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ToeKnee's 55G and 20G planted tank setups

Hello all. Haven't posted much here. Mostly lurked. Might as well start a thread on my current setups. Below are my 55 gallon and 20 long set ups.



The 55 has no co2. One Beamswork DA 6500K led on for 8 hours a day from 9 am-12pm, off, then back on from 5-10 pm. I also have a Beamswork DA 10000K led on from 5-9 pm. Substrate is just pool filter sand with NilocG root tabs. I use NilocG ThriveC twice weekly. Excel 3 times a week. 60% water change weekly. Two Penn Plax Cascade 1000 canister filters and an Aquatech HOB for good measure. Stocking is 7 Keyhole Cichlids, 12 Harlequin Rasboras, 12 Peppered Cory's, 1 Bolivian Ram, 1 Rio-Negro Pleco. 7 Nerite Snails. No Idea how many Ghost Shrimp. At least 13 they've been breeding successfully surprisingly.



The 20 long I literally just threw together a few days ago. It's been running underneath my 55 as a quarantine/hospital tank. It's made up of trimmings from the 55, driftwood and other equipment I had laying around. I scaped it out of boredom then wound up putting a betta in it. It's more to play around with scaping than it is for keeping fish.....for now.



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Beautiful seascape set ups
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Very nice.....especially for no CO2.

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Thanks! Like everyone's tanks they're works in progress.

I find with low tech planted tanks, once plants are established and have nice healthy root systems you can get some pretty fast growth. Not as fast a co2 of course but still pretty quick. There's a handful of easy red plants out there that don't require co2 like most people assume every red plant needs.

With diligent fert dosing and just a little more patience a low tech tank can look almost as outstanding as a high tech tank. Mine certainly isn't there yet. Still dialing things in, tweaking this and that to find the perfect balance....if it exists.
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