Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by shiv234, Aug 3, 2017.
Can i see some pictures of your low tack planted aquariums please..needs ideas for a 15 gallon
Here's the hardscape side of my 55, all low tech lower light plants (except the moss, which will move to the more well lit area after it adjusts) this side will have vallisneria and lilies for blocking out more light. This is an ultra low light betta 5 gallon tank. Has dwarf lily and several narrow petite anubias plants. It's a fairly older photo.
What do you define as low tech? I have a tank with no CO2, just soil and ferts, nothing hard nor fancy really. It has a CFL bulb of about 1800 lumens. Its planted to the point I dont need to run a filter on it. I think people often really mean "easy maintenance tank" instead of "low tech". You can have pretty easy nice tanks with just some ferts and light.
i mean no co2 and just natural fertilizers from the fish and indirect sunlight
At the end of the day it depends on what you want to achieve. I like jungle tanks. In my 2 planted tanks I need to dose nitrogen to achieve that because fish poop isnt enough. If you just wants a few plants, depending on the ammount of indirect sunlight, you could do some easy plants but I wouldnt expect a jungle tank or very fast growth to ocuur. If that is what you want then go for it, I have a tub outside and I would love to have all my tanks on sunlight, free high quality light!
Here is one i recently set up. It is more like an underwater desert-scape.
Good Led lights, no ferts, no CO2, Just fish poop.
nice i love all these aquariums
Just starting out with a lightly planted tank
This was 2 weeks ago 3 weeks after setup will post another pic tomorrow when I feed the fish as it has filled out a lot more Planted in sand some liquid fert and root tabs just to help with stress as they were out of water for 4 days when the 330gal exploded This was the tank 25 June This was the 330gal no fert just twin t8 and natural light
My super low tech setup. It only gets non direct window lighting. I think it holds about 3g. I had it for a while, but was kind of forgotten about and neglected to the point where only an inch of water remained. I just filled it back up a week ago. No live stock.
day 1 today just root tabs and a 10,000k led. dont even do water changes on this tank, just top it up, plants take care of ammonia. day 1 today just root tabs and a 10,000k led. dont even do water changes on this tank, just top it up, plants take care of ammonia.
In order of pictures, 10 gallon, 5.5 gallon, then my 2.6 gallon
Water level is a little low, neglected my water changes this week! 29 gallon, low light LED, no ferts except Flourish tabs, and Controsoil aquarium soil. Lots of low light plants such as crypt retrospiralis, red tiger lotus (not visible as it is a baby), and red flame sword. No heater as all fish need cooler temps.
Those look amazing! I really love the first one with the light substrate! How big is that tank??
I used to have planted aquariums, but I never had good luck with long term keeping the plants alive. Here's a picture of my 2.5 gallon when it had live plants. I no longer have that tank running.
My sons 10 gallon. Java fern, trident java, anubias (3 different types), dwarf water lettuce, amazon sword and a banana plant. Basic led lighting that came with his tank and its on for 8ish hours a day and no ferts.
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