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Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-09-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,622
Posted By markle
Ha ha he doesn't get much flake so is pretty...

Ha ha he doesn't get much flake so is pretty buff, I bought him as a runt with chewed fins and looking ragged, and he is now a jewel of the tank! Big tank tho so he has his work cut out finding the...
Forum: Fish   10-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By markle
Gonna pull up a seat and watch, novice to Betta...

Gonna pull up a seat and watch, novice to Betta breeding and hope for some top tips!
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,622
Posted By markle
Neat little Betta! I have his twin brother :) And...

Neat little Betta! I have his twin brother :) And he does like to munch on my baby shrimp but its the way of the world, healthy shrimp population can support one Betta's appetite on top of the super...
Forum: Plants   07-08-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By markle
Not 100% on this but think these plants propogate...

Not 100% on this but think these plants propogate like this, if you regularly prune the tops and replant I find they soon stop trying. After a point they reach for the sky and keep growing upwards...
Forum: Photography   03-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 359
Posted By markle
4/3

Any one out there shotting on 4/3 if so got any tips on a lens? I totally bought in to the 4/3 technical superiority and now wish I didnt every lens hurts my pocket so!:smile:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By markle
Ha ha I had this very problem, then boom :smile: ...

Ha ha I had this very problem, then boom :smile:

Once it starts you will wish you never asked.

Mine seemed to take a while to kick in then stepped up a gear. Just getting it under control now,...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,143
Posted By markle
Thats a serious tank :) I really like the end...

Thats a serious tank :) I really like the end result, emergent plants and insects = double win! Awesome work (and great pics to boot)
Forum: Lighting   03-04-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By markle
And yes I was surprised by a few things on the...

And yes I was surprised by a few things on the glo's, their weight for one! And the lack of an off switch took me by surprise but they are the first proper luminaire I bought so had nothing to...
Forum: Lighting   03-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By markle
Thank Gookis I have looked at that but run into a...

Thank Gookis I have looked at that but run into a problem with the pipebending, it never works out for me and a small kink would probably see my lights in the water! These glo's are heavy old units....
Forum: Lighting   03-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By markle
@ Zefrik - not sure, 100 plus year old house with...

@ Zefrik - not sure, 100 plus year old house with lathe and plaster walls and ceiling makes it a little hit or miss! I try to to touch the walls or ceiling haveing had many shelves either fail on me...
Forum: Lighting   03-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By markle
Hagen Glo

Hi All

I have two 3 foot T5 HO luminaires (hagen glo) which I have recovered from the back of a cupboard and are now providing me with some much needed light however .....

I have lost the...
Forum: Photography   03-01-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By markle
wow that first image is awesome, forget pearling...

wow that first image is awesome, forget pearling thats just a striking image (with some pearling for good measure)
Forum: Aquascaping   02-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By markle
Im with the spreading group! Fill in and create...

Im with the spreading group! Fill in and create a lawn, perhaps buxx cut it and keep it nice and short :)
Forum: Aquascaping   02-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Plants and even some water due this weekend! I...

Plants and even some water due this weekend! I am hoping to buy the plants locally and get it up and running! I have set up a diy co2 generator for now whilst I navigate the world of regulators...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-30-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Once I balance it all out the flat top of the...

Once I balance it all out the flat top of the stump should be on the water surface, the plan is it will not potrude but there will be no gap. Gravity will make my water flat so the stump is...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Okay just for you here goes!! I have...

Okay just for you here goes!!

I have suddenly realised there is a learning curve in the whole substrate adding business!

My dumping it in and moving around didnt really pay off, and I think I...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Great minds .... I thought of some stone on the...

Great minds .... I thought of some stone on the right but tried it and it is just too much. Measured things our today and that gnarly piece of bogwood is just too big and extends too far into the...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-24-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Ha ha, I have enough driftwood to set up a...

Ha ha, I have enough driftwood to set up a forest.

And Stu guess you found my tank :smile: May have to pick your brains on regulators, I have read up on it but somehow it seems dangerour -...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-23-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Hi Green; Thanks. I have a large amount of...

Hi Green; Thanks.

I have a large amount of flourite to use up, so thats probably the substrate of choice! I will also probably put a curved path in there somewhere with almost white playsand.
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Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,310
Posted By markle
Wow this is a great looking creation, I was...

Wow this is a great looking creation, I was concerned I would be piling substrate too high but having seen yours I feel not!

Great work, I am struggling to bridge the gap between hardscape and...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-23-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
to hide the plumping!! ...... I am just big...

to hide the plumping!! ...... I am just big boned!:icon_smil

I have played around with things and this is my new proposal

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6751081681_1b981f04d8.jpg
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Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
I am coming round to this thinking. I will have...

I am coming round to this thinking. I will have another play around with things and post some more images. Concerned it will look very different with substrate but until I add the magic H2o nothing...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Cool thanks, good advice re one larger than the...

Cool thanks, good advice re one larger than the other, that may well be where I slipped up! I can not seem to bring myself to let go of the other piece of wood so may keep that one and play with...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By markle
Help! New to all of this

Hi All I signed up a while ago as I have decided to dip my tow in the world of a new tank. Had one for many years with a few plants but focused on my fauna, this one will focus more on the flora and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-31-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 10,950
Posted By markle
I love to fish although here in the UK it seems...

I love to fish although here in the UK it seems slightly different to the way you guys do it! I like to gte out on my boat (although currently glassing in a new deck) and catch bass, cod etc. We...
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