Complete rescape of my 4ft tank

After an outbreak in algae, most of my plant leaves went from a lush green to a plagued brown colour. I blame the newly added fertilisers for this. So I stopped dosing fertilisers. I tried to cut off as many leaves as I could but after a few weeks the tank really started to annoy … Continue reading Complete rescape of my 4ft tank

Combating BBA with Seachem Excel

Pre Purchase Having just ordered a 500ml bottle of Seachum Excel I look over at my aquarium, exhausted by the sight of persistent BBA. Seriously though, BBA can be very annoying and it’s very difficult to get rid of. This post will detail my experience using Seachem Excel against BBA. I do not dose any fertilisers … Continue reading Combating BBA with Seachem Excel

Plant update on the 4ft tank & fertiliser

The first lot of pictures I uploaded of this tank it looked pretty empty, so i’m doing a plant update. I just want to show what the tank looks like two weeks later with a lot more plants in it. I bought a lot of vallis, and some other stem type plants that have a … Continue reading Plant update on the 4ft tank & fertiliser

Last rescape of my 64 litre aquarium

Not my last one ever! my last one in this tank, until.. I upgrade! I’m writing this a few days after the re-scape. So when Im talking about the new upgraded tank, I actually don’t have any of my tank parts yet, including the actual tank. It’s more of a plan, that i’m 100% confident will … Continue reading Last rescape of my 64 litre aquarium

Plant progression after 2 months update

After ripping out the whole left side of my aquarium plants to re-plant with off-cuttings I have taken another photo just 2 months later to record the plant progression. It’s pretty much grown in. However I left the curtains open a couple of times when the sun was out in the summer, so there is … Continue reading Plant progression after 2 months update

Doing a huge aquarium rescape

Before I ripped out all the plants in the left side of the tank and replanted the off cuttings. They looked firmly in place and had taken root. So I then decided to do the same to the right hand side. An aquarium rescape is a tough decision, to rip apart the tank, but it’s definitely … Continue reading Doing a huge aquarium rescape

Warning when adding new plants with shrimp

Just recently I bought a load of new plants (Cabomba, my new favourite) for my main tank. I got them off eBay, they came lush and looked very nice. Within minuets of adding the plants, my Shrimp where literally dropping to the substrate on their backs, barely moving. Within minuets I had piles of dead Shrimp. Bearing … Continue reading Warning when adding new plants with shrimp

How to replant / propagate stem plants

One of the great things about plants, especially stem plants is the ability to easily propagate them (create new plants from the cuttings). Stem plants are very common in the aquarium and very easy to multiply.  Where some plants have runners that run off and sprout a new plant automatically, most stem plants you can … Continue reading How to replant / propagate stem plants

Aquascaping a Nano Shrimp Tank (12 Litres)

So the time came to do a re-scape of my little 12 litre nano shrimp tank (Above picture is still cloudy). The main reason is that the Shrimp didn’t really take to the tank, a few died, and none of them have reproduced. So I decided to re-scape it. The main feature, a piece of driftwood, … Continue reading Aquascaping a Nano Shrimp Tank (12 Litres)

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)