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Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By stevencaller
An article on this slate background can be found...

An article on this slate background can be found here: http://aquaristmagazine.com/making-diy-slate-background/
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By stevencaller
Update: I have removed the red Ludwigia and...

Update:

I have removed the red Ludwigia and replaced it with some Najas sp. roraima and Najas guadalupensis which are both more delicate-looking plants. I hope this makes the tank look bigger and...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By stevencaller
Planting: Complete list of plants added thus...

Planting:

Complete list of plants added thus far:

Foreground
Hydrocotyle tripartita
Sagittaria subulata

Midground/background
Ludwigia arcuata
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By stevencaller
Thanks for your comments and suggestions so far...

Thanks for your comments and suggestions so far guys, much appreciated.

I will make a post shortly about which plants and livestock I have in there. I will just take a few good photos first to...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By stevencaller
Hi Guys, A lot of you have suggested adding...

Hi Guys,

A lot of you have suggested adding some moss. I was thinking of some weeping moss or something that will trail down the slate. maybe something for any shrimplets to hide in too.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By stevencaller
Tank and equipment specifications: The tank...

Tank and equipment specifications:

The tank is a 30 litre Dennerle Nano Cube and the background, as already established is a DIY slate arrangement with the slate from fennstones.co.uk.

The...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By stevencaller
Thanks. It was very easy to make, only took me an...

Thanks. It was very easy to make, only took me an hour or so in total, excluding letting the silicone cure
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By stevencaller
The slate background was made by simply attaching...

The slate background was made by simply attaching some thin pieces of Welsh slate to a sheet of 3mm acrylic using some aquarium silicone sealant.

The slate was supplied by Fennstones. there...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By stevencaller
Hidden Rainbow, 30L dennerle nano with DIY slate background. Lots of photos (56K)

A big fan of planted aquariums and wanting to create something a little different.

I decided to make a DIY slate background for the tank, as I wanted something that stood out and added a dark,...
Forum: Other Websites   12-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 878
Posted By stevencaller
Introducing the superblog - post your questions, tanks and anything else you please

I would like to introduce our new superblog on aquaristmagazine.com

You can find a guide to adding posts and explore this new site here: http://superblog.aquaristmagazine.com/how-to-add-posts/
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Forum: Equipment   08-13-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,526
Posted By stevencaller
You can always just add a bike co2 cartridge to...

You can always just add a bike co2 cartridge to the valve. They can be picked up very cheaply. just look out for the 16 gram cartridges
Forum: Tank Journals   07-15-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,623
Posted By stevencaller
Your tank sounds like it has a lot of good...

Your tank sounds like it has a lot of good potential
Forum: Equipment   07-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By stevencaller
I also use one, the s15 and it is the best filter...

I also use one, the s15 and it is the best filter I have ever had. I just replaced the filter media it came with with some ceramic rings and Eheim substrat pro, plus some carbon and filter floss and...
Forum: Equipment   07-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By stevencaller
I don't think the wattage is very high at all. I...

I don't think the wattage is very high at all. I have one of these and it is a very good filter
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,579
Posted By stevencaller
You need high light and good co2 if you are going...

You need high light and good co2 if you are going to go filterless - if your plants aren't growing fast then they wont be using up the waste products from your betta
Forum: Tank Journals   07-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By stevencaller
Im surprised there are any shrimp left in there!

Im surprised there are any shrimp left in there!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,089
Posted By stevencaller
I've never experienced any issues with the...

I've never experienced any issues with the vaseline getting into the water
Forum: Aquascaping   05-31-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By stevencaller
rotala wallichii behind the tree stump for sure

rotala wallichii behind the tree stump for sure
Forum: Aquascaping   05-31-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,897
Posted By stevencaller
I don't think the wood sits quite naturally as...

I don't think the wood sits quite naturally as you have it there. Maybe you need to flatten it a bit or turn it round so it looks like a tree root or branch.

Perhaps some moss along it would...
Forum: Plants   05-31-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By stevencaller
The best carpeting plant for a low light setup...

The best carpeting plant for a low light setup would be Marsilea without a shadow of a doubt. Another would be cryptocoryne parva.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-31-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By stevencaller
Those shrimp look awesome

Those shrimp look awesome
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By stevencaller
Dennerle 30 litre cube aquascape

Specifications:

Dennerle 30 litre cube
Tetratec easy crystal filter (which I plan to change to an external)
Tropica plant substrate and Fluval shrimp stratum
Redmoor root and mountain rock with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-08-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By stevencaller
yeah, I agree that only the very smallest of...

yeah, I agree that only the very smallest of rasbora species would be happy in a 3.3 gal. I would suggest some small shrimp too.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,698
Posted By stevencaller
I'm afraid you can't keep otos in groups as small...

I'm afraid you can't keep otos in groups as small as just 2
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,057
Posted By stevencaller
That would look great with some hemianthus or...

That would look great with some hemianthus or hairgrass added
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