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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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RETIRED - 10G x2 Lowtech

Both tanks RETIRED



I figure I would share my two low-tech tanks.

First is my girlfriend and daughter's 10G tank, which has been set up for several years, and it serves as a turtle food farm:
Equipment:
10 Gallon Aquarium
Tetra in-tank and Hagen Elite Mini
Stock T8 hood
Clown Puke
25W Tetra Heater
Dosing
Fish Poop - sometimes some micro
Fauna:
Uncounted platy and mollys
misc snails
Flora:
Java Moss
Peacock Moss
Java Fern
Java Fern Needle Leaf
Java Fern Trident
Java Fern Windelov
FTS:



Second is my newer 10 gallon dirt tank, which I moved RCS from my 20G tank to. It is about 2 months old. At startup I used a filter that was seeded in another tank, and poured in plenty of 'mulm. I top off with RO/DI, and do a 90% water change a month to reduce tannic/humic color (will reduce after).
Equipment:
10 Gallon Aquarium
Hagen Elite Mini
Two 13W CFLs with shop reflectors
Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix w/ Black Diamond cap
no heater
Dosing
micro once and a while
Fauna:
Red Cherry Shrimp
misc snails
Flora:
Duckweed
Water Lettuce
Microsword
Cryptocoryne wendtii (assorted colors_
Maybe some other crypts
a snip of guppy grass

11-12-11, filling up:

11-23-11, dirty glass:



1-29-12, after a water change, still yellowish, but much better:




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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 02:56 PM
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Nice little tanks!

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Ya nice shrimp and plants.
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the bottom tank is simple, but elegant- both in terms of aquascape and apparatus. good contrast of reds and greens.
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the bottom tank is simple, but elegant- both in terms of aquascape and apparatus. good contrast of reds and greens.
Thanks! I hope the micro sword grows out more! I am actually impressed how it is doing now, it is seeming to take off.

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So, when servicing the filter pumps in the livebearing tank, trimmed the moss beard off the larger filter. It was a serious mat. When I move here shortly, might try a moss wall.





A few weeks later, the dirt tank is fully tanic/humic again.


I love the colors of the crypts against the water tint.


nomnomnom time


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Hahah, I cant even tell what sort of filter that's supposed to be under all that moss!
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Nice 10 gallon shrimp tank. I was thinking about doing the same thing with the Organic potting soil + black diamond cap.

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Love your npt. Love the look of your crypts. My red looked like that. Looks like its bouncing back. Dirt and black beauty/diamond. Best combo!
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Retired the tanks, need more time

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 09:47 PM
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Aww man. Did you at least take some pics before you tore them down?

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