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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By locus
Same, but abandoned places are pretty cool.

Same, but abandoned places are pretty cool.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2015, 02:39 AM
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Posted By locus
Whoa, thanks! Good list :) Bump: One...

Whoa, thanks! Good list :)

Bump: One question, did you venture to Nara Dreamland? In two minds as to whether we give it a shot.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2015, 01:39 AM
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Posted By locus
Haha, well I was out of the hobby for about 10...

Haha, well I was out of the hobby for about 10 years there...

It really depends on whether I can convince my girlfriend to go all the way out to Niigata, which will take a whole day pretty much.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By locus
Visiting Japan

I just booked flights to Japan for a two week holiday at the end of October. Excited is an understatement!

Does anyone have any suggestions of cool (aquarium related or not) things to see and do...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2015, 03:41 AM
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Posted By locus
We'll see... I've found numerous examples of...

We'll see... I've found numerous examples of other people using this filter with a Mini-M (just Google "ada mini-m eheim 2213".) I really don't want to mess up the look of the tank with a HOB filter...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By locus
Ended up ordering an Eheim 2213 and also some...

Ended up ordering an Eheim 2213 and also some cheap lily pipes off no ebay links allowed They're a brand called Hinterfeld. Cost $24.99 AU all up for both 13mm inlet and 'spin' style outlet (which should help make...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By locus
Yes, Aquarium Gallery and a few bits and pieces...

Yes, Aquarium Gallery and a few bits and pieces from online. What's AL?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 05:06 AM
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Views: 1,340
Posted By locus
Thumbs up I'm curious how to get the rippled water surface...

I'm curious how to get the rippled water surface without spooking the fish though... they like to hide when I'm right up near the tank and messing around with stuff. Maybe I need more fish so they...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 03:26 AM
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Posted By locus
Missed the deadline sadly! Maybe next year. ...

Missed the deadline sadly! Maybe next year.

I did my best to emulate the ADA look with the photography, this thread has a version I did a little more work on and also explains how the photo was...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2015, 01:37 AM
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Posted By locus
I can't speak for how they hold up over the long...

I can't speak for how they hold up over the long term, but I've had a 451 since February and it works well. The light is intense, which led me to restrict the photoperiod on my ADA 45P to 6 hours per...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 01:54 AM
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Posted By locus
Nice little scape you have there, I was thinking...

Nice little scape you have there, I was thinking of doing something similar... lots of rocks built up in one corner, La Plata sand in the foreground, HC growing amongst the rocks.

Which lily pipes...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By locus
Ahh, I get it, makes sense. so perhaps finding an...

Ahh, I get it, makes sense. so perhaps finding an appropriate 13mm lily pipe would be the better option. I'd rather not have two outlets :)
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 01:02 AM
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Posted By locus
Interesting... Wouldn't closing off the taps to...

Interesting... Wouldn't closing off the taps to lessen the flow also create back pressure? If that's the case, why the need for two outlets if reducing the hose to 10mm?
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By locus
Thanks for all the input. One last question - is...

Thanks for all the input. One last question - is it possible to step down from 13mm to 10mm hoses on the outlet side to accommodate for a 10mm mini outflow? Seems like it would give me more options...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By locus
Yup, I've got a 2213 on my 45-P. My concern was...

Yup, I've got a 2213 on my 45-P. My concern was whether you can dial it down enough. Don't want substrate, fauna and flora blowing all over the shop :D
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By locus
Cool, thanks... what sort of inlet/outlet are you...

Cool, thanks... what sort of inlet/outlet are you using for it? Lily pipes?
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By locus
ADA Mini-M filtration

I'm in the process of putting together the bits for a second tank, an ADA Mini-M (20 litres). From what I've read many people like to use Eheim Classic 150 (2211) canister filters with their...
Forum: Photography 08-01-2015, 09:15 AM
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Views: 600
Posted By locus
Amano Style 45-P (36 litres) ** Large Image **

Here's my attempt at an Amano style aquascape and photo. More pics in the tank journals forum :)

http://www.paulwilliamrobinson.com/pictures/front.jpg

Flora:
Rotala sp. 'Green'
Rotala sp'...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By locus
Pretty happy with how these turned out. For...

Pretty happy with how these turned out.

For those interested - shot on a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 35mm ART lens, lit with a single Elinchrom D-lite 4 flash head and Elinchrom Rotalux 70cm deep octa...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2015, 12:03 AM
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Posted By locus
Hey, no problem... what's the point in posting...

Hey, no problem... what's the point in posting stuff if not to talk about it all?

Sounds like you're pumping a lot of nutrients into your tank. Have you had much in the way of algae?

I've...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By locus
Oops, that's supposed to say step 2. Recently...

Oops, that's supposed to say step 2. Recently switched over from step 1 as I got to around the 3 month mark and the Rotala H'ra looked like it needed more iron.

Dosing schedule is pretty...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2015, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,340
Posted By locus
HC has carpeted quite nicely. Ember Tetras...

HC has carpeted quite nicely.

Ember Tetras are very shy.

Currently running this tank with zero algae eaters!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 12:54 AM
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Views: 6,276
Posted By locus
I recently had an outbreak of BGA in my 45P and...

I recently had an outbreak of BGA in my 45P and had a lot of success using Ultralife Blue Green Slime Stain Remover (available via Amazon) to get rid of it. I had tried upping my CO2 and more...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By locus
Here's an update of how it looks just now. The HC...

Here's an update of how it looks just now. The HC is a bit lifted as yesterday I pulled out a bunch of hair grass that had grown into it.

I've battled every imaginable algae in this tank over the...
Forum: Fish 05-12-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By locus
Last weekend I picked up some ember tetras for my...

Last weekend I picked up some ember tetras for my ADA 45P (~10 gallon). They are very active little fish and are great to watch. No problems with acclimatising them, they coloured up straight away...
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