Back to Basics - Going Old School

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Back to Basics - Going Old School

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So after the annoying issue with the Aqua Nano ( It can be repaired as its only the inner acrylic sheet ) coming apart and leaving me with not much of a filter compartment, I've decided to go back to the basics.

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36" x 12" x 12" Aquarium
Sponge power filter ( Aquael Mini Pat )
55W Heater at 22*C until new 150w arrives.
2x T5 Tubes 21W ( Three tube unit, only two in use ) - Temp light until i have a few pennies kicking around for an upgrade.

The stock is the same as before.
6 Harlequin Rasboras
About 8 or 10 Neon Tetras
Barry the Betta
5x Ammano Shrimp

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I'll grab a picture when the light is on. It's not bright by any standards ( standard T5's not VHO or even HO T5's ) but for the low light plants, it should be perfect until i decide on what light to get.

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Nice looking set up @fr499y :)
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Aqua One 405lt 5ft tank - Sailfin pleco, Rainbow shark, albino/bronze cory x 11, 7 x Clown Loach
Filtration 2 x Aqua One Aquis 1050 externals, 1 x Ocellaris 850 external

Juwel 120lt 2ft - 12 x Cherry Barb, 10 x Panda Cory, 1 x Albino Bristlenose Pleco
Filtration Fluval 205

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Thanks. I'm patiently waiting for the vallis to send some runners in the other tank so i can transfer them across.

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fr499y wrote: Mon Mar 02, 2020 13:39 pm Thanks. I'm patiently waiting for the vallis to send some runners in the other tank so i can transfer them across.
With my low lighting I am thinking of giving vallis a go. I am just waiting for my water to get softer as I read a lot of plants seem to prefer it.
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Aqua One 405lt 5ft tank - Sailfin pleco, Rainbow shark, albino/bronze cory x 11, 7 x Clown Loach
Filtration 2 x Aqua One Aquis 1050 externals, 1 x Ocellaris 850 external

Juwel 120lt 2ft - 12 x Cherry Barb, 10 x Panda Cory, 1 x Albino Bristlenose Pleco
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I'm in a hard water area and have no problem growing it :)

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Same here. Once they get going, they're running :D

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Thanks, good to know. I think I will put myself a little plant order in :)
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Juwel 120lt 2ft - 12 x Cherry Barb, 10 x Panda Cory, 1 x Albino Bristlenose Pleco
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Yep, I've got 'moderately hard' water and my Red Vallis has more runners than the London marathon.

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need to have a trim of the dead leaves but it’s looking how I want it ( minus the Vallis )
The harlequins are loving the extra length which is nice to see.
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