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Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-04-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By slb
HELP! My plants are in trouble after only a week!

I ordered several plants online about a week and a half ago. With the exception of the Bacopa and a couple Hairgrass, everything arrived looking fresh, healthy and green.

I have the plants in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-09-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By slb
soil or worm castings--can't get either to work (turbidity issues)

First my goal: Live plants, no CO2, 1.5 watts/gal, LOW MAINTENANCE AND MINIMAL WATER CHANGES. I have no delusions of winning an aquascape contest.

I read Diana Walstad's book. I bought four...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
Tom (or someone familiar with his non-soil...

Tom (or someone familiar with his non-soil method)

I read the link and some of your other forums. Thanks for pointing me to it. Being a newbie, I'm still a little confused. Tom mentions onyx...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
Thanks for the advice:icon_smil I think I'll do...

Thanks for the advice:icon_smil I think I'll do as you suggest for the low maintenance tank (probably not the Discus as this point). In fact, I had already picked up a small bottle of Equilibrium. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
I don't know what he would say, but I would guess...

I don't know what he would say, but I would guess his reply would be there is much less ammonia per gallon of water in a lake.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
Mr Barr I feel honored by your reply. If I...

Mr Barr

I feel honored by your reply. If I dose the water column, how often will I need to do water changes? I must be honest with myself. I just can't see myself trying to run hoses out the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
No. He didn't try to push anything. His concern...

No. He didn't try to push anything. His concern seemed sincere
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,391
Posted By slb
Plant salesman says Walstad method is flawed

I have read Diana Walstad's book and several posts on this forum. I set up my tank and am ready to add plants. I live in a small town with few plant choices, so I contacted one of the big...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,082
Posted By slb
I believe you are correct about the coal in times...

I believe you are correct about the coal in times past. My water comes from Kinkaid reservoir. The water-treatment plant told me they raise the ph to protect the pipes (sodium something) per...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,082
Posted By slb
ONEFANG, I read your thread in the ferts...

ONEFANG,

I read your thread in the ferts area and decided to try my own UN-scientific experiment. I attached an old Waterpik charcoal-type filter to my kitchen faucet.

ph dropped from 8.4...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,082
Posted By slb
Thanks for the information. I may call the water...

Thanks for the information. I may call the water utility to see if this is what they are doing. What does RO stand for?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,082
Posted By slb
How to fix high Ph low KH/GH?

I am new to the forum and have been getting some great information on setting up a low-tech aquarium; thanks everyone.

I am preparing to fill my tank and add plants, and have been bottle testing...
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