30 gallon low tank set up

Discussion in 'El Natural & Low Tech' started by tennis4you, 23 Oct 2008.

  1. tennis4you

    tennis4you Member

    7 Jul 2008
    I am thinking of setting up a 30 gallon low tank setup.

    I have plenty of SMS substrate and PMDD and Phosphates to dose with. I want to avoid the use of CO2 for this tank (money reasons more than anything).

    Has anyone has any great luck with tanks about that size that are low tech? How much light should I have? How often would you dose a low tech tank too?

    Any help appreciated!

    Thank you,
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

    6 Jul 2007
    Aston, Oxfordshire
    Check out the journal section there are several low tech one sin there :)

  3. joeinlondon

    joeinlondon Member

    19 Sep 2008
    Have you considered going totally El Naturel, as they say? Three weeks ago I set up a small one out of curiosity and am rather excited at what's happening: good growth, very little algae so far (just a tiny bit of tasty green hair), and best of all no dosing, no CO2, no waterchanges, and a real eco-system 'feel' to it. You really feel like you are observing a natural system, rather than trying to impose your will onto nature. I think I'm becoming a Walstanite!

    But seriously - if you've not tried it I would strongly recommend it.

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