Best place to buy Hardscape and Dragon Stones in Yorkshire, Leeds -England?
As I am setting up a new tank and will be hardscaping and planting in the next couple of weeks for a fishless cycle of a new roma 240 I wanted to ask where is the best place to buy wood and stone? my local garden centres have very little in the way of choice and are usually small pieces at extortionate prices.
Buying online is cheaper but you do not know what shapes or pieces you are buying.
Q: Any suggestions on places in Yorkshire area that have a good stock of stone and wood for tropical hardscaping? I am a bit lost with where to go and find a good supplier of all things of the fishy goodness variety.
I am based in Leeds, but open to travel to get some good hardscape materials.
New keeper : Q : When do I use all these products in the tank?
I have a new Fluval Roma 240 tank and I plan on having a community tank. I am trying to read up and watch as many videos as I can before putting any water in the tank and learning about hardscaping.
I have most items and I believe this is correct?
(no fish in tank yet)
Put water in and add...... er.... I have these Fluval products but not sure when, how much or how often I should be putting them in. Can anybody advise me? I thought it was fill tank add a product (ot sure which one) leave for a week then change 50% water and repeat weekly for a month.
Not sure what to add as stated, how much or when, and how often to use Master test kit.
New UK Fishkeeper : Just bought a Roma 240 - Advice please!
Hello all from not so sunny Leeds in the UK.
I have dabbled with aquariums (tropical) when I was younger and always enjoyed the hobbie. Now I am older (48) and have my own home I wanted a beautiful centre piece and hobby I could really get back into. I will take my time to get advice from more experienced keeper like yourselves to get the perfect tank set up.
Q: I really want a natural beautiful green tank, with lush plants. Is C02 really the way to go and is it suitable and easy to understand for a fairly new keeper. ? Suggestions on full kits?
Q: Best substrate to use? I wanted an area at the front of the tank that has no plants but sand, again any suggestions on whats best brand and make to use? should I stick with fluval?
Q: I like the 3d back drops, do they acquire mould easily, as a very young fish keeper I was never sure how to stop algy and mould.
Q: why is the water in some tanks absolutely crystal clear, mine was always a little milky.. how do you stop that?
I was planning on setting my tank up with plants and filter and letting it sit for a few weeks, while i learn about nitrates and ammonia ect before putting in any fish. So I also need to learn about what are the best plants, I really want that beautiful lush green tank look, with some nice dragon stones as center piece.
Any help or advice, or even whats the best aquascaping book to read that takes you through it ALL would be very appreciated. Thank you reading and any help/advice you can give me. (ps, i want a tropical community tank)
There seems to be so many additives and stuff you can put in the water I am a little lost with it all.