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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Low tech nano tanks

Here are my two low tech tanks. Basic filtering and 1 of 2 tanks has a heater, both are lit by a 10 watt fluorescent light.Click image for larger version

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ID:	90034. The above tank has 1 Betta, 1 albino Cory and about 7 grass shrimp. Just added lighting and a 7.5 watt heater. Plants are water wisteria, dwarf hair grass, and some random spiked plant in front of the geode. Has been without proper light and heat until today. Dosing with liquid co2, flourish liquid frets, root tabs, and flora max substrate tank has lived for about 6 months with one complete water change and 2 partials. Recently replanted with flora max 2 days ago
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Low tech nano tanks

Here is the second tank. Same frets and liquid
Carbon as the first tank, about 8-9 ghost shrimp, Anubis, java fern, cryptocern, anarcharin or whatever they are called floating. Crypts are experiencing melt due to recent replanting . Also there are 3 white cloud minnows. Click image for larger version

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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On the heater directions it says not to keep near AC, heat, or light sources. But if most aquariums have lights, how do you not have a light on the tank that has the heater? Here is the light and heater I have Click image for larger version

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ID:	90138. That is my bowl where i throw spare plants and whatnot. And this is my finances tank, I set it up, and every fish we've had (2 so far) died. It was cleaned before both fish, uses the same water as my other tanks, and water parameters are fine. Going to tear it down and make another planted tank. I guess fish don't like plastic plants...Click image for larger version

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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ID:	90162 there, that is the plastic plant fish killer tank.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 02:39 AM
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Nice I like that stone in the betta tank
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I was gonna put two in there but that would have greatly decreased space ( I have a set of 2 I bought for bookends) but the fish need room to swim haha
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Also, does anyone have a reccomendation for a light cycle with this light and these tanks, like how long it should be on and then how long it should be off? Or can it stay on 24/7?
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