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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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ADA Mini S Nano Aquarium (3.5 gallons) ----------------------- 20$

Flora:
-Fissidens fontanus
-Eleocharis sp. 'Mini'

Future fauna:
-Shrimp

Tech:
-Custom LED (should be 2000+ lumens, but who knows) -----45$
-ADA substrate + custom under-substrate nutrient base ------15$
-Driftwood -------------------------------------------------------- 6$
-undergravel filter -----------------------------------------------4$

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90$

Overall goal: Low maintenance, high visual appeal


Dry start: 1 week in



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The wood in there looks so natural...very nice! Hope to see pics of its progression
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Looking good so far!


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Thanks, leave it to me to put a journal type entry in the non journal section! More root action going on, a bunch of extra Mini hairgrass sitting around from another tank, not sure what to do with it.
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Bump: Saw a snake for the first time the other day. Very unusual here in Canada.



I read that you should open up dry tank starts for air exchange, which makes sense. So I've started doing that, I can see little plant stems popping up everywhere, so lots of growth.

I found the middle driftwood is drying out all the time. Lots of the fissidens has dried out and died. I transported anything still green across to the little driftwood piece, which seems to be staying moist all the time. The meager amount of moss already on that piece I see has doubled in size.

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Really healthy algea on the small driftwood, very cool. I ended up with a bunch of dwarf hairgrass growing under glosso in another tank. So I yanked all of it out, because I don't want it competing. It ended up being a lot of dwarf hairgrass, so I added about 5 small bunches to my little tank. Past that, I feel like I have no use for it. I also have a whole bunch of extra glosso. Blah.

I found That no matter what I do, my phone does not focus correctly, so these are the best of about 20 photos.
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Looks pretty good eh.
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no kidding eh
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Lots of root action. Centre driftwood continously dried out. Side driftwood supporting mild fissidens growth.



Cell phone camera glare problems.

Bump: I'm not wild about the massively bright spot on the driftwood. It is partially exaggerated in the photo, but is still fairly bright. Too bright for my eyes, so I'm not sure what I should do.
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Added the smallest piece of Anubias Nana Petite to a hole in the driftwood. Less than 3/8" in length.
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Nice start, when are you planning on "flooding" the tank?

loving the Low Iron Glass
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Thanks for the compliments. I'd never cared for Low Iron Glass until this project, it seems to sparkle with the LED lights.

I was hoping for the fissidens to take off more than it has, I guess drying out was a setback and most died. The grass in the main area has really become dense while I wasn't watching. But the grass in the other areas hasn't. I'm eager to get some shrimp in the tank, but I currently don't have the tank in a very good location. So I'm at a bit of a loss on whether to move onto the flooding or leave as is for a few more weeks.

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no kidding eh
LOL

that made my day.
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LOL

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