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  1. Maurits

    200 litre Dutch style fluval roma 200

    Really nice tank and set up. love it
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. Maurits

    600 litre planted discus tank ( Journal)

    will do my best for some pics asap
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Maurits

    My rekord 120, vivarium and aquaqube 40 from holland

    Hi Mark welcome on this side of the ocean :D
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Maurits

    George's Nano Sanzonia

    Lovely set up George, hope you don't get white spot in this one
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. Maurits

    Waveless Box

    proper light, plenty of Co2 and a little bit of fertilizer will do the job
  21. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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
  25. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    I was able to catch 2 which are swimming in one of the other tanks :D
  26. 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
  27. 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 ?
  28. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    yes, that's correct :D
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Maurits

    85L ryuboku - The harmonic centre

    yep also my compliments for your pics.
  32. Maurits

    4 years later, 350 Gallon planted tank redone

    Wow, the perfect size for a lot of different plants
  33. 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.)
  34. 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...
  35. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    :D which chief
  36. 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...
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Maurits

    Sakura Sencha - Neil W's Nano

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

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

    Re: Skinz180189's 40L Planted Breeder Have fun tomorrow :D
  41. 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
  42. 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 :)
  43. 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...
  44. 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
  45. Maurits

    3 Foot Planted Tank - Journey

    Re: First posting nice tank :D welcome to Ukaps
  46. 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
  47. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

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

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    A few days later Although everything looks oke I am not really satisfied with all my plants. as said earlier my Rotala is laying down, probably due to too much light, the Tonina and mini riccia are getting a little bit white in the tops. So I have to think how to sort this. One of my...
  49. Maurits

    Betta_246S Low-Tech Planted Shrimp Tank Pico

    looks you have some cleaning to do. Also as far as my experience reached with cat litter your GH, KH and PH levels will go sky high, if you want to keep shrimps proper you should go for a max PH level of 7 / 7.5. so maybe consider this. Hiep hoi Maurits
  50. Maurits

    Project 178

    wow, no further comments. Ps welcome and I will tell the same to you as they told me, welcome to the crazy world
  51. Maurits

    Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238l CLOSEING down today 1st May

    Re: Journal 2 . Finaly, 4ft 238l NEED ADVICE! 20TH NOV That's the reason why I pull them out after a few months cut the plants in half and put the top back.
  52. Maurits

    New Scape (critique needed) PICS

    Sure your plants are not happy, but 2 days is not that bad that they will die. if needed you can add some of the liquid co2 products, or in a worst case make some co2 yourself. but most important for all, you can't use a bottle in 4 days unless you are really overdose your tank, of your...
  53. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    I have decided today in a crazy thought to move the tank to my study room. scape is also a little bit changed, it's now really red, green, red, green. will make more pics later
  54. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    one benefit :D less maintanance
  55. Maurits

    saintly's 15l nano.

    Second George :D Although there's only 1 picture from the first on UKaps :)
  56. Maurits

    saintly's 15l nano.

    I think you need this ugly pieces of wood, otherwise it will probably a little bit boring scape. :D
  57. Maurits

    saintly's 15l nano.

    What do you think instead of everything straight in the middle to start from 1.3 of this tank. it's possible :D
  58. Maurits

    Adam's 40cm Nano

    Sounds nice :D
  59. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Ghe ghe, is that the reason that you haven't posted yet all the other pics :D
  60. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks Marco as always use full comments, I will let the plants grow a little bit more and than I will change some bits and pieces Cheers, Maurits
  61. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    As my first idea is not gonna work, I have decided this morning to go for the 95 % old fashioned, why not 100% because I haven't got a back ground which is needed in a Dutch scape. To go for the real Dutch scaping you have to follow quit a few rules. - 1 variety of plants per 10 cm tank. - all...
  62. Maurits

    My 120l planted journal

    wow, Good luck in solving all this
  63. Maurits

    Naija's 1st planted tank

    Hi Naija, I can't see the picture with your lay out, shame but seen Adandrews reply I think you need what to do. Don't worries about making mistake only nobody is perfect, and that's not my name. One tip because your tank is quit high, put much more substrate in the back than you do on the...
  64. Maurits

    French tony's 60 cm tank.3

    Shame that your glosso didn't work. would almost suggest to use your javamoss as a carpet and nothing elso to keep the peace full atmosphere. Br, Maurits
  65. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Nick, don't worries Vivarium and I are very close friends , but we like to teas each other sometimes
  66. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    As my friend Vivarium :D ( ladies and gentleman keep your daghters inside ) already said I have broken already a few rules. ( the stones, not a proper background, the green, red, green rules and to many plants for this size. ) but the tank is not finished and will rescape after I know which...
  67. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    you mean that's the top of your body, red hair en the green bits are brain eaters who are always hungry
  68. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Thanks, that's the basic principle of old fashioned Dutch aquascaping, although I missed one rule and that says 1 variety per 10 cm , so officialy in my tanks is 6 varieties and 2 eye cathers allowed.
  69. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    tinner leaves, 2 cm bigger and orange / red is the target. we will see how the develop in different tanks as yours are from the same batch. nice piece of research
  70. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Day 2 en my new toy :D :D :D
  71. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape Thanks Aaron. I understand what you want, but in the old fashioned way of Dutch scaping you look at other things. neigbourhoud plants are always with a different colour, different leave shap and different size. In the old fashioned style it'a allowed to go for...
  72. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape So Day 1 it starts looking a proper original old fashioned Dutch planted tanks precisely according to the dutcH aquascaping rules
  73. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape So finally my surprise box arrived from Holland, which causes me already some problems, to much plants. The first thing I had to do was changing the rocks thanks to JamesM. After that the planting started, and half way my lovely wife started commenting that...
  74. Maurits

    Sedona - 20L (Liza's Tank - Update)

    Re: Liza's 20L Nano Tank There are no silence air pumps, only some of them make less noise than others. The only thing you can do is take a box, fill this completely with 1 or 2 mm gravel and bury your air pump in the gravel. You will see the noise is almost gone. Maurits
  75. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape Still do, currently leucomelas, Auratus and Tri colors, but soon I will have some other varieties as well. In holland we call this MTS, multi Tank syndrome, which I can say now i have with 9 paludaria, and 3 fish tanks :D
  76. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Re: 4 hills - Dutch styled scape will let you know soon, somebody in Holland has got a surprise package for me and as I understand some of them are quit rare. For sure that I will use riccia around the 3 stones and flame moss in front of the riccia, as the difference in green is so...
  77. Maurits

    60 cm - Old fashioned Dutch style scape

    Hi All. please let me first use the opportunity to introduce my self. My name is Maurits, born in Holland and moved to the Uk last year. Into the aquatics already almost 30 years, I had my first tank when I was 7 or 8 or so. Lost interest 10 years ago due to poisson dart frogs, but since a...
  78. Maurits

    UKaps Iwagumi

    Start looking Ok :)
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