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Awesome tank bud, its nice simple n really beautiful..love your tank

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Thanks, guys.

I'm just not sure what I could stock it with since it's so tiny! Maybe shrimp of some kind. Suggestions?

Ammonia is nearing 0 finally. Nitrites are still reading rather high. About another week and it should be good to go!

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This tank is so cool! So I guess the 10 watt CFLs were the perfect choice. Are those just desk lamps? They look great on the tank.
Yeah, more or less. Got them from wally world. And thank you.
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I'm just not sure what I could stock it with since it's so tiny! Maybe shrimp of some kind. Suggestions?
If you want fish you could probably get away with a few chilli rasbora's just fine since they are so small. I think they look cool in a nano planted tank because they are red and pop against the green nicely. I'm starting a 3 gallon in my office right now and that's what I'll be stocking it with, in addition to shrimp.
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Epic tank dude. I'm thinking about doing the same thing when i move down to school in about a week! Are your lights just regular old desk lights?

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What a gorgeous tank! You should definitely consider stocking it with Painted Fire Red shrimp. They'll really pop in your scape and the tank will be able to handle their population growth better than it would be able to handle fish.

Just a note: Your tank is actually just over 3 gallons (roughly 3.2).
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What a gorgeous tank! You should definitely consider stocking it with Painted Fire Red shrimp. They'll really pop in your scape and the tank will be able to handle their population growth better than it would be able to handle fish.

Just a note: Your tank is actually just over 3 gallons (roughly 3.2).
Thank you... and those are great shrimp. Great idea!

Yeah, the tank manufacturer says this tank is 2.3 gallons. Although my own calculations based on dimensions of roughly 18x6x7 would make it ~2.8 after accounting for glass thickness.

Come to think of it... That must be why the company markets it at 2.3 gallons... Because it is supposed to be a betta breeder tank with 4 glass dividers in it... That must be where the 0.5 gallons gets deducted from. I didn't realize how much the glass thickness matters in tanks this tiny. Haha.

Anyways, I am going to try and get my hands on some nice red shrimp.

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If you want fish you could probably get away with a few chilli rasbora's just fine since they are so small. I think they look cool in a nano planted tank because they are red and pop against the green nicely. I'm starting a 3 gallon in my office right now and that's what I'll be stocking it with, in addition to shrimp.
I've been trying to get my hands on chili rasboras for quite some time now. No luck.

Good luck with your 3 gallon!
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Just a note about Boraras brigittae (Chili Rasbora): they love to swim and need to be kept in large groups, so they're not suitable for such a small tank.

Best to stick with shrimp in a tank this tiny.
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I've been trying to get my hands on chili rasboras for quite some time now. No luck.

Good luck with your 3 gallon!
Yeah, I've noticed that. My LFS said they only get them a couple times per year and they are gone quick. And thanks for the luck!

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Just a note about Boraras brigittae (Chili Rasbora): they love to swim and need to be kept in large groups, so they're not suitable for such a small tank.
Good to know. I probably couldn't have got them anyway.
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I have the same tank on its way and I love your saquascaping. Hoping to get the same result. I was under the impression I would not need Co2 in a tank so small. What do you think?

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Looks fantastic and like others said, I would never believe the tank was that small if you made me guess. My LFS has the same tank so I know just how small it really is.

Great job. I second fire reds for inhabitants.
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post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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I have the same tank on its way and I love your saquascaping. Hoping to get the same result. I was under the impression I would not need Co2 in a tank so small. What do you think?
It just depends on what you want to achieve. I can tell you this - my tank has been growing 200% better since I put CO2 on it. No algae problems either.

The dwarf hairgrass seems to benefit from CO2 more than the micro sword...



The micro sword has livened up a bit since adding CO2, but it's not a drastic difference like it has been with my hairgrass carpet.

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