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Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-02-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,409
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Posted By Itwasntme
The tank when I started it at the beginning of...

The tank when I started it at the beginning of september and today. Maybe i should do some trimming but Im so happy with all those plants, maybe tomorrow..!??

A month ago T8s were changed to leds,...
Forum: Lighting 12-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Itwasntme
Hmmm...I`m still curious. If Im correct, plants...

Hmmm...I`m still curious. If Im correct, plants do protect themselves from too strong light by turning red, right? The sword was green-lightly brownishs for eight months (after giving MH away), now...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Itwasntme
Might be, but what explains that the sword is as...

Might be, but what explains that the sword is as red as with metalhalides but still no algae? When I used to have MH, I had to bump tons of C02 and fertz not getting algae farm, but now daily Excell...
Forum: Lighting 11-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Itwasntme
micheljg: They are actually these...

micheljg: They are actually these http://www.jussinmaki.net/verkkokauppa/led_tyoevalo_27w_10_32v-p-14487-73/ but there is nothing special to know.

Steve001, do you think its PAR what makes the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 70,775
Posted By Itwasntme
Heres couple of pics of my new tanks...

Heres couple of pics of my new tanks HMF-solution. The tank is 150g, as you can see, the HMF is quite small and doesnt take much room in the corner. There runs a spraybar behind plants so you can`t...
Forum: Lighting 11-28-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Itwasntme
T8->leds, what explains the difference?

I changed my T8s (poor ballasts without reflectors) 4x58w (1xPhilips Aquarelle, 3xPhilips TLD 865) to 4x27w 6500K leds. 2000 lumen/light. Leds are Cree powerleds (wich ones???), 9 per light. Thats...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Itwasntme
We have splendida hybrids, blehers (?), blue-eyes...

We have splendida hybrids, blehers (?), blue-eyes and Madagascars in a 150g bow-tank. There is a possibility to stay on peaceful side (low flow) and hi-flow side, they ALL spent their time hi-flow...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By Itwasntme
Need help with this led

Im a quite noobie when it comes to leds so if someone of you can help a bit with this led light would be really kind.

A friend of mine has a nice new led above his 10g aquarium (without plants...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Itwasntme
Thank you, wkndracer, again. You really offered...

Thank you, wkndracer, again. You really offered something new to think about and you are right. RO-unit in no-no for me but let me explain a bit how I found myself thinking of this EC-thing. I came...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-19-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Itwasntme
Thank you. This is so confusing because it is...

Thank you. This is so confusing because it is said its good to check your WC-regime with the help of donductivity, but how to do it, is not told anywhre!

wkndracer: what you are saying, sounds...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Itwasntme
Conductivity, when to do WC

This whole EC-thing is pretty new to me, so I apologize if I sound like an idiot. I bought an EC-meter. Specs of tap water are GH 4-5 (now, changes quite alot between 4-7), pH now 7,4 (usually 8),...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-17-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Itwasntme
Thanks, Diana, again. As a profesional gardener...

Thanks, Diana, again. As a profesional gardener Im familiar with garden and house plants needs. Unfortunately it seems a bit difficult to get Osmo tabs here with reasonable prize so I keep going with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Itwasntme
You are right, but theres a lot of fast growing...

You are right, but theres a lot of fast growing plants and I suppose there is something going on since the nitrates has gone down so quickly. I prune plants once a week. Even cryptos and swords are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Itwasntme
Thank you very much for your response. The target...

Thank you very much for your response. The target is to do as little as possible but Im sure that fish do like WCs so the target is not stay away from it "at all" but "enough". Im considering to bay...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Itwasntme
WCs and low nitrate

We have four low techs, all of them are now for some reason pretty low in nitrates, 1-3ppm. Earlier they used to be 10-20ppm before WC but I guess tanks have matured and plants (heavily-med planted)...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Itwasntme
Oh, Im sorry I havent replyed this, thank You...

Oh, Im sorry I havent replyed this, thank You all. Well, I bought the fert and used it as freezed with water. It worked oh-so-well and caused no harms at all. I didnt get long time experince with it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-23-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 70,775
Posted By Itwasntme
Heres a closer look of one of our HMFs. The...

Heres a closer look of one of our HMFs.

The other pic shows that you can hardly see it behind bushes on the corner of the tank. Its been working about 1,5 years without any care and I just love...
Forum: Substrate 06-17-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,813
Posted By Itwasntme
This was the case about three weeks ago, then I...

This was the case about three weeks ago, then I changed sand to JBL Manado. The tank was rescaped in April, before that there was just some small plants with driftwood.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-09-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Itwasntme
Source of nitrogen: plants. Is it OK

I found a garden fert where source of nitrogen is wheat, field mustard, soy, barley etc, does this contain ammonium? This has been the only fert without urea I have found. Im a bit afraid to use...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-30-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,263
Posted By Itwasntme
Who has "sand only tank to show"? Well, I have,...

Who has "sand only tank to show"? Well, I have, five, this is one of them. This topic makes me smile a bit, in my homecountry we have thousands of only sand-tanks (substrates are not sale!) without...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 706,312
Posted By Itwasntme
Not sure if these are true low-techs, but... ...

Not sure if these are true low-techs, but...

First pic: 125g, lightning T8 2x36w+2x30w, ferz: K2SO4, Plantex and some ekstra iron, Excel, filtration HMF and 2xinner filter. This was mid-tec with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-29-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 706,312
Posted By Itwasntme
Thats really nice Rhaethe, good work and...

Thats really nice Rhaethe, good work and congrats! That piece of wood is also awsome. What tube(s) you are having? The light is very good I think, makes the tank a bit mysterious.

Really good to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Itwasntme
Thanks lauraleellbp. Iv seen your tanks and oh...

Thanks lauraleellbp. Iv seen your tanks and oh man, they are awsome! Iv been thinking that, use just root tabs. So far I can get only two kind of root tabs: for aquarium use wich contains only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Itwasntme
Zeke, I think the "java" is more likely a sword...

Zeke, I think the "java" is more likely a sword plant, Echinodorus. Especially those round leaves at the front of the plant belong to emersed grown sword plant wich will melt away. Im not 100% sure,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Itwasntme
I forgot to mention my sons small one, a true...

I forgot to mention my sons small one, a true low-light. He has about 10G at his working table. The light is 1x18w. I think it is a very sweet tank and best of all, no algae now (used to have a big...
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