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Forum: DIY   01-24-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jameshill247
I used to keep discus and had a waterbutt in my...

I used to keep discus and had a waterbutt in my garage. An RO unit was connected to the outside tap and into the butt. To heat it I kept an old tank heater I had lying around and a cheap internal...
Forum: Algae   01-18-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By jameshill247
Ahh okay. I do have some shrimp in the tank. It's...

Ahh okay. I do have some shrimp in the tank. It's mainly a tanganyika shell dweller tank so I will let it run its course. Thanks!

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Forum: Algae   01-17-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By jameshill247
Algae that has polyp like arms?

I'm assuming this is algae..

They appeared first on the glass and then on the lava rock.

Not the greatest of videos but shows them better than a photo as they sway in the flow

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Forum: DIY   01-11-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jameshill247
Thanks :) I'm hoping to improve the system soon...

Thanks :) I'm hoping to improve the system soon so will update it with new photos and videos once sorted. Unfortunately the tank isn't near an outside wall and wouldn't be able to run a drain...
Forum: DIY   01-10-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jameshill247
Nice system! I had to have something I...

Nice system!

I had to have something I could pack away after maintenance. I looked at setting something like that up back when I kept Discus

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Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By jameshill247
Tank is looking very good! I would add some...

Tank is looking very good! I would add some sheets of Moss on mesh in the patch in the middle.

in terms of the shrimp population... you will find that the RCS and the Orange are both Neos and...
Forum: DIY   01-10-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By jameshill247
Bucketless water change system.. first attempt

Fed up with lugging buckets around I looked into the alternatives.

The Python system that this is based on with the length required worked out quite expensive so I looked to make my own verison. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-31-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By jameshill247
I have used bonsai soil for shrimp tanks with...

I have used bonsai soil for shrimp tanks with driftwood that brought my PH down and my tap water is very hard.

Have a look through some of the posts in the shrimp section on bonsai soil.

I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-31-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By jameshill247
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/jameshill...

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/jameshill_247/shrimp/20150328_154331.jpg (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/jameshill_247/media/shrimp/20150328_154331.jpg.html)
Mini Java fern is in. Haven't...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-31-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By jameshill247
I will have to look them up. I almost got a...

I will have to look them up.

I almost got a Biorb instead of this, glad I chose this instead.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-31-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By jameshill247
Thanks! I have put some cherry's in there...

Thanks! I have put some cherry's in there already. I am going to get the crystals in a couple of weeks. 44L I think thats equal to about 11g?



Thanks. The tank is made by Askoll. I have only...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-31-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By jameshill247
Askoll 11G Return To Shrimp Journal

- Moving this from the Shrimp Forum -

Back again!

here is the previous set up

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...999&highlight=...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By jameshill247
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/jameshill...

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/jameshill_247/shrimp/20150328_154331.jpg (http://s226.photobucket.com/user/jameshill_247/media/shrimp/20150328_154331.jpg.html)

Just put in some Mini Java...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By jameshill247
Just shrimp. Possibly some otto's in at a later...

Just shrimp. Possibly some otto's in at a later stage. Maybe some corries.

Anyone know of a fairly cheap uk supplier for crystals?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-26-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By jameshill247
the forum seems smaller than i remember? have...

the forum seems smaller than i remember? have they moved it round a bit. only 8 pages of threads remain?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-26-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By jameshill247
Askoll 44L Return To Shrimp Tank!

Back again!

here is the previous set up

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=179999&highlight=

packed in the shrimp tank and went to discus for a while..

Back to Shrimp now!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Yeah just trying to get a balance I'm happy with ...

Yeah just trying to get a balance I'm happy with

Reading up on here has helped though




Thanks :) they are getting there!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Thanks! I think the yellow one looks better too ...

Thanks! I think the yellow one looks better too

Still don't think it's gonna grow much more but it's an improvement

Thanks I really like the new one
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Plants are really starting to fill out now... A...

Plants are really starting to fill out now... A massive improvement from my other attempts!

The new discus is doing well and no algae still... Not even on the glass!

...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
The lily bulbs are really growing well now, I...

The lily bulbs are really growing well now, I like them they look quite bushy which is good as I had a lot of space to fill at the front.

...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Update... Plants are growing now and the...

Update...

Plants are growing now and the lily bulbs that you can't see in the first photos.... Now are coming through!

...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-15-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Thanks very much I was thinking of growing...

Thanks very much

I was thinking of growing some moss around it to make it look abandoned but I don't think moss would cope well in high temp anyway

You can get daleks as well but I think that...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
My First Discus Tank Lots of photos!... Now with eggs! and a Tardis..

Plants arrived today

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd113/jameshill_247/Discus%20Tank/0CFFA919-5E4F-4893-85BE-F831A92DA9FB_1.jpg[/URL

Placed them out how I wanted them and labeled them...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-07-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
My First Discus Tank Lots of photos!... Now with eggs!

***RESCAPE!!!*** :)

Ordered 28 litres of Akadama described as the hard variety and I can say it's tougher than the stuff I used in my shrimp tank

Spent a good hour trying to clean it... But...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,169
Posted By jameshill247
Hopefully The fish have came a long way ...

Hopefully

The fish have came a long way

I'm gonna add some more ottos once the tanks all sorted and I have a voucher that I can use to get another discus but I would have to get rid of some...
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