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Old 11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #841
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MABJ nice setup!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #842
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Just looked through most of the pages of the thread, some sweet tanks on here.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #843
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MABJ nice setup!
Thanks so much! I need to get a FTS with the DWL in its proper place!


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Old 11-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #844
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I went from this Low light, low tech tank. Window light only. 30 gallons

To this tank a couple days ago. Didn't add any plants. Less then one inch soil with gravel on top.
Also low light, low teck tank 64 watts of light and indirect window light. 55 gallons.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:29 AM   #845
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Looking through this thread, I see amazing tank after amazing tank! Very inspirational to see time and time again, amazing low tech tanks. Makes me reflect on how great it is to have a lush planted tank to stare at.

So here is my main tank I think a fitting name for it would be "Pumpin sunshine", it's always changing, always trying a new plant. Here are 2 pictures taken months apart:



Here are the specs:
14g Biocube
Light: 70W Sunpod (16.5") HQI metal halide
Sub: Fluval Shrimp Stratum
Ferts: Osmocoat +
CO2: No, I want my shrimp to succeed
Inhabitants: Shrimp...various
Happy Plants: Various moss, E. tennelus Chain sword, marb queen sword, limnophilia hippruoides(new not pictured), Pho Rotala indicata, Misc Crypts.
Fav plant: E. Tennellus, Spreads furiously, the LFS loves to buy it off me. Does great in my setup.
Plants that did not work: Ludwigia peruensis, HM, HC, These plants did not appreciate the lack of CO2, and/or were impossible to keep planted given my horrible substrate.
Low tech Lesson learned: Do not use the tap water in my area. Began to use it, in came the black brush, went back to RO, no more BBA.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #846
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Great setup! Love the second picture..I'm always changing my tank too!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #847
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Looking through this thread, I see amazing tank after amazing tank! Very inspirational to see time and time again, amazing low tech tanks. Makes me reflect on how great it is to have a lush planted tank to stare at.

So here is my main tank I think a fitting name for it would be "Pumpin sunshine", it's always changing, always trying a new plant. Here are 2 pictures taken months apart:



Here are the specs:
14g Biocube
Light: 70W Sunpod (16.5") HQI metal halide
Sub: Fluval Shrimp Stratum
Ferts: Osmocoat +
CO2: No, I want my shrimp to succeed
Inhabitants: Shrimp...various
Happy Plants: Various moss, E. tennelus Chain sword, marb queen sword, limnophilia hippruoides(new not pictured), Pho Rotala indicata, Misc Crypts.
Fav plant: E. Tennellus, Spreads furiously, the LFS loves to buy it off me. Does great in my setup.
Plants that did not work: Ludwigia peruensis, HM, HC, These plants did not appreciate the lack of CO2, and/or were impossible to keep planted given my horrible substrate.
Low tech Lesson learned: Do not use the tap water in my area. Began to use it, in came the black brush, went back to RO, no more BBA.
Awesome... Very cool.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #848
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Here is my tank..
20g
Light: 28W T5NO
Substrate: blue gravel (with root tabs)
CO2: none
Ferts: Seachem Flourish, Excel
Fish: 7 white clouds, 5 h.rasboras
Plants: Java fern, Amazon sword, Frogbit, and something else

I really love my tank, of course I would change the substrate and maybe redo the scape, but for now it's good like that
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:57 AM   #849
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I love your tank mihnata! It's really nice.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #850
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backyard dirt with local river gravel 10g with 19w cfl shrimp and ~7 fry. Flourish comprehensive. DIY co2 was added to help some cheap plant rescues from the lfs.
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I would upload pic of my new 20 gallon but I dont know how to
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #852
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hit go advanced, manage attachments, upload
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #853
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #854
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it is low-tech. I use a wide spectrum fluorescent light. My two filters are a penguin 150 biowheel and a aqueon 20 quiet-flow. I fert with florin multi planted supplement using 3 drops a day.
Stock:
1 Flame Gourami
2 serpae tetras
3 lemon tetras
3 cardinal tetras
2 bleeding heart tetras
1 BN pleco
2 cory cats
4 amano shrimp
Plants:
1 Cyprus plant
1 moneywort
2 anachris
2 pennywort
It is a work in progress and still have a lot to do aquascaping
this is my first tank hope you like it. Suggestions are welcome.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #855
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it is low-tech. I use a wide spectrum fluorescent light. My two filters are a penguin 150 biowheel and a aqueon 20 quiet-flow. I fert with florin multi planted supplement using 3 drops a day.
Stock:
1 Flame Gourami
2 serpae tetras
3 lemon tetras
3 cardinal tetras
2 bleeding heart tetras
1 BN pleco
2 cory cats
4 amano shrimp
Plants:
1 Cyprus plant
1 moneywort
2 anachris
2 pennywort
It is a work in progress and still have a lot to do aquascaping
this is my first tank hope you like it. Suggestions are welcome
Suggestions:

1:Anacharis to the back.
2:return either the lemons or the serapes (I'd return the serpaes, they're kinda mean IMO)
2a:boost your Lemon school up to 6-8ish
3: I wouldn't keep both cardinals and bleeding hearts. Return the bleeding hearts and boost the cardinals to 6-8ish
4: figure out what type of Cory cats you have and boost their colony to 5-6.

Every fish you have multiples of is a schooling / shoaling fish. If you keep them mismatched they'll never show you their true colors.



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