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Old 03-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #991
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Love the java fern on the driftwood!
Thanks! Hoping to get a nice lush canopy of it eventually.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #992
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My 37g Tall

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #993
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Very interesting and pretty useful & informative thread too.. I would suggest the moderators to make this as a 'sticky' topic!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #994
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Hello TPT...

Attached is a pic of my 45G tall. Anacharis (Waterweed) and Pennywort floated and the rest are Anubias. Lighting is a couple of hardware store 20 watt florescent, T12 bulbs. 2 for about $15.00 and they last well over a year.

75 or so Fancy Guppies and two 4 year old, 3 inch Melanistius Corydoras. Large, weekly water changes and you don't have to test the water. A couple of 50G HOBs and that's it. Pretty easy.

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #995
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Very interesting and pretty useful & informative thread too.. I would suggest the moderators to make this as a 'sticky' topic!!
No need! It's so active it's pretty much stayed on the first page of this forum for over 3 years now

I think it's really encouraging for people just getting into planted tanks to know that you don't have to dive headlong into the more expensive high tech setups to have a lovely planted tank.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:45 AM   #996
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I apologize as this is not a good pic (cell phone) and the tank is dirty....but I do find it lush (and its low tech). Just dirt substrate capped with gravel and two spiral bulbs in the stock hood. No ferts or anything ever

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No need! It's so active it's pretty much stayed on the first page of this forum for over 3 years now

I think it's really encouraging for people just getting into planted tanks to know that you don't have to dive headlong into the more expensive high tech setups to have a lovely planted tank.
Thank you so much for this thread! As a live plant newbie, I've returned to it over and over
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #998
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So, I traded some crypt for frogbit on reddit. The betta liked it so much he built his first ever bubble nest (the remains of which you can see stuck to the wall on the right.. big water change day >_<)
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:09 AM   #999
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80 gallons, no CO2, 12 gallon water change weekly, fert with flourish when I think about it so maybe once a week or two. some afternoon light from window, light in hood not very bright but I am not sure what it is as it came with the hand me down tank.
all plants attached to the wood
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3 gallon bowl with lake dirt and sand in the bottom:



2.5 gallon betta tank with Flourish 2x a month. Ish. :

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #1001
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Wtf awesome bowl, love it, did u had any issues with cyanobacteria.

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Wtf awesome bowl, love it, did u had any issues with cyanobacteria.

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Thanks! Nope, aside from some diatoms early on that just kinda disappeared on their own, everything's been quite clean and water's crystal clear. I suspect it may be the giant population of snails
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #1003
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Ohhh I m having so many issues with cyno, I ll let out grow now

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #1004
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My 84gal long:

Tank Journal: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=178693
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #1005
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Nice tank placement! I'm a big fan of sunlight to light tanks if possible.

I just finished my third attempt at a planted tank. They get better with each go around but I don't want to post pics until everything really grows in.
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