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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 26, Issue 76
Would you characterize your tanks more as fast growth or
slow growth? Do you add CO2? Do you run 2 or more wpg?
--- gbooth at frii_com wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 06:34:04 +1100
> > From: "Alan Walker" <walker at netcon_net.au>
> > Is there anyone here who is interested in low-tech
> planted aquariums?
> Yes, all of our tanks are currently low-tech. I think
> most aquariums are
> How would you differentiate low-tech from high-tech?
> 1) Cost? More costly implies more or fancier equipment
> which some folks
> regard as high-tech.
> 2) Time frame of your practices? If you are doing
> aquariums based on a
> 1960s book, it might be regarded as low tech. If you use
> EI it might be
> 3) Amount of your energy input? Automatic water changers
> might be
> high-tech. Siphon-and-bucket might be low-tech. Water
> barrel next to the
> aquarium for aging tap water with a pump might be
> 4) Fertilization methods? Adding "chemicals" instead of
> products might be high tech.
> 6) Lighting? 5 wpg might be high-tech. 2 wpg might be
> low-tech. Aquarium
> under a sky light in the ceiling might be high-tech.
> Aquarium next to a
> window might be low-tech.
> 5) Application of science? Trial and error might be
> low-tech. Applying a
> PhD in aquaculture might be high-tech.
> 6) ???
> George B.
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