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05-28-2015 03:59 PM
BettaBabe These are so pretty! I can't wait till mine is lush and gorgeous like these!
05-28-2015 01:39 PM
Freemananana No dosing, no CO2, weekly water changes (40g, approx. 30%), 4x $10 dome shop lights.

05-28-2015 12:04 PM
octo My first tank ever, I have a lot to learn!
2,3 WPG with 7,5 Hours / day, Amazonia substrate, 2x Eheim canister filters, weekly fert. dosing, water changes ~every 2-3 weeks
05-20-2015 03:37 AM
abhinaba My 29g very low light almost no tech planted.. I started this as an experiment and the plants despite being moved several times are doing ok.

17w light
No co2
Weekly dosing npk and csm b
Weekly water change 30 to 40%

Comments and critique welcome.
I know there's algae and the substrate is ugly
05-20-2015 01:11 AM
philipraposo1982 -Amazon Sword
- Anubius Barteri
- Anubias Nana
- Anubius Petite
- Anubias Congensis
- Aponogeton Boivinianus
- Aponogeton Crispus
- Aponogeton Madagascariensis
- Aponogeton Undulatus
- Aponogeton Ulvaceus
- Bolbitis Heudelotii
- Crinum Natans
- Cryptocoryne Aponogetifolia
- Cryptocoryne Cordata 'Grabowski'
- Cryptocoryne Crispatula Balansae
- Cryptocoryne Green Gecko
- Cryptocoryne Parva
- Cryptocoryne Pontederiifolia
- Cryptocoryne Spiralis
- Cryptocoryne Wendtti (Red, Green, Brown)
- Cryptocoryne unknown
- Hydrocotyle leucocephala
- Hygrophila Angustifolia
- Lace Fern
- Oriental Sword
- Red Melon Sword
- Red Tiger Lotus
05-20-2015 12:14 AM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by m0nt3cr1st0 View Post
Those are some beautiful tanks...I'm jealous....
Thank you ^^

Quote:
Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
Hey everyone,

Glad to see so many nice looking low tech tanks. I just redid my 75g, spent about 14 hours from start to finish. Here is the end result.

Note: I don't use co2 or excel. No stem plants either.
plant list please
05-19-2015 09:12 PM
philipraposo1982 Hey everyone,

Glad to see so many nice looking low tech tanks. I just redid my 75g, spent about 14 hours from start to finish. Here is the end result.

Note: I don't use co2 or excel. No stem plants either.
05-19-2015 08:21 PM
m0nt3cr1st0
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
2g cookie jar


2-3g bubble bowl


6g bowfront


7g cube


12g long



Also have two lush low tech ripariums but no underwater plants, all above. Not sure if they quality for posting here...
Those are some beautiful tanks...I'm jealous....
05-19-2015 06:07 PM
AquaAurora
MTS? naaaah

2g cookie jar


2-3g bubble bowl


6g bowfront


7g cube


12g long



Also have two lush low tech ripariums but no underwater plants, all above. Not sure if they quality for posting here...
05-18-2015 02:10 AM
lt88 I still do some, took a while to balance it out. Right now my lights are running for 7 hours? not sure really. Mine is a 55g to, I do water changes ever Sunday as well about 50% each time. Also don't really vacuum much I go over the tops and bottoms of the plants a little to get the old leaves and call it good.
Right now there is some algae but its starting to even out, which sounds bad I guess. But its nothing crazy that the Sunday cleaning doesn't take away.

For fish and such.
2x angels
4x SAE/flying fox
10x maybe black tetras
4x cory cats
and way way to many snails. Got some assassin snails they are doing good so far.

Planning to get some blue rams too add some color. Looking to get them from my lfs this weekend, they are a nice bright blue.
05-18-2015 02:07 AM
bpb Less light more water changes would be my guess
05-18-2015 02:00 AM
TarheelPlanted so i have a 25 gallon like yours.....the Walstad method modified... no chems, no co cO2, top offs. vacuuming... BUT how do you control the algae?? mine is about three months old, guppies, one algae eater, lots of plants that are growing well... but algae growing quickly. do you have same problem?
05-17-2015 11:47 PM
lt88 Here is my low tech that is becoming lower tech? I work 60 hours a week right now. So right now I just feed the fish and do a dose ever few days.

So its around 6 months old currently.

This is week 1 Christmas 2014



January


Week before the trimming 5/2/15


Current, trimmed it about a week ago. 5/17/2015
05-14-2015 06:00 AM
aquafella shloken38, thanks for answering my questions..I'll probably increase my lighting then..and you mentioned that I should be careful with excel on my inverts..I have some shrimps die and I think that the excel killed them but it says on the bottle that it is safe for shrimps..and my baby shrimps are now big and doing fine..?? I'm puzzled..hehe
05-13-2015 08:24 PM
shloken38 Aquafella.....red plants usually require more potent light, which would mean co2. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, higher light is required.
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