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how do you tell if your tank is "high" tach or "low" tech??
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Diff people have diff definitions.

To me, Low Tech means low light and CO2 isn't necessary, though a person may add DIY CO2 if they want.

High Tech means pressurized CO2 is on the tank and is usually higher light.





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how do you tell if your tank is "high" tach or "low" tech??
Its like lauraleellbp said every has there own definition of high and low tech
high tech to me would be very expensive high end equipment fish tank monitoring system, rimless tank $300+ lighting, auto dosing so on and so on. Low tech is what almost every has I would think your basics co2 can filter $200 lighting and so on.

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all right thanks... i was just wondering if there was a line drawn somewhere but you guy got me on the right track
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I actually think of three levels:

Low - Std lighting, no or DYI Co2.
Medium - CFL Lighting, pressurized C02 (w/wo monitoring), manual dosing.
High - Halide lighting, rimless, fully monitored with auto dosing.

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High Tech: Robot fish, controlled by a PC, with real growing, blooming silk plants, using crystal clear mineral oil in the tank - rimless, of course.

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I still do not really know the difference.
I suppose ignorance is bliss.

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When I think of high and low I think of it in the terms lauraleellbp described.

Oh how I wish I could afford a high tech setup.
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I still do not really know the difference.
I think you are finding out the we don't either.

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Diff people have diff definitions.

To me, Low Tech means low light and CO2 isn't necessary, though a person may add DIY CO2 if they want.

High Tech means pressurized CO2 is on the tank and is usually higher light.
That's pretty much how I think of it too, very basic guidelines.

Or even more generally, don't post about your tank in the low tech forum if you have pressurized CO2


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I tend to just put in the the catagory of how much light.

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High Tech: Robot fish, controlled by a PC, with real growing, blooming silk plants, using crystal clear mineral oil in the tank - rimless, of course.
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Low Tech: A screensaver (on a CRT)

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"whats the difference between high and low tech? ..."

About $400.


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"whats the difference between high and low tech? ..."

About $400.
heh, that sounds about right..

To me low tech means low and high tech means high light. Just by definition, a high light tank will need accompanying injecting CO2 (non yeast), and dosing nutrients.


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