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  1. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, I've been doing a lot of reading on fertilizing and all of the different methods. I read about Tom Barr's low tech method. Sorry as I've been mulling and googling I cant find all of the links back to what I read. I think he says that water changes bring more CO2 (tap water), which the...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Curious how others who bought driftwood from Tom Barr prep it before putting in the tank: boil __ hours (mm tannins soup)? soak in cold water ___ weeks? oven bake? debark? bleach dip? I plan to tie plants to it don't want to deal with that "newly submerged wood fungus growth" fun.. some of the...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have been around the hobby for over forty-five years, but I still only know just enough to be dangerous:red_mouth and am the proud parent of a built-in 90 gallon fresh water planted tank located in my family room. As for my knowledge, it mostly came from books and recently online. I knew that...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Oliver Knott, Takashi Amano, Who has the best scapes Amano: + clearly the king, no complaints there + perfect Oliver Knott: - Many of his tanks are Micky mouse, tawdry - although he has a wide scope i feel he has sold out, many of his new tanks are reminiscent of the guys on animal...
  5. Plants
    This being my first tank, it is not cycled so I thought starting emersed would be the easiest way to get it going. I planted some Japanese hairgrass 2 days ago in my 20 gallon tank.. I will also be planting some HC when my order gets to the LFS. Im using regular black Flourite as a substrate...
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