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my 1.5G tank

hi pp, i'm new here....tot it's a good idea to start off by sharing my favourite small tank. exact dimensions are 8 inch by 6 inch by 8 inch. housing abt 10 cherry shrimps inside!





sorry for not being able post the pic on the first attempt. managed to resolve linking problem...

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good looking tank, is that duckweed on the surface?

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good looking tank, is that duckweed on the surface?
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yup! those are duckweeds!! kinda long roots...

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Hi...that's a great looking tank. I am going to try to set up a little tank like this. Can you tell me if you have any filtration going?
What substrait is that...just gravel?


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Nice looking tank, you might want to get a betta for it. It looks sort of empty
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Nice looking tank, you might want to get a betta for it. It looks sort of empty
and let him have 10 expensive snacks?!
I like the cherries too, I'm thinking I should add duckweed to my nano too, or maybe riccia
I am currently getting too much algae and the cherries aren't eating the thread or staghorn algae


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Could you tell us the tank conditions and lighting filtrration etc
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Hi...that's a great looking tank. I am going to try to set up a little tank like this. Can you tell me if you have any filtration going?
What substrait is that...just gravel?


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thks everyone for the comments....

substrate is simply black gravel with some ADA soil on the top layer. i added some ADA soil with the hope that the PH will go down so that it would be more conducive for the shrimps to breed. however, i honestly dun think ADA needs to be added as the water's PH will slide down slowly with time. clumsy me..... for my case, i did not use base fert as i had no intention to plant rooted plants. all the plants (java fern, java moss, nanas) in there are tied to driftwood. the duckweeds are there so as to block out the lights as i feel 11W for a 1.5G tank is way too much...

no filtration at all. lighting is a clip on 11W. lightings turned on 8 hrs daily.

betta??! no way. there are actually 2 rasbora maculata & 2 boraras brigittae in the tank.

there are some more pictures of this small tank at this link

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I love it! Never seen anyone grow moss that way. It looks like a pine tree, and when the cherries are scattered on it, you'll be all set for Christmas .
I've been looking for a light just like the one your using. Could you please tell me where you got it, the company that makes it, etc etc.

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Great looking tank, good luck with the breeding!

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I love it! Never seen anyone grow moss that way. It looks like a pine tree, and when the cherries are scattered on it, you'll be all set for Christmas .
I've been looking for a light just like the one your using. Could you please tell me where you got it, the company that makes it, etc etc.

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the java moss also caught me by surprise! they are not known to grow branching out like a tree.....

as for the brand, it's a Jebo. think it's a china made brand....not too sure if that brand is avail in the states. costs abt USD$10 over here.

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Great...no filtration. I have everything I need including that light. Just need time to set it up
This stuff is too addictive. If I didn't have two oscars in a 65 gal I can just imagine what I would be doing in there after finding this site.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2004, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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tell me abt addiction.....

i've a total of 4 tanks at home and 1 tank in the office. all of them are housing shrimps, fishes and PLANTS!!! once u start u cannot stop.

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