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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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I got this for xmas:


So I thought I'd harvest a bit of Marsilea Minuta from my 40b and give it a go:


I had some Fluval Stratum (Shrimp) left over from a previous project. This thing literally only took a couple of tablespoons:





Obviously the tiny LED light it came with won't work for growing anything. The promo pic above seriously exaggerates the strength of the light. I'll just have to point a desk lamp at it.

And don't worry, I have no plans to subject any fishes to this tiny prison. After I get the MM all grown in, I'll think about a snail, possibly a shrimp or two.

Any suggestions for CO2? I'm considering DIY or would Excel work in this application?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 03:55 AM
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My parents got me one of these too. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with it. Probably a similar plan to yours. Snails and a few shrimps.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 04:06 AM
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1 or 2 chili rasboras may be okay, they are so small.

Very cool, thank you for the photos!
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 04:52 AM
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I wouldn't put my iphone in there like in the picture lol.

btw that tank is super nano! hopefully the clock on the right has some alarm to remind me to change water/ feed time lol
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Is that a faucet?

That is really cool setup. How much does one of those cost?
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 02:10 PM
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I believe the faucet is the output of the filter lol. Is there even a filter?

As for CO2, such a small tank doesn't need an actual CO2 system. It'll be larger than the tank itself!? Just dose excel, that will provide you with more than enough organic carbon for the plants to use!

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haha funny! I seen this at a gift store the other day, it was a bit expensive or i would of got one.
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haha funny! I seen this at a gift store the other day, it was a bit expensive or i would of got one.
Thought you girlfriend wasn't gonna let you get another tank in that house :P

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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 03:28 PM
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Wow, what is the capacity of that tank? Never seen it before, interesting design.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 03:34 PM
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That's really really neat actually. Is there any kind of filter or is that just a return pump to keep some water movement?
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 04:27 PM
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Its got a small pump for water movement. Its 1.5 quarts.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 04:36 PM
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Thought you girlfriend wasn't gonna let you get another tank in that house :P
Haha it's fiance now!! Haha thinG is tiny a cup is water hold more!! Hahha
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Congratulations! "It's only 10 gallons more!" haha

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

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Thanks!! haha I told her if you ever think about complaining about my planted tanks agains, just look at your finger and remember what pays for it. LoL
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0.375 gal. Couple of pond snails and ghost/cherry shrimp
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