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Drocnoc 09-21-2011 06:02 PM

5.5 Gallon Office Tank
Long time off and on reader, first time poster.

I decided to move my 5.5 to the office to spend more time looking, thinking and messing with it.

Pretty standard stuff:
Java fern
Dwarf sag
Crypt spiralis

I had a big die off of the sag prior to the move but I'm sure it will make a come back.

After things stable out I plan on adding some RCS and perhaps some interesting plants.

Lighting: 24 watts flouro and CF
Filter: Duetto Mini
Ferts: None right now, I have some 1-2-1 if it needs any.
CO2: Daily Excel dosing

Drocnoc 09-21-2011 09:21 PM

2in10 09-21-2011 09:30 PM

Very pretty, well done

JSA 09-21-2011 10:23 PM

So cool! If I get this new job, I might set up a planted nano too. No point in doing it where I am, when every day I want out of there! :-(

indigo 09-21-2011 10:40 PM

ooh very nice, i like it

Drocnoc 10-28-2011 04:24 PM

Updated Pic:

RipariumGuy 10-28-2011 04:57 PM

Looks great! Only bit of advice would be to get rid of some of that substrate near the front of the tank. It makes the thing look really cramped. If that doesn't work, slope the gravel at an angle from front to back. Just a thought.

Drocnoc 10-28-2011 08:28 PM

I appreciate the advice. You are correct about the substrate, but this tank is pretty mature and doing that would kick up a lot sediment and I would have to replant a bunch of the dwarf sag. Maybe when I have to move it next time I will do this.

150EH 10-28-2011 09:43 PM

It is a nice little tank but needs the RCS for entertainment value, I'll go along with the substrate and it could cause problems, but I like the tank and a little Fe will green it right up.

Drocnoc 10-31-2011 03:26 PM

I have started dosing Flourish Comprehensive, which contains iron. Do you think I should specifically add Iron in addition?

magma 10-31-2011 05:02 PM

Pretty cool tank. I like the piece of drift wood. It looks like a croc is hiding in there. :)

ValMM 10-31-2011 05:30 PM

It's very nice, I have to work on getting more plants. :)

Drocnoc 07-24-2012 07:31 PM


Basil 07-24-2012 08:16 PM

Looks great and lush!

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