I maybe answering my own question here, but... I am getting a lot of fine particles in my tank now, which I think is coming from a large piece of wood which I have had in the tank now two years. Is it now time to throw it out? I have also noticed that my nitrate has increased to 40ppm, from...
All my local aquatic centers only have tiny pieces of wood and stone, I live in Leeds and have even driven to Hull (octopuss8) to loof for bigger pieces with no luck. I have a new roma 240 tank... sat with substrate init an d nothing else.
any suggestions on where i can find some good wood and...
Tank - Fire Aqua 1500 x 210 x 240, 10mm low iron glass. 20G / 75 ltr
Stand - Ikea Kallax bookshelf's as stand, with extra soild wood top.
Filter - 1 x 1400lph canister filters (eheim copy)
Light - MML LED Tube on a Cade hanging kit
Hardscape - Bog wood / random wood
Substrate - Gravel
So I decided to do a how-to on Emersed Culture(s) for newbies to the whole "Emersed World!" of aquatic plants.
I have been planting and "Harvesting" Emersed aquarium (or aquatic) plants, for around 3 years now. In that time I have learned a lot in such little time, that is due to...
Hi, I brought some wood from a aquarium shop last weekend and want to get it ready for my tank. It was slightly moldy so I soked both peices in boiling water for 20mins and left them to soak in cold water over night.
Is this enough or do you think I should do something else to the wood?
I was on a Field Course last week in Dorset, and a lot of heather on the sand dunes at Studland etc had died in the drought.
You couldn't collect any dead heather from Studland, because it is a NNR, but there should be other heaths, moors and commons where there is dead heather wood you...
I have seen people create backgrounds using cement to cover polystyrene which got me wondering wether it would be possible to get any wood(such as non safe) from a local forest and dunk it in cement and apply the same method as the diy backgrounds. Not sure if this is a crazy idea or if anyone...
I'm planning on purchasing a Juwel Lido 200 next week.
It will be the first time I've used CO2 and tried to aquascape.
Any tips for a beginner? My dad and I have always kept aquariums but this CO2 introduction has made me nervous! If anyone knows a decent place to purchase gas...
Following on from a previous thread which I asked about collecting wood in my local area, I managed to find some very nice Oak branches without bark on.
I understand that Oak is a close grain wood so should not get soggy and flake too quickly; however is there any type of clear protective...
I live in the Wiltshire area, I have a lot of countryside around me and would love to find a piece of wood/ pieces of wood to use in my new scape.
Could anyone suggest safe and common wood types that I could use in the scape?
I am in the process of setting up a Trigon 190 tank. I have decided on wood as my hardscape base underpinned by some rock.
I saw some very nice wood at ridiculous prices at sevceral of my local FS and discovered that the wood was grape vine stems. I have free and random access...
Thought I'd share my build as I go, I can only put in an hour or so a day so it's going to be a few weeks until it's completed so you'll have to bare with me.
I'm using reclaimed pallet wood and any other bits I can get for free. I should have enough timber with the 6 pallets I have...
Planning a 'scape.
Just curious about hardscape - particularly the use of wood and rocks together.
I've always been more a fan of wood and have read in some places that you are better of using one or the other.
However I've seen the combination work well in numerous tanks.
My questions are...
So i found this on the beach at the weekend. It's actually too large for any tank i own, but it looks cool and i can sort of imagine what i'd do with it. I'll keep it in the hope i may have use for it in future (although i'm open to offers;)).
Curious to hear what others would do with this.
For my new fish tank, I needed a suitable piece of furniture.
In this journal I wanted to show you my progress so far.
The tank is 100cm x 50cm x 50cm
Love to hear your feedback and tips!
Side view (long side):
Wood dye applied:
Detailled shot of...
First of all, I don't people telling me that my substrate and gravel choices are bad or my stone should be moved/ changed. This is simply for feedback on my redmoor placing.
So with that established, I am setting up a planted aquarium using a 200L (43G) Fluval aquarium. I have a JBL 2kg CO2...
Saw these at the local stores , just wondering if you guys would pay $60 each for these pieces and put it in your planted tanks ? If so which one would you choose , Any Ideas? Do you guys like any of these?
Hey there ladies and gentlemen. Im looking to get back into the game soon (and have eyed up a freaking lovely 135l tank with which to do so) and i have the misfortune of living in a hard water area. If i could afford the RO kit id be going for it without question but its not an option for me.
After I had american cichlids for 2 years I decidec that I want a planted tank again, so it will be a nature aquarium. I started this setup 2 days ago.
Tank - 70x35x40
Lighting - 2x24w 6500k
Filter - Tetratec ex 600
CO2 - citric acid and baking soda 1BPS, UP inline atomizer
Quick noob question.
So in my quest to go low tech planted. I want to buy this http://www.aquariumgardens.co.uk/manzanita-wood-s2-16x11-977-p.asp
to make a tree out of.
I might cut off the brunch at the bottom to give the look of a longer trunk.
What is the best way to go about...
Hey guys I am looking for some comments on my current hard scape (no plants ordered yet).
Be as truthful as you can :) if you think it looks rough be sure to let me know, and let me know what you would change personally!
I personally dont think it looks quite right yet but cant seem to put...
its been awhile since I have taken down the Lonely mountain and is time for new venture :)
I have played a bit with the hardscape to decide what style of aquascape I want and I came up with those 2 hardscapes:
Seiryu stone mountain hardscape:
And wood scape, with some...
After reading a few journals on here and everyone sort of asking for more journals to be made, especially new tanks etc I thought id share my story and progress!
Im going to generalise the last year or so and get into more detail when the journal becomes more recent
Hi all, I thought I would start my first journal on here as I have never got round to doing one before.
The tank is a juwel rio 125 which I've had set up as a high tech co2 tank for the last few years. I have recently moved house, so I decided to completely rescape and go low tech as I will have...