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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2016, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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New nano tank needs advice


Hey so i just finished setting up this tank and I really like the setup, but I kinda feel that there's a little too much plants? I'm new to planted tanks so is there really too much plants? Or am I ok? The Rock on top of the wood is to prevent the wood from floating up hopefully the spiderwood would be water logged soon

Currently dosing flourish comp and iron bi-weekly without CO2

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2016, 03:45 PM
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Looks like the large leaf plants are kinda throwing off the scale.If you were to swap those for finer leaved plants I think you might be happier with overall look.Maybe swap out the back sword for a small clump of red rotala,myrio,or cabomba.

Myself,I think that's a beautiful tank.

MTS? no,I just need one more tank...
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I was thinking of adding some red plants to add a variation of colours but wasn't sure what types of red plants would be easy, are red rotala easy to care for? @MtAnimals
Oh and from my experience vals tend to melt initially, how about Amazon swords? I believe those flat leave plants belong to a sword species but not sure which one:/


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I think those swords are E. amozonicus.Those do melt when you first put them in,most are grown emersed,so they lose their leaves in order to grow underwater ones.I have found rotala easy to grow.

I actually like dwarf crypt more than vallesneria,I think my water is just too soft for vals.

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I can see the substrate - you are grossly under-planted ☺

But seriously, what is appealing to you is all that matters.
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I think those swords are E. amozonicus.Those do melt when you first put them in,most are grown emersed,so they lose their leaves in order to grow underwater ones.I have found rotala easy to grow.

I actually like dwarf crypt more than vallesneria,I think my water is just too soft for vals.


It's alrdy been a month and didn't see any melt by the swords but the Vallisneria all melted but they are shooting of runner hopefuly they grow tall


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I can see the substrate - you are grossly under-planted ☺



But seriously, what is appealing to you is all that matters.


It's a low tech tank and I only have flourish comprehensive and iron currently and idk what else I can add:/?


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There are a number of low light/low tech plants that you could add. Crypts, java ferns, anubias, swords, ludwigia, hygrophilia, to name a few. Are there any fish? You will have to add macros at some point since Flourish Comp is mostly micros.

Also look into dry fertilizers, as all the liquid ferts are mostly water. There are several vendors online and I know of one member, nilocg, that sells on this forum.
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