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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-17-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
Thanks! I'm sure yours will look great someday,...

Thanks! I'm sure yours will look great someday, it took a while before my plants took off and started to fill in. I'm actually a little surprised everything is growing so well with the low-tech...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
The java fern I tied to the driftwood and it is...

The java fern I tied to the driftwood and it is really well attached now. The anubias nana I just wedged into an opening in the wood. It took about 6 months for the anubias to really start growing.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-15-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 34,080
Posted By lotekfish
I'm glad to see the neon goby in there. As soon...

I'm glad to see the neon goby in there. As soon as I saw your first few pictures I thought "My gobies would LOVE that tank."

Really nice tank. I used to have quite a few macro algaes in the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-02-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By lotekfish
You could try hygrophilia difformis- mine is...

You could try hygrophilia difformis- mine is growing very quickly under 1 watt per gallon of T5HO lighting and no CO2. The only problem is it had rather large leaves and may look out of scale in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
To give an idea of the growth I'm getting from...

To give an idea of the growth I'm getting from this setup, here's a photo taken in August after I moved the tank and did some major pruning and reorganization. I'd say the tank has looked like the...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-31-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,967
Posted By lotekfish
As the OP is finding out, it's very hard to do a...

As the OP is finding out, it's very hard to do a quick summary of design basics. Volumes and volumes of books have been written about theory, many brilliant works or art have been created by people...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
I learned the basic guidelines for the amount of...

I learned the basic guidelines for the amount of ferts from here and Tom Barr's website. I think I used Tom Barr's Estimative Index to get baseline amounts for my size tank and I don't think I've...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
Thank you! I'm using straight Eco Complete for...

Thank you! I'm using straight Eco Complete for substrate, nothing else. The substrate was the thing I researched the least only because I added it months before I really started thinking about a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
You're right, I found it: Echinodorus "Red...

You're right, I found it: Echinodorus "Red Devil". Updated in plant list.

Thanks for the compliments everyone- like all tanks it's a work in progress. Later I'm going to post a list of plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
Eco Complete

Eco Complete
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
Tank 38 gallon 36x12x21 Eco Complete...

Tank
38 gallon 36x12x21
Eco Complete substrate

Lighting
1x39w T5HO with Icecap reflector (on for 12 hours a day)
Giesemann Midday bulb

Filters
Eheim 2213
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
A couple of close-ups: ...

A couple of close-ups:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x52/lotekphoto/leftcloseup.jpg

Can anyone identify the red cryptocorne type plant on the right. It's my favorite plant that someone gave...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By lotekfish
38 gallons of low-tech lushness

It's been about a year since I got serious about transforming my "tank with a few plants" into a planted tank. From the start I was interested in low-tech setups partly because I just don't have a...
Forum: Fish 09-26-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By lotekfish
I found one of my corys laying on its side one...

I found one of my corys laying on its side one time looking dead as heck. I grabbed the net and went to scoop it up and it took off. I thought "OK, near dead, I'll get it later." That was a year...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By lotekfish
I just added a small angel to my 38g with a dozen...

I just added a small angel to my 38g with a dozen black neon tetras. So far all fish are getting along well. The shrimp on the other hand... I can't believe that one small angel has eaten over 50...
Forum: DIY 09-16-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By lotekfish
Hmm, that's a tough one. I'm a pathological...

Hmm, that's a tough one. I'm a pathological DIYer and that sounds exactly like something I'd try, and kind of did. I took a standard 10 gallon, disassembled it, cut the long sides down and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-06-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By lotekfish
Yeah, I can see that maybe the driftwood is a bit...

Yeah, I can see that maybe the driftwood is a bit thick for your tank but I always like the combination of rocks and wood. Maybe try replacing just the wood first and see how your like it.

The...
Forum: Lighting 09-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By lotekfish
I think you're right- it is a really good quality...

I think you're right- it is a really good quality light for the money. Do you know how much just the shell was? I have similar componenets in a DIY wood fixture I threw together because I couldn't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,643
Posted By lotekfish
I didn't think it was going to work when it was...

I didn't think it was going to work when it was just the rocks and wood, but now with the plants I can see it looking really good. I like the wood on one side, maybe it's because it looks very...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By lotekfish
I agree that reefcentral is bigger and probably...

I agree that reefcentral is bigger and probably has a broader knowledge base, but if you are setting up a nano tank, nano-reef is a really good resource. Yeah, there are a lot of young newbies there...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By lotekfish
I agree, really nice layout and good balance! ...

I agree, really nice layout and good balance! What are the dimensions of you tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By lotekfish
I agree that the planted tank is relaxing which...

I agree that the planted tank is relaxing which is why I was attracted to the idea of it last year. I do appreciate the peaceful green color and the mesmerizing small fish darting around. But my FW...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By lotekfish
The strange thing is, since writing the original...

The strange thing is, since writing the original post I've taken a good look at the tank and started to think about how I can improve and rearrange the plants. I hadn't logged into the PT site in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By lotekfish
I was really drawn into the Amano school of...

I was really drawn into the Amano school of tetras look, and thought I'd like the idea of an anonymous school of fish as opposed to the individuals in the reef tank, but in the end they aren't that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By lotekfish
planted tank humdrums- is it the fish?

Here's my situation:

I've had a reef tank for several years which I am still fascinated by. Last fall I decided to branch out and give a planted tank a shot- for the challenge, the learning, to...
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