Thread: Aeon's Low Tech 20
10-08-2012, 04:25 AM #1
Aeon's Low Tech 20
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.
10-08-2012, 04:30 AM #2
Looking good Aeon!!
Just out of interest, do you have bigger pictures of the tanks in your Signature?
10-08-2012, 04:41 AM #3
10-08-2012, 06:11 AM #4
That bit of wood in your 100g is the best I've ever seen. Looks amazing.
10-08-2012, 10:46 AM #5
10-08-2012, 12:42 PM #6
Great looking tanks AeonflameIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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12-16-2012, 01:28 PM #7
The tank has filled in somewhat. I also added a couple more plants. Still no other fish apart from the loaches. I'm thinking a couple dwarf cichlids at this point.
12-16-2012, 01:31 PM #8
Looking good bro!
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
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12-16-2012, 02:21 PM #9
Well done, Aeon. Your tanks look amazing (+1 to amelia on the driftwood). Really like the design of your canopy, too.
12-16-2012, 02:33 PM #10