Help on low tech approach

Discussion in 'El Natural & Low Tech' started by 5678, 10 Oct 2015.

  1. 5678

    5678 Member

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    Ive set my old 45l cube up for my son (well, I'll look after it and teach him about it all!) but I want some verification on my approach please...

    Trying to keep it very simple
    - internal filter with foam and siporax
    - internal heater
    - Amazonia
    - TMC mini tile on 30% for 6 hours (tank gets natural daylight all day long.)

    Plant wise:
    - various Microsorum
    - various small crypts.
    - Java moss
    - lots of Frogbit

    Will I need to dose ferts in this? Toyed with something like Tropica Specialised?
    Any other tips or suggestions?
     
  2. Andy D

    Andy D Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say ferts are a must. Maybe not initially.

    I dose all my low-techs once per week after the water change.
     
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  3. 5678

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    Cheers Andy. What sort of ferts do you use?
     
  4. Andy D

    Andy D Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    At the moment I have the EI ferts. I simply dose a third of the weekly amount of Macro on Sunday and Micro on Monday.

    Prior to that I used Tropica Specialised and prior to that TNC Complete.
     

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