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Forum: Tank Journals 02-26-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By low_techy
Stunning tank, you should be very proud. Looks...

Stunning tank, you should be very proud. Looks classy :) :bounce:
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Nano reef photo :)

Just for interest :icon_cool
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Wink February 2013; General update

Well I've mess about with the layout somewhat. 10kg of 'Dragonstone' has been added and I've moved the plants around. See what you think.

I've decided to move over to a co2 method in a week or so...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By low_techy
Very unique and ghetto set up, I like it. Keep up...

Very unique and ghetto set up, I like it. Keep up the good work :)
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By low_techy
Beautiful!! How about 'valley of hope and...

Beautiful!! How about 'valley of hope and anguish' I love when people name their aquascapes in these emotive and profound ways :) you know what I'm talking about :D lovely tank, very professional...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Cool Update :)

Hey all, been a while since the last update. The hair grass didn't work unfortunately, I think the substrate didn't help. Red lotus doing nicely. I've included another internal filter for the added...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 60,472
Posted By low_techy
Talking Wow..

From an interesting high end tank to a beautiful, lush, green, heaven and fantastic focal point for your room - what great progress looking at the earlier pics and your trial and error with the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 24,724
Posted By low_techy
How interesting....

A very original and beautiful scape, I love the mix of aquatic and terrestrial plants in the same layout. I'm sure the fish are more than content....keep up the good work :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 671,402
Posted By low_techy
Low tech juwel rio 240

Hi all, I posted in here previously, but the tank has filled in nicely since the last pics - hope you don't mind. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By low_techy
How's it going?

Update please :redface:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Talking October 2012, general update

Hey all just done a quick trim and felt like sharing an update. Notable occurrences since the last one:

* Plants generally growing in nicely, several trimmings of the stem plants have taken place....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-29-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By low_techy
Yo

1) A low level of fertilisation should be fine. I'd suggest just a liquid micro fertiliser in the first instance.
2) Not in my experience; as long as there's adequate space for him to swim I can't...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By low_techy
What a fantastic tank! It's huge and I love the...

What a fantastic tank! It's huge and I love the current balance you've achieved between the hardscape areas and the pale substrate area at the front - just beautiful. I think the scape looks really...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-22-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 671,402
Posted By low_techy
Juwel rio 240; non-carbon enriched

Stock lights, occasional dose of plant fertilizer (micro's and macro's, no carbon source) ~9HR photoperiod. No water changes as of yet (~3 months in). Have had great success thus far :)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Tank update 6 (22 April 2012)

Hey all, just back from a week away and have managed to trim up the tank and have a bit of a remodel. I was very happy with the plant growth generally speaking, but thought the aquascape lacked an...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-28-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By low_techy
Nice developments

Stunning piece of wood and looks great with the moss attached. I think tanks with these interesting pieces of bog wood with moss growing on them look just fantastic. I'm very interested to see how...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-28-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Tank update 5.

Hey all, thought it would be a good time to provide an update. Generally speaking I'm very happy with the way the tank/plants are maturing. The scape is filling in slowly but surely and there's no...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-15-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By low_techy
Cichlids in planted tank?

Glad to hear the plants are looking healthier now, sounds like you know what you're doing if you're following the Walsted method then.

I'm not sure as I've never kept them, but I believe some...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By low_techy
Melting plants?!

Oh no! Sorry to hear the plants are melting....is the tank cycled already? If you have set it up and placed the plants straight in there is it possible that there hasn't been enough time for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Tank update 3

Thought it worth getting a close up of the pogostemon helferi so we can monitor progress. The small tiger lotus specimen is also visible in the back ground to the left of the picture as a few reddish...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Questions :P

Hey Pandesol, thanks for taking the time to look at my post and for your questions.

The plant in the centre with the narrow leaves and bushy appearence is 'ludwigia brevipes'. I had intended not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 671,402
Posted By low_techy
Juwel Rio 240L; non-carbon enriched stock lighting

Juwel Rio 240L; non-carbon enriched; stock lighting (2x54w without reflectors). Occasional dosing of liquid fertilizer, only up and running for a couple of weeks thus far. The plants are generally...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By low_techy
Good question!

Hey snail, good question and one I'm interested to find out too. I'm currently in the process of doing the same thing (PH in a non-carbon enriched tank) and will report back on the findings. I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,882
Posted By low_techy
Which fish to choose?

Hmm, how exciting choosing which fish to add from scratch, that must be fun. I'd say give it some thought and do some research. My approach has been a little hap-hazard with my tanks so far; a few...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By low_techy
Juwel Rio 240; non-carbon enriched new planted tank; update 2

1) Centre close up of tank
2) Right hand side close up of tank*

* I particularly like how adding moss to bog wood provides a look of nature and maturity in the scape.

All of these little...
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