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  1. Drouthie

    Emo

    I like post-punk, punk rock, ska ect. Some of my favourite bands at the moment are the Lawrence Arms, Cobra Skulls, Against Me!, Hot Water Music, the Bronx and Ska-P, LaGrecia, Bayside and Jets to Brazil. I don't know what grind is (feeling silly, should I?) I don't know any UK bands really as I...
  2. Drouthie

    LP's - Shrimp Tank, Shrimps added Page 4

    Re: LP's - Shrimp Tank It looks very similar to what I am planning! I even have the same plants. Your rocks are much nicer than mine though, I just have a few slate offcuts I had lying around.
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    Jobs; What do you do?

    BigTom: 3 year or 4 year PhD? Have you got 'the fear' yet? I have but it is sadly manifesting itself through displacement activities such as coming on here in the middle of the day (don't tell the boss!) Are those the mice that eat the seabird chicks alive? Or is that somewhere else?
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    Jobs; What do you do?

    We have a lab saying, "Once you go mac, you don't go back." Sadly my home computer is a PC, maybe if I didn't spend so much on 'scaping I'd have money for a macbook pro *dreams of shiny happy future*. To answer the initial question, I'm a posgrad researcher in X-ray crystallography which is...
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    Help too much BioLoad

    The one I got can break in two for smaller tanks. It was from aqua essentials http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/classic ... -5312.html, unfortunately it's out of stock! But perhaps something like that would be useful?
  6. Drouthie

    Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 20-09-11)

    Re: Andyh's 190l Lounge tank (update 23-06-11) Amazing! I really like the video, it's nice to see tanks 'in action'.
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    Help too much BioLoad

    Get a gravel cleaner. I never realised how much rubbish was in the gravel until I bought one. I always thought they were a bit of a gimmick and was happy with the wafting/syphoning technique until I got one to see what they were like. The difference is amazing.
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    Reaction to the Fire Extinguisher Thread

    I have also been on a gas safety workshop and don't see the problem. The only thing that worried me is that the age of the regulators people use tend to be older. At my work we have to chuck them every five years- even if they have been unused. And this is a problem not specific for FEs. I...
  9. Drouthie

    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Drouthie's tank Sorry for the misleading journal title, my CO2 system is not new I just can't work out how to change the name of the thread anymore.
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: Drouthie's tank- pictures I've been very shoddy at keeping this journal up to date. One of the main reasons was lack of a decent camera, getting a good shot was a bit beyond my iPhone. I've borrowed a friends D-SLR this weekend so here are the results. Everything I know about cameras I...
  11. Drouthie

    Genshirin

    It looks really good, I like the rummynoses, they really complement the scape. Very nice!
  12. Drouthie

    If you could have any career...?

    It's pretty cool finding out what everyone does, and what other careers there are out there. I also wanted to be a vet when I was younger but I couldn't get the work experience. Thought about medicine until I realised that I was just applying because it was a bit like vet. I'm glad I dodged...
  13. Drouthie

    Where are all the Girls??

    The horse riding thing is funny because it is such as physical hobby. My parents were more than happy to let me ride and work at a stables but when I started boxing they were concerned about how dangerous it was! Because falling off a 1.5m-2m animal and having 500kg step on you isn't dangerous...
  14. Drouthie

    3 Nanos in a row - project

    Can you tell me where you got the cubes from? I'm thinking of doing something similar myself, but can't decide on tanks. Cheers! :)
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    Where are all the Girls??

    Hmm, didn't think of that... Still speedboats! :P
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    Where are all the Girls??

    ^^^ That's funny, I'm keen to get some in the future when I've done travelling. My boyfriend had a theory that dads tend to do more practical activities with their sons than daughters. Which is the same as hogan's theory really. I was surprised because I used to do all the practical stuff like...
  17. Drouthie

    Where are all the Girls??

    I've just realised I've been very jealous looking at your tank on youtube before without realising you were on UKAPS. If I every get a house of my own I would like a big rainbowfish tank just like that!
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    Where are all the Girls??

    Re: Where is all the Girls?? I'm a girl! I think planted tanks are quiet techy and that's why there are more blokes. I've noticed there seems to be a lot of scientists too.
  19. Drouthie

    60*30*40 Green Paradise HAC 5th place.

    Re: 60*30*40 Green Paradise [New Pictures] Very nice! I like the tension created by the largest rock.
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    Ready To Throw In the Towel

    Here's a cleaning tip: Use a razor on the glass (unless its acrylic), it's so much easier than scrubbing and it'll get the GSA off easily. Its strangely satisfying scraping it all off! I break the safety plastic of cheap orange bic razors although plain blades are better for corners.
  21. Drouthie

    Four Seasons 300L Finish

    Re: Untitled Yet 300L optiwhite (Cherry and Full Video 18.03 So beautiful! I'm so jealous!
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    PTFE tape

    I've just finished a gas safety course at my work and another reason given for not using PTFE tape was that it can be used as a bit of a fudge, letting people use something that really isn't fit for purpose anymore. As soon as you start messing around with a regulator and modifying it in any...
  23. Drouthie

    Please - help with maths and KH2PO4 doses!!

    I think for these things a general ball park is all you need. There are too many unknowns (ie water PO4 concentration) and inaccuracies (scales/ actual tank volume) to get too worried about it. It took me ages to relax about that as my work everything has to be so accurate! I nearly had a heart...
  24. Drouthie

    30 cm nature aquarium

    Whenever I've had a wee bit of thread algae my cherry barbs have gone mental about it. They love that stuff!
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    Please - help with maths and KH2PO4 doses!!

    I worked out 6.25g for 1ppm and 18.75 for 3ppm. My working went as follows: Molecular weight of KH2PO4 = 136.08, MW of PO4 is 95 therefore the free phospahte would be 136.09/95 = 1.432 Therefore 1.432 in 1L would result in 1000ppm PO4 stock solution However you need a different stock that...
  26. Drouthie

    Anubias leaf mark problems

    From what you've both said I think it might be a combination of the two (GSA and leaf scorch) due to the position. Hmm I think I need to rethink my layout as the cure for either problem is moving them (they are pretty exposed). Its a shame because they suit where they are. Never mind - its an...
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    Anubias leaf mark problems

    Cheers Ceg! Its hard to work out how to fix something if you can't work out what the name of the problem is! Hmm I may just have to replace the anubias with something else :(. Do you know why it causes little pockmarks in the leaves, is this just a anubias stress thing?
  28. Drouthie

    Anubias leaf mark problems

    Hi, A little info about my tank to help with the diagnosis. 180L Juwel, 2 x T5 lights, internal filter that it came with plus Tetratec EX 1200. CO2 pressurised system (fire extinguisher) shut off 1 hr before lights out. 7 hours photoperiod, EI dosing using aquanourish macro and micro. Only...
  29. Drouthie

    General Advice

    I've been looking for a cube tank like that, can you tell me where you got it from? I'll leave the advice to the experts on here! But I'll give you a warning about Gourami aggression, I had a three spot (Trichogaster trichopterus) that went on a murderous rampage after being fine with the others...
  30. Drouthie

    CO2 regulators/ new bottle woes

    Re: CO2 regulators/ new bottle woes -SOLVED :) Cool, I will man up and stop being such a wuss and get a FE. Thanks everybody, you've made my day! :)
  31. Drouthie

    CO2 regulators/ new bottle woes

    I got it from the website discription on ebay. I was just talking to my boyfirend and he seems to think the difference between 21.8 and 22 mm is infintesimally small. I live in Scotland. I tried B&Q and Machine mart and they didn't have any industrial cylindars. Would I need to contact BOC?
  32. Drouthie

    CO2 regulators/ new bottle woes

    Yes it is lunapet. I think it is a W21.8 x 1/14" thread, is that close enough to 22mm, using a bit of grease maybe? Thanks for the help, I think just trying to explain the problem has helped me work out what I'm doing. Do disposible M10 x1 to refillible W21.8 x 1/14" adaptors exist? I'm a bit...
  33. Drouthie

    CO2 regulators/ new bottle woes

    Hi, I bought a CO2 kit off ebay and the bottle that came with it has run out http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-Complete-System-magnetic-valve-Reactor-500g-bottle-/140474763033?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item20b4f2c719. I am looking for a replacement bottle but I am really struck! I thought I could...
  34. Drouthie

    solenoid Q instructions in german

    Excellent! Thanks for the help :)
  35. Drouthie

    jungle plain(life or death)

    I really like this scape! To me it just looks 'right' and uncontrived.
  36. Drouthie

    solenoid Q instructions in german

    Cool I wasn't sure if that was what it meant or not. Is it OK to use CO2 tubing to attatch it to the regulator? The connectors don't go together at all in any combination.
  37. Drouthie

    solenoid Q instructions in german

    Hi I've got a quick question. Has anybody got this CO2 kit: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-Complete-System-magnetic-valve-Reactor-500g-bottle_W0QQitemZ140390588529QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pet_Supplies_Fish?hash=item20afee6071? Or can speak german and can give the instructions a quick look for me...
  38. Drouthie

    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: Drouthie's tank- goodbye BBA, hello ????? Cheers! I'll lower my lighting period to 6 hours and I'll see how I go. I don't want to up the easycarbo because of the shrimp. I really can't wait until I can get afford a pressurised CO2 system. Everytime I come across a problem CO2 (or lack...
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: You've got to start somewhere- 1st time planted tank The easycarbo has worked a treat and there is no more BBA, however I have a new challenge... Dark brown spots/holes in my anubias, java fern and only one of my amazon sword. I'm having trouble finding any information googling brown spots...
  40. Drouthie

    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    Thanks Tom those papers are really interesting.
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    An accurate thermometer?

    Hi, My thermometer is rubbish, it is slow to change temperature and I'm pretty sure wrong. What are good accurate brands people on here use? I'm not so worried about day to day temperature but for when I'm doing water changes. I managed to adapt a shower to tap attatchement to a hose to...
  42. Drouthie

    the evolution of my tank! any advice or tips welcome!

    Love the tank! What type of plec do you have? He's beautiful.
  43. Drouthie

    Epiphytic Orchids above aqauria?

    Thanks Tom now I can go look for it! :D
  44. Drouthie

    Epiphytic Orchids above aqauria?

    Has anybody ever grown an orchid above their open topped aqaurium? I don't know the first thing about orchids but I have an idea for a scape that would look great with an orchid above it. Also what is the name for aqauriums that have plants growing outside the water? I just can't think of the...
  45. Drouthie

    lljdma06's .77wpg, no-CO2, 36g journal. The Crypt Keeper

    Re: lljdma06's 36g journal...welcome to the dark side I just love your tank! Everything about it. The cherry barbs look so good in it as well.
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: You've got to start somewhere- 1st time planted tank Yay! Me 1 Algae 0 :D :D :D I got some SAE two weeks ago, got 25+ cherry shrimp off LondonDragon (thanks) then started EI dosing and EasyCarbo. Now the BBA has disappeared off one of my rocks and is greatly reduced on the others and...
  47. Drouthie

    What's in AE excel/easycarbo

    I completely agree, everything has risks and I find that msds are usually worst case senarios of the 100% chemical. There are many things you come into contact everyday that are just as/ more dangerous. Oh and for the record (from a couple of posts up) no it isn't a mutagen so most probably not...
  48. Drouthie

    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    Yeah that plan is to get between 0.1 and 0.5 ppm to kill of the simpler organisms (algae) but leave the higher organisms safe (shrimp, plants, fish and myself). I might kill off a bit of vallis if I'm unlucky. I'm not going to just dunk it in my tank, I'll set up a plant/algae test tank. It's...
  49. Drouthie

    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    I forgot to say to mi5haha that if you can smell it it is at a vapour concentration that can cause irritation to your nose and throat (mucousal membranes) so be careful!
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    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    I planned to do an aldol reaction using acid not alkali because it will be easier to make an acid at home that will not take part in a competing reaction. But an alkali condition would also work, the pH change is just to alter the protonation state of the aldehydes to encourage a reaction. Then...
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    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    I do have a fair idea of what I'm doing and I can do the dilution in a fume cupboard, I was going to polymerise it as well in order to decrease the risk of storing it at home. I've got no kids to worry about, I've decided there is no way kids could be allowed in my flat due to...
  52. Drouthie

    What's in AE excel/easycarbo

    If you can smell it that is bad " It has a detectable odor at 0.04 parts per million volume (ppmv) and is irritating to skin and mucous membranes at 0.3 ppmv. " I agree proper ventilation is important. I don't know if it smells myself as I don't have a very good sense of smell. I can't...
  53. Drouthie

    What's in AE excel/easycarbo

    Assuming it only contains glutaraldehyde and water the effective dose for algicidal properties is 0.1 to 0.5 ppm. Assuming the highest effective ppm dose (0.5) is used and the liquid is diluted 5ml per 100 000ml as stated on the bottle. This results in a dilution factor of 20000. So 20000 x 0.5...
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    What's in AE excel/easycarbo

    Yeah its not nice stuff but look at the msds of this: http://fscimage.fishersci.com/msds/91020.htm Ingestion: May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis (bluish discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood), convulsions, and death. Household bleach. The poison is in the dose.
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    Does anybody here use glutaraldehyde?

    If so where do you purchase it from? I want to find a source that will sell a low % mixture, preferentially under 10%. I know how to make it a polymer and also how to check if it has polymerised so I'm not too worried about tank saftey, I just don't want to be handling a high percentage of it in...
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: You've got to start somewhere- 1st time planted tank Yeah I wanted the harscape to be just that- hard- slightly artificial. I was initially inspired by this scape: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/p ... ricks2.jpg I want it to look like an overrun garden look- as nature starts to...
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: You've got to start somewhere- 1st time planted tank Yeah so far theme for planting is - does it grow? Unfortuanely the Egeria densa grows really well ( i just hacked it back before the pic) and I hate the stuff. I'm thinking of replacing it when I have a flash of inspriration. I want...
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Re: You've got to start somewhere- 1st time planted tank OK I *think* I've done that. Hopefully. Not the easiest way to add images, but I can understand why it would cost a small fortune to run this website otherwise!
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    Drouthie's tank- new pics page 2

    Hi, I thought I'd start a journal so that I can benefit from all your experience and skills. This is my first proper tank so be kind! 1st off the specs: 180L Juwel rio standard internal filter 2 x 45W T5 lamps No fert, CO2 or any upgrading yet but the plan is to get some reflectors, get an...
  60. Drouthie

    External Filters- buying cheap any pitfalls?

    I think this one looks good and it comes packed with media and a uv light. Does anyone know it? It's got a nuisance name to google 'aqaurium external filter 2000 L/H' isn't exactly original! http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquar ... 216-0.html
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    External Filters- buying cheap any pitfalls?

    Ideally under £50 but I'm probably asking too much, I'll check out those brands mentioned. There are some pretty cheap ones on e bay at the moment but they are still open to bids so I bet they'll go up. I was hoping to keep an eye out for any good deals. I really shouldn't be buying anything...
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    External Filters- buying cheap any pitfalls?

    Hi, I would like to get an external filter for my Rio 180L but don't have much money. I hve been looking on ebay and the prices are less intimidating. What do I need to look out for if buying wierd makes or 2nd hand? Is it a mistake to do this? I don't want to come home and find that the...
  63. Drouthie

    easy carbo or vodka ?

    The carbon in vodka would not be bioavailable- in a form the plants can use. Instead ethanol is actually very good at killing cells. EDIT Forgot to say this is just a guess
  64. Drouthie

    Best fertiliser?

    Oh ok. I'll keep it simple until I get the Co2 set up. Form what I was reading it seamed like it wasn't a big deal to overdose but I suppose they were talking about low stocked tanks. I didn't know 1 teaspoon was 6 grams I don't cook, not even a little. I'm not too smart but I'm trying my best...
  65. Drouthie

    Best fertiliser?

    Hi, thanks for the tips I think I'm going to try and copy LondonDragons' dosing because he's got it in grams and I can't get my head around teaspoons. Also he's got the same size of tank, although much higher lights so I'll try half doses and see how that goes. To tell you the truth if I can't...
  66. Drouthie

    Best fertiliser?

    Hi, I'm a noob to all this but very keen to learn. I've set up a 180L juwel tank with just the standard filter and lights that come with it. My stocking levels are quiet high 6 x trichogaster trichopterus, 1 clown plec, 14 x guppies. I plan to add cardinal tetras (large shoal) ottos, SAE and...
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