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Old 11-21-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Nano 8x6 inches (update 4/21/06 on last page)

what do you guys think?

11/21/2005

No filter on yet. Ordered a nano filter, and coralife mini aqualight. It is an ocean free tank thanks to Boun. Substrate is ada aquasoil.

Update 12/03/2005

Got the mini aqualight (18 watts) no filter yet. Things look like they are growing. Soon I will take out some plant species. Any opinions on what I should take out or leave?

Plants
Juncus repens
Polygonum muricatum
Hygro sp red
Hemigraphis trian
Downoi
Utricularia sp.
weeping moss
Ammania sp Bonsai

Fauna
Cherry shrimp
Male endlers

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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No filter? No light? You can't cycle your tank without a filter. Other than that, your tank looks good for a start knowing that it's 8x6".
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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I have a temporary light on it right now one of those screw in power compacts.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:13 PM   #4
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Ok, just out of question. Why don't you buy a filter from your LFS?
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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I am Just curious why a tank wouldn't cycle without a filter?
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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Well, you can but it's not recommended, you need a filter to keep it going and you'll find yourself doing water changes very often without one.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:10 AM   #7
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cool Marc, let me know how that works out when you try it. I have a red sea nano filter on it now.

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Old 12-31-2005, 12:24 AM   #8
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i hear you figgy but I am also trying to see what will grow in the tank.

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Gotcha--I do the same!


The filter Marc just posted looks like what you'd get if you followed Goldfishcrazy's homemade directions. As slick as it is, I still wouldn't bother with a filter on such a small tank--just too visually obtrusive to my eye...and you definitely don't need a filter to cycle a tank--if something poops or rots, chemistry happens!

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Old 01-15-2006, 02:25 AM   #9
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What type of aquasoil did you get? I like the look, and thinking about it myself. How does it compare to ecocomplete? I'm thinking about mimicking your tank style..hehe, hope you dont mind
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its the regular aquasoil amazonia from aqua forest. Its like 16 for a bag that will do about 4 ocean free tanks. Are you a member of SFBAAPS?
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can't take credit for any of the moss, in the front. I planted it like that. The weeping moss and juncus did grow a lot though. I am going to put pressurized co2 on this thing, haha. How crazy is that. I got an ada mini regulator. I will post pictures when I have it available.

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Old 03-14-2006, 07:56 PM   #12
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You should try a moss wall to see if you like it or not. Moss walls are pretty cool. And if it doesn't tickle your pickle, then you sell the extra moss. Win - Win situation I must say.
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On the whole cycling thing... bacteria needs its food brought to it. It'll grow on whatever, but if there's no water movement only a minimal amount of bacteria is going to be able to survive.

Plants are somewhat the same way... movement usually makes for better growth.

So a filter might not technically be necessary, but it (or anything else that causes movement) helps for reasons beyond filtration.

No filters in nature, but stagnant water is pretty gross in nature too.

Anyway, moot point now.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:13 AM   #14
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Update added pressurized CO2, ADA regulator/canister.

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Man that thing is going to be growing out of control, nice! Where did you get the weeping moss and is that fission in the middle?
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