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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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LOW -TECH pic thread...lets see em

Hello everyone,
So I am in the mood to start a planted tank! never done one before but coming from a reefing back ground I think I can do it, I hope anyway...

so for my 1st post on this forum ( love forums BTW can learn so much ) I would like to see FTS ( full tank shoots, is that term used in FW??)

I think I can create the tank I want with a low tech approach but need to see lots of em to make sure.
I dont mind going high tech if I have/need to but just in the few hours of thinking about it I like lots of moss, carpet cover so I need to see others tank to make sure I start off "right" from the get go...

so many question but a good old show me your tank would point me in the right direction...
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Welcome to TPT. Planted tanks are awesome, from high to low tech and everything in between. FTS is definitely used in fw too.

As far as low tech tank shots, Iíd suggest starting here if you havenít already found this.

Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...9&share_type=t

That thread has some incredible tanks posted in there. Over the years Iíve gotten much inspiration from there!




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cool thanks for the link Jason
I did find the search tab after starting the thread but most of pics are down do to photobuck being sh*t heads. messing up so much info on forums I'll take a deeper look into the thread to see what I can see.

but also why not share a current FTS...you know you all love to see them
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Hello, I have a 30gal with a Finnex planted plus 24/7 SE light and a couple of hanging filters on the back. Annubias are attached to wood, just planted some HC on the back hoping it will carpet. Any tips are appreciated. Ypu can see my S. Repens on the front was able to root well but it has not propagated. I am overdosing with Flourish excel daily to fight off some black beard algea. Just added over 40 neon tetras that were on sale for $1 each from my local pet store and cherry Red shrimp are on the way from ebay.
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nice tanks lets keep them coming!
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Excuse the poor quality of my picture here, but this is my low tech 55g when I first set it up.



(It's the only one I have handy ATM, and the tank has been neglected so lately it doesn't look that great anyway. I'm hoping to get back into it after the holidays.)

Also, if you're using Firefox or Chrome, there are extensions available to fix the blocked photobucket images. On FF the one I use is called "Photobucket Embedded Image Fix" and it works quite well. There may be similar options for other browsers, but those are the ones I have used personally.

The Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell thread is very inspiring!
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Hi underH20garden,

Welcome to TPT!

10 gallon, no CO2 (but Excel), EI dosing (light), low light ([email protected]), Safe-t-Sorb substrate
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Excuse the poor quality of my picture here, but this is my low tech 55g when I first set it up.


Also, if you're using Firefox or Chrome, there are extensions available to fix the blocked photobucket images. On FF the one I use is called "Photobucket Embedded Image Fix" and it works quite well. There may be similar options for other browsers, but those are the ones I have used personally.

The Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell thread is very inspiring!
hey thanks for the FF extensions i will see if I can D/L it.
nice tanks BTW
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Not sure why my tanks are yellow in the photos but here are my 2 big ones
125g


40g (covered in hair algae)


5g hex. Wanted it to be filterless, but decided to add a little filter to it after some concern about water movement.


And my little experiment Walstad jar. Well.. it's not so much an experiment anymore.. just a jar lol. I had 2 bowls doing Walstad method, but I neglected them so algae took over and when I was cleaning one to start over it broke. Oh well.

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40g breeder, 125g, 5g, ourdoor plant bins
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I'm about 4 months into this 30 gal home tank.

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Here are 2 scapes of my low tech (could be classified as medium tech depending on who you ask, but for me I would call it low tech).

65 gallon 36" x 18" x 24"
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nice tanks everyone keep em coming!
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My 20g High. Finnex Stingray with Petco sand. Liquid fertz once a week.
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