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TheGiantDwarfShrimp 06-25-2012 04:47 AM

90 community low tech
 
Tank has been up for 3 months. Had another thread but decided to move it here.
Here it is before everything started growing:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=167207&page=2

Equipment:
-2 dual Diamond plate T8 shop lights
-Eheim 2215 canister filter
-2 Eheim Ecco 2236 canister filters
-2 Hydor inline heaters

Substrate:
Mineralized top soil capped with white pool filter sand

Fauna:
-9 Cherry barbs
-12 Neon Tetras
-3 SAEs
-2 Bristlenose plecos
-ghost shrimp

Flora:
-Anubias (nana, petite, golden)
-Jungle val + leopard val
-Downoi
-Dwarf sag
-Marsilea Minuta
-Wisteria
-Argentine Swords
-Crypt Wendtii
-Amazon Sword
-Java Fern
-Red Ludwigia
-Rotala rotundifolia
-Hornwort
-Hygro (stricta maybe)

-Mini Pellia
-Fissidens
-Taiwan moss
-Java Moss


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...andfish001.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...andfish002.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...andfish003.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...andfish010.jpg

TheGiantDwarfShrimp 10-06-2012 05:04 AM

Since the last update you can see a lot of stuff has grown. The jungle val has gone crazy and I have let a few of the largest plants go without trimming them. The largest leaves are at least 1.25"x4'.
The swords are not doing too great and the SAEs ate all my fissidens and tawain moss :icon_cry:

My BN plecos bred multiple times so I have a babies everywhere.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...airsoft005.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...airsoft007.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...airsoft008.jpg

Bluek24a4 10-06-2012 05:05 AM

Nice tank. Love the Cherry Barbs with all the green behind them.

mistahoo 10-06-2012 06:34 AM

Nice though it looks a bit crowded because of the plants.

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wkndracer 10-06-2012 03:07 PM

I always like the mixed natural look.
Being dirted takes it over the top. :smile:

just a thought going forward, when the growth gets really tall in my tanks and I allow it to create a canopy that shadows lower plants things tend to get thin down low before I realize it.

Big Dog 10-06-2012 04:27 PM

Looks great. keep up the good work.

TheGiantDwarfShrimp 10-25-2012 03:40 AM

finally made a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLCNi4qix38

mitchfish9 10-25-2012 03:50 AM

I love the jungle look, where everything goes crazy just like how it would in the wild. Great looking tank.

andrewss 10-25-2012 06:45 AM

looking good - and real lush :)

GMYukonon24s 10-25-2012 01:29 PM

Great Job! It's beautiful

parrottbay 12-18-2012 04:46 AM

Im "digging" it haha; dig dirt ;)

TheGiantDwarfShrimp 12-18-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parrottbay (Post 2113010)
Im "digging" it haha; dig dirt ;)

lol

Thanks for all the compliments! I will upload another video soon. I have changed a lot around and just need to give it some time to adjust and grow out again.

I have added a Bolivian ram and a kribensis then I have a honey gourami in quarantine. I plan on getting another school of smaller fish as well. Most likely rummy-nose tetras and/or leopard danios.

parrottbay 12-19-2012 12:30 AM

Well you earned them! Can I get some advice on you tank/ideas... how tall roughly is your tank?

TheGiantDwarfShrimp 05-14-2013 12:47 AM

I have not been able to update this in a long time with school keeping me busy and a huge blue green algae bloom. The tank is now recuperating so hopefully it will be looking good again soon. I tried to get a view from inside the tank with a gopro action camera but it did not download properly on YouTube so sorry for the horrible quality.
Hopefully I can get some descent pics soon.


rustbucket 05-14-2013 01:16 AM

Cute video, love when the fish check out the camera :)


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