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Old 08-23-2010, 08:05 PM   #1 
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Natural Looking Aquariums?

Can you all help me out here? ^_^ My mother dearest is wavering on the idea of setting up my five gallon to be an actual, cycled tank, and I think a couple pictures of nice, natural tanks would help tip her over the edge. I WOULD go through the betta tanks thread, but geez... that thing is huge o_o


-I'm looking at you, SK. You know I love your tanks.-

Also, feel free to say what plants/rocks/decorations you've got in there, and how you set it up and put everything together ^_^ Thanks for the help? If anyone does? LOL.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:08 PM   #2 
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You know me, I love posting pics. :D All of my driftwood comes from Aquariumplants.com. Most of my plants come from there or from Petco/Petsmart.

Tango: The bell came from my LFS. Almost all his plants are tied to rocks with thread.


Senor Feeeeesh: The cave and columns came from Petsmart. The java fern is tied to the columns. Amazon sword is rooted. I have Eco Complete in there.


Guppies and Corys The vase came from Linens and Things online store. It's big. This tank is a wild and crazy mess.



Kilo: I have a couple Red Crypts. There's a big 3x5 mat of java fern in the back corner. They sew the plants to coconut fibers. I bet anyone could DIY that. Everythings weighted down with 'lead' weights.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #3 
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janine your tanks are gorgeous!! what plant ferteliser and light do you use?
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #4 
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wow those tanks are beautiful
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #5 
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Goregous tanks Vaygirl!!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:18 PM   #6 
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Thanks! In the guppy/cory and Senor Fish's tank I use Ecocomplete substrate which has built in fertilizer. For the others I use liquid Flourish but not all the time. I usually forget. They're lucky if they get it monthly.

Most of the lights are between 1.5 and 2 watts per gallon and are Marineland daylight lamps. My guppy/cory tank has the least light. It's a 15 watt Nutrigrow bulb so it's 1w per gallon. I think that's balanced out by Ecocomplete. Plus, I use low light plants for all of my setups. And I have a LOT of snails. I think they help out more then anything. When I don't have snails I get diatoms, bad! I credit the snails with half my success. :)
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #7 
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my tanks dont have lights can i buy some sort of lights still to make the plants grow?????
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:18 PM   #8 
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This is actually a 6 gal but its still a small tank with a natural look.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #9 
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Oooh! Nice Tank! I am JEALOUS!
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #10 
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No live plants for me! All silk. :P
I don't know if this is %100 natural, but It's my most natural tank.
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