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post #1951 of 1954 (permalink) Old 08-01-2016, 08:11 AM
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Wow love this tank. Is the needle leaf java fern at the top right floating? What are the yellow schooling fish?
Not sure about how the fern is attached, but the fish are lemon tetras.
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Originally Posted by jcmv4792 View Post
Wow love this tank. Is the needle leaf java fern at the top right floating? What are the yellow schooling fish?
Yes needle leaf Java fern and lemon tetras.


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post #1953 of 1954 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 12:10 PM
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Thumbs up My new tank setup

I thought I'd add my tank to this thread too

I have a ~160L tank with a 100L refugium running for 3 weeks after it had cycled.

Substrate: Root tabs, soil bottom, then a plant nutrient substrate then fine black substrate on top.
Lighting: Aqua One PlantGlo 90cm LED
Dosing: 5ml TNC Carbon Daily
Fish: 11 rummynose tetra, 6 peppered cory, 5 apistogramma cacatuoides

Carpet Plants: Dwarf Hairgrass, Hemianthus Callitrichoides (not sure if this will grow under my LED!)
Foreground: Cryptocoryne affinis, Anubias nana,
Mid Plants: Amazon Swords, Staurogyne Repens
Background: Ceratopteris siliquosa, Limnophila heterophylla
Misc Plants: Java Moss (currently growing into a 'Bonsai' tree), also going to add to the rocks to completely cover them.

Regugium: Java Moss, Marimo Moss Balls, Christmas Moss // Ceramic Media, Lava Rock, Sponge, Peat, Bio Balls and Filter Wool

164L (43USG) Tank
100L (26USG) Refugium/Sump

11 x Rummynose Tetra...6 x Peppered Cory...5 Apistogramma Cacatuoides (1m4f)
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post #1954 of 1954 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 05:06 PM
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I'm fairly new to this forum thing and I'm enjoying it so far.

Here is my 150 gallon low tech tank

Anubius coffeefolia
Anubius hastifolia
Anubius baterii
Cryptocoryne wendetti red
bucephalandra (black angel)
aponogeton crispus
Green tiger lotus
Four leaf clover ( just put it in a couple days ago )
Ludwigia Cuba
Dwarf water lettuce

10 pork chop rasboras
4 Apistogramma cacatuoides
Too many rams horn snails to count

This tank is only 5 months old so I'm not done with the livestock, when this was in the planning stages I was thinking low tech planted discus tank but haven't bought them yet. No ferts just fish food and waste for the plants. Water changes are every 2 weeks till the soil stops leaching tannins into the water then change every 3 months or so.


Fluval u3 ( just for water movement really )
Two 100 watt ehiem jager
4 kessil a160we

Substrate is 1 inch organic garden soil capped with 1 inch aqua soil that green leaf aquariums use to sell.

Note: the cobomba has melted due to the floating plants blocking the light and left just the stems, everything was still green so Im controlling the floating plants more and they are making a come back.
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