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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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3 gal low tech. failed betta and failed cbs

First tank journal! Wanted a simple tank for the office and maybe some shrimp in future. All new plants for me so I'm not even sure they all grow in low tech.

I started with 3 gal Mr. Aqua bow front tank.

Substrate: Flourite with liquid leondarite(I incorrectly bought) and some lava rock and then topped with ada aquasoil.

Light: 13 w CFL (FUGERAY WAS GREAT and I moved it to another 3 gal I'm starting at home)

Filter and CO2 : None

Plants: staurogyne repens, bacopa caroliniana, bacopa madagascariensis, bacopa lanigera, fissidens

inhabitants: 5 least killifish and 15 yellow neo, 1 malawai shrimp, 2 pond snail and 1 rams horn snail

Fert: occasional seachem comprehensive and iron or as needed.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 05:27 PM
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Planning to add any driftwood or rocks?
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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No driftwood or rocks right now. I know its a bit boring but I just want to have plants for now to see how it looks grown in.
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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added some driftwood.

added some driftwood. plants are growing slowly but growing. Put a snail and malawa shrimp and they are doing well. some random worm, pond snails and maybe copepods or something whizzing by.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:26 PM
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Cool! I have the same tank on my desk at work now too. It's a fun little tank. It looks like your plants are filling in nicely.

The driftwood added a lot.
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:54 AM
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Beautiful tank

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah driftwood added a bunch. Thanks! Next some shrimp
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 08:48 PM
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Nice wood! Your welcome. What shrimp are you adding?

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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just bought some yellows. nothing too hard since this will be hopefully very low maintenance.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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killifish

A little delay in my shrimps so I bought least killifish. Perfect fit ! Really like them. plants are growing well. aquasoil is awesome.
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shrimps!

After getting lost by post office and idex kindly resending them, my shrimps are here. Tank stocked and just enjoying watching everything grow and looking for babies.
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Great little tank you've got there
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 09:15 PM
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nice tank. Could you put a small HOB on that thing? Do they make them that small? Curious as I need a desk tank
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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

I think they do have really small filters like azoo palm HOB but I've never used them. However, my hope is that the plants will be enough filter for this system.
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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I bought fugeray clip on. Nice looking. We'll see how everything grows.

Had a bit of potassium def with the lanigera now corrected. Madagascariensis not doing too well. All others growing well. A little bit of algae on glass but I'm going to let the snails and shrimp take care of it.

2 Baby least killifish. No new shrimp.
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