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post #181 of 186 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 12:12 AM
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Hey, great tank, and congratulations on the baby! I remember when I was a little kid I'd reach my hand inside the tank and grab at the fish, we'd get new fish every couple weeks, lol, moral of the story; make sure the tank is up high.
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post #182 of 186 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 12:34 AM
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i vote for going low tech. all i ever do to my 50 is top offs and occasionally dose when i remember. of course you still need to remember to feed your fish. once you get the light dialed in, they just sorta go on cruise control.

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post #183 of 186 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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I have found that if you stick with Ferns and mosses you only have to dose Potassium sulfate and Excel 1x a week.
Thanks for the tip Hilde. I'm definitely going to try to keep it simple. How is your low tech tank going?

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Hey, great tank, and congratulations on the baby! I remember when I was a little kid I'd reach my hand inside the tank and grab at the fish, we'd get new fish every couple weeks, lol, moral of the story; make sure the tank is up high.
Hahaha! Good point. Both of mine are well above reach for at least 3 years.

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i vote for going low tech. all i ever do to my 50 is top offs and occasionally dose when i remember. of course you still need to remember to feed your fish. once you get the light dialed in, they just sorta go on cruise control.
Nice! I'm gonna take a look back through your 50 journal. You are not using any type of Co2?

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You are not using any type of Co2?
nope. not even excel anymore.

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post #186 of 186 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 10:49 PM
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Thanks for the tip Hilde. I'm definitely going to try to keep it simple. How is your low tech tank going?
It is growing well. Still experiementing with the lights and ferts to bring the colors out in the lily and bacopa. You can see it here.

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More low tech here

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