quintonimor:

aquarium44:

Got the new tank yesterday and set it up today. Unfortunately I forgot to water the root before and now I couldn’t use it :( it has to remain in the bucket for a few weeks …. The scape looks pretty empty without the root. Will update the blog with pictures when I finally can set it in. Shrimp are feeling good so far, snails too. Have a mean cladro algae in some plants, must pick out. Wish me luck it won’t spread again! (All that marimos fault grr)
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What kind of animal is going to live in it.

Currently the shrimp (neocaridina davidii) I got since more than a year and some snails but I will get some Rasbora Galaxy fish soon :) Excited! But I want to wait until the root is finally set in..

Reblogged from quintonimor

Got the new tank yesterday and set it up today. Unfortunately I forgot to water the root before and now I couldn’t use it :( it has to remain in the bucket for a few weeks …. The scape looks pretty empty without the root. Will update the blog with pictures when I finally can set it in. Shrimp are feeling good so far, snails too. Have a mean cladro algae in some plants, must pick out. Wish me luck it won’t spread again! (All that marimos fault grr)
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【DENNERLE】Display Tank Show @SingaporeNew aquascaping @fishy business online store.Plants are growing well during these five months. Dennerle products used:Substrate- DeponitMix Professional 200.Gravel-Crystal Quartz GravelWater Treatment-S7 Vitamix Trace Elements, E15 FerActiv, V30 Complete Plant Food, PlantaGold 7. CO2 controller- Dennerle CO2 regulator with night cut-off. 
Step 1: SubstrateDennerle DeponitMix ProfessionalPour a layer of ready-to-use DeponitMix Professional onto the base of the aquarium. This layer containing minerals is vital for the plants. Gravel alone is not enough! DeponitMix is a long-term mineral bed rich in nutrients and trace elements which has been developed especially for aquarium plants. 
Step 2: Crystal Quartz GravelNow cover the DEPONIT-Mix with the hardener-free Crystal Quartz Gravel. This will provide firm support for the plants’ roots. Gravel variants in various colours are available to enable you to design your own individual bed.Use gravel with rounded grains – this will protect your bottom-dwelling fish from injury. All gravel varieties from DENNERLE have rounded grains. 
Step 3: Decoration
Finally, decorate the surface of the bed with stones or coarse pebbles (lime-free!). Wood roots can be used to design a particularly natural-looking aquascape. Roots are also important to fish, e.g. as hiding places or territorial boundaries; many catfish eat wood to aid their digestion.

【DENNERLE】Display Tank Show @Singapore
New aquascaping @fishy business online store.
Plants are growing well during these five months. 
Dennerle products used:
Substrate- DeponitMix Professional 200.
Gravel-Crystal Quartz Gravel
Water Treatment-S7 Vitamix Trace Elements, E15 FerActiv, V30 Complete Plant Food, PlantaGold 7. 
CO2 controller- Dennerle CO2 regulator with night cut-off.
 

Step 1: Substrate
Dennerle DeponitMix Professional
Pour a layer of ready-to-use DeponitMix Professional onto the base of the aquarium. This layer containing minerals is vital for the plants. Gravel alone is not enough! DeponitMix is a long-term mineral bed rich in nutrients and trace elements which has been developed especially for aquarium plants.
 

Step 2: Crystal Quartz Gravel
Now cover the DEPONIT-Mix with the hardener-free Crystal Quartz Gravel. This will provide firm support for the plants’ roots. Gravel variants in various colours are available to enable you to design your own individual bed.
Use gravel with rounded grains – this will protect your bottom-dwelling fish from injury. All gravel varieties from DENNERLE have rounded grains.
 

Step 3: Decoration

Finally, decorate the surface of the bed with stones or coarse pebbles (lime-free!). Wood roots can be used to design a particularly natural-looking aquascape. Roots are also important to fish, e.g. as hiding places or territorial boundaries; many catfish eat wood to aid their digestion.

thenicotinenightmare asked:

Hey sweetpea. You probably get annoying stuff like this all the time (I did read your FAQ, honest!), but do you know anything about the UK Betta scene? I'd love to keep one, I'm a zoology student and I can kinda only keep fish, says landlord. But most things I've seen on the internet have been US based. I'd love to just go out to a store and buy all the things, but it looks like I'll have to get Betta orientated stuff online, but obviously cross Atlantic shipping isn't ace! (cont.)

housebatbetta answered:

(cont.) So yeah, if you know anyone in your extensive betta web from the UK, point me in their direction! I’d love to give a home to one of these beautiful sea princesses. Already looked at set ups and plants, it’s going to be a fabulous underwater forest. Have an ace day oxox

Hi there thenicotinenightmare! Can I just say how excellently worded this was? I don’t know if you’re a writer as well as a budding zoologist, but you have a gift. Seriously. (Also; I really enjoy getting messages!)

There are a few fishblr people who are in the UK, but I can’t remember who they are and that doesn’t exactly help. Folks closer to your continent might know, for example aquarium44 (Germany) and omgnumbat (Denmark). Maybe it’ll help if I do this:

ENGLISH/WELSH/IRISH/SCOTTISH aka BRITISH fish-keepers, please reblog this with a comment so that you can find each other in the notes! 

Everyone else, please signal boost this so the UK fish community people can find each other!

I would love to compile all those tips and bits of UK-specific advice into an informative post for you folks. I suspect you’re not alone in wondering how to get started. There may even be location-specific laws.

Best of luck to you, and I hope to see more of your posts in the fishblr tag when you take the plunge!

I’d be happy to help but most of the shops I know are indeed German. They might deliver to the UK but it’s pretty expensive and therefore senseless. 

Any UK fish keepers / aquarium people here? Please help :)

Anonymous asked:

hey so i have a 10 gallon tank and it is heavily planted. i have about 10 freshwater shrimp and 5 neon tetras. the problem is that there is alot of white stuff on the substrate. i do weekly water changes every sunday. i also vacuum the substrate when i do water changes but about midweek the white atuff builds up and whenever i move the substrate a white cloud comes up from the gravel. idk how to get rid of it?

Hi Anon, it’s a bit difficult to determine the white stuff without a picture. Maybe you could submit a picture? And how old is the setup? I’d assume it is a bacterial slime mold, usually it’s harmless but ugly indeed. This occurs often when a setup is relatively new and should disappear soon by itself. You could also add some snails, ramshorns or similar, they might eat the mold. 

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Anonymous asked:

What defines a "Danish style" aquascape? What's a "Dutch style" aquascape and are there any other styles named after countries or such?

Hi Anon,

a "Danish Style" aquascape is with red plants only. I got several examples in my blog under tagged/Danish-style-aquarium They need a lot of light, usually red plants are high maintenance plants. 

More styles are described in this Wikipedia article

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