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Low Tech Tank Low Tech Dragon Stone Mountain Island


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Oct 31, 2022
This is my low tech dragon stone mountain island build:
  • The tank dimensions are 80 cm width - 40 cm depth - 40 cm height (32 inch x 16 inch x 16 inch)
  • Dragon Stone - created using several small pieces
  • Drift Wood - created using one big piece at the middle and then several small ones, the small pieces are not connected to the big one
  • Substrate is gravel with some root tabs under the plants - I used two types of gravel, the 1st is a dark mix from old established tanks so it contains nutrients and beneficial bacteria and it is added below the plants, while the 2nd is new light colored substrate around the island and covering the dark mix
  • Low tech plants
    • Limnophila Sessiliflora
    • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Brown
    • Hygrophila Polysperma Sunset
    • Hygrophila Polysperma
    • Hygrophila Difformis
    • Echinodorus Grisebachii (Amazon Sword)
    • Bucephalandra Godzilla
    • Nymphoides Hydrophylla (Taiwan Lotus)
  • 2 Hang on back filters - not the best to use but the cheapest ones
  • 1 water heater to stabilize the temperature at 25 C (77 F) - temperature in winter might go to 4 - 5 C so decided to use it so that not to risk the fish, although there are theories that the fish live already in the wild so they should hardy enough for very low temperatures specially the fish coming from tropical regions
  • The fish
    • Otocinclus
    • Cory Cats
    • Harleyquin Rasbora
    • Pink Zebra Danio
    • Black Emperor Tetra
    • Assassin Snails
    • Cardinal Tetras
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