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Old 10-14-2014, 07:28 AM   #1396
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6-7 months, with a move in between.
Please give more info on the diy LED lights.

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:02 AM   #1397
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Please give more info on the diy LED lights.

sent from Samsung S5
DIY LEDs are:
8 x 3W Cool whites
4 x 3w Warm Whites
2 x 3W Royal Blue running at half power.

Total cost was around ~$60 with most of the materials purchased from no ebay links allowed
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:40 AM   #1398
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10g pretty low tech have to clean it up.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:18 PM   #1399
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this is an update on my 2g jar. It has a top soil/pool sand substrate, a fluval nano filter for circulation, and I recently started dosing very dilute mix of glut/macro/micro. Light is a 65w (equivalent) LED in a clamp lamp. I did have a lot of problems with algae and slow poor growth ... and kept killing my fish/frogs until I added the filter for circulation. That really made a huge difference. This has been left alone mostly to just grow...and it has! It's a jungle in there! I do have the Fluval for water circulation and I am dosing glut and a micro/macro fert mix 1-2 times a week. The glut and ferts are mixed in and very diluted in a spray bottle and I just give it 2-3 short sprays when I dose it. Frog is doing well, too. I do harvest a handful of frogbit and duckweed and also mint from the top about every two weeks.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:36 AM   #1400
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i have very hard water. Will no water changes with top offs only make my water even harder with the evaporation of water/
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:23 AM   #1401
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i have very hard water. Will no water changes with top offs only make my water even harder with the evaporation of water/
Yes, unless you have something absorbing calcium and magnesium at the same rate that you are adding it by topping off. One way to do that would be have a ton of plants. Another way would be to have a ton of snails, but then you still have a lot of magnesium in your water.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:38 AM   #1402
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First time posting in this thread - I'm just about happy enough to show it off to this particular forum!

Size - 75 Litres (24 x 14 x 14)
Lights - 2 T5 24w, suspended on a DIY rig approx 15 inches above the surface. Due to be lowered by around 4 inches.
Dose 50% EI (just put this up to 75% though) and Fluorish excel, both daily.
50% water change weekly
9 hour photo period
Filtered with Jebao 503 (great filter for the money)

Plants -
2 x Amazon Swords + couple of offshoots still gowing
1 x Alternanthera reinecki (I think!)
3 x annubias, 3 x Java ferns
Chain swords, crypts kinda doing what they want
Java Moss
Dwarf Hair Grass (though this might not be dwarf.. time will tell!)

Fish -
8 Neon, 10 Green neon Tetra
4 Ottos
2 Cherry Shrimp
1 adult, 9 juvenile and 3 fry Balloon Mollies (yup - breeding like er.. mollies)

Sorry for the picture - Still learning how to get the best shots.


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Old 11-08-2014, 01:11 AM   #1403
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Size - 75 Litres (24 x 14 x 14)

Plants -
2 x Amazon Swords + couple of offshoots still gowing
1 x Alternanthera reinecki (I think!)
3 x annubias, 3 x Java ferns
Chain swords
crypts
Java Moss
Dwarf Hair Grass

Just thought you should know that the roots of an Amazon Swords can take over a 29g tank.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #1404
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My 20 gallon algae farm

Plants: various crypts and anubias

Fauna: 7 neon tetras, 6 long-finned danios, 5 cherry shrimp, and one grumpy betta
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My pictures suck and it really looks better in person.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:53 PM   #1405
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This tank has been running for several years and is still going strong. The first year it took a lot of effort on my part to balance it out into a self-sufficient eco-system. It is my favorite tank.
15-25% WC every 3rd week. Add Melafix and Salt at WC. No added ferts or Co2.

* two XP 3 Canister Filters
* one 660 Peguin Powerhead run only at night
* one small airstone run during the day for fish enjoyment They play in it.
* 5 strip LED lights; run 11 hrs total. 2 strips run am & pm; 5 strips run mid-day

* Eco Complete Substrate
* Amazon Swords
* Crypt Species
* Anubias Species
* Hygrophila Species
* Ludwigia
* Vallisneria Species
* Limnophila
* Java Fern
* Random Floating Species
* Brush Algae purposely grown for Siamese Algae Eater
* Other Algae purposely grown for Twig Catfish

* Bogwood used for beauty and to keep pH low and release tannins (was strickly an Angelfish and Diamond Tetra tank until very recently)

Inhabitants:

* 3 nickle sized juvenile Angelfish (growing out before moved to a different tank with other Angels)
* several 3 week old baby Diamond Tetras (born in this tank; parents have been moved)
* 3 teeny baby Yoyo Loaches
* 1 juvenile Twig Catfish
* 14 Cardinal Tetras
* 2 Kuhli Loaches that I can't catch! Removed the other 8 a few weeks ago.
* Too many Malaysian Trumpet Snails
* Some Ramshorn Snails

~new additions that will not remain in this tank~came from a friend that didn't want them anymore
* 9 adult Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish
* 2 teeny baby Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish
* 1 adult Siamese Algae Eater (poor thing needs friends )
* 2 Glass Catfish (was a single Glass Catfish, but it was so sad, so I got a buddy for him. If I decide to keep them I will get 8 more)
* 1 Juvenile Angelfish (double the size of the three little ones)


Last reading performed 11/6/2014
~ 6.0 pH
~ 7 parts Salinity
~ 0 Amonia
~ 0 Nitrates
~ 0 Nitrites
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #1406
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Just planted my tank 3 days ago.

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Old 11-10-2014, 11:57 PM   #1407
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My ten gallon, with celestial pearl danios, chili rasboras, rabbit snails, and shrimp! The seventyfive, with various angels, and tetras! Also some ruby tetras!
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:53 AM   #1408
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My 7.5 cube. Just did a rescape today, still not totally happy with it. I have a shortage of hard scape materials small enough for this tank. The NJF needs to grow in from behind the stone on the left. I might even replace it with something else, haven't decided. Those are a few of my corydorus pygmaeus in the front, there are 7 all together.

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:12 PM   #1409
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here's my low tech tank, hope you guys like it
That is one lucky betta! I bet he loves his home

Bump: What a joy to look at every page in this thread. There are some awesome scapes on here! Look forward to seeing more
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:24 PM   #1410
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here's my low tech tank, hope you guys like it
Lovely. That must be a docile Betta in with the Neon Tetras
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