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Forum: Tank Journals   05-11-2009, 08:49 PM
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Posted By GHudston
Definitely haven't given up, just had university...

Definitely haven't given up, just had university and other more pressing things get in the way.

The tank is still going and still needs some work. I've got a couple of months without much to do...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I haven't had any more losses since the last...

I haven't had any more losses since the last update so I can only assume that they were sick before I bought them and the stress of the trip and their new home must have finished them off.

I am...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2009, 01:00 PM
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Posted By GHudston
Have lost the gourami and three more pearl danios...

Have lost the gourami and three more pearl danios overnight. The gourami was definately very ill last night but the danios were all looking perfectly healthy and active, displaying bright colours. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
New Hotness!

Drumroll please!!!

New Tank!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/GHudston/Aquascape/tank.jpg

A complete overhaul of the tank resulting in this strange "mountain-scape" which is, as you...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Hi! Sorry for the long absence! The PC seems...

Hi!

Sorry for the long absence! The PC seems to be working again now so I'll get an update with some pics up later tonight.

Things are going great, save for some problems with algae. I got some...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Very quick update. The tank has been...

Very quick update.

The tank has been completely redone and looks so much better for it. The shrimp are back in the tank and doing well, at least one is berried; which was a nice surprise!

The...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I'll just give it a good scrub, it comes off...

I'll just give it a good scrub, it comes off easily enough. It seems to be growing out of the wood though, it is starting out from any part where the wood is broken or cut and spreading from there.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I doubt that it's the driftwood, as the shrimp...

I doubt that it's the driftwood, as the shrimp were in the tank with the wood, quite happily, for most of a week. Then they all started dying off within two hours of putting the plants in. If that's...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I'm afraid that we don't have a dishwasher. I've...

I'm afraid that we don't have a dishwasher. I've bought a plastic container that is going to hold the plants until I redo the tank. I'm hoping that the wood will fit in here to soak aswell, so that I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
A slight update for all of you. No pics as yet, I...

A slight update for all of you. No pics as yet, I do have some but I can't for the life of me remember where I left the cable for my camera. I'll try to get some up soon.

Unfortunately, they will...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Just a quick update, there are 8 live shrimp in...

Just a quick update, there are 8 live shrimp in the bucket; meaning that the two which were completely lifeless have woken up. They are all huddled on the bottom of the bucket apart from one, who is...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I got the plants from plantsalive.co.uk, they...

I got the plants from plantsalive.co.uk, they have a good reputation. I did consider that it may have been me stirring up the substrate that did it, or perhaps some injuries from moving things...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Right, so I've fished out 6 of the 10 cherry...

Right, so I've fished out 6 of the 10 cherry shrimp. 4 cherry shrimp and the single remaining crystal red shrimp are still MIA in the tank; I cannot for the life of me figure out where they are but...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Well, that's my first blunder out of the way at...

Well, that's my first blunder out of the way at least.

I planted up my tank today, took a long time to do and I'm quite impressed without how it turned out. But I've noticed my shrimp acting very...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I believe it is cycled now. Quite amazingly,...

I believe it is cycled now. Quite amazingly, really. What research I did before setting this up told me that the dry start method allows the substrate to cycle before the tank is even filled up. I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 104
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Posted By GHudston
Just Add Water!

So I hooked up my CO2 yesturday!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/GHudston/Aquascape/6.jpg

And with CO2 comes the most vital ingredient to my aquascape: WATER!
...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By GHudston
I'm really regretting not picking up some CPDs in...

I'm really regretting not picking up some CPDs in the store when I saw them, they really are beautiful fish and are even better in person.

I love the colours in your tank, wonderful plants; and I...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I got my wrench, tightened the regulator up and...

I got my wrench, tightened the regulator up and took the cylinder outside to fire it up. I still have my arms, so it must have worked!

I'm expecting my ferts, my diffuser and some cherry shrimp in...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
LOL! Nice analogy. Thanks for the great...

LOL! Nice analogy.

Thanks for the great comments! I'm glad everyone likes the scape, I'm REALLY enjoying this whole process. I've always been a creative/"arty" person and I have always been...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
CO2 arrived today. I was out and it was left...

CO2 arrived today. I was out and it was left safely with my neighbour who is bizarrely named, according to the slip I was given, "Mrs. Moss". What an amazing coincidence it would have been if it had...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,283
Posted By GHudston
Sorry to hear about your oscar, I can sympathise...

Sorry to hear about your oscar, I can sympathise as I love my pair of oscars shortly before I got into planted tanks; it was what gave me the push to start a community aquarium, like I used to keep...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Well, I have my CO2 ordered now along with all...

Well, I have my CO2 ordered now along with all the accessories that I need for it; so that should be here soon.

As for plants:

The most pricey of all the plants were the Anubias Nana, which I...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-25-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
As it turns out, the goldfish bowl was a lovely...

As it turns out, the goldfish bowl was a lovely shop but it was a bit pricey; and as a result I only bought a new thermometer and a drop checker!

I'm going to order my CO2 kit and plants today so...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
I have a pen tablet to do my graphics with, I...

I have a pen tablet to do my graphics with, I would rip my hair out if I had to do this stuff with a mouse! I'm glad that this mock up has gone over so well, I did it for fun and to get some practice...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,078
Posted By GHudston
Well, it's my 21st birthday today and so...

Well, it's my 21st birthday today and so tomorrow, as a celebration/gift, I'm being set loose in what looks to be a really nice aquatics store (The Goldfish Bowl in oxford) with some money to get...
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