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  1. Wills

    ADA 60F low tech

    So it looks like I am going to be working at home at least part time for the forseable future, I mentioned in an other thread wanted to start this tank and I've finally bought the first few components to the set up so thought I would start to document it. The tank is an ADA 60F which is 30...
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    Which nano tank should I get

    Hi :) I'm trying to decide which nano tank to get for my office. Thought I'd get some thoughts from you guys to see which one I should get and what I should do with it. I'm going to be working from home for quite a while due to whats going on - at least 3 days a week and I have the perfect spot...
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    New Blue Velvet Shrimps

    Recieved 10 of these Blue Velvet shrimps today. Due to the pandemic reluctant to travel to the stores that stock fancy shrimp so ordered them online. Really happy with them so far and they seem to be doing well. I got 3 Horned Sun Snails too hoping their reputation for eating algae helps me out...
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    RO shopping list

    Right think I've decided to take the plunge and get an RO system. It can go under my sink and I have a spot in the kitchen I could put a storage tub. My tap water is just too bad and I'm getting algae in my planted tank and this is what I am putting it down to. Please can someone help me put a...
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    Hardwater tank candidates

    There are a few of us on the forum at the moment with very hard water (250ppm or 15 degrees +) and I know a few of us are keeping lists individually so I thought it would be good to set up a 'master thread' that we can all contribute to and hopefully it will be good resource for us to refer to...
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    Sicyopterus Longifilis

    Just had a little trip around a couple of local shops and saw a tank of Sicyopterus longifilis. I've not come across these before but they look to be an interesting fish and really beautiful. And in good news for a couple of us here with hard water from the little available info on them they are...
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    Low tech 8 gallon

    I'm thinking of setting up an ADA 60F with a moss only scape to achieve a rolling hills kind of layout. Using Subwassertang, Riccia and Monosolenium/ Liverwort maybe with some others like Java maybe Moss Balls, I might try Littorella Uniflora in a few sections too. I was thinking of doing this...
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    IAPLC 2020 Gold Prize and our forum!

    So I'm sure a few of us here will have been following the results of the IAPLC 2020 results, but for those that don't know they are essentially the world championships of Aquascaping. In following the coverage on the community I saw this post from George Farmer on his podcasts facebook page...
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    New equipment - what do you think?

    Hi I was trying to keep equipment to a minimum in my tank but think I need a little power head and an airstone for on a night to get rid of excess Co2. I’ve found these and wondered what people thought of them as they are a bit different/niche compared to what I’ve had in the past. This is the...
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    Aquascaper 600

    This is my first foray into properly planted tanks, in the past I've kept to many diggers, herbivores and just descructive fish to succeed. But now with a smaller tank and wanting to focus on something new here we are! I've been posting a few WIP posts about this tank so I wanted to consolidate...
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    100ltr hardscape in place

    Started to put together my hi-tech planted tank today. Its 100ltr Aquascaper 600 so has a nearly square footprint. I'm using Tropica Aquarium Soil (regular and powder) and I have put in quite a tall slope to achieve a sense of depth when I get the plants in. There are a couple of pieces still...
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    How many species

    Hi, I'm about to order all the plants for my new 100ltr. I can't decide how many species of plant I want to have in there and I was wondering what your preferences were? Do you prefer tanks with a range of leaf types and sizes, lots of textures and sizes in each zone or do you prefer a more...
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    Problems with wood

    Hi I'm in the process of setting up my new tank and I was wanting to re-use some of the wood from my old tank but having some problems and wondered if anyone had encountered something similar before? Its all redmoore wood that I got in 2018 - it was all pre soaked to get rid of tanins and...
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    First fishless cycle in a while...

    Hello! After quite a long hiatus without a tank, 2 weeks ago I set up a little 100 litre tank and started the fishless cycle. I'm running into some problems that are confusing me so I decided to come home :) First issue is I'm 13 days in and I dont have any nitrites showing up yet. Second...
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    Full 6 foot set up for sale

    Hi all, long time no see. Due to an upcoming house move I have decided to sell up and start again once we are moved and settled. So I have for sale a 6 foot long x 2 foot tall x 18 inch wide ND Aquatics tank on an American Oak stand and hood. Also included are 2 x Fluval FX6 filters, 2 x...
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    Leaf litter - for a hard water tank

    Hi everyone :) I've noticed a trend recently to add in leaf litter with seed pods and palm fronds etc. I really like the natural look but I need for it not to affect my water hardness or my ph due to the fish I am keeping. I have a very high kh reading in my water so it should be quite hard...
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    Breaking the biotope...

    Hi so as some of you may know I am about to start restocking my tank and I thought I would share my plans and see if anyone has any advice or anything to add. The tank is 135 gallons (512 litres) 6x2x18 and has 2 FX6 filters on it. Ph of 7.1 and a hardness of 19dGH - Nitrates are 40ppm out of...
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    Tank update

    Hi everyone :) I used to be really active here but I have not been around for a while. I've been letting my tank coast for a few years as a lot of my fish were starting to get very old. I have a few fish that are only 2-3 years old but I have had some of them for 5-7 years and some were adults...
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    Rebuilding My Tank :)

    So after the loosing Lilly the other week, I have made some changes to the tank. I rehomed my "Giant" Tetragonupterous Tetras and my L095/L152. The Tetras were just too big and I didnt have enough of them to properly act as dither fish for my other fish and because I couldnt get any more of them...
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    Goodbye Lilly

    Hi, some of you that have been on the forum will probably know about my Severum Lilly. Unfortunately over the past few days she has not been her self and then over the last few days she has deteriorated quite quickly. To the point where this morning she was on her side on the sand hardly...
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