My new 4ft fish tank: Pre planning

Read all posts about my new 4ft fish tank. My previous post outlined what sort of new fish tank I wanted, the equipment and the fish themselves. I went ahead and bought the new tank. It’s 48x12x15 inch. So it’s a good length at 4ft wide, but very slim. This was the plan due to it … Continue reading My new 4ft fish tank: Pre planning

Preparing rocks for the aquarium

Believe it or not, there is some preparation involved before adding any rock to an aquarium. Most rocks will be absolutely fine, however it’s best to avoid any problems. Rocks on display at an aquarium shop will always pretty much be safe. Some rocks however are for Marine tanks only. They can drastically alter the water … Continue reading Preparing rocks for the aquarium

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

Future plans for a new fish tank

Read all posts about my new 4ft fish tank. In a couple of weeks I will be moving into my first home. As exciting as that may be, the bit I can’t wait for is when I upgrade my tank. Let’s get our priorities straight. I currently own a 64 litre aquarium, which is roughly 2 foot long. … Continue reading Future plans for a new fish tank

Fish in Mallorca with my GoPro

I got back from my holiday in Mallorca, 3 days ago and I took full advantage to capture fish on video camera, in the sea, with my GoPro. The quality from the GoPro is supposed to be 1080p, but it’s not actually that good. However it’s not terrible quality, so have a look. Swallowing seawater … Continue reading Fish in Mallorca with my GoPro

Glass lilly pipes for canister filters

I decided to get some of those real fancy glass lilly pipes 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

The perfect Shrimp filter from Aquael

My original filter My shrimp tank started off with a standard air driven, sponge shrimp filter. One of those that use an airline and a noisy pump. A pretty simple, great filter for shrimp, that is very common. While this wasn’t extremely powerful, it was very, very noisy. This air powered pump was very loud, … Continue reading The perfect Shrimp filter from Aquael

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