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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-07-2003, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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After a long "discussion" with my mother, I was told, I can have an aquarium on the computer desk, but nuthing big then about 1/4 of a gallon... Needless to say, I took that to heart. Long before I knew what I was doing in the fish world, I had an aquababies. Now, the cube is good for sumthing. It's become my planted tank. However, my waters a little cloudy, and I'm unsure why. There's no fish. Just some naja grass, mocro swords, and a crypt. I have sand for a substrate, and it's getting 3-5 hors direct sunlight du7ring the day. However, I'll prolly end up upgrading the light, to like a 5-9w pc. Co2 is added via an air tube once a day, usually about 4-5 puffs. The plants are pearling. I do a 10% water chabge weekly, and add no water column ferts. Any ideas on on how to perfect this setup, so someday, I can have a pretty little tiny tank on my computer desk, that everyone likes. I've decided against fish as of thus far. Might go for an amano shrimp later on how ever. As I read this over, it sounds kinda funny, but, what can I say, I'm addicted, and not allowed to have any more aquariums in the living room. The dimensions of the cube are 4"x4"x5" Laugh if you must, I certainly have! I'll add a pic of it most recently later tonite.
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That sounds like an impressive accomplishment! I wouldn't even call it a nano-planted tank. It's most certainly a pico-planted tank! It is definitely commendable that you've managed to achieve plant growth (and even pearling) with such a simple setup. I'd be hard-pressed to offer any additional advice to make your setup "perfect".

If your plants are healthy and growing and you don't have an algae cup, then it is already as perfect as it can be!

How long have you seen the cloudiness around?

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Since I set it up, but I did a water change and it went away, don't think I washed the sand well enough. Theres no algae to speak of, and the plants are growing, but slowly. Was looking through amanos second book, and saw one, and decided to give it a whirl. I'm still consitering upgrading the light, adding some more ferts, co2, and seeing how stable I can make it. Until then, it will just be this. I got the sand in my 30 gallon this weekend, so, I'm saving up for plants for that...
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I thought of doing what pooky said in his/her post but i wasnt sure if it works, "Co2 is added via an air tube once a day, usually about 4-5 puffs" can you do that for a 14 gallon tank or would you pass out!?
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I think 14 might be a bit big, but you can see the effect it has....

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I would suggest not doing it by an air pump, but, perhaps setting up a DIY Co2 reactor...
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how do i do that...
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Check out this site for DIY Yeast, its around the middle of the webpage. While your there and plan to DIY CO2 check out the CO2 reactor part, it will come in handy.

http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/CO2/

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I've got a few tanks likely for the Nano transformation and I'm also interested in the odd "Container" project. Who recommends what? What should I and the general Nano-Nerd look out for or aim towards?

I've also seen small CF desklamps rated at 6500K(11 or 13w methinks). I'm hoping these would be a good starting light.
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Wow... One of the oldest nano threads here. And now it's at the top! Because of this popst.

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Wow... One of the oldest nano threads here. And now it's at the top! Because of this popst.
High value reply to a high value post. Padding our post counts, are we?


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