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 My  very  first  planted  set  up  that  has  been  successful.  It  has  aged  just  over  3  yrs.  
 Specs:
 Livestock
 Rummy  nose  tetras
 Harlequin  rasboras
 Cardinal  tetras
 Neon  tetras
 Panda  cories
 Pygmy  cories
 Otocinclus  vitatus
 Glowlight  tetras
 Single  angelfish
 Single  cherry  barb
 Single  ember  tetra
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Plant  livestock:
 Dwarf  sagitaria  mat
 Bacopa  caroliniana
 Green  cabomba
 Crptocorynne  wendtii  red
 Large  christmas  moss  tree
 Hydrocotyle  verticilata
 
 Substrate  ADA  amazonia  soil
 One  large  rock  
 
 Filtration:
 Boyu  power  filter  with  peat  moss
 Boyu  hang  on  bqck  style  filter
 Will  be  upgraded  to  top  filter  soon
 
 Lighting:  
 Diy  light  stand  with  26w  wipro  led  bulb  6500k
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:09 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Better  quality  pic[img]http://[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:35 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 As  of  now  I  am  battling  nitrate  issues  with  this  tank  so  doing  60%  water  changes  twice  a  week  seems  to  work  out  a  bit.  Gravel  vaccuming  helps.  Photo  period  is  about  8  hours.  Tank  is  relatively  algae  free  except  for  the  occasional  blooms  of  green  spot  algae  that  I  manually  remove.  I  do  dose  seachem  flourish  sporadically  and  potassium  when  I  see  signs  of  deficiency.  This  tank  serves  as  the  main  breeder  for  my  group  of  panda  cories.  I  did  have  hundreds  of  cherry  shrimp.  Started  out  with  super  reds  and  then  made  the  mistake  of  adding  dream  blues  and  not  so  surprisingly  ended  up  with  lots  of  undesirable  colour  forms.  Now  left  with  few  blue  dreams  that  I  transferred  to  the  fry  growout  tank  and  the  reds  have  been  slowly  exterminated  by  my  angel.  So  future  plans  are  to  re  home  the  angel  and  the  lone  cherry  barb  and  probably  restock  on  some  neo  caridina  sp.  of  shrimp.
 
 Feeding  wise  tank  gets  fed  once  a  day  and  the  food  is  rotated  between  tetra  bits,  freeze  dried  tubifex  worms  and  Repashy  soilent  green.  I  would  love  to  start  supplementing  with  co2  but  my  diy  tries  have  failed  miserably  in  the  past  and  now  hope  to  try  co2  injection  some  time  in  the  future.  
       
 This  tank  has  gone  through  so  many  livestock  changes  and  now  is  stable  with  the  present  inhabitants.  It  also  withstood  the  hardship  of  being  torn  down  and  moved  when  we  shifted  our  residence.  So  this  has  been  my  journey  with  this  tank.  Feel  free  to  add  advice  if  u  so  wish.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:42 am Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  the  update.Can  you   show  the  light  setup
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 Hi  alextvino,  am  kind  of  embarassed  about  this  but  the  lighting  is  just  a  metal  stand  that  was  welded  together  holding  a  regular  led  bulb.  I  am  not  too  good  with  circuitry  and  electronics  to  make  a  proper  light  system.[img]http://[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:30 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Hey  man  nothing  to  be  ashamed  of,  if  it  works,  it  works  Very Happy   Thumb Up  
 
 I  would  suggest  just  one  thing  about  your  setup:  A  reflector  like  this.  You  can  get  shades  like  this  for  ?50-?100  a  piece  at  many  electrical  stores.  Get  a  large  reflector  and  you  will  find  you  will  waste  a  lot  less  light  and  it  will  improve  the  overall  aesthetics  by  a  large  margin  since  all  of  the  light  will  now  be  focused  downwards.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hey  man  nothing  to  be  ashamed  of,  if  it  works,  it  works  Very Happy   Thumb Up  
 
 I  would  suggest  just  one  thing  about  your  setup:  A  reflector  like  this.  You  can  get  shades  like  this  for  ?50-?100  a  piece  at  many  electrical  stores.  Get  a  large  reflector  and  you  will  find  you  will  waste  a  lot  less  light  and  it  will  improve  the  overall  aesthetics  by  a  large  margin  since  all  of  the  light  will  now  be  focused  downwards.                

 
 Thanks  ashwin.  I  did  have  a  reflector  on  prior  to  moving  the  tank  but  silly  me  lost  it  during  the  move.  But  good  advice.  Will  look  into  getting  one  more.  You  think  i  should  continue  with  this  or  go  on  to  co2  supplementation?  As  it  is  the  plants  are  getting  pruned  every  once  in  2  weeks.  But  co2  will  mean  i  can  play  around  with  more  hard  to  keep  plants?  Your  thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:44 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Nice  and  simple  setup  thanks  for  sharing  .
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:19 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

                                                   
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Nice  and  simple  setup  thanks  for  sharing  .                

 Thanks  alex  ...  this  light  stand  had  to  be  done  on  short  notice  as  the  fixture  in  the  older  place  was  fit  directly  to  the  ceiling  and  so  the  stand  has  yet  to  be  painted  and  the  wires  covered.  Since  the  light  is  more  bright  at  the  center  the  edges  of  the  tank  have  been  planted  with  low  light  species  such  as  crypts.  And  b3lieve  it  or  not  that  christmas  moss  tree  is  after  trimming   ROFL
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 cool  setup.Thanks  for  sharing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:32 pm Post subject: Re: My 30g low tech planted Reply with quote

 Are  you  dosing  any  fertilizer
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 I  was  doing  excel  and  NPK  as  needed  but  have  not  since  2  yrs
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