- Oct 28, 2006
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- Kent, UK
Thanks, it's been a bit of a slow burner while I just let things grow in and save up cash for bits and bobs. Will be adding more pictures and interesting things once it is properly running.Enjoying this.
More of us should be doing journals.
Journals are definitely useful. Even when I wasn't posting them online I used to keep a record book for each tank or project to keep track of things like water parameters, when certain fish were added, etc.
It becomes a really useful resource if you do something similar in the future. For example I had completely forgotten how bad the hair algae gets using this aquasoil. Then I read back over a couple of the journals for tanks I had used it in and remember, hey this happened in every single one of them and eventually burnt itself out once the plant mass gets high enough.
I still learn a lot from looking over other peoples journals so will try and keep this one online and updated in the hopes it might help someone else. I always try and include the bad bits as well. All too often they get skipped over and it gives the impression to a new fishkeeper that everything is always perfect.
Maybe its just the way I do things but I have always found that a planted tank, no matter what method you use will go through a few ugly stages at the start until things get established and you get the balance right.