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post #975 of (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.


"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."

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