The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Helping my Co-Worker with his planted tank
View Single Post
Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
dhgyello04
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
dhgyello04's Avatar
 
PTrader: (34/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lathrop, CA USA
Posts: 823
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daworldisblack View Post
How strong are the lights on this? Depending, he can get away with lowlight plants, minimal to no fertilization and perhaps even without a filter. He can't stock the tank with too many fishes though but if the balance is there, the bioload provided by the livestock could be just enough to support the plants. The plants take care of absorbing the nitrates as ferts and the ammonium, nitrate and nitrite levels are kept low as a result. He'd need to manually clean the gravel every now and then to clean up fish poop and dose excel and Seachem equilibrium periodically but should be good. The biggest concern is lighting. If the lighting is too much, then the balance is off so it all depends on that.

I donít know if he is going to change out the lights or just keep them. I do know that he was only going to put maybe 1 Otto, 2-3 small tetras, a couple of ghost shrimp in the tank. He just wanted to mainly keep it a planted tank and not a fish tank or an invertebrate tank.

Does anyone have any pics or friends that have modified this type of tank?
dhgyello04 is offline   Reply With Quote