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Old 02-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #31
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Awesome tanks everyone!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #32
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That is sick! Very cool.
Thank you, I enjoy it a lot - when time allows.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:19 PM   #33
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I could stare at all of these tanks for hours lol
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #34
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I could stare at all of these tanks for hours lol

I agree!!! There pretty great!
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #35
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How do you get one of these started? I always think these tanks look great but don't know what plants to get or how to make them grow. Or rocks or anything like that. What's some advice?
I'm working on setting up my first low-tech also! I am going to use top soil, pottery clay, dolomite, flourite, and Muriate of potash. Browse through the planted tank section of this forum and you will probably be able to find some info about setting up.
I just did a lot of google searches to find out the best way of going low-tech for what I want. There are several different ways. Each has it's own reasons.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:35 AM   #36
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This is mine. I just have an aqueon t5no fixture on it and I'm going to be dosing excel soon.
Fauna: male betta, harlequin rasboras and otos (going to soon be adding shrimp and maybe a micro crab)
Flora: vals, rotala, moss ball, Java fern, dwarf hairgrass, microswords and small Amazon swords that will be moved once they outgrow the tank
The second pic has a better shot of my betta
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:19 AM   #37
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More low tech, in order:

80g BW tank

115g angel tank

120g cichlid community tank
You put hitech tanks to shame lol
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #38
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47 gallon about 3 weeks in. Unable to do any more for the mean time as we have rather suddenly decided to move and I figured the less I have to uproot and change the better. I am thinking of losing the white gravel when I redo it in the new place as it is going brown quite quick dont know if some algae eaters may change that and keep it all white. Thinking of putting some sort of carpet grass along the front too.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #39
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