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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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shamb, that tank makes me want to go back to light colored substrates! It looks great!

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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 10:33 PM
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125g makeover ,2x75g, 55g, 40g breeder, 29g, 2x10g, 100g stock pond..........MTS ? Nahhhhhh Just acquired a 150g tall and a 30g long
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post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 02:42 AM
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All GREAT looking tanks everyone!!! Here's mine!

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Does that pleco do anything to your plants?
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post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 01:29 PM
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My low tech 55g.

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naw, he was there long before any plants. lol He might uproot something new once in a while, but once something is established not really. He's probably 15 years old or more. I can't remember exactly when I got him.
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My low tech 55g.
Beautiful!! Is that a picture background that you somehow found matching hardscape with?! It's hard to tell in the pic, but beautiful!

That tank really tied the room together
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Yeah that's a background. Wished I would've just painted it black now. But I tried to match it.
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post #24 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-26-2013, 06:54 PM
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My 150g low tech (at least in terms of no CO2 and no fancy substrate). Still in the early phases of growth.

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post #25 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 02:31 AM
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Just started my 125G Potomac River Sunfish/Shiners tank planted with Vallisneria americana, substrate is Safe T Sorb. Planted my Val last night, still waiting on my Finnex Ray2's, so just using my two 36" T8's and a 48" dual T8. Going to let the plants root firmly then add the fish.
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My 150g low tech (at least in terms of no CO2 and no fancy substrate). Still in the early phases of growth.

Wow - love the light fixture!
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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-28-2013, 02:09 AM
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My 150g low tech (at least in terms of no CO2 and no fancy substrate). Still in the early phases of growth.

Wow I love this tank. Its a riparium and full tank combined...best of both worlds
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I wish I could find some of my pics from when my 135gal was low tech and looking great (before the BBA & nutrient deficiencies). I redid the tank this past Mar-Apr and converted into high tech. They both have their place and I commend those on this thread as they are beautifully done !
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So what is considered a large tank...55 gallon +


The Dude- what is your lighting & photoperiod? Thx

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So what is considered a large tank...55 gallon +


The Dude- what is your lighting & photoperiod? Thx
Right now it is 2*54w T5HO and 1 48" T8 grow bulb for 10 hours a day. When it fills in a little more I'll turn on the third T5HO and stop using the T8

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