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post #961 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 01:53 PM
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That tank is awesome. Love how the driftwood is completely covered in moss.
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post #962 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 03:20 PM
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Really nice for 2x under gravel filter and some power heads. I've always wanted to just do sponges + Koralias
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post #963 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:20 AM
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That tank is awesome. Love how the driftwood is completely covered in moss.
Thank's Raulfd4
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post #964 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 04:13 PM
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Here's some old pics the plants have filled in more since then
How do you keep the water from falling out?
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post #965 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 02:37 AM
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My 20 gallon ( long) , low tech


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post #966 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 02:51 AM
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damn Jimmy, how do you get all that pearling? what ferts are you dosing?
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damn Jimmy, how do you get all that pearling? what ferts are you dosing?
DIY co2+ liquid co2+ strong light
It will get pearling
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post #968 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 10:31 PM
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wow...awesome setups!

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My 20H before removing the sword.
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post #970 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 04:11 AM
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Nice inspiring setups!

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
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post #971 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 06:59 AM
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My low tech tetra

I started this around 6 weeks ago as my first planted tank. Thanks for all the amazing shots of your tanks, some epic ones in there

this is the details
lighting - a flat chinese LED that fit into the cfl socket (e27) and an ecoxotic white stunner strip.
dosing with excel and flourish and fish food
11 cardinal tetras, 3 red phantom tetras, 3 black phantom tetras, 4 ember tetras, 2 bristlenose and 5 RCS.



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post #972 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 01:37 PM
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Tank Size : 130cm x 60cm x 80cm
Lightings: 8 x T5 28w 8hrs/day (made in china, bought it for 3$ each)
Plants: Rotalla Macandra, Weeping Moss, Peacock Moss, Java Moss, Hair Grass, Anubias, etc
Fertilizer: 25ml after water change. Fertiqua (local Ferts that has carbon liquid, macro, micro, vitamins) (5$ 300ml size)
CO2: None
Regular water change twice a week 30%
Filter: Under Gravel Filter x 2 (7$ each)
Substrat: Volcano Sand (total 5
CPU Cooling Fan 2pcs
Power head 2pcs

6 Platys, 500 red cherry shrimp

PS. Sorry for bad cellphone cam picture.

Please tell me what you think.
Awesome tank! Can anyone tell me what the red plants are?
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post #973 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 03:56 PM
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That will be Rotala Macanda.
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post #974 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:59 PM
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Low Tech, Low Maintenance Tank

I have several of the standard tanks that have a lot of plants and fish and require large weekly water changes. Thought I'd make a small 20G that needed no water changes, mechanical filtration, but kept the nitrogens out of the tank water. So, here are some pics of the tank.

Just to see if it was easy to do and it is. There are 30 or so Fancy Guppies. No special lighting needed. Just room light for the emersed plants. The roots keep the water pure, by taking in the toxins produced by the fish waste.

Just top off the tank a couple of times, with treated tap water and add a little liquid fert and trim the plants when they get too bushy. That's it. Total maintenance time: 20 minutes a week.

Please excuse the dark pics.

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post #975 of 1954 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:01 AM
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Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)

What are the plants you have growing out of the top BBradbury?
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