Sharing the completion of the latest project of mine. A bedside low-tech nano tank.
3 Gallon Tetra Cube
Azoo Mignon Filter
Black sand substrate with oscomote+
Fluval 13W clip on light
Marina internal heater
Anubias nana petite
Trident java fern
None. Using aquasoil.
Anubias nana's were withering away in another tank. Think it was too much light, but moved them here. They are recovering. Wondering what do with the old dying leaves though.
Azoo mignon filter, customized. Flow rate is good. I see a good breeze in the tank. I took the sponges out and replaced it with some bioballs from a cycled tank which have REALLY speed up the cycle. Showing nitrites way high just 2 days into setting it up! Source of ammonia is from the osmocote+. The filter also comes with a prefilter sponge, which will be essential when I get shrimps in here.
The problem with the filter is that it gets noisy when you put the lid on it, but you can't really turn up the filter all the way without the lid, because the impeller pushes water up the back left of the filter, causing some of it to slightly spill out, and worse if the filter is clogged. But, no worries, I took some plastic packaging (you know the clear ones that hold tools, electronics, etc and are INCREDIBLY hard to open, even with scissors?), and cut out an appropriately fitting bank and cover over the filter to create a ceiling for the water. Now it runs perfectly.
Let me know what you guys think!