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  1. Deano3

    Dutch Donut

    And we all hugely appreciate your sharing [emoji16], i have been busy latley and just seen this, glad your delving into the salty side as i would love to learn about that side of the hobby butwhen go on forums etc just seems so overwhelming and out of my depth. Dont get me wrong i still have so...
  2. Deano3

    140l project - Driftwood dominated Nature Aquarium

    Wow that looks great love all the wood and works really well Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  3. Deano3

    Scratched glass, can it be polished out?

    The aquascaper tanks and waterbox tanks @Horizon Aquatics look really good maybe worth a look [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  4. Deano3

    Detritus build up any chemicals to remove

    Hi everyone my filter seems to get a lot of detritus even though i wipe down when maintaining every 8 days, does this look normal amount and is there any products that get rid of it as sure i have seen youtube vids where they say a product does this but not sure if just trying to sell there...
  5. Deano3

    Best place to purchase dry salts

    Just purchased westlab epsom bath salt from sainsburys £2.50 thanks everyone saves me £12.50 for no effort [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  6. Deano3

    ‘Lazarus’...80x40x40, back on track!

    Stunning and great rank [emoji122]as said certainly one of my favourites Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  7. Deano3

    River/stream Iwagumi - 90P

    Well done and well deserved [emoji122] Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  8. Deano3

    Best place to purchase dry salts

    I am trying to cancel ebay order as don't need 10kg also £2.50 at loyds pharmacy so will get this thanks mate [emoji106] Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  9. Deano3

    Best place to purchase dry salts

    Thats crazy I was going to pay that for 1kg only trouble is I will have to put in shed to store [emoji28] do you buy all dry salts from that seller ? Thanks again everyone Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  10. Deano3

    Best place to purchase dry salts

    That bottom one says heptahydrate dont know what that means [emoji28] also there is so many choices i am struggling. Seems cheaper doing it through amazon or ebay at the moment to be honest did you use them exact salts @plantnoobdude Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  11. Deano3

    Best place to purchase dry salts

    Hi everyone i need some mgso4 magnesium sulphate and wS going to buy 2x 500g bags with delivery this would he £17 just wondering if same can be purchased from flebay etc and if all safe etc or is mgso4 always mgso4 if that makes sence. Thanks dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  12. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Never updated this sorry, been very busy lately but hope to be a more active member. Ended up getting some moss from aquarium and a buce and squirt every week or so and seems to be fine always wet maybe to wet and always humid what is annoying as cant see in, can see algae in soil as on...
  13. Deano3

    The Edible Scape

    Brilliant absolutely brilliant love the scape [emoji122] [emoji23] Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  14. Deano3

    ‘Lazarus’...80x40x40, back on track!

    Best of luch for iaplc, stunning the depth looks amazing and as said the colour of them floaters [emoji7] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  15. Deano3

    ‘Lazarus’...80x40x40, back on track!

    Stunning pictures do you know how well it did in the iaplc yet ? Love the pictures especially the otto one. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  16. Deano3

    45p Modern Iwagumi

    [emoji1787][emoji1787] yes he is just playing with us, as said love iwagumi so look forward to updates [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  17. Deano3

    Dutch inspired 90cm

    Stunning colours and growth, dutch style seems to be coming more popular and this is a stunning example. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  18. Deano3

    Aquascaper Surface skimmer

    Hi everyone hope you are all well, i have recently upgraded to oase 850 and i am using the aquascaper skimmer on the inlet, i have tried a few times over last year with my Biomaster 600 and always struggled with these lilly pipes. Firstly i have the bottom fully open so not asmuch suction on...
  19. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Hi everyone quick update lights down to 50 percent or so and just ticking along effortlessly, upgraded filter to a 850 and also purchased a rector but not set the reactor up yet, the 850 flow is defently a bit stronger. Only problem is the aquascaper inlet keeps sucking in small bubbles at the...
  20. Deano3

    Feedback Just a huge thanks again

    Just wanted to say a big thanks to Nicole and James at horizon aquatics for helping me sort my filter issues, had a problem with the biomaster 600 and sorted it out very quickly and efficiently contacting OASE and coming up with solution. Shop is looking fantastic and thanks again to all the...
  21. Deano3

    Dark Start

    Thats my thinking i agree may he boring but if saves you a fortune and saves daily water changed [emoji16] for me will be easier i do 12 hour shifts and coming home and doing daily water changes is a pita so of that can be saved i am all for it, and will certainly be trying it. Thanks Sent...
  22. Deano3

    Dark Start

    I have seen it mentioned a few times now and i will certainly be trying when i rescape, no water changes while dark starting for 3 weeks or so and the beneficial bacteria should build but whilst cycling then after drain and plants only 1 water change a week but i may do more but sounds good...
  23. Deano3

    Journey to high tech

    That is huge, when i got my aquascaper 900 it seemed massive in living room compared to smaller tank but soon get used it it [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  24. Deano3

    Favourite Aquatic Hobby Books

    Same as ady i have a small collection but havnt read all of them recently got sunken gardens on ebay for £7 so not read that yet, i have had to re purchase the ada books as had them then sold them [emoji4] but i now have them back and wanting a few more, love the look of the aquarium plants book...
  25. Deano3

    CO2 Reactor UK sellers?

    If ordered one of these now [emoji16] lookomg.forward to it arriving then if flow no good maybe add a 2nd smaller filter or upgrade mine when rescape Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  26. Deano3

    CO2 Reactor UK sellers?

    I think i am going to order one of them, sounds great, i have seen a few vids on YouTube with same reactor, they angled the flow straight into the co2 inlet and seemed to work well, only thing i am worried about is reducing the flow. I currently have the oase 600 buy want to upgrade soon to the...
  27. Deano3

    CO2 Reactor UK sellers?

    Hi paulo hows things, just wondering how the the reactor is going ? Inam really fancying one soon as hate the mist from the inline diffusers. Anyone else using them and as mentioned earlier how much flow is lost or does it depend on the reactor ? Also can it not be placed on the inlet as...
  28. Deano3

    Dutch Donut

    amazing growth :D
  29. Deano3

    The Mossy Spider (Nano Lowtech)

    Firstly love the tanks and journals, I had planeria a while ago and they killed off all my pest snails what I loved but then started on my nerites and killed them then my shrimp so certainly have to go. I purchased a treatment off a knowledgeable man on ebay and he sent the treatment and I...
  30. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Any hints or tips as to many to remove and when rescape dont want them if possible as so unsightly, i know they arnt causing harm but loads on glass and all over plants and have been for a long time even though barley feeding. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  31. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Hi all hope everyone doing well, small update did a huge trim recently, all ticking along nicely i only have 1 problem pest snails, i have had so many for as long as i can remember and i barley feed, i add a shrimp pellet every couple of days and some red pepper for the ottos every so often but...
  32. Deano3

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Wow thats amazing [emoji1787] never seen growing out that much and looking so healthy Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  33. Deano3

    200 litre Dutch style fluval roma 200

    The colours on this tank amaze me, looks so vibrant, and agree more people should do this style to show off plants looks amazing. Also i have only cleaned my inline co2 diffuser once i think [emoji51] why do you end up cleaning it if you dont mind me me asking do the bubbles usually get bigger...
  34. Deano3

    The salty side

    Some lovely tanks there, i know bigger is better [emoji849] but dont have the room so was wanting a small nano plus be cheaper with RO water only want hardy corals glad to hear they can be easy any links or advice ? I know has to be RO water and salt needs added for salinity. I would love a...
  35. Deano3

    The salty side

    Hi everyone, i know some of you on here do both sides of the hoby, i am keen to start looking more into that side as would love a nano reef tank only small as dont have the room but dont know how hard/different it is etc. I would love a pico all in one setup. Any pictures of your setups ? Dean...
  36. Deano3

    The Art of Nature Aquarium

    I done exactly the same sold books when thought was out then interest came back and purchased all back [emoji28] i will keep hold now [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  37. Deano3

    Detritus Worms or Planaria?

    As said planeria have a triangle shaped head and glide along the glass, i had somr and where quite thick, treated tank and seen none since. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  38. Deano3

    Trimming stems

    Thanks for help everyone i ended up cutting low and replanting a few stems hopefully grows back, a very long process 5rimmi g takes ages getting all the bits out of tank. I am really fancying a rescape soon anyway but thanks for all your recommendations I think next time if there is a next time...
  39. Deano3

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Looks great with just water changes , hope your back sorts it self out soon mate hate having a back problem [emoji17] looking forward to see what comes Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  40. Deano3

    Trimming stems

    Hi everyone i have never trimmer right back my stems and thinking i need to,should i trim all way at soil then trim the bottoms of stems and replant, or should i trim to soil remove the root structure from the soil then replant the tops ? Should i make the tops short before replanting ? Thanks...
  41. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Tank most certainly needs a trim tonight [emoji28] after a little advice as i have never removed and replanted the stems but think i need to now. Should i trim plants low then pull up the stem roots then replant the trimmed tops ? Then large water change ? Still havnt done a pic for iaplc...
  42. Deano3

    Oase biomaster 850 Pros / cons

    I have heard they are stronger than the 600 but not massively if look at the figures, i keep debating upgrading on my aquascaper 900 as only have a 600 but all tanks in aquarium gardens only have oase 600 and they look amazing, i have the 600 woth a eheim skim in one side for a bit extra flow...
  43. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Thanks mate i thought so just wanted to make sure, i think will try set up this week will try not to add to much water, going to add some stones in bottom i think just road stones but surely wont matter. Should plants straight from the aquarium he ok you think like Christmas moss and buce and...
  44. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Thanks darrel, will ro water work just as well and leave no water marks as need to pop to horizon and got nothing to catch rain water at the minute so may be easier to buy a few litres when there ? You think buce and moss from my tank will survive ? Thanks dean Sent from my SM-G970F using...
  45. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Will collected rain water be ok to wet the soil? Or i can buy RO water for cheap from horizon when go to buy the dooa spray and you think the plants from my tank will survive. Thanks just new to emerged growing [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  46. Deano3

    The Nymph's Spring (EA900)

    In my cabinet i purchased a load of tubs from b&m or anywhere really so have all ferts etc in one and all EI powders in one and tools etc makes much easier. Also stand filter in one incase any spillage. Also purchased a stick on kitchen roll holder what is great from ebay [emoji16] Sent from...
  47. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Thats mate appreciate that, it must he very mature now as just ticks along worry free these days what is what you want i suppose. Want to rescape this summer when off for a few days but always changing my mind on what i want, i will certainly reuse a lot of the plants though but be a nightmare...
  48. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    I know seems like not much changes on my tank but it is looking very full with all plants growing into each other and looking very natural, still waiting on green neons to be back in stock. think i need to trim the stems soon as near the surface again, may remove some this time and replant the...
  49. Deano3

    Aftermath.

    I certainly would tim i think will get accouny when off, not on any social media but instagram is all about the pictures and perfect for inspiration [emoji108] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  50. Deano3

    Aftermath.

    i may have to get Instagram just for the aquarium pictures etc as seems to be great content on there.
  51. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    my water is extremely hard i think due to marks around the water level so dont want to use that, do you think rain water will be needed to wet the soil then use the dooa mist after that ? i will have to come up with something to catch water maybe a cut in half milk carton hopefully gets no bugs...
  52. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Sorry for late reply thanks for responses, yeah i need to collect some rain water some how [emoji848] and think I will but some of the dooa spray or will i not even need the rain water ? The dooa spray must be soft and not leave water marks i imagine. Or will i need water to moisten the soil...
  53. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Any advice as may start this week [emoji4] be using tropica aquasoil not sure to put stones underneath aswel . Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  54. Deano3

    AS900- restart and rethink.

    Looking great still mate, if your anything like me you will be itching to do a rescape but so time permitting , i will certainly be doing one at some point this year, must be hard work for people who do every couple of month. Tank still looks great though very natural Sent from my SM-G970F...
  55. Deano3

    Aftermath.

    Simply stunning [emoji7] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  56. Deano3

    Twenty Seven Thousand.

    The whole setup looks great stunning tank, i was so close to buying some of the horned clithon corona from horizon the other day as know they are meant to lay less eggs but was still a little worried let me know how you get on with these mate as would love snails apart from my millions of pest...
  57. Deano3

    Always room for just one more....

    looking great side by side and sure that will sort the bba mate i am itching to rescape aswel but dredding the cleaning etc but they look amazing Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  58. Deano3

    Frankenstein

    This tank looks great got to love a nano then stems filling in nicely and montecarlo is one you will have to wait hopefully growns back great [emoji106] stunning nano mate Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  59. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Ran out of co2 today and used my first 5kg FE and i had to turn the regulator over as didnt fit in the cabinet [emoji28] so much cheaper thank getting a few 2kg ones but huge. Still debating what fish to get rummy nose tetras, harlequins or green neons [emoji848][emoji1787] or do i wait till...
  60. Deano3

    DOOA Maru Slice Of Nature

    Made a visit to horizon aquatics today, such a brilliant shop full of inspiration and couldnt resit buying one of these to have as a tiny terrarium with some moss etc have loads of questions as new to trying this. Would christmas moss and maybe anubias or buce be ok in here if give it a squirt...
  61. Deano3

    45p, childhood memories, nano river scape.

    I totally agree this is what most of us see near streams/rivers look very natural , should look great Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  62. Deano3

    500L room divider aquascape

    Nice heavy duty stand looking forward to seeing this one come together Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  63. Deano3

    DOOA Maru - Why not?

    Dont want to hijack this thread but may send you a message about it [emoji16] thanks nick Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  64. Deano3

    DOOA Maru - Why not?

    Love it the dooa looks good, i know nothing about saltwater but would love to dip my toe [emoji39] and have something like this as not as time consuming as a larger set up would love to know more. Does it need much equipment and take up much time etc. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  65. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Tank doing well however still got the defficencys above any ideas ? How and what fish you recommend as unable to get any greens at the moment and how many you think to add straight away 20 ? The moss is getting a little out of hand keep finding bits all over and having to pull off etc and...
  66. Deano3

    DOOA Maru - Why not?

    Any updates as looking forward to seeing this, also would love to see and know more about the pico reef . Thanks dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  67. Deano3

    Dorey’s EA 900

    Looks great, love the fish, is the filter media just the standard media ? Very nature aquarium. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  68. Deano3

    Something... Something... Shallow Tank

    Coming along nicely Geoffrey, such a different looking plant isnt it looks very soft mpre like some sort of coral. Very interesting read mate Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  69. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Tank doing ok still struggling with plants in middle of tank and still no fish as no stock yet, i was wanting green neons but may get something different any ideas? Maybe harlequin rasboras [emoji848] wanted a good shouling fish thats why wanted a large group of green neons, how many fish do you...
  70. Deano3

    Joining the Aquascaper 900 club!

    Stunning tank and amazing colours [emoji7] well done hope I get colours like that Sent from my SM-T595 using Tapatalk
  71. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Hi everyone tank still doing well had a large trim last week and upped lights to 80 percent today, found the water cloudy yesterday not sure what caused this so did large water change today and also have a major outbreak of pest snails any ideas best way to catch ? put some lettuce in bottom...
  72. Deano3

    Something... Something... Shallow Tank

    looks like this is getting on growing really well geoffrey :clap:
  73. Deano3

    Doreys DOOA Neo glass Terra H36 with wabi-kusa wall

    i love these systems and have to agree i like number 2 the best, this will looks amazing once set up
  74. Deano3

    Dooa neo glass air, 30x18x12cm

    wow that looks great been very busy lately but glad seen this onen that looks great, you using RO water ? my water leaves terrible lines around the water line as must be very hard.
  75. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Hi everyone kitchen nearly done so hopefully will have more time for the tank and maintenance, also thinking of dipping my toe into a bit of photography so any advice or links etc welcome [emoji4]. Did a large maintenance session today and cleaned the filthy lilly pipes and added some seachem...
  76. Deano3

    Aquascaper 900 - Comeback Lockdown Tank :)

    Looking amazing [emoji122], i added a eheim skim for a little extra flow as one oase 600 filter just didn't seem enough for this tank. Looks great and must be a very well established tank as no water changes since xmas eve thats very impressive. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  77. Deano3

    AS900- restart and rethink.

    I need to try get the reds to pop on my setup, waiting till the kitchen finished then can ramp up lights as will have a bit more spare time, thats looking great and matured [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  78. Deano3

    Dorey’s EA 900

    Thats looking great, love the colours. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  79. Deano3

    Crystal Iwagumi - The Story of an Inspired Scape

    Just seen this, great introduction and love the scape, will be watching this one [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  80. Deano3

    Learning Curve!

    Hi just seen this @Kimbubbley , looks great and for you question yes switch off heater aswel to be safe, i always have [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  81. Deano3

    Something... Something... Shallow Tank

    Just catching up on jurnals Geoffrey and looking forward to this one, yes not many people use ug , i have read its difficult etc but it's a stunning plant when established. Watching with interest, i also love a shallow scape and yours looks great [emoji7]. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  82. Deano3

    Tape like worm [emoji848]

    Yeah thats what i think they look like, anyway to get rid of them or will fish gobble them up ? Thinking green neons Thanks dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  83. Deano3

    Tape like worm [emoji848]

    No fish yet was planning to buy some this week [emoji28] Still want rid of the worm things hate them in tank Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  84. Deano3

    Tape like worm [emoji848]

    Never relised how may types of pests there was in this hobby [emoji28] jist got rod of planeria and hrdra and now i have these what seem to flow around the tank in the the flow of water wiggling. Very thin i am sure some sort or worm ? And these tiny things on the glass what i am sure are...
  85. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Thanks mate, amazing how eventually a tank seems to just click and hit a sweet spot then seems to need barley no maintenance [emoji16]. Certainly not complaining [emoji6]. I would like better colours so lights up to 60 percent but dont want to go to high as currently cant be bothered with...
  86. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Thanks mate i just use 16/22 hose and hover 10mm or so above sand minding the shrimp to get the detritus off it mate and not sure [emoji848] current decorating house so no time for rescape so may get fish sooner. I love green neons and also like harlequin rasboras maybe one of them , green...
  87. Deano3

    Dorey’s EA 900

    [emoji1787][emoji1787] thats how i feel, feel like know nothing but suppose must know a little bit but i just totally wing it [emoji39]. But like you say keeps us busy and entertained and spending money [emoji28] better than blowing money on something else and you have a stunning tank to look...
  88. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Not much to update really still one water change a week and very low maintenance with lights at 50 percent. Purchased normal ista lily pipes as sick of aquascaper skimmer gurgling sometimes when in bed also currently using eheim skim 350 and Purchased a new top skimmer for it that doesnt let...
  89. Deano3

    Dorey’s EA 900

    Stunning setups can't wait to see this one planted and developed, you obviously have a great eye and are a talented aquascaper [emoji16] great to have you here. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  90. Deano3

    AS900- restart and rethink.

    Looks great and my daughter is the same , son isnt so bothered but daughter loved feeding the fish. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  91. Deano3

    A Little Slice Of Nature

    Wow been a long time since update, unfortunately i lost the rummy nose tetras with the treatment but since then tank been going great, i did lower the lights but today did a big maintenance session and upped lights to 70 percent again also did a trim but due to currently doing kitchen etc so no...
  92. Deano3

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Stunning Geoffrey, the carpet and colours look amazing, all the greens just pop. The whole tank is stunning congratulations on this one. Dean Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  93. Deano3

    AS900- restart and rethink.

    Looks great, evolved beautifully [emoji7] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  94. Deano3

    Rescaping My Aquarium Few Questions

    i will be using more soil and planting fresh plants what will be changing to there under water form i will however be doing daily water changes, you think wil still be ok to add fish and shrimp immediately ? all very helpful again thanks kezzab :thumbup:
  95. Deano3

    Rescaping My Aquarium Few Questions

    thanks mate i will have a look through this now :)
  96. Deano3

    Rescaping My Aquarium Few Questions

    Hi everyone hope you are all well and looking after yourselves. I am wanting to carry out a rescape soon as the flow in my setup isn't working plus i just fancy a change as a bit bored. i am fancying doing a iwagumi layout still unsure of the carpet maybe cuba and another plant if i can, i need...
  97. Deano3

    The Lost World... Of Bolbitis

    looks great doesn't it, MD fish tanks just done something similar, i would check garden centres etc looking for one chris
  98. Deano3

    40x40x40cm cube

    will look anazimg planted cant wait to see this one [emoji7] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  99. Deano3

    tropica vs aquavitro vs ada

    thanks everyone my birthday soon so think i am sorted :D appreciate the input
  100. Deano3

    New Decade, New Decadence...

    Thanks for that very helpful write up, it obviously works wonders i may try this way next time as when its written down like that and you see the volume of water compared to the other way it [emoji15] it makes sense. So basically for month one apart from changing water and wafting plants and...
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