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Old 08-16-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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Showing off (I hope) low tech planted 29g

OK, the 75gal is gone. I do miss it, but I also like not having to come up with 4' of wall for the thing. I picked up a cheap 29gal set up, upgraded to a 2 bulb fixture and decided to try the low tech plant technique (ie, no CO2, no fertilizer). The first pic is from about week 2.5, the second is week 4ish. Filter is a Penguin 125. Last water test was 0 for nitrite & ammonia, 7.5 nitrate, 7.5 pH. How's it looking?



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Old 08-16-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Filling in nicely.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:15 PM   #3
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Needs more plants.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:00 AM   #4
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Looking good, I second the more plants needed. Plants are addictive too.
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More Plants and a background IMO.
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That IS a background!

Stupid camera...
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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So, week 8ish. Still need more plants?

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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I apologize for any misunderstanding. For some reason I could only see the top pic of your last post where you can see your HOB.
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i really like this tank. Looks great!
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I'd like to move the taller plants to the back/sides, but I'm wondering if it's possible to do that without creating a mess since there is potting soil under the sand. Any hints/ideas?
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I have some pretty high light tanks and a couple pretty low light planted tanks. In some ways the low light tanks are a little more fun. Things do not grow nearly as fast, and it becomes a challenge to see what you can do with limited light. You might be surprised to see what actually grows in low light. I have some Bacopa that grows better in my low light invert tank better than any place else.

Nice looking tank BTW.
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I really like having lots of plants, so I'd add more. It's coming along nicely and would probably qualify as lightly to moderately planted now.
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I'm wondering if it's possible to do that without creating a mess
The tank look like it's coming along nicely. One way to minimize the mess of replanting is to take the water very low (2 inches), then move your plants, allow it to settle a bit, then refill. Because you have a layered substrate, you will still get some mixxing. You may have to add a little more sand to cover any potting soil that comes up.
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