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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-19-2012, 07:10 AM
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Posted By colinlp
I've went through a couple of sets of MR16s using...

I've went through a couple of sets of MR16s using the standard power supply. I learnt from guys building DIY marine LED fittings that a proper driver suppies a constant current rather than a constant...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-15-2012, 06:47 PM
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Posted By colinlp
If you can change to MR16 fittings it's a lot...

If you can change to MR16 fittings it's a lot better than trying to force them into the ones for the MR11s, it pays to fit a proper LED driver too instead of the basic 12V that supply's the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2012, 07:06 AM
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Posted By colinlp
How are you getting along with the CO2 dilemma?...

How are you getting along with the CO2 dilemma? Have you thought about Excel or one of the other liquid versions?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-17-2011, 03:36 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Very nice indeed! You must be well chuffed with...

Very nice indeed! You must be well chuffed with that
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-19-2011, 12:46 AM
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Posted By colinlp
Thanks for the advice, Do you have an example,...

Thanks for the advice, Do you have an example, afraid I'm a bit lost


Do you think so? Maybe the very few over here are fanatical (possibly?) but I always thought that most of the best Edge tanks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-18-2011, 07:37 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Yeah, it's worth it though, the Edge is a...

Yeah, it's worth it though, the Edge is a stunning tank :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-18-2011, 07:35 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Yes I've made a 3 float switch system that has...

Yes I've made a 3 float switch system that has been doing the rounds on some of the UK salty forums. Big day tomorrow, it's getting wet, yey!! The LEDs are in our our kitchen, we used to have T5s but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-18-2011, 06:02 PM
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Posted By colinlp
You're going to need a lot more substrate than...

You're going to need a lot more substrate than that mate! :hihi:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-14-2011, 08:01 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Yes it's an overflow box to feed a sump. Marine...

Yes it's an overflow box to feed a sump. Marine tanks aren't that bad to maintain, actually hands in tank is probably a lot less that a planted. Aquascaping an Edge is done with smaller lumps of live...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-13-2011, 09:52 AM
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Posted By colinlp
Just a couple of pics showing the progress with...

Just a couple of pics showing the progress with our new 46 (marine)

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac269/colinlp2000/Snapbucket/D26A19D2-orig.jpg?t=1321099674
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-07-2011, 06:39 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Yes they'll still work, I used to use MR16s on my...

Yes they'll still work, I used to use MR16s on my marine Edge and they were always falling in, quick wash under the tap and a good drying and away they went. The good thing about the filling up so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-06-2011, 01:24 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Undo the 4 screws that hold the 2 halves of the...

Undo the 4 screws that hold the 2 halves of the light fitting together, pop it open, unscrew the old fittings and disconnect the wires, screw in the new fittings and connect back up, reassemble and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-01-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,978
Posted By colinlp
We've had a Beta in an Edge for nearly two years,...

We've had a Beta in an Edge for nearly two years, either he has learnt where he can get air or he's got an effing good breath hold :hihi:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2011, 06:19 PM
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Posted By colinlp
How long are your lights on each day?

How long are your lights on each day?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-11-2011, 05:02 PM
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Posted By colinlp
Wouldn't that be considered high tech?

Wouldn't that be considered high tech?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-26-2011, 06:59 AM
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Posted By colinlp
Cool! I understand how you might be unhappy with...

Cool! I understand how you might be unhappy with your rockwork after adding coral after seeing some of the progressions of other peoples Edges. It's very different to scaping a planted tank, some of...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 232
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Posted By colinlp
Any updates Mr D? I've been following this tank...

Any updates Mr D? I've been following this tank closely and now I need more! This tank has inspired me to get our own SW Edge going, after weeks of planning and gathering this and that we finally...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-06-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,604
Posted By colinlp
Yes, quite right! An aeroscape, now I like the...

Yes, quite right! An aeroscape, now I like the sound of that :icon_lol:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-05-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,604
Posted By colinlp
Perhaps if it was called an Astroscape it would...

Perhaps if it was called an Astroscape it would be OK without water?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-04-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,604
Posted By colinlp
Well florescent pink water then! Or even better...

Well florescent pink water then! Or even better create a thermocline and have pink and yellow water but it must have water, you can't compromise with this stuff. It's a serious business that needs a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-04-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,604
Posted By colinlp
With all due respect, this is totally...

With all due respect, this is totally inappropriate for this forum and I think you should delete the whole thread! Everybody knows you need to fill it with water to qualify as an aquascape!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,653
Posted By colinlp
I think what Hoppy is saying is that because you...

I think what Hoppy is saying is that because you don't run a CO2 set up your CO2 will be very low. So the bubble curtain will agitate the surface and keep the concentration of CO2 in equilibrium with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,957
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Posted By colinlp
Hey, that's awesome, good to see another UK...

Hey, that's awesome, good to see another UK edger!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By colinlp
http://www.thegreenmachineaquatics.com/ are the...

http://www.thegreenmachineaquatics.com/ are the best planted tank suppliers in the UK
Forum: Plants 03-21-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,842
Posted By colinlp
I think I might go down that route, it seems the...

I think I might go down that route, it seems the option with the least chance of going wrong, at least that way I can modify the scape as it grows out to what looks the best. Thanks for the tip about...
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