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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-15-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By starlin
i think the el natural dirted tank is the best...

i think the el natural dirted tank is the best way to go for low tech planted tanks. after dirting, and caping with sand, i wish i had been aware of wood chips in poting mix, the dirt is very light...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By starlin
thanks anastasisariel, my fish are all soft...

thanks anastasisariel, my fish are all soft water. so for my plants. small amount of bars into the water should do. teaspoon or 2. adding as needed.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By starlin
Question dirting tank, gh, kh

i was going to dirt my tank. i am comfortable with the method, other than gh and kh. the tap water here is good, with ph 7, kh almost 0, and gh 0. i was wondering how i would maintain a gh of 7, and...
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By starlin
yes, some experimentation to find the "sweet...

yes, some experimentation to find the "sweet spot". i feel i am lucky to have bought a fixture with 2 switches, even better to have one with sockets, so as you can run 2 timers. the different quality...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By starlin
my lighting doesnt have sockets for each globe,...

my lighting doesnt have sockets for each globe, would be good if it had, would give more control. was considering running 1 globe for longer, 12 hours or so, though im not sure that would give me...
Forum: Lighting 06-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By starlin
i ran into algae problems a few months ago, when...

i ran into algae problems a few months ago, when i tried using both globes. is why i am a bit hesitant. though i was running for around 10 hour if i remember correctly. i dont really know what im...
Forum: Lighting 06-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By starlin
Lighting intensity T5HO non CO2

trying to get my lighting right. i have a dual T5HO fixture with poor reflectors ~20 inches from the substrate. with 1 globe running for 8 hours a day, my lighting was still too low. going to try...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By starlin
was under the impression that i could get away...

was under the impression that i could get away with 0 water changes. was unaware of all these other factors. maybe i could get away with monthly water changes. i think my anubias may have a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By starlin
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=12521&n=starlin

my abubias and java fern are doing ok, though my hornwort not so good as others.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By starlin
plant health, water changes

i would like to do 0 water changes. i have plenty of plants to filter the water. i havent done a water change in months. all my fish seem happy and my water tests ok. i do add some dry ferts from...
Forum: Lighting 09-01-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By starlin
lighting question

was not sure if my lighting is right, could use some help. i am considering lowering my light. my tank is 55g, low tech, med->heavily planted. my light is 25 inches from the substrate, and about 10...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-13-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By starlin
the population of my tank is quiet low, i keep...

the population of my tank is quiet low, i keep rummies, neons, flying fox, cories and a pelco. i have good fitration, eheim 2217 with 200L. i am only dosing ferts as the plants require. will try to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-13-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By starlin
water changes

hi, i have a low tech setup, that has a medium amount of plants. i have not done a water change of over a month. my fish seem happy. ammonia and nitrites are always 0, and my plants take up the extra...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By starlin
are there any problems in use bars gh booster for...

are there any problems in use bars gh booster for calcium and magnesium?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By starlin
found another good page that helped ...

found another good page that helped

http://www.sudeepmandal.com/hobbies/planted-aquarium/low-tech-planted-tank-guide/



going to dose once weekly 1/16 teaspoon of phosphate, 1/4 teaspoon...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By starlin
thanks for the link, if i dosed, ~1/8...

thanks for the link, if i dosed,

~1/8 teaspoon potassium.
~1/32 phosphate
~1/8 nitrate
~1/32 plantex
~1/2 bars gh booster

once a week, after w/c. does this seen like a good amount. not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By starlin
non co2 dry ferts

i recently purchased some dry fertilizers, plantex cmx, potassium, nitrate, phosphate and bars gh booster. was finding all the information on the internet about dry dosing overwelming. was hoping...
Forum: Fish 01-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By starlin
fish beta died last night :icon_cry:. from the...

fish beta died last night :icon_cry:. from the images i looked up on google it looked like Columnaris. do i need to do anything to get rid of the Columnaris in my tank? can it infect my other fish?...
Forum: Fish 01-16-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By starlin
my fish diseased

yesterday i noticed my beta on the bottom of my tank with a white abrasion with "cottony growth", near his head. i purchased some pimafix, but was worried after reading about this product on forums....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-29-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
thanks, i read eco-complete has a high "cec"...

thanks, i read eco-complete has a high "cec" ability, so good. may add a root tab to my amazon sword on the mountain of gravel i built.:smile:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-29-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
if i am dosing dry fertilizers. is there any need...

if i am dosing dry fertilizers. is there any need or benefit in using root tabs. my substrate is 50% eco-complete and 50% gravel, though i built up one side with all gravel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-29-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
thanks, should have done my research, going to...

thanks, should have done my research, going to order some dry fertilizers. found a good online international seller i can order from. http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp
and found potassium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
from my understanding, going to dose, 1/2...

from my understanding, going to dose,
1/2 recomended of flourish 3 times a week
trace 2 times a week
iron 2 times a week on different days to flourish
excel 1/2 dose on bottle 3 times a week...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
sorry meant to lower my fixture by so many inches...

sorry meant to lower my fixture by so many inches to increase my par. is it necessary to use flourish Phosphorus and flourish Potassium? and even flourish nitrogen, the seachem chart seems like alot...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-26-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By starlin
fertilizers co2 dose

i have a fairly heavily planted tank, with various plants. it has,
200L
50% eco-complete substrate
low bio load
approximately 35 pars of light.

i bought some seachem products, flouish, trace,...
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