My ULTRA Lowtech

tirtha1979

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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
 

aakks

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Jul 22, 2009
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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.
 

Biollante

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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
 

DaBub

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Oct 18, 2009
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Wow!

like wow.

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

You are my hero! :D