My Dirted and planted low tech 55g Cleaned up with new plants

  1. reaper12122 Member Member

    What do ya think guys and girls? WP_20140708_21_51_39_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_51_54_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_52_07_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_52_18_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_52_33_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_52_49_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_52_59_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_53_19_Pro.jpg WP_20140708_21_53_35_Pro.jpg
     
  2. Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    That looks amazing :O I love the natural look and there is so much stuff going on you don't get bored. Love it :p

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  3. NCE12940 Well Known Member Member

    Super nice!
     
  4. Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    I have to ask. What r those floating plants with your duckweed?

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  5. Kindafishy Well Known Member Member

    Absolutely beautiful.
     
  6. atc84 Well Known Member Member

    It's a type of giant duckweed i believe. Much easier to control than regular duckweed. :D

    Very impressive setup, especially the wood pieces you put in there. Where did you learn how to do the dirted tank? Are you familiar with the walstad method?

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. reaper12122 Member Member

    just did a bunch of google searches and and just went for it. but theres a youtube channel called dustinsfishtanks hes got great info.
     
  9. Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    That's what I thought it was lol :) I like the look of it, and yes it looks alittle easier than duckweed to deal with haha

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  10. jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    Water lettuce is restricted in a handful of states. Other larger (than duckweed) floater options include Azolla, Salvinia, Red Root Floater, and Amazon frogbit.
     

  11. atc84 Well Known Member Member

    ah no wonder i didn't recognize it, it's banned in California as far as i'm sure(everything is banned in California tbh).

    Yeah i've watched DFT, really great tips and ideas on it. Really simplifies dirted tanks, similarly to the walstad method.
     
  12. reaper12122 Member Member

    totally legal in NC lol. im more into there root systems they do a great job of keeping my water column clean and crystal clear and they use up the excess nitrates which is a plus and they just look sweet and r really easy to grow lol
     
  13. Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    Yea I think it's illegal here. Thanks for the list! That helps a lot

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