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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Smallest of the nano's

I just bought a itsy bitsy little nano (probably <0.25 gallon). I'm not dumb enough to try to put fish in this thing but I thought maybe I could use it as a little planted tank... here is what I was thinking... maybe some type of plant that grows out of the water but not a large plant and not one that needs alot of light... I have lots of banana plants that are currently quarter sized little plants but I read they can get rather large... here look at the tank... got any ideas? It was so cheap and cute I had to buy it even if I wind up using it as a waterless decoration for my desk.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 03:27 AM
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Anubias nana 'petite' and some mosses

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Cool I have java moss and a Anubias nana 'petite' plant in my 65 gallon... anything else that can go in? Or other ideas?
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Acorus grammineus to stand out of the water, A. nana (on a little piece of wood), and pellia on the bottom. Some RCS as maintenance crew.
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...ven_Chong.html
thats a great little tank you could try and copy the style with the plants would look cool
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thats a great little tank you could try and copy the style with the plants would look cool
This is exactly what I want! More of a flower pot with water instead of soil. I guess I need to be looking for vivarium plants for that? Which appear to be very hard to find.

This little tank will have no filter, water movement, or heater so I dont think RCS would survive.
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Very cool. I always see small pots etc at Walmart and wonder how cool it would be to turn it into a mini nano.

You could throw a air stone / air pump and get a small amount of movement? RCS might not be a good idea as they might jump?
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This little tank will have no filter, water movement, or heater so I dont think RCS would survive.
I keep RCS in a 4L 'jar' no heater (not neccesary,RCS are outside under ice now, no problems), no filter (regular (partly)water changes are sufficient), water movement is absolutely no necessity.
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wowsers, you serious... I dont know anything about these little guys I was just assuming that no animal could thrive in such conditions. Just to be sure, RCS stands for red cherry shrimp, right?
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Yes, they originate just as bee- and bumblebee shrimp from S.E. China streams, hot summers, short winters but frost possible and get to deal with cold (melt)water. They stop breeding at temps around 15C but I keep them outside all year around. Just like the WCMM (White Clouds).
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coooooollll so 4L is about one US gallon, do you think my little one liter thing is too small (the lid thing isnt an issue as I can make a lid and cover it when Im not in the office, if I dont go with the plants growing out of it idea)? I would think so but you proved me wrong once
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O btw, just to avoid wrong impressions, the outside tanks are cementtanks (60L).
Why would you want a lid? Shrimp won't climb out of it (well bamboo's do...) but RCS, CR, bee etc. won't.
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ah ok. For jumpers when lights go come on and such startling activity.

Everything I read says that you need at least one gallon for 1 shrimp so think Im back to trying to find vivarium plants that stay small and cute .
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ah ok. For jumpers when lights go come on and such startling activity.

Everything I read says that you need at least one gallon for 1 shrimp so think Im back to trying to find vivarium plants that stay small and cute .
In that case I'm about 185G short, 200 RCS in a 60L, it doesn't even look crowded. In the 4L I kept about 30 shrimp. The tank you bought could easily house a shrimp or 10 to 20.
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