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5 gallon low-tech tank set-up about 2 month ago. Home to a Dumbo Betta, a couple shrimp and some ramshorn snails. I really like how it is filling in.
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|03-03-2015 11:56 PM|
My low tech 10g:
Its been set up for a bit over 9 weeks. Controsoil, Sat+, Excel and root tabs. Filter maintenance every two weeks and a 50% change weekly. Otocinclus, Nerites and a healthy RCS colony. Too easy!!
|02-19-2015 07:34 AM|
Here's my latest low-tech (compost, clay, peat substrate, no water changes, no dosing), 90g, so I finally moved up from nanos:
Up and running about 3 1/2 weeks, growing in steadily but fighting off some early-tank algae (with floaters and tannins). I'm so tempted to turn to the dark side and go CO2.
|02-09-2015 04:13 PM|
|anfield||The tank is a 40 gallon breeder. Since it is deeper than your average tank (18 inch) I have one satellite plus strip that spans the entire length (3 ft) and a shorter 2 ft strip for the front. I do have a cover on the tank. I also have trouble growing ground cover of any kind. But other wise plants growing really well. Some algae but the clean up crew takes care of it. I hardly ever even have to clean the glass. Definitely low maintenance. I actually add a couple of ml of excel daily not 0.5 ml. Occasional certs too because my nitrate is low sometimes. More light would probably help with the lawn but then I'm pretty sure I would have more algae issues|
|02-09-2015 06:58 AM|
|02-09-2015 12:54 AM|
Here is an update on mine. A year old now, Eco complete substrate with root tabs. No CO2. Daily 0.5ml of excel and once weekly API leaf zone. The ludwigia has decent orangish coloration. But no good reds.
Lighting is two satellite plus strips (one smaller one). Monthly water changes only. Have a clean up crew of 15 nerites, 5 amanos and 5 otos that keeps the algae at bay. Photoperiod is 8 hours.
|02-08-2015 04:26 AM|
This is my 20g high that has turned into a jungle. I am almost embarrassed it is so overgrown... but I also kind of like the craziness of it. I did recently trim some plants and gave a bunch away. I think I'm about 1/2 - 2 years in on this tank. Can not remember the substrate I used, capped with black gravel... wish I would have done black sand. No ferts, no heat, no light even (used a light from another tank to take this picture). It sits near a window and receives some direct and indirect sunlight throughout the day though. 20-25% weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, water changes keep things running smoothly. I use distilled that I remineralize. Blue dreams, Super tigers, MTS and Nerites are all doing well in here. The jelly like plant, I believe it is pellia, is out of control in this tank and is also doing well and spreading in my brackish opae ula tank. I know I'm due for a change of plants and scape soon... but this 20 is so low maintenance and the plants and shrimp seem to be doing well so I just keep leaving it alone and maintain regular water changes. Very, very low tech. Oh, it is filtered by an eheim 2215, spray bar with several extra holes drilled in make the current soft, not crazy. I replace the batting (cheap quilt batting) in the filter once every 3 or 4 months... I do not touch the media beyond that. I water all the house plants and some of my outside potted plants with the water I remove from this tank for cleanings... amazing plant food!
|02-08-2015 03:57 AM|
|02-04-2015 11:26 PM|
This is my first ever fish tank. Decided to go planted.
Aqueon 55/75 HOB filter
Hagen glow 24" single t5ho
Eco complete capped with gravel
Amazon swords, java moss, java fern, jungle val, dwarf sag, and a few assorted crypts.
6 rummy nose
5 bleeding heart tetras
6 panda cory
4 oto cats
Tank has been running for 2 months. Any suggestions always welcome. Still learning.
|02-04-2015 03:14 PM|
Here is my low tech 30. I have 2 t5 fixtures up top, root tabs throughout and usually dose Flourish once a week or so, but have been cutting back after a recent BBA outbreak that came on when I replaced my bulbs. Used to dose Excel, but my vals have never appreciated it and I've had a hard time deciding if it's worth letting some of them melt and die off to get them used to daily doses.
Decided to give a molly a shot as a BBA cleanup crew and he has done wonders, so now I'm not sure what I'll do.
|02-01-2015 09:53 PM|
Here's mine. I neglect water changes, frankly. I use dry ferts... my own EI adaptation (sorry I can't be more scientific). One 48 Finnex Planted Plus, one 48 Current Sat LED, and one 30" dual T5 Coral life fixture that is positioned over my Lobelia Cardinalis/ DHG carpet.Sump filtration. Everything does so good it's creepy. 2 true Siamese Algae eaters and 1 BN Pleco to help keep away algae (I haven't had algae for almost 9 months.) Most plants grow slowly but steady.
|02-01-2015 08:49 PM|
|ROYWS3||Thought I had more photos but this was the only one I could find and it's not great. It's a corner of one of my 20H's with a half dozen Kliener Prinz swords. There are some Crypts, bylxa and red Ludwigia in the photo too. Lighting is a 24" aquatraders 10000k/actinic fixture. Daily dosing of API CO2 booster and Tetra Flora Pride. Substrate is Eco Complete|
|01-31-2015 11:21 PM|
|Dan110024||Those lighting fixtures look surprisingly easy to make! Looks good.|
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