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Old 02-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Show off you Low-Tech Tanks here!

Have a low-tech tank? Want to share? I'd love to see! Post it here and if you want, tell us about your tank(s); plants, fish, substrate, equipment, and "the good, bad and ugly" experiences you've had.

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Old 02-04-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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what do you consider a low tech tank to be?
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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what do you consider a low tech tank to be?
I concider a low-tech tank to be basically one that is planted but doesn't require high light or Co2 Injections.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Awesome tank Gboy66!
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There is one obvious fake plant in these, and the layouts seem to change daily. Forgive the floating java moss ball. I had some extra and didn't know what to do with it, so there it sits. The growth is a little slow in the Low-Tech game, but we're getting there.

The 20g has a DG, Cory's, Otto's and Glowlight Tetras.
The 55g has a Flame DG, Rubberlip Pleco, Ghost shrimp, Neon Tetras, Red-eye Tetras, Cory's and Black Kuhli Loaches.
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low tech, in order:

10g RCS tank

29g free for all tank

36g Hex

55g river
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More low tech, in order:

80g BW tank

115g angel tank

120g cichlid community tank
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20gal one month in.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #13
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Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! I see a hatchetfish...what else is swimming arond in your beautiful tank?
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8g (old pic has grown heaps)

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Totally awesome tanks! What is the specs and plants on your 70?
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There is one obvious fake plant in these, and the layouts seem to change daily. Forgive the floating java moss ball. I had some extra and didn't know what to do with it, so there it sits. The growth is a little slow in the Low-Tech game, but we're getting there.

The 20g has a DG, Cory's, Otto's and Glowlight Tetras.
The 55g has a Flame DG, Rubberlip Pleco, Ghost shrimp, Neon Tetras, Red-eye Tetras, Cory's and Black Kuhli Loaches.
Very nice! Low-Tech does require patience while waiting for the plants to grow Your tanks are beautiful Thanks for sharing.
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low tech, in order:

10g RCS tank

29g free for all tank

36g Hex

55g river
WOW! You have quite a few Low-Tech set ups! Very nice! My favorite is the 55 River tank. Thanks for sharing!
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Oh my goodness! You have a lot of Low-Techs too!! I wish I could have this many tanks in my house! My husband would move out LOL!
Very nice tanks! Thanks for sharing
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20gal one month in.
You have a beautiful start! You should re-post again when your plants fill in some more...it will be awhile, but I'd still love to see! Thanks for sharing!!
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Totally awesome tanks! What is the specs and plants on your 70?
Thank you!
It is 70g or 270L 100cm X 45cm X 60cm
Proaqua (aka sunsun or aquatop) canister filter 1500L/h
Organic potting mix capped with pea sized gravel and play sand
2x t5ho 10000K bulbs
Ferts doses whenever I remember (3-4 times a week)
Macro & mirco mix from a company in Aus
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Java fern
Windelov fern
Banana lilly
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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?
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