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    Question Those of you with low tech planted set ups...


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    What is your current set up?
    root tabs? liquid/dry ferts? lights? tips/tricks?

    My set up:
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    10 italian vals
    2 anubias
    Finnex Fugeray...rates at about 40par on substrate (source: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=189944)
    flourish root tabs near/under some plants
    flourish comprehensive dosing 3ish times a week

    I'm going for low tech/moderate lighting and I think(hope) I have it...but seeing how you all have pulled it off to learn from other set ups

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    When I had my 90 gallon as a low tech planted tank, I have mostly vals in it with both root tabs and fluorite substrate. I had the best luck with root feeding plants as I could use root tabs. I just did not want to have to worry about dosing ferts which (I believe) helped me keep the tank almost algae free. The vals did outstanding that way. I also had pretty good luck with a anubias as well.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I have various low tech planted tanks [55 - 90 - 30L & 29] and use flourish tabs and comprehensive - It does the trick for me


    EDIT: I am considering trying excel or similar although I haven't found that to be a requirement at all.
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    Good to hear I'm on the right track.

    Plants are in their adjustment phase...and I hate seeming them fade initially.

    @ Cliff: How often do you replace the root tabs?

    @Goes to 11!: Same ? and how often do you dose the comprehensive?

    I have excel, but its 50/50 on helping/melting my vals. so I'd rather not risk it if things are good the way they are. ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post

    @Goes to 11!: Same ? and how often do you dose the comprehensive?
    I replace the flourish tabs every three months [Buy the 40 packs from amazon it's Way cheaper :-D ] & dose the comprehensive once a week [Or... occasionally twice if I cannot recall if I have already dosed :-P - for the most part ---> Once]

    I actually have a gallon of Metricide 14 [Same chemical compound as excel -> 'Glutaraldehyde' but far Far FAR cheaper and almost twice as strong but I have not started using it yet since I have some major tank overhauls planned for the near future.



    EDIT: I don't have vals btw
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    Well to add my 2 cents , yes to the root tabs good stuff there.

    I also have Val's that over grow each other, I have given away a bunch of them in trade.

    Over a bed of Eco-complete.

    Next tank will be larger with a lower layer of Fluorite to see any difference and also will be trying the dry ferts down the road also, thru the Tom Barr way. the EI deal.

    Any help that?

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    How often do you replace the root tabs?
    I do about the same as Goes to 11, I add new tabs about every three months or so.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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