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All low tech with flourish

Hi guys , just wanted to show off my tank... This tank has been setup since aug 2011, but also survived moving house... It's doing very well.. 8 hours of light, flourish carbon everyday and I'm pruning every week....
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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Looks great, whats the substrate?
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Hi guys , just wanted to show off my tank... This tank has been setup since aug 2011, but also survived moving house... It's doing very well.. 8 hours of light, flourish carbon everyday and I'm pruning every week....
What type of lighting and watts?

Looks great!!!

55gal. Planted Freshwater tank, 2x Fluval HOB C4 power filters, 48" T-5 Fluorescent Fixture with a 54w 10,000k daylight & 54w Actinic light 3 Gouramis, 1 Cory Cat. 10 Tedras & 3 Angels.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting: 1 X 12w LED - The room gets bright ambient sunlight...
Equipment:55W heater Built-in 3 stage filter
CO2: nil
Substrate:Layer one - thin Eco-Complete then cap|top layer white river pebbles

I had very limited budget when I started it, and I practically just asked a few mates with high tech tanks to give me their left over plants and trimmings, half a kilo of the Eco-Complete. I dare say I've used up the nutrients already on the Eco-Complete substrate, so Im begining to add flourish carbon everyday and Flourish trace every week.

I have a few BB algae and other types of algae on the tank, but I think I found the balance know to not mind them being there, as long as they are controlled.

Thanks all..
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Also just to add: Not only that this tank survived a house move, It also survived a power problem | outage at my old house and we had no electricity for 8 days. Thanks goodness it was spring and the ambient temp in the house was around 24C. I couldn't do anything. So i just kept an eye on my parameters - water change bucket at the ready. And guess what... the parameters never fluctuated (apart from temp change from 28C to 26C) to cause concern!!!
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I like your tank... What a great little environment

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks again all...
In a few months time, this tank will be retired and its contents will be transferred to a 46 liter Fluval Edge. I was given this tank many months ago and was very reluctant to start it up. But its sitting in the garage long enough.

Again, its will be a low tech, planted tank and with a limited budget. Any advice on the type of substrate and filter mods I should consider?
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Nice looking tank!
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