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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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First Nano Planted Tank

Hi all

I'm re-entering the world of freshwater tanks after taking off for 17 years. In the mean time I've become a salt water reefer, 75 gallons currently.

So here it goes;

Tank - Fluval Spec 2.5 Gallons

Plants - Hopefully I got these right.
(1) Anubias barteri
(1) Lace java fern/Windelov java fern
(1) Pistia stratiotes

(1) Cherry Shrimp

(3) Celestial pearl danios
(2) Killifish (male/female)
(1) Otocinclus Catfish
(1) Kuhlii Loach (tiny)

Already had my first disaster using a cheap betta aquarium bowl heater.....found out it was keeping the tank at 89 degrees....needless to say I've upgrade to a 25 Watt Cobalt heater that is currently behind the sponge filter.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 10:21 PM
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Nice. Is that rock or wood on the bottom?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rock that is half buried in the substrate. Wish it was petrified wood, but it looks like it.

Thanks for the compliments.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Also wanted to include some top pictures. I always believe a tank should look good from the side and the top. Probably because of my reef tank.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 01:00 AM
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Everything looks great so far I LOVE that bottom driftwood piece a lot of detail for one so small. My only suggestion would be to take back the kuhli and the otto and get 1-3 more CPDs. Both prefer groups of 5+ and tanks 10 gallons+ and a few nerites can easily take their place. (there is also some AWESOME looking nerites out there nowadays)

I wish my new tank looked that good but it will soon enough patience is a virtue I guess.
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