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Old 06-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #1
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3ft Low Tech tank


Hey everyone,

I was wondering what you all think of my low tech tank....

The specs are....
Tank standard 3ft - 120 litres
2x 39w T5's
Fluval 304 canister
3mm brown river gravel
Fert's - Seachem Excel, Flourish, Potassium and root tabs
Ph 7.0 or around that, KH 50ppm, GH 100ppm

Fish
5 Kuhli loaches
School of Threadfin rainbows
A hoard of Cherry Shrimp
2x L168, L333, Royal Whiptail, my friends fish L397, L134

Plants
Hygro. Polysperma
Hygro. Corymbosa
Mayaca
SŁŖwassertang
Java fern 'windelov'
Aponogeton Crispus
Various crypts
Corkscrew val
Java moss

Wood
Bog wood and a couple of peices of mopani in there...

It is a bit messy but I like to try and contrast different leaf shapes and colours in together....eventually I will have a nicely planned out scape in my 6ft when that gets up and running.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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pretty!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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Looks good, I actually like the not so scaped look. More natural
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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Looks GREAT!
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I prefer haphazard over intentional sometimes.. nature can be funny that way sometimes.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
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Awww thanks heaps everyone
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #7
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looks nice, very natural.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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That is a great looking tank you have there.
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Thank you x2h and Abrium I am completely in love with this tank...and the inhabitants
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:48 PM   #10
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Very nice--I love the way things take shape in those long tanks.

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Old 06-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #11
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Thank you sox(sockfish) & xmas_one...low tech is fun longer tanks = more room to play with
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