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Attempting a Walstad Nano Tank

I have decided to try a 2.5 gallon tank using the Walstad method. I am trying for as low tech as possible—no heater, no filter, although I am planning on a light, if only a clip on one. This will be a plants-only tank, or, if it’s successful, I might add some cherry shrimp later.

So: I plan on using Miracle Gro soil (not sure the exact type yet) capped with CaribSea Floramax, because that’s what I have on hand.

For plants, I’m going to get a marimo, some ludwigia, java moss, bronze crypts, and frogbit (all from my other tank), and I was thinking I’d get some java fern as well. The java moss I’m planning to attach to some smallish stones.

Suggestions on how to set it up successfully? Are there any flaws in my plan? Tips on how to get the java moss to attach to rocks? (Right now it’s just a loose clump in my 10 gallon lol).
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I can help you with almost nothing. I do however know how to attach Java Moss. Use super glue. Very small amounts because it will show up if not completely covered. Alternatively you can tie it on with fine cotton thread.
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I can help you with almost nothing. I do however know how to attach Java Moss. Use super glue. Very small amounts because it will show up if not completely covered. Alternatively you can tie it on with fine cotton thread.
Oh, I’ll have to try that! I’ve attempted thread in the past. It’s a lot harder than you’d think lol.
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I'm interested in how your tank goes!

I'm doing exactly the same thing with a 1.5 gallon cube, and thinking of trying to move it to a 2 gallon cookie jar (it looked cool on google images...). No heater, no filter, only a desk lamp. I've currently only got a tiny rhizome of java fern, a pea-sized dwarf lily bulb that's starting to sprout, a huge amount of Christmas moss, and 3 bloody Mary Shrimp. Apparently the desk lamp I've got on it is enough for the moss to pearl every day. The shrimp seem happy, so I'm happy.
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I have multiple Walstads, some more successful than others, plants are super needed, I use floaters.


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