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Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-01-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Lee
That's 50 watts of inefficient lighting. It's not...

That's 50 watts of inefficient lighting. It's not enough light. You need about 75 watts of t5 style light.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-18-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,619
Posted By Lee
That last picture of the discus on the bottom...

That last picture of the discus on the bottom looks really sick. Did you buy him like that? Not sure if hes not eating enough or just poorly shaped.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-05-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Lee
If your over the side filter breaks the water...

If your over the side filter breaks the water surface then you will not need a bubble wall. I would not invest in fertilizers, but thats just my opinion. I would try the light, if it doesn't work...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 542
Posted By Lee
it sounds like you don't have enough light. you...

it sounds like you don't have enough light. you might have to retrofit a light in your canopy... it's not easy to do and tricky. i wouldn't use ferts at all in such a small tank at all, waste of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By Lee
I would not use Excel. It's hard if not...

I would not use Excel. It's hard if not impossible to maintain the right levels of fertilizer in the tank for over a long period of time, with terrible effects if you don't. its way easier to just...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,267
Posted By Lee
That tank looks familiar, HAW, I visit them often.

That tank looks familiar, HAW, I visit them often.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Lee
50, 90 Gal Low Tech Tanks

After a long wait these two tanks are starting to come around. Both were setup around the beginning of the year. Most everything is still the same, except the fish, I've added a few here and there....
Forum: Fish   08-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Lee
Apistogramma identification

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w141/1234lee/DSCN0511.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w141/1234lee/DSCN0481.jpg
I would like to know what kind of apisto this is and if it's a male or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-27-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Lee
lower your light to 1.5 wpg and stop using...

lower your light to 1.5 wpg and stop using fertilizer.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Lee
update?

update?
Forum: Tank Journals   05-19-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,289
Posted By Lee
I'll have to disagree completely.

I'll have to disagree completely.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Lee
I believe it's a Geophagus brasiliensis. I will...

I believe it's a Geophagus brasiliensis. I will post full tank shots soon.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Lee
geophagus with fry

This geophagus is guarding her offspring in a low tech 90g planted aquarium. I almost returned the pair to the store because she was uprooting my plants. After much gravel moving, she did her thing....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,218
Posted By Lee
ill go with the conventional and common knowledge...

ill go with the conventional and common knowledge that PH is critically important to fish (all animals) health over you swearing on your right leg.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,218
Posted By Lee
"Each species of fish has its own very narrow...

"Each species of fish has its own very narrow range of pH preference and levels outside of this range will cause health problems. For example, koi prefer a range between 7 and 8.5, while some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,218
Posted By Lee
"Fish are sensitive to KH and GH, but pH is...

"Fish are sensitive to KH and GH, but pH is nearly irrelevant for most purposes."

do you have any evidence of this at all? sound ridiculous.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-25-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Lee
looks like a good assortment of plants, all...

looks like a good assortment of plants, all different kinds really. I would advise no going the co2 route. Its easier and cheaper if you don't. And I think the end product is better. fish will thank...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,153
Posted By Lee
The slate background looks good, I'm surprised...

The slate background looks good, I'm surprised that would work. Great tank, plants look very healthy.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-22-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 36,565
Posted By Lee
can't wait to see it fill in. Are you sure this...

can't wait to see it fill in. Are you sure this is a 110 Gallon? It looks much smaller.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lee
plant selection is not bad. I would lose the java...

plant selection is not bad. I would lose the java fern attached to rocks and get a tall sword plant for background.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-04-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lee
I used 5 bags of eco-complete in my 40 gallon,...

I used 5 bags of eco-complete in my 40 gallon, and Im still a little shy of 3"
I've used 39 HO bulb over my 40 gallon and it worked great without co2 and fertilizers. dipping plants in chemicals...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lee
75-100 lbs of substrate

75-100 lbs of substrate
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Lee
you don't need to cycle the aquarium if you add...

you don't need to cycle the aquarium if you add plants. as a rule of thumb you should use about 1.5 watts per gallon, but in your situation 1 39 watt T5 HO bulb will work great because it's so...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-15-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,695
Posted By Lee
go ahead and add the carbon, it will clear up the...

go ahead and add the carbon, it will clear up the water in a few days.
Forum: Aquascaping   11-23-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,710
Posted By Lee
yale stone and masonry has many different...

yale stone and masonry has many different varieties and sizes.
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