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Old 02-12-2017, 09:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I dose Excel to combat it when needed. And to supplement the low tech tank. And add a little extra for outbreaks when they happen. I have 2 Amano shrimp and 5 zebra nerites that do a pretty good job. Occasionally I'll have to clean the glass. The brown algae grew a bit on my micro swords for a while, I just go in there and pull it off. Do an extra water change. Cut back on the light cycle for a week of two and cut the comprehensive to a half dose biweekly. Other than that I think the light helps more than it hurts.


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This is a 2009 photo of a 16 gallon NPT tank next to a sunny kitchen window. There's no artificial lighting or filtration. Inhabitants are native fish and invertebrates. The owner did do some weekly algae removal to keep it this pretty.
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Here's a larger size picture of the 16 gal showing the window and kitchen. (The original photo had underwear hanging on the radiator!)

The other pictures is of a 12 gal nano tank at 4 years of age. The unplanted areas were constructed using black plastic pieces as retaining walls.

These are hobbyist pictures that I collected for my articles on setting up NPTs (both published in 2009 for Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazines).
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Thank you Ms Walstad! I was planning on using your book and the pictures inside during my presentation, as well. You're okay with that, right?
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I have no objections to your using the pictures from my book. Indeed, I would be pleased.

Good luck with your presentation!
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I am lazy about taking photos of my tanks, but I read your post when three of mine are looking pretty good, and I have some spare time. All of these are Walstad tanks. Stump is a 75 gallon, Tributary is 40 gallon breeder, and 15g is a 15 tall--same foot print as a 10, but 50% taller. This is the normal appearance of these tanks, no special grooming and just a little adjustment of contrast in the photos.

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Great tanks Michael!

Thanks again everyone! The presentation went well, not as well as I'd hoped but still got an A.
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I am lazy about taking photos of my tanks, but I read your post when three of mine are looking pretty good, and I have some spare time. All of these are Walstad tanks. Stump is a 75 gallon, Tributary is 40 gallon breeder, and 15g is a 15 tall--same foot print as a 10, but 50% taller. This is the normal appearance of these tanks, no special grooming and just a little adjustment of contrast in the photos.
It was a true pleasure to look at your beautiful tanks this morning. You have packed them with a wide assortment of plants and arranged them so artistically. Very, very nice....
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Thank you! I blush.
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