Need Opinons - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: alabama
Posts: 289
Need Opinons

Hello Im planning a low tech planted tank and need a little help. I will be making the tank myself which will be made of 1/2 inch glass 18 inches long 12 inches wide and 16 inches high which will make it 15 gallons. I plan on having driftwood coverd in anubias nana dwarf an a ground covering of flame moss.

So here are my questions .
Can i use just plain gravel as my substrate ?
What kind of lighting would you reccommend ? I have a 24 watt cf desk lamp
What kind of ferts if any should i use?

joejoe123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 04:03 PM
Wannabe Guru
NeonShrimp's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,838
Hi Joey,

Please let us know how the lamp is positioned over/at the tank. You will need need ferts if the gravel is inert. Here is the link to the substrate calculator to help you figure out how much to put in, it has gravel for a choice
NeonShrimp is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 05:08 PM
Algae Grower
mooner's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 123
Why such thick glass? 55 gal tanks are only 1/4". T8 lighting with good reflector will work. I've done inert gravel on mine and I do dose small amounts. Longest I ever made it for WC was 5 months.

Good Luck......
mooner is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: alabama
Posts: 289
The lamp will be placed in the middle of the tank it has a 24 watt 10,000k cf light in it and what kind of ferts do i need . How long do you think i should leave the lights on for .

joejoe123 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: alabama
Posts: 289

joejoe123 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome