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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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no tech 6g planted tank

12" cube. 11w pc bulb that's it

1" layer of John Innes #3 loam based potting compost,
sprinkling of crushed coral
1" layer of play sand

from memory there is; generic swords (bought some Tropica one, and it was 2 plants together, split them and shoved them in) sagitaria, java fern, straight vallis, crypts (no idea) hornwart and hairgrass.

5 amano shrimp to keep the algae down (its more or less non existent, and never on the glass) and a few snails, (that I remove as I find them, as their damaging the swords)

70% water change once every week or 2. that's it nothing else done to it
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 10:28 PM
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Interesting , how long has it been setup ? Your plant selection should prove to be your nemesis once they start to grow though. Swords and any Vals usually dont last long in a cube, actually...they usually dont even last long in a 20G...LOL
I always wanted to do a cube with just hairgrass and crypts and shrimp... would be very kool

I would like to see another photo in 8 weeks, looks nice.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2007, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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the tank is about 8 months old or so.


I lie, its about 6months old with current plants, was running for a couple months with very poor planting

heres an old post for before and after shots
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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one of the 5 shrimp that live in there

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 12:25 AM
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wow, you can see the eyes of the larvae that are in it.

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coool shame the shrimp can't develop in FW.. wow nice shot though.
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