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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-06-2011, 04:04 AM
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Posted By j_fletch
thanks. so far the plants seem to be doing pretty...

thanks. so far the plants seem to be doing pretty well. i decided against putting them directly under the light because they were thriving in a low light tank at the lfs. i'll definitely move them if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-05-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By j_fletch
thanks, thats good information. i went with a...

thanks, thats good information. i went with a 10watt 6500k "energysmart" bulb that i just picked up from walmart, and so far it seems to be working pretty well.
as for plants, so far i've put in...
Forum: Algae 01-29-2011, 06:02 PM
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Posted By j_fletch
thanks. the current lighting came with the tank...

thanks. the current lighting came with the tank setup. its a 19 watt full spectrum (which they claim is fantastic for plant growth) i think its a T8 though.
the tank gets very little sunglight.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2011, 05:43 PM
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Posted By j_fletch
very true, lol. :icon_smil

very true, lol. :icon_smil
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2011, 10:18 PM
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Posted By j_fletch
thanks. rotala rotundifolia is one i hadn't...

thanks. rotala rotundifolia is one i hadn't thought of, and i've got a java fern in another tank with a few large daughter plants. maybe i'll transplant one of them.
Forum: Algae 01-28-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By j_fletch
that definitely sounds like the case. the...

that definitely sounds like the case.
the main reason i added the co2 canister was to bring down a really high ph. (8.0)
with the co2 it seems to have leveled out at about 7.4, which is still a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,763
Posted By j_fletch
thanks. my knowledge of specific lighting is...

thanks. my knowledge of specific lighting is still limit, so your listing of specific bulbs is extremely helpful.
my other tank has a completely natural 'scape, so i couldn't resist adding a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By j_fletch
it is set up with an HOB and the gravel is fairly...

it is set up with an HOB and the gravel is fairly large, but i might give it a shot. if all else fails, i'll just throw in a marimo ball or something, lol.
Forum: Algae 01-28-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By j_fletch
i don't have a drop checker, so i'm not sure what...

i don't have a drop checker, so i'm not sure what the bpm rate is. my co2 setup is just a sugar/yeast canister though, which i try to keep relatively consistent but isn't precisely regulated.
the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,763
Posted By j_fletch
thanks for the suggestions. i'll check to see...

thanks for the suggestions.
i'll check to see if i can find a CFL that will fit.
in retrospect, i wish i had started with a plant substrate, but i kind of just threw everything together as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,763
Posted By j_fletch
new low tech nano, need plant ideas

I recently setup a 2.5 gallon Minibow for an african dwarf frog that wasn't finding food very well in my 10gallon.
the lighting is incandescent and the substrate is plain aquarium gravel.
any...
Forum: Algae 01-28-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By j_fletch
thanks, i'll shorten the photo period and see...

thanks, i'll shorten the photo period and see what happens.
Forum: Algae 01-28-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By j_fletch
Question small algae outbreak

hey guys,
i've had my first planted tank set up for a couple months and i now have a small amount of green and brown colored algae.
so far it has only shown up on a large rock, and on my heater...
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