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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-05-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By ony
You need some nitrate in the system and if theres...

You need some nitrate in the system and if theres fish/shrimp in the tank the nitrites should be 0. If you want a plant to branch you can encourage it by trimming but they do generally want to grow...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By ony
Depends on what fish you want to keep, I wouldn't...

Depends on what fish you want to keep, I wouldn't bother with RO just for the plants but fish are more fussy. Also RO production wastes a lot of water, not good in summer.

I'd be very tempted to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By ony
I have harder water than you and most plants do...

I have harder water than you and most plants do fine. CO2 is an option but if you check out the low tech forum you will find loads of people don't bother with it. Fertilizers usually come with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By ony
Lowering the PH wont make any difference to water...

Lowering the PH wont make any difference to water hardness. Depending on your KH peat may not make a measurable difference to PH either.

RO water is the best way forward.
Forum: Fish 01-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By ony
There is an awful lot of aggressive posturing and...

There is an awful lot of aggressive posturing and ripped fins in that video even though it doesn't show the actual fights. Ive never kept two males together after reading the same stuff as you. I did...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By ony
My male will defend an area about 2ft square, I...

My male will defend an area about 2ft square, I doubt anything could live very long with him in a 20l. I keep bristlenoses, danios and cherry barbs but they are barely tolerated and if hes nesting...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-21-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By ony
I grow mint ATM in my bettas HOB (a little change...

I grow mint ATM in my bettas HOB (a little change from ornamental plants), it needs regular macro ferts and I doubt my HOB has as much planting space. If the plants are growing they needs nutrients...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-21-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By ony
Hate to put a dampener on things but a betta is...

Hate to put a dampener on things but a betta is never going to poop enough to support 5 pots of herbs even in low light. Moss hates low nutrient conditions and will quickly die off in that set up. To...
Forum: Fish 01-18-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By ony
Surely that's a last resort and only if there's...

Surely that's a last resort and only if there's no one local who will take it?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 55,364
Posted By ony
Stunning work. Do you do anything different for...

Stunning work. Do you do anything different for the balls that are going to be grown submerged? I doubt my attempts will be anywhere near as tidy as yours but as I live on a different continent I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-11-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By ony
The ebi has a lot more scope than the new spec...

The ebi has a lot more scope than the new spec but both are an awkward shape. I'd consider an 18x12 with a HOB filter and a couple of desk lights.
Forum: Plants 01-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By ony
Depends on the plant, most stems branch out and...

Depends on the plant, most stems branch out and become more bushy but with most of them there comes a point where they start to look kind if scraggly and woody. Its best to periodically cut the tops...
Forum: Plants 01-10-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By ony
dwarf sag stalled

Ive had a dwarf sag carpet for about a year and it started off very lush and vigorous but its started to look a bit sad. I assumed nutrient deficiencies and popped in root tabs but it doesn't seem to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-05-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By ony
Making beautiful aquariums? I keep meaning...

Making beautiful aquariums?

I keep meaning to read her book but that kind of put me off. I share her views on Amano style scapes and, to an extent, letting the 'scape' evolve how it wants to but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By ony
Opae ula are awesome and apparently you can get...

Opae ula are awesome and apparently you can get them in the UK too :)

Do they cope with summer highs of about 30*C? My cherry shrimp didn't do so well with the heat last year so I won't be getting...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By ony
What would you do with this?

http://fibrecat.org/~leni/fishies/20130104_192601.jpg

I found this in the sales and would love some ideas. I put a large apple next to it for scale but its about 1 foot wide at the base. It needs...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,544
Posted By ony
You might want to point out to her that there...

You might want to point out to her that there will be ammonia in the tank anyway if your just going to throw fish in without cycling it first : /

edit: how do you cook with no knives?
Forum: Fish 12-31-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ony
You have a mix of fish with different and...

You have a mix of fish with different and conflicting needs and to top it off some will grow big enough to eat others. I'd pick a fish I really love and then browse the care-sheets on seriously fish...
Forum: Photography 12-22-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 49,436
Posted By ony
Nice sharp picture but looks a bit rude tbh :P ...

Nice sharp picture but looks a bit rude tbh :P

http://fibrecat.org/~leni/watermacro/DSC_6214.jpg
Forum: Photography 12-22-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By ony
awesome!

awesome!
Forum: Photography 12-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ony
Nikkon D7000 with a nikkor af-s 105 1:2.8g lens ...

Nikkon D7000 with a nikkor af-s 105 1:2.8g lens

All the fish are danios apart from the third down, shes a paradise fish. They look kind of blue because of the reflections they get at the top of...
Forum: Photography 12-21-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By ony
Very nice, love the first shot

Very nice, love the first shot
Forum: Photography 12-21-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ony
New macro lens!!

http://fibrecat.org/~leni/fishies/macro%20fish/DSC_5312.jpg

http://fibrecat.org/~leni/fishies/macro%20fish/DSC_5322.jpg

http://fibrecat.org/~leni/fishies/macro%20fish/DSC_5327.jpg
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Forum: Aquascaping 12-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By ony
Thats just begging for air plants! Really love...

Thats just begging for air plants! Really love the wood but its a little too symmetrical for my taste, I'd move it to one side a bit.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-14-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,847
Posted By ony
A paradise fish would be great in there and they...

A paradise fish would be great in there and they have huge personalities. They do jump and quite high, I often hear a splash when one gets startled so definitely lower the water level a few inches if...
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