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Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-25-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By FarCanal
Ideas on how to improve it? What do you want to...

Ideas on how to improve it? What do you want to improve, it looks pretty good to me. I'm surprised your giant danio's don't eat the duckweed. I used to grow duckweed to feed to my Rainbowfish. I used...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
G'day brion0, It is a good tank from a...

G'day brion0,

It is a good tank from a maintenance point of view. Being able to take plants out and trim/divide/repot is something I really like. I find it a great way to try things out. I do a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-06-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By FarCanal
Quite possibly. I have no experience with T12's...

Quite possibly. I have no experience with T12's so I'm unable to comment on how well they grow plants. The only bulbs I can get here (regional Queensland, Australia) are T8's. I've asked my LFS about...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-06-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By FarCanal
Yes I run CO2 as an algae control. I've had that...

Yes I run CO2 as an algae control. I've had that tank running for over 5 years. The CO2 has been added in the last 6 months. The difference to growth rate is marginal at best.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By FarCanal
... you can't be serious, have a look at the link...

... you can't be serious, have a look at the link in the message before yours.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By FarCanal
The colour spectrum is more import than the...

The colour spectrum is more import than the lumens of out put. All those plants you have mentioned will be fine in very low light. Have a look at how the bolbitis grows in this tank of mine;...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-02-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,654
Posted By FarCanal
That sword is pretty common here is Australia if...

That sword is pretty common here is Australia if it's the same one as what I have. I bought mine labelled as E. Tennellus Broad but I've seen some people call it E. Grisebachii. Easy to grow and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-30-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,654
Posted By FarCanal
G'day Mate, Another Aussie here. You can...

G'day Mate,

Another Aussie here. You can check out my low tech tank here;
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/low-tech-forum/72758-less-than-1wpg.html

I trust you're a member of the Australian...
Forum: Plants 09-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By FarCanal
I started with a shopping bag full, thankfully my...

I started with a shopping bag full, thankfully my LFS was doing a big prune on a display tank and it only cost me $12. It was a few years ago though.

That tank was a 240L (65G) with 2 36W T8's...
Forum: Plants 09-25-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By FarCanal
I have a few questions and possible causes; ...

I have a few questions and possible causes;

1. What is the water temp? I've found if the water goes above 28C for extended periods I can get breakouts of what looks like a fern rot.

2. Do you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-13-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Cheers. The CO2 as above. For the ferts I use 1...

Cheers. The CO2 as above. For the ferts I use 1 drop of a fert made here in Australia daily, Dino Pee. It's very similar to Seachem Flourish. And once or twice a week I add a single drop of trace. So...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-12-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
I use the water from the tap, treat it with "Ph...

I use the water from the tap, treat it with "Ph Down" powder and Seachem Prime and age the water anywhere from overnight to a week. I know the prime is not needed when ageing water but I'd prefer to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-11-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
I try and keep the PH around 6.8, bolbitis will...

I try and keep the PH around 6.8, bolbitis will get a black dis-coloration if kept above a Ph of 7.0. Out of the taps here the water is Ph 8.0.
Forum: Plants 09-05-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By FarCanal
It's a common problem with popular names. Here in...

It's a common problem with popular names. Here in Australia Ceratopteris thalictroides is often called Water Sprite, the name Chinese Water Fern is less common.
Forum: Plants 09-05-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By FarCanal
I hope this is what you're looking for. This is a...

I hope this is what you're looking for. This is a picture of some bolbitis I traded recently. I don't have any pics of the chinese plant that are useful but it looks nothing like this and the...
Forum: Plants 09-05-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By FarCanal
Looks like Hygro Difformis (Wisteria) to me too. ...

Looks like Hygro Difformis (Wisteria) to me too.

So far I've heard Bolbitis heudeloti called African Water Fern & Congo Water Fern. There is a plant often called Chinese Water Fern that looks...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-05-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By FarCanal
Some of the plants you have coming, are any of...

Some of the plants you have coming, are any of them ferns? They should go well in this tank. Any of the Java ferns or Bolbitis if you can keep the algae off it.
If you're still looking for a moss to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-05-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Mate I'm in Central Queensland on the coast, a...

Mate I'm in Central Queensland on the coast, a town called Gladstone. Which part of Australia did you get to see?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-04-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
G'day Karackle, Current this tank is stocked...

G'day Karackle,

Current this tank is stocked with 30 Ember tetra's and 2 species of Native Australian Shrimp. I put 30 of each shrimp (Chamelion & Red Nose) in and they seem to breeding pretty...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-03-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
I wouldn't say that CO2 was the answer because...

I wouldn't say that CO2 was the answer because all the ferns were in this tank prior and would grow OK. CO2 has helped with growth rate, algae control and just helps get that "more lush" look.

The...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Crystalview - It is a very interesting plant...

Crystalview - It is a very interesting plant indeed, one that seems to have been lost to the hobby and only recently rediscovered. I just checked for the proper spelling and it's FISSIDENS BERTERO1...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-01-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Like I said, I've done it without CO2 but it's...

Like I said, I've done it without CO2 but it's better with. Less Algae, more plant growth. I wouldn't have thought that a bit of sugar, yeast and water would make it "not low tech"??

Once I saw...
Forum: Plants 09-01-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By FarCanal
I find the trick with Bolbitis (and all Ferns) is...

I find the trick with Bolbitis (and all Ferns) is to not bury the Rhizome and give it plenty of current. I've been keeping Bolbitis for 6 years or so and I've learned a lot over the years. I always...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Yeah that's a bit of a hard learned lesson for...

Yeah that's a bit of a hard learned lesson for me. This tank is my favorite now and looks better than some of my higher light tanks! Not to mention being a squillion times easier to maintain.


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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-01-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By FarCanal
Less than 1WPG

G'day from Downunder,

I thought I would share this tank with you seeing how you have a "Low Tech" section. This tank started off as being my spare tank where I would keep my older large fish and a...
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