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Old 12-27-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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cyfan964's 2.5 gallon nano


Whelp I've officially bit the bullet and am starting a 2.5 gallon nano. I spent about 1.5 hours yesterday making the tank rimless and cleaning up the silicone. I ran a water test last night and... SUCCESS!! No leaks.

I am going to be using ADA Amazonia powder for substrate with a small Hydor heater and a Red Sea nano HOB filter. Lighting is 27W CF daylight and I plan on using DIY CO2.

I plan on having a carpet of some mini-pellia, downoi for midground, and Red Crypts for background.... with some moss covered Manzanita somewhere in the middle coming out of the surface of the water.

I plan on stocking with 6-7 RCS.

I am currently in the process of painting the back pane black... I'll post more pictures when that is done.


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Old 12-28-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
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Finished with the painting of the glass. I think it turned out pretty well! Sorry for the glare.

Now I just need to wait on substrate, filter, and manzanita .

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It looks good to me. You did a good job cleaning up the silicone. Don't let fishman see, because he broke a 5.5 gallon tank doing the same thing last night.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:41 AM   #4
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It's so cute and tiny, I love it!
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:36 AM   #5
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It looks good to me. You did a good job cleaning up the silicone. Don't let fishman see, because he broke a 5.5 gallon tank doing the same thing last night.

I've taken the rims off of a ton of little tanks. The key is sharp razor blades! I think I went through 6 brand new ones on that little tank. Haven't broken a tank yet *fingers crossed*.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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oldpunk78 was gracious enough to sell me some awesome looking manzanita for my nano. I got the package today and am incredibly pumped with the pieces! As soon as I get my substrate (hopefully tomorrow) I am going to be needing help from you guys on how to arrange it and what pieces to use!

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any updates yet?! I'm curious as to how it has turned out!
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #9
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Sorry for the delay! I've been waiting on a few things to come in... mainly the ADA Amazonia. They said they had some on hand so I ordered, and then they emailed me and said they didn't have any of the 3L on hand so wondered if it would be ok if they sent a partial bag... blah blah blah. Anyway, I got everything set up today.

This is what I am looking at... let me know what you guys think! Any suggestions are appreciated.





I'm still contemplating on what plants to use. I would really like to put a Downoi in the back left on the "hill". Finding this plant has been a royal pain in my side... I may get a chance at one on Monday. I'm thinking of putting Fissedens on the manzanita and maybe doing a carpet of mini-pellia up front and possibly a tight grouping of Rotala 'Nanjenshan' in the back Right near the intake growing up through the manzanita.

What do you guys think? It is going to be strictly a cherry shrimp tank.
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looks good man. fissedens on the wood would look awesome. do it! i wish i would have. you might want to add some more substrate on the right side. you could have a hard time trying to get stems to stay down. downoi can be really hard to find sometimes. just keep looking. you've got a good start there. should look great with plants.
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looks good man. fissedens on the wood would look awesome. do it! i wish i would have. you might want to add some more substrate on the right side. you could have a hard time trying to get stems to stay down. downoi can be really hard to find sometimes. just keep looking. you've got a good start there. should look great with plants.
I was wondering if I had it spread a little thin there. Thanks for the advice!
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I love the tank man. Just started made my 20H planted with Amazon Sword and Hornwort. I went with the black sand too but I think you just inspired me to paint the back black. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used.

thanks, will
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I love the tank man. Just started made my 20H planted with Amazon Sword and Hornwort. I went with the black sand too but I think you just inspired me to paint the back black. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used.

thanks, will
I just used a flat black spray paint from Lowe's. 99% sure it was Valspar. Any flat black spray pain should work. Just make sure you tape off every single other side of the tank otherwise you'll get some mist on it .
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Finally got some plants in!

I wrapped Fissidens on the manzanita, planted a 'Green Gecko' cryptocoryne, and there is some mini-pellia sandwiched between that perforated stainless steel.

I'm still waiting on my nano diffuser to come in, but I think I'll hook up my DIY CO2 and run it into the filter tomorrow until the diffuser comes in.

I also have some very small downoi on the way... I'll probably replace those with the crypt when they get a little bigger.

Thoughts/Concerns/Comments??? Love it/hate it?



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have you thought about adding some stems? HM would look nice in the back right. besides your mini-pellia, what are your plans for the foreground? that moss is gonna look sweet when it grows in some. i just got a one gallon vase that plan on trying out soon. lol, i have no idea what to do with it though. it always seems easier to give others advise.
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