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

4ft Planted Tank Update (140L)

This is a quick update on my 4ft planted tank (140 Litres). Very recently Iv had a problem with all my lush green plants going a bit brown. An algae infestation. Some BBA (Black Beard Algae), and just a general browning, across the tank. After having stared at it for a few days I came … Continue reading 4ft Planted Tank Update (140L)

More Diamond Tetras, and Rainbow fish

I went to the aquarium shop knowing that I would be purchasing more Diamond Tetras to add to the boisterous shoal that I already have. 10 Diamonds strong. I bought another 8 as their deal was £10 for 4. You don’t mess with 18 Diamond Tetras. I didn’t know that I would also be coming home … Continue reading More Diamond Tetras, and Rainbow fish

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

New Diamond Tetras

It took me ages to capture these macro shots of my Diamond Tetras, I should have a video up soon! Edit: Video below My new 140 litre tank with my two canister filters, 9 Ember Tetras and 6 panda corys came up as 1000% filtrated when entered into aqua advisors calculator. This means I was … Continue reading New Diamond Tetras

My new 4ft fish tank: Complete

Read all posts about my new 4ft fish tank. Having only been in my new house for two weeks I still haven’t had my internet setup. This has gave me the opportunity to set up my new 4ft fish tank, and obsessively mess about with it. I posted before that I wanted the new tank to … Continue reading My new 4ft fish tank: Complete

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

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