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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-21-2013, 01:24 AM
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Posted By stephenjr
I changed my plant order. I figured 30 swords...

I changed my plant order. I figured 30 swords would be a bit much. I have ordered 15 swords, 2 java ferns, red tiger lotus, multiple pots of four leaf clover.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-19-2013, 01:47 AM
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Posted By stephenjr
about the same but process is much slower as far...

about the same but process is much slower as far as adding corals and fish. most corals present a large bioload per coral and if stocked to fast will result in algae outbreaks and loss. extreme...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM
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Posted By stephenjr
the tank has been up and running for about 3...

the tank has been up and running for about 3 weeks. I just added the canister filter to the system. I will absolutely check all of my levels before adding any fish. I have kept saltwater reef tanks...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-17-2013, 08:09 PM
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Posted By stephenjr
Got the canister hooked up today. Going to buy as...

Got the canister hooked up today. Going to buy as many planted as I possibly get this weekend and maybe a school of hatchet fish and some angels
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By stephenjr
After reading the lighting sticky about par...

After reading the lighting sticky about par values I chose to go with thE HD diamond plate 2 x t8 fixture with 6500k bulbs.light is 29.5 inches over substrate.will also make the change to canister...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-13-2013, 04:39 AM
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Posted By stephenjr
new 140 gallon low techtank

Hey everyone! I been bouncing ideas to start a high tech vs low tech aquarium. I have decided to go low tech. my tank measures 48x24x28H. my substrate is a 50/50 mix of flourite and filter sand....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
I think I may lean toward a low tech tank for...

I think I may lean toward a low tech tank for now. Finding out equipment will cost more than want to spend at the moment.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
I was under the impression that I would loose co2...

I was under the impression that I would loose co2 due to the splashing. I suppose I could bring water level up over drain to eliminate splashing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By stephenjr
I have decided to drop the the sump and add a...

I have decided to drop the the sump and add a canister filter so co2 injection will be easeir to accomplish. should I do a diy reactor, buy one, one use a large diffuser?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
No tank cover. I want a thick jungle type with...

No tank cover. I want a thick jungle type with carpet effect on the substrate. As far as fish go. A school of angels with other community fish such as Cory cats, tetras, rainbow fish, and maybe a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
Distance to substrate will be about 30".

Distance to substrate will be about 30".
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By stephenjr
I'm looking at 3 fixtures. Coralife,sun blaze,...

I'm looking at 3 fixtures. Coralife,sun blaze, aquatic life. As far as plants. Various swords, tiger lotus, dwarf babies tears, and some different mosses.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
So if I was to go with a two bulb fixture, would...

So if I was to go with a two bulb fixture, would I even need to use a co2 system? Would this be considered low medium or high lighting?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
Would my current light be considered high...

Would my current light be considered high intensity? 250watt metal halide about 46 inches off of substrate
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
seachem flourish twice a week. That makes since...

seachem flourish twice a week. That makes since with the sump.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
Here is a pic. I want to get rid of canopy. I...

Here is a pic. I want to get rid of canopy. I have some mold growing in it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By stephenjr
New to forum and planted tanks. Advise welcome

Im new to planted aquariums. I have done saltwater for years. I am starting with 150 gallon 48x24x30H. I have flourite mixed with filter sand 50/50 on the mix. will add more flourite as money allows....
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