A Few Pics from my Low Tech Tanks

Discussion in 'Photography' started by johnny70, 5 Jan 2008.

  1. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Hope you like.

    JOHNNY

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    180ltr Juwel Rio-Community Tank
    ApistoTank-IMG_0452.jpg
    South American Tank 90ltr-Apisto's
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    Corydoras agassizii
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    Amano Shrimp
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    Corydoras Weitzmani
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    Corydoras agassizii
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    Corydoras Weitzmani
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    Female Apisto Trifasciata
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    Female Bristlenose Plec
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    Male Bristlenose Plec
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    Apple Snail
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Love the wood in the second one down - where did you get it???

    Also what's the Apisto? And a nice collection of different cories too.
     
  3. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Ed - the wood looks like Sumatra wood, the wholesaler is Unipac. Some Maidenhead stores stock it.
     
  4. Arana

    Arana Member

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    nice photos :D really like the macros of the shrimp and snail 8)
     
  5. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    The wood was from my LFS, The Mill in Chesterfield, I have added some Redmoor Wood after these pics were taken, which looks great.

    The Apsito's are Trifasciata and Baenschi. More pic's of them below, they are still maturing and still a bit shy.

    Corys I love. I have;
    C. Weitzmani
    C. Caudimaculatus
    C. Agasazzii
    C. Sterbai
    C. Leucomelas
    C. Paleatus

    Few more pic for you.

    Regards
    JOHNNY

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    C. Caudimaculatus
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    Male A. Baenschi
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    C. Sterbai
    CorydorasagassiziiCorydorasleucomel.jpg
    C. Leucomelas & C. Agasazzii
    ShrimpIMG_2937.jpg
    Cherry Shrimp
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    40ltr Nano
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    90ltr Community
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    C. Sterbai
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    Cherry Shrimp
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    Male Trifasciata
     
  6. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    In the 180ltr community;
    Corydoras agassizii x4
    Corydoras Weitzmani x 5
    Female Bristlenose Plec x1
    Male Bristlenose Plec x1
    L129 Plec x1
    Apple Snail x1
    Corydoras Caudimaculatus x6
    Corydoras Leucomelas x4
    Rock Shrimpx 3
    Columbian Tetra x6
    X-Ray Tetra x12
    Harliquin Rasbora x12
    BN Plec Babies LOTS
    Yoyo Loach x3
    Black Molly x1
    Oto x3
    Malaysian Trumpet Snails x Lots

    90ltr South American
    Male Apistogramma Baenschi x1
    Female Apistogramma Baenschi x1
    Female Apistogramma Trifasciata x4
    Male ApistogrammaTrifasciata x2
    Amano Shrimp x6
    Ruby Red Pencils x6(when I find some, anyone help please)
    MTS x a few

    40ltr Nano
    Corydoras Sterbai x6
    Spixi Apple Snails x3

    90ltr Community
    Lemon Tetra x6
    Emerald Eye Tetra x1
    Celestial Pearl Danio's x10
    Female Betta x1
    Corydoras Paletus x8
    Oto x2
    Rock Shrimp x4
    MTS x Lots

    Fry Tanks Growing on
    Corydoras Paletus x 30+(anyone in Derbyshire want any? Free to Good Home)
    Cherry Shrimps x10+
    Apple Snails x2+

    Plant Grow on Tank
    Tons of cuttings and new plants ready to plant up tanks, still looking for more and more. ordered some nice ones from a German seller on ebay, hope they are nice.

    Think thats it.

    No idea what half the plants are in the tanks, I tend to plant what I like not just whats right in whatever tank. I like to try and get them sort of natural looking(if there is such a thing)

    Started daily dry ferts dosing thanks to the chaps that helped with me on that. Still dosing liquid carbon daily in the constant algae battle :oops:

    JOHNNY
     
  7. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    any suggestions on how I can improve would be gratefully received :lol:

    JOHNNY
     
  8. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Great photos, i love the Appisto tank.

    For the 180 alls that i would change is push most of the plants further towards the back and add some smaller plants at the front to create a gentle slope upwards.

    Great job. ;)
     
  9. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    A few more pictures for a Saturday afternoon 8)

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    Planted 35ltr Nano

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    Male Fighter

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    Siamese Algae Eater

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    Trifasciata

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    Trifasciata

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    Male Fighter

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    40ltr Planted Nano Fighter Tank

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    Planted Rio 180

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    Male Bristlenose Plec

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    Male Apistogramma Baenschi




    JOHNNY
     
  10. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Can anyone ID the plant at the back of the 40ltr Planted Nano Fighter Tank , the long green leaf one, it grows very quicky takes over in no time.

    Cheers
    JOHNNY
     
  11. Ed Seeley

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    It looks like a Hygrophila. As to the type, it could be lacustris, but that isn't very common over here, or a narrow leaf form of another species.
     
  12. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Looks very similar to that, I would have thought it was something I bought from Tropica, do they do it? had it in my tanks for ages.

    JOHNNY
     
  13. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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  14. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Spot on!

    Thats exactly it, thanks very much for the ID :D

    Regards,
    JOHNNY
     
  15. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    This is a before pic of my 90ltr apisto tank. Taken at the end of Jan, had just upgraded the lights and been ferts dosing for a month, adding easycarbo too.

    Apsito_Tank-DSCF9418.jpg

    and, this was last night. pretty pleased with the results so far. chaos :wideyed:

    Apisto-IMG_2717.jpg

    JOHNNY
     
  16. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria Member

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    hello mate,
    nice looking tanks and pics.

    thanks for sharing it...

    Regards,

    Joe Faria.
     
  17. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Thats complete madness!!! Love it!!!

    Sam
     
  18. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    :wideyed: Makes complete sense to me :? but I am a bit odd. I know its not the typical type of tank on here, somedays I wish I could do them like the great guys and gals here, but I can't so i do madddddddd:)

    JOHNNY
     
  19. Martin

    Martin Member

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    Beauty in chaos, you can't be accused of lacking biomass that's for sure, love it. ;)
     
  20. Moss Man

    Moss Man Member

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    You have some brilliant tanks, I especially like the 90 litre.

    You also have a very nice cory collection, can I ask how much the C. weitzmani cost?
     

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