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5ft low tech planted

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Low light, low tech. No CO2 or fertz.
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Very nice tank. Looks very natural. Good job
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Thanx BradC
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Very nice.


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Great job. What do you have for lighting? I had a 5 ft and really liked that length, but lighting it was awkward. I used a 4 ft light.


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Looks nice, would be cooler with wild-type angels, but that is just me.

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Thanx guys

yikesjason ~ I have a single Dalbarb 4ft T8 & 1x2ft Hagan Glo T5 in each side (towards front of hood)
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Lovely!!
What are the plants, substrate?
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Java Fern, Crypts, Swords, Elodea, Hygro, Anubias & Unknown

Substrate is gravel/laterite mix, with Dinosaur Dung under mix in heavily planted areas
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Substrate is gravel/laterite mix, with Dinosaur Dung under mix in heavily planted areas
What is Dinosaur Dung? Is it this?
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Yep thats it...awesome stuff!
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2 angels (breeding pair)
2 clown loaches
1 redtail shark
4 albino BN

The tank is yet to be fully stocked, but am in no hurry *L*
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I've added 4 female platys and a common lf male BN

The angels are less than impressed at the additions *L*
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