Starting a Nano Tank - The Planted Tank Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2003, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 21
Hi All,

See I'll like to start a Nano tank in my office. But with my pass experince, I've always failed in my attempt ( at least 3 times). The plants either died on me or the water pollutes too fast. If anyone could advise some tips, it would be very appreciate.

I'll go home to measure the table size today to advise the size of the tank...

Cheers
unicorn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2003, 02:37 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Posts: 775
Send a message via AIM to IUnknown
I've been wanting to set up one of those small azoo tanks. Get the mini filter, the light, dose flourish excel and put a heat mat underneath and you should be all set. You would probably have to do water changes twice a week, so all the work has kept me from doing it. Limit it to shrimp or one fish. I was going to do just dwarf hair grass and ricca. One thing I kinda noticed is that having the filter really makes it easier to keep algae under control. By keeping the ammonia to zero, things seem to be easier to balance.
IUnknown is online now  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2003, 02:35 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 869
Send a message via AIM to Pooky125 Send a message via MSN to Pooky125 Send a message via Yahoo to Pooky125 Send a message via Skype™ to Pooky125
I've had great luck with a 3 gallon eclipse, standard lighting, laterite in the gravel crypts, anubias, and a mysterious stem plant I can't id. The tank thrives, and my reeding levels are always perfect.
Pooky125 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 05:15 PM
Algae Grower
 
radiocognition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 41
Send a message via AIM to radiocognition
I started a 2.5 gal planted tank about four months ago. It uses 18w Coralife compacts, fluorite substrate and a DIY yeast CO2 system (scaled down to fit in a .5 L bottle). Needless to say, my plants are exploding, and my two amano shrimp and oto keep it fairly clean. I change water fairly often, but it only really needs it after two weeks. Consitering the bio-load on the system (a betta and two danios, plus the cleanup crew), I am really suprised to see how stable it is.
radiocognition is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting Daphnia tank terrorbear Fish 18 07-21-2008 04:07 PM
before starting my new tank i need help on parameters e17jo1 Fertilizers and Water Parameters 3 09-11-2004 06:26 PM
Open top or glass top tank? MacTech General Planted Tank Discussion 10 07-16-2004 03:03 PM
starting a new tank Triggerfish1 General Planted Tank Discussion 9 07-30-2003 04:34 PM
Desktop Nano Planted Tank GulfCoastAquarian Tank Journals 6 08-21-2002 03:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome