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Old 02-23-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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My first nano (2g)


Hey everyone,
My first nano tank and my first real post. I LOVE looking at the tanks everyone has. So inspiring!
Anyways, like I said, this is the first nano i've done and the second planted tank I've ever done, so I'm looking for some tips or comments from you guys.
I think it looks nice, but I wanna hear what you guys think!

Flora: Rotala macandra sp Mini, Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba", Hemianthus micranthemoides, Urticularia graminifolia, Fissiden fontanus, Egeria densa, Eleocharis parvula, Torina sp 'Belem', Limnophilia sessilifloria, Ludwigia arcuata

Fauna: 1x Amano Shrimp, 4x Cherry Shrimp, 5x Norman's Lampeye (Aplocheilichthys normani)

Lighting
22W (10W compact + 2x 6W T5)
Equipment
Nano HOB filter w/ sponge inlet cover, Seachem Phosguard
CO2 Pressurized Injection + Excel
Substrate
GEX "for shrimp and plants"
Fertilization Tropica Liquid Nutirtion, Seachem Iron, Seachem Excel

I've reduced the fertz recently so that I hopefully don't always have to trim it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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Pre- and Post-trim
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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Then at 4 Months.
Then I went on vacation for about 3 weeks...and came back to a jungle!
This was last week, so this these pics are now up to date, but I havenow trimmed it down a lot.

But interestingly enough all my algea problems were GONE!
I had switched to a different lighting cycle, from 12 hrs straight to where it now gets 8 hrs of light, then the lights go off for about 1.5 hrs, then the lights come back on for 2.5 more hours. I read that this "siesta" period helps with algea because it's not a complex enough organism to be able to switch photosynthesis on and off as readily as plants. Has anyone had experience with this? From what happend with my tank I'd definitely recommend giving this a try if you're having algea problems.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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One last one
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #6
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That is a great tank!
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Beautiful work
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:33 PM   #8
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What is that hardscape material? Looks great, where'd you get it?
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Nice tank. I was looking at the rocks thinking how cool they looked after it grew in. Like mountain tops above the forest canopy or something. The I scrolled down and wow, they just keep on growing!

Looks really nice!
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great tank! very jealous! Love the rocks.
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wow, thats a really good tank man looks alot bigger than 2g deffo.
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Looks lovely, a miniature mountain forest.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:55 PM   #14
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Im going to have to try this siesta you speak of
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:18 AM   #15
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What is that hardscape material? Looks great, where'd you get it?
Looks like Shou stone.

This is a great little tank, I've wanted a tiny 1-2 gallon tank like this for a while.
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