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Old 04-27-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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My homemade 2.1 gal Nano. Emptied - new tank, new photos




See building details here:

I got a hardscape layout here:



Any comments?

I got some idea for plants here

Update:

I bought some plants:

Rotala rotundifolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
Microsorum pteropus windelÝv
Anubias barteri var. nana
Vesicularia dubyana.

I couldent wait - so i just bought the closest i got to my plans --- For now!



The Cuba:



Microsorum pteropus windelÝv tied to my root.



filled:



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I bought some Amano shrimps, and they will soon be joining the tank
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:17 PM   #2
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Very nice. How much did you spend on the tank and canopy?
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:41 PM   #3
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Holly cow that is really a nice tank. I would have to be really ambitious to build that thing. The lay out if the plants will look great except the plant right behind the sticks I dont think it will be necessary with that moss wall and all. If you were to have something I would think something redder. One question how will you clean the filter does that pump come out fairly easy. I cant wait to see it all filled in. keep the updates coming.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:02 AM   #4
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WOW!!! That's a nice looking nano. It looks a lot bigger because of the driftwood. It's really coming along nicely. Congrats on your wonderful homemade tank
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:21 AM   #5
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Mad props for putting in all the work you did for your nano! Turned out great and I'd love to see how it turns out!
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Pjerrot, after seeing the whole plan and the finished product I must say that you did an Excellent job. The nano looks great. How about building some and selling them? Mass Production = $$$

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Old 04-28-2006, 05:37 PM   #7
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hehe - dont think people in Denmark appreciate them like we do

I think the total cost for the tank, canope and filter was $50-60. A lot of the stuff (glass and polycarbonate) was free, and I didnt spend any money on tools... (Big saving!!!)

For the root and the the substrate fertilizor, i spent ~ 20$

The only real cost was the bulb and the pump
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:57 PM   #8
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Simply beautiful. I can't wait to see it planted.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #9
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very nice prokect
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:53 PM   #10
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update - pics applied!
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Ohhh dear god its g rg us! well done!
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Very nice, cant wait to see your next DIY project, a hood with a hole for driftwood? ;-)

Serious though, nice planting ideas and i hope the moss wall works. Generally very impressed with the filter.
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The CO2 is going nuts - theres lots of pearling
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:02 AM   #14
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is that a grating in the back? i dont know if your amano shrimp will escape wen they climb up it...but thats how i lost all mine =( keep an EYE OUT and tell me how it goes...your tank is absolutley awesome!
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No shrimps yet - Co2 level is over 100ppm

Im starting to see some hair algee - due to too long hours of light (my timer broke)

Im cutting back on light to 6 hours.
Im waiting for my fertilisers - so i can start making some pmdd - or dry dosing...

Im thinking of adding some more stemplants - just to get better balance - wrong of met not to do that from the start...
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