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02-25-2013 06:47 PM
Siggav Update, the tank had a mini meltdown over Xmas, the lights aren't on a timer so when I was away for 2 weeks I figured I'd leave them off since the tank is next to a window anyway. My fish sitter who came to check on the tanks turned the lights on so they were on 24/7 for a while.

The tank is still pretty to look at and the shrimp are healthy but I think I might need to do stuff to it more than I've been doing. Sorting out the plants some and fertilize. We'll see





12-08-2012 11:55 AM
LyzzaRyzz Wow, nice tank! I love when tanks are low maintenance!
You amanos look super healthy, great work!
12-08-2012 07:44 AM
Siggav I took out the filter and bought a new quieter one. Don't know where to buy the tank. Like I said at the start it was a practical fishkeeping magazine subscription gift for me

Also Im a she not a he but yes I live in Scotland
12-07-2012 04:44 PM
orchidman
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I really like this tank!

You mention the filter was noisy. How so? What did you do to calm it down?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bGFUF...%3DbGFUF-GUYjY

Where can I buy this tank?
he lives in scotland...not sure if its available in the US. its similar to the aqueon evolve though.
12-07-2012 04:39 PM
tylergvolk Subscribed. Inspired to try a nano. I love the low maintenance of this tank. Very cool. Keep us updated periodically.
12-07-2012 04:33 AM
tylergvolk I really like this tank!

You mention the filter was noisy. How so? What did you do to calm it down?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bGFUF...%3DbGFUF-GUYjY

Where can I buy this tank?
12-07-2012 04:01 AM
bassmjm
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Originally Posted by Siggav View Post
The plants are growing very slowly but they seem healthy enough and Im not having huge algae problems or anything so I'm quite happy with the tank ticking over super low tech. It's the easiest tank to care for that Ive had so far and I'm really happy with how it looks.
Then it seems like you've hit the "sweet spot" that many aquarists dream of. Congratulations!
12-06-2012 09:38 PM
Overgrowth I think a nice school of Boraras fish would look stunning in this tank. They're small so you could easily have 6 of them in this tank.
12-06-2012 08:58 PM
Siggav Thank you!

..and yes it's about time to trim the plants more, I've trimmed a bit of the downoi already but I need to be more aggressive.

I'm not supplementing carbon at all, no excel or Co2 and I'm barely fertilizing either, just a few drops every week with the water change and I don't remember to turn the light on every day either. The tank is next to a window and gets some natural light but that window is sort of in the shade of a wall so doesn't get super sunlight through it or anything.

The plants are growing very slowly but they seem healthy enough and Im not having huge algae problems or anything so I'm quite happy with the tank ticking over super low tech. It's the easiest tank to care for that Ive had so far and I'm really happy with how it looks.
12-06-2012 05:45 PM
talontsiawd Wow, awesome little tank. Scape/plant choice is very nice. I really am interested in one of these tanks. That sucks it can't go on a timer. I really like what you did here.
12-06-2012 04:55 PM
bassmjm ...actually, looking at it again, the hairgrass mimicking the shape of the rocks in that latest fts is kind of really cool...
12-06-2012 04:54 PM
bassmjm Great tank! I like the feeling of both balance and solidity from the rocks. Are you using any kind of carbon supplement at all (i.e. excel?)

...It's about time to trim the downoi though, maybe the staurogyne, too.
12-06-2012 10:44 AM
Siggav Update, everything is ticking along nicely still:







Bit tempted to add more livestock, I've only got the 3 amano shrimp in there and they're quite often just hidden away in the thicket of plants so I don't see them. At the same time though the tank is really low maintenance and easy to keep and seems to be in a good balance so I should probably just go with the if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
10-31-2012 06:44 PM
beedee Love this lil' fella!!!!
10-31-2012 01:11 PM
Siggav It was sold as "Mini Landscape Rock" basically unbranded Seiryu Stone and cheaper but just as good 2.5 per kg instead of close to 7 per kg over here.

I'm really happy with it
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