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Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-08-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Django
I wouldn't want to put more plants in your tank -...

I wouldn't want to put more plants in your tank - it looks fine. It is certainly enough for cycling a tank or eating all the ammonia.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-06-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Django
My CFLs are elevated about 20" from the...

My CFLs are elevated about 20" from the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Django
Are you using ferts at the correct dose? Ferts...

Are you using ferts at the correct dose? Ferts (I use IE/4) for a low-tech tank (10 gal.) help the plants grow with appropriate light.

You might try lowering the light a bit and see if the plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-05-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Django
Just for comparison of lighting, I use 2x 10 CFl...

Just for comparison of lighting, I use 2x 10 CFl over my 10 gal. low-tech.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-30-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Django
I run 50% water changes once a week. The algae...

I run 50% water changes once a week. The algae is there, I just can't see it I think, until I miss an EI fert dose or two. The algae is like a little sign saying "something's wrong here"
Forum: Equipment   01-30-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Django
It does sound like like it's more of an esthetic...

It does sound like like it's more of an esthetic issue than a structural one, but it sounds like a manufacturing defect. You have a perfect right to return it to the store you purchased it from and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-29-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Django
If they grow a lot and produce daughter plants,...

If they grow a lot and produce daughter plants, you know that the lights are sufficient and the ferts are enough. A lot of tropical aquatic plants like it a little warm, I'll guess 76-78 degrees F. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-28-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Django
I think it's like the lighting, too, and some...

I think it's like the lighting, too, and some diatoms on the plant leaves.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-26-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Django
I think you're going to need significantly more...

I think you're going to need significantly more light than a 15 W but I'd be interested if a stringray LED or comparable worked. I wonder if floating plants would survive the goldfish, but I guess...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-24-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By Django
Yeah, goldfish and plants would make me very...

Yeah, goldfish and plants would make me very nervous.

Light is the problem with Cabomba. If your light is a little less than what they need, this type of thing happens

I would recommend that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Django
I used one 3"? green net and put a little fish...

I used one 3"? green net and put a little fish food in it. I have 5 pristella Tetras and some of them just didn't want to be netted the first time. The green one worked the first time, but you have...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-21-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Django
I would be afraid that anything would soak in and...

I would be afraid that anything would soak in and then be released into the tank. At least it's a small piece of wood. Seems like H2O2 would be good in that respect.
Forum: Algae   01-20-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Django
The actual lighting is 2 x 10W spiral CFL on a 10...

The actual lighting is 2 x 10W spiral CFL on a 10 gallon tank about 18" above the substrate. What happened was plants grew at the surface as water level dropped, shading the whole tank, no water...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-19-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Django
Suggestions For Getting Java Moss Out?

My bogwood has become covered with Java Moss. I just keep on tearing it off but of course I can't get it all and it grows right back.

I suppose I could take it out and cook it (at what...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Django
I pruned the plants and got out the two major...

I pruned the plants and got out the two major infectations. That should help, and it removes nutrients from the tank too.



I am running a low-tech tank - no injected CO2, but good lighting for...
Forum: Photography   01-16-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,152
Posted By Django
Mimi, Thank you for writing your post. I've...

Mimi,

Thank you for writing your post. I've only read 2 pages, but it's very exciiting! I've never known what to do with all the buttons and menus except the most necessary ones, like 'Aquarium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-16-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By Django
Max I like your stocking level (fish). As an...

Max I like your stocking level (fish). As an aside, and for comparison, I have 6 small fish in a 10 gallon tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Django
Looks like algae to me.

Looks like algae to me.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-15-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Django
You are certainly right, Fizzy. What you want to...

You are certainly right, Fizzy. What you want to do is move the water from the bottom of the tank to the top to collect more air, in a barrel-shaped movement.

I don't know whether an increased...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-14-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Django
If you look at nature, lakes, ponds, and streams...

If you look at nature, lakes, ponds, and streams all have surface movement. So I think it's alright for low-tech fish tanks.

If you don't mind spending more money I would recommend a Koralia...
Forum: Algae   01-12-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Django
Will Algae Go Away Once Good Conditions Restored?

I have a good growth of algae since I started neglecting my tank. It's green and probably filamentous possibly branching.

Now that I'm taking care of my tank again after about a month, is it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-09-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Django
I can't provide a diirect answer to your...

I can't provide a diirect answer to your question, but I would go to the manufacturer's site and try to find PAR value(s) for your LED fixture. Then google "how much par for planted tank" and try to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-08-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Django
In my opinion, yes it will negatively affect the...

In my opinion, yes it will negatively affect the plants. I think it's a small particulate filter medium and I don't believe it reacts chemically with anything, but still I don't want it in my tank. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-08-2016, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Django
[Instrumental, electric guitar] Samba Pa Ti ...

[Instrumental, electric guitar]
Samba Pa Ti
Santana
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-08-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Django
I would dissolve in water the amount of...

I would dissolve in water the amount of Equilibrium for each tank's volume of water being changed, then use that.

I have one 10 gallon tank and I mix the Equilibrium in the new water before I put...
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