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Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-10-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Kamon
Could anyone answer about the sunlight question?...

Could anyone answer about the sunlight question? I'd rather not have to buy another fixture for this.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-08-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Kamon
Thanks for the quick replies! I figured...

Thanks for the quick replies!

I figured this would be considered low light. There is a sliding glass door in our living room, which would allow for extra light on the tank (we have a lot of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Kamon
I have questions. You have answers.

It's me (again) with more questions on planted tanks. Most of these are probably easy to answer.

1.) I just got a 2x 28w Coralife T5NO fixture in the mail yesterday for my 55gal. One bulb is...
Forum: Lighting 11-06-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Kamon
Proper lighting for 55gal

Hey, guys. Another question.

I've ordered a Coralife T5NO 2x 28w fixture for my 55gal. Would this even be enough to grow swords, dwarf sag, and crypts?

This isn't a "wpg" question. It's more...
Forum: Substrate 10-31-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,002
Posted By Kamon
Soils vs Aquarium Substrates

Hey, all.

How do the "soils" like Miracle Gro Organic Choice Mix/Soil and other forms of organic topsoil compare to substrates made specifically for aquariums such as AquaSoil/Eco-Complete?

I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Kamon
It would be neat to know the impact of Excel on...

It would be neat to know the impact of Excel on growth rates. Hmm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Kamon
If you assume low-tech doesn't use CO2 and...

If you assume low-tech doesn't use CO2 and high-tech does, then there are definitely differences in growth rates.

I've kept both types of tanks before and the amount of growth you can derive...
Forum: Lighting 10-27-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Kamon
Awesome. Thanks for the help, guys.

Awesome.

Thanks for the help, guys.
Forum: Lighting 10-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Kamon
Trouble finding T5NO

Hey, all.

Obviously, as the title suggests, I'm having a difficult time trying to find T5NO light fixtures. I've recently come accross a free 55 gallon aquarium and I figured I would gladly take...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,406
Posted By Kamon
I LOVE this tank! Crypts are definitely my...

I LOVE this tank! Crypts are definitely my favorite species of plants and I hope (some day) that I can create something like this.

Maybe I missed it, but what do you use as fertilizers? Do you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
Yes, the potting soil is covered by the sand....

Yes, the potting soil is covered by the sand. I've got two 13w spiral compact flourescent bulbs over this tank. I don't mind answering questions. I'm still learning myself.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
'Long time no see, guys. Here is a "small"...

'Long time no see, guys. Here is a "small" update:

Left, newly planted side:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/proseller57/004-1.jpg

Right side:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-01-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Kamon
Yes, the bulbs would be your standard screw-in...

Yes, the bulbs would be your standard screw-in light bulbs.

Don't worry, if things required "electrician skills", I wouldn't be doing much in this hobby. Haha.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-01-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Kamon
I should also mention that I am not using any...

I should also mention that I am not using any form of CO2 injection in my tank.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-01-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Kamon
If the bulb came with your aquarium hood, its...

If the bulb came with your aquarium hood, its most likely isn't rated for aquatic plant growth. You can get good spiral compact flourescent bulbs from Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc. for $5-$10, I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,779
Posted By Kamon
I thought it had something to do with adding CO2...

I thought it had something to do with adding CO2 back into the tank when "new" water was introduced. My low-tech 10gal hasn't experienced any algae so far and hopefully will fight it off for the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,779
Posted By Kamon
I've also read that dosing low amounts would not...

I've also read that dosing low amounts would not induce the need for a water change because the nutrients are simply "used up".

Estimative Index dosing for high-light/high-CO2 tanks obviously...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,779
Posted By Kamon
Some do water changes every week. Others perform...

Some do water changes every week. Others perform water changes every six months or so.

Why is it that the majority of "low-tech" comments towards water changes claim that doing them too often...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
Here is a pic of the 29gal thats made the change...

Here is a pic of the 29gal thats made the change to low-tech:

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv169/proseller57/006.jpg

And this is my new 10gal I set up just two days ago. I realize there...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-26-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
Thank you to everyone that has provided help so...

Thank you to everyone that has provided help so far. I'm looking to dramatically reduce the amount of water changes per month (or year) and to lighten my dosing routine.

max: Your thread has...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-26-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
Oh, I'm sorry. I do have pressurized CO2 for my...

Oh, I'm sorry. I do have pressurized CO2 for my aquarium.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-26-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Kamon
High to low

Hello, all. 'New to the forums. :smile: I'm in need of guidance.

I've kept a 29gal high-tech planted tank for almost a year now. I don't exactly enjoy the tank as much as I used to. Mainly, this...
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