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Friday, February 20, 2009

Comments from IAH on my low tech setup

I finally got the courage to make a post on IAH with pictures and details of my low tech moss tank setup. The following are comments and suggestions by the members

1. Adding a thin layer of sand, fine gravel will enhance the look of the tank. The placement of rock/looks can be bettered
2. Add a neutral background.
3. You can tie some spiky moss with the stones which are sitting at the front.

Will edit the post as and when there are more updates.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Low tech planted nano updates

Some pictures of the planted nano

Full tank shot - Jan 23rd 2009
 
Full tank shot - Feb 8th 2009
 
Xmas moss - Jan 23rd 2009
 
Xmas moss - Feb 8th 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Outdoor tub update

Summer is arriving and direct sunlight will heat up the tub too much for the livestock and the plants in it to survive. So I have moved the tub back to a position where there will be no direct sunlight falling on it. but ensured that there will be sufficient diffused sunlight and plenty of day light that the tub willbe recieving.

I should say that the plant growth has not been fantastic. I expected more during the winter months. Currently there are amazon swords, hygrophilla and tiger lotus that are growing in the tub and livestock are mostly guppies and ghost shrimps. Guppies are breeding like crazy.

Some pictures of the setup.

The tub on my balcony.


Couple of amazon swords have grown short and bushy because of the high light conditions.


The tiger lotus (or may be lily) send red leaves right to the surface. 


A few of my guppy fry.