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  1. Dan Walter

    My 60P with DIY LED Lighting

    This looks great and ultra clean. Great skills!
  2. Dan Walter

    George's TMC Signature

    That's some really impressive growth in just 12 days and a very nice set up - all round. Are you planning on giving it a trim soon?
  3. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks, Eboeagles! I agree that £100+ is way too expensive for this tank. The build quality is good though and it makes a nice feature wherever it's placed. No bigger than your average living room lamp - which is exactly how I sold it to the Mrs :D
  4. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks! :cool:
  5. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Small update... This 'scape is ticking along nicely and still demands minimal maintenance. A quick wipe of the glass, 50% WC, occasional trim of the moss and filter clean every 2-3 week's. About 20 minutes tops. :D Just recently I've been experimenting with backlit backgrounds and I'm quite...
  6. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks Tim :D I haven't looked in to it to be honest. The tank did come with 2 bulbs, I'll check out the fitment later. :thumbup:
  7. Dan Walter

    3 Nano 'heterogeneous' Triptych - The end.

    Looking good JR. Really great concept. Keep them pics coming. :thumbup:
  8. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    In situ pic as it sits today. A few pics from Instagram, some with a black background. I think I prefer this...
  9. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks Jack - It's pretty much no co2 as it only gets a tiny amount of liquid carbon every so often. I actually don't think it needs it tbh. I occasionally add a small amount of fertiliser if and when I think about it. I think the problem niggling me might be the amount of substrate at the...
  10. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks! The light is the standard unit that comes with the Tropica Aquacube. It's moulded to the base of the cube.
  11. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Thanks Ady34! I didn't do a journal on that aquascape. I've just rescaped it so will probably start one soon.
  12. Dan Walter

    Micro Mountain - 8L Aquacube

    Hi all, This is my ultra low-tech nano Aquacube, that had been sat around empty for over a year - until I suddenly got to urge to aquascape something one night... Specs: Aquacube by Tropica - 20cm 8L Azoo HOB filter No heater Ehiem substrate balls (for height) Gravel substrate Weeping moss...
  13. Dan Walter

    120 x 55 x 55 Journal finished.

    120 x 55 x 55 Pre trim pics. Fantastic 'scape, growing techniques & photography... As always! Are you using the complete ADA substrate system?
  14. Dan Walter

    Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - IAPLC 2012 #114 - AGA 2012 #3

    Stu's 90x45x45 Dragon Stone Scape Stu, it looks great planted up mate. Keep the progress pics coming!
  15. Dan Walter

    Stu's 90x45x45 Apalala Shore - IAPLC 2012 #114 - AGA 2012 #3

    Re: Stu's 90x45x45 Dragon Stone Scape Awesome 'scape, Stu. How did I miss this! Any planted pics? Dan
  16. Dan Walter

    James' ADA 60p setup (week 11 shots)

    James' ADA 60p setup Mouth open, drool everywhere... Really nice set up and 'scape. Can I ask how the ADA stands attach to the cabinet?
  17. Dan Walter

    Plastic Fantastic

    Drifting - Win/Lose Win Hi Gill, any pics of the Rams? Tank is looking good mate
  18. Dan Walter

    Popular substrate?

    Hi Foxfish, Aquajardin have a store near to Southampton and have a good range of substrates including the ADA soils. Worth checking out if you're in the area. I'm currently using Florabase Columbo with good results although I found the grain size a bit large for my liking. Cheers Dan
  19. Dan Walter

    Get excited and make something.

    Found the link... http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/foru ... arium.html
  20. Dan Walter

    Get excited and make something.

    Im loving this... I can't remember the link but it's one of Jeff Senske's works.
  21. Dan Walter

    Electric Blue Rams

    Aquajardin in Gloucester might be a good place to start?
  22. Dan Walter

    Oliver Knott Iwagumi Work Shop Zoomark 2011

    Might be of interest to some. :thumbup:
  23. Dan Walter

    HC 6 day time lapse

    Guys, this isn't my video im just sharing it. :oops: :thumbup:
  24. Dan Walter

    HC 6 day time lapse

    Cool little vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xta2gdj1 ... grec_index
  25. Dan Walter

    Get excited and make something.

    This is my desktop background image at work. To me it looks like cyperus helferi growing on the rocks??? The picture is part of a "Japan" theme so I take it that this is wild Japan. Nice! Source: http://www.windows7news.com/wp-content/ ... -olwp3.jpg
  26. Dan Walter

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May with pics!

    Fish Shop Tour TGM - Saturday 28th May Lots of photos please peeps. One day I will make the 4hr trip! Have fun
  27. Dan Walter

    Inspirational Iwagumi aquascapes

    This is my favourite, taken from the AGA 2009 http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2009.cgi?&op=showcase&category=0&vol=1&id=86
  28. Dan Walter

    Get excited and make something.

    Found this while trawling for inspiration at lunch today. Amano sets up a tank in a hospital Full set of snaps here... http://socalaquascapers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10234
  29. Dan Walter

    90x45x45cm - 2011 IAPLC entry #577 - The Unknown Valley

    90x45x45cm - The Unknown This is awesome Stu. Cracking scape, well done!
  30. Dan Walter

    [IWAGUMI] My First Iwagumi - Juwel Rio 125 (THE END)

    My First Iwagumi - Juwel Rio 125 It looks better after 4 days! Flow must be great with 2 powerheads and the spray bar all facing the front. Perhaps a black background to blend the equipment slightly? Great scaping skills Paulo!
  31. Dan Walter

    Mini ferns.

    Hi all, I've noticed on ebay some mini java fern and bolbitis for sale coming from Malaysia & Taiwan. has anyone had any experiance with these? Tropica? Cheers Dan
  32. Dan Walter

    Good links for ADA "Mini" series tanks?

    There are some good individual pics here from the NA Gallery, if you haven't seen them already that is... Just over half way down the post. :thumbup: http://akuatic.blogspot.com/search/labe ... %20Gallery
  33. Dan Walter

    60x30x36

    Out of interest, why do they grow upwards? Sorry to hijack...
  34. Dan Walter

    Changing times for UKAPS

    This is such a great forum and has really helped me in the past in all aspects. A huge well done to all involved for promoting this great hobby! I was a coldwater plastic plant guy before i discovered UKAPS! :thumbup: I would love to see separate sub forums for things like Nano's...
  35. Dan Walter

    54L Fire Amongst Green (final photos, scape completed)

    Simply awesome, it looks so fresh and natural. Very well executed. Shame it has to be taken down, I'm going through a house move myself soon so I know where you're coming from. Good excuse to get scaping again though. Look forward to the new design!
  36. Dan Walter

    English woodland Long overdue update

    Re: English woodland Looking forward to this one John. Now I know that you love snapping so get some pics up! :lol:
  37. Dan Walter

    Which desk light for 25cm cube?? pics inside

    Cheers guys i went for the fluorescent in the end and it's given me a boost to get things started. :thumbup:
  38. Dan Walter

    Which desk light for 25cm cube?? pics inside

    Hi all, I work for a lighting company and I’ve been given the choice of 2 ex-sample lights for a new 25cm cube that I’m planning. The cube will be set up using florabase substrate and dosed with liquid carbon and tpn+, if that helps at all!? I was wondering which one would be best suited...
  39. Dan Walter

    What fish is this... ?

    :geek: :lol: cheers for the responses guys... I've never seen this fish before, im guessing they're quite rare??
  40. Dan Walter

    What fish is this... ?

    Can anyone tell me the ID of this fish please? Cheers Dan
  41. Dan Walter

    From This to This!!!

    What a great idea for a thread! :thumbup: From this.. to this...
  42. Dan Walter

    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - 'Mono' (updated 12/8) Fantastic work, quite inspiring in fact! :clap: Neil, where did you buy your goby from? I noticed that you are local (ish) to me but havent seen goby's in ANY shop in the area.. :thumbdown: Cheers Dan
  43. Dan Walter

    Planted Marine Tanks.

    Hi all, Just wondered what the options are when it comes to planted marine tanks? Anyone got one running? And what are the plant choices? I've only seen one type of plant in the marine section of my LFS. Pics would be good.. This one of GF's has given me the bug...
  44. Dan Walter

    Officially awful at aquascaping - plese help me!

    My main focus on your current scape is on the piece of wood in the centre of the tank...I cant help but look at it. Which ultimately takes away the beauty of the plants in your tank, if that makes sense?!? Im no expert but try using the golden ratio to help with positioning the wood. Perhaps if...
  45. Dan Walter

    staurogyne sp

    Hi all, Can anyone give me some planting tips for Staurogyne SP. Im looking to keep it low & compact but the plant that I’ve purchased is already quite tall!? Do I just take cuttings,plant and then keep pruning as and when required? Cheers Dan
  46. Dan Walter

    New setup with mature filter. Safe to add fish?

    I've re-scaped today using the same substrate, same plants, same hardscape and will be using the same matured filter. Also I've filled the tank with de-chlorinated water. Is it safe to add fish tomorrow if I leave the filter on the new setup over night? Many thanks Dan
  47. Dan Walter

    Short photo period midday burst?

    Hi, I'm currently running 2xT5's on a 6hr photo period for the first few weeks of a new set up. I'm Just wondering if turning on another 2 lamps for a midday burst would be ok as my glosso doesn't seem to be spreading, although it is growing upwards. Would this just encourage algae? Any...
  48. Dan Walter

    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    Hey Gareth, looking good man. Is the wood locked down by the rocks or will you have to soak it first? I'm really looking forward to seeing this filled in and planted, any time soon!? :geek:
  49. Dan Walter

    NeilW's 30cm Iwagumi - 'Mono'

    Re: NeilW's 30cm nano - "Mono" [Hardscaped 29/04/10] That's awesome, Neil! I NEED a nano in my life :wink:
  50. Dan Walter

    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    Now THAT i like! :thumbup:
  51. Dan Walter

    Fec's 60cm opti-white "ROOTS"

    Looking really good, well done! :D
  52. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers Neil, I had began to worry about that to be honest :shock: I might add some smaller stones where the substrate meets the sand.. I have a few small pieces left, perhaps with some moss on them. What do you think?
  53. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers, Matt :) It's only day one and I'm not completely happy as the wood isn't in the right place. I'll get there though.. :thumbup:
  54. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    DAY 1 I got in tonight to find the filter not working correctly, lots of trapped air?! I also noticed that there were lots of kinks in the tubing also so after a quick move around and a minor lounge flood ( :oops: ) I finally got the filter working correctly. I started up the CO2 and cranked...
  55. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    +1! :thumbup: Quick update - I managed to steal a few hours on Sunday for a trip the LFS. I picked up 7 Tropica pots for £17 which I was pleased with. I Didn’t manage to get all the plants required but I’ve planted up all that I did buy, filled with water and kick started the filter...
  56. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers Neil :thumbup:
  57. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Coolio :thumbup:
  58. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    I would be there for hours trying to position extra branches! :lol: If I see any interesting bits this weekend then the saw might come out. How would I go about attaching the branches, glue? Cheers James :thumbup: and cheers for the great Plantedbox customer service :wink: Foreground...
  59. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers LD, I would like some more to be honest but i havent seen anything similiar in the LFS. I might see if I can find a bit this weekend. :) Cheers G, im liking the size of the tank too but surely having an extra 5mm would be a benefit? Cheers Steve! :thumbup:
  60. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers Paulus :thumbup: I'm looking to order plants tonight so this weekend should see it fully planted. Can't wait to get some water in it!
  61. Dan Walter

    238l rescape, UPDATED 21st Oct

    Re: 238l rescape. Sounds good to me so far, Chilled. Must be tough with such a big tank cost wise?! What about Tropica substrate capped with Sand? Or would that work out more costly that akadama? Just a thought.. Cheers Dan
  62. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    I think you may be right... :wink: Yeah i think that could be the one. Im making sure that there are plenty of fast growing stems from the off so fingers crossed i'll be ok... Cheers John
  63. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    I quite like this actually...
  64. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    Cheers Chris, The wood has quite a long base so it's not really an option... It might work if i dig it right in the substrate.. I'll give it a go though... watch this space. :wink:
  65. Dan Walter

    60cm Optiwhite - A New Dawn

    After spending the last year or so researching, learning, maintaining, enjoying and generally playing about with my 60x30x30cm tank, I decided to purchase an optiwhite aquarium. This tank and cabinet came from ukaps member, John Starkey who kindly let me take the luminaire when I bought the...
  66. Dan Walter

    Help Installing Hydor ETH 300

    That I didn't do Stu.. I bought mine second hand from ebay with no instructions. I will do this for sure, cheers :wink: Not helping my paranoia Steve.. :lol: Cheers everyone Dan
  67. Dan Walter

    Help Installing Hydor ETH 300

    Cheers chap, I did try that but it didn't seem to sit very well... Probably just me being my normal paranoid self!?
  68. Dan Walter

    Help Installing Hydor ETH 300

    This may sound a bit daft :oops: but I'm having issues installing my hydor external heater. I'm having issues connecting the tubing to the unit... Can anyone walk me through this? Am I meant to take the blue faster off, slide up the filter tubing then back down once tubing is attached to the...
  69. Dan Walter

    LFKC trip to The Green Machine

    Ah there it is..Nice one Steve, photo looks ok to me (?!) but I bet it looks better in the flesh (as they always do imo) I do like this though.. I imagine it would be a fairly easy tank to maintain/prune with all the space around the island. It seems to give a very clean look which I like.
  70. Dan Walter

    LFKC trip to The Green Machine

    Great pics, tanks and banter! I must get up to TGM sometime soon.. Did anyone get any fresh shots of George's demo tank? I've been itching to see how this tank has developed. Cheers Dan
  71. Dan Walter

    Some great nano tanks..

    Stumbled across this today and thought a few nano fans might be interested.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARzzWQfl ... re=related
  72. Dan Walter

    ADA Nile Sand alternative?

    That is kind of why I wanted the Nile Sand, due to grain size I imagined it would hold bottom better and not waft around as much as plain sand during maintenance etc. It's also the perfect colour for what I'm after. The Unipac Arctic is quite nice but might be a bit grey in colour... It's...
  73. Dan Walter

    ADA Nile Sand alternative?

    Good thinking G-man, i've got a bag of Argos playsand lying around doing nowt.
  74. Dan Walter

    Check out my Wood

    It's perfect for what I'm planning, cheers Tom :wink:
  75. Dan Walter

    ADA Nile Sand alternative?

    Hi all, ADA Nile Sand is perfect for the foreground that I'm planning, but I begrudge spending £30 on sand, half of which I probably wont use. Just wondered if anyone knows anything similar to Nile Sand? Im looking at Unipac's Senegal or Zambezi currently... Anyone know of any others out...
  76. Dan Walter

    Check out my Wood

    Hey T, can you (or anyone!?) tell me what the moss that is pictured up from the centre is...Is it weeping? Tank's looking good and healthy btw. Cheers Dan
  77. Dan Walter

    CO2 Glass Diffuser in work - video

    Just seen the responses here, cheers chaps.
  78. Dan Walter

    CO2 Glass Diffuser in work - video

    Hi Viktor, nice vid.. How did you go about cleaning your diffuser?
  79. Dan Walter

    60x45x45 Optiwhite

    Looking good, Gareth. What are your plans for the foreground? The tank and stand look great, fits nicely in that space too. I'm putting together a similar set up at the moment so I'm keen to see what you actually decide to do here. Keep us updated with the progress!
  80. Dan Walter

    Getting the best from Java Fern?

    Thanks to everyone for your detailed responses! That's exactly the kind of information I was after. The java ferns that Amano uses in his tanks look amazing and I would really like something similar for my next 'scape.. To be honest I would be more that happy with some looking half as good...
  81. Dan Walter

    Getting the best from Java Fern?

    Hi all, Does anyone have any advice on getting the best out of the Java Fern varieties..Needle leaf in particular. I'm curious about how to get it to thrive and look it's best. I'm sure I read somewhere that you can trim it right back for better growth.. Anyone?! Cheers Dan
  82. Dan Walter

    What I do when I'm bored at work.

    It would appear there are a few of us that do this.. .
  83. Dan Walter

    24l/5g Nano

    I really like this, Mowse :clap: The GLO units look so much better suspended. Good choice of plants too, will look great once established. I've often looked at these tanks in my LFS and wondered what a properly 'scaped one would look like!? Nice one. :thumbup:
  84. Dan Walter

    Compact photography

    I cant believe the difference!? I've got a spare T8 unit kicking around somewhere that I'm sure could be modded to fit behind the unit.. Cheers for that mate :wink:
  85. Dan Walter

    Compact photography

    Cheers saintly, I've been thinking about back lighting recently.. any suggestions for what type? I was thinking of some sort of LED's on the back of cabinet facing the wall.
  86. Dan Walter

    Compact photography

    Can anyone give me any tips for taking good shots of my tank with my compact? My camera is a Panasonic DMC-FX12 and the current setting are: "Normal Picture" Exposure +1 ISD100 No Flash I'm not expecting anything too great but any advice would be welcomed? I seem to get better pictures...
  87. Dan Walter

    Nano sized wood?

    EBAY item 160404821460 may be of interest? Or get up the A34 to MA in Newbury as they have some nice peices of sumatran driftwood that could bne chopped tyo size. Relatively well priced at £9.99 as well. Just a thought!
  88. Dan Walter

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 120cm latest scape Looking forward to this one, whatever style you decide on.. Your scapes rock! I don't suppose I can persuade you to part with some stems when you tear the current set up down? If you dont ask and all that! :thumbup:
  89. Dan Walter

    Dan W's 60cm "calm before the storm"

    Yeah the ember's are cool little fish, I find the orange gives a nice contrast against the all the greens. I've definitely learnt a lot from this tank when it comes to substrate and hardscape positioning. That's what this tank is all about.. :wink: Cheers Ad, I miss that cave.. I'm not over...
  90. Dan Walter

    Dan W's 60cm "calm before the storm"

    Cheers Chris, that was my favourite so far. Should of left it to grow in properly but I get bored very quickly :lol:
  91. Dan Walter

    Dan W's 60cm "calm before the storm"

    Hi all, I've been playing around with this 60x30x30cm tank since March last year. Current specs (last pic) are: SUBSTRATE: Tropica substrate capped in Argos playsand FILTER: Fluval 204 FLOW ASSISTANCE: Koralia Nano LIGHTING: 2 T5HO 7hr photo period, OSRAM daylight lamps. CO2: FE 2bps FERTS...
  92. Dan Walter

    Andyh's - Dragon Beach

    Great scape, always good to see something different. Very original :thumbup:
  93. Dan Walter

    Fish ID please

    Cheers for the quick response guys :) Time for a bit of research on my part I think.. They look great against the various greens of a planted tank.
  94. Dan Walter

    Fish ID please

    Hi all, Can anyone tell me what this colourful little beauty of a fish is please? Is it a dwarf cichlid? Thanks in advance. Dan
  95. Dan Walter

    Wabi-kusa projects

    Re: Wabi-kusa project Cool WK project Tom. I quite often experiment with mini projects like this but rarely get any good results. Do you add any ferts to the water or are they not required with emersed growth? Keep the pics coming :wink:
  96. Dan Walter

    "Novus Aevum" - 14ltr

    Cracking little nano tank you've put together there. Also, it's good to see someone documenting some experience with the ADA fert range as I'm considering this over TPN+ for my next project. :thumbup: On a different note, I visited Aquajardin in Gloucester recently and was surprised at the...
  97. Dan Walter

    nano - 323 for 8

    I've been looking at the dennerle nano's recently and this makes me want one even more now! Lovely tank :clap:
  98. Dan Walter

    Lily pipe size for Fluval 204 tubing?

    Cheers, Steve. That was just the sort of advice I was looking for. For the record, the 204 you sold me is holding up well. :wink:
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