Tom: Low Tech Tank & Nutrient's

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Hello Obi Wan :D
You did an online chat a year ago or so on IRC that I sat thru with pleasure as you described the fundamentals and then some on a successful lowtech tank/s

I have 6 tank's, two are C02 injected(Dosing EI with great success), 3 are fish tanks with some hygo, and 1 is a low tech that I dose IE basically, it does very well,
My question is:
Do you have an article or schematic for low tech dosing? so I could compare note's, I see lot's of housewife's/moms with fishtanks and plant's that are frustrated with water clarity/algae issue's, I would like to be able to provide helpful NFO too.

Thanks for your time!
 

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Re: Tom: Low Tech Tank & Nutrient's

So you are using tanks for a babe magnet? :p
Not out there helping the burly dudes also?

I suggest a 50% weekly water change and dosing that day and then the following day the traces. This is for tanks with less than 2w/gal using CO2.

The amounts/volumes are dosed the same, but the frequency is less.

Adding more plants will help and removing what algae you can, replace over infested plants with fresh ones, add excel if they don't have CO2 etc.

It depends on the tank a lot and the light, too much causes probelms no matter what if not maintained.

Often I end up suggesting non CO2 tanks but many think they can easily convert their tanks to that method and not do 1/2 of the required steped involve. Then they complain it does not work.

But maybe after making a few mistakes they will learn. Some do, some don't.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

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:D
tom,
you mention in your dosage guide to add trace next day. why is that?
thanks, cornhusker
 

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Re: Tom: Low Tech Tank & Nutrient's

Tom Barr said:
So you are using tanks for a babe magnet? :p
Not out there helping the burly dudes also?
LOL babe magnet! Isn't that why we all do it,
Thanks for the NFO.