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Old 02-17-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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Jnad 15 gallon low tech


Hello!

This is my 15 gallon lowtech journal, i will try to follow it up.

The tank is 60x30x30cm
Stand: Ikea Besta
Lightning: 24w 6400K 1-bulb T5HO. I bought this fixture in a shop for terresterial plants, it was cheap, looking nice and very slim.
Light stand: made/bend by hand . It will give me the possibility to rise or lower the light from low to high light.

Substrate: Kitty Litter
Filtration: Aquaclear 50 Hob.

The tank wil get some plants tomorrow.

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Old 02-17-2015, 11:36 PM   #2
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Nice tank where did you get it from?
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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Hello!

It is one of those complete starter sets that comes with everything you need, filter, heater, thermometer and a black plastic top with buildt in light. It is a Eheim product.

I actually bought it for my daughter a couple of years ago, but she did not want it anymore so i removed the top and all the other equipment and found a very nice glass/open top tank

Here is the tank when my daughter had it with the top on. On the end of the thread i beacomes a no tech tank😄
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=456562
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:04 AM   #4
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Some plants are in, it is some plants from another tank that i discontinued. I have some other plans when it comes to planting but it is a start, i couldnt throw them away😄

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Old 02-19-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
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What are you plans for the tank?
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #6
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What are you plans for the tank?
Hello!

My plans is to have only one or max two high plants, rest of the tank will be grass or other low growing plants. Further i have a lot of very small wooden twigs and sticks, i am thinking to spred them out over the bottom plants, some with moss and some without trying to create a natural look.

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Old 02-20-2015, 04:25 PM   #7
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Hello!

The kitty litter is removing carbonates from the water, so today i did put in about 1dl of coral gravel in the hob filter trying to compensate. Hob filters are really great, adding or removing filtermedia or other stuff is a breeze😄

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Old 03-07-2015, 12:50 PM   #8
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Hello!

I have done some changes to the tank:
1. I removed the coral gravel in the hob filter, my GH was more than 11 and continued increasing. The KH that i wanted to increase was still low, less than 1.

2. I removed the aquaclear hob filter, it was making a terrible rating noise. I tried everything to get rid of the noise, cleaning the rotor/motor/impeller housing, Changing the impeller , greasing the impeller aksel rod. Nothing helped, i guess just some of the hos just are noisy beacuse of their constructing.

3. I replaced the aquaclear with a very small internal powerhead. It have a small sponge but i will mainly rely on the plants to filter the tank so it is most for the water movment. I have used theese small chinese filters in other tanks, they are great, very cheap, very small , dead silent and none have yet broken down.

4. I have planted some more plants beacuse of removing the filter.

5. I also have started a diy CO2 system to help the plant out a little. Using a cig filter and the small powerhead diffusing the CO2 , works perfect.

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