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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Bacon5's two 2.5 Gallon Nanos

Alright here is my 2.5 gallon that I have been running for about a year. For flora it has mini xmas moss, various stems but the only two that I know of are H. Japan and L. Polysperma. The growth is is getting a little jungly and will probably have to trim soon. Now for fauna I have two TFR(one male and one female :twisted: ) and around 7 CBS/CRS that I got from the local club auction.






And I also have another nano that is the same size that I have been using the DSM on. So far all of the submerged growth died an the E. Belem is starting to send out runners and I am probably going to post pics of it tomorrow. Thanks for looking
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Beautiful tank and very red shrimp
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 02:45 PM
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I see that you live in California. Is the heater really necessary? Plants and shrimp typically do better at lower temperatures anyway. The climate there is fairly mild so you shouldn't need one. I know I don't keep one on any of my tanks and I've never had any issues. Removing the heater would make the tank look less cramped. Other than that, the tank looks pretty nice. Nice red shrimp!
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Thanks for the tips. I guess I could probably take the heater out but I am just worried the temp will waver too much for the cbs. Do you think that will be a problem? Thanks
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Nice, I really like it.

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Haha thanks that means alot from someone who has a tank as nice as yours
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Nice avatar and tank of course haha.

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Haha thanks that means alot from someone who has a tank as nice as yours
Haha, thanks! Trust me, my early tanks were no where near as nice as this. And that was less than two years ago. Experience is the best teacher, so just plan ahead, and practice makes perfect -- you'll have a tank like mine in no time.

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Alright here is a little update. Just did a trim for a local club meet tomorrow. Can't wait for it to fill back in in a couple months. And while I was taking pictures I was excited to find baby FIRE REDS!!! Can't wait to see them grow Enjoy the pics. (the shrimp is in the red circle)







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Very nice tank. I was wondering what you're running in that filter of yours?
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Thanks I am using a generic nano hang-on-the-back-filter. Sorry really don't know the brand.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 06:15 PM
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how do you get your christmas moss so green? i got mine from aquaticmagic and its still brown, only a few sections have turned green but looks nothing like your. thanks in advance! nice tank btw!
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how do you get your christmas moss so green? i got mine from aquaticmagic and its still brown, only a few sections have turned green but looks nothing like your. thanks in advance! nice tank btw!
Sorry I can't really help you as I really don't do anything special. What kind of light do you have with what wattage also how long has it been in your tank it might just need some time to adjust. Thanks for the compliment btw
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I'm wondering if the babie shrimp get sucked up in the filter? BTW saweeeet looken tank tho.

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