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Old 11-04-2010, 01:25 PM   #101
 
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redchigh, yes a good idea on the voting.
Also, you can do whatever you want as long as it fits the aquascape styles i posted.
And no, if you are going to use liquid ferts it can ONLY be ferropol and ferropol 24. Those i know.
Nothing else. It's a rule bender anyway since low tech means no liquid fert but to speed up things and help the plants grow i said ok to those 2.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:27 PM   #102
 
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Ah well, might as well go no ferts at all. (Ferropol is nearly impossible to get in USA)
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:37 PM   #103
 
im going no lights since no hood will fit on a 1.5g and it looks super awkward with one of those clip on lights. SUPER LOW TECH. im using the sun and dirt. doesnt get more natural than that...
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:01 AM   #104
 
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im using the sun and dirt
Sounds like algae land in the sun...
Why not use LED? You can play with those however you want and keep it under 3WPG.
I like the clip on lights, they look cool on a nano.

redchigh you can order it from europe, it's cheap as toilet paper.

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #105
 
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i wanna join too.are all the members welcomed to join??? whats the max tank size allowed?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:13 AM   #106
 
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Sounds like algae land in the sun...
Why not use LED? You can play with those however you want and keep it under 3WPG.
I like the clip on lights, they look cool on a nano.

redchigh you can order it from europe, it's cheap as toilet paper.
except shipping from Europe involves a plane and gas is as expensive as gold... I want my plants to grow out of the water so even if i wanted a light i need to assess my desired height before purchasing.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:13 PM   #107
 
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I might look into ferropol...

I've decided on my plan-
Definately going with a nature aquarium... I'm getting excited. (I'll have to wait to make a moss tree.)

Unfortunately I think I have to take out my driftwood... It doesn't really have an "Amano-Nature Aquarium" feel.

Sincrisis, you need a light, just look at my tanks. I have 4 tanks, and only 1 has a proper hood... The other 3 are "Macgyvered"

I'm ordering my plants now. :P

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:00 PM   #108
 
Eh, ill figure it out when i get there, i need to fabricate a hood for this tank first... which is gonna be the biggest pain cuz i need space for the sword plant i want to grow out of the water...
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:21 PM   #109
 
Does anyone know of a good plant that grows red/ redish brown that has low light requirements? I got a buncha green plants but i want something to offer contrast...

Also this has greatly moved off topic i think since it was originally a picture thread does anyone want to create a thread for this? Also i vote that kitten gets to compete too since shes a very experienced aquarist and trusted forum user.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #110
 
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As for red plants-

In order from easiest to hardest (that I have experiance with)
Crypt wendtii (red or brown is probably your best bet for true low light)
proserpinaca palustris (more of a copper color)
Echinodorus (red melon, kliener prinz) may turn green in improper conditions.
Cabomba Furcata (again, more of a copper-purple color. moderate light and low ph required)

All of these work in my light, which is about 2W per gallon.

I also vote that redknee limit the tank size to 20 gallons or less, but I'm probably trying to give myself an edge... All I have at 10's and 5's.

Oh, one more thing.
Are we allowed to submit more than one tank? (In 5 months with all the replanting and new plants, I SERIOUSLY doubt my tanks would be recognizable.That is, as long as I move the fritos scoops can off of the shelf.)

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