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07-18-2016 05:04 PM
Karackle Been a while since I posted my tanks in this thread, so here's how my tanks are looking these days:




All tanks are low tech, low light, almost no maintenance. I rely on root tabs and critter waste to fertilize my plants.
07-14-2016 04:30 PM
AquaAurora 40g water sprite goldfish tank with aquaponics on diy in-tank sump.
07-14-2016 03:59 PM
Empress Akitla Thought I'd drop by with an update! I have torn down my 20 gallon (yes, it was 20 gallons, not 29, I'd been lied to) and upgraded to a 55 gallon. Yay!

T5 bulb on 4hr, off 6hr, on 2hr, off 12hr
Eheim 2217 canister filter
Marina heater

Ammonia - 0
Nitrites - 0
Nitrates - <10
pH - 7.2
Hardness - 150
Alkalinity - 120
Temperature - 79F

Anubias nana, anubias petite, anubias congensis
Green gecko crypts
Asian fern
Amazon sword
Jungle val (it's still a baby)
Some giant duckweed I'm trying to get to grow
Substrate is about one third medium grade gravel and the rest is pool filter sand

11 adult fancy guppies
1 Candy cane platy

In QT (waiting to put them in display tank):
2 Candy cane platys
8 Red phantom tetras

I would like to add a shoal of cories as well, probably peppered. Would they be okay in here? That's one reason I wanted to include sand in this setup.
07-08-2016 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by Kdog View Post
Wow, no ferts?! This looks awesome.

Any other secrets?
No secrets. I had root tabs in there but they were depleted a long time ago.
07-08-2016 04:50 PM
Kdog Wow, no ferts?! This looks awesome.

Any other secrets?
07-08-2016 03:52 PM
AquaHobbyist Great tank, @Nlewis! It looks lovely.
07-08-2016 03:04 AM
Nlewis My low tech 20G. It gets nothing but a water change every Sunday.
07-08-2016 02:16 AM
My 20g Low Tech Tank!

Have been very inspired by all the beautiful tanks posted on this forum, and wanted to post my first serious 20 gallon tall tank:

Tank:20 gallon tall
Light: Coralife T5 Dual Light (two 6700K bulbs)
Substrate: Mixture of sand and small pebbles

Water sprite
Banana plant
Melon Sword
(Can't identify the two tall plants behind the wood and to the right side of the tank. Easy, fast growing plant - if anyone can ID that would be great!)

5 zebra danios
1 albino bristlenose pleco
1 rainbow shark
2 albino cory cats
1 julii cory cat

Flourish Excel every day
Iron and Flourish Comprehensive every other day
Nitrogen and potassium every other day
Flourish root tabs

So far, it seems like everything is going well. I had an issue with hair algae, but cutting back on the lighting have helped a lot. Plan on getting more anubias soon to fill the left corner and maybe another tall plant for the back.
07-01-2016 04:54 AM
Originally Posted by TaylorTurner View Post
I really like what you have going on there, @jcmv4792.
Thanks Taylor
07-01-2016 03:18 AM
TaylorTurner I really like what you have going on there, @jcmv4792.
07-01-2016 02:33 AM
06-30-2016 08:52 PM
RWaters Possibly the wrong Forum!
06-30-2016 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by shtyage View Post
Thirty-five programs were grouped in seven "libraries" initially:[2]

Fairy Tales and Cartoons
Children's Favorite Classics I
Children's Favorite Classics II
Science and Space
The World We Live In
Steps to Knowledge
??? Uh I think you posted in the wrong thread?
06-25-2016 07:08 AM
C. dewitii 'Papua New Guinea'

06-22-2016 01:01 AM
Kampo Really happy with these 2 Tanks.

29 is my first serious planted tank, been going for 8 months, home a a pair of Apisto Caucatuids, a Dwarf Flame Gourami, a few random tetras and a endler colony.

My 10 Gallon is a few months old. home to a Trio of Dwarf Red Gularis
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