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Old 11-02-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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My 30g-Low-tech tank


Hi everyone!
My low-tech planted tank has been set up!
Filter: Top-filter
Substrate: base(Soil+peat moss+coco moss) + top(sand)
Temp:23
No co2 injection
Light : 2*25W-flouercent-10000K
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I hope all of my plants will be adapted in this condition.
If there is any suggestion as how to improve my tank, please let me know.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hi Mate... that's cool. Lots of potential there, when those plants grow- it will look lush... and Im loving those rocks..
I would probably raise the temp to 24-26 C ish...Are you going to add a heater?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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Those are cool looking rocks! Did you collect them yourself? I agree that when your plants take hold and fill in, your tank will look great! But, since you asked for suggestions, I do have one. I would move the red-leaved plant that is infront of the left side of the beautiful rock straight back from it's current position behind the rock. This would look quite effective IMO having two reddish plants diagonal from eachother with the rock as the centerpiece. But, to each their own! You may hate the idea Your tank looks good regardless.

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #4
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I appreciate your kind suggestion my friends,
I have to confess that i chose the red plant wrongly. i thought it is Ludwigia respen that is so easy to care but in fact it is Alternanthera , so hard to be adapted!
if it adapted and grew healthy , i would move it to the back.
about Rocks. yes i collected them myself. In suburbs of our city many mines of rocks (especially for decoration and constructing building) can be found.
and about heater, it is in quarantine tank for making warm the Rasboras. when the tank is cycled,i will add both fish and heater.
thank you for taking your time
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:29 AM   #5
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Your Welcome I hope your plants will adapt and grow well for you.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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Hi again,
I'm interested in CO2 DIY so i made it with yeast and sugar and attached the end of hose to the power head. it is working interminably.
here is the picture of my co2:

and my tank:

i also added ferrochel (ferrous bis-glycinate chelate). i hope plants readily take it up.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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New pic from my tank :
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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wow - it's really taken off!

Very nice
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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New photo with this watchword : "Soil is frightening but incredible"

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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Nice setup it's really starting to fill in and get that lush feeling someone mentioned, keep up the good man
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #11
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Nice updates! Keep it up! I love the way it's going! Also, those rocks! O.o want want want!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #12
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The Chinese algae eater often goes mountain climbing:

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:24 AM   #13
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New update:



I wish I would design a road between rocks....
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #14
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Tank is looking nice, and love your angels.

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:35 AM   #15
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Wow, I'm hoping my tank looks like that in a few months!
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