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Old 01-06-2013, 04:50 AM   #46
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Your thread inspired me to do my own low tech 10g. I have longfin white clouds in there with some cherry shrimp. I put some stiff wire mesh on top and cut out holes to insert my houseplants I got on sale. I use a simple sponge filter.

Things are growing well in the light it gets from a north facing window and the light from my desk lamp.

I used pothos, begonia, anthurium (see the flower?), dumb cane (beware of the sap, my skin reacted badly to it), two Dracenas, purple waffle plant that lost its purpleness, and pilea.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #47
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Any updated pics of the tank?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #48
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Wow! You say there's a tank and some fish under all that plant life, huh?? Awesome.





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Your thread inspired me to do my own low tech 10g. I have longfin white clouds in there with some cherry shrimp. I put some stiff wire mesh on top and cut out holes to insert my houseplants I got on sale. I use a simple sponge filter.

Things are growing well in the light it gets from a north facing window and the light from my desk lamp.

I used pothos, begonia, anthurium (see the flower?), dumb cane (beware of the sap, my skin reacted badly to it), two Dracenas, purple waffle plant that lost its purpleness, and pilea.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #49
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Now thinking of taking my planted HOB from the cube and sticking it on this tank along with all the plants. I really hate that tank and fancy turning it into a carnivorous plant/orchid terrarium
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #50
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Your thread inspired me to do my own low tech 10g. I have longfin white clouds in there with some cherry shrimp. I put some stiff wire mesh on top and cut out holes to insert my houseplants I got on sale. I use a simple sponge filter.

Things are growing well in the light it gets from a north facing window and the light from my desk lamp.

I used pothos, begonia, anthurium (see the flower?), dumb cane (beware of the sap, my skin reacted badly to it), two Dracenas, purple waffle plant that lost its purpleness, and pilea.
Wow there's water underneath all that right?
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:37 PM   #51
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I stopped working on this tank as I was due to move house and well, now I have!

So here's where I'm at:

Still more planting needed both in and out of water. It's also a little dark as it's 8pm here.


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Old 07-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #52
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It's just too bright where it is atm. Constant algae. Also, all the emersed plants lean towards the window so I have to keep spinning them round.

Considering moving it under lights. Shame
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #53
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get some siamese algae eaters I got 4 of them when I had an algae problem in my 55 and boy did those little guys clean up every last plant.....so did the 10 oto cats that I bought too. Looks good man I like the drift wood you got in there. It would look good covered in moss.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #54
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Not sure if there's enough swimming space and my water is rock hard!

Still haven't added livestock I may add some shiners if I can find them in the UK....
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