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    bclee: It is very nice! Can make it a biotope-themed tank too!
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    Juggler, i only using a air pump with the sponge filter.

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    bclee, nice tank you got!!! ... any fertilisers you using?

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    [quote:7dd8e279c8="joe"]bclee, nice tank you got!!! ... any fertilisers you using?[/quote:7dd8e279c8]

    Thanks!

    No fertilisers. Only peat under the Onyx gravel and lots of fish food for my fishes.

    BC

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    Hi KF,

    Your master touch never fail to impress me.

    I'm thinking of something similar for my 2 ft tank ... the windelov hill ... with crypts on the right. The hill is mainly to cover the internal filter on the left. Where can I get a large amount of loose ferns so that i can them to a chosen piece of driftwood ?

    I'm using 36w + 18 w. Is it too strong for a low-tech tank ? I'm having green thread algae at the moment and those ferns and anubias under the shade of savinnia which you gave me seem to do much better. I'm experimenting now with turning the 18w FL light off and just using the PL 36 w.

    Thks.


    [quote:b7d4b3fc5e="juggler"]Swordtail fry holding tank.



    Dimensions: 40x30x30 cm
    Lights: 11W PLL (10 hrs/day)
    Filtration: Nil
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Substrate: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: 1 drop trace once in a while.
    Water change: Nil. Top up only.
    Water temp: 26C
    Plants: Anubias, Windelov Java Fern on driftwood, Java Moss
    Bioload: 50 or so frys[/quote:b7d4b3fc5e]

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    [quote:ac59b26b97="peterkoh"]Hi KF,

    Your master touch never fail to impress me.

    I'm thinking of something similar for my 2 ft tank ... the windelov hill ... with crypts on the right. The hill is mainly to cover the internal filter on the left. Where can I get a large amount of loose ferns so that i can them to a chosen piece of driftwood ?

    I'm using 36w + 18 w. Is it too strong for a low-tech tank ? I'm having green thread algae at the moment and those ferns and anubias under the shade of savinnia which you gave me seem to do much better. I'm experimenting now with turning the 18w FL light off and just using the PL 36 w.

    Thks.


    [quote:ac59b26b97="juggler"]Swordtail fry holding tank.



    Dimensions: 40x30x30 cm
    Lights: 11W PLL (10 hrs/day)
    Filtration: Nil
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Substrate: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: 1 drop trace once in a while.
    Water change: Nil. Top up only.
    Water temp: 26C
    Plants: Anubias, Windelov Java Fern on driftwood, Java Moss
    Bioload: 50 or so frys[/quote:ac59b26b97][/quote:ac59b26b97]

    you can call teo to ask if they have enough loosen java fern for you. you need to balance your fertilisation regime with your light source

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    Hi Peter,
    for a low maintance tank and for the farn, nanas and cryptos the single 18W FL would be enough. 36W is a lot of light for these plants and without the right amount of CO2 and fertilisers you will get algae again. Less light means less photosynthesis, so less nutrients are necessary but the plants also grow slowlier. But it's enough for these plants. I kept these plants in my 2' tank for several years with a single 15W FL and only small amounts of liquid fertiliser.

    regards

    Robert

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    Hi Peter,
    I think 18W could be sufficient.
    If you want to use 36W over the 2ft tank, you may like to continue having some floating plants over them for shade. My low-tech 2ft/ 36W Xmas Moss tank did better with Salvinias floating over them. The floating plants also serves to removes excess nutrients.
    Cheers!
    kf
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    [quote:8a8dbc9f23="juggler"]Hi Peter,
    I think 18W could be sufficient.
    If you want to use 36W over the 2ft tank, you may like to continue having some floating plants over them for shade. My low-tech 2ft/ 36W Xmas Moss tank did better with Salvinias floating over them. The floating plants also serves to removes excess nutrients.
    Cheers!
    kf[/quote:8a8dbc9f23]

    Thks folks for all the advice. I've been using 36+18 = 54w for my supposedly low-tech aquarium and have been plaqued with green hair algae. Even hornwort was overwhelmed by the green hair algae. Didn't occur to me that 54w is too much until I saw some of the beautiful low-tech tanks here and realise so little light is needed. I'm now switching to 36w only with savinnia and observe how this goes and if necessary bring it down to 18w only. Had all along thought that the green hair algae problem is due to fertiliser tabs leaking into the water column and not too much light with too little fast growing plants.

    Thks again folks.

    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Re:

    [quote:f631bab82f="peterkoh"][quote:f631bab82f="juggler"]Hi Peter,
    I think 18W could be sufficient.
    If you want to use 36W over the 2ft tank, you may like to continue having some floating plants over them for shade. My low-tech 2ft/ 36W Xmas Moss tank did better with Salvinias floating over them. The floating plants also serves to removes excess nutrients.
    Cheers!
    kf[/quote:f631bab82f]

    Thks folks for all the advice. I've been using 36+18 = 54w for my supposedly low-tech aquarium and have been plaqued with green hair algae. Even hornwort was overwhelmed by the green hair algae. Didn't occur to me that 54w is too much until I saw some of the beautiful low-tech tanks here and realise so little light is needed. I'm now switching to 36w only with savinnia and observe how this goes and if necessary bring it down to 18w only. Had all along thought that the green hair algae problem is due to fertiliser tabs leaking into the water column and not too much light with too little fast growing plants.

    Thks again folks.

    Cheers,
    Peter[/quote:f631bab82f]

    go easy with the fertilization since its a low light tank, as for the hair algae problem, you might want to either remove as much as you can manually or you can get some algae eaters to help u along

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    Hi

    My Low-tech shrimps tank, Day 54

    Dimensions: 64x30x23 cm
    Lights: 18W Philips TLD 965 (9 hrs/day)
    Filtration: AquaClear MINI
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: Nil
    Water change: 5l per week
    Water temp: 24C
    Plants: Xmass moss, e.tenellus, lilaeopsis brasilensis
    Bioload: 100-300 shrimps (Red Fire+tigers), 1 oto

    Best regards
    Sorry, I don't speak english very vell

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    Ghost, very nice... I quite like this tank.

    I was wondering what to do with one of my negelected tanks... now you've inspired me.
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    Heres a pic of my low tech moss only tank.. comments welcome


    Chrsitmas, taiwan, erect and weeping..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost [Duch]
    Hi

    My Low-tech shrimps tank, Day 54

    Dimensions: 64x30x23 cm
    Lights: 18W Philips TLD 965 (9 hrs/day)
    Filtration: AquaClear MINI
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: Nil
    Water change: 5l per week
    Water temp: 24C
    Plants: Xmass moss, e.tenellus, lilaeopsis brasilensis
    Bioload: 100-300 shrimps (Red Fire+tigers), 1 oto

    whats that device on the right, horizontal to the water line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    whats that device on the right, horizontal to the water line?
    Do you mean equipment on the right (on back wall)?
    This is filter Hagen AC MINI with sponge (pre-filter...i don't want loose my small shrimpies). Black cable is from heater and white cable is from thermometer (part of the heater - i don't know how it's say in english )
    Best regards
    Sorry, I don't speak english very vell

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    My old Low-tech shrimps tank

    Dimensions: 40x25x25 cm
    Lights: 2x5W Philips Genie 827 (8 hrs/day)
    Filtration: AquaClear MINI
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: Nil
    Water change: 5l per week
    Water temp: 24C
    Plants: Taiwan moss, Erect moss, Java moss, Singapore moss
    Bioload: 140 Red Fire shrimps, 60 Tiger shrimps, 3 unnamed shrimps




    Best regards
    Sorry, I don't speak english very vell

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    very nice, simple scaping *thumbsup* to you

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    Some update to my cherry shrimp tank



    Also setup a 1.5ft crypt tank after seeing bclee's tank Both are non CO2 tank and has little or no fertilisation.


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    whats that green stuff on the tree-like piece of wood?? what kind of plant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome
    whats that green stuff on the tree-like piece of wood?? what kind of plant?
    That's mini pellia

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