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Brian's 4 Gallon Eheim Aquastyle

This is my first nano planted tank, and it's not all that awesome, but it's worthy.

4 Gallon Eheim Aquastyle

Equipment: stock lighting (7 watts), stock filter , Top Fin 7.5 watt heater( used only for winter time)

Flora: bacopa caroliniana, dwarf hairgrass, java moss, java fern, frogbit, rotala indica, Marimo moss ball

Fauna: red cherry shrimp, pair of guppies, an oto, and some very annoying limpets

I dose with Flourish Excel one or twice a week, and feed my shrimp with Top Fin algae thins, the guppies with TetraColor tropical flakes.

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More pictures of the tank!

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Here's the side view of the tank.

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Yay! Today, I noticed a baby shrimp picking at the substrate! So excited ! I only saw 3 though, I hope there are more hiding somewhere!
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Yay! Today, I noticed a baby shrimp picking at the substrate! So excited ! I only saw 3 though, I hope there are more hiding somewhere!
Nice! I love shrimp, especially when there's a thousand babies floating around the tank. I like your set up, that Java Moss will look fantastic once it fills on the whole area.

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Nice! I love shrimp, especially when there's a thousand babies floating around the tank. I like your set up, that Java Moss will look fantastic once it fills on the whole area.
Hehe thanks! Oh, and I need some advice on some algae problems I have on the glass and on the bacopa. Will getting some amano shrimp and 1 nerite snail help decrease the algae?
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Brian's 4 Gallon Eheim Aquastyle

In something that small, 1 nerite will mow it all down in a day or 2. If you want more shrimp variety then toss the Amano in too!

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What's your photo period right now?

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What's your photo period right now?
I don't understand what you're saying? If you are talking about the photos above, they are one day old, and I will add a few ,ore pictures tonight, possibly.
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I don't understand what you're saying? If you are talking about the photos above, they are one day old, and I will add a few ,ore pictures tonight, possibly.
No it means how long are your lights on for each day?

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Yes if your getting excess algae you may want to decrease the length of time your light is on, also known as photoperiod.

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Love the rocks and the growth on them - is it moss?
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No it means how long are your lights on for each day?
Oh haha, newbie at this. It is on for about 10 hours a day, from 7 am to 5 pm. Is that too much light for my plants, or is it enough?
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Yes if your getting excess algae you may want to decrease the length of time your light is on, also known as photoperiod.

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Love the rocks and the growth on them - is it moss?
What rocks are you talking about? If its the white one holding the plants, then yes, it has moss- java moss. But if you are talking about the huge centerpiece rock in the middle, is is an artificial rock, and the moss on it is fake, except that huge dark green lump off to the right, that is the Marimo moss ball.
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