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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-13-2016, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Talking New to planted tanks, here is my nano!

Hello all!

This is my fist planted tank, but my feet are plenty wet! I have kept saltwater tanks for awhile now and starteda small tank to keep my lionfish's tasty treats alive, but the tank was just to plain for me! After some thought I decided to make a custom AIO 2.5g nano planted.

So far I have:
- 2 Cory catfish
- random number of ghost shrimp that come and go
- 1 unknown fuzzy plant
- 1 unknown small leave plant with lilac like flowers
- 1 good ol Marimo ball for the shrimp

Filtration is just some polly floss around the return pump intake. Heater is a small 25w glass heater. I used seachem dark substrate for color and to darked the ghost shrimp when they molt. Makes them easy targets lol

The light is a 100% custom DIY (right now a small lamp and CFL are providing light tell I finish my DIY tomorrow) that is *almost* done. It is made of 4 TriStar pucks with each LED on separate circuits. 4 channels that are controled my a typhoon with sunrise and sunset. 4 channel digital driver and a laptop power supply.

Total LEDs and channels are:
CH 1 - 4 warm white
CH 2 - 2 cool white
CH 3 - 2 lime
CH 4 - 2 Royal blue


I like the tank much more but would love to have some drift wood with Moss growth and ditch the tacky Moss ball. I would also like to get a few more small unique plants to bring more life to the tank. Being new to planted tank means any tips are welcome!

Hopefully I can stock this tank with your guys help, buying from other enthusiast are always better in my book!

Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!

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Don't hate on the moss ball! I have seen one scape in particular that used just those moss balls and it looked really good!

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Haha no hate! The shrimp love it! I just really want that natural look, hard to do in such a small area though, but I am determined.
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