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Old 11-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #826
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Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)


Hi all,

Just an update pic of my Edge....
This was set up using everything from my old 50 litre tank that has been running for many years...

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #827
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Surprised that you have it growing without glut. I was told it is rare to get it to grow with glut, for it need Co2 injected. Even your Rotala rotundifolia is growing nicely. I don't see any mention of what size tank this is. What is it?
Plants rarely do what I expect them to, plants that are said to be unfussy or suitable for my water conditions have died on me and fussy/unsuitable ones thrived. I suspect there are too many variables for it to be simple to predict what will/won't grow. Its a 4ft tank btw.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #828
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Hi all,

Just an update pic of my Edge....
This was set up using everything from my old 50 litre tank that has been running for many years...
Very lush, how long has it been set up?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #829
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Very lush, how long has it been set up?
This edge is fairly new... It was going through a mini cycle for the first 3 days... then it all settled in. It about 2 weeks now. I was lucky i guess that all my materials were from my old cube...

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:04 AM   #830
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:35 AM   #831
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Attachment 57001 10 gallon DIY co2 1 betta named Robert Neville. (I am legend)
That's a beautiful tank - it just goes to show what can be accomplished with a small space. You've given me inspiration!
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:52 AM   #832
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That's a beautiful tank - it just goes to show what can be accomplished with a small space. You've given me inspiration!
Thanks man. I got the Buddha on a piece of driftwood. You can see my tank journal on here in the journal section.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:58 AM   #833
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Love seeing everyone's low tech set ups. I read so many forum posts that imply or sometimes say quite plainly that a planted tank *must* be pumped full of CO2 to be successful. Its nice to see other people who know different even if the gas addicts sneak in a picture every now and again

Heres my main tank, no CO2, no glut and very low flow. Just ferts and low/medium light.

One of my favorite tanks of all time. The green is so vibrant!! Great job
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:03 AM   #834
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aside from the very high lighting (15 wpg) and the occasional root tab --i really havent done much with this 2.5 gallon tank, in terms of maintenance of water chemistry and fertilization...
originally this was to be a high tech tank, then my CO2 tank broke it's valve...and i never got around to replacing it. stopped chem dosing too, and some 5 months later, it ended up like this:



not too shabby if i say so myself.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:15 AM   #835
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aside from the very high lighting (15 wpg) and the occasional root tab --i really havent done much with this 2.5 gallon tank, in terms of maintenance of water chemistry and fertilization...
originally this was to be a high tech tank, then my CO2 tank broke it's valve...and i never got around to replacing it. stopped chem dosing too, and some 5 months later, it ended up like this:



not too shabby if i say so myself.
oooh, I love this tank! It looks so much larger than 2.5 gallons. The way you created a mysterious cave is fantastic! I love this style of scaping - heavy on the wood & rock - that's my kind of tank!
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #836
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My awesome low tech, low budget 2.5 gallon tank.

Some Crays, shrimps, nerite snails and MTS.

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The DWL is blocking the way, but there are two Azoo palm filters and a cheap beamsworks light on there. The tech on this tank literally costed $34 for me.

It isn't lush but the moss should grow in.


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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #837
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Your keeping crays and shrimps together? I thought that was a big no-no?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #838
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aside from the very high lighting (15 wpg) and the occasional root tab --i really havent done much with this 2.5 gallon tank, in terms of maintenance of water chemistry and fertilization...
originally this was to be a high tech tank, then my CO2 tank broke it's valve...and i never got around to replacing it. stopped chem dosing too, and some 5 months later, it ended up like this:



not too shabby if i say so myself.
Awesome hardscape, its just begging for its carpet back though! Maybe some moss or dwarf sag.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #839
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2.5 gallon tank with,lighting (15 wpg) and root tab
Lovely!! How did you make the slope? What rocks did you use?
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Your keeping crays and shrimps together? I thought that was a big no-no?
Not always. My CPOs can't catch my shrimp lol. At feeding time they actually all eat next to one another.


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