Glass lilly pipes for canister filters

I decided to get some of those real fancy glass lilly pipesĀ for my aquarium. These are intake and outtakes that attach to the end of the hosing and drop into the tank. Glass lily pipes are purely for aesthetics. They don’t stand out as much as they’re made of glass. Most canister filters come with … Continue reading Glass lilly pipes for canister filters

An alternative way to add moss to the aquarium

So i got sick of my scraggy moss, webbing its way around my tank attaching itself to plants and everywhere else in the tank. But rather than bin it off, I thought it essential to my Shrimp and their ever growing population. So I made a moss wall. Basically you tie it to some sort … Continue reading An alternative way to add moss to the aquarium

More Driftwood and more Plants (Part 2 of 2)

If you haven’t already, read part 1 After three days of soaking the wood I got impatient and added it to the tank while it still floated. The tannins had stopped leeching as the water it was in remained clear, so i went ahead. Held it down by placing two heavy rocks on top and … Continue reading More Driftwood and more Plants (Part 2 of 2)

More Driftwood and more Plants, Preperation (Part 1 of 2)

I’m going to have to stop going into that fish shop I think, I can’t leave without buying something. Popped in, got an amazing piece of Driftwood, that’s shaped like a big Tree, with lots of twisting branches, and some real nice, lush green leafed plants to dot around it. I bought these to replace … Continue reading More Driftwood and more Plants, Preperation (Part 1 of 2)

Nano Shrimp Tank: Plant update & photos of the shrimp

Now that the Shrimp have settled in, and are coming out for food I thought Id get some nice shots. I dropped in one pellet of food, about half the size of a pea. Five or Six Shrimp started crawling out of the plants and all bunched up over it. This is a great sign … Continue reading Nano Shrimp Tank: Plant update & photos of the shrimp

How and why to add Driftwood / Bogwood to your aquarium

Wood, in this case, bogwood, or driftwood is a great addition to any aquarium. Personally I think it’s because it looks natural. In my opinion, natural wood is better than any resin ornament. Just like real plants are a lot better than silk plants (mainly because of their benefit to water quality) but also because … Continue reading How and why to add Driftwood / Bogwood to your aquarium

Plant progress and new plants in the main tank

Bought some more plants from my local fish store today, for my main tank, and thought I’d show some plant progress. After looking at my Shrimp tank and how much of a forest it is, my main tank looked a bit bare. So I bought a few more plants that should really pack the tank … Continue reading Plant progress and new plants in the main tank

Interpet LED Blue Moon light

The purpose of the Interpet LED Blue Moon Lighting System is to provide a subtle blue moonlight to your tank, I didn’t want my main tank light on for over 12 hours but I still wanted to be able to see my fish, late at night. I couldn’t get a very good photo under the … Continue reading Interpet LED Blue Moon light

A new ‘just for pets’ opened up

A new ‘just for pets’ opened up and I had to go have a look at the fish section. Listening to the advice of the shop keepers is a bit upsetting, the bloke telling someone to leave the tank for 3-5 days before adding fish. But everything is brand new and they have some lovely … Continue reading A new ‘just for pets’ opened up