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  1. Maurits

    200 litre Dutch style fluval roma 200

    Really nice tank and set up. love it
  2. Maurits

    Co2 OCD!

    for sure. you have the tools now
  3. Maurits

    Co2 OCD!

    Nice looking tank :)
  4. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    Three weeks later, Tank needs a good trim, Plant growth is superb. no signs of any Algea
  5. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    Afternoon Ukaps. Let me show you an update on my plants in the Superfish Scaper 90. Firstly Rotala Macrandra, a plant I never had any success within my 44 years of plant and fish keeping, but finally here she s, what a beautiful addition to the plant hobby The second picture, I was on the...
  6. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    @PM_ME_YOUR_NEONS Within the Superfish range you can buy an inline timer with a sunset and sunrise setting ( 10 minutes ), If you want to have a longer sunset and sundown period you need to look online, there are a few options., with reference to the Co2 unit, you're correct. Please bear in mind...
  7. Maurits

    Plants price increase??

    Some inside information post Brexit, getting plants over from Holland. one EU plant passport, no export documents, no import documents, no phyto certificate, no notifications to Apha, No Goods reference notification. Present day, new Uk Plant passport at a cost, export documents and phyto...
  8. Maurits

    Beginning of creation Aquascaper 1200

    lovely scape Guys
  9. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    Afternoon, apologies, noted my name was mentioned. My work week has been dominated by Brexit. Right, to answer all the questions. The Scaper 90 has a different light as the normal SuperFish tanks, it's an 'Overtank fixture' witch acrylic fixings. par rating is 269 :). Within the SuperFish...
  10. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    With a bit of Diy you can use different media, I am more flexible with the nano external though
  11. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    I am indeed really happy with this tank, Have replaced the filter for a SF eco 120 filter to generate more flow. Light is spot on as you can see on he growth of the plants.
  12. Maurits

    Superfish Scaper Tanks

    My Superfish Scaper 90. 10 days old
  13. Maurits

    George Famer @ Maidenhead Leicester - Update

    Thanks James, really appreciated and good to meet you. Jonny :), indeed quite new to the range
  14. Maurits

    George at Leicester MA - anyone going?

    me too :)
  15. Maurits

    Blanket weed in the garden pond?? Advice needed

    well as it seems you're the expert there's no need for me to give any advice anymore. enjoy your oxygen bleach and if it has gone wrong call the expert.
  16. Maurits

    Best value for money fish food

    Dr Bassleer biofish , Hikari and Frozen fish food
  17. Maurits

    Blanket weed in the garden pond?? Advice needed

    phosphate remover and a blanket weed killer on a regular basis will do the trick, not much more you can do as you can't control sun light and rain which are both the main courses for Blanket weed.
  18. Maurits

    New 6ft tank problems

    well done, glad it's sorted. M.
  19. Maurits

    New 6ft tank problems

    Gents. don't understand me wrong. I am the first person to agree that the shop needs to find a solution. It's only a common misunderstanding that you can expect straight away a refund or a brand new one or what ever. that's not how it works according to the law. That it works different is down...
  20. Maurits

    New 6ft tank problems

    Guys, we are talking about a 6ft tank not a £ 8.99 air pump. If you buy a new car and you find out that something is wrong you expect a repair if you're lucky but nobody is expecting a refund. But saying that, any chance you post some pictures as it looks a bit odd to me that you have air...
  21. Maurits

    New 6ft tank problems

    is your nick name a... hol, one of the most stupid advises I have ever seen never heard about discussing issues first before acting like an idiot. for sure if you go to the shop and you tell them the issue they will help you out. I am afraid that the rest of your advice is also incorrect. The...
  22. Maurits

    Plants from Hong Kong

    for your info. it takes less than 24 hours to import between shipping and receiving ( you're talking about the time between ordering and receiving.) And yes there are legal issues importing plants without an import license and notifying Defra. so save yourselves a lot of hassle those few...
  23. Maurits

    can you crowd blue rams?

    If you make sure you give them enough hiding space and don't over crowd your tank with other fish you can do 2 pairs.
  24. Maurits

    Help please- switching to reactor

    Ed :) Have you got a link for building your own diffusor because searching give's you a link to this treat ? thanks, Maurits
  25. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    6. don't think that the picture justifies the fish. they are Stendkers and not settled in yet. Nothing to worries.
  26. Maurits

    Best substrate for Dutch tank

    yep. My good old friend Willem is indeed using only river sand. Crypto's and echinodorus are getting extra iron and fertilizer in capsule/ tablet form cose to the roots.
  27. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    Getting more and more happy with this tank, plants are growing but slow exactly as I wanted as I don't want to trim every week. I have got my so beloved discus and also some lovely checkerboard ciclids. More than enough fish now
  28. Maurits

    Cloverleaf cl1 upgrade

    That's the cheapest way but also the most boring way as there are so many lovely Koi available. or consider sooner or later a bigger pond ( that's my problem always, start small end too big )
  29. Maurits

    Cloverleaf cl1 upgrade

    Nice pond. as Koi can grow over a meter it's advisable to have some form of space. the norm is around 1 cm per 10 liters of pond. so in your case around 250 cm fish maximum. hope this helps M.
  30. Maurits

    Plant I.D.

    stem plant is Limnophila Heterophylla. as it looks you only have got it a short time because it has still it emersed form. Let it grow and trim it back by cutting the bottom part of and put the top part back. once it's settled it can grow rapidly. the floater is already said and correct., M.
  31. Maurits

    Anyone a member of OATA?

    well it's seems you know what you're talking about. Will tell OATA to stop wasting our Money because you are telling we don't need to worry
  32. Maurits

    Another Plant ID

    Indeed Fittonia ( white form ). lovely plant to put in front of the windows or in a paludarium
  33. Maurits

    Asian plant market white fly restrictions

    simple it's getting worse and worse out of my head at least 20 species are now banned. don't understand your thing about getting an order together. all the banned plants are , or are sometimes available in pots cultured in mostly Holland or Vitro. have a look at the forum sponsors and you get...
  34. Maurits

    Anyone a member of OATA?

    I am :) saying that can everybody look at their website and support the hands of your hobby campain by sending a letter to your local MP, remember if we don't do anything there's no aquarium hobby in the next couple of years. M.
  35. Maurits

    "Dutch something or the other" 120 Gal

    Needed some time to read from start to end.love what your doing. nothing to do with Dutch but that's for purists. Love the quality and health of your plants well done
  36. Maurits

    Angels and Cardinals

    An angel fish will eat everything that swims and that suitable for his mouth. So it's pending on the size of your cardinals
  37. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    evening, just back from a few days in Germany or a business trip, have done today a small trim and a big clean up so pics are not the best in the world and yes I know I still need to clean my windows one of my favourites, green swort tails one of my aphyosemion Nukka and my...
  38. Maurits

    Substrate Leeching Ammonia

    before you leave the building, yes you can believe your seneye, I have got similar issues like you, not only checked with a drip test but also in the lab and this assures me that the seneye is ok. Not sure what ammonia has to do with KH ? new for me. KH and GH affects PH. Maybe you mean that...
  39. Maurits

    Best 'coldwater' fish?

    With all respect but education needs to start proper. a tank without a sort of filtration isn't advisable. Yes I know that it can, Yes I know that you do it yourselves but in too many cases it fails. we are talking about 4-5 years old which you want to introduce in our beautiful world of fish...
  40. Maurits

    Single Fish/Shrimp Deaths

    just noticed you're using a dip stick. I nice little gadget but it's only for a quick indication. I am not going into a fight with everybody but I doubt that chlorine is the cause, in fact the levels of chlorine in tap water aren't harmful at all. In your case I think it's more an ammonia or...
  41. Maurits

    Bit embarrassed!!

    it will die within 2-8 weeks. would almost say, put it in a pot with some garden soil, place it for one of your windows and enjoy this lovely fellow
  42. Maurits

    Fry tank basic lighting?

    ;), these retrofits have got their own power source, like you want plug and play, they only thing you use from your juwel light hood are the lamp holders,, so very simple and low powered they will fit in any t5 length, only thing you need to do is to mount two extra clips in your light hood...
  43. Maurits

    Fry tank basic lighting?

    what do you think http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/has-anyone-tried-these-t8-retrofit-led-tubes.31882/ I have only test results for the 60 cm tubes Superfish SuperBright led 10W Photosynthetic active radiation (par) 22 ( replaces 18 watt/ 60 cm tubes ) Lux 834 Kelvin 755...
  44. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    will do my best for some pics asap
  45. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    Hi all. think it's about time to be a bit more active with posting my journey to my 600 litre planted discus tank. People who know me know that I have a back ground in the trade so if mention certain products I use please don't see this as an advert. I think nobody will drive to an LSF to buy...
  46. Maurits

    Sump without Wet/Dry

    must say, here also a nice planted tank and a sump
  47. Maurits

    Alternative to dwarf cichlids

    If you would like to have some small great little ciclids this is one to consider :Dicrossus filamentosus. looking at your other fish, PERSONNALY I would stock to the celestichties, forget the cardinals or the neons, they prefer a bigger tank. best regards, Maurits
  48. Maurits

    Best pond goldfish/ koi food?

    ask 10 people and you get probably 10 different answers. I would always recommend Hikari, not the cheapest but imho the best not only for your fish but also for your filter. answer to your second question is yes. best regards, M.
  49. Maurits

    Underwater Trees

    I think rule 1 applies here. my tank so I do what I like;)
  50. Maurits

    my vivarium show nano. short video

    Re: my vivarium show nano.(crash, boom, wallop!) And this one goes in the back of your car to Holland ? :D
  51. Maurits

    George's Nano Sanzonia

    Small joke, look at one of the pictures in pfk with your Fancies ( the black Fancy ) and you understand my sense of humor
  52. Maurits

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 2 weeks you forgot the remove the floating wast ghe ghe ghe
  53. Maurits

    My rekord 120, vivarium and aquaqube 40 from holland

    Hi Mark welcome on this side of the ocean :D
  54. Maurits

    nelson's nano 1

    promising set up, I will only advice you to remove the metal mats as this will be a source of blue algae soon ( known for my own experience
  55. Maurits

    Saintly's 240L 'savannah dreaming' scape finished

    Re: Saintly's 'savannah dreaming' @ 2 weeks well done Mister. Although I think ( personally ) that you need a little bit of red
  56. Maurits

    Paul's 200L, "Punishment of Luxury"

    it's THE solution for tanks which are not doing well. but this one Paul, even for your Holiday really nice. I am following you since post one and it's lovely to see the improvements
  57. Maurits

    George's Nano Sanzonia

    Lovely set up George, hope you don't get white spot in this one
  58. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    on the side, that's some green spot algae which I don't remove as it looks nice. the fissidens, no, this is an sample from the plant farm to see how it will perform, result is vissible :D
  59. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    So a few weeks later, Algae problems seems to be under control, too much flow and too much additives seems to be working in this case.
  60. Maurits

    Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

    Re: Saintly's "purple rain' ? Nothing to concern, if you buy the replacement bulb you will also get the special screw driver
  61. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    So 2 weeks further now, all plants are growing again ad for the moment no problems with any algae
  62. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    So fed up with the flow in the tank as said before I am gonna replace it with a Aquapro SP4- 1200 l/h might be a little bit of an overkill but time will tell. Also I have changed the lay out, so the tank is a real big mess now. :D
  63. Maurits

    My Lygodactylus williamsi paludarium

    A few years ago somebody introduced a new gecko to me Lygodactylus williamsi. A really stunning electric blue gecko but at that moment way to expensive for me. One of my friend which ows a frog shop in Holland phoned me up a few months ago to tell me that he was breeding this gecko and that 2...
  64. Maurits

    Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky' CRS and BRS and some beautiful sherries. and... Galaxi babies give a shout, you will love my latest buying as well
  65. Maurits

    sams reed frog tank

    Sam. Personally I haven't I am more into the Dendrobates, The Lygodactylus williamsi which I have bought yesterday is actually the first time that I have something different. But one of my best mates is keeping these tree frogs. On the Dutch frogsides is a lot of information available. :D so...
  66. Maurits

    Waveless Box

    proper light, plenty of Co2 and a little bit of fertilizer will do the job
  67. Maurits

    Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky' looking good buddy. I have set up 4 breeding tanks for my shrimps so with a little bit of look I have plenty for you soon small tip, your endlers really like baby shrimp :D , so it's not the best combination
  68. Maurits

    sams reed frog tank

    ghe ghe, you're lucky. These tree frogs are really beautifull and quit easy to keep. A few things to keep in Mind. Take a paludarium ( = a wet terrarium ) aprox 60 cm high. Don't keep them too cool, somewhere between 23-26 degrees Celsius is fine. plenty of plants in your paludarium and spray...
  69. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Actually I have done the trimming last Thursday, I had to go to Holland and my dad had asked for some plants. As I was running out of time it was just a quick trim Not the one I normally do. think the biggest difference between aquascaping in Holland and the Uk is that above methode is quit...
  70. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks James. I know the cause and also the solution. Starting with an Aqua-pro 4sp is the first part :D
  71. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    I was able to catch 2 which are swimming in one of the other tanks :D
  72. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Small update everything is growing well, I am only fighting a battle with green hairy algae My Galaxies are doing very well with as a result some small babies :D
  73. Maurits

    Wabi-kusa projects

    Re: Wabi-kusa project very nice. Javefern can survive easily but it needs a humidity of around 85 %
  74. Maurits

    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    :D see it as your relationship, good days and bad days. Personally I would leave it as it is, it's not at your home so it can't get the attention it needs sometimes. and besides of that, a lot of ukaps members are probably dying to get a tank like this ;)
  75. Maurits

    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    2.50 mtr fully planted ??? :D
  76. Maurits

    Project 178

    Am I the first one who says what a lovely tank ?. :D :D small comment why have you divided your tank exactly in 2 half's ?
  77. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    yes, that's correct :D
  78. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    6 weeks old now and time for a real proper trim, I am trying to work now to the final scape. before trimming after trimming And this is so lovely
  79. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    I use an Arcadia OT2 with 4 x 24 T5 :D little bit an overkill but who cares
  80. Maurits

    85L ryuboku - The harmonic centre

    yep also my compliments for your pics.
  81. Maurits

    4 years later, 350 Gallon planted tank redone

    Wow, the perfect size for a lot of different plants
  82. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    I have 10 of these beautiful babies in my office tank, almost 3-4 cm now and you re right the fun you can get from them. ( I keep them at aprox 20 degrees.)
  83. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks, will cut back the Marsilea this weekend. Filtration , I started with a normal Aqua flow 200 internal, but Marc advised be during his visit to go for a much higher flow, something I am not used to in a planted tank. But I thought give it a try so I am using an aqua-Pro sp2 now ( 950 L/h...
  84. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    :D which chief
  85. Maurits

    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    :D And you want a Dutch planted tank, I am with my hands in the 60 cm at least twice a week to do small changes. I don't believe that you can set up a tank completely right the first time
  86. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks all. Funny at all I said to Saintly a few weeks ago that I completely lost my interest because I killed always al my plants and had too much algae. But changing a few basic things, proper substrate,the right liquids and a different way of using Co2 is for me this time the way to get it...
  87. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks planter, good to see you last Thursday and many thanks for the Vallisneria Nana, this was really the last plant I needed to finish the set up. so it's pics time.
  88. Maurits

    Andyh's 60L kitchen tank

    Congrats with you Cr babies. Wish I could say the same, have a few pregnant ladies all the time but for one reason I never spot any babies.
  89. Maurits

    Sakura Sencha - Neil W's Nano

    Re: Mountain Stream Nano It's just a little bit of over kill :lol:
  90. Maurits

    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    I need to look every few days Mark so keep on posting every few days. If you have to trim your Fissidens ------> :D don't forget your friend
  91. Maurits

    Skinz180189's Old 40L Planted Breeder - No Longer Running

    Re: Skinz180189's 40L Planted Breeder Have fun tomorrow :D
  92. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    :D wait till tomorrow. I have had another great idea with a plant which is commonly available and which will replace the rotala. You will loves this one as well
  93. Maurits

    Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

    I am looking forward to see some more detailed pics buddy. to see all the beautiful spots you have made, the whole tanks is nice to see but then you miss most of the nice parts. Have I seen correctly that you have some riccia between your moss ?, very nice, breaks the color
  94. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    This is dad. I had 6 of them 4 of the larves died in the buckets i normally use, so i thought throw the other 2 in my tank and see what happens. for the moment they are my best algae eaters :) I am gonna change some details tomorrow as some new plants arrives :)
  95. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    Hi Ad. your inlet isn't the only reason, playing with the Co2 and your way of water changing is also not something I would advice to people. try to avoid big differences between tank water temperature and tap water temperature, 5 -10 degrees is fine, if it's more than this can be the start of...
  96. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    :D bought it on a kind of metal thing which I have cut in half, you can get it from an Aquafleur supplier
  97. Maurits

    3 Foot Planted Tank - Journey

    Re: First posting nice tank :D welcome to Ukaps
  98. Maurits

    "Serenity Peak" Mark's 60cm Iwagumi

    Mark, what a lovely looking tank, My first thought was maybe a little bit boring and i was thinking it should need one more variety of plant, but looking twice it's that peace full that you must leave it this way Br Maurits
  99. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    That's ships. probably do a 25 % water change ?,
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