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Old 03-05-2015, 03:02 AM   #1
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Starting a 2.5 (new to planted tanks)


I'm looking to build a 2.5 gal planted tank for my office. I've done freshwater and was very heavy into saltwater reef tanks for many years. At one point I had two display reef tanks, 90gal and 70gal, a 150gal propagation system, several hospital tanks and a 2.5gal for my mantis shrimp. Here is my equipment plan for the planted 2.5.
Aqueon tank
Small canister filter (which one ??)
Led lighting

I am clueless about substrate or what else I will need. Any help, links or suggestions would be great
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:20 AM   #2
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I'm also doing a DIY background from styrofoam and mortar. One of my guys made one for the 35gal tank we have in the outer office, complete with a sand fall. It came out great so I'm going to try it on a smaller scale.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:52 AM   #3
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I know there are different brands of substrate out there, and some people that do their own substrate mixtures, but for me I love the popular ADA Amazonia soil. There is a small grain variety that would be better for a nano tank. It is nutrient rich and does not cloud the water.
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ZooMed 501 or SunSun 602/603 for the canister
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