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Forum: Aquascaping 03-19-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Help me plant this.

Here's the situation.
Im breaking down my current setup to move everything over to this tank. It is 60x45x30cm(LxDxH). I want to go for a low tech but pleasing mangrove looking riverbank style...
Forum: Fish 12-12-2013, 03:05 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By papa_mcknight
Thanks, I looked around but hadn't seen anything...

Thanks, I looked around but hadn't seen anything describing this behaviour. It's strange to watch, tried to video them but they spook too easily. Will keep trying though :)
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 10:03 PM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Fish 12-04-2013, 03:35 PM
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Views: 279
Posted By papa_mcknight
Cory Question

I have 6 cory trilineatus, 4 male 2 female by the looks of it. The biggest female always has 3 small males chasing after her trying to get her attention for breeding. Every now and then though when...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Yep the UK sucks haha. Thanks :) will be doing a...

Yep the UK sucks haha. Thanks :) will be doing a slight rescape after xmas when I get a second LED canopy, stay tuned :)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Well things just get weirder in my aquarium haha....

Well things just get weirder in my aquarium haha. Yesterday I bought 6 nice rummy nose tetra, they all took to their new home fine. Later I noticed one rebel rummy who decided he's too cool to shoal...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
New Layout

Well after a full day running around and stressing, my new layout is up and running. Not 100% happy with the planting atm, decided to just use what I had lying around. I'll give it a few weeks before...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Not an update as such but my girlfriend did get a...

Not an update as such but my girlfriend did get a decent shot of the otos and the SAE asleep on my nymphoides last night. Here's to sleeping with the fishes :)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Think I have finally decided on my new scape :) ...

Think I have finally decided on my new scape :)

I will be using the same substrate that I have atm, the fluval stratum at the back and caribsea white sand in the visible areas. Im going to buy...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 04:46 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By papa_mcknight
UK members question

Anyone know anywhere I can pick up black latex paint for the background of my tank that isn't online? And roughly how much it will cost?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2013, 11:09 AM
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Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Little update :) My aunty gave me her old...

Little update :)

My aunty gave me her old 22.5x14x12" tank to scape for her. She needs something simple to look after but pretty so I found the first tank pic for inspiriation.

While I have her...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-15-2013, 01:18 PM
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Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Me too, such characters. Almost bought 7...

Me too, such characters. Almost bought 7 beckfordi today to keep them company today. Maybe i'll pop back at the weekend haha.

I did instead buy a SAE today and an assassin snail, one for some hair...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Found my female apisto floating around the tank...

Found my female apisto floating around the tank today, alive but unable to swim. Did a water change and kept her in a net in the tank to stop anything harassing her. She has moments of being ok but...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2013, 08:52 PM
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Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Anyone know what variation my agassizii is? ...

Anyone know what variation my agassizii is?

Also, opinions on what species of tetra should go in here?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Just out of curiosity, what species would you all...

Just out of curiosity, what species would you all add to this tank?

Very tempted between cardinals, serpae and rummy nose atm, even though my initial plan was embers =S
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 02:45 PM
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Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Got extremely lucky!!! Popped into a LFS that I...

Got extremely lucky!!! Popped into a LFS that I haven't visited in nearly a decade as it's quite out of the way, and they only had some Apistogramma Agassizii!!! Finding them at a store here would be...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Had an overhaul last night, scraped lots of hair...

Had an overhaul last night, scraped lots of hair algae off the driftwood. My moss had really taken off which made me realise that my weeping moss wasn't very "weepy", so im guessing the seller had...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By papa_mcknight
Anyone following this, does 6 cory trilineatus, 6...

Anyone following this, does 6 cory trilineatus, 6 oto, 7 dwarf pencils and a pair GBR sound too much?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Finally got round to pulling some of the offsets...

Finally got round to pulling some of the offsets from the java fern. Sewn them onto a small piece of epiweb I had lying around from my vivarium. Gunna leave them like this for a while, then maybe...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
You still have to switch it yourself. Maybe when...

You still have to switch it yourself. Maybe when my pockets are bit heavier and it's a bank holiday maybe i will buy another one of these canopies and a couple of timers. That way one comes on in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Yeah this is the newer model. If you search [Ebay...

Yeah this is the newer model. If you search [Ebay Link Removed] for a seller called "the-aqua-man" that's where I bought mine.
Was looking at them ages ago when they had the blue LEDs but decided...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Im so happy with it because this is one of the...

Im so happy with it because this is one of the newer models, the older ones had 3 blue LEDs that were the night lights but were also on with the rest of the whites during the day.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Just a quick shot of the tank under the canopy's...

Just a quick shot of the tank under the canopy's dim mode. Not a bad view when im sitting in bed :)
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Moved a few things around today. Put both...

Moved a few things around today.
Put both bunches of ludwigia mid tank on the right, a bunch of alternanthera (finally remembered what it was) either side of the java fern leaving space for...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-23-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,655
Posted By papa_mcknight
Thanks for that :) Just wish the ludwigia at the...

Thanks for that :) Just wish the ludwigia at the back right and all the limnophila would catch up so that I have a decent backdrop again haha.
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