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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-26-2013, 01:02 AM
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Posted By tomciu
Here's mine.

Here's mine.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-26-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By tomciu
I use a 5 foot piece of tubing that I got from a...

I use a 5 foot piece of tubing that I got from a hardware store. A quick inhale gets the water flowing and I never inhale any water. I rinse it out a couple of times after use. My vertical distance...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By tomciu
While mine has only been running for 7 weeks, I...

While mine has only been running for 7 weeks, I have a 5G planted shrimp tank and I used the Fluval plant stratum, all of my plants already show good signs of new growth. I have a few dozen RCS fry...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By tomciu
Additionally with your lighting you can try some...

Additionally with your lighting you can try some crypts. After 3 weeks they started producing new leaves in my low-tech 5G.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-04-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By tomciu
I got a 5G Chi as a gift and as much as I like...

I got a 5G Chi as a gift and as much as I like the way it looks, it is unfortunate how little you can do with the stock setup. However, I think it defeats the purpose of getting one if you remove the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-04-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By tomciu
There are many plants that aren't as finicky that...

There are many plants that aren't as finicky that can be considered good for beginners but more importantly each has a different lighting requirement. Can you provide more details on your setup? ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-18-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
To those who said I didn't wait for my tank to...

To those who said I didn't wait for my tank to fully cycle... you were 100% correct. I had a short-lived small ammonia spike (up to 0.5 ppm, now almost 0), and now I've been having a nasty nitrite...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By tomciu
Update: I have confirmed it was this shrimp that...

Update: I have confirmed it was this shrimp that molted the night before I noticed the white tail (the only other two shrimp in the tank both molted last night). The affected shrimp is moving around...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By tomciu
Amano with white tail?

I have two amano shrimp in my 5G planted tank, and overnight one of them molted (not sure which). Today, the larger one has a white tail and isn't moving much. Once in a while it looks like its...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-12-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
Update: I was worried that I hadn't seen all of...

Update:
I was worried that I hadn't seen all of the shrimp at once since the day I introduced them, so I removed the driftwood in attempt to find them. One amano and one diamond shrimp were both...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
Thanks for the compliment! I read that Celestial...

Thanks for the compliment! I read that Celestial Pearl Danios require slightly alkaline water, which would not work for my slightly acidic tank? I also read up more on the white clouds and they're...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-09-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
The water parameters that my kit tested for were...

The water parameters that my kit tested for were safe, and 6 days had passed so I just followed what I read others online had done. I was also a little eager to at least get the oto as the algae was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-09-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
Thank you for the comments/suggestions. ...

Thank you for the comments/suggestions.

I've since added an oto, 2 black and white diamond shrimp and 3 other shrimp. I had asked for red cherries at the store but when I got home discovered...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-06-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By tomciu
Fluval Chi 5G - My first tank

Hello The Planted Tank Community!
I would first like to say that before setting up my first tank, I was impressed by the level of professionalism and helpfulness in responses to others that I read...
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