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  1. Low Tech Forum
    Im a beginner at planted fish tanks, so i would really appreciate the help. Please read to the bottom for all information. Tank info: 4.5 gallon aquarium (with a heater)(an LED light thats on for 11.5 hours a day)(NO filter)(aka Walstad Tank) temp- 76-78ºF plants- amazon swords, hornwort...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    I am a beginner when it comes to planted tanks, so I was wondering what types of fish people would recommend for my 4.5 gallon Walstad method tank. Currently the only livestock in the tank are a few small stowaway snails(no idea what type) that came with the hornwort I bought. I'm planning to...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    https://imgur.com/a/QBtqtks I am going to take some of the plants out of this tank and put it into my 50 gal that I'm setting up here, I do however have a few questions. I tried my best to get the soil even, and I used a under how much soil I am 'supposed' to use, that isn't my concern...
  4. Lighting
    I desperately need lights soon for this tank. https://imgur.com/a/jGWQOkc It's 50 gallons and what I'm looking for is a cheap light that can go over the top, I don't want a messy bunch of lamp light sitting around the tank, any ideas?
  5. The Lounge & Introductions
    Hi, I'm Marius. I'm actively keeping fish since 2016. I'm fully devoted to Diana's Walstad ideas. I have 1 tank with CPD's and panda cories, 1 with bumblebee gobies and a third on the way with desert gobies and also a tub with rescued goldfish fry. I use common tropical plants like crypts...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    Well, the tank I have my 10 neon tetras in will soon be empty because they either all die from fin rot or they are moved to the 75-gallon tank. After that I was thinking of a shrimp tank but now I am thinking of creating a paludarium. It is a small tank, just a standard 10 leader that measures...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, So I've found myself in a wonderful situation of getting a 54 gallon corner tank this weekend. I want it to be a planted tank based on Diana Walstad's method. So it's going to be dirted, low tech, lots of plants, and good fun. I'm looking for any help with this. I have Walstad's...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    So I started my first Walstad method tank in a small 2.5 gallon desktop tank and I was reading up more on the method and different variances of the method that people have tried. For the people that have have done this method before what is your opinion/experience on using a filter or power...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm relatively new to planted tanks and tanks in general. I adopted a cute betta fish from my coworker who was moving out of state, she wanted to leave him in the office! He was in a plastic bowl with no heater, plants or filtration. I knew he would die there so the rest is...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, So I'm trying to start 2 Walstad aquariums for the first time using the equipment I already own. First, I'd like to try making a small, 1/2 gallon glass bowl with no heater, filter, and just the lighting from my desk. I'd like to use it to breed pond snails since I plan on...
  11. Lighting
    Hello, My first post. I have a 20 gallon tall tank it is approx. 24" wide x 12" deep x 16" tall and I'm looking to place 2 either 10 watt or 20 watt LED flood lights for a freshwater aquarium that I will be growing plants in using the Diana Walstad method so no chemicals, no Co2 etc... and...
  12. Low Tech Forum
    I have kept tanks for a little while, but never succeeded with plants. But I became more interested in sustainable tanks/low tech planted tanks early this year. So I made my own little experiment. There were a few constraints: 1) It had to be low cost (tank, gravel and ornament all second...
  13. Tank Journals
    Scrapped my 1G Hex tank (remember those - pushed for bettas and the like) in favor of of 5.5G rectangular glass tank. Here is what I plan to do: Tank and Equipment: 5.5 Gallon Rectangular glass tank Azoo Palm Filter Azoo Galaxy II Light (will upgrade at a later time16" Finnex FugeRay Planted+...
  14. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone! I'm totally a newbie here, but I've become obsessed with the Walstad Method and planted tanks. I just planted out a 10 gallon yesterday and would appreciate some advice. I've learned a ton by reading these threads the past few weeks. I've got the Miracle Gro organic soil as she...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    I started a Pinterest board about a month ago as I started playing with the idea of starting an aquarium, something I've wanted to do since I was a kid. I fell in love with planted tanks, and then with the Walstad method as it fits into my philosophy of doing everything as naturally as possible...
  16. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    i have been looking into the first two methods of taking care of our underwater ecosystem. for years people have been doing water changes and we all know it works BUT does that mean its the only method of taking care of your aquarium. i would like to know your thoughts about which of these...
  17. Low Tech Forum
    Hi all, we set up a very low tech dirt planted tank two days ago. I originally wanted to set it up using mineralized to soil substrate, but with the snow storms, I just soaked the top soil outside (without the wet and dry cycles) and decided to switch to the Walstad "El Natural" method. My wife...
  18. Tank Journals
    I decided to brush off my 2 gallon I had laying around the garage. recently I've had this itch to start a "closed system" type planted tank. the substrate is set up the Walstad method of dirt capped with gravel or sand. In this instance I put a layer of red clay in between the dirt and sand. so...
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