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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By dlanderson
Thanks for the advice Chris. I'm not too worried...

Thanks for the advice Chris. I'm not too worried about growth rate of the hairgrass. Was just hoping that it would at least live and grow a little. I like the contrast in texture against the anubias,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Hairgrass in low tech?

Thanks for the tip Chris. I will keep a look out on here the next time I might need to get a few new ones. I always look for a price around there. So far the population has been pretty good and I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-11-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Thanks pinkman and ctaylor3737, always nice to...

Thanks pinkman and ctaylor3737, always nice to hear. I've had good luck getting some RCS on aquabid since I either can't find them or don't want to pay $3+ a piece for them.

Pinkman, they are so...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Revival

I haven't posted here in some time but I thought I'd say so far things are going well and I've really been enjoying this tank. It still has the shrimp, as you can see from the pictures below. I have...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By dlanderson
Fugeray on a 20L

I'm sure this has been said somewhere else before but I was hoping someone could give me a little insight or direction in this area. I am hoping to upgrade the lighting on my 20L to LED and have been...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-26-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By dlanderson
The wood has been down for over 6 months and none...

The wood has been down for over 6 months and none of the small branches have a diameter bigger than a nickle. I'll still go through the baking/soaking. I've had experience with firewood so I...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By dlanderson
Honeylocust in an aquarium?

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with honeylocust in their aquarium. I have seen conflicting reports and was hoping someone here could shed more light on the subject. I have a few pieces...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By dlanderson
Nice :hihi:. Sometimes I think people take things...

Nice :hihi:. Sometimes I think people take things too seriously and forget this is a hobby. I have a 20L and am looking forward to your progress on this tank. Looks like a great start.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By dlanderson
The more I look at the Dutch style the more I...

The more I look at the Dutch style the more I like the color but the less I like the fact that it is all stem plants. I was wondering if anyone could point out some examples where color is used but...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-18-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By dlanderson
The tank has some age to it. It has been going...

The tank has some age to it. It has been going for about 2 years but the current setup is about a month old. I can understand what many of you are saying about having less species. I'm trying to get...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By dlanderson
20L - Ideas Very Welcome

I was hoping some of you could weigh in on my 20L tank. Community setup with a variety of plants. There are a few flat stones that I placed in hoping they would give some horizontal lines. I am very...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-03-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By dlanderson
A horticulturalist's viewpoint...

While I can understand humanizing the things around us remember that plants are not humans or even animals. To say that they 'wouldn't want to eat the same thing all the time' isn't true. I do agree...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
That is impressive that anyone knows where Curtis...

That is impressive that anyone knows where Curtis is. I have since moved to North Platte so I'll have to change that.

I have not been dosing any fertilizer up to now but would like to know if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Thanks STS 100, right now I have a two hour break...

Thanks STS 100, right now I have a two hour break in the middle of the day. It runs for about 3 hours before and after this. While the lighting might be higher than it should be for a small tank (2...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Pictures

Pictures
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Not much has changed...

So it has been a long time since I've posted but I thought I would ask for more thoughts on this and get some advice. Most of the plants have remained the same but the moss was becoming overrun with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Shrimp came yesterday. Seemed to do pretty well....

Shrimp came yesterday. Seemed to do pretty well. I'm sure it will take me some time to figure out what is normal as far as their behavior goes. They seem to swim a bit just after the lights come on...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-15-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
So a quick update since I'm expecting my shrimp...

So a quick update since I'm expecting my shrimp tomorrow or at least the day after.

I've added the sponge to the filter intake, added moss to the left foreground and attempted to clean the glass...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
madness: Thanks for the info. I had something...

madness: Thanks for the info. I had something like that in mind as far as acclimation as it seems fairly straight forward.

Originally I had thought of putting them in my 5.5 gal tank at work but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
I would have to agree that there really isn't...

I would have to agree that there really isn't much of an attraction for most people in western Nebraska and Kansas. Pheasant and turkey hunting isn't too bad though.

I think I'm one of the few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
Madness: Thanks for the advice and help. I have...

Madness: Thanks for the advice and help. I have some more java moss in the aquarium at work and had thought about thinning it a little to have a little more in this tank. Might even let it carpet as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
I do have a sponge for the filter which wasn't on...

I do have a sponge for the filter which wasn't on for that picture (I was trying to get as much room as possible to catch the previous residents of the tank) :)

This was a second-hand tank and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
The tank has been running for over 9 months so...

The tank has been running for over 9 months so well cycled. With the hard water my pH stays near 7.8 or so and never waivers much. The heater is located behind the anubias and moss just right of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,986
Posted By dlanderson
First Attempt at Shrimp - 10 gal low tech

I've been a member for awhile now and finally decided to start a journal of my 10 gal since this will be my first attempt at keeping RCS. This tank had platys before this but they were removed to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By dlanderson
I can't speak for others but I currently have a...

I can't speak for others but I currently have a small 5 gal in my office that has gone over a year without a water change, aside from the necessary top offs. It is heavily planted with java moss, an...
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