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Old 06-08-2013, 05:44 PM   #1111
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First fish tank and first planted tank for that matter. Just ordered some dry ferts and have been dosing with excel.

Equipment:
55 gallon aquarium
DIY stand
Eheim 2217 canister
Hydor koralia 550 powerhead
Hydor 300w external heater
Finnex fugeray 48"
Generic digital thermometer

Flora:
Hornwort
Jungle Val
Amazon sword
Anacharis
Wisteria
Mexican oakleaf
Red temple?
And a small ludwiga I believe

Fauna:
6x serpae tetra
1x red tailed shark
1x common pleco (will be Rehomed when too big)
6x danios, 2 gold 4 zebra (going in my gfs tank soon)

Thinking about a school of peppered corys or yoyo loaches next.

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #1112
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I really like that driftwood, and that you have it off center in the tank.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:11 AM   #1113
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My 40cm lowlight with no co2 injection- its lowtech i guess
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #1114
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Wow! I spent the last several hours looking through this thread. Beautiful tanks!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #1115
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Yes, I stand corrected. I had looked at the journal yesterday from the link, but missed the FTS from last September in post #73.
FTS hasn't changed too much...I'll try and get an updated pic for you. Moar fish. Bushier plants.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:51 AM   #1116
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Filter:
Cascade 1500
Light:
Lunar T5 HO
Bulbs:
2 Flora Sun
Substrate:
MGOCPM, Floramax cap, sand
Hardscape:
Yamaya stone, Malaysian DW, slate
Fauna:
3 Glossolepis incisus 2M/1F, 4 Melanotaenia boesemani 2M/2F, 4 Melanotaenia kamaka 2M/2F, 4 Puntius denisonii, 1 Trichogaster trichopterus, 2 Corydoras paleatus 1M/1F, 2 Sturisoma panamense 1M/1F, 2 Synodontis nigriventris, 5 Otocinclus (1 KIA), 4 Puntius semifasciolatus, 2 Epalzeorhynchos bicolor, 3 Hymenochirus, Snails
Plants:
Ludwigia Peruensis, Ludwigia inclinata, Bacopa australis, Hygro Corymbosa, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Ludwigia inclinata 'Curly', Ludwigia atlantis, Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius', Anubias nana, Blyxa japonica, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Blyxa aubertii, Fissidens, Riccia fluitans, Dwarf hairgrass, S. repens, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green', Christmas Moss
Dosing very low NPK, Fe, Micro, and liquid co2

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #1117
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Substrate
MGOPM, Flora-Max, Misc. Sand
Hardscape
Malaysian DW, Yamaya Stones
Filter:
Cascade 1500
UV:
Coralife 18w Turbo Twist
Heater:
Hydor 300w In-Line
Light:
Coralife 48" Lunar T5 HO
Bulbs:
1 White, 1 Blue, 2 Red
Fauna:
4 Red Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Boesman Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Blue Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Denison Barbs, 1 Gold Gourami, 2 Pepper Cory (1M/1F), 2 Royal Farlowellas, 2 Upside Down Cats, 5 Ottos, Snails
Plants:
Micro Sword, Ludwigia Peruensis, Ludwigia inclinata, Bacopa australis, Hygro Corymbosa, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Ludwigia inclinata Curly, Ludwigia Atlantis, Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius', Anubias nana, Blyxa Japonica, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Blyxa Aubertii, Fissidens, Riccia fluitans, Dwarf hairgrass, Algae
Dosing
Flourish, API CO2 Booster
Plants look great, but it isn't low tech if you're adding glut!
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #1118
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Glut?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #1119
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Glutaraldehyde which is in Seachem excel

There are many opinions of what is low tech. The word tech refers to technical devices. Thus if you are not using equipment to inject Co2 your tank put dosing with Co2 alternate your tank could be still considered low tech.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #1120
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Substrate
MGOPM, Flora-Max, Misc. Sand
Hardscape
Malaysian DW, Yamaya Stones
Filter:
Cascade 1500
UV:
Coralife 18w Turbo Twist
Heater:
Hydor 300w In-Line
Light:
Coralife 48" Lunar T5 HO
Bulbs:
1 White, 1 Blue, 2 Red
Fauna:
4 Red Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Boesman Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Blue Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Denison Barbs, 1 Gold Gourami, 2 Pepper Cory (1M/1F), 2 Royal Farlowellas, 2 Upside Down Cats, 5 Ottos, Snails
Plants:
Micro Sword, Ludwigia Peruensis, Ludwigia inclinata, Bacopa australis, Hygro Corymbosa, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Ludwigia inclinata Curly, Ludwigia Atlantis, Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius', Anubias nana, Blyxa Japonica, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Blyxa Aubertii, Fissidens, Riccia fluitans, Dwarf hairgrass, Algae
Dosing
Flourish, API CO2 Booster
Beautiful! I love the combination of the fish and the aquascape. They compliment each other well.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #1121
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Beautiful! I love the combination of the fish and the aquascape. They compliment each other well.
Thanks! I really wanted something that would be as colorful and unique as the rainbows
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:44 AM   #1122
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Substrate
MGOPM, Flora-Max, Misc. Sand
Hardscape
Malaysian DW, Yamaya Stones
Filter:
Cascade 1500
UV:
Coralife 18w Turbo Twist
Heater:
Hydor 300w In-Line
Light:
Coralife 48" Lunar T5 HO
Bulbs:
1 White, 1 Blue, 2 Red
Fauna:
4 Red Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Boesman Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Blue Rainbows (2M/2F), 4 Denison Barbs, 1 Gold Gourami, 2 Pepper Cory (1M/1F), 2 Royal Farlowellas, 2 Upside Down Cats, 5 Ottos, Snails
Plants:
Micro Sword, Ludwigia Peruensis, Ludwigia inclinata, Bacopa australis, Hygro Corymbosa, Heteranthera zosterifolia, Ludwigia inclinata Curly, Ludwigia Atlantis, Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius', Anubias nana, Blyxa Japonica, Hygrophila Pinnatifida, Blyxa Aubertii, Fissidens, Riccia fluitans, Dwarf hairgrass, Algae
Dosing
Flourish, API CO2 Booster
So far that is the most high tech looking low tech tank on this thread I think. Well done. Hopefully mine turns out that nice in the next year
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:49 AM   #1123
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I guess low tech is relative

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Old 07-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #1124
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There's not really anything high tech about it. I dose 7ml of Flourish and 10ml of co2 booster once a day. I also feed the fish twice a day, do a 50% wc once a week, and clean my filter once a month. Pretty low maintenance. I might even check the water parameters once every six months. I'm basically growing some plants under a light in tap water.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:37 AM   #1125
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hi y'all
I want to start by apologizing for my crappy photos.

I started my tank at the beginning of April this year, I'm a total newbie, and after some trial and error I think it's finally coming along. It's a 54L / 15G tank, I have a Flamingo Swordfish 200 internal filter, the filter has charcoal and a sponge and a 50w heater. I do water change, about 30%, every 2 weeks give or take and splash in ferts when I remember.
And I have guppies, want to get rid of them and get a few cories and maybe some rasboras or barbs. Somebody gave me the guppies, you don't say no to free stuff
other occupants are, pond snails, trumpet snails, ramshorn and I even saw a few limpets the other day.

this is at the beginning before I got any fish.
FLORA:
Ludwigia repens (I think)
java fern
Saggitaria Natans
hornwort
duckweed



Moved some things about, took off the background because it kept peeling, painted the background black, and this is as it is now, I've added root tabs and am going to buy seachem ferts next week, the ferts I've been using don't seem to do much:/
FLORA:
cuttings of a Fine Leaf Indian Fern (floating around)
Vallisneria red (and almost dead, my water is probably to acidic)
baby tears
Ludwigia repens (I think)
java fern
Saggitaria Natans
hornwort
duckweed
and last but not least "mystery plant" ***hygrophila polysperma**



"Mystery plant" it came on runners that I cut up and spread around. Any ideas what it is? ***has been identified as hygrophila polysperma


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