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Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2005, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By locus
If you want simplicity, the digital rebel will do...

If you want simplicity, the digital rebel will do you fine. Whats more important is the glass between the camera and your subject.

Zoom lenses will always deliver less quality than prime lenses...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-29-2005, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By locus
The lighting you have is insufficient to really...

The lighting you have is insufficient to really be able to suggest anything apart from sticking to java moss, anubias, java fern... (until your lighting upgrade that is).

My suggestion is wait...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2005, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By locus
Add extra food? Isn't it easier to dose...

Add extra food? Isn't it easier to dose fertilisers accordingly - you actually have a high level of control using this method, adding more fish food is guess work and probably inefficient to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2005, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By locus
Remember, flourish nitrogen is not just nitrates...

Remember, flourish nitrogen is not just nitrates - your test kit won't give an accurate reflection of how much nitrogen is available.

If you dosed flourish nitrogen to 10ppm, you would register...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2005, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By locus
I have white growth on my glosso when I neglect...

I have white growth on my glosso when I neglect my fertilisation... probably nitrogen is what you need. Give it a few days.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2005, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By locus
These guys are funny lookin'... I believe they...

These guys are funny lookin'... I believe they are a species that can be found down here in Australia, dunno anything else apart from that though.

Most Caridina sp. will munch on your algae to...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By locus
You can regulary find Otocinclus vittatus in...

You can regulary find Otocinclus vittatus in Perth, you should be able to get them over east - you may want to talk to whoever orders fish in at your LFS.

I recently got some Otto's and they were...
Forum: Plants 03-06-2005, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By locus
If you can find any Elatine sp. (most probably E....

If you can find any Elatine sp. (most probably E. triandra), that is also a good choice & will tolerate a very wide range of conditions.

I grow a similar plant, Elatine gratioloides, with an 11...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2005, 11:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 85,264
Posted By locus
Amano seems to be using Lilaeopsis sp. a lot...

Amano seems to be using Lilaeopsis sp. a lot these days :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2005, 02:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 85,264
Posted By locus
A few of the tank sizes (from Aquajournal) ...

A few of the tank sizes (from Aquajournal)

(WxDxH)
Pic 15 - 90x45x60cm
Pic 16 - 180x60x60cm
Pic 19 - 90x45x60cm
Pic 20 - 180x60x60cm - I believe Oliver Knott (Plantella) can be seen working on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 85,264
Posted By locus
I'm moving to Niigata just so I can visit ADA HQ...

I'm moving to Niigata just so I can visit ADA HQ every week and stare at the pretty tanks ;)

Seriously... great photos, it is interesting to note that many of these aquascapes have appeared in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By locus
Can you?! I've looked everywhere! Come on,...

Can you?! I've looked everywhere!

Come on, spill the beans ;)
Forum: Plants 02-14-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By locus
I have a couple of small C. crispulata var...

I have a couple of small C. crispulata var balansae in a 1' cube (~7 gal) with an 11 watt PC light... both plants were received in an emersed state, since planting both have produced 3 new leaves...
Forum: Lighting 02-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By locus
Chelle, 55 watts over a 20 gallon tank would be...

Chelle, 55 watts over a 20 gallon tank would be spot on to grow quite a few different plants with the addition of DIY CO2. The Nutrafin CO2 sets would be ideal in this case.

I have run 2 x 18watt...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By locus
I have a 7 gallon cube tank with 11 watts of PC...

I have a 7 gallon cube tank with 11 watts of PC lighting & currently grow Microsorum pteropus, Vesiculara sp., Anubias barteri var. nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii "green", Cryptocoryne crispulata var....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-09-2005, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By locus
Onyx sand is grey, Eco-complete is black. I like...

Onyx sand is grey, Eco-complete is black. I like the look of both however Onyx has a buffering capability - it will increase your kh and ph.

As far as aquascaping your tank goes, what composition...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By locus
What sort of response were you expecting? ...

What sort of response were you expecting?

Seriously, wait til you've got your plants in and people can get more of an idea of what your ideas are for this tank!

Less blurry photos would help...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By locus
All of these suggestions are fine, but it really...

All of these suggestions are fine, but it really depends on what sort of "rescape" you're planning.

Are you redoing the hardscape? Are you going to spend a long time rescaping the tank?
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2005, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By locus
You could fill a large bucket with tank water and...

You could fill a large bucket with tank water and pop a heater and airstone in it to temporarily house your fish.

In the past, I have used a plastic tub roughly 1/2 the volume of the tank being...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-30-2005, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By locus
Aussies?

Any fellow Aussies out there?

If there are... is anyone interested in an aquascaper's forum with an Australian audience in mind?

Included would be buy/sell/trade areas for each state...

The...
Forum: Substrate 01-25-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By locus
There are a couple of ways you can get your...

There are a couple of ways you can get your riccia weighed down, the most common being by placing a thin layer over a small, flat stone and then wrapping lots of fishing wire around to keep it in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By locus
I agree with Rob, save your money for a...

I agree with Rob, save your money for a pressurized system.

I have used the Nutrafin system before on a 15gallon tank with about the same level of lighting you have and found it to be adequate.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-12-2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By locus
I asked the guy who has some Caradina sp. up in...

I asked the guy who has some Caradina sp. up in the Northern Territory about this subject, he suggested to me to ask at the Perth Museum if they had a shrimp expert and if so, the localities of any...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2005, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By locus
There doesn't seem to be much depth in that...

There doesn't seem to be much depth in that substrate, I would hate to see the roots on that sword :)

The blue is kinda freaky... like those blue fluro lights in public toilets to stop people from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2005, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By locus
Yeah, relax - it's all good ;) I have the...

Yeah, relax - it's all good ;)

I have the smallest ecco that only has two baskets & have it set up with a blue foam pad & sintered glass medium (efhi-substrat) in the bottom basket, then another...
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