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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
I've got a 2.5 gallon nano planted tank on my desk here at work and it's a lot of fun, but I haven't been able to get much to grow except algae. I've a 13w CF bulb over it, and even recently added a 1-liter CO2 bottle with an airstone underneath one half of one of those clear little egg things you get toys out of at the supermarket. I haven't been supplementing with micro/macronutrients, though, so I just added 1 ml of Yamato Green and 1ml of Flourish Potassium today. Let's see if that does the trick!
I've got some Anubias var Nana and E. Tennulus in there for now.
It's definitely worth trying. For a heater, go with one of those small 7.5w non-thermostatic heaters. All they do is apply enough heat to raise the temperature of the water a constant 5-8 degrees above room temp for a tank that is 2-5 gallons.
- Sam P -
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