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  1. Lighting
    I’m on Day 4 of my low-tech planted tank (17 gallons, 14” tall). I have the 24” Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC, and I know it may be a bit strong for my low tech tank. I’m trying to come up with a custom 24/7 color/timing schedule to lower the overall amount of lighting with complete darkness for...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    I'm planning on starting a low-tech planted tank (hence why I'm here). I read one article on suggested aquarium lights, and the NICREW ClassicLED came up as one option that was dependable and wouldn't bust bank. I bought the light, and it has arrived in the mail, but I'm reading the Amazon...
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    I am in the planning phase of setting up a 37g column tank. Measurements are 20Lx18Wx24H. Looking for low-tech low-cost lighting options for a planted SA river bottom set up. Not sure of the plants I'm using yet, but obviously need to be tolerant of low lighting conditions. I have a nice tall...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I'm planning and preparing for my first planted (low-tech) tank. I have most of my equipment set up and I'm preparing my hardscape. I've been doing as much reading as I can here and elsewhere online and think I have a pretty good idea what I want to do but have a couple questions...
  5. Lighting
    Hello Forum People, I have fallen out of having aquariums for quite a while and am just getting back into it. So for my first foray into to a planted tank i have bought a 48wx13dx24h 60 gallon tank. I am having trouble figuring out the lighting that I can use though. The tank came with a hooded...
  6. Lighting
    I'm in the process of planning my 55 gallon low tech tank (no CO2 and minimal to no ferts) and am looking for recommendations on which led lighting fixture to purchase. The tank is 48" L, 20" H, and 12" W. There will be about 2-3 inches of substrate down. I'm planning on initially having some...
  7. Lighting
    I'm setting up a low tech 55 gal (48x13 that is 20" deep) tank which has a Fugeray 48" light. I was working on some customized plumbing and DIY spraybar which is now complete and it's time to start ordering some plants. My substrate will be 2" at front to 3" at the back. The light will sit on...
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    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I'm relatively new to owning fish; I got my first real fish tank last 8 months ago. Unfortunately, all but one of my mollies have died from ammonia spikes from an improperly cycled tank :icon_cry:. The lone survivor of my terrible pet ownership...
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