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Old 08-19-2002, 04:14 PM   #1
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I'll take some pictures of my 55g planted tank at home today, but I while I was settup up my USB port for my digital camera, I snapped a few pictures of my grungy looking nano planted tank here at work.

It's a 2.5 gallon with a swing-arm 13W compact flourescent light. Whisper mini filter, non-thermostatic heater, mixed kitty litter/standard gravel.
Living contents are just a few small Amazons, a dwarf sword and a piece of my Anubias Nana from my 55g tank. Three Glowlight Tetras, three Ottos and three Amano Shrimp round out the living contents.
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Old 08-19-2002, 08:53 PM   #2
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May I offer a few suggestion?? Just a thought, but, with that much lighting, co2, would really give the plants a nice head start. You also might want to look into some sort of liquid fertilizer. I use leaf zone with great results, for such a small tank, you could also try Florish Excel. It's more expensive, but it'll go a long way in such a small tank. As for the otos, you might have a bit of an over kill, but, if you really have that bad of an algae problem, maybe it's not such a bad thing. Anyway, all around, I think your tank an tons of potential. Good luck!
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yup. co2 AND flourish excel + your massive wattage will do it good. i have a similar 2.5 gallon aquarium.

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Did you say kitty littter ??
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co2 AND flourish excel + your massive wattage will do it good
There is no need to use both products. Both are source of carbon and give the same result.
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The suggestions are well taken. I've seen the effects of CO2 on my planted tank at home and Flourish Excel would be a fantastic addition to this tank. None of my local shops carry it and I don't want to pay shipping that costs more than the product so I'm waiting to put together a bigger order from www.petwarehouse.com

Kitty Litter? Yep - it's crushed clay that is effective as a plant substrate. Just make sure to get a no name brand plain kitty litter without fragrance or any other additives.

I think three Ottos is definitely overkill. I'm taking one home to my 55g tank. I might add a guppy, though. I've always liked them, but they tend to get dwarfed in a community tank. Looks good in your tank, Backdraft!
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so you'd use kitty liter instead of flourite ?
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