Low tech inspirations

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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    @DJ
    That first one is breathtaking!!
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    language friendly link :)
     
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    Wow :)
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    Nice tanks all of them...

    So now a question for the more advanced/experienced here...

    WHAT DOES LOW-TECH MEAN??? :scratch:

    Is it a tank that has no "fancy" substrates just PFS? Is it maybe a tank that you have created your own fertilized "substrate" and then covered it with PFS? Is it a tank that has no CO2 running in it, but still has the "fancy" substrates? Is it a tank that has regular PFS with CO2, but no fertilizing regime? Is it a tank that is being fertilized with the "fancy" ferts or is it being dosed with EI ferts? Is it a tank with the "easier-to-grow" plants? Does it have low or high light?

    I'm just curious to know what the definition of "LOW-TECH" really is... :scratch: Sorry if I'm throwing the proverbial "spanner" in the works... ???
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    IMO..its exactly what it means.. using minimal technology to grow plants without using unnecessary equipment. so basically the bear min it takes to grow plants.

    these tanks are usually low light, low maintenance, no pressurized CO2..
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    using aquasoil with low light, with EI ferts or whatever ferts and no CO2 is still a low tech tank..
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    Sean i am going to sticky this so that we can post all the inspiration low tech tanks here.

    can i change the title too?
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    +1 Start a new thread and post all the pics in this thread and more for inspiration.

    And make the new one a pic only thread...

    Im also starting a new low tank setup x2 connected via waterbridge, considering a diptic setup like you suggested and I need allot of inspiration and ideas.
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    nah man.. we can just use this one going forward after the name change.. the original posters intentions was to show off lowtechs anyways..
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    yes boss, :thumb: no problem
     
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    Re: Low Tech does not mean "crap"

    Go for it... All good on my side. If it does create some inspiration, that is cool. It was the intention anyway.
     
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