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    I prefer the #1, in the #2 pix, the driftwood in the middle looks rather out of place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    I prefer the #1, in the #2 pix, the driftwood in the middle looks rather out of place
    Simon, you mean the branch like DW in the #2 pix? The DW right at the front glass is only temporary

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    no, not the one at the front, referring to the tree sump-like dw.. i think u should shift it to either corner, use it to hide your filter or something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    no, not the one at the front, referring to the tree sump-like dw.. i think u should shift it to either corner, use it to hide your filter or something else
    Thanks thanks I also think so but the crypts have stabilised nicely after 3 months and shifting them will make them melt again. I will see if the mini pellia can cover the stump and make it look less obtrusive

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    maybe add a few more dw? make it looks like its coming from one direction

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    my 1mth-plus low maintenance 1ft cube... comments please!

    Dimensions: 30x30x30 cm
    Lights: 11W PL half red half white
    Filtration: Eden 316
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Substrate: Seachem Onyx
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: few drops lushgro/trace once in a while
    Water change: Nil. Top up only.
    Water temp: room temp
    Plants: java fern, windelov, crypt wendtii?, nanas, big crypt?, tenellus, tiger lotus
    Bioload: 20plus boraras maculatus and merah
    Last edited by duckweed; 29th Mar 2005 at 18:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome
    whats that green stuff on the tree-like piece of wood?? what kind of plant?
    Yeah those are commonly known as mini pellia though they do not belong to the pellia family Check it out below


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    wow.

    thats a bloody red cherry shrimp you have there.

    i can see a snail too

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe
    Yeah those are commonly known as mini pellia though they do not belong to the pellia family Check it out below
    Dewd....i need to get some..lol..you selling? or know someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorsamsa
    wow.

    thats a bloody red cherry shrimp you have there.

    i can see a snail too

    heh thats a lower grade CRS which is highly sought after in Europe, but not in SG

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    My 1ft cube

    This is my 1 ft cube, with about 10 Cherry shrimps, 1 Cherry barb, 1 oto, and 3 pygmy corys.
    No filter, no CO2, no ferts. Natural lighting from small window.

    Comments welcome.


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    nice tank. I think adding some reddish or brownish crypts will make it look nicer.
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    I am not sure about crypts being in shrimp tanks, because my friends crs got wiped out because he placed a shroud of it inside.
    Some of the low tech tanks are pretty nice. I am comtemplating whether I should go hi or low tech with a 2.5ftcube tank. The cost difference will be about another $100(co2) + $100(lights).
    Cheers,
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    Hi everyone!

    Just dusted some cobwebs away from my member account!

    Here's sharing my "low tech" office tank, for your comments/suggestions please:

    Tank specifications:

    Tank Dimensions: W45cm x H22cm x D18cm
    Filtration: Eheim Liberty 150
    Lighting: 2 x 18W PL tubes (photoperiod - 9 hrs daily)
    Substrate: Dennerle Crystal Quartz substrate
    Decor: Driftwood
    Background: 3D Foam Background with TW Moss
    Water Parameters: pH 6-7; temp. 24 deg. Celsius
    Plants: Taiwan moss, frogbits
    Fish: 3 x otocinclus affinis; 5 x corydoras habrosus
    Shrimp: 11 x CRS, 3 x Diamond

    Thank you!
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    amidala: Why not put moss on the substrate as well? For variety, can try Java Fern on the driftwood too?
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    hey

    Hi guys,

    My low tech tank just set up 1 week ago.

    Dimensions: 40cm by 20cm by 20cm
    Lights: 24W PLL (7 hrs/day)
    Filtration: Eden 316
    CO2 injection: Nil
    Substrate: Nil
    Parameters: not measured
    Fertilisation: 1 drop trace once a week
    Water change: Nil. Top up only.
    Water temp: 27C
    Plants: Narrow leaf Java fern, Java fern, Windelov, Taiwan Moss
    Bioload: More than 100 cherries, 9X boraras Briggitae

    Cheers
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    21 L planted tank (newbie 1st attempt)

    Hi All
    This is my first attempt at setting up an aquarium. Trying to setup a low tech planted tank. Starting really small as i have no prior experience in setting up any aquarium of any kind. Kind of just experimenting to learn before deciding on investing in a much bigger tank and equipments...etc

    Tank size: 50cm x 16cm x 25cm (height) 21Liters
    Lights: 9w
    Internal filter: 5w

    Pic of day one
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    Any comments/help would be much appreciated.

    1. read in many threads that the tank should be heavily planted before adding fishes. do you think my setup is ok? (i know it is nothing compare to many tanks out there :>)

    2. guys at the shop told me that without co2, it is not possible to grow moss (taiwan or java) and riccia. Got some anyway ... just to try out how they do in a low tech tank. Any advise on how to increase the chances of the taiwan moss and riccia surviving in my low tech tank

    Thanks a million
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    My 1ft shrimp tank, add water very 2days.
    jus a 11w PL and a small little filter 5w.

    Java moss and xmas moss

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleray
    2. guys at the shop told me that without co2, it is not possible to grow moss (taiwan or java) and riccia. Got some anyway ... just to try out how they do in a low tech tank. Any advise on how to increase the chances of the taiwan moss and riccia surviving in my low tech tank

    Thanks a million
    I have these same plants growing in tanks withot CO2 or filtration too. Sufficient lighting plus some fish in the tank to provide the nutrients will do.

    Injected CO2 is needed with higher lighting. It makes plants grow faster.

    Looks like there's no base fertiliser or soil in the substrate? Then for the plants you inserted in the substrate, you should insert some fertiliser (eg. root monsters) there for better rooting. A new tank has poor nutrients in the gravel unless you have base fertiliser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler
    Looks like there's no base fertiliser or soil in the substrate? Then for the plants you inserted in the substrate, you should insert some fertiliser (eg. root monsters) there for better rooting. A new tank has poor nutrients in the gravel unless you have base fertiliser.
    Hi Juggler
    thanks for the pointer

    I did put some fertilizer sticks in the substrate. For riccia they do not root right? so fertilizer does not make a diff to this plant right?

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