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06-30-2015 01:25 AM
BrynnaCC My 55 gallon low-tech community tank!

55 Gallon Tank
Jebo Internal Canister Filter (bought used; label was scratched off and I haven't found one like it)
36" Finnex Light

Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Tiger Lotus
Java Fern
Trident Java Fern
Anchor Moss
Fissidens Fontanus
Anubias nana
Some kind of Sword Plant
Pygmy Chain Sword
Micro Sword
Bacopa Caroliniana
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Salvinia Minima

1 Neon Tetra (last of his school)
12 Cardinal Tetras
8 Gold Tetras
5 Celestial Pearl Danios
4 Otos
5 Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
6 Pygmy Hatchets
1 Giant Danio (LFS accidentally added him to a batch of Microdevario kubotai for another tank)
4 Kuhli Loaches
3 Zebra Loaches
4 Honeycomb Catfish
2 Bolivian Rams
10 Amanos
2 Bamboo Shrimp
2 Vampire Shrimp
5 Red Lip Nerites
1 Tiger Nerite
Several MTS

No ferts for this tank, just lights on from 6:00am to 8:00pm, with a four hour rest period from 10:00am to 2:00pm. It's been running for almost two years now, and all plants seem to still be thriving. Some back wall algae, but I like it that way for the otos/nerites.
06-27-2015 06:55 PM
Update on my 29 g

Update on my 29g
06-26-2015 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by boredincubicle View Post
dwarf lily is taking over my tank.

Great tank. That lily is awesome.

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06-25-2015 02:26 PM
boredincubicle dwarf lily is taking over my tank.

06-24-2015 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by dpod View Post
Awesome little setup! What are you using for the carpet?
That looks like marimo that either is getting too much light or has another algae infesting it from the look of the discolored patches.
06-24-2015 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by rodstewart View Post
Phone snapshot of my 1.5 gallon shrimp tank at the office. Thanks for having a look!

Awesome little setup! What are you using for the carpet?
06-24-2015 11:13 AM
rodstewart Phone snapshot of my 1.5 gallon shrimp tank at the office. Thanks for having a look!

06-23-2015 06:07 PM
EvTanked Currently I am not on a GFI, I know sounds super sketchy.

I am currently trying to make my own DIY raised lightning and this is the "for now" set up, some holes drilled and nails to hold it up hahaha

But I have already dropped one end in the tank, just once. Scared the crap outta me but nothing happened thank god...

I am looking for some stylish plastic parts to raise and support the light fixture.
I love the look of a open top and raised lighting .

I have also been debating and researching about the beamswork led 400 for a 80 cm top lighting but idk if they are any good for plants.
06-22-2015 11:12 AM
The Big Buddha Evtanked, please tell me you are on a GFI.
That light does not look too secure, it wouldn't take much to bump it in the tank.
06-22-2015 07:03 AM
Originally Posted by aquafella View Post
Hi Guys..I have a bit of a problem here..Does anyone know what Algae Eater is best in getting rid of Green Spot Algae? I've got tons on my glass..
Nerite snails will eat this algae.
Btw, you you post algae questions in the algae forum.
06-22-2015 06:55 AM
aquafella Hi Guys..I have a bit of a problem here..Does anyone know what Algae Eater is best in getting rid of Green Spot Algae? I've got tons on my glass..
06-16-2015 10:01 PM
EvTanked My 25 Gallon Tank

Variety of plants, Black gravel substrate.
Open Top Tank
River Style Current (left - outlet to right - inlet)

13 Neon Tetra
3 sunburst platy & 2 fry
3 guppy & 3 fry
1 oto
3 z. danio 1 longtail danio
3 ghost shrimp

Malaysian Driftwood

A little over stocked but every thing seems fine, no aggression in tank.

Aqueon Floramax light

SunSun 302 canister filter
Top - Seachem Matrix and filter pad
Mid - Ceramic ring/bio balls
Bot - Bio balls, 2 filter pads, Batting Quilt for polish filter

For Water Polishing
20-40 aquatek HOB with batting quilt stuffed inside
06-16-2015 05:30 PM
Freemananana Vals need more like low-medium light than low light. They grow like crazy in some tanks and die in others. My suggestion would be slightly higher light than anticipated. I had bad luck with mine, so I can't really say for certain.
06-16-2015 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by extrame View Post
update on my office tank.
4 yrs old already

Nice tank. How are ou growing Vlas with low light? My parents tanks had Vals that did not take off and they all died.
06-16-2015 10:35 AM
Freemananana What is low tech? Drawing the limits at CO2? I have this idea that low tech is basically water changes and feeding fish.
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