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I'm about to get a Fluval 3.0 that will overlap the rim of my 16G tank because I can't find anything better at the price. This will be my sixth, the first five being Nanos. Ten photo points let me do three photo-periods plus a brief night phase. I can copy my settings from one light to another. I can enjoy my tanks at 07:00 and 21:00 without running all day.

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On that size, have you considered simply doubling up on a couple Nano 3.0ís?


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On that size, have you considered simply doubling up on a couple Nano 3.0’s
I use two Nanos on my 20G, but the 16G bow-front is a rimmed tank, so the Nanos cannot fit. It is 20 inches wide.

I am tempted to sponsor one of the mods with a Nano to fabricate a 3D-printed bracket that would fit.
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It is a rimmed tank, so the Nanos cannot fit. I am tempted to sponsor one of the mods with a Nano to fabricate a 3D-printed bracket that would fit.



The 16G bow front is 20 inches wide.


Yeah thatís a tough call. Also it would be nice if risers were available. An additional 2-6Ē (depending on tank) would be nice for proper spread. The light bar itself isnít the full width that theyíre rated for (the 36Ē being more like 33.25-33.5Ē). It negatively effects spread and itís really my only complaint so far with these lights.


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Anybody need some blyxa? lol

I pulled up one section of it to see how many propagations I could harvest...7. I got 7 individual plants from it (some still had additional forks so it could have been more).

Iím leaving the rest of it alone for now




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Nice. What is the large red/dark green plant left foreground?

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Nice. What is the large red/dark green plant left foreground?


That is a crypt flamingo.


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I just wanted to share my 40 breeder. Itís not perfect, itís not 100% algae free, and I just rescaped the right side, but I finally feel like itís becoming something I can be proud of. Itís taken a lot of trial and error, and I owe a lot of the moderate success with this tank to the community here. The people who have helped and answered questions are an invaluable resource, thank you all.

Now if only all of the blyxa japonica would stay planted.




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Oh, in that picture? Left foreground the big bushy stuff? Crypt undulata ďredĒ, and to the right of that is AR mini.


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This crypt forest is really explosive, even still. Iím loving it but also worried that itís going to get to the point where itís going to take over that entire side. My pogostemon yatabeanus is struggling a little now, it used to be solid as a rock for me, and Iím afraid itís because of the dense crypts itís next to.

Also, would a mod be able to transfer this over to journals? Iím updating this thread often enough to where it seems appropriate.





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I always find myself marveling at the beauty of this apisto. Iím tempted to find him a girlfriend to see if I can get some babies.




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What the tank looks like today. I know the massive crypt garden is kind of out of place, but theyíre so pretty and full, I canít bring myself to pull them.

The blyxa japonica is doing very well.




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I like the crypt. Crypts are really growing on me...so pretty.

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That's really a work of art! Wow.
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That's really a work of art! Wow.


Thanks! Youíre too kind, Iíve struggled with it a lot lol


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@varanidguy great looking tank. Gives me some ideas on what to do with my java fern. Making so many babies I started using them as a kind of carpet by burying the root parts (rhyzome above substrate) but the juliis are starting to pull them out when food gets caught up on em.

Question about your filter setup. What filter do ya have? Also the spraybar looks like it runs along the back of the tank directing forward and up a bit. Is this correct? Thanks.


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@varanidguy great looking tank. Gives me some ideas on what to do with my java fern. Making so many babies I started using them as a kind of carpet by burying the root parts (rhyzome above substrate) but the juliis are starting to pull them out when food gets caught up on em.

Question about your filter setup. What filter do ya have? Also the spraybar looks like it runs along the back of the tank directing forward and up a bit. Is this correct? Thanks.
This tank is utilizing a SunSun 303b. Yeah, the spraybar runs most of the back of the tank, it is tilted slightly up to create a mild ripple, and there's a few holes drilled on the bottom so it pushes water down the back wall to ensure that there's at least something flowing behind the driftwood and for the stems behind the crypts.

The tank is probably going to go through a mild rescape soon, maybe as soon as this weekend.
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