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My first (kinda) nano tank :)

I'm a nano man I'd have it no other way.

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if its me I will cut that wood in middle . its just me :P
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You could try a small specimen like dario or the like.From what i hear they're a little finicky with feeding,but they would get along and probally wouldn't stress the system too much.
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if its me I will cut that wood in middle . its just me :P

Nope not just u...I did think of trimming it cause it is a bit too big..I was trying to shove it hard into the right corner far back...what about trimming an inch off and push it all the way to the right?

Anyone got some suggestions?
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The Rasboras are still tiny. They say that they get to be 1 inch but all the ones i have are still about a half an inch. If your still looking for a different fish to add you might try Microdevario kubotai they stay around the same size but have a neon yellow/green coloring.
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Nope not just u...I did think of trimming it cause it is a bit too big..I was trying to shove it hard into the right corner far back...what about trimming an inch off and push it all the way to the right?

Anyone got some suggestions?
its up to u, just see which cut will make it looks good. then you can push it to the corner and put some stone next to it. here is exp u can look.


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You shouldn't upset the balance with different fish.

Larger tetras need bigger tanks than 7g, but more importantly you could keep a very uniform look by doubling or tripling your population of rasboras.

This is a pitfall for many aquarists.
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too many times rookies get the noahs ark syndrome... better to keep it simple and elegant.
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too many times rookies get the noahs ark syndrome... better to keep it simple and elegant.
That happens all the time. +2


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too many times rookies get the noahs ark syndrome... better to keep it simple and elegant.
Glad you agree, LOVE the term for it, heh.

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Thank you for all the suggestions and advice!

I have trimmed the driftwood and shoved it further down the corner.

Not getting any new fishes for now. Want to focus on the plants, this is more of a "planted" tank, not a fish tank anyway. (people giggled which I tried to explain the difference)

Hey it is one month since the tank was planted, so some pics for the 1st month anniversary

Can't wait till I get the new LED fixture!!! it's going to be sweet

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Rasbora is growing but still tiny!


And Ludwigia cuba...it was DUH like this last month (i even emailed the seller and thought this is the wrong plant ):


But it turns out to be like this after a month!!:
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My first nano tank :) - 1 month update

Oh hot DANG that's one sweet tank.

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Looks great, that driftwood is sweet!
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What are the names of the plants in the bottom right corner? I'm really liking the green jagged one
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Thanks all!

Dien, the jagged plant is Pogostemon Helferi. Some people call it Downoi too. I got some Tropica ones from my LFS.

They are usually the first plants pearling in my tank, very nice looking ones indeed!

Here is a short video I took and it is pearling quite a bit!

http://youtu.be/Jr8Fl7-JuNA
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Attaching some narrow leaf java fern in the right corner may soften it up a bit for you. Nice piece of wood. Hope your HC mat starts thickening. Are you getting any pearling on the HC?
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