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Old 07-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #21
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Can read up Tom Barr and Diana Walstad on how to do low tech planted tank. Especially like Walstad book, can borrow from NLB. Cannot find, I have a copy too, can loan you also.

Plants keep thoese hardy hardy ones....throw in more drift wood and ketapang leaves and make the water tinted brown, altum will look better in this color, me think.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #22
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Thanks bro for the leads.

Will do so
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #23
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Want to do planted for most of my tanks now.

See how this tank goes.
Worried plants die off in my no CO2 and planted lights/chiller set up.
I had one 3-footer planted before i journeyed into FH keeping… And it was just terribly hard to maintain without CO2 and chiller. Plants weren't as green as it should be… Some more demanding plants would slowly rot away etc.
I can't imagine having to maintain this 6-footer
At the end of the day, I felt i should have gone all out to provide the essentials (CO2, Chiller, Hi-power lights) or i should have saved money and buy nicer FHs
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #24
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Minimum requirement to keep the plants green and thriving is light.....

All my 45cm tanks are planted but without gravel (only top up with bioearth) and timer is set from 6am to 7pm

No weekly dosage of ferts etc and my java fern, riccia, duck weed etc do very well....in fact have to do bi weekly harvest of my floaters or it will over run my tank.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #25
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Swee , doc ong .

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:53 AM   #26
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Will update bros, thanks for the tips and sharing.

Inspired to do a zen garden in a 3 footer as next project. With a twist, if my idea works out.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:43 AM   #27
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Almost completed set up.

Now don't think got space for altums in there















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Old 12-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #28
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Nice set up but I don't think the fern behind can survive for long underwater
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:34 PM   #29
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bro, if you put altum in.... they will have good streamless tetra food
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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Doc... yr planted tank looks more like jungle tank liao.....
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