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post #151 of 1920 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 08:05 AM
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The colors are amazing. Tell, tell, lights, ferts, Co2, please.

I would love to try to replicate this in a 10 gallon tank. What are the plants, lights, ferts, Co2?
I have no idea..hehe. The ferts would have been to the Seachem chart. No CO2, just Excel. I believe the lighting was a T-5 desk lamp at some point, then it may have been switched to a Current T-5 fixture.
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post #152 of 1920 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 12:02 AM
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This post is somewhere else, but I will share it here anyways
The tank is a 29gal
Filter is what came with the tank, a quietflow.
I got a 170gph powerhead for additional Co2 injection, besides the Co2 ladder.
Lighting is 2 24" T5 at 48 watts total, life-glo and colormax.
I got 5 cardinal tetras, 5 glowlights and 8 neons, 2 otto's, 3 ghost shrimp.
Plants are
1) Ricca Fluitans on the dw.
2) Rotala SP. Nanjenshan
3) Cyprus Helfer
4) Nesaea pedicellata golden
5) Rotala Rotundifolia
6) Cryptocoryne parva
7) Echinodorus "Red Flame" sword
8) Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'
9) Wisteria
10) Dwarf Hairgrass
11) Anubias Barteri Var. NANA
12) Java Fern
13) Bacopa monnieri
14) Rotala Magenta
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post #153 of 1920 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 07:04 AM
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My low tech shrimp cube:

Substrate: ADA Amazonia
Lighting: 1 x 9w power compact fluoro
Filtration: cheapie HOB
Ferts: None, only additive is daily Excel
Plants: Unidentified moss on mesh for carpet in foreground, subwassertang midground, blyxa japonica background. Anubias nana petite and weeping moss on driftwood.

Please excuse the blob of shrimp food in the front of the photo

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post #154 of 1920 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 11:04 PM
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Kamivy, do you have any closer shots of the tank? Looking good.

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post #155 of 1920 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 12:52 AM
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The tank is a 29gal
I got a 170gph powerhead for additional Co2 injection, besides the Co2 ladder.
I thought being low tech this meant tanks without Co2 injected.
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post #156 of 1920 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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I thought being low tech this meant tanks without Co2 injected.
People define "low tech" differently. Many people consider the use of DIY CO2 still to be "low tech."

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Hi all, newbie here, well I use to have a tank of oscars but i got out of that years ago and now just getting back into the hobby. Picked up this 75 gal and stand fairly cheap and just got the 3 d background finished and installed. Its not running and I am monitoring it for leaching. Been running for a couple of days now and seems to be non so far, I think its due to not using concrete as an overlay, I used basically sand and portland, a mix called ultra tex, a friend of mine gave me a bag and I thought I would try it. Anyhow my next step is to build a canopy and try and figure out lighting on a budget. Any ideas? i have some natural sand I am going to use as a substrate.
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Kamivy, do you have any closer shots of the tank? Looking good.
Yes, please give us more pictures of your cube. Looks very pretty.


Since I rescaped two of my tanks since my last post, here are updated pictures of them:

Mini M:
18w PC lighting @ 9 hours daily
2x dosage of Excel once per day
Ferts when I feel like it (~twice a week)
Fauna: RCS and Red Ramshorns
Flora: Mini micro sword, MM, E. tenellus, HM, Weeping moss, Subwassertang, Fissidens fontanus, Anubias petite


2.5G (added DIY CO2 ~2 days ago):
9w PC lighting
Ferts added when I dose my Mini M
Fauna: RCS and a Betta
Flora: Blyxa japonica, mini micro sword, Fissidens fontanus, Subwassertang, Mini Pellia, Anubias petite, Weeping moss growing emersed
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Hi all, newbie here, well I use to have a tank of oscars but i got out of that years ago and now just getting back into the hobby. Picked up this 75 gal and stand fairly cheap and just got the 3 d background finished and installed. Its not running and I am monitoring it for leaching. Been running for a couple of days now and seems to be non so far, I think its due to not using concrete as an overlay, I used basically sand and portland, a mix called ultra tex, a friend of mine gave me a bag and I thought I would try it. Anyhow my next step is to build a canopy and try and figure out lighting on a budget. Any ideas? i have some natural sand I am going to use as a substrate.
Welcome to TPT!

This isn't quite the thread to discuss your tank setup options, but if you'll start your own thread for that I'm sure you'll get all kinds of feedback.

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Kamivy, do you have any closer shots of the tank? Looking good.
Thanks. I havn't taken any recent ones, I'll have to do that, but heres a couple more taken at the same time as the first one. It still needs more growing in yet and a tidy up. Please excuse the dirty glass.

Shrimp on the "lawn"



Close up (ugh freshwater limpet infestation!)



And an updated photo of my 5 footer posted earlier on page 8 of this thread:
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ADA mini m. River sand. No ferts or water changes. 27W 16 inches above tank

I absolutely LOVE this tank.

Can you tell me more details? Type of plants used, etc?
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I absolutely LOVE this tank.

Can you tell me more details? Type of plants used, etc?
The plants I see are Bolbitus in the background, Java fern 'trident' in the midground, and Anubias nana 'petite' at the bottom.

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Excellent. I'd suspected the bolbitis and the nana, but wasn't sure of any others.
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This post is somewhere else, but I will share it here anyways
The tank is a 29gal
Filter is what came with the tank, a quietflow.
I got a 170gph powerhead for additional Co2 injection, besides the Co2 ladder.
Lighting is 2 24" T5 at 48 watts total, life-glo and colormax.
I got 5 cardinal tetras, 5 glowlights and 8 neons, 2 otto's, 3 ghost shrimp.
Plants are
1) Ricca Fluitans on the dw.
2) Rotala SP. Nanjenshan
3) Cyprus Helfer
4) Nesaea pedicellata golden
5) Rotala Rotundifolia
6) Cryptocoryne parva
7) Echinodorus "Red Flame" sword
8) Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'
9) Wisteria
10) Dwarf Hairgrass
11) Anubias Barteri Var. NANA
12) Java Fern
13) Bacopa monnieri
14) Rotala Magenta
TetraJeff, I just saw your post about your tank. I love it!! I like the colors, the setup, the variety of plants, the... well, everything. It looks very nice!
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Here's mine.

Size: 1.5 Gallon
Substrate: Black Sand
Filter: Red Sea Nano
Light: 13W Compact Florescent - on from 9:30 - 5 each day

I don't use any CO2 or Excel. I don't do water changes I just top it off. I've got a water bottle that I fill and dechlorinate once a week. I put about 1mL of plant food in the bottle when I fill it up, then I use that bottle of water to top of the tank throughout the week.

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