Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 36
Low Maintennace Planted tank advice

I finally got my 140 Gallon freshwater tank cycled in and populated with a blue peacock, red peacock, 3 blue zebras and a dwarf pleco. I have about three bamboo plants, a java fern, and a mixed clump of crypt/other species.

I would like these plants to grow well, and have been supplementing the tank with chelated iron. Any low cost solutions for keeping these plants healthy and thriving? I've been eyeballing the larger qty pond supplements and considering the Hydor C02 setups? My goal is cost efficient, easy to use, doesn't take up a lot of room.

Any advice is highly appreciated...
__________________

__________________
mordred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
With that size tank, using the Hydor or equivalent CO2 setups is going to be difficult. Cost and time considered, a pressurized system will suit your needs much better in the long run.

How much light are you running? Also, look at the greg watson dry ferts, very cheap and very good stuff to use for fertilization.
__________________

__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 10:54 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 36
I have four 20W 24" Plant Lights for lighting.
__________________
mordred is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
plant, planted, planted tank, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice for low-tech 55g planted aquarium JDRawe Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 02-07-2010 03:20 PM
Low Tech Planted Tank itafx Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 01-06-2008 09:05 PM
Newbie needs some lighting advice for low light planted tank omgfish Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 02-27-2007 01:14 PM
10 gallon low light (15W), low tech planted tank filter? TomK2 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 03-16-2005 11:55 AM
Add ins for low light low planted tank? Deitta Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 9 05-05-2004 03:15 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.