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Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-04-2011, 09:48 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
Ok, so i did a search on flourite. What...

Ok, so i did a search on flourite.

What option is best? is there a difference?

The black sand variety, is the only one that would seem to be different. Whats up with this?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-04-2011, 01:01 AM
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Posted By sixspeed
I like the sound of picking my substrate up at a...

I like the sound of picking my substrate up at a big box store.

To Kamikaze: It is going to be the 24" 4 bulb arrangement, but i will only run two of the bulbs.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-02-2011, 05:42 AM
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Posted By sixspeed
if i had 48w of T5HO over a 29 gallon, is that...

if i had 48w of T5HO over a 29 gallon, is that still low tech? what if i had it raised significantly?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
Alright, this crash course is awesome. Thanks...

Alright, this crash course is awesome. Thanks everyone.

What is a cheap/inexpensive/easy substrate route i could take?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
What should i be feeding my tank inhabitants? Am...

What should i be feeding my tank inhabitants? Am i going back to flake food? What the is general consensus on food?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-01-2011, 02:21 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
What kind of time frame am i looking at for...

What kind of time frame am i looking at for cycling the tank? Do i cycle it with plants already in there? Do i need a fish bio-load for the cycle?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-30-2011, 05:05 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
As for fish, i am thinking about just doing 10-15...

As for fish, i am thinking about just doing 10-15 neon tetras or some schooling fish.

Are there such things as clean up crews for freshwater? If so, what should i be looking at getting?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-30-2011, 05:02 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
I like that combo because their intakes are on...

I like that combo because their intakes are on different sides, so they can be on the far sides of the tank.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-30-2011, 04:59 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
Yup 30 it is. I was thinking about maybe...

Yup 30 it is.

I was thinking about maybe doing 1 aquaclear 110 (500), and a marineland peguin bio-wheel filter (whatever model will fit next to the AC).
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-30-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
what size HOB would you recommend?

what size HOB would you recommend?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 10:49 PM
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Posted By sixspeed
Are there dosing options for CO2, i have seen...

Are there dosing options for CO2, i have seen people mention excel... or is that for micronutrients?

I am thinking about using a 30 gallon high that i have instead of a 40 breeder, this way i can...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
that looks like a pretty simple DIY. Would...

that looks like a pretty simple DIY.

Would you recommend running a sump with a planted tank?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
Thanks for the help, i appreciate it. I have a...

Thanks for the help, i appreciate it. I have a ton of questions.

Haha i have been looking up some plants, and the prices are making me laugh compared to coral. Not bad.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
So i can use equipment that was used in a SW...

So i can use equipment that was used in a SW setup for FW tank? What equipment would you recommend for filtration?

I would like to stay away from co2, maybe do the sugar and yeast DIY thing.

As...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By sixspeed
Help for a beginner

Hey everyone, this is my first post here. A little background, i have been keeping reef tanks for 10 years, and want a different challenge. I have always loved the look of some of the "artsy" planted...
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