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Old 06-15-2010, 03:16 AM   #91
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Nice to see these low tech tank that are really nice looking. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:34 AM   #92
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This is my low tech 55 gallon planted aquarium. Tank is two years old. No Co2.

Filtration: Fluval 305 canister filter
Lighting: 4 40watts Daylight 6,500k T12 fluorescent bulbs with two shop lights from Home Depot on timers
Fertilization: Seachem Flourish
Water: Reverse osmosis with RO Right. PH 6.5
Gravel: River gravel
Plants: Just a jungle
Fish: 3 Discus, 12 Harlequin rasboras, 1 coridora









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Old 06-15-2010, 07:02 AM   #93
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #94
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(Hi Laura Lee!)

This is my 55 Gallon tank.

Electrical bits:
Eheim Ecco 2234
Fluval 204
2x Stealth heaters
GLO T5HO 1x54w

Substrate:
Flourite, PFS, black aquarium gravel mixed in roughly equal portions

Fauna:
1 pair Apisto viejita
3x Ancistrus sp.
4x Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma (wild Rio Negro)
5x Corydoras pygmaeus
24x (approx) Paracheirodon axelrodi (wild Rio Negro)
asst. MTS and pond snails

Flora:
3x E. 'ozelot green'
1x E. 'ozelot red'
1x C. wendtii
Hygro. difformis
Hygro. 'angustifolia'
E. tenellus
Sagittaria subulata
Rotala indica
Vallisneria sp. (got them by accident, no idea what species)
Eleocharis acicularis
Nymphaea zenkeri 'red'
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'

Light is on 8hrs per day. Once weekly I dose NPK liquid solution made from dry chemicals. Once weekly I dose either Flourish (very small portion) or 1/4 tsp GLA GH Booster.

Initial planting 3/16/2010:


Last pic taken 6/01/2010:
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #95
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15 gallon tank
single T-5 Coralife-14 wts
Eheim 2215 Classic canister filter
50 wt stealth heater

Aquasoil Amazonia


Dario dario
Sumatran neon goby
Hara Jerdoni
Indostomus Paradoxus & Crocodilus
CRS
Horned Nerites

plants~I have no idea...it's been too long since I was researching plants. There are crypts, anubias, moss, ferns, a red sword, didiplis diandra, HC, and some mini pellia,tiny lilies...

RO water mixed with a little tap
ferts-willy nilly & excel





*what did not work~too much light! switched from 24" Current Nova Extreme to Coralife single bulb 14 wt fixture. No more algae problems..
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #96
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(Hi Laura Lee!)
I was looking at your name going, "Huh?" till I saw the pics of your tank!

Welcome to TPT, Jeff! How go the ich wars?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:09 PM   #97
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cured...92f for 10 days did the trick. the male apisto wasnt liking it at the end, but a few good solid water changes and lower temps are helping. Im also wondering though if the nitrates creeping up to 40ppm had anything to do with it. It almost seems that plant growth came to a halt during the tank-baking. I even got a tiny batch of BBA on the piece of java moss i had been growing! I just took it out and excelled the tank.

I really need to get pics up of my 10g NPT I started, but I haven't had time to take any. My boraras ended up in there with a honey gourami. the 7 gallon was given to a cousin fully planted with some fancy guppies.

I am excited that I'll be getting a bunch of Tiger strain Endlers, an assortment of local raised Pomacaea bridgesii (55 gallon?), and some cherry shrimp (10 gallon)!

Boston Aquarium Society here I come!

And that's not even including if I find anything I like at the auction!

Im unsure which tank to put the endlers in, but it's too good an offer to pass up!

They look like this:


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Old 06-18-2010, 10:10 PM   #98
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15 gallon tank
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This is a wonderful looking tank! It looks like it just happened that way!
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:39 AM   #99
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These tanks are major inspiration for me!
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:09 AM   #100
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This is a wonderful looking tank! It looks like it just happened that way!
That's one way of describing it..lol Thank you so much for the compliment. It looked terrible for awhile, it was just a bunch of leftovers from other tanks I took down. It suffered with too much light , and plants out of place. It is finally starting to take shape with less light, growing slow, which is perfect for me.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:43 AM   #101
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Wow some truly beautiful and inspiring low tech tanks here! Both of my tanks are in sad states right now, the stems that thrived at my 2 previous abodes are not thriving here in my new place, must be something in the water. Therefore, I am switching over to completely (or nearly so) non-stem tanks and I will use these as inspirations! And then I will post pictures
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:46 PM   #102
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Very nice tanks!

First post here (hi!), but I've been lurking for a long time - mostly to get advice on dealing with BG algae.

Here's my very low tech newt tank (sorry for the terrible pictures):

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It's basically a half-full 20g tall, no filter in the summer because it heats up the water too much. The tank houses 4 eastern newts and some snails and assorted pond creatures. Not sure what plants are actually in there - it's very messy right now because the newts are laying eggs and I don't want to disturb them.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:50 PM   #103
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That is awesome! Welcome to TPT Slowfoot. Glad you decided to post and share your great & different tank. I thought the first pic was an outdoor shot.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:39 PM   #104
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That's a very nice aquascape for the newts. Very.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #105
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Wow that's a great tank Slowfoot!!! Thanks for sharing and welcome to TPT!
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