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My ULTRA Lowtech

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by tirtha1979, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. tirtha1979

    tirtha1979 Prolific Poster

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    2007 Nov. I started this tank which was a very high maintenance with mostly stems. But in 2008 Jan, after my daughter's birth, I started running out of time. So that setup went for a toss. Then just before last summer I planned to transform it to a low maintenance tank and finaly I made it ultra low maintenance and low tech tank.

    The tank as of today....

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    Tank: 50"x24"x24"
    Filter: Eheim 2217 (2 ltr Biomech included later)
    Light: 2x150watt MH (8000K). 8 Hrs a day.
    Ferts: KNO3, K2SO4, KH2PO4, CSM +b, Fe 10% (Once in 2 weeks. Sometimes once in a month)
    CO2: N/A
    Water Change: 80% WC after every 10 Days

    Here is the plants list I can remember as of now.

    Anubias:

    Nana
    Petite
    Barteri
    Lanceolata
    Coffeefolia
    Congensis

    Moss:

    Java
    Spiky
    Flame
    Taiwan
    Mini Taiwan
    Christmass
    Weeping
    Round Pelia (Not a moss though)

    Crypts:
    Wenditii Green
    Wenditii Brown
    Wenditii Tropica

    Ferns:
    Java Ferns Narrow
    Java Fern Needle

    Barclaya longifolia
    Hydrocotyle umbellata
     
  2. aakks

    aakks Junior Poster

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    Very nice! Are the huge water changes necessary? I am setting up an office tank and going for ultra-low maintenance. 80% water changes every 10 days would kill me.
     
  3. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    Ultra-Low Tech

    Hi Tirthankar, aakks,

    Water changes are helpful in almost all cases. :gw

    Certainly understand time issues, this is a hobby and should relieve, not increase stress. After all it is not, well, golf.:eek:

    Tirthankar I think you have a nice selection of plants and a beautiful, well-established tank. :cool:

    I do not know quite weather “ultra-low” tech is possible or even quite what it means. It seems like a lot of light, but wow! ;)

    Biollante
     
  4. DaBub

    DaBub Guru Class Expert

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    Wow!

    like wow.

    what a tank and with all that light, low tech/maintenance!

    You are my hero! :D
     
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