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    Default Aeon's Low Tech 20

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    Had a 20g lying around that I wanted to do something with, and since I had an experimental canopy that I built to fit it I decided to give it a shot.

    Here is the canopy design and build

    Simple DIY canopy

    For now I am using an air powered sponge filter I keep cycled in the sump for my 100g. This will be upgraded as needed. Substrate is black diamond blasting sand.

    The hardscape for now is mangrove wood sustainably harvested by myself and prepared by soaking and bleaching.

    I have added a couple plants so far but will be planting it fully over the next week. As of now I have Bacopa monnieri and jungle vals which will grow far too long for the tank. This will be replaced with a smaller variety I have growing in one of my ponds.

    For now the tank is stocked with four young kuhli loaches. I intend to add a school of cardinals whenever I find any at the lfs. The loaches have made good use of the driftwood so far. I will update this journal as changes are made.

    Last edited by Aeonflame; 10-08-2012 at 04:27 AM.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    Looking good Aeon!!

    Just out of interest, do you have bigger pictures of the tanks in your Signature?

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    Thank you.

    Sure, here is the 70

    and the 100

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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    That bit of wood in your 100g is the best I've ever seen. Looks amazing.

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    Thanks. I find all my driftwood on beaches and streambeds here.
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    Great looking tanks Aeonflame
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Join Date
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    NorthWest of England

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us &quot;hyjack&quot; your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a &quot;cold beer&quot; for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 


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    Very striking. Lovely fish
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

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    Wow, a Zebra? Don't see those very often. That's exactly what it looks like to me. Very nice, Aeon! He's a beauty. =]
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    Well, I guess I'm having a lucky week. I managed to see the elusive pleco out again today, in the same spot. He must really like that spot. This time I was able to grab my camera. Excuse the algae on the glass.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    southeast texas

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    Here's to MOTM ;-) - steeler58 cheers! - RiversGirl love the new fish - SeaLady Yay for new fish ;-) - steeler58 Another Rummy for passing 2,000 - steeler58 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed some color! - Plecos T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! Miss seeing you online! - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas &amp; Happy New Year! - Plecos Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year!! - SeaLady Thx for the nomination. - pRED Thx for the nomination - pRED 
    right back at cha :o) - fishmommie T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly You are a superman for hanging in there with this tank. - fishmommie Good to see you back and thanx for all the thumbs up ;-) - steeler58 


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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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