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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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5g planted nano

decided to try my hand at a low tech nano.

started with one of those cheap 5g kits. nothing special.

substrate: ADA Aquasoil (Amazonia II) mixed with eco-complete
decor: mananita DW
flora: 5x java fern (attached to the DW), 1x amazon sword in the back corner, 2x anubias? (one attached to the DW one behind it. ), 1x narrow leaf anubias

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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added some dwarf sag (i think thats what it is) to the forground and some stem plants (dont remember what theyre called either). also tied some java moss to the DW

i also removed the hood that came with the kit and put a desk lamp over the tank. unfortunately i tyhink its way out of the kelvin range and too powerful for the tank, so i will be heading to home depot for a 6500k CFL lamp.

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java moss started to turn brown after a few days, while the other plants seemed ok. i might not have enough no3 or maybe too much light? idk
the rest of the plants look ok. the stem plants (?) seem to be growing nice and tall.

(sorry crappy camera phone pic)
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Cool... Anyway maybe you should add tall plants in the background
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 PM
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Not sure about what made it brown but your java moss might make a comeback. I'll also add that I actually liked the driftwood better without the moss.

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