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post #1816 of 2121 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 06:04 PM
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New 55 gallon scape not yet completed(some crypts and bolbitis to add)

- Various java fern types
- Various bucephalandra types
- Various anubias types
- Mini x-mas moss

Lava rock hardscape, ADA colorado sand



Hands down, best 55 gallon scape I've seen.

Bump: Cool, I like the island. You could really set it off with some anubias nana attached to rocks around the perimeter of the island, tucked up close to the wood.


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This is my 40b, super low tech. Hasn't seen real ferts in over a year, every couple months I dose micros. Water changes happen every 3 or 4 months. I don't have anything to trim and has a fairly low fish load. That being said this is probably my favorite tank I've ever had.

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post #1817 of 2121 (permalink) Old 02-14-2016, 08:59 AM
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I've done better, but this is my low tech 75 gallon bedroom put-me-to-sleep-at-night aquarium. I set it up 09/10/2015.
Substrate #20 pool filter sand
Filter an Aqueon (I keep the water an inch below the rim because I like the sound of trickling water, very Zen).

Plants
Crpyt wendetii (chocolate red in color)
Chain swords
Dwarf sagittaria
Patches of dwarf hair grass
Patches of dwarf hair grass
Combomba furcata (hard to see in photo, but there's lots of it and it's lavender/purple)
Anacharis (because I love the color and its weedy habit)
Red tiger lotus (which, of course, is really a lily)
Hygrophilia (several types)
Hygrophilia difformis
Ceratopterus thalictroides (water sprite)
Hydrocotyle verticillata (Brazilian pennywort)
Echinodorus Frans
Echinodorus angustifolia
Vallisneria asiatica
. . . and some feral Lemna. Gotta have Lemna.

I have to admit that I have succumbed to sticking fertilzer pellets under the lily, swords, among the vallisneria, and crypts but only once.

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9 Lambchop rasboras, 5 neon tetras, 3 cardinal tetras who think they're neons, 6 black neon tetras, 3 juvenile delinquent male fancy guppies, 3 zebra danios, 11 pygmy coraduras, 1 kuhli loach I never see and my retired stud breeding Betta. He's four years-old and very tired.
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Low tech 55 gallon/heavily planted aquarium with fish
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anyone have a 60g setup that I could see (or something similar) im debating on what tank to setup and can get a good deal on a 60cube and stand.... tia
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Here's my first attempt at aquascaping:

Still a work in progress and I'm open to suggestions and criticisms to make it look better. Looking to add something to middle of the tank to get rid of the divide between the tree and the rocks. Also might try to add some more substrate below the rocks to raise them up a little more(?) Any ideas?

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Here's my first attempt at aquascaping:



Still a work in progress and I'm open to suggestions and criticisms to make it look better. Looking to add something to middle of the tank to get rid of the divide between the tree and the rocks. Also might try to add some more substrate below the rocks to raise them up a little more(?) Any ideas?




Try adding a slope, front to back, to create some depth. Or a slope from the back corner of the tree to the opposite corner, maybe using the larger stones in that opposite corner to create a cliff. Then filling the empty corner with natural decorative sand to kind of keep the scale of the tree.

Also, the tree, I'd would use Anubias nana petite, again to keep scale.

I would also acquire more plants, maybe more hair grass to fill the voids. It's not bad to heavily plant.


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http://imgur.com/a/hm3Yd

When I first got my tank and 2nd picture is 1 month after!

Setup:
3g All in one tank I got from a LFS (some generic brand)
Hydor 25W Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater (in the back)

Plants:
Driftwood superglued on it has some xmas moss, java moss, & subwassertang
AR mini
Lobelia cardinalis
anubias nana petite
almond indian leaf

Livestock:
15x Red Cherry Shrimp
1x oto cat

NOTES- I had a rough time with tank at the start, I had rocks that were leeching raising my pH levels killing multiple shrimp. Had shrimp dying every water change, shrimp getting sucked into the back filter... All-in-all it was a huge mess but after a month I finally am doing something right. I feed my shrimp every other day and do weekly 10-15% water changes with SS gh/kh+ and finally 2-3 of my shrimp are saddled! Just hoping they get berried soon enough. All I have to say is to be patient and once it gets rolling, its all downhill from here! Thanks for looking friends !~
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Just flooded it tonight! This is my first planted tank 20H, still so much for me to learn...it's a little overwhelming. Water parameters are PH 7, KH8, GH6, Ammonia 2, Nitrates 0, Nitrites 0 I just filled the tank today. I plan on dosing Excel, Flourish Comp, and occasionally Trace. I'm using Dr. Tim's to do a fishless cycle. Once the cycle is complete I plan on adding Celestial Pearl Danios, Cardinal tetras, maybe some Otos and lots of Red Cherry Shrimp! Click the link in my sig to get to my Journal.
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jcmv4792, your scape is honestly one of the best on the forum IMO...very nice tank!

4ft 50G...same as a 55G just not as tall...just 64watts of T8


Pair of 75s in "the fish room" left tank only has 68watt of T8, right tank has 96 watts of T8

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90 g

This forum has been inspiration for me to start planted tank.

90G, 4ft x 1.5ft x 2ft
Lighting:
2 18w LED linear lights (6500k)
4 9W LED bulbs (6500K)

Plants:
Green Cabomba
Amazon Swords
Anubias nana

Stocking:
Black Angel
Rainbow shark
Tiger Barb
Neon Tetra
Red Eye Tetra
Serpae tetra
Pleco
Clown Fish
Dwarf Gourami
Golden Gourami
Zebra Danios

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Changed things up a bit- still in development

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post #1828 of 2121 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 04:38 PM
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I have another one! My MTS is bad, my only savior being my mom who curbs how many tanks I have around the house. XD

Tank and Equipment:
3 Gallon bubble bowl
Inert black gravel (Walmart brand, woot!)
Decorative dojo
Aqueon heater
Sponge filter
Desk lamp (four inches above the tank)

Parameters:
pH 7.2
GH 300ppm
KH 40ppm
Ammonia 0ppm
Nitrites .2ppm (I keep having tiny spikes for unknown reasons)
Nitrates 0ppm
Half dose of Iron and Potassium

Plants:
8xGreen gecko crypts
2xAnubias nana petites
1xclump of java moss
Duckweed

Livestock:
11xCarbon rili shrimp (just arrived yesterday)
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Didn't turn out exactly how I planned, it's pretty much a jungle and its only going to get worse......Amazed how much I can fit into a 20gallon.
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