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Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
Yeah the planted plus seems to be well liked....

Yeah the planted plus seems to be well liked. It's a light spread for me as the whole 40b will be planted. If I wanted to add another fixture 2 planted plus would definitely be overkill.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By kevinmichael77
Do you need to dose excel daily in a low tech...

Do you need to dose excel daily in a low tech tank? I know that there is a EI low tech dosing suggestion that is about 1/3 of normal dosage give or take but didn't know you needed to dose liquid co2...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By kevinmichael77
Helps very much. So the light doesn't cover...

Helps very much.

So the light doesn't cover the whole tank uniformly?
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By kevinmichael77
Definitely want a duel stage. Trust me, I've...

Definitely want a duel stage. Trust me, I've gassed my share of fish with a single stage.


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Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By kevinmichael77
There's a guy at Barrreport that's sells great...

There's a guy at Barrreport that's sells great post body kits for just over a hundred. Then you can buy a nice regular for 40-50 bucks. The gentleman will give you instructions as well on how to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-08-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By kevinmichael77
Stuck between the planted plus and 2 stingrays....

Stuck between the planted plus and 2 stingrays. Does two fixtures naturally double the PAR? I'd need to hang the planted plus but if I can be around 30 or so PAR I'd rather sit the fixture or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
BUmp.. Anyone? Almost have enough through...

BUmp..
Anyone?

Almost have enough through plant sales to buy the light?
Forum: Aquascaping 11-03-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By kevinmichael77
Something like this? I put the rock base in a...

Something like this?
I put the rock base in a half circle at the back right corner and built the substrate up around it. Not sure how the lighting will hit it but I can eventually get a 36" fuge...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By kevinmichael77
Problem with the wood is that it's a single...

Problem with the wood is that it's a single piece. I'm to attached to it to start breaking it apart.

Maybe an island type wont work with that wood. Originally I was planning on planting heavily to...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-02-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By kevinmichael77
Yes I'll prolly add excel and dose light ferts. ...

Yes I'll prolly add excel and dose light ferts.

Would I plant the foreground plants across the whole front?

I have all the above plants coming in next week so I can still order something for...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-02-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By kevinmichael77
Thanks for the diagrams. This is a low tech...

Thanks for the diagrams.

This is a low tech tank so I'm not sure what carpet plant would work. Maybe parvula?

Will the plants that I've listed be enough to accomplish this goal?

The wood is...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By kevinmichael77
Suggestions on scape.. Possible island?

Getting ready to fill and plant my new 40b. However, I'm just not sure what to do with the scape. I love the piece of wood but now that it's in there not sure about the placement or what I want the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
I tried hangin the GLO 2x24 lights above the tank...

I tried hangin the GLO 2x24 lights above the tank but the reflectors suck and the coverage really died off in the front/back/left/right sides. Plus even without water the par wasn't that great. I'm...
Forum: Plants 10-31-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kevinmichael77
I will be using Aquasoil. I would like something...

I will be using Aquasoil. I would like something lower growing and creeping if at all possible but, again do not want to use co2.

Also having a problem deciding on the right les fixture at the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-30-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
So I'm back at square one here. Getting ready to...

So I'm back at square one here. Getting ready to set up the low tech and still need advice on a light. I was trying to use my old 24" t5 set-up but it doesn't give me the coverage I need so now I...
Forum: Plants 10-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kevinmichael77
I was thinking I the stauro as a carpet since I'm...

I was thinking I the stauro as a carpet since I'm not sure what plants carpet in a low tech atmosphere.

Would elatine hydropiper survive in a non co2 tank dosing ferts?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-30-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By kevinmichael77
Should I put peat or anything under the Aquasoil...

Should I put peat or anything under the Aquasoil or is it fine on it's own?

Kev
Forum: Plants 10-30-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By kevinmichael77
Transitioning plants from hight tech to low tech??

Had a question about moving plants from high tech to low tech? I am starting a low tech tank soon but want to buy plants for it before the weather turns so I could keep them in my high tech for the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-22-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By kevinmichael77
What is MGOC?

What is MGOC?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-17-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By kevinmichael77
Interesting stuff here fellas! I've pretty much...

Interesting stuff here fellas! I've pretty much decided that Aquasoil is what I'm going to use.

How long does the ammonia leach out if the substrate for? Does this mean I shouldn't add livestock...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By kevinmichael77
Sweet. Would 3 9l bags work for a 40b?

Sweet. Would 3 9l bags work for a 40b?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By kevinmichael77
Is ADA Aquasoil ok for low tech?

Still planning out my 40b build and am leaning towards Aquasoil as a substrate. Will this work fine or is it overkill? Part of my
Thinking is that it could very likely end up a high tech tank in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
So what sort of par should I be aiming for then? ...

So what sort of par should I be aiming for then?

I've read 20-30 par is considered low.

Plants will be mainly ferns, crypts, and moss. Perhaps a bit of blyxa or something similar.

Kev
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By kevinmichael77
What light are you using? I looked a little...

What light are you using?

I looked a little any the finnex stingrays and they seem to be relatively low par. Do you think two of these for coverage would be overkill?

I do have a 24" 2x24w t5ho...
Forum: Lighting 10-09-2014, 03:28 PM
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Posted By kevinmichael77
Has there been any updates on the Solunars from...

Has there been any updates on the Solunars from anyone at BML? I had to send mine back 3 weeks ago because it was faulty and haven't heard a whisper since. I emailed Cara a few times but haven't...
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