My 90 Gallon plant tank from 1995

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Amazing that this tank is 15 years ago.
Had to scan to digital from film, the net had just started, digital cameras where not popular.

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Details of the cork back:

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the method to attach plants to the cork:

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Woh! Things sure have changed in 15 years eh?

Thanks for taking the time to scan this over - It's kinda cool to see how things were 15 years ago. Do you remember what kind of equiptment you used back then?

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Sandpoint made pH controllers and heat cables............I had those.

Hamilton MH's where about it.
Flourite was not around or ADA.
People still thought PO4 - evil algae.


I can go back farther, but no pics..........

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Tom Barr;52444 said:
People still thought PO4 - evil algae.
Sometimes it looks like it hasn't changed that much ;) A lot of people still think that way
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I can go back farther, but no pics..........
You can spare us your goldfish bowl ;)

Nice to share your pics.
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TheKillHaa;52452 said:
in some minds, that hasnt change too much huh? Still in the darkness...

I think fewer and fewer are arguing in favor of low PO4/absent = good thing.
Most people actually, particularly those who many deem as experts.
This tide has shifted slowly but steadily over the USA and then on to other countries and languages.

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Now they just need to get away from the 400W of Metal Halide every 2 feet of tank length that was all the rage for a while..... :cool:

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Tom Barr;52456 said:
I think fewer and fewer are arguing in favor of low PO4/absent = good thing.
Most people actually, particularly those who many deem as experts.
This tide has shifted slowly but steadily over the USA and then on to other countries and languages.

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Well, I had 175w X 2 on this tank, which.........it about 3x what many had back then in terms of PAR.

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