Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
The guy maybe found a person/method he trusted ,and was successful with in XYZ
He was/is happy with the method he chose , which produces the effect's he was/is after.
Is when folks try to incorporate bit's and bob's of several method's when dealing with planted aquarium's that trouble often soon follow's.
Tom Barr suggested best advice I ever got with respect to planted aquariums.
Choose a method and learn it well,then try another.
I have also discovered ,that I had better success myself,by reading many opinion's and then choosing one person's advices based on their knowledge (If it appear's that they are), and follow them rather than trying to adapt everything I have read into my effort's.
If the advice given work's then great, and I could see the gentleman's reluctance to fix what aint' broken.
If the advice does not work,then I may ask my self if I might want to find someone else's advice on same topic and try their approach.
Sometimes too much info can cause us to chase our tail's while not applying ourselves to the basic's.
The internet was not around when I first began keeping tank's/fishes,and I am thankful for the info that's out there.
Just not that much interested in the numerous chemical fixes for problem's in our planted tank's as much as I am interested in the root cause of poor growth/algae problems .
When these are understood,,then good growth happen's and fewer problem's with algae.The gentleman following XYZ 's advices may be growing low light plant's under low to moderate light ,and the growth/plant's ,suit the method chosen.
Same could be said for the guy pumping 35ppm CO2 into his tank with more demanding plant's and more light than the low tech method.
He is satisfied with the method he is using.
Trouble comes I think,,when we try to incorporate high tech method and higher lighting into low tech ,low maint tanks even though we claim to wanna stick with low tech/low maint.
Is natural to wanna increase growth,but different method's require different understanding as to how to achieve desired result's.
My two cent's.
Last edited by roadmaster; 11-17-2014 at 12:54 PM.