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Old 05-09-2012, 03:03 AM   #691
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this is the tank i have in my office




having a hard time with stem plants.. how do i keep leaves from falling off?
thanks for viewing


this is my pet monster and his best friend hehe just wanted to share
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #692
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This is my first ever planted tank. Please forgive my newbieness.

Plants:
Micro sword (Lilaeopsis mauritiana)
Ludwigia repens
Sunset hygrophila
Red crypt
Amazon sword
Anubias
Wisteria
Marimo moss balls
Java moss
Java fern

Substrate: aquariumplants.com's substrate (rebranded Turface?)
Ferts: KH2PO4, Seachem Equilibrium, and some Osmocote under the substrate
Lighting: Dual T5HO, with PAR readings of 25-30 at the substrate
No CO2 or Excel.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #693
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None of these had co2 or regular water changes or ferts.

A little cloudy in this pic because I just cleaned the glass. ADA 30C Aquasoil, 27W light 12 inches above tank. No water changes or ferts, only top-offs. Snowball shrimp

ADA mini m. River sand. No ferts or water changes. 27W 16 inches above tank

55 gallon. no water changes, a few misc. fish. inert gravel at first, later eco complete mixed in.



2.5 gallons. 20 watss of light. AS powder. HC. No co2, only occasional excel

ADA 30C 27 watts, inert black sand substrate



One of my first real low tech tanks, diy rimless 10 gallon, inert black sand, 20 watts cfl. Had a bunch of cherries in it.

incredible.

you have set the bar pretty high for low tech/low maintenance tanks.

I'm amazed at the tanks I see on here
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #694
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this is the tank i have in my office




having a hard time with stem plants.. how do i keep leaves from falling off?
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This is a great tank! Are you sure the rainbows aren't eating the stems?
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #695
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PaulG, thanks for the comment.
i don't think so.. i trimmed off a lot of the valis so that the light could reach deeper into the tank and i think the stems are getting better.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #696
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Not sure if these are true low-techs, but...

First pic: 125g, lightning T8 2x36w+2x30w, ferz: K2SO4, Plantex and some ekstra iron, Excel, filtration HMF and 2xinner filter. This was mid-tec with T5s, pressurized Co2 and full EI just two months ago. Then I rescaped all plants away (just driftwood), but no, it didnt work, I cant live without plants! Some mid-ground plants are still missing, Im looking for something interesting.

2nd pic: my 14-year sons 75g, lightning 2x36w+1x30w, ferz and filtration as above but 1xinnerfilter. The pic is a bit old, plants has grown since that. Im very happy with both tanks, they are really easy to care and no algea. Both tanks has a sand (pool sand? playground?) substrate, just swords and crypts has root tabs, this has worked well for years.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #697
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my latest npt tank
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:44 AM   #698
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extrame : wow!!!, your office tank is so lovely, i will make a setting like it sometime.
This is my low tech tank, i hope u guys give me suggestions about the scape to make it looks better.
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80x40x40cm, 1x14watt lighting, no co2, substrate black scoria, liquid fertilizer only.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:59 AM   #699
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Not sure if these are true low-techs, but...

First pic: 125g, lightning T8 2x36w+2x30w, ferz: K2SO4, Plantex and some ekstra iron, Excel, filtration HMF and 2xinner filter. This was mid-tec with T5s, pressurized Co2 and full EI just two months ago. Then I rescaped all plants away (just driftwood), but no, it didnt work, I cant live without plants! Some mid-ground plants are still missing, Im looking for something interesting.

2nd pic: my 14-year sons 75g, lightning 2x36w+1x30w, ferz and filtration as above but 1xinnerfilter. The pic is a bit old, plants has grown since that. Im very happy with both tanks, they are really easy to care and no algea. Both tanks has a sand (pool sand? playground?) substrate, just swords and crypts has root tabs, this has worked well for years.
Is that hydrocotyle on the left in the second pic?
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #700
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Hi everyone. I saw many beautiful tanks here and although i am new to the hobby, i want to show you my 200 litres low tech aquarium and how i changed it in time.

11 October 2011.
My first steps in the hobby



Changed it to this :








Here i made sometning like black water aquarium.






And this is how it looks like now :



Tank size: 100x40x50 200l
Lighting: 2x39W T5 (Sylvania Grolux, Philps Master 840)
Filtration: Sera fil Bioactive 400+UV + Internal filter Sera fil 120
Substrate: River sand

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #701
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It's been a while since I've looked at this thread, amazing tanks all!

My low tech tank turned two today

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #702
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It's been a while since I've looked at this thread, amazing tanks all!

My low tech tank turned two today
Beautiful!
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #703
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Here's my little 2.5 experiment!

1 HM Betta
Jennywort
sword
anubias
banana plant
water lettuce

Root Tabs, liquid fert when needed, water changes 2x weekly and 1 14 watt lightbulb! I guess I am eventually going for the overgrown riverbed look, if I can find some small driftwood!
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:34 AM   #704
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #705
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Here is my newest no-tech setup - crypts, glosso, anubias and a betta in a miraclegro organic potting mix capped with play sand and Flora Max mix. No heat, natural south light and plant filter.
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