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post #2071 of 2161 (permalink) Old 07-15-2017, 11:51 AM
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2 year old 36 bow front. Stock Aqueon full spectrum T8 2 hob filters. Water changes and ferts about every 2 weeks. Needs a little work but made it thru a flood, a ride in the back of a truck to my sister's house while we rebuilt our home and then a ride back. Flowering anubias coffeeolia on the front right.
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post #2072 of 2161 (permalink) Old 07-31-2017, 12:34 PM
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Update since a lot of photos disappeared with photobucket.

72"x24"x18" (LxWxH) 125g acrylic tank with 75g sump.
No ferts, minimal water changes, soil capped in pool sand.
Pent 0.5w 6500K 72" beamswork LED.
Dozen rainbowfish, two dozen congo tetras, dozen cory cats.
Jungle vals, spiral vals, sag, dwarg sag, crypts, java fern.
Manzanita and local sourced boulders.

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update of my 65gal dirted low tech at 146 days.

Setup and maintenance: No ferts, no CO2, natural sunlight, minimal (15%) weekly water change, sometimes topup of evaporated water only.
Stock: 11 Tiger barbs, 1 Epalzeorynchos bicolor(RTBS), 1 gold gourami, 3 Kuhli Loach, 4 boesemani rainbowfish, 4 nerite snails
Plants: Vallisneria, Dwarf Water Lettuce, Ludwigia Repens, Pearlweed, Amazon Sword, Bacopa Monneiri
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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
This could be the setting for Finding Memo
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post #2075 of 2161 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 08:28 PM
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My 3 gallon (12l) tank

My very first post here.

This tank is on my desk going strong for 4 years, no rebuilding in this time. 3 endlers, 2 ancistrus, some RCS and plants. Two bottle of water changed every two weeks, no filtration, heat, just a small airstone.

The light is a small Ikea led bulb that doesn't cover all the tank and in this way keep the plants grouped where is the light, I have to do no pruning. No glass cleaning, algae.

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post #2076 of 2161 (permalink) Old 08-26-2017, 12:19 AM
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1 week since I started my 5 gallon tank! Can't wait to see how it grows out!


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post #2077 of 2161 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 07:02 AM
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45l originally lit by t8 then I bought a Fluval Aqua sky about 4 months ago. John Innes no3 under JBL Zanzibar black. Occasional ferts.


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post #2078 of 2161 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 07:04 AM
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T2 is a 180l again with John Innes and Zanzibar. Led lights, fluval u4 and a power head. Currently running a second internal since I do not trust the U4.



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T2 is a 180l again with John Innes and Zanzibar. Led lights, fluval u4 and a power head. Currently running a second internal since I do not trust the U4.



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What led lights do you have on this tank? Wondering what the John innes and Zanzibar is?

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post #2080 of 2161 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 11:10 AM
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Hello, the lights are Arcadia classica stretch.

John Innes no3 is a compost and the '3' is a specific recipe reference. If I remember the No3 mix has little solid organic material in it . It is quite commonly used in the UK for Walstad tanks and in the US I think the equivalent is Miracle Gro.

Zanzibar black is a very fine, near black when wet, sand from JBL. It has smooth edges so is Cory friendly.

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Hello, the lights are Arcadia classica stretch.

John Innes no3 is a compost and the '3' is a specific recipe reference. If I remember the No3 mix has little solid organic material in it . It is quite commonly used in the UK for Walstad tanks and in the US I think the equivalent is Miracle Gro.

Zanzibar black is a very fine, near black when wet, sand from JBL. It has smooth edges so is Cory friendly.

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post #2082 of 2161 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 05:24 AM
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Nice tank. What are the plants with the large (dark green leaves) on the right from about 1-5 o'clock ? Tank looks very nicely balanced, a natural appearance vs. a tight manicured look, but I like it and good for Fish. Probably a challenge to clean though ?


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post #2083 of 2161 (permalink) Old 09-11-2017, 06:17 AM
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For my T2 post? The right of the tank is a large anubias at the back by the filter, then down the tank side ( so 1 to 4 o' clock ) mostly crypts with some twisted vals. 5 to 6 o'clock is a huge anubias which need trimming soon.

The fish ( harlequin rasbora) an SAE, 5 otos, glass cats and some 3 spot Gourami seem to love it although checking I have all my glass cats and otos is a challenge. And Yes, cleaning is a prolonged affair ..

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First tank. 10 days old and not grown in.
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Looks good!

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