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post #976 of 1920 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 03:58 PM
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here's a couple of pics of my favorite fish in my Low-tech tank


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post #977 of 1920 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 01:03 AM
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i'm going to have to stat getting rid of some of my crypts soon. they keep splitting off into new plants and i'm running out of room haha.

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post #978 of 1920 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 02:53 AM
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nice tank boredincubicle!
may i know the specs of it?

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post #979 of 1920 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 12:09 PM
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Sure thing. It's a 30 gallon tank. I just put new lights on it, a 2x21w t5 fixture and a 15w t8 fixture. (used to be 2x 23w CFL and 1x13w CFL shop lights). I have an aqua clear 50 for filtration. It is overstocked, but I do a lot of maintenence. I dose excel a few times a week, along with the occasional dose of API leaf zone and some nutrafin micro nutrients stuff i found. (maybe 1x a week for those, usually less often if i do a water change). I also have root tabs throughout the substrate for all the crypts.

Plants are red crypt wendtii, java fern, anubias, cabomba, and the rest is apparently parva crypt. i bought it as parva crypt at petco, but now that it's all getting so tall I'm questioning if it is something else. it started off much, much smaller and spread and grew like crazy.
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Crappy phone pic, need to split my plants some more to fill in middle of tank just added Diy co2 so should help a bit .

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post #981 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 02:32 AM
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here's a couple of pics of my favorite fish in my Low-tech tank

What kind of grass is that?


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post #982 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 04:13 AM
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thanks boredincubicle,
i'm looking into setting up a tank full of crypts! yours look very lush and neat

hi Dave,
It's dwarf Sag.

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post #983 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 04:32 AM
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Here is a recent FTS of my 220g, now ~7 months old. No CO2, no ferts except root tabs.




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post #984 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 05:47 AM
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awsome tank tomfromstlouis!!!!!! how deep is it?

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post #985 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 11:06 AM
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extrame, ...the vals are stunning as are the dwarf sag and (I think) the crypts)! Such a lush backdrop for the pearl gouramis, may I ask what substrate you are using?

Tomfromstlouis, that tank is really progressing beautifully

boredincubicle...those crypts are great...wish I had that problem...

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...and the Academy Award for Best Picture of a Gourami, Ever, goes to ..... Extrame! Stunning.

My tank is 30" tall and 24" front to back. It is taking some time to get plants up to that top third of the tank.

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work in progress

Here is my 75g work in progress.
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Thanks for the compliments Saxtonhill and tomfromstlouis!!
i am using normal garden soil that has a bit of rice husk mixed in it then topped with pea-gravel.
the gourami is better looking in person haha i have poor camera skills :P
wow that's deep! i wish you luck in your tank. i also want a planted tank that BIG but for sure electricity bill will go up too haha

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post #990 of 1920 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 03:04 AM
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Heres my ADA Mini S that I recently broke down.

No co2
No Ferts
1 water change per month to 6 weeks.
Really low maintenance


40 Breeder in progress...
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