colour for my fish and have always been fan of Cardinal tetra its ether Cardinal or Galaxy Rasbora, Celestichthy Margaritatus
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    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Just ordered some nice tools from AquariumPlantFoodUK Got myself a set of the Wavey Pro Scissor going to make easy work of keeping the glossos short AquariumPlantFoodUK Also ordered a pair of Pro Pinsetters Straight 210mm My Misses be happy about that i wont be pinching her decent tweezer :D...
  31. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Planning my fauna I'm thinking about keeping this simple with one type of display fish and having the rest as cleaning crew 15x Cardinal tetra, Paracheirodon axelrodi. 30X Red Cherry shrimp, Neocaridina heteropoda var. 10x Otocinclus That would give me an estimated stocking level of: 110cm...
  32. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Mixing my first lot of macro and trace mixes tonight was real easy don't know why i thought it would be such a daunting task switching over to using EI method took about 45 mins boil and cool the purified water i got this from local pharmacy £5 for 5 litres only brought this for the bottle I'm...
  33. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    yea idea is to fill rest of space with dwarf hairgrass got some Monosolenium tenerum for few of the other rocks got get some more hair nets before i plant that up. Hoping to fill it up next Thursday if java get the dwarf grass to me on time :thumbup:
  34. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Tall hair grass arrived today shame not getting dwarf grass till next week now but oh well starting to take shape
  35. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Its quite sharp great stuff for the price ive had some stunning results in the past using it
  36. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    156w ceg and I'm only running a 6hr photoperiod i used this with cracking results in the past had a well nice Aponogeton crispus with loads of flowers nearly all my plants went red in colour Look at this old journal on PFK http://forum.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... hp?t=75631 page 2 pictures...
  37. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    Glossostigma elatinoides arrived today hope the Hairgrass turns up 2morrow so i can finish it off Got my salts and easycarbo from fluidsensensor Hope the glossos be ok for few days growing emersed Planted the Riccardia chamedryfolia that George sent me that looks quite nice used...
  38. sussex_cichlids

    Three Peaks Iwagumi

    This is going to be my first attempt at an iwagumi style tank usually buy a collection from java plants just see what grows. This year decided i would try my hand at iwagumi style scape Tank: Vision 180 Black Volume: approx. 180 Litres Measurements: 92 x 41 x 55 cm Background:Juwel Background...
  39. sussex_cichlids

    My 130ltr Tank - *Updated Pics*

    Re: My 130ltr Tank - Lots of Pics Your Drop checker looks slightly yellow
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    3 feet tank now planted and scaped! Day 59

    Re: New 3 feet ADA mimic tank setup. (Pic heavy) that was built by a professional tank builder think he missed placed his glasses the silicon is very messy looks like a child sealed it also what was he think sending a tank with a messed up side all i can see is a mess id never pay for...
  41. sussex_cichlids

    Transparent Tank - the end

    Re: The Transparent Tank Challenge - getting near the end Thats nice i like the way you can see though to the kicthen also like the way the bog wood fixed to side of the tank
  42. sussex_cichlids

    My 130ltr Tank - *Updated Pics*

    Re: My 130ltr Tank - Lots of Pics Like this display Looks nice could sit and watch it for hours
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