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My 5.5 gallon Tonina tank

Here's a pic and description of my nano tank.

Filtration - Red Sea HOB style Nano Filter

Substrate - Powersand M covered by Amazonia Aquasoil

Lighting - DIY pendant style fixture w/ over driven SunPaq 50/50 Daylight 32 watt pc bulb.

Fauna - 2 Neritinia reclivata, 1/2 dozen Endler's Livebearers

Flora - Toninas sp. belem, sp. manaus, and fluviatilis, Eriocaulon cinereum, Pogostemon helferi, Bacopa sp. red, HC, Utricularia sp. ?????, and Ludwigia sp. pantanal.

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Nice Tank... Lots or rare plants and they look great...

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The tank looks nice.
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Gorgeous set up! What lush growth your plants have!
One question real quick: do you find that the red sea nano filters get clogged easily? Or that the pump motor breaks down real quick?

Have you thought about adding a piece of driftwood or some rocks to help distinguish between the background vs. the foreground plants? This will also help establish a focal point for your tank.

Just a thought.

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Gorgeous set up! What lush growth your plants have!
One question real quick: do you find that the red sea nano filters get clogged easily? Or that the pump motor breaks down real quick?

Have you thought about adding a piece of driftwood or some rocks to help distinguish between the background vs. the foreground plants? This will also help establish a focal point for your tank.

Just a thought.
I find the filter needs cleaning every few months or the impeller stops, but after it's clean it's good to go again. I did have some rocks and driftwood. I took them out to make more room for plants. I have more aquasoil coming soon and will setup another tank to make things less crowded. A nice friend of mine gave me the small amount I have in there so that's the biggest tank I could do for now.

Thanks for the compliments guys.
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Plant's look healthy...
That is a small tank for tonina, I see several ways to scape it a bit, I would seperate the two greens with the red, forming a "Y" with the Pantanal, Tonina's in each corner, tallest in rear, tapering off to the smallest in front, placing the EC in a small pattern in front of the pantanal filling in with the HC..

I wish I had a nice friend that would send me just one stem of Manaus

Nice job, will have to post a pic of mine soon

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great looking tank. I just set one up myself two weeks ago, hope my plants turn out as nice.


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10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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I will do aquascapes after I collect all the plant species and grow them to perfection.
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Great looking tank! Everything looks so healthy . What do you have for CO2? Also, what are you adding for ferts? I ask this because I have two 5.5 gallon tanks laying around in my basement and you really inspired my to try to get them going again. I just wish I could get such healthy looking plants...
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All I'm dosing is Flourish Excel...that's it. The nutrients in the aquasoil haven't run out yet.

As soon as I posted the picture I noticed that the pantanal should be to the right of the sp. manaus. Next replant I will remedy that.

I've had the Tonina sp. manaus in the swap forum, but it never lasts very long.
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Thats an awesome little tank man! I'll bet you could make a nano cube look like a work of art.
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