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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Today, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Milkman
The bigger the better! We look forward to...

The bigger the better!

We look forward to helping you [emoji1]
Forum: Aquascaping   09-27-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Milkman
Advice needed

If you want to keep the Monte Carlo, I think it will benefit from at least liquid carbon.

Also, I can't see overly clearly but by the looks of it your substrate grain size seems quite large. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,337
Posted By Milkman
Do you have anything else in the tank? I wanted...

Do you have anything else in the tank? I wanted to put my amano shrimps with some juvenile rainbowfish. I was hoping that they would ignore them.

I currently have an angelfish with my amano...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-27-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By Milkman
I like picture 2 but I would agree that you...

I like picture 2 but I would agree that you should find a way to conceal those cut edges as it looks unnatural.
Forum: Algae   09-27-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,765
Posted By Milkman
What causes BBA? It's killing me!

I agree with most of the points already listed. Also ensure you have good flow in all areas of the tank.

In my experience, unless it is a small isolated amount BBA needs to be physically removed...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-17-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By Milkman
75 Gallon Tidy Jungle

Hey guys, this is the start of my continous journal of my new aquarium. I'm upgrading from a Fluval Roma 200 which is 44 UK gallon/52 US gallon tank to a Juwel Rio 300 which is 76 UK gallon/92 US...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-14-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,438
Posted By Milkman
Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light

In my opinion, and from my experience (how little or large) the best way to learn is just to do it and learn from your own mistakes.

Everyone's tanks will behave differently because no one...
Forum: Substrate   09-09-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,360
Posted By Milkman
Fluval substrate?

I've used it before and I'll say that it was very difficult to keep things down when just planted. However, once things took root my plant growth was ridiculous. My plants have never grown so well, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-07-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Milkman
I actually never use direct tap water to mix dry...

I actually never use direct tap water to mix dry ferts. I bought my first set years ago from ukaps and it says to use boiled and cooled (distilled) water.

I think it was something to do with the...
Forum: Fish   09-06-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By Milkman
Black Ghost Knifefish! I've wanted to get one for...

Black Ghost Knifefish! I've wanted to get one for over 6 years.

I'm finally getting a tank big enough but whether or not I buy one is 50/50. It doesn't help that my LFS just got a new batch of...
Forum: Substrate   09-06-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
This thread is proving to be more interesting...

This thread is proving to be more interesting than I expected [emoji28]
Forum: Substrate   09-05-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
Glad we could help [emoji106]

Glad we could help [emoji106]
Forum: Plants   09-05-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Milkman
That makes sense. It's fairly new, had it about a...

That makes sense. It's fairly new, had it about a week. The leaves have stopped turning brown since I put a root tab under it.

The new leaves are green but longer and narrower as you said so I...
Forum: Substrate   09-03-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
Looks awesome! Was there any CO2 in that tank or...

Looks awesome! Was there any CO2 in that tank or was it completely low tech?
Forum: Plants   09-03-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Milkman
They are the older leaves. There are new leaves...

They are the older leaves. There are new leaves coming out of the crown which are green.

I've put in a root tab a few days ago and the browning seems to have halted.
Forum: Plants   09-03-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Milkman
Erm...ok? Plant Deficiency

Am I right in thinking this Amazon Sword is suffering from a deficiency - I just don't know which one. I thought it was Magnesium. Am I right?
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-03-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Milkman
I have owned a Fluval Spec before. You can use a...

I have owned a Fluval Spec before. You can use a desk lamp, but just make sure it's either raised very high above the tank or water-resistant as the minute splashes from the water can knock out the...
Forum: Substrate   09-03-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
I'm thinking a mix of substrates in different...

I'm thinking a mix of substrates in different areas of the tank could be beneficial now. There will be some hairgrass and staurogyne repens in the front which will appreciate the small grain of...
Forum: Substrate   09-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
Yeah last time I capped it with some fine black...

Yeah last time I capped it with some fine black gravel. I have around 25kg still.


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Forum: Substrate   09-02-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
I may stick to using Tropica Plant Substrate...

I may stick to using Tropica Plant Substrate then. I've used it in the past and it's not bad, it has moderate CEC, really easy to plant in and stays at the bottom. I could also do my whole tank for...
Forum: Substrate   09-02-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
Thanks for your help! Very informative :) ...

Thanks for your help! Very informative :)


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Forum: Substrate   09-02-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
When you say it's a pain to work with, what kind...

When you say it's a pain to work with, what kind of issues does it have?


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Forum: Substrate   09-02-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By Milkman
Arrow ADA Aquasoil vs Eco Complete vs Dirt

Hey guys, I really need help making a decision on a substrate for my new tank.

I'm setting up a 4ft (350L) tank which will be planted. I have used Tropica Plant Substrate and Tetra Complete...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-30-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Milkman
Question Dry Ferts or Root Tabs? - Need Advice

What would you guys recommend? I have a planted tank but the substrate seems to have been exhausted now and the plant growth is slowing right down. I heard trimming will encourage dense growth but I...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,955
Posted By Milkman
Update 9/05/13

Long story short guys, I got really annoyed with the plants so the only plants in there are cryptocorynes, some flame moss and one pogostemon helferi. Also, my cherry shrimp have finally been...
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