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post #1 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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my ugly 55g

just a picture of my ugly 55g complete with distracting reflections (which I checked for me )

55g-second year
no fillter
no water changes
no airstone.
no effort to organize, harvest, or make pretty the plants or substrate.


no lights

Only mechanical is a heater (necessary because it's on the back porch open to outside temperature)

tank is basically "untouched" except for cleaning glass to remove thin layer of algae every month. Which hopefully will subside as plants expand.
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 12:58 PM
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Very cool... other than the deck furniture... I was trying to figure out if there were fish toys in there or not, just nasty reflections.

I guess you can't really wait until dark and just use the tank light.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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Very cool... other than the deck furniture... I was trying to figure out if there were fish toys in there or not, just nasty reflections.

I guess you can't really wait until dark and just use the tank light.

Jeff.

Awwwww

Maybe I should have.

Will upload night picture.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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at night

here it is at night

enjoy
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 01:16 PM
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LOL

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 01:18 PM
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Haha that night picture made me laugh so SO hard!
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LoL that night pic is awesome! Thanks for the laugh!
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-20-2013, 01:42 PM
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Well, at least you go rid of the reflections.

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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