• 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
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Search results

  1. sa80mark

    Diagnose about plant health

    Greenfingers is the man for this one, from what I can see I'd say your on the right path, wabi can take a month or 2 to get going, mine took a good 8 weeks before it started to grow properly, other factors such as room temperature can play a big part in plant health, remove the yellow and...
  2. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Thanks green finger :) it's not even on par with yours but you've give me something to aim for :) That wall unit is bloody amazing, brains ticking now :) and post away mate, that's what makes a good thread :)
  3. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Don't give me anymore ideas lol just waiting for the end of January then I'm getting my tank done I'm sick of looking at an empty tank now :(
  4. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Thanks mate :) I'm seriously considering setting up a few more, the misses loves it so I might be able to get one in the front room lol
  5. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Hc is definitely smaller but mc just grows so well its a tough choice really, the plan when I'm due a trim will be the same as when I did the moss, trim everything you want trimming then a temp flood it's just so much easier and cleaner :)
  6. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    How's that for timing lol, its really starting to kick off now :) I'm not sure if it's the extra heat now the central heating on more or if it's that I've just left it alone and not kept moving things ever 5 mins :)
  7. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    A little update, I think I've finally found the sweet spot the anubias has thrown up 5 new leaves in the last 2 weeks and the Bacopa australis is going crazy so much so I'm thinking of removing it as it's growing over the he and monticarlo at an amazing rate
  8. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Give it a go, very easy and can be great fun
  9. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Full plant list Anubias nana Moss balls Hair grass Ammania Hc Hydropiper Bacopa australis Lilaeopsis novea-zealandiae
  10. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

  11. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Sorry lads forgot all about updating :( ive added some hair grass, a tiny bit of hc and a few stems of Ammania In all honesty it looks a bit of a mess but its a good experimenting tank I will get some pics up asap :)
  12. sa80mark

    Cyperus spp

    Nice find on both the plant and the website :) definitely on the possible list :)
  13. sa80mark

    Cyperus spp

    Its a possibility mate, not quite what I was after im more thinking along the lines of Cyperus alternifolius Or this one which is just about perfect but I cant find it available over here :( Cyperus Dwarf Umbrella Sedge | Riparium Supply
  14. sa80mark

    Cyperus spp

    Im chasing my tail trying to find a Cyperus thats suitable for riparium use that is small ive found info stating there are species as small as 5cm but I cant find any names for these Does anyone know of any that stay smaller than approx 15 inch and will tolerate low humidity riparium conditions...
  15. sa80mark

    Questions about emersed

    Its rarely a big problem as pretty much all plants are grown emersed at the nurseries ;)
  16. sa80mark

    Questions about emersed

    No a few people on her do it, just recently a member (bigclown) turn 1 pot of hc into about 20 pots worth growing it emerged, there is also a few members who have done dry starts with staurogyne ;)
  17. sa80mark

    suitable riparium plants

    Thanks darrel, very helpful and nice links to ive not come across them ones :)
  18. sa80mark

    suitable riparium plants

    Thank you :)
  19. sa80mark

    suitable riparium plants

    Very nice foxfish, what are the 2 plants at the rear right ?
  20. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    Thays interesting stuff ive never come across them before, off to look at there website :)
  21. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    Ive not looked into them properly yet but heres some im looking into Maranta leuconeura erythroneura Soleirolia soleirolii Muehlenbeckia complexa Pilea cadierei Maidenhair fern Baccopa monneri
  22. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    Have you got a link to these ?
  23. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    No tom no rush I probably won't be setting it up for few weeks anyway, bloody work :(
  24. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    That would be fantastic thank you for the offer tom, I can get new suckers very easily if you pm how much you want I will get payment etc sorted :)
  25. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    I didnt even consider it falling though :( for planters im not sure yet, ive looked for shower caddy type but cant find anything locally and the ones ive found on ebay are really expensive so ive considered using tupaware or similar, I did plan on using mesh screen inside the planters as shown...
  26. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    Which ever I use I was planning to cap it with 3 - 5 mm coarse sand, The hydroton is amazingly cheap so I will go for that Thanks tom :)
  27. sa80mark

    riparium planter medium

    Apologies if this is in the wrong section Im looking at getting my bits sorted for my upcoming riparium project and cant decide on what media to use in the planters am I better off using akadama or Hydroton Clay Pebbles ? Or is it as I suspect the same thing with a different name ? Mark
  28. sa80mark

    riparium help

    Brilliant thanks mate ill have a read now :)
  29. sa80mark

    riparium help

    Alastair is there a journal for that tank of yours ? If not what is that plant floating on the surface in the front left ?
  30. sa80mark

    riparium help

    Superb thanks ollie I searched the forum but didnt find that last one, thats exactly the sort of thing I was after :)
  31. sa80mark

    riparium help

    While sitting in the hotel last night I got bored and started searching around the net for new interesting things to pass the time and although I knew these were popular I never looked into them, well lets just say ripariums have perked my interest but im having trouble finding detailed pictures...
  32. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    A bit up and down, the hc didnt do well and disappeared over a week, one of the alternanthera reineckii melted but the other 2 are doing really well, the moss is growing brilliantly and ive added some Echinodorus Tenellus which seems to be doing well, im working away until Thursday so I will get...
  33. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    It can be a nightmare to find a bowl you want I looked everywhere before I found this one, it was expensive but worth it for the size, The light is 4watt according to the box but its really bright, hurts your eyes pretty quickly, ive got it on for 12 hours at the moment and it seems to be...
  34. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Thanks Ian :) Thanks Tim, it was a led desk lamp that I got from aldi for £4 I took the light bar of the top and mounted it to the stand I made there 8000k white leds, I wasnt sure if it would work but for the money I couldnt not try it :) heres a couple of pics of it, not great but I hope you...
  35. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Definitely worth a go :) looking forward to seeing what you come up with next :)
  36. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Yes this is tropica 1-2 grow I used half a pot in this and the other half in my dennerle cube I also used tropica 1-2 grow Ammania sp. 'Bonsai' which I wish I had used some in the wabi. The tropica 1-2 grow is absolutely superb you get quite a lot in a pot and its growing brilliantly and I think...
  37. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Thank you :) its a loose copy of one ive seen on Google images they used glosso and a red ludwigia, upto now its doing really well early days but im a lot more hopeful than I was :)
  38. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    After far to long ive finally managed to get this planted :) Ive just this second finished it hench the water on the glass Plants are xmas moss, Fissidens, Alternanthera reineckii mini and Hemianthus callitrichoides Ive got no idea at all if this is going to work but its all good fun and...
  39. sa80mark

    Humidity over moisture

    Theres a demijohn on ebay for £35 looks very similar in shape I wonder if the misses would notice me sneaking it into house :)
  40. sa80mark

    Humidity over moisture

    That is amazing but can it be real ? Surely it cant have been sealed for 40 years ? No trimming etc
  41. sa80mark

    My emersed project

    Hi murf How did you find the Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' ? Im wanting to try some emersed any tips or anything you noticed about it ?
  42. sa80mark

    Andys HC propagator step by step

    Are you planning on trying any other plants in it ?
  43. sa80mark

    Andys HC propagator step by step

    Brilliant step by step definitely something to consider doing for next tank :)
  44. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    After a complete nightmare few weeks of none stop work ive finally got round to make a little stand and will be getting this planted up this week :)
  45. sa80mark

    Wabi kusa attempt

    Very nice mate, is that anubias I see ? Wanting to have anubias in my wabi but read mixed storys of success with it, have you got the roots submerged ?
  46. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Im not to sure yet, Ive got to look into it more but a few I would like to try are Fissidens, Utricularia graminifolia, Bacopa monnieri, anubias nana, HC, riccia
  47. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Lol no it was in the shop next door :)
  48. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Lol I didnt even think about that Thanks michael This is going to be probably more a case of learning what works and what doesnt, when it comes to emersed growing I know nothing. So ive got a few plants in mind so fingers crossed I can achieve something with it :)
  49. sa80mark

    soon to be wabi kusa

    Went to quote a job today and came across this beast so I thought go on then lets have a go at a wabi :)
  50. sa80mark

    Wabi kusa attempt

    Looking great tim, what lighting arw you using ?
  51. sa80mark

    My emersed project

    Very interesting. Are they tropica 1 - 2 grow if so how many pots of Alternanthera reineckii did you use
Top