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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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1ft Cube - Jungle Scape

Tank: 30cm Cube
lighting: 30cm Up Aqua LED light
Filter: Ehiem Aquacompact 40
Hardscape: Driftwood and seiryu stone
Substrate: ADA La Plata Big
Plants: Narrow leaf java fern, Java Fern Mini, Bolbitis, Anubias Nana, Anubias Nana Petite and maybe some Buce.

30CM Cube - Low Tech Aquarium by Colm Doyle, on Flickr


I set the tank up about 4 days ago, hoping to get this to grow into more of a jungle, this is my first low tech so not to sure what I am doing with these plants. But its been fun so far.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 02:52 AM
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Low tech is beautiful.
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I set the tank up about 4 days ago, hoping to get this to grow into more of a jungle, this is my first low tech so not to sure what I am doing with these plants. But its been fun so far.
This makes me really want to setup a low-tech for shrimp. Hah with the plants you are using you probably don't have to do much and they will do well.




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Added some buce plants to the drift wood (attached to lava rock sitting on the wood) any ideas on the species

Low Tech 30cm Cube Aquascape by Colm Doyle, on Flickr
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Trimmed back a lot of dead / dying fern leafs, think i prefer hightech! Tho ill hang in there with the low tech and see if they can bounce back!

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I guess the only bad thing with low-tech is you have to be really patient to see results.


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Very true Opare, I am learning that! I added a few cherry shrimp and Darwin Algae Eating shrimp and they have cleaned up the fuzz and diatoms I was starting to get, still a bit of brown algae / diatoms around but I think the shrimp will feast for a few days!
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That's a really nice tank , but now comes the hard part . Waiting . Give it 6 months and it'll look amazing .
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Added more marimos and some more narrow java fern

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Looks nice, one cool thing about low-tech - Instant Scape!

Colm is that the 24mm pancake lens your using for most pics.
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Looks nice, one cool thing about low-tech - Instant Scape!

Colm is that the 24mm pancake lens your using for most pics.
Thanks mate, yes adding mature ferns is good but I find they tend to melt a bit. Yes all my recent photos have been with the 24mm cannon pancake lens, I really like it, cheap and compact but still nice sharp photos, I have been using a fairly high ISO of 800 as I cant be bothered setting up my tripod for my tank photos so they are a bit grainy
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Thanks mate, yes adding mature ferns is good but I find they tend to melt a bit. Yes all my recent photos have been with the 24mm cannon pancake lens, I really like it, cheap and compact but still nice sharp photos, I have been using a fairly high ISO of 800 as I cant be bothered setting up my tripod for my tank photos so they are a bit grainy
Yep, photos are nice and crisp. I think I'll pick one up, good width for walk-around as well.
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Yep, photos are nice and crisp. I think I'll pick one up, good width for walk-around as well.
Yes I mainly purchased the lens for my up-coming holiday to America, was going to be the only lens I was going to bring with me, tho i really want something wider so I am going to purchase the canon 10 - 18mm which also seems good value for money.
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Yes I mainly purchased the lens for my up-coming holiday to America, was going to be the only lens I was going to bring with me, tho i really want something wider so I am going to purchase the canon 10 - 18mm which also seems good value for money.
Too funny, I was just going to mention the 10-18 to you. It's an incredible lens for the money and alot of fun when you shoot that wide and it has IS as well. The build quality is very light so be careful when you handle it.
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