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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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My 37 low tech

Just thought I'd share my low-tech 37 gallon. Its nothing special, been running about a year now. I dose it once a week with NPK and Plantex CSM+B and do roughly 15 gallon water changes every two weeks. I replace the indian almond leaves about every 3-4 weeks when they start to decay. I use them to soften the water a little and give it that blackwater/amazon feel. I've re-scaped it literally 10-15 times before I decided to just leave it alone for a while, and this is where I'm at now about a month and a half after my last rescape.

Crypt lutea
Crypt wendtii "tropica"
Random crypt
Kleiner bar sword
Red melon sword
red ozelot sword
Hygrophilia Polysperma

1 Marbled Red Eye Angel
1 Bolivian Ram
14-15 Rummy nose tetras
2 cardinals (my angel ate 4 of the 6)
2 Schwartzii Corydora
1 Dwarf chained loach
1 Banjo Catfish

(Sorry for the dirty filter inlets)

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 05:07 AM
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Thumbs up. Very nice ram you have there. I like the indian almond leaves - have you tried a piece of twsiting driftwood along the back of the tank?...might make it a bit more amazony.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 06:06 AM
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Nice tank
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!!

azman, I had a piece of wood in there in the beginning but it started breaking down so I had to take it out. I'll prolly pick up some manzanita this month to make it look like roots coming down into the water -- thanks for the suggestion!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 10:38 PM
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Nice ram!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 12:21 AM
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This is really lovely! I like the leaves down at the bottom, it has a real river feeling about it and you fish are so healthy looking! I know what you mean about re-scaping hehe I tend to do the same thing in my tank...even if its just moving a few rocks around...

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Nice fish, like the angel and the Bolivian Ram. I might have to get some leaves for my tank now.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 03:58 PM
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I Have a angelfish like that lol

My tanks: 350l juwel community with 9 angelfish, 4 discus, and other fish, 15l biorb male blue dragon red tailed half moon betta, 60l biorb 2 inch pearl red dragon flowerhorn. Fluval ebi nano tank medium planted with 2 yamato shrimp, and a male copper crowntail betta.
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