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    Lower Maintenance high tech 'scape ideas please

    hi all having set and established a lovely tank, i'm losing the battle to maintain it well due to life getting in the way! my MC carpet is all lifting despite several trims as it is so rampant im getting dead spots and algae, any tips on a lower maintenace tank, still co2 and EI dosed just...
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    Creating depth, smaller plants to back / Cliff Hui - "Destiny"

    Hi, it's just to get some extra plants in while the tank settles in, fend off the algae, I've only tried one co2 tank before and had a nightmare because my plant mass was so low, I have plenty now though this time, fingers crossed
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    Creating depth, smaller plants to back / Cliff Hui - "Destiny"

    hi all ive loved Cliff Hui's Destiny for years and am looking to do similar my tank is a poor dimension for aquascaping (90cm W x 30 D x 38 H) Destiny was a 90 x 45 x 45, have i any hope? Something obvious about Destiny is that he has small delicate plants in the back which does a great job of...
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    Small, flat pebbles for moss rocks

    hi there garden centre scottish cobbles are the job or slate pieces, as mentioned you will get a smaller flatter pebble off the beach but i wouldnt condone that sort of thing (....hides stash) disclaimer... :wink: ....some say these will do nasty things to your water personally i only used...
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    AGA 2009 Results are out

    well done george!! do they show every entry on the website? rgds 4
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    Manzanita wood - now in the UK

    me too rgds 4
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    Interview with Cliff Hui

    thanks george, great article "destiny" is probably my favourite tank of all time its just amazing i plan a "homage" to it soon, okay I'm going to copy it, but when its doesnt work out to be as stunning, I can then call it a "homage" cheers 4
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    'scaping a slim tank - path?

    hi im using redmoor and seriya stones, cuba, moss, riccia i really like this one and may attempt the tree root look in the corners perhaps a path may be OTT? http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2009.cgi?&op=showcase&category=0&vol=1&id=104 another question while im on the subject, i also...
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    'scaping a slim tank - path?

    hi all i have a 36" x 12" x 15" tank (thats 12" front to back) as you all know this is a bad size for a scape as its so slim from front to back i have done lots of reading and playing about and have a basic grasp of what creates depth i am re-scaping at the moment and fancy a change (i had a...
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    iwagumi style, cruel to fish?

    thanks for the feedback tdi thats interesting about the cardinals eveyone talks about tight schooling but when fish school tightly it shows nervousness or threat, right? i have an open tank and had settled on gold neons but may rethink this now, i really like endlers, but they are jumpers...
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    iwagumi style, cruel to fish?

    cheers coley what about the ever popular tetras that are constantly used i have read several times that tetras like cover that was my initial plan for stock rgds 4
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    iwagumi style, cruel to fish?

    hi all i was wondering if there are any opinions on this i was looking at my new tank last night it is an amano style low carpet and rocks job and it looks great (well should in a few months!) but,, i was thinking that i sure wouldnt like to live in it! (no fish yet) its so sparse and there...
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    any tips for raising areas

    hi guys im plugging away with my scape layout ideas and was just wondering if there is any water health issues with having deep piles of gravel, say up to six inches in places, like anerobic areas or anything like that. I also want to raise up a rock a good bit so i was going to to sit it on a...
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    any tips for raising areas

    thanks guys would terracotta pots and saucers do the job they are aquarium safe, right? would there be any issue with anerobic areas i dont suppose so? rgds 4
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    any tips for raising areas

    hi all i have some rocks i can work with but as pointed out to me here they will be too low when my hairgrass grows any tip for things to sit them or raise up areas apart from more mail order rocks and more expense! substrate is small pea gravel on flourite sand i can pile the pea gravel up...
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