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  1. Sharpy1987

    Adding Leds...

    Oh ok,   I have just seen this:   http://www.joesaquaticworld.co.uk/interpet-white-daylight-led-pro-lighting-bar.html   would a couple of these added to my existing lighting make a difference?
  2. Sharpy1987

    Adding Leds...

    Hi guys,   I have a fluval roma 90 that came with its standard lighting unit. I'm wanting to upgrade the lighting.   The easiest thing to do would be to buy an overhanging light unit and swap them over. However, my girlfriend doesnt like the look of the overhanging units. Plus there would be a...
  3. Sharpy1987

    Brown Looking Algae

    I recently changed over my tank, added a load of plants and started dosing ferts and liquid carbon every other day. I'm now getting a brown looking algae with little hairs growing on my anubius. i have a couple of pics: (taken on my i-phone, sorry!) can anyone please help how i can stop it...
  4. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    i could have cried mate. I spent 8 and a half hours solid transfering everything into a plastic storage, cleaning out my tank and then start to add substrate, gravel, plants etc.. then adding fish back in. It lasted about 2 hours before being destroyed. I was very tired, my hamstrings and back...
  5. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    right picture update time: this was when my pleco destroyed my entire rescape: this is after 4 hours re-doing everything: The water is still a little cloudy tank starting to clear up:
  6. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    Update: Spent eight and a half hours doing the 'change over' on Sunday.   Went to the fish shop and spent £42 on plants. Returned home and washed the plants, then emptied my water, fish and snails into a plastic storage box and put the heater and plants in with them. Emptied all gravel from the...
  7. Sharpy1987

    Gibby Pleco - Free To A Good Home

    Livestock: Gibby Pleco Quantity for sale: 1 Reason for Sale: outgrown tank Delivery or Collection: collection Sales price: £0 Postage & Packaging: N/A - collection only Location: Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire Photograph: coming soon Hi guys, I rescued a gibby pleco from a fluval edge...
  8. Sharpy1987

    Cleaning Tesco Cat Litter

    brilliant! i'll give that a try
  9. Sharpy1987

    Cleaning Tesco Cat Litter

    I'm using the tesco low dust lightweight car litter. It doesn't clump together when wet. When you pour liquid plant food into your tank, the cat litter will absorb any excess food. This makes your 'gravel' nutrient rich which makes the plants thrive. If you go to the planted section, you'll...
  10. Sharpy1987

    Cleaning Tesco Cat Litter

    Does anyone have any tips on cleaning tesco cat litter. I've poured the bag into a black bucket and then filled with water. I then get my hands stuck in and keep turning the litter throughout the bucket. This makes the water go a rusty orange colour. I repeated this process for 2 hours! It's...
  11. Sharpy1987

    Half Cat Litter, Half Play Sand

    Righto. Cheers mate
  12. Sharpy1987

    Redmoor Root

    Oh dear. I thought it was going to be a couple of days max. Oh well, cheers guys
  13. Sharpy1987

    Half Cat Litter, Half Play Sand

    Regarding the sand cap, do you mean make sure the sand is a thick layer?
  14. Sharpy1987

    Redmoor Root

    How long does redmoor root usually take to sink?
  15. Sharpy1987

    Half Cat Litter, Half Play Sand

    I'm going to be having half tesco cat litter and half argos play sand in my tank. Will the two mix into each other or will i have to put some sort of plastic in between them to keep them seperate?
  16. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    oh right, thats made me have 2nd thoughts about Ebay. Are there any online shops you can recommend?
  17. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    Ahh ok, i never thought of using superglue. Does it not damage the plants then? I bought them plants from a local pet store which I don't use anymore. I've found a seller on EBay who sells a load of plants, thinking of getting them from him. I'm torn between giant vallis and twisted vallis to...
  18. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    My tank plan so far using paint>>> i need ideas for plants, suggestions are very much welcome...
  19. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    I bought a JBL E700 external filter. unpacked it and gave it a good rinse: Its made such a difference to my tank. A lot easier to clean and gives a nice flow. Best thing i have bought for the tank by far! This is the wood i have bought: I'm wanting to tie some plants to it. I'm thinkin...
  20. Sharpy1987

    90l Fluval Roma Rescape

    The plan... Change the internal U2 filter to en external filter. Change the current black and white gravel to tesco cat litter and argos play sand - im thinking of having an 'L' shape using the cat litter and the other section filled with the sand. remove the resin ornaments and replace with...
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