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Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By wantsome
Surface agitation in a low tech set up?

In my low tech set up if I fill my water level too high I get no surface agitation from my filters and I get a layer of white scum on the water surface. I've been keeping my water level lower for the...
Forum: Plants 09-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By wantsome
Crinum Calimistratum

I'm wondering what to expect from this plant? I have one in my 40 gallon low tech low light set up. I've had it for a month and it's growing like crazy. From what I've read this is a high light...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By wantsome
Ok Thanks

Ok Thanks
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By wantsome
I had an oops I accidentally added to much help or suggestions

I accidently added too much seachem flourish. Instead of dosing for 40 gallons I dosed 60 instead. Anyone think it might be a problem? Or am I good till my next water change?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By wantsome
For a low KH use Seachem Equilibrium. It buffers...

For a low KH use Seachem Equilibrium. It buffers the water and has traces your plants can use. Don't raise your KH too high with it or else when your do your water changes it can throw your fish into...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By wantsome
It could be new tank melt thats what I'm trying...

It could be new tank melt thats what I'm trying to figure out. I haven't been using any fert tabs. The last time I tried them I had an outbreak of algae. They were API brand and the ingredients...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By wantsome
Cryptocoryne Spiralis Question?

I recently purchased cryptocoryne spiralis for my low tech set up. My lighting is pretty low but I have various other plants that are thriving. I have java fern anubias nana golden anubias...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By wantsome
I always keep my tanks at 80* never had a problem...

I always keep my tanks at 80* never had a problem with my plants. I just had a case of ich break out. Three days of treatment with quick cure and it's gone. No problems with plants or anything....
Forum: Fish 09-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By wantsome
Wow I've never seen this side of a scarlet badis....

Wow I've never seen this side of a scarlet badis. I have one on my 40 gallon and it don't mess with any of my other fish.
Forum: Lighting 09-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By wantsome
Go with the brightest light possible. I use T5HO...

Go with the brightest light possible. I use T5HO on my emersed set ups for growing crypts and anubias.
Forum: Fish 09-11-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By wantsome
Bristlenose

Bristlenose
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By wantsome
Your anubias has some kind of deficiency which...

Your anubias has some kind of deficiency which means your missing something either macro or micro. The ferts your using aren't covering all your needs. Anubias are very slow growers and can survive...
Forum: Plants 09-06-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By wantsome
Thanks for the replies. I have some small parva...

Thanks for the replies. I have some small parva plantletts and the're growing fast.
Forum: Plants 09-06-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By wantsome
Trimming Crypts question

I have a large bunch of crypt parva and it's covered in algae. Can I trim away all the leaves and just plant the roots? Would it come back?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wantsome
I have a Current LED+ on my 75 gallon and it's...

I have a Current LED+ on my 75 gallon and it's perfect for my set up. I've been growing crypts java fern anubias and bolbitis with it. I actually dial the light down a bit because it's too bright. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By wantsome
Certain plants dying in low tech?

I have a 40 gallon and most is going well in it except certain plants are dying. I have 2 hang on back filters and a Current Satellite LED + for lighting. Lights are set to 8 hours a day. I do one EI...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By wantsome
Thats what I was thinking about doing I just...

Thats what I was thinking about doing I just needed confirmation. Thanks I'll give it a try.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By wantsome
Figuring out fert dosage for low tech set up questions

I started dosing ferts 2 weeks ago in my low tech set up for the first time. I'm trying to figure out the correct dosage.

My tank is a 40 gallon and it's not fully stocked with plants although I...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By wantsome
Java Fern and Bolbitis dying

I recently took some java fern and bolbitis out of my 75 gallon to put into my 30 gallon. They were attached to a piece of wood really well. I then put them on a new piece of wood to put into my new...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By wantsome
I've been doing low tech tanks for the past few...

I've been doing low tech tanks for the past few years. Tom Barr has a few good articles on dosing low tech set ups using modified estimation index.

I was never able to achieve good growth until I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By wantsome
I've mess around with dirt tanks some make it...

I've mess around with dirt tanks some make it some don't. One reason for failure is sometimes my dirt turns anaerobic. Have you checked the tank that failed for rotten egg smell by poking the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By wantsome
My buddy use to fish his fish bugs all the time....

My buddy use to fish his fish bugs all the time. Spiders flies bees earth worms what ever he could find in the yard. He had sadistic side and eventually got piranhas and started feeding them mice.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By wantsome
Ok thanks i guess the general consensus is to do...

Ok thanks i guess the general consensus is to do water changes so I did one a few hours ago. Everything went well. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 672,806
Posted By wantsome
I love this thread they really need to sticky it.

I love this thread they really need to sticky it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By wantsome
Should I do water changes?

My low tech tank and been set up for 2 weeks. It's a 40 gallon and all of the plants are thriving.

I decided to EI dose once a week at half dose and the plants have responded really well. No sign...
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