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Old 08-28-2010, 02:31 PM   #136
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These are such beautiful setups. Kind of intimidating to a noob, but still an inspiration!
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #137
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Long time lurker but never posted...some nice tanks in this thread.

Heres mine:

1) Home desktop/experimental tank (~5 years old)
Tank: Modified AquaOne AR380, ~9g
Lighting: 11w compact flourescent
Filter: AquaOne internal 300LV (150 L/h)
Heater: AquaOne 55w
Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand with peat moss underneath
Ferts: Osmocote "Native" into the substrate every few months



2) Work desktop tank (~1 year old, rescaped a few months ago)
Tank: AquaOne 30 cube, ~7 g
Lighting: 11w compact flourescent
Filter: AquaOne internal 300LV
Heater: some dodgy brand 25w
Substrate: Seachem Flourite Black Sand
Ferts: Morning dose of 1x Seachem Excel on working days, Osmocote "Native" into the substrate every month or so



3) Bookshelf display tank (just set up)
Tank: AquaOne Horizon 50, ~11 g
Lighting: 2x7w compact flourescent
Filter: AquaClear 70 with a AC30 impellor
Heater: AquaOne 55w
Substrate: CaribSea Moonlight Sand
Ferts: Substrate Osmocote, will play it by feel as tank matures

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #138
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Just starting. Long time fish keeper, new to plants. Hopefully, plants will be ordered this week.

75g tank
Coralife T5NO 2x54w 65k
2 Eheim 2217's
Substrate - MTS w/pool sand (Thanks Ken!)



MTS - Looks just like cake frosting!



Some nice Manzanita. One on the right has been soaking.



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Old 08-31-2010, 09:02 AM   #139
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Hey Tom, that's some beautiful wood. I'm in North Charleston too. I've met another guy on here from Ladson. So maybe there are some planted tankers here? Anyway best of luck to your scape!

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Old 08-31-2010, 03:04 PM   #140
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My 10" cube:

Tank: 25.4cm x 25.4cm x 25.4cm

Lighting: 13w Ott-Lite

Filtration: Eheim 2211

Substrate: Horticultural sand

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #141
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Hey Tom, that's some beautiful wood. I'm in North Charleston too. I've met another guy on here from Ladson. So maybe there are some planted tankers here? Anyway best of luck to your scape!

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Actually, I purchased 4 pcs from Manzanita Burlworks. The last 2 I got worked the best. The pics of them in the tank do not really show how good they actually look in the tank.

I'm in Wando Woods. Walking distance to Low Country Harley! Just moved here from FL about 12 weeks ago.

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #142
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Home desktop/9g
Lighting: 11w compact flourescent
I love this one. What plants are in this one? Any fish in it?
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:42 PM   #143
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Carpet: Elatine gratioloides
Midground: Staurogyne sp, Cryptocoryne parva, Cryptocoryne nevilli
Moss: Vesicularia ferriei (weeping moss)
Background: Sagittaria subulata
Floating: Lemna sp (duckweed)

Just has a single Otocinclus in there aside from the RCS - prefer to stay away from fish in this one to keep it less maintainence.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #144
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Great inspiration from this thread. To bad this thread seems to be dieing =/
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:31 AM   #145
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Dying? No way!

Keep 'em comin' peeps!
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:28 AM   #146
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1) Home desktop/experimental tank (~5 years old)
Tank: Modified AquaOne AR380, ~9g
Lighting: 11w compact flourescent
Filter: AquaOne internal 300LV (150 L/h)
Heater: AquaOne 55w
Substrate: Seachem Onyx Sand with peat moss underneath
Ferts: Osmocote "Native" into the substrate every few months

WOW
I've never seen something scaped in this style before. Looks very nice.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #147
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Guess I'll share. This is what my 56 gallon tank looked like 2 days ago. So far just african water fern, I have some tiny bits of java fern. Substrate is from lowes, its called "paver base" like $2.50 for a bag, a mix of sand, dirt, a tiny shards of slate, I mixed in some sand I had in my reef tank mainly because this is going to be a lake Tanganyika (mainly) tank. So far I've got 15 cherry barbs, which I'm slowly but surely acclimating to higher pHs. I've gone up about 0.1 pH daily and they are happy at 7.6, I think i'm going to slow down to 0.05 or so daily when I hit 8.0 as I carry up to 8.8 (Lake Tang has some of the most alkaline water on the planet, more so than the ocean). Shells arrive tomorrow, will be filling in the front area with LOTS of shells (getting shell dwellers and calvus in the long term).

So what do ya think?
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:39 AM   #148
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Some tanks I had, but are no more...
10 gal


4 gal












20 gal


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10 gal
The colors are amazing. Tell, tell, lights, ferts, Co2, please.
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I would love to try to replicate this in a 10 gallon tank. What are the plants, lights, ferts, Co2?
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:38 AM   #150
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Carole's little cube tanks have always been some of my favorites.
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