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post #14 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 02:29 AM
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Low tech seems to be easier, safer - with less problematic water conditions risk, less worrisome, lower maintenance & less lighting need, lesser cost, easier to live with & enjoy.
The flip side is hi-tech generally produces quicker & much better results, with less potential algae problems, and usually a much better- looking, professional tank.
Take your pick.
I've tried both, and I'll go with low tech for less concern & headaches, overall - but it's definitely a matter of preference & your own individual experience with it.

I'm quite happy with my very low-tech planted discus tank:
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