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Back at it--6 gallon nano

Hey guys! I haven't had a tank in a while, my last one was an attempt at an iwagumi a few years ago, I ended up getting cyano and pretty bad hair algae, and after taking on two jobs I tore it down because I had no time to devote to it.

I moved to NYC this past August from Virginia, and felt I needed a slice of nature in my apartment, so my partner built me a custom stand out of some prop tables from his job and galvanized pipes and I pulled my 6 gallon out again!

Lighting: Finnex Ray 2

Hardscape: Seiryu stones and manzanita

Substrate: ADA Amazonia regular and powder

Filtration: Eheim 2213

Hydor in line heater

Pressurized co2

Ferts: Undecided, I have some ADA step 2 and brighty K left from my last go round but I'm considering EI

Flora: Also undecided but I'm thinking Monte Carlo for the foreground, Blyxa japonica for the background

Fauna: Some sort of microrasbora and amano or cherry shrimp


Flora and fauna are sort of undecided but that's what I'm leaning towards. I want to perfect my aquascape and get the tank balanced before I attempt stocking. Looking for any sort of feedback/suggestions on the hardscape! I haven't put the Aquasoil powder in yet so I'm going to work on getting taller slopes.





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Digging the hell out of your tank stand dude, I can't believe no one has commented on it yet...

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Give it a good oiling, unless you like the look of bleached out water stains.

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Give it a good oiling, unless you like the look of bleached out water stains.
Or apply 3 layers of ultra matte transparent varnish.
I've a teak wooden table which I've oiled like a mad man but still have stains from the fishtank which was on it

I might be dutch but I don't have a dutch scape.


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I cover all wood bases with a plastic sheet, then some kind of tablecloth to make it look more presentable.
Where I care less about presentation, some newspaper with the edges sticking out underneath the tank is great at wicking up and drying out water spills.

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