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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm Post subject: Re: Help needed for a sparsely planted low tech set-up Reply with quote

                                                   
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 2.  if  we  do  water  changes  and  at  the  same  time  if  poop  is  necessary  for  plants,  arent  we  removing  their  basis  for  sustenance  ?  I  think  some  clarification  is  need  here.  i  have  read  somewhere  that  the  water  changes  in  this  case  have  to  be  much  lesser.                

 
 Fish  poop  provides  nutrients  for  plants,  it  decomposes  over  a  period  of  time  and  nutrients  are  absorbed  by  plants.
 However  the  rate  of  decomposition  is  very  slow  and  mulm  will  build  up  over  a  period  of  time.
 It  is  to  balance  this  that  we  do  frequent  water  changes.
 Please  also  remember  that  when  you  put  in  fresh  water  in  tank  you  are  also  bringing  in  nutrients  with  water.
 In  a  non  planted  tank,  water  changes  are  carried  out  to  remove  nitrates  &  accumulated  mulm  from  the  tank,  in  a  planted  tank  plants  absorb  nitrates,  hence  you  do  not  worry  about  nitrates,  however  water  changes  are  still  carried  out  to  remove  too  mcuh  mulm  and  also  to  bring  in  new  nutrients.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:55 pm Post subject: Re: Help needed for a sparsely planted low tech set-up Reply with quote

 Hi  Robero,
 for  low  tech  fern  &  anubias  family  is  apt  as  they  require  very  less  light  roughly  1WPG,  with  the  rite  combination  of  driftwood  your  low  tech  will  definitely  meet  professional  standards  of  visual
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:26 pm Post subject: Re: Help needed for a sparsely planted low tech set-up Reply with quote

 [quote="sandeepraghuvanshi";p="240958"]                                                  
manav1984  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Fish  poop  provides  nutrients  for  plants,  it  decomposes  over  a  period  of  time  and  nutrients  are  absorbed  by  plants.
 However  the  rate  of  decomposition  is  very  slow  and  mulm  will  build  up  over  a  period  of  time.
 It  is  to  balance  this  that  we  do  frequent  water  changes.
 Please  also  remember  that  when  you  put  in  fresh  water  in  tank  you  are  also  bringing  in  nutrients  with  water.
 In  a  non  planted  tank,  water  changes  are  carried  out  to  remove  nitrates  &  accumulated  mulm  from  the  tank,  in  a  planted  tank  plants  absorb  nitrates,  hence  you  do  not  worry  about  nitrates,  however  water  changes  are  still  carried  out  to  remove  too  mcuh  mulm  and  also  to  bring  in  new  nutrients.                

 
 So  basically  we  are  removing  the  excess  mulm(un-decomposed  waste),  since  some  of  it  is  also  required  by  the  plants  once  it  has  decomposed.  i  am  assuming  this  decomposition  takes  months  ?   Eyebrow
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:05 am Post subject: Re: Help needed for a sparsely planted low tech set-up Reply with quote

 It  has  been  3  weeks  now  that  I  have  set  up  this  low-tech  planted  tank  (no  co2,  2  wpg  and  occasional  micro  and  weekly  WC).  Plants  were  doing  well  when  I  noticed  blackening(  or  browning)  of  leaves  from  the  borders  inwards  with  black  patches.  One  of  the  IAH  friends  pointed  out  that  it  could  be  early  nitrogen  deficiency.  
 
 So  if  that  be  true  then  mulm  takes  sometime  to  build  up  to  provide  enough  nitrogen  (and  other  nutrients)  to  plants.
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