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So I kinda got "pristine" water now...


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#1 Alexraptor

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Hi guys! Been an eternity since I posted anything, but thought I'd drop by and mention that my P tank is now very very low maintenence with "pristine" water quality. No significant nitrates or phosphates to speak of and totally cyano and algae free. :)

 

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I got a Monstera Delicosa and a pretty massive Golden Pothos soaking up the excess nutrients and its working better than I ever imagined.

The Monstera was a pretty scrawny half-withered specimen when I started out, but has really taken off as it's grown towards the window. :)

 

On a side-note, my P is nearly 15 years old now.

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#2 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

Long time man! 

 

That is awesome man...not only efficient but just looks badass. 

 

I am moving my 500 and plan to do something very similar.....however I have yet to research what plants to use.  My plan is to do kind of a aquaponic type thing on the back of the tank with water being pumped through a "trough" above the tank. 


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#3 Alexraptor

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

Long time indeed! :)

I've read about setups like that in a very old aquarium book I have, it does sound very interesting.


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#4 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

Tank has been moved...what a bitch that was...lol.  Been running for 2 days now so the temp is finally up in the 70's.  Just picked up some huge convicts and a couple catfish to make sure it is good to go.  Now I just need to configure the massive driftwood I have for it.  I picked up a huge driftwood stump and chainsawed it in half....I now need to get it arranged in the tank somehow.


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