Tell me what u think guys.
What are your inhabitants and are you using a co2 system or just dosing regular ferts? Are there any ponds,lakes,streams that you could get some native plants and add to a quarantine bucket to see how they do with your current water parameters then possibly add to your tank?Mickiemas said:
Inhabitant juvenile goldfish, 3 spot gourami, swordtails, and guppies. I have DIY CO2 which is working great for the crypt wendtiI red and the Ludwigia Repens. There is a river not too far but no ponds or likes I can think of. I DNT remember seeing plants at River either just algae.kallililly1973 said:
The plants in there are almost too much now it's just that I'd like some variety. The crypt just sent off a new runner tho so that's a plus.kallililly1973 said:Hmmm if their are some small outlets to the river you may be able to find something. If not maybe do some propagating to the plants that are doing well in there to fill your tank that way.
Hmm sorry I don't relly have any other ideas aside from trying to find some plant growers that can deliver to your area. Have you checked local media or aquabid or ebay... sorry I can't be more help.Mickiemas said:
Thanks a lot but yea I have checked the problem is they won't allow live plants to be shipped here without certain certification to come thru customskallililly1973 said:Hmm sorry I don't relly have any other ideas aside from trying to find some plant growers that can deliver to your area. Have you checked local media or aquabid or ebay... sorry I can't be more help.
The dirt is from my back yard in Jamaica this dirt is high in iron. I don't think I can go filterless because I have quite a few fishes in here I use it as a grow out tank so it's always going to have a lot of juvenile fishes and going filterless will be a trial and error thing. I am going to make a smaller aquarium soon maybe that one I will try the filterless method.Foxxway said:Looks great. I'm wanting to try this method. What kind of dirt did you use? Are you going to go filterless at some point like FooThe Flowerhorn did in his long series of videos? Is that where you got the idea? I think it would be great having to rely less on electricity and let the tank reach equilibrium, if it really does work. However, Foo seems like a very patient guy.
Lol. Thanksangelcraze said:I like it! Ludwigia is growing nicely on a slight slant, fish look happy, looks great so far.
Also like your music choice for the vid lol, I picked the same one for one of mine.
Yes, brighter light will do that, looks good! I also do dirted tanks btw, love them!Mickiemas said:Lol. Thanks
The lights are stronger to the corners so that's why they're growing sloant but I kinda like that they're not straight up.
Omg lots! I've had many dirted tanks over the years!Mickiemas said:You have video or pics?
Oh yea I remembered you showing me this tank before but I didn't know it was dirted. That's a lot of dirt I only have a thin layer. Next dirted tank I do I'm gonna use more dirt cuz I'm sure my current one won't last nearly as long as 5 years. Lolangelcraze said:Omg lots! I've had many dirted tanks over the years!
This is my 90g the other day.
Tank is at least 5 years old. Big dirt beds of 6-8 inches at the sides and back. Seriously 0ppm nitrates! 8 angels, 3 adult BN plecos and babies, amano shrimp. No ferts, just root tabs now and then here and there. So easy, plants just explode everywhere!
That was very nice.I see u got the aquascaping touch. Lol those look really good.angelcraze said:Ok here's another you might not seen. I don't have it going anymore, this was when I first started it, maybe 6 months to a year in
Lol, it was my krib tank. Lots of baby kribs. My goal was color for this tank. I can't seem to acheive that in my deep tanks. This one is only 18" deep.
Just might help to read up on it a bit first. But ime, plants just LoVe dirt and if I plant up from the start, algae stays away. Harder to do in a pond, but blocking light with floating plants can really help. That's assuming there are no goldfish or koI because they demolish plants!Foxxway said:Do you guys know if anyone has tried this method for tub ponds? It has me thinking now?