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Old 12-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #31
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i have an 8x8x8 by blueaqua (okay 3) i don't have co2 on it (or my 6 gallon either) i looked at this one (almost got it except for that rim) ... what did you do about co2 and is it really needed on something this small?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #32
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i have an 8x8x8 by blueaqua (okay 3) i don't have co2 on it (or my 6 gallon either) i looked at this one (almost got it except for that rim) ... what did you do about co2 and is it really needed on something this small?
Small size doesn't dictate co2 usage.

The amount of light is a large factor. Co2 will help plants grow and take in nutrients only when there is an excess of light.

So you really have to know your tank to decide if co2 is necessary or not.


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Old 12-10-2012, 02:22 AM   #33
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Couple of changes with this tank today. I added a 1liter DIY co2 bottle a few weeks ago and added a hagen elite mini to diffuse it. That turned out to be WAY too much flow. I bought a TOM Aquarium mini filter and I am surprised how much I like it. The spray bar it comes with fits (barely) across the side of the tank and really evens out the flow. It is also diffusing the co2. I left in the red sea nano because there just doesn't seem to be enough room for biological filtration in the TOM.

The co2 is working even at minimal amounts. The e. Parkeri is looking much better but I am having a string algae issue. I have seen several molts recently so I assume that is a good thing. On a sadder note I did find half a shrimp while cleaning and doing a water change today.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #34
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awsome tank, just picked up one of these my self for a betta great little tanks.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:21 AM   #35
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sorry about your shrimp, i'm seriously thinking diy co2, excell just isn't the same. but as my tank is ON the dining room table (all 4 mini nanos are in the dining room) i don't know... husband might kill me..
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #36
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I found a cherry shrimp in my 37G tank this morning and quickly moved him into this tank so he doesn't get eaten by my Betta or Rams. It was a nice surprise.

DIY CO2 on this tank is rockin'. I need to turn it down because my drop checker is yellow. I am only using a 1L soda bottle with a jello mixture being diffused by a small in tank filter. I hardly see any bubbles so they must be getting chopped up pretty fine. I might go back to a ceramic diffuser if the drop checker doesn't go green real soon.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #37
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meanwhile i have a diy 6 gallon and the shrimp all seem 'gassed' i even mixed co2 and air at the same time.. i assume my homemade drop checker was not working as it just always showed green... and my purchased one just came so i threw it in the tank... it's blue but i JUST put it together so that is to be expected... now to wait

i threw another drop checker in my cube to check that (don't know how i ordered 2 but with 5 tanks it's cool)
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #38
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When I first put in a drop checker it was solid yellow and my shrimp didn't seem to be having any ill effects. I now have the spray bar aimed at the surface to give a little turbulence across the surface and it seems to be working. The drop checker is always a nice green. I leave the CO2 going 24/7 and no air stone.

What is your CO2 recipe? I am using the jello method in a 1L bottle and it is working great.

Side note, my first shrimp is berried and hopefully this tank will have lots of shrimp real soon! Now I just need to get rid of snails and some white worms on the sides of the tank (planaria?).
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:15 AM   #39
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got me on the worms i have them too.. maybe food? i don't know...

i should change to jello i guess...

i have the spray bar vertical, against the wall, it was to strong for the tank
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If they've got arrowheads, they're planaria. You can remove them with Flubenzonole. Be cautious with your dosing, 1/10 of a pack per 10 gallons.

Also take any ornamental snails out of the tank upon dosing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:22 AM   #41
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what if they are just little white lines and by little i mean 1 mm or so REALLY tiny. on the glass
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:26 AM   #42
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Well.. They could be baby planaria.

But I have the little little little ones as well. They never matured to planaria status, so I think they're a different harmless micro fauna.
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Where can I buy one of these tanks? I couldn't find any on amazon and a google search just brings up threads for various personal setups.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:24 AM   #44
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Just wondering, what kind of glue did
you use to secure the moss onto the
wood?
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Normal dollar store superglue is a good and cheap glue that stands up underwater.
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