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  1. Bartash

    2000 Subscribers!

    Hi NA-Fan, Its abit of both to be honest, alot of the stuff i have bought and made videos if i think they are good or bad. Contacted the companies and told them i have reviewed a product i have bought and they sent me other products to check out. Other companies have seen my channel and asked...
  2. Bartash

    2000 Subscribers!

    i have made it to the 2000 subscriber mark on YouTube :) Thank you to everyone who has subscribed or taken the time to watch one of my videos. I have a massive passion for this hobby and I love making videos on YouTube and when I reach certain personal targets it encourages me to make more...
  3. Bartash

    Hello

    Welcome to the forum and i love your forum name lol
  4. Bartash

    Hi

    Welcome to the Forum :) Carl
  5. Bartash

    New member from devon

    Welcome to the forum, everyone is friendly and helpful here. Enjoy your stay Carl
  6. Bartash

    New Moderators - Ian Holdich and Ady34

    Congrats guys, well deserved :thumbup: Carl
  7. Bartash

    DIY: Moss wall with a difference

    Thx guys and sure use any of my vids buddy Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  8. Bartash

    My 11yr old sons first aquascape

    Level of difficulty: Easy Volume: 12L Dimentions: 30 x 20 x 20 cm Substrate: Tropica Substrate , plus Unipac gravel Light: Orphek PR72 LED Light CO2: 3-5 mg/L Heat: 24c Filter: Eheim Classic 2213 Fertilizer: 5ml Tropica Premium 5ml Tropica Specialized per week Time consumption/week: less than 30...
  9. Bartash

    I need your images

    Hi all im setting up a small personal website in conjunction with my youtube channel but i need photos etc.. for some nice header images they need to be as high res as possible and 1000 x 288 pixels minimum The are to replace the header images here Welcome to PlantedTankUK | Bringing Nature...
  10. Bartash

    My 11yr old sons first aquascape

    Hi guys i wanted to show you my sons aquascape, he is only 11 and designed and did the whole thing himself, im one proud dad :) Leave him a comment on the video and thumbs up, he watches for new comments daily lol Thanks Carl
  11. Bartash

    My new Aquascape in Fluval Roma 90

    Thanks guys its much appreciated. Corys are totally stunning fish and i feel they have a great personality and always great to just sit and watch them. Carl
  12. Bartash

    My new Aquascape in Fluval Roma 90

    Ive made a layout video hope you like it. Its better to watch in HD Carl
  13. Bartash

    New look ukaps forum and website

    great job guys the site looks amazing :) Carl
  14. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    Ive just uploaded a quick video showing the light over one of the tanks so you can see what the colour is like http://youtu.be/mgu4pZ83oK0 Carl
  15. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    There must be something in the different colours Ian as most LED companies is trying to get them into their lights. Fluval have just developed their new LED Featuring 5 unique LED Band Waves for maximum growth and colour. 50% of the LED mix meets the optimal photosynthetic requirements of...
  16. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    http://marine-engineers.org/2012/04/18/ ... om-orphek/ Take a look at this site its about the Red LEDs Carl
  17. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    Finally YouTube is working for uploads again video is now back up and running http://youtu.be/e_sHB80-9QQ Carl
  18. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    sorry gimme a few mins i messed something up, it will be up very soon :)
  19. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    Ok video is now live here: http://youtu.be/LTQ5tXLn6Vc Carl
  20. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    Ive just made a video that is rendering now, but i can give you the par readings now: 18" away 409 47" away 99 57" away 46 I will post link as soon as the video is uploaded
  21. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    I will be doing a Tropica video tomorrow morning but after i will try get some video footage of the light in action Carl
  22. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    These lights far exceed my expectations, i did a quick test with my light meter directly under it and got 4000 PAR, it has lenses that can easily be removed if you wish to weaken it a bit. Im going to do a full video review of the light and have to admit this is the best LED light i have seen...
  23. Bartash

    YouTube Aquatic Contest

    I just wanted to let you all know about the contest i am running on YouTube where you can win lots of glassware, seneye reef, aquascaping tools and lots more. It open to everyone no matter where you live and its just a little thank you back to the community Check out the video and enter...
  24. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    I have to say what an awesome day i had, everyone was friendly and it was great to feel a part of UKAPS instead of just a forum member. Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak to me and introduce themselves although im abit jealous i would have looked good in a black UKAPS shirt lol...
  25. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    Omg only 20 mins into the journey and my sons already started with "are we nearly there" Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  26. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    Me and my son are on the train and my son won't be quiet because he is so excited...does he not know you can sleep on trains grrrr Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
  27. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    Fantastic news, I have just picked up the glass spraybar prototype so I will be able to bring it to aquatics live and I have to say for a prototype it looks fantastic. Here is a little teaser pic for you: glass spraybar prototype by PlantedTankUK, on Flickr Carl
  28. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    Damn I'm excited but nervous about introducing myself to people, planning on getting the train from Broadstairs at 6.11am and if I planned it right I will be there about 8.30am so only need to wait around for half hour or so Carl
  29. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    Yes my son is getting very excited saying he is looking forward to spending the day with me :)))))))
  30. Bartash

    ORPHEK PR72 LED FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUM LED PENDANT

    Ive been contacted by this company http://orphek.com/led/orphek-products/pr72-planted-2/ to be the UK contact for this Planted Tank LED light http://orphek.com/led/wp-content/upload ... endant.pdf http://marine-engineers.org/2012/04/18/ ... om-orphek/ What are your guys opinions about the...
  31. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    no this will be with aquariumplantfood hopefully. The glass blowers is 3 miles from where i live so its handy for sorting prototypes
  32. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    on a little side note im having a prototype glass spray bar made up hopefully it will be ready for aquatics live so i can get you guys to give your input about future prototypes etc...
  33. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    they send you a PDF document so you can print out your tickets Carl
  34. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System

    I know they have lots of things in the works including software updates that will monitor some of the non essential stuff. actually im gonna edit the first post and add my link so people can see my device results: https://www.seneye.me/bartash click on plantedtankuk and you will see...
  35. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System

    yes thats the only downside that the device has to be connected to the computer but you can buy addition things like usb extention cables and wifi USB routers. Seneye also have a stand at aquatics live on the 10th and 11th if people wanted to check em out
  36. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System

    yeah it goes inside the aquarium and yeah you can hide it behind stuff, you can also buy the additional float so you can float the device on the water surface taking a constant par reading under your lights
  37. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System

    Hi Everyone, I little while ago I got sent a Seneye Reef device, this device is suitable to be used on planted tanks so don't focus on the "reef". Currently I have the device set up on my Tiger Shrimp tank and I have to admit it has saved the life of my shrimp several times. In case any...
  38. Bartash

    Aquatics Live Showcase

    I took a load of photos of my tank today, you might find something you can use there hopefully http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartash/sets/72157631934915764/ Carl
  39. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    It makes you laugh really cant sell fish or reptiles but fair grounds can give away goldfish as prizes which is discusting
  40. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    On a side note, if anyone who went to Aquatics live last year could answer please. Can you buy stuff like hardscape, shrimp etc.. or is it just showing stuff off? Just curious if i should take extra money with me Carl
  41. Bartash

    Whos going to aquatics live?

    It would be nice to know who is going to aquatics live and on what days Post up your names and the days you are going and i will keep editing the first post with the updated list :) Carl Saturday Bartash Westyggx nizmonet Ady34 Tim Gary Nelson OllieNZ logi-cat Whitey89 Tebo Matty1983 mario...
  42. Bartash

    Aquatics Live - Cheap Parking....

    Just booked my tickets for aquatics live for me and my son, im gonna train and tube it in, only bummer with that is carrying back everything to Broadstairs if i buy stuff lol Carl
  43. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System Review

    i know John @ http://aquariumplantfood.co.uk has just started selling them so if anyone was interested in buying then head over and pay him a visit Carl
  44. Bartash

    Seneye Water Monitoring System Review

    This morning the Seneye saved the life of all the shrimp in my shrimp tank, I got a warning text saying my temp had dropped when I went and checked my heater had died so luckily i had a spare one lying around. Understanding what is happening inside your aquarium is vital to ensuring that the...
  45. Bartash

    Youtube Competition for UK aquascapers

    I am giving away a 500ml bottle containing www.aquariumplantfood.co.uk All in One EI nutrition and a refill bag. http://youtu.be/e8qQHz1t0bE Rules: You must be a subscriber Post a video response to this video showing your tank and telling us why you should have the prize and maybe a bit about...
  46. Bartash

    Aquatics Live 2012 Competition

    Im planning on coming with my 11yr old son to try get him hooked on the hobby but i wont be entering the competition as we can only come up for 1 day, would be nice to get some UKAPS tshirts to walk around in though, can we get them from somewhere? Carl
  47. Bartash

    DIY: Moss wall with a difference

    thankyou for the kind words <3 Carl
  48. Bartash

    DIY: Moss wall with a difference

    I have made a new tutorial/guide on my different method to make a moss wall using wood instead of mesh hope you all enjoy and subscribe to my channel if you can <3 Carl
  49. Bartash

    Carls 4ft of glory

    Ive uploaded a video of the new scape on youtube if anyone would like to check it out http://youtu.be/9IjM6JA8hEk ignore the youtube antishake rubbish im removing that as i type Carl
  50. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    The plants are growing but don't have the fastest growth i have seen, im going to try and get hold of a tube light or an LED light with higher rated bulbs to compare. Carl
  51. Bartash

    My Product reviews

    Just thought i would share the links to the product reviews i have done so far: All Pond solutions 32 LED Aquarium Light Review http://youtu.be/Q90Sv1V28eE All Pond Solutions 250-CIF Corner Filter Review http://youtu.be/Vx9-RtVsexM HM TDS Meter Review http://youtu.be/TjgsN3d4Xy0 BeamsWork 54...
  52. Bartash

    Carls 4ft of glory

    Ok so i finally got round to doing the re-scape, One last time messing with layout Ok so after i caught the fish, stripped out the plants and rocks and drained all the water i piled up all the old aquabasis and manado into the 2 main planting areas. I placed the wood and rocks roughly where...
  53. Bartash

    REVIEW: Beamswork 54 LED Aquarium Light

    Thank You im trying my hardest to help out the community Carl
  54. Bartash

    REVIEW: Beamswork 54 LED Aquarium Light

    I have been contacted by the supplier of these lights on youtube and he is offering 20% discount on the fresh water range of lights by contacting him directly qoodeman [at] hotmail [dot] com if you know any LFS that would sell these then tell them to contact him as he is willing to do big...
  55. Bartash

    Discussion: High end 'v' affordability

    Absolutely fantastic this is just the mature discussion i was after in this thread, keep em coming guys and gals. Carl
  56. Bartash

    Discussion: High end 'v' affordability

    After visiting many internet sites offering equipment and products for planted tanks ive noticed that many of them are concentrating on high end/expensive products. I totally agree that these products are great products and can make your tanks look fantastic. I do however feel that the market...
  57. Bartash

    REVIEW: HM TDS Meter

    Thought whilst i was on a review streak i would review the TDS meter that arrived this morning. I am not an expert in TDS meters this was really to show the quality of the one i bought and how to use it. http://youtu.be/TjgsN3d4Xy0 Thx for watching Carl Twitter...
  58. Bartash

    Carls 4ft of glory

    Ok ive started planning the re-scape of my 4ft tank Im going to be using some wood i pulled out of a river local to me about a year ago, its been sitting in my garden drying out and is totally dead. Because the pieces are too large to boil up im going to run a bath of scolding hot water and...
  59. Bartash

    Is this wood safe to use?

    Thx for the replies its much appreciated, im gonna run a bath of scolding hot water and give it a good scrub where its been outside but i think these are gonna look good in the tank. :) Carl (woo better reword that im gonna place the wood in a scolding hot bath and scrub the wood clean)
  60. Bartash

    Substrate advise

    Im planning on rescaping my 4ft tank in a few weeks so far i have got JBL Sansibar "river" sand for the front area of my design. Currently in my tank i have a mixture of aquabase and manado i plan to use this as a base for the planted areas in the tank, some of it will be in some stocking bags...
  61. Bartash

    REVIEW: Beamswork 54 LED Aquarium Light

    Ok the guy mailed me back he is going to do 20% off single units because of the review, but he is also looking for shops to sell units with great discounts of 6+ so if you know any stores interested then send them my way and i will pass on info i just need to know if he wants me to give people...
  62. Bartash

    Is this wood safe to use?

    ahahahaha lmao funniest vid ive seen for a while. Talking like his nose is bunged up lol
  63. Bartash

    Is this wood safe to use?

    I made a quick video to ask if you think this wood is safe to use in an aquarium, i have no idea what wood it is but i pulled it out from a local stream. http://youtu.be/HcKxbB_hBvQ Carl
  64. Bartash

    REVIEW: Beamswork 54 LED Aquarium Light

    Hold on before you buy, i had an email from the seller and he is going to be doing an offer on this range of lights. Im just waiting to hear back from him now. carl
  65. Bartash

    REVIEW: Beamswork 54 LED Aquarium Light

    This is a video review of a light i bought for my new set up for £29.99 The light came from an guy on eBay that sells freshwater and marine LED lights http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Aqua-Man My Google+ Page:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100607725066297201293/100607725066297201293/posts...
  66. Bartash

    DIY Fluidized Sand Bed Filter

    yeah i think that will be far too much, im just using a 700L/H at the moment, if you managed to get a larger container to build your fluidized sand bed then you would be able to use greater L/H. Im planning on making my own container out of clear perspex tube 80mm x 500mm when i can afford to...
  67. Bartash

    so many choices...

    I cant decide for the life of me what shrimp to get for my new shrimp tank: Blue Dwarf from tyne valley Yellow shrimp from forum sponsor when they have them for sale again Red Rili's Hong kong Blues I didnt want to go for normal red cherry so your thoughts on the about would be good :) Carl
  68. Bartash

    Product Review AllPondSolutions 600-HO Hang on Filter Review

    Ok video is uploading now, should be finished in about 5 mins: http://youtu.be/FG5QpNQPOEA i do have to say though that the phone has amplified the sound slightly and in person its quieter and i could easily sleep through the noise.
  69. Bartash

    Product Review AllPondSolutions 600-HO Hang on Filter Review

    Sorry its something i should have said in the video but the noise you can hear is the air pump in my other tank for the sponge filter. The HOB is very quiet itself. Carl
  70. Bartash

    Product Review AllPondSolutions 600-HO Hang on Filter Review

    I have just done a quick video review of the allpondsolutions.co.uk Hang-on-Filter 600-HO. This is a great filter and only £13.99 http://youtu.be/y2EYAYETBPA dont forget to subscribe and comment on youtube ;) Carl
  71. Bartash

    DIY Fluidized Sand Bed Filter

    I does not get sucked out as long as you don't over fill with sand, 1/3 is about perfect. :)
  72. Bartash

    DIY Fluidized Sand Bed Filter

    Disclaimer: I accept no responsibility for any damage or injuries you may sustain whilst using this walkthrough. This is for informational purpose only and may not be reproduced without my permission. I’ve seen several videos on YouTube where people have made a fluidized sand bed filters but I...
  73. Bartash

    white deposit on plants in new tank

    Yeah i think i agree with you guys, the wood does seem different. This wood was from my LFS and it had all ready been in a tank for over a month and had nothing on when i bought it and it looks more umm Jelly like. Its gonna be hard taking the wood out to scrub it as its half burried in the...
  74. Bartash

    white deposit on plants in new tank

    There you go 4 pictures, the first 3 are on plants and it wraps the whole stem, the other picture is it on the wood. Carl
  75. Bartash

    white deposit on plants in new tank

    I have this in my new set up, its the first time i have ever had it in a tank and yes it does look ugly, i have been reading around and shrimp eat it so im gonna manually remove what i can and try keep it under control then when i add the shrimp hopefully they will clean the rest. It like the...
  76. Bartash

    Water parameters check please

    Thank you for the replies everyone. Im going to leave this tank cycling for another month or so as i am in no rush to add any livestock, i have made up a big container of 50% RO and 50% tap water that im going to be using for my water changes on this tank but apart from that i dont want to do...
  77. Bartash

    In Vitro Gel

    I emailed them asking about the use with aquatic plants and this was the reply: Carl Our gels have been used with aquatics in the past. The advantage is that the active, IBA, is present at very low levels. Less than one hundred thousandth of 1% so the risk is very low. Nutrients and micro...
  78. Bartash

    In Vitro Gel

    i have found a a place i think looks interesting and i think i will buy some to try when i get paid. http://www.nugel.co.uk/gel2root-rooting-gel
  79. Bartash

    Water parameters check please

    The new journal im doing is a shrimp tank but im totally rubbish with water parameters. I got this from my water supplier to show what i get from the tap K521 RUMFIELDS WATER SUPPLY ZONE (18300) Your water is: Very Hard 125 Ca mg/l...
  80. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    The mini external is on its way back to allpondsolutions.co.uk i did a review of it it will stick in the forum soon. it started off great. Then realised the canister was sucking in air and flow was non existent. It turns out the canister itself was not airtight and was very poorly made. For the...
  81. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    OK update time, things have progressed really well and feeling please with how things have turned out so far. OK first up is the light, after spending a lot of time searching around for a light that will fit and look good I came across a guy selling some good looking LED lights. I have to...
  82. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    ok here is an update of where i am now: I have bent a piece of perspex to help hold back the substrate so it does not mix with the sand Added the sand My new mini external filter arrived so i setup the pipework to see what it would look like in the tank, i wont however be using the...
  83. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    those plants i bought for my 4ft tank so i doubt i would use them to be honest, maybe just use Willow moss, Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, Hemianthus Glomeratus and some dwarf hair grass and then source a few other plants. Thx Sentral for letting me know about the heater, i will keep an eye on it when...
  84. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    just bought one of these little heaters for it http://orinoco-aquatics.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=49 nice small size so easy to hide and a good price to go with it. Carl
  85. Bartash

    Carls 46x25x25

    I already have a 4ft tank that I am going to be re-scaping soon but I thought I would have a try at doing something smaller in the meantime. i was given a 46cm x 25cm x 25cm tank that was all scaled up so i gave it a good clean and scrub and it came up quite well. I am a total beginner when it...
  86. Bartash

    New species of catfish found!

    So off to the "Man Room" I trot only to find a visitor asleep in my next project, is nothing sacred for man anymore! Carl
  87. Bartash

    Should I pre mature filter?

    Thx guys I thought 17 days was abit short but at least I won't have to cycle for so long when in the new tank. It will at least cut the cycle time down for me abit. I will still have to find some nice shrimp to go in there so maybe there will be a few extra weeks cycling. Sent from my Galaxy...
  88. Bartash

    Should I pre mature filter?

    I am just gathering the bits and pieces together to set up a shrimp tank, do you think it would be beneficial to mature the sponge filter I have bought for it in my main tank whilst i am gathering the rest of the stuff. I will be buying the rest of the stuff on the 24th April which is pay day...
  89. Bartash

    My 4ft Planted Tank

    tank has been set up for a few months now but i have been having to buy stuff gradually as i get the money, im not happy with my pressurized setup so need to think about sorting that next. i might have to bite the bullet and get a good regulator with solenoid on there, im having trouble getting...
  90. Bartash

    My 4ft Planted Tank

    Thx Guys, i have 48w bright white 5500k Daylight Tube and a JBL Tropic Sun Floro tube. The substrate is aquabasis+ covered with manado, i would not use manado again as i find it very light, does not hold stems down well at all either. Carl
  91. Bartash

    My 4ft Planted Tank

    Hi all i just wanted to share some pictures of my first planted tank, most of the plants came from plantedtanks.co.uk and from the for sale section in this forum. I dose with dry salts and flourish excel Pressurized CO2 @ 3 bubbles a minute I just need to get some nice shrimp in...
  92. Bartash

    Hallo from Croatia

    Welcome to the forum, everyone is friendly so enjoy your stay Carl
  93. Bartash

    Feeding 2 tanks with 1 CO2 setup

    If you want to add co2 to 2 tanks but only use 1 bottle i think this is a good way for you to achieve this http://www.hosefit.co.uk/catalog/produc ... cts_id=267 http://www.hosefit.co.uk/catalog/produc ... cts_id=297 put the Y connector first then one of the inline flow controllers on both...
  94. Bartash

    CO2 Equip arrived :)

    Doh more money to spend out b4 i go pressurized lol. Thx for pointing it out :) Carl
  95. Bartash

    filter suggestions pls

    I think i need to invest in a new external filter, im using a fluval 304 for my 160l tank and im thinking after reading through the posts that its not really good enough especially once my tank is fully planted or should i get hold of a second one and run them both? Im gonna have to save up...
  96. Bartash

    Floor level

    i would be worried having a 250l tank sitting on a floor with that much of a slope, i can imagine in the middle of the night finding my tank in the cellar lol
  97. Bartash

    Can't get on James' Planted Tanks

    yeah not working for me either :/
  98. Bartash

    CO2 Equip arrived :)

    I won an auction on Ebay for a TMC CO2 regulator for £16, the guy was selling it as brand new which is isnt as the nut by the pin adapter is chewed up; so i have contacted him about it. Im still going to keep it as it is still a good deal for £16 even though it took 3 weeks for him to send it...
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