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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,035
Posted By George
I've been using 2Kg CO2 fire extinguishers...

I've been using 2Kg CO2 fire extinguishers reliably for 6 years. I have no issue recommending them to anyone given the appropriate advice that's been nicely outlined by PaulG above.

The majority...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 139,951
Posted By George
It works well. Hagen (Fluval) produce...

It works well.

Hagen (Fluval) produce off-the-shelf systems with pre-drilled bottoms and supplied plumbing etc.

I set up a tank 18 months ago for a client. Works great.

Super set up BTW. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By George
Little Mountain

This is my 30x20x20cm, 12 litre, 2.5 gal. I set it up originally for Tropica, to test out some new plants.

Follow this link -Tropica - step-by-step nano aquarium...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By George
Thanks! It's Staurogyne sp. A new...

Thanks!



It's Staurogyne sp. A new plant from Tropica.

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/forum/aquatic-plants/543-new-plant-hobby-staurogyne-sp.html
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By George
60cm opti-white

http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/4/6/6/f_fullclosecrm_4f1c2e3.jpg

This a minor re-scaped version of my 2008 ADA entry.

Will look nice in 2-3 weeks once the Rotala and Blyxa have filled the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By George
Setting up planted tank video

Here's a video showing how I set this off-the-shelf system up as planted tank from scratch.

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/blog.php?blogid=180
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By George
Thanks! BassMiesterNJ - 33 gal. ...

Thanks!

BassMiesterNJ - 33 gal.

EdTheEdge - The Rotala on the left isn't up to much. I'm pretty sure this is because if the CO2 distribution. The flow picks up the CO2 mist and pushes it...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By George
Thanks! I've re-scaped this using rocks...

Thanks!

I've re-scaped this using rocks only. I've lost the wood and fern, added some downoi and gone for a triangular composition, that suits the dimensions of the tank better.

I'll get some...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 90,658
Posted By George
Nice journal and 'scape. How are you finding...

Nice journal and 'scape.

How are you finding the CO2 mist distribution with the diffuser in the same corner as the output?

I put mine in the opposite corner, that gives better results. I can...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By George
80cm ADA knock-off

It's been a while since I posted on here. This is my latest 'scape.

http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/4/1/25/f_croppedm_25afab1.jpg
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By George
PFK Aquascaping Contest

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/blog.php?blogid=118

The UK aquascaping scene is evolving nicely...

Regards,
George Farmer
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By George
Thanks for all the input, guys. To be honest...

Thanks for all the input, guys.

To be honest I'm tempted to strip it all down and go for a stem layout...

I may cut the balansae right back and see how looks. It might make a nice mound...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By George
Super job, Tom. Not too long to wait the the...

Super job, Tom.

Not too long to wait the the PFK contest results...

Keep an eye on the PFK website blog. I've written a small feature that should appear next week, hopefully.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By George
Replacing C. balansae with C. helferi?

My crypt balansae is going mad in my 125 l. (33 gal.). The leaves are over 3 foot long now.

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/56/graemern5.jpg

I've always liked the look of Cyperus helferi...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By George
Why thank you kind sir. If you've had...

Why thank you kind sir.

If you've had success with TMG then you'll like the '+' version.

What's your set up?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By George
Plants will do better with CO2 available right...

Plants will do better with CO2 available right away, especially in high light and high nutrient tanks where good CO2 is more important to help avoid algae issues.

1-2hrs enough? I'd say so for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By George
I've used it exclusively in these tanks. You can...

I've used it exclusively in these tanks. You can see a 500ml bottle of it in my 33 gal. cabinet.

2.5 gal.
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6861/fullnano1fu3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

33...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By George
24/7 CO2 with plenty of surface movement to...

24/7 CO2 with plenty of surface movement to ensure good O2 at night.

I go through more CO2 but I like the stable levels, and so do my crypts. They melted with a solenoid - presumably due to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-19-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By George
When you are happy to spend 8 hours continuous...

When you are happy to spend 8 hours continuous planting a 120x45cm footprint of pure glosso plantlets (1000+), like I did yesterday.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,578
Posted By George
Iwagumi with three stones is Sanzon-Iwagumi. ...

Iwagumi with three stones is Sanzon-Iwagumi.

Iwagumi can, and often does, has more than three rocks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-19-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By George
Turn yourself into a Simpson!

This is good fun! Why not do yourself and post the result here?

http://simpsonizeme.com/#

Here's my ugly mug...

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/482/copyofp1010019oz0.jpg
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-12-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By George
I would say high light. I've grown carpets...

I would say high light.

I've grown carpets of glosso with 72w T8 over a 33 gal.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By George
The cheap reg is more likely the problem. ...

The cheap reg is more likely the problem.

The UK Chubb 2Kg and 5Kg fire extinguishers are perfectly fine/safe for aquarium use.

As long as the reg is shut off and lever closed on the fire ext....
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By George
Yes, good idea with 2 filters. I'm looking...

Yes, good idea with 2 filters.

I'm looking into the Eheim Pro 3 2180 with 500w built-in heater. Maybe add a 2217 for good measure....
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By George
Filter(s) for 5x2x2' planted discus

I'm setting up a 5x2x2' planted tank for discus.

Bio-load not too high - 6 x 6" blue diamond, 40 or so rummynose and some Corydorus.

I'm trying to decide on filtration.

First decision is...
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