|03-09-2010 09:49 PM|
Here are some examples
More low tech here
|03-09-2010 09:28 PM|
|03-09-2010 12:42 AM|
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|03-08-2010 11:34 PM|
|oldpunk78||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.|
|03-08-2010 11:12 PM|
|VincentK||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.|
|03-08-2010 10:47 PM|
|Hilde||I have found that if you stick with Ferns and mosses you only have to dose Potassium sulfate and Excel 1x a week.|
|03-08-2010 01:02 PM|
Yep mostly kidding! I think I'm going to get the tank back in action again with some easy non-demanding plants.
Echinodorus Bleheri, Hygrophila Polysperma "green" and Hygro poly sunset, pennywort, and some mosses. I might try some Anubias Barteri too.... never had that one before.
I think I may need to add some additional filter flow as well. The XP1 just didn't seem to be providing enough circulation when I last had the tank planted. I cut some black acrylic for the background and the side of the tank facing ambient light from my foyer windows. It looks pretty good and it should help with the algae issue.
My only concern is fertilization. I've never used anything but EI method(because I hate testing and guesswork), but I won't be able to swing the weekly WC's on this and my 15g each week with a baby in the house. I may have to keep the baby by myself on a lot of weeknights, so time will be tight. I guess that means either purchasing a test kit and dosing as needed, or swapping to MTS and going for a lower tech tank. Any suggestions?
I guess I should start updating on the baby too...
Gender: unknown (wanted the surprise for #1)
Names: undecided but we may stick with my name for a boy since I am Fred IV. Why not go for V?
Nursery: Painted yellow, crib is white (and assembled!), no dresser or other furn. yet.
Bedding: (see pic below)
Due April 5th as I said, so he or she could come anytime now.
Here's the baby bedding from Pottery Barn website(this is not my house):
Thanks for the help guys!
|03-08-2010 06:32 AM|
|sewingalot||I think the Fredster is being facetious.|
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|03-03-2010 06:05 PM|
Baby is due April 5th so I better make some purchases now if I plan to give ths tank another shot.
Should I replant or go for the dreaded scuba diver/ treasure chest bubble toys? I don't know.... maybe even a "no fishing" sign. What do you guys think?
|03-03-2010 05:01 PM|
|rhytemaker||Nice man. That alternanthera looks familiar. lol|
|09-21-2009 06:52 PM|
|Hilde||What happened to the Red Temple plant?|
|09-21-2009 12:30 AM|
No I was just using the shorter fixture when I needed a new bulb in the 30" fixture. This is the 30" Coralife 1x65W CF:
|09-20-2009 08:14 PM|
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