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Forum: Lighting 12-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By kingborris
hiya hixy. Ive been getting good results from...

hiya hixy. Ive been getting good results from Iwasaki 6500K D/E 150W bulbs :)
Forum: Plants 12-20-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By kingborris
Flame moss

I've recently aquired a small amount of flame moss.

My question is, does this moss attach itself to objects, such as bog / mopani wood, like java moss does?

At present ive pinned the moss...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,436
Posted By kingborris
Nope. Thats one of the grow out tanks at...

Nope. Thats one of the grow out tanks at Stendker's discus farm in Germany. by all accounts its an awesome sight. around 1/2 a million discus on site at any time. this tank is one of many, all as...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,436
Posted By kingborris
stuworrall: no real changes. Ive swapped out a...

stuworrall: no real changes. Ive swapped out a couple of the terrestrial plants for alternatives, which are now just getting settled. no changes to fish stocks in any way. I'll post a few new...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,213
Posted By kingborris
looks very good. It will be interesting to see it...

looks very good. It will be interesting to see it fill out. BTW, if your plants came from Greenline, do plenty of water changes before adding any shrimp. they use a copper based snail killer on...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 36,895
Posted By kingborris
Got hacked apparently. They are now having a...

Got hacked apparently. They are now having a software update to sort it all out... or so i've heard.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By kingborris
ive lost amano shrimp to mature, open top tanks,...

ive lost amano shrimp to mature, open top tanks, but its always in the first couple of days. if they arent quite happy with their new homes (a change in water chemistry may be enough), they may just...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By kingborris
If its a wild, there are only really three types:...

If its a wild, there are only really three types: heckel, green and blue / brown. Anything else is just variations due to location. Guessing an original collection location based on appearance is...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,436
Posted By kingborris
they were simply washed of any soil they came in,...

they were simply washed of any soil they came in, and buried in the expanded clay hydroponic grow media in the four surrounding troughs. The flow of water from the tank gives them all the nutrients...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 36,895
Posted By kingborris
very nice. gotta agree with Geoff, the middle...

very nice. gotta agree with Geoff, the middle pic is excellent, and a very nice fish too. Wild greens often get a bit elongated, but that one looks nice and round.

Ive been tempted by some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-07-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By kingborris
i bought 5 bees just yesterday. they were the...

i bought 5 bees just yesterday. they were the first i've ever seen in the UK, so had to buy them. they have gone in with my CRS (also still very unusual here in the UK) in a 25 gal. with a few...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By kingborris
i like it a lot. can we get some more pics...

i like it a lot. can we get some more pics please and some closeups of the discus :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-06-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By kingborris
Nice! what are they? SS grade?

Nice! what are they? SS grade?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,436
Posted By kingborris
my thread got bumped! magicmagni - i do burn...

my thread got bumped!

magicmagni - i do burn through a lot of CO2, but I suspect the hydroponics section is the main culpret here. there is very little in the way of surface disturbance, as the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 36,895
Posted By kingborris
Beautiful! Could you relink the early pics...

Beautiful!

Could you relink the early pics of the wilds as they arent showing up for me? They look like good quality fish from the shots i can see.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By kingborris
nice ! I do like a good planted discus tank. :)...

nice ! I do like a good planted discus tank. :)

I also agree about the background. If not black, then a midnight blue or similar
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By kingborris
hope you have a friendly bank manager :D

hope you have a friendly bank manager :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,736
Posted By kingborris
i looked at getting a 60"x24X30" made up rimless...

i looked at getting a 60"x24X30" made up rimless and braceless. I was advised on 19mm glass for this. There is a good article on glass and thickness below:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-25-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,232
Posted By kingborris
Going to keep a close eye on this thread. :D ...

Going to keep a close eye on this thread. :D

Very impressive so far!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By kingborris
that regieme will give you around a 40% total...

that regieme will give you around a 40% total change per week

even if you did daily 10 gal changes, this wouldnt be 100% weekly, but rather ~60%, as you start changing out water you just changed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 18,343
Posted By kingborris
Thought I might mention that gold nuggets arent...

Thought I might mention that gold nuggets arent known for their algae eating prowess. They tend to munch on the microfauna / flora layer covering objects, rather than specifically algae. they may...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By kingborris
BTW, if you want to try 2x55w, I may be selling...

BTW, if you want to try 2x55w, I may be selling my DIY pendant. drop me a note if your interested.
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By kingborris
I have a tank, same size but 18" tall. For...

I have a tank, same size but 18" tall. For around a year I ran 2x55W PC bulbs in a DIY pendant fixture over the top. this setup could certainly grow plants well enough, but such intense lighting...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By kingborris
Ive recently done something similar, although...

Ive recently done something similar, although starting from fresh rather than from marine. I was somewhat more limited with my tank size though (my other half would have left me had it been any...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 33,436
Posted By kingborris
Hi hazeen. There is actually a lot of debate...

Hi hazeen.

There is actually a lot of debate as to whether gravel heaters do anything constructive at all. They were originally created with the idea that by heating the gravel, this help create...
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