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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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5 gallon low tech office tank

My kids knew I wanted a tank for my office so they bought me an Hawkeye 5 gallon kit about a year and a half ago. I didn't want any fancy for my office and I knew I was going to make it low tech.

Setup:
filter: Mini might internal
light- 14 watt CFL daylight bulb
substrate- MGOCPM capped with Safe-T-Zorb


Plants:
Dwarf Hair Grass
Crypts
Anubias Petite
Staurogyne repens
Creeping Jenny
Rotala Indicia
Water Lettuce


Livestock:
Half Moon Betta

Dosing Excel and dry macros/micros.

This low tech tank does much better than my 29 gallon high tech tank I have at home. I might end up going low tech at home also.

Anyway, here are some pics.











Last edited by PhilthyMcnasty; 07-12-2015 at 12:48 AM. Reason: added the anubias and Staurogyne repens
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 06:50 PM
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Nice looking tank. That's an impressive carpet for low tech.


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Very impressive low tech! Did you dry start?
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Looks really good! I do miss a fts (show me show me!)

On the second picture, what is that slender crypt on the right and the green plant in the far left corner?

Edit
Oops just now i see its a hex tank and there is already a fts.

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This is lovely!
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