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Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-17-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By toffee
Sorry to hear that.

Sorry to hear that.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-17-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,662
Posted By toffee
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-10-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By toffee
OK I have no hands on experience, but gladly...

OK I have no hands on experience, but gladly share what I have read and my interpretation:



Above from Barr, he also said the grow under non-CO2, low light method would be 5-10 times slower. ...
Forum: Equipment   06-09-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By toffee
It's a submerged pump isn't it? it's rated at...

It's a submerged pump isn't it? it's rated at 210g per hour, at zero head I guess. Does it feel like it's matching that rating? What about noise and vibration level?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-09-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,662
Posted By toffee
wow, great point. Luckily reducing light...

wow, great point. Luckily reducing light intensity is a lot easier then increasing.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-09-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
Thank you guys, I got some work to do. I am...

Thank you guys, I got some work to do. I am planning to convert a wet bar which is 9ftx2ft with sink and wall on 3 sides, into a 8ftx2ftx2ft aquarium. Good thing is that power, drainage and water...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-09-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
You know guys, I would be a happy trooper if...

You know guys, I would be a happy trooper if Barr's non-CO2 approach works, that eliminates the need for CO2 and regular dosing. Plants growing slowly helps minimize need for trimming. Topping off...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-08-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
Just a thought, What about planting the giant...

Just a thought, What about planting the giant motherplant swords in these 9.4"x9.4"x4.9" deep containers ( next size down would be 7"x7" x 3.6") I can drill two holes on the top lip for the plant and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-08-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
Adding dry fert is no problem, as you said, it's...

Adding dry fert is no problem, as you said, it's like feeding one's fishes. I am wondering how low can one get away with when it comes to lights?



Any recommendation on viewing LEDs? Nice use...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-08-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,662
Posted By toffee
Your discus needs regular water changes....

Your discus needs regular water changes. Otherwise, according to Barr, his non CO2 tanks work better without regular water changes. Every water change cause a CO2 spike that benefits algae more than...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-08-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
How to find that "balance"

I am considering a largish low tech tank with just giant swords, draft wood and fishes. The objective is to have a low tech, lower maintenance tank that is mainly to display fishes with the giant...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-08-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,662
Posted By toffee
So in short, no ferts, no metricide, and reduced...

So in short, no ferts, no metricide, and reduced lighting hours and intensity solved your problem of algea. Plants are actually enjoying growth under the new less light, no fert approach, right?
Forum: Lighting   07-22-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By toffee
What's the latest el cheapo LED?

the objective is to provide enough light (ie medium) for a big tank, with foot print of 8ft x 2ft. Are there ways to minimize investment? Thanks
Forum: Fish   09-21-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,375
Posted By toffee
Little guys are stereotyped to be more...

Little guys are stereotyped to be more aggressive. Can't really prove that.

Small dogs are definitely more aggressive and vocal than big ones. My golden retriever is 80lbs+, little 10lbs dogs...
Forum: Fish   09-20-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,375
Posted By toffee
+1 most men's wet dream. On the other hand, even...

+1 most men's wet dream. On the other hand, even when 90% of male population's genital is 1/3 of body length, there will still market for enlargement ads, so one's genital can be 1/2 of body length.
Forum: Lighting   09-14-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 270,024
Posted By toffee
Not sure about that but I did use couple of 40w...

Not sure about that but I did use couple of 40w CFL with 10" (or was it 12") round reflectors, on my 180g. Not to light the whole tank but rather as spot light to grow plants right underneath them. ...
Forum: DIY   09-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 45,457
Posted By toffee
Keep up the good work hoppy!

Keep up the good work hoppy!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By toffee
In my 180g heavily landscaped tank, that was the...

In my 180g heavily landscaped tank, that was the only way to catch some of the smaller, faster fishes. Got rid of Chinese algae eaters that way, otherwise it would have taken hours to drain and...
Forum: Fish   09-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By toffee
+1 Very pretty fish.

+1 Very pretty fish.
Forum: DIY   09-13-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,282
Posted By toffee
+1, really nice. Love it. Got a few questions ~...

+1, really nice. Love it. Got a few questions ~ what is the size of the tank? What's the rated power consumption or Watts?

Thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-13-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By toffee
I tried this in the past and it really worked.

I tried this in the past and it really worked.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By toffee
+1 This is real experience.

+1 This is real experience.
Forum: Fish   09-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By toffee
Nice MVA! Anyone got a 6"+ pearl to show? ...

Nice MVA!

Anyone got a 6"+ pearl to show? Do they even grow that big?
Forum: Fish   09-08-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By toffee
Show your Pearl Gourami

Anyone got pics of nice pearl gouramis? What's the biggest pearl gourami that you have seen?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By toffee
Luckily they managed to save all the fishes that...

Luckily they managed to save all the fishes that called the tank home.
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