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Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Definitely this.... Much more important than...

Definitely this.... Much more important than small differences in lighting levels
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Xiaozhuang
6500k or 5000k doesn't tell you the spectrum of...

6500k or 5000k doesn't tell you the spectrum of the bulb, just the overall visual color hue. Which has little correlation to plant growth. PAR is a general better number to gauge how strong a light...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you get bare stems at the lower levels chances...

If you get bare stems at the lower levels chances are conditions are less than ideal. It's one of the plant that takes pruning very well... you can prune it for many many months before needing to...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's a 12inch tall vase lit by a CFL desklamp~ ...

It's a 12inch tall vase lit by a CFL desklamp~

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=28873&title=1808_2013062705304100_20130627_053041c.jpg

Bump:

oh BTW are you...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Xiaozhuang
That's quite a large drop! your plants look fine...

That's quite a large drop! your plants look fine for now, I was just curious. The initial fuzzy algae stuff should settle down as time passes.. it's still early to call problems. I think some simple...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,564
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Realized that I seldom post intermediate pics of...

Realized that I seldom post intermediate pics of my tanks before grow to completion so here is one:

Redid the mid ground and picked out some HC for another tank... Plant placement for midground...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Xiaozhuang
DHG can be buried quite deep without affecting...

DHG can be buried quite deep without affecting it's growth. These have their base an inch below the substrate or so, they just compensate with longer shoots.
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It is one of the best plants for low tech

It is one of the best plants for low tech
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,165
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Just dropping in to say thanks to burr740 for...

Just dropping in to say thanks to burr740 for running the experiment~

It's nice to have a side by side comparison
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Some low tech tanks are grown very well, and some...

Some low tech tanks are grown very well, and some high tech tanks are grown very poorly, and so there is a lot of overlap. When grown well, the distinction is obvious especially in coloration/density...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hello from SG ~ This is rare... There aren't...

Hello from SG ~

This is rare... There aren't that many of us here
Forum: Plants 07-27-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If I'm not wrong, this is Tom Barr's (old)...

If I'm not wrong, this is Tom Barr's (old) tank... and it's definitely not low tech. The foreground plant to the right of the center is Glosso, I can't see clearly the grass-like one though
Forum: Plants 07-23-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can do it in less than two months in low tech...

You can do it in less than two months in low tech dirt...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=73929&title=MiniMossTreeTank-Optimizedc.jpg
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Forum: Plants 07-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If just using tabs in Eco-complete can grow DHG...

If just using tabs in Eco-complete can grow DHG every low tech tank will be carpeted with it....

just check out the display thread below and see what the average low tech tank looks like; and...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It will do much better in sand/gravel capped over...

It will do much better in sand/gravel capped over dirt, you can have a carpet in a couple of months. In low tech eco-complete successes with DHG are rare/unreliable and not the norm
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Just dropping by to says thanks... Many aquarists...

Just dropping by to says thanks... Many aquarists are dependent on these to calculate their dry fert dosing solutions
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,564
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks man.. Hope your plants are growing well...

Thanks man.. Hope your plants are growing well too~
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,564
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Another 90p tank (about 45gal) The hardscape...

Another 90p tank (about 45gal)

The hardscape is hidden and over-grown since I went overseas for a holiday. Will probably go through one or two more deep pruning cycles and need to clear the path...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Xiaozhuang
At one point I was also going to choose between...

At one point I was also going to choose between BML and Maxspect. I'll write down my thoughts so maybe it'll help you decide. Eventually I went with the BML though...

Some obvious advantages of...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I find the 4000k perfect actually, not sure about...

I find the 4000k perfect actually, not sure about the trend towards very cool/bluish light in planted tanks
Forum: Plants 07-13-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Xiaozhuang
AR's leaves will always be red underneath, but...

AR's leaves will always be red underneath, but the usually it takes more work to get the topside red. It is also slightly picker.

Ludiwigia sp. red would probably be ones of the redder ones in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Xiaozhuang
This is a very good suggestion.

This is a very good suggestion.
Forum: Plants 07-12-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Crowded conditions or low lighting - if you move...

Crowded conditions or low lighting - if you move them to open areas with strong lighting they'll be squat and wide
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can maintain consistently high CO2 levels in...

You can maintain consistently high CO2 levels in a tank; the siesta really isn't necessary other than to extend the viewing period. The build up of CO2 during mid day siesta is more useful for low...
Forum: Plants 07-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Xiaozhuang
A higher wattage CFL (18-23watts) in a desklamp...

A higher wattage CFL (18-23watts) in a desklamp will give you more light than you can use in a 5 gallon for a very low price. No point wasting money on small size aquarium specific fixtures when a...
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