OK, I posted this question in the nano forum earlier, but I'm hoping to get some low-tech experience here:
I'm going to be shortly seeting up a low-tech nano, and was hoping for some input from those who have already been there.
Tank: 5 gallon
Light: 11 watts of T-5 @6700K
Eclipse style filter with Bio-wheel (no co2, no need to worry about outgassing.
Flora: Java or weeping or Christmas moss tied to driftwood. Petite Nana eventually.
Fauna: A few (~10) cherry shrimp to start, 3 guppies (1M to 2F).
Can I cycle this the same way that I cycled my high tech tank, or should I take a slower approach?
I was planning on putting the filter material (no carbon) in one my current canisters to seed it with the good bacteria for a few weeks. Add the plants, then followed by the shrimp, then finally the guppies.
If anyone can see any problems with my plan, or if you can suggest some other lowtech plants I'd love to know.
I was also wondering if anyone thinks some Pygmy chain swords transplanted from my big tank will do OK here.