The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Low Tech Forum > Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)

Thread: Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =) Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
Yesterday 04:04 PM
cgorges My 75 gal. I use minimal seachem ferts.
Picts taken with an old samsung S2 so sorry bout the quality.
07-26-2015 07:06 AM
jcmv4792
Quote:
Originally Posted by FMF Doc
Nice tank! What are the parameters?(gh, kh, ph?)
07-26-2015 12:14 AM
strangewaters And my blyxa isnt doing much since getting them.

Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
07-26-2015 12:10 AM
strangewaters My light isnt strong enough for reds.

Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
07-25-2015 11:21 PM
Daisy Mae
Quote:
Originally Posted by strangewaters View Post
I dont dose. Just osmocote in the substrate. Lights on for about 12hrs due to them being cheap lights. I think that might be helping me, not sure. Diy co2. And i have a hob marineland and a new canister filter. When the canister is established im going to remove the hob. Do weekend 50% water changes.

Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
Thanks for the info. Whatever it is you're doing seems to be working well.
07-25-2015 06:25 PM
strangewaters Did a little trimming last night



Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
07-25-2015 06:24 PM
strangewaters
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
Could you describe your set-up please? I like the proportions of that tank. looks like good growth for two months.
I dont dose. Just osmocote in the substrate. Lights on for about 12hrs due to them being cheap lights. I think that might be helping me, not sure. Diy co2. And i have a hob marineland and a new canister filter. When the canister is established im going to remove the hob. Do weekend 50% water changes.


Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
07-25-2015 06:06 PM
Daisy Mae
Describe please?

Quote:
Originally Posted by strangewaters View Post
First planted tank. Been up for about 2 whole months now.


Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
Could you describe your set-up please? I like the proportions of that tank. looks like good growth for two months.
07-25-2015 05:18 PM
strangewaters First planted tank. Been up for about 2 whole months now.


Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
07-25-2015 08:04 AM
FMF Doc Hey Dudes. Have a long way to go, but here is the progress so far. This weekend, I will be looking for a lot more nice java fern specimens. I had driftwood in but decided to go in a different direction. I want some dense foliage in the background and am planning on trying to propogate a carpet. Currently have some fluval stratum under some river gravel.






07-23-2015 11:19 PM
lake985
Low Tech Tank Show-and-Tell (low tech can be lush, too! =)

^^Thanks! This is my first planted tank so I'm still learning. And yes, there's a root tab at least 3-4 inches from each plant.
07-23-2015 07:17 PM
jcmv4792
Quote:
Originally Posted by lake985 View Post
No hair grass--just some dwarf sag on the far left that hasn't really done anything in the past few months except a few runners, then some staurogyne repens, crypts, an amazon sword compacta, and some recently planted hydrocotyle japan. I did try my luck with some micro sword when the tank was first planted, but they never took off. BTW, I'm dosing 10ml of Excel daily in my 55G.
Here are a few close up pics:



And this pic of my three rams is not relevant but I love it!
Nice! Do you use root tabs for your plants?
07-23-2015 02:09 PM
lake985
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcmv4792 View Post
Lake985 and Maryland Guppy, what are you using for foreground plants in those tanks? Some of them look like hg or dhg.
No hair grass--just some dwarf sag on the far left that hasn't really done anything in the past few months except a few runners, then some staurogyne repens, crypts, an amazon sword compacta, and some recently planted hydrocotyle japan. I did try my luck with some micro sword when the tank was first planted, but they never took off. BTW, I'm dosing 10ml of Excel daily in my 55G.
Here are a few close up pics:



And this pic of my three rams is not relevant but I love it!
07-23-2015 11:48 AM
Maryland Guppy
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcmv4792 View Post
Thanks. So you also grow dwarf hair grass in low tech tanks?
No DHG in the low tech tanks for me.
I grow out.the baby tears in the hi-tech.

Someone else may have thoughts on it.
07-23-2015 04:34 AM
jcmv4792
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maryland Guppy View Post
Baby tears are available in several varieties.
What I am showing is regular, not dwarf or the super tall stuff.
My LFS sold them in a plug of 60 stems for $4.99.
I planted behind a stand of DHG and they took over everything.

Some info from this site.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...a_rotundifolia

My wife adds nothing to these tanks.
Only water changes due to NO3 removal every other week.
Based on my testing when NO3 gets dark orange on the test.
Fish & shrimp food are all that goes in the tanks.
A lot can be grown in a lo-tech tank and look awesome.
It all depends on how far one wants to go.

Each 20L used to have 9 - 1 watt 7300K LED's above them.
2 months ago I switched to a IP67 rated strip x 2 (SMD5050 chips 25" long).
New lights are 6500K and wife complained they are not as bright.
But, the plants have responded by growing better.

When starting this planted tank mess I purchased many species.
Only to provide experience, I have about 40 species in a hi-tech tank.
Now 8 months have passed and only 1 total failure, Pogostemon Erectus.
It was grown emersed and did not survive in my tank.
Thanks. So you also grow dwarf hair grass in low tech tanks?
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012