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Old 12-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #1661
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #1662
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Another Low Maintenance Tank

Hello again Aa...

Had this old 20 G tank sitting around collecting dust and a rather large Aglaonema "Gemini" land plant sitting in a pot (see attached pics). Thought I'd combine the two into a no water change "Terraphyte" tank. All forms of nitrogen are taken by the plant roots, so it maintains stable water properties.

Added a small HOB to filter the water at night, when the plants slow their filtering work. Need to top off the water that's lost to evaporation a couple of times a week and trim the plants to generate new growth. Pretty much self-sustaining.

Total time needed to set up and run the tank was about 90 minutes.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #1663
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Merry Christmas Everyone

50% water change on both tanks bought some decor this week and the fish love it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #1664
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 AM   #1665
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I was very good! Well for the most part, trick is to not get caught! Most of that is from my in-laws! They wanted an amazon wish list (simple point and click), this is stuff I really wanted. I didn't honestly think I'd get all of it. But according to my husband I had the cheapest stuff but a lot of it! LOL

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Old 12-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #1666
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Just ordered more liquid ferts. That stuff goes fast!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #1667
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Said hi and apologized to all my fish babies! They hadn't eaten for about a week and a half nor any water changes!

My angelfish grew about an inch while I was away! His fins are so long!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #1668
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Ordered glut, trimmed some plants. Watched them fan eggs.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #1669
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Fed both tanks tonight .. thinkin about gettin a canister filter to go along with atleast 1 of the 2 hob im using for my 55g.. shhh the hubby dont know yet..
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Rearranged my rocks for the moss I won on ebay and figured out what my baby whales were eating wooohooo.
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