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Forum: Tank Journals 05-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
Update 9/05/13

Long story short guys, I got really annoyed with the plants so the only plants in there are cryptocorynes, some flame moss and one pogostemon helferi. Also, my cherry shrimp have finally been...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
The official Fluval Edge LEDs turned up and the...

The official Fluval Edge LEDs turned up and the difference is amazing. Looks so bright! and now I don't have to worry about water damage.

The alder cones have come too so hopefully the ph will...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Milkman
Tank Update -3/4/13

Just a quick tank update:

- Plants growing well

Thinking about adding some ember tetras. I know Angels are in there but they ignore my Black Phantoms and don't even trouble my shrimp so I think...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
Tank Update -3/4/13

Eventually, I changed my mind and went ahead with the Tropica plant growth system 60. I've had it set up for about 1 week and it seems to be doing a decent job. Plant growth rates have improved, and...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
I've removed the 2mm acrylic on top because for...

I've removed the 2mm acrylic on top because for some annoying reason it keeps bending like a chinese roof :icon_sad: I've just taped a sheet over the bulbs to protect them. When the bulbs die out...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-07-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,453
Posted By Milkman
I recently set up a planted 5 gallon tank. Only...

I recently set up a planted 5 gallon tank. Only cost me 50 which is about $75 for you. However, I already owned a spare tank, heater and rocks. The costs only included the plants, substrate, new...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
At the moment I can't put the hood on properly...

At the moment I can't put the hood on properly but that's because the piece of acrylic I used to shield the lights is slightly too long and will need trimming. However, without the acrylic it fits...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
Update - 07/03/13

Hey guys!

So the LED lights came two days ago, the tetra complete substrate came today and so did the plants I ordered from Aquaessentials. I decided to start setting the tank up. :bounce:

I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
So...quick update :wink: I cancelled the...

So...quick update :wink:

I cancelled the Roman black sand order as they were messing about and ordered some off eBay which came in 24 hours! Only thing is I only ordered 2kg but it seems like it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-26-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By Milkman
The addition of CO2 makes it not quite low-tech...

The addition of CO2 makes it not quite low-tech but still easy maintenance I guess. I highly doubt you'd get the same results without it.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
I've now ordered the mr11 LED replacement bulbs...

I've now ordered the mr11 LED replacement bulbs (not the fluval ones) from [Ebay Link Removed]

They are 6000K which is good, wide angle and are energy saving :). Since they aren't water proof,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 70,754
Posted By Milkman
Wow...I wish I had that much disposable income....

Wow...I wish I had that much disposable income. Can't even afford to put T5 lights over one tank, let alone set up a room lol
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Milkman
Some more Angelfish Pictures. I've also added...

Some more Angelfish Pictures. I've also added some Cryptocorynes, which my one of my otos have taken a liking to.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
Here are some pictures of the tank, empty.

Here are some pictures of the tank, empty.
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Milkman
MR11 LED Lights confusion???

I was thinking about buying these for my Fluval Edge http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330818847694?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 when I noticed the tiniest section saying:

"Do not replace the LED bulbs with...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-22-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Milkman
Fluval Edge Regeneration

Hello Guys!

Yet again, I am starting up an aquarium, but this time with an old friend.

My Fluval Edge that I bought about two years ago had a crack so recently I decided to take the top off....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By Milkman
Yes. Leave the filter on.

Yes. Leave the filter on.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Milkman
This is a more recent picture of the tank and...

This is a more recent picture of the tank and some pictures of my orange angelfish
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Milkman
I thought this would be a problem but I started...

I thought this would be a problem but I started dosing EasyCarbo (liquid CO2) and the vallis did melt a little bit but I just kept dosing as normal and it seems to have grown resistant to it. I only...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,510
Posted By Milkman
What are your water parameters like? I want my...

What are your water parameters like? I want my Bolivians to start breeding. I think they're old enough now. And you don't use Co2?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Milkman
So, a lot has happened since November. The plants...

So, a lot has happened since November. The plants are all growing. I completely reattached the flame moss using some thread. The dwarf sag is growing, but as slow as a pensioner. The Staurogyne is...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,503
Posted By Milkman
It cant be hard to tell, the first tropical tank...

It cant be hard to tell, the first tropical tank I ever got actually fully cycled within a week. I even took a water sample to my privatised local fish shop and the tests came back perfect. He told...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Milkman
Pictus Catfish

I have a 200L (44 UK Gallon/52 US Gallon :icon_conf)

It has 4 small angelfish at the moment with one bolivan ram and a couple of black phantom tetras and otos.

In the future I planned for less...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Milkman
Having said that, I just took a look at the neons...

Having said that, I just took a look at the neons in the QT and two of them have slightly elevated breathing rates. :l I think I might give the neons back to the shop for 33% store credit as I'm...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Milkman
The neons were treated for the fungus for a week...

The neons were treated for the fungus for a week I think, or maybe slightly longer. My memory eludes me lol. They were then treated with melafix for a further week after this. From what you said, it...
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