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Old 10-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #16
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I would love to have your tank in my kitchen. Great job! How is the top-off only water change routine working, and do you think the 2213's flow is about right for this tank (i.e., any noticeable dead zones)?
The top off's only routine is going well so far. The water evaporates pretty quick so I end up adding more water at least once a week.

The 2213 seems to be just right for this tank. Initially I had the intake and output on the same side but it was creating some dead zones on the opposite end of the tank. I've since moved the input to the other side and now the flow is much better.

I also put one Amano in the tank a few days ago and so far he seems to be happy, all the fish seem to ignore him since he's about the same size as them. Hopefully I'll be able to add some more in the future
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:10 PM   #17
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Updated Pics:

Added some chain sword which has really taken off.





Otto eggs I think?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:45 PM   #18
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Beautiful looking tank. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #19
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That's a beautiful tank, wish I had space for a long one
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:47 AM   #20
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I just bought this tank and am checking out everyone elso who's setting it up! Thanks for the info!

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:41 AM   #21
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WOW that's an awesome looking low tech tank that doesn't look like the typical low tech, reminds me of something a whole lot better. amazing plants and scape you have there! I can't wait to see what the future holds for this tank, should be a great ride though! Keep it up, I wanna see more!
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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Tank looks like it's doing pretty good, good job. It's nice to see some nice low techs. Very good, thanks for the pics and updates.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #23
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nice tank! love the low tech setup. btw, if i may ask, where did you get your gla tank? their website says out of stock... do any other places sell the gla 12 gal long?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #24
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It's been a while since I posted updates. Here are some pictures of the tank now. These were taken just before a major trim.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The only regular maintenance I do on it is add water once a week and feed the fish every day. Once a month I remove any accumulated algae with my hands. Every 6 months the filters gets cleaned out.

No ferts, no CO2.



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Old 02-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #25
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very nice Heathbar!

amazing growth for no Co2/dosing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #26
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nice tank! love the low tech setup. btw, if i may ask, where did you get your gla tank? their website says out of stock... do any other places sell the gla 12 gal long?
Marine Depot sells a comparable tank called the MrAqua 12g Long.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #27
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Nice growth. I would really like to own one of these eventually.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #28
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Love it! You did an amazing job!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #29
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thanks! i ended up emailing them and orlando "found" one in stock
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #30
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Awesome growth! Do you have a photo of the tank trimmed?

I just bought some aromatica for my low tech tank, I am comforted in seeing that yours are doing okay! Thank you for the photos and sharing.
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