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Forum: Substrate 05-24-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By honeythorn
Go to a garden centre that also sells pind...

Go to a garden centre that also sells pind equipment and supplies. Get a couple of bags of POND SOIL/AQUATIC COMPOST.

It's designed for growing aquatic plants, costs a third of the price of those...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By honeythorn
Assuming the tank is empty of live inhabitants,...

Assuming the tank is empty of live inhabitants, could you perhaps run the tank without a filter?

I only say that because if you want a scape like the one pictured, it may be worth while to make...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-16-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By honeythorn
That's great news thankyou :) I know I'll have to...

That's great news thankyou :) I know I'll have to soak them for a couple of weeks as they are very dry and would float if I didn't. I can't boil them or dry them further in an oven in any way I'm...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-16-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By honeythorn
Safe woods

Hi, I picked up some dead, dry fallen beech branches today . I wondered if anybody knows wether beech is safe to use in aquaria ,after it's been well soaked in the same way as you would with mopani...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-18-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 263,280
Posted By honeythorn
Here's a couple of updated pics as I've lost...

Here's a couple of updated pics as I've lost around 60 lbs ( only another 40 to go!!! )

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i148/honeythorn/dress.jpg
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By honeythorn
Like redchigh I use absolutely nothing in my...

Like redchigh I use absolutely nothing in my tanks, have basic aquarium lights and no CO2. Most basic plants grow just fine under such conditions.

One thing I do use to help plants grow well...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-18-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 708,218
Posted By honeythorn
29 gals, set up for 7 years now. Had various...

29 gals, set up for 7 years now. Had various changes over time, this is it's current setup:

One single 25 watt light,

Cheap basic pond soil capped with 2 inches of plain aquarium sand,
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,351
Posted By honeythorn
Endurance is not the same as life. Why on earth...

Endurance is not the same as life. Why on earth anyone would willing want to put a betta through what is the spatial equivalent of what happens in the dry season in the wild does not bear thining...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-29-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 263,280
Posted By honeythorn
This, it be ME. ...

This, it be ME.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i148/honeythorn/26-09-09_11838.jpg
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-22-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By honeythorn
I have aponogenton crispus under stock lighting...

I have aponogenton crispus under stock lighting in one corner of my tank and it's growing excellently. Flowers regularly too. I'd give it a try if I were you, it would make a great curtain ( mine is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,654
Posted By honeythorn
What about keeping one of those Triops in it?...

What about keeping one of those Triops in it? Just as an alternative to shrimp perhaps?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-21-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,654
Posted By honeythorn
For the love of god please do not add a betta to...

For the love of god please do not add a betta to that. It's lovely but has absolutely no swimming space for a betta who require at least 5 gallons for a safe to manage tank. Even filtered, the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-17-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By honeythorn
And yet again my abhorrance must continue...

And yet again my abhorrance must continue onwards...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-16-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By honeythorn
Thanks :) The betta has been in for well over a...

Thanks :) The betta has been in for well over a month, the shrimp I added after removing the fish and re-arranging the tank so it looked different to him. I put the shrimp in first then put Bronson...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-15-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By honeythorn
5 GALLON Re-Scape

I bought some more gravel for Bronson's tank as what it came with ( it was secondhand 8 from a car boot sale ) was not enough and plants kept floating uo to the surface.

I also read in another...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-15-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By honeythorn
Bettas do require a filter like any other fish,...

Bettas do require a filter like any other fish, they also need a heater unless the OP lives in an extremely warm part of the world.

They certainly need more swimming space than 2.5 gals per fish....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-14-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By honeythorn
Not having a filter will affect your chances of...

Not having a filter will affect your chances of getting a good cycle going, I'd suggest you get or make a small sponge filter for the tank ( please tell me you aren't going to put a bettta in this?...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,099
Posted By honeythorn
Ah so it does dissolve! Don't worry I wasn't...

Ah so it does dissolve! Don't worry I wasn't going to use any in tanks, I like it too much on my shelf and I like my fish and plants alive!!! The rose quartz will also stay on the shelf haha, a pink...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,099
Posted By honeythorn
I was thinking the other day that I'd like to use...

I was thinking the other day that I'd like to use some reasonable sized clear quartz crystals in a tank scape along with moss balls and rocks...

I've seen rose quartz sold for fish tanks, I bought...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-10-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,306
Posted By honeythorn
If the moss is terrestrial will it not rot? Or...

If the moss is terrestrial will it not rot? Or are these just temporary for the photos and competition? They're lovely either way ,I was just wondering.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By honeythorn
If you want a tropical fish that looks rather...

If you want a tropical fish that looks rather sinilar to goldfish that will fit in your 20 gallon, then I would highly reccomend a group of 6-8 Gold barbs. I have some in my 30 gallon and they are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By honeythorn
It's a nice tank but nowhere near big enough...

It's a nice tank but nowhere near big enough unfortunately. Comets and Shubunkins are the largest of the commonly shaped goldfish and Shubunkins in particular easily grow over 12 inches long, 14...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By honeythorn
hello, sorry for replying late, been busy! i'm...

hello, sorry for replying late, been busy!
i'm re, homing all my goldfish now, i,ve found homes for all 3!(bye lads, i'll come and visit:icon_cry: ) this leaves me with 1 golden weatherloach, so i...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By honeythorn
help!!

hi, i'm new here, and i need some help!!
i just bought a secondhand 30 gal tank (3 feet long) to replace a 10 gal . i really want to grow plants, but it needs to be VERY low tech, as i cant afford...
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