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    Hi!

    I am new to the forum.

    I have kept fresh water fish tanks since a kid. The last 3 years I have been keeping simple fish only marine tanks. I had to close down the marine tanks and gave away all my gear when i became a dad and had no time. I haven't had a fish tank for 2 years or so.

    I am now starting up again with a fresh water tank because I missed the plants!

    I decided to start really slow and want to keep the setup as cheap and "DIY" as possible whilst attempting to keep it looking good.

    Currently what I have:
    • 3 ft tank. 3 weeks old.
    • no sump. trying to keep this simple.
    • no stand. just an existing shelf/table. open top
    • LED flood light 6000k (cheapy from hardware store)
    • "light dusting" of play sand as substrate. I want to stay away from thick substrate soil this time.
    • rocks from local stream
    • drift wood from local beach. it floats so I had to weigh it down with the rocks. The wood has also made the water very yellow/red. I am not too worried about this. The livestock seem to like it.
    • live stock = ghost/feeder shrimp from local stream and one mayfly. some shrimp have berries after 3 weeks.
    • no aquatic plants yet. I am keen on anubias and java moss one day.
    • Filter = sponge/air filter. the shrimp like being able to pick at the debri on it.
    • experimental pothos plant for nitrate removal. I made a "hanging basket" type holder for the pothos out of PVC rain gutter. The Pothos cuttings are looking healthy.
     
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    photos of my setup
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    Oops all pics loaded. Meant last tank

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    I did some "rescaping" and ended up with some floating wood. The shrimp love the floating peice. they seem to fight over who gets to park off on it haha.
     

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