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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:

2.5g


5g


30g


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!

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

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

Plants:
Anubias nana, anubias petite, anubias congensis
Wisteria
Cabomba
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

Livestock:
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
Nlewis
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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
AquaHobbyist
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

Flora:
Water sprite
Banana plant
Anubias
Crypts
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!)

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

Fertilizers:
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
jcmv4792
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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
jcmv4792
06-30-2016 08:52 PM
RWaters Possibly the wrong Forum!
06-30-2016 06:46 PM
AquaAurora
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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
History
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
TaylorTurner
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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