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Yesterday 09:21 PM
DavidZ Looks like some people do not dose anything, with low water changes, and also a high load.
Can anyone go trough this process?
Yesterday 06:54 PM
shloken38 Aquafella....you'll be fine dosing the 1mL. You would want to be careful with Excel if you had inverts in there. Comprehensive is ok.
Yesterday 01:16 PM
DavidZ Amazing setups !!!!
Yesterday 03:45 AM
aquafella Thanks for answering my questions guys..i really appreciate it..my tank is a 9.4 gallon tank to be exact and I bought a 3ml syringe and it has measurements from .1ml-3ml..so I'll probably dose my plants 1ml or .5ml..is it ok if I overdose Flourish Comp a little? Example for a 10 gallon tank the dosage is 1ml can I do that even if i only have a 9.4 gallon tank? Or do I have to dose .9ml for my 9.4 gallon tank?
Yesterday 12:45 AM
pink4miss low tech
04-16-2015 06:21 PM
shloken38
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Originally Posted by mattjm20 View Post
I have no idea how anybody achieves this without the use of CO2. I cannot get stem plants to grow in my low tech like this for the life of me...
Low tech tanks are funky Matt. All of my tanks are low tech. While they are all growing plants, some will grow certain types of plants but not others, and another tank will grow the opposite. But I have noticed that low tech tanks get to a point where they are nicely established, and they will grow what they will grow. You just have to figure out what that particular tank "likes" (haha). I have a tank that will grow "moderate" level plants, but kills off easy plants like hornwort. Go figure.....
04-16-2015 06:06 PM
shloken38
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Originally Posted by aquafella View Post
I have another quick question?? In the bottle of Flourish Comp it says that dosing is 5ml for every 60 galloons..I have a 5 gallon tank, how much should I dose then?
About 1/2 ml (.41666666 to be exact). 1/2 ml should be fine though.
04-16-2015 10:11 AM
Raymond S. aquafella

That is only Micro ferts.
But e-bay sells plastic Pipettes for cheap. I found the 1 ml kind but they are not there sometimes. I use 1 ml for my 10g tank. Mostly just once right after the water change each week. But with lots of plants two would be better a few days apart.
04-16-2015 03:09 AM
aquafella I have another quick question?? In the bottle of Flourish Comp it says that dosing is 5ml for every 60 galloons..I have a 5 gallon tank, how much should I dose then?
04-16-2015 02:54 AM
aquafella
More New Plants

I have added some new plants in my low tech tank..
Plants: Java Fern, Java Moss, Hairgrass, Pygmy Chain, Dwarf Sag, Amazon Sword, Anacharis, Rotala Something, Hygro Something, Sword Plant..
New Plants: Hydrocotyle Tripartita, Dwarf Sunset Hygro, Ludwigia repens, more Hairgrass and more Dwarf Sag..
Pets: 20 Adult Red Cherries 20+ Red Cherry Shrimplets and more to come, 1 Male Platinum Guppy, Snails, Leeches..(will be adding 5 Neon Tetras later)
Substrate: Gravel topped with Ista Soil
Filtration: Venusaqua Slim HOB 380L/H
Ferts: Flourish Excel 2.5ml every other day (will be dosing Flourish Comp once a week)
Light: Window sunlight and a red and white led strip light 8 hrs a day..
04-14-2015 02:45 AM
philipraposo1982 If you refer to this video of my tank from a couple of months ago I have a list posted in the description. There are some changes that was made since then, they are:

Removed:
Hygro compact
Hygro pinnitifida
Val nana tiger
All floating plants

Added:
Crypt aponogetifolia morco
Crypt cordata var garbowski
aponogeton boivinianus
Madagascar lace
The real amazon swords (about 10 baby plants)

Proper identification:
Thought to be amazon sword is actually
echinodorus uruguayensis, its the plant under the driftwood on the right side. Thin leaves.
04-14-2015 02:34 AM
chris.rivera3 what's your plant list in this tank?

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Originally Posted by philipraposo1982 View Post
Just over a year old. If you guys want any info just ask

04-14-2015 02:28 AM
aquafella
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Originally Posted by Mr.Table View Post
The watt per gallon rule apply for Compact fluorescent, it doesn't apply to LED. However if it a low output LED then it should be fine for low light plants like Java fern or Anubias.
Thanks for the reply..now I know that the 1 watt per gallon rule only applies to compact flourescent..thanks for enlightening me..so what should be the rule for led bulbs then??
04-13-2015 07:37 PM
philipraposo1982 Just over a year old. If you guys want any info just ask

04-13-2015 05:50 PM
mattjm20
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Originally Posted by Apistia View Post
my heavily planted 55, grown without gas

I have no idea how anybody achieves this without the use of CO2. I cannot get stem plants to grow in my low tech like this for the life of me...
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