How beautiful. I'll admit, I didn't think I'd like your low tech tank, but you've once again proved to us that high light isn't needed in creating a nice aquarium.
I'm not sure I'd qualify it as low tech even though if you judged it by the less than 0.8 wpg I have it would be considered low tech. I'm sure many will disagree but after seeing the results now that I have the flow issue corrected, I wouldn't doubt that many plants that are considered high light would do well albeit at a slower growth rate. I even have pearling of the blyxa .How beautiful. I'll admit, I didn't think I'd like your low tech tank, but you've once again proved to us that high light isn't needed in creating a nice aquarium.
I have no experience with AHS so I can't really make any comparison. My best suggestion would be to check out Hoppy's sticky on PAR values in the Lighting forum.So how much brighter would T5HO be compared to double the wattage AHS supply compact flourescents? How much, how often, and what are you dosing?
I think I also need to get a bit more flow in my tank.
Again, great tank, and my goal is to have one that looks at least half that good.
It's inert aquarium gravel. One of the CaribSea naturals to be more specific. If I ever do another tank or redo this one I'll probably give one of the plant specific substrates a try.Thats a great looking tank,what substrate are you useing.
Show off! :redface: Laura - I am a closet low techy. Two of my tanks are without co2 and fertilizing.I even have pearling of the blyxa .