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zoddozoddo 10-22-2012 11:23 AM

nano tank 30L
Hi all, i'm new (i've been lurking this forum for 2 years)

this is my second planted tank ... well this is the same tank but i changed home so i rescaped that.

Dennerle tank, 30L (about 6 Gallons i think)
flora: Cryptocorine parva, hygrophila difformis, riccia fluitans, Hydrocotile tripartita, glossostigma elatinoides, hemianthus micr. , pogostemon helferi, X plant on the background (really can't remember the name)

fauna: 7 galaxy (danio margaritatus), 1 otocinclus, 2 red nose gracilirostris

fertilization: one week daily fertilizer, then stopped daily and went Dennerle S7-e15-v30

Co2: Askoll + Dennerle, 60 bpm

problems: some algae on the wood (but it isn't ugly, it seems natural). Some yellow leaves on the back glossostigma (the lower one) which is natural but probably it doesn't receive much light.
I probably have to change the background plants with higher one

3 weeks by starting

andrewss 10-23-2012 04:58 AM

great work :D

Green_Flash 10-23-2012 05:57 AM

Very nice and welcome to TPT!

CryptKeeper54 10-23-2012 08:30 AM

Very nice. Those parva are nicely packed together. May I ask, what is the purpose of that blue wire beneath the parva?

zoddozoddo 10-23-2012 11:14 AM

those plants are a type of Hairgrass, i used that wire to make a bed in order to take them down to ground

thank to all of you :)

this week i'm reducing the light time... i'm under some algae attack

zoddozoddo 10-23-2012 11:17 AM

found a huge snail!

CryptKeeper54 10-23-2012 04:12 PM

Stupid me... now I see the parva.

golfer_d 10-23-2012 04:44 PM

How do you plant such small plants and the substrate still looks untouched and smooth?

GMYukonon24s 10-23-2012 06:36 PM

Nice growth and beautiful tank

zoddozoddo 10-24-2012 07:48 AM

thank you very much

well the most problematic plant in my opinion is hemianthus. It is tiny and at the beginning it often melts at the base.
So you have to cut it (che brown part) , clean and replant.
It's a pain...

you have to do this in soft way, you have to be really patient and use a good nipper.

Glosso is easier but it is slower setting roots. Once it has eradicated it begins to grow really fast.

zoddozoddo 10-25-2012 01:03 PM

added some red cherry

saturday i'll go 30-40% water change and S7

glosso/riccia/hygrophila are pearling and seems really good

green algae are only growing on the wood but i don't know if i have to clean it o leave it for the shrimps/oto

zoddozoddo 10-25-2012 01:08 PM

GMYukonon24s 10-25-2012 01:17 PM

The riccia is really thriving

zoddozoddo 10-26-2012 07:21 AM

riccia is a lovely plant, i hope it will help the newborn.

I have a pregnant Galaxy

i also have a really giant snail... i have to discover which kind is

tomorrow i'll go with weekly maintainance. Glass is quite clean, i have to remove some algae from the driftwood

andrewss 10-26-2012 07:47 AM

what kind of riccia is that? I'm only familiar with the messy floating type, that stuff is nice and attached in a clean mass... great tank :)

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