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post #31 of 231 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 02:19 PM
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you havent seen that light before? it is THE nano tank light. its some $30 dollars at home depot. i use it for my cactus though.

wow that HC is progressing nicely. when do you plan on filling the tank up, or do you want to keep it an emersed setup?
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you havent seen that light before? it is THE nano tank light. its some $30 dollars at home depot. i use it for my cactus though.

wow that HC is progressing nicely. when do you plan on filling the tank up, or do you want to keep it an emersed setup?
when i get some plants and moss from neon shrimp, i will re-do the tank and fill it up then, oh and the light was only $20

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That light looks perfect! I'm looking for something to light my 2.5gals. Wonderful tank. n___n
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clwatkins, thanks for the advice on the light. I bought mine today. I hope my HC starts to grow like yours. Do you think it will be effected because my tank is immersed.
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clwatkins, thanks for the advice on the light. I bought mine today. I hope my HC starts to grow like yours. Do you think it will be effected because my tank is immersed.
i think that your hc should still grow even though your tank is full of water, give it some diy co2 or some excel and it should grow, give small doses of ferts and you could have a carpet goin after a while, in this tank, i dont have any water in it yet, so co2 in the air is readily available and i dont need to dose ferts (i have a layer of mud under the sand) in your case, you could use a type of kitty litter from wallmart that is called special kitty under your sand (make sure to get a kind of kitty litter that is just clay and is not scented, usually the cheaper the better, "special kitty" is cheap and doesnt have any extra chemicals in it) you could also use cheap potting soil (look around on google for the type of potting soil you should use) to fertilize your tank (be sure to put the stuff under the sand) if you have any other ?'s feel free to ask
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well, i changed it a bit today and filled it up, moss on twigs is weeping moss (great moss from neon shrimp) filter is diy canister added nana petite (also from neon shrimp :P) i filled it up with water from my anubias garden (water is crystal clear now ) i will add more plants in a day or two when they arrive
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wow i just noticed how dirty that wall is in the first pic :P
dang flash lol

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pretty soon those branches will look like a nice tree.
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pretty soon those branches will look like a nice tree.
yeah, hopefully like a willow, i love those, i looked for branches that were bent downward but i couldnt find any like that that were branchy enough

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So any other plants goingg in eventually?
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yeah, i dont know if i mentioned, but i will add more plants when they arrive in the mail

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So any other plants goingg in eventually?
no, at least I dont think so, I have some rotala in there atm to soak up excess nutrients. The water remained cloudy for a while, despite me doing large wc's Two nights ago I did a 75% wc and the water cleared up immediately and is now crystal clear!

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can you tell me howto make a canister fiter diy for this size, or a 5gal?? and how does your diy co2 work? can you explain how you have set it up ?? thanxs!! reallynice nano ~!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~

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