05-29-2011, 03:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty, TX, USA
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| | Re: Aquascaping in Low-Tech
Hey Gumbie! Yeah, I think of DIY as a low-tech supplement since it's home-made and requires no gadgets of significance. It would NOT adhere to "El Natural" or Walstad method, but it is still a low tech way of getting carbon to the plants IMO. (But I'm not the authority on low-tech...so take that with a grain of salt.
Mudboot's comment also bears weight. A picotope with a gallon jug DIY on it is getting the same CO2 it would with a pressurized system. But still, that is a low-tech method of CO2, right?
The tanks that I have posted were not supplemented with CO2...at least not at the time the photos were taken. My 125 currently set up actually has pressurized CO2 now, which is why I won't post an update photo of it here...it's no longer low tech.