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Forum: Plants 01-31-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Indian fern
Well, I placed goldfishes in my duckweed infected...

Well, I placed goldfishes in my duckweed infected tank and they munch it like salad. Though a few plants like wisteria and stricta got eaten as well (but they recovered quickly). Or I just scoop...
Forum: Plants 01-31-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 948
Posted By Indian fern
You can try masses of Java ferns like needle leaf...

You can try masses of Java ferns like needle leaf java ferns and windelovs. Clump them in a corner and they will fill up the tank nicely. They are easy, slow growing plants so maintenance is not a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
Yup, plants can supply enough oxygen at the water...

Yup, plants can supply enough oxygen at the water at day. My marimo moss balls flattened as carpet pearls like crazy all day. Same too with my ambulias. I recently added some blyxa and the snail...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-12-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
My tank is going pretty well without much water...

My tank is going pretty well without much water disturbance. Like what I said in my previous post, I have a 2.5 gal tank that receives bright light, no filter with tons of pearlweed and mosses. It...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
Beware of pond snails, they are very prolific....

Beware of pond snails, they are very prolific. That's why I prefer ramshorn or nerites.

I have another no tech tank which is 2 gal. It houses only a couple of shrimp and some snails. Plants are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-07-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
It's been running for almost 4 weeks since setup....

It's been running for almost 4 weeks since setup. It receives bright indirect sunlight all day, but no direct sunlight.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
Will post an update pic of the tank soon :D....

Will post an update pic of the tank soon :D. Rotalas have tons of growth and rearranged the driftwood a bit (added more moss too). Pearlweed at the back grows quite well (not seen in he pic as it was...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
I have no alage issues so far because there are...

I have no alage issues so far because there are tons of ramshorn snails in the tank. I also don't do WC as tank is stable, just top offs once a week. I based the tank in Walstad method.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Indian fern
My no tech 8 gallon tank

No filters, bright indirect sun. Light

My 8 gallon planted tank.
Soon to be a shrimp tank

FAUNA:
neon tetras
long finned cories

FLORA:
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Indian fern
Hygros need lots of potassium to grow. To keep...

Hygros need lots of potassium to grow. To keep the hydrocotyle low, bury the stems down or weigh down with a small pebble so it will continue spreading and stay low and compact.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Indian fern
I bet all those plants would survive(although the...

I bet all those plants would survive(although the hairgrass may take time to carpet in your lighting). The floating plant you place looks like hornwort. The ostracods and nematodes are harmless, I've...
Forum: Plants 12-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Indian fern
Second one looks like Ludwigia arcuata.

Second one looks like Ludwigia arcuata.
Forum: Plants 11-27-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Indian fern
Ludwigia I guess

Ludwigia I guess
Forum: Plants 11-27-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Indian fern
Sunset hygro Windelov Java fern Dwarf sag ...

Sunset hygro
Windelov Java fern
Dwarf sag
Anubias nana petite
Christmas moss
Limnophilla sessiflora
Hygrophila corymbosa
Various crypts
African water fern
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By Indian fern
Well I had a 2 gal shrimp tank that is going on...

Well I had a 2 gal shrimp tank that is going on for only partial waterchanges once a month. Tons of fast growing plants like wisteria, water sprite and ludwigias. My water lettuce also helps in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Indian fern
Try adding some short plants in the front. Nice...

Try adding some short plants in the front. Nice tank, the ludwigias look nice and lush :D.
Post some update pics :D.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Indian fern
Its pretty small, it just look big in the pic :D....

Its pretty small, it just look big in the pic :D.
The biggest is about the size of a golfball. :)
Forum: Plants 11-15-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Indian fern
Well I sliced it already and tied them to rocks....

Well I sliced it already and tied them to rocks. It's like an instant flat lawn and the shrimps loved it. Will post pics soon. The tank is just 2 gal and my moss ball was large, the size of a...
Forum: Plants 11-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Indian fern
Well its worth trying so I'll slice them and tie...

Well its worth trying so I'll slice them and tie them in flat rocks. Thanks for replying. :)
Forum: Plants 11-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Indian fern
+1 for that!

+1 for that!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Indian fern
Well, I left the snails and there is still enough...

Well, I left the snails and there is still enough algae for everyone though haha. LOVE THIS TANK :). Well it was actually rescaped, check it out in my threads.
Forum: Plants 11-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Indian fern
Yup, I can relate. By the way my wisteria started...

Yup, I can relate. By the way my wisteria started to grow emmersed and the leaves that touched the light bulb got burned and died. Bacopas when emmersed looks wonderful. It has a lot of blooms. Its...
Forum: Plants 11-14-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Indian fern
Marimo mossball as carpet?

So I was thinking of slicing my marimo moss ball and tie them in rocks to form an instant carpet for a 2 gal shrimp tank. It was starting to lose its round shape though. Has anyone tried this method?...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,139
Posted By Indian fern
Well it basically means that they are lacking of...

Well it basically means that they are lacking of water to breathe. Removing that big rock can add a lot of water volume in the vase. Post some updates of the tank please. ^_^
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Indian fern
Thanks guys will take note of this. I basically...

Thanks guys will take note of this. I basically do once every 3 weeks partial water change. And in hidden areas of the tank I saw huge accumulations of sediments that look like mud or something. I...
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