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  1. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Just a few pictures to show where we are with this at the moment. The pictures might make it look a little "cleaner" and possibly "fuller" than it actually is. The phones weaknesses really showed up in these. Struggles with white balance especially when pointing at a great source, makes some...
  2. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    And then the last photos I took are from 17th April 2019. There are no full tank shots here as I was photographing my first new arrivals into the tank. 6 Zebra Otos (Otocinclus Cocama.) I will update further as the scape progresses and grows back in. There was a vast amount of pruning to...
  3. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Seems I didn't take many more pictures of the tank as it was then. I moved house last year in September and the tank lay in an emersed state for months untouched and going a bit manky. At the beginning of March I tidied it up a bit and re spread some Monte Carlo along the front with Dwarf...
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    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Wow, 27th June 17 was my last post on this and I didn't even show it filled. This is still going so I'll try and update from pictures I have on the HD. These pictures are from 17th July 2017:
  5. SuperColey1

    30 ltr Mopani low tech

    An update on the low tech Mopani scape. I have added all my blue jelly cull stock into this tank. I don't cull shrimp. The fish from my larger tank have also gone into this scape so that is approx 15 Boraras and 2 Otos. There is now Amazon Frogbit floating on the top. I tried Salvinia Natans...
  6. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Not much to post because it is a DSM. I did add another cobble on the right of the scape where I was umming and ahhing if the plants would disguise the "join" between monte carlo and Crypts. A couple of weeks of looking at that part constantly ended up making the decision for me. If I am...
  7. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    Shattered tree 1 week into DSM. Not much change. The monte carlo will change into emersed form before it starts to grow and fill out. I added some Anubias petite on the branch in the centre to hide the screws which were slightly visible.
  8. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    No fish at the moment. They are in my 30ltr while I sort this out and undecided if they will go back in here or into a different tank.
  9. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    I will dose it a bit anyway. About 1/7th of what I would dose if it was hi tec with Co2. About 12ml per week rather than 12ml per day with CO2 (although I will probably add it 2ml ish per day) The light can be 1 row (18W), 2 rows (36W) or 3 rows (54W) So during the DSM i am using the whole...
  10. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    At night I sorted the tank out with substrate etc. Long post this one and lots of pictures step by step: First off I cleaned the tank up and poured the last of some leonardite I had left over from aquascapes in the late noughties :) Then I added a layer of the old akadama that had been rinsed...
  11. SuperColey1

    "Shattered Tree" - 140 ltr Opti-white

    So I decided to rescape the 140ltr Opti-white. I am going to DSM it for a month with full lights and then it will run low tech with the middle row of lights turned off and no CO2. Decided on a "Triangular" scape being an "island" in one corner leading down to a "grassland." With that in mind...
  12. SuperColey1

    30 ltr Mopani low tech

    eaglesaquarium came up with obvious answer there. I did think actually about removing the frosted film from the back and going black.........but then I decided not to again. I rarely use black backgrounds these days. I like the fresh appearance of light or lighted backgrounds.
  13. SuperColey1

    30 ltr Mopani low tech

    OK. Some pictures with water in the tank and equipment added. No livestock in these pictures yet. I am going to separate my Blue Jelly "cull stock" out into this tank (I don't cull shrimp) so any shrimp with red patches, speckles, freckles, head, tail will go in here and only the fully blue...
  14. SuperColey1

    30 ltr Mopani low tech

    First of all I would just like to say that I decided to ditch my website a few months ago and unfortunately that means that is why all my pictures in my past threads are not showing anymore. However I shall be uploading them the forum way from now on to avoid that happening again. On with the...
  15. SuperColey1

    SOLD 3 x Zebra Plecs - Unsexed - about 3 years old - Lincoln UK collect

    Please fill out the following form for any and all transactions. Please change the first line as applicable to the transaction Livestock : 3 x Hypancistrus Zebra L046 Age and condition: 3 years old - very healthy Quantity for sale: 3 Reason for Sale: Moving on to something else Delivery or...
  16. SuperColey1

    Colorado - 140Ltr Opti-White

    .........and on to my first of 2 backdated updates.  I will do an "up to date" update at some point this month but I haven't taken any photos yet.  Been heavily pruning and it looks a bit bare at the moment.   This update is from where I was at on 2nd April 2016:   I lost patience with the weed...
  17. SuperColey1

    Colorado - 140Ltr Opti-White

    I shall update this journal (and others) in the next couple of weeks.  I'll see what backdated photos I have of its "progress" over the past 6 months. Yes it is still running. lol.  Just over 19 months now since it was first flooded on 19th December 2014.   Just as a precursor before I sort...
  18. SuperColey1

    Where Have All The Hedgerows Gone - 30 Litre Opti-White

    If I am around I will. I am prone to disappearing periodically for months when my mood goes downward
  19. SuperColey1

    Colorado - 140Ltr Opti-White

    Been really lazy and unmotivated again plus busy completing loads of other projects I had ignored so the here is an update which was originally September last year.  Will update again soon with current pictures.   28th September 2015 Not a huge amount has changed in the last 3 months. A lot of...
  20. SuperColey1

    Where Have All The Hedgerows Gone - 30 Litre Opti-White

      I don't know if Monte Carlo is available in the US but it is much more forgiving than HC.  HC is a slower grower and much prefers a CO2 setup. It is possible to do low tec with HC, just not as easy.   Monte Carlo full name is Micranthemum 'monte carlo'...
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