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Old 10-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #1201
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Here's a low low for y'all
Custom 10gal, 2-T12s 20w ea.
HOB aqua clear 50
2-Marble Angel fish
1-Bristlenose Pleco
?-Assassin snails
These are pics of the tank after it was just built. This was gonna be a shrimp tank an I had over 30 red rili shrimp and they all died I think it was due to the amazon soil. This was the first time using it and I had a bad swing day n night of the KH I think, it was 0 in day n 40ppm night I tried to get help but got nothing so I'm gonna do another tank smaller with organic soil caped with black sand and try again anyway that's the tank as it stands. Tanks for lookin.


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My little angels.




Heres the pleco.

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #1202
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Here is my first tank that I started a few months ago. Its all low tech except for excel dosing.

I just have some basic low light plants like wistera, water sprite, some java moss, some apons, 2 lillies. It houses some silver tips, black skirts, few guppies, dwarf gourami, a BN pleco, a few snails and ghost shrimp.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #1203
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hey thats a 20 gallon tall eh? what light are you using on that?
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #1204
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5 Gal with soil substrate capped with artificial soil. No CO2, Ikea 20watt table lamp for light. NPK added weekly.

Plants; Crypt undulatus, glosso, rotala wallichi, downoi, rotala rotundifolia, java fern,
Lifestock; 3 cherry shrimps, 5 micro rasboras
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #1205
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My 6 gal low tech- this tanks only been running a few weeks, my first real planted tank. Still a lot to learn!

Ferts: Flourish once weekly, root tabs
Lighting: LEDs 4.5W (am upgrading to an 11W T5 this week)
Home to 7 CPDs and a betta

anubias, Java fern, moneywort, star grass and a bunch I'm still unsure of



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Old 10-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #1206
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5 Gal with soil substrate capped with artificial soil. No CO2, Ikea 20watt table lamp for light. NPK added weekly.

Plants; Crypt undulatus, glosso, rotala wallichi, downoi, rotala rotundifolia, java fern,
Lifestock; 3 cherry shrimps, 5 micro rasboras
Amazing!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #1207
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5 Gal with soil substrate capped with artificial soil. No CO2, Ikea 20watt table lamp for light. NPK added weekly.

Plants; Crypt undulatus, glosso, rotala wallichi, downoi, rotala rotundifolia, java fern,
Lifestock; 3 cherry shrimps, 5 micro rasboras
Woah! Great glosso lawn! I want my 18gal to look that good!
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:55 AM   #1208
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hey thats a 20 gallon tall eh? what light are you using on that?
its a 29 gal "high". I'm using an aquean and installed 4 CFLs inside of it :P
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:06 AM   #1209
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Xiaozhuang, what kind of tank is that?



guessing this doesn't count?

sub $40 betta tank (betta incl)
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:47 AM   #1210
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Here's mine:

20 Gallon High-10 years old



Substrate-inert aquarium sand
Filtration- Eheim 2213
Water Movement- Maxijet 400
Lighting- Hagen GLO 2x24 Watt T5HO

Flora:
Anubias Nana
Microsorum pteropus (Java fern)
Fontinalis antipyretica (Willow moss)
Rotala indica
Ludwigia sp. atlantis
Vallisneria americana (Vals)
Ceratophyllum demursum (Horn wort)
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Micro sword)
Nymphaea zenkeri (Red Tiger Lotus)

Fish:
2 x Fancy Goldfish
6 x Platies
11 x Harlequin Raboras
5 x Black Neon Tetras
6 x Neon Tetras
4 x Cherry Barbs
2 x Female Bettas
1 x Peppered Corydoras Catfish

Maintenance:
Feed 2 x a day
Top off weekly
Scrub Glass and wipe down outside of tank every two weeks
Trim and 50% water change once a month
Clean Eheim every 3 months
Root tabs added for lotus twice a year


No ferts.... just plenty of light, plenty of fish, and lots of food!!

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #1211
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I ditched all my plastic plants so here's my freshly planted low light 55g angel tank after one month of growth. Substrate is gravel, plants are-
Java ferns
Hygrophillia polysperma
Water wisteria
Water sprite
Jungle vals
For fertilizing I dose with seachem comprehensive once a week and use root tabs for the vals. I run my light about 7 hours a day. I do two water changes a week religiously.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:10 AM   #1212
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I ditched all my plastic plants so here's my freshly planted low light 55g angel tank after one month of growth. Substrate is gravel, plants are-
Java ferns
Hygrophillia polysperma
Water wisteria
Water sprite
Jungle vals
For fertilizing I dose with seachem comprehensive once a week and use root tabs for the vals. I run my light about 7 hours a day. I do two water changes a week religiously.
All I can say about this tank is its HOT like BLUE FIRE HOT! If u look at it u will see what I mean.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:50 AM   #1213
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its a 29 gal "high". I'm using an aquean and installed 4 CFLs inside of it :P
I did the same thing but only using 2 23w .. I guess I could have fitted more.

Here's my 29
Aquaclear 70/Aqueon Quietflow30
2x 23w 6700 CFL
Tahitian Moon Sand
1 BN pleco
1 mystery snail
5 julii corydoras
8 Bentosi Tetra
7 neons
1 Bolivian Ram

3x excel/week 1-2x flourish comp/week





Here's my 46 (a freebie donation from a friend, everything but fish/sand/plants)

Eheim 2215
Maxijet power filter
Coralife/aquaticlife 2x t5HO 6700
Pool Filter Sand

At the moment it houses:
lots of pond snails
4 assassins
8 Amanos
2 hengeli rasboras (I couldn't catch them on "fish trade in day")
1 Parkinsoni Rainbow (he'll have friends once I move in a month)
2 dwarf sunset gourami
10 dainty corydoras
5 khuli loaches
5 glass catfish


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Old 10-28-2013, 01:34 PM   #1214
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Here's my 29
3x excel/week 1-2x flourish comp/week
I don't see any plants that need excel. I see a lot of crypts which need a rich substrate, thus I think adding iron would be beneficial.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #1215
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I only do excel because even though there's no co2 I have some tufts of Bba. Not sure how I got it n that tank only but the excel seems to keep it manageable till I move and put everyone into a 55

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