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My first nano (UPDATE 7-19 new pics)

hey everybody ive been lurking around this forum quite a bit for the past 2 months reading up a little and i finally planned on starting a nano up. For my substrate im using eco-complete. The filter i picked up is a red sea and a lamp from staples. The flora i picked are anacharises, a java plant, a java moss, an amazon sword and 2 banana plants. The flauna are 6 ghost shrimp so without further adieu, my tank!







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so my girlfriend did me a favor and went to Chinatown to pick me up these:
5 cherry shrimp 1 moss ball 1 java moss 1 nerite snail

would anyone know what other plants i can put in my tank?
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Anubias (I suggest nana or nana petite for this sized tank)
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have you considered putting in a substrate like driftwood? the moss will look really nice growing on top of it. you can fasten the moss on by putting mesh over a branch
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Update:
So much for an update nothing hasnt really changed im mean the anacharis have started to grow more stems. As for the rest of the plants i really see no change. The banana plant started growing algae on them so as soon as the red shrimp went in they went straight to cleaning that up. Since my last update i had gotten a huge ball of java moss, i had some planaria living in it so i set it aside in another glass contain hoping they would all die off.
Yesterday and monday i was around my local marina and the beach(i like long walks on the beach). I found a lot of driftwood to work with and now the boiling process begins.... i want it im my tank already!!!jeez im soo impatient.........
As for changing the scape im actually playing the waiting game. When my girlfriend got me shrimp i had 2 extra baby shrimp in the bag and also in the moss ball(sneeky critters). So as soon as they become redder? err bigger ill rescape. ps im starting to get annoyed at how the tank looks im itching to redo it badly well ill post pictures up later.
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Since you are from NY the waters are most likely polluted, I would not recommend adding it to the tank. How big is the tank?

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well here are the pictures i said id put up







does anyone know what plant this is? it was tangled up in my java moss












the newest addition to my tank..

THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE!! - what i believe are shrimp eggs..

do you see the little sac of bubbles in front of the plant??


there are 2 sacs here, one in between the banana fingers and one just hanging outside

i'm pretty sure these are eggs, what do you guys think? i'm stumped on what to do since my tank is already up to capacity. any advice on how take care of them if they actually do hatch? i read that i would have to put aquarium salt in for them to fully develop
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Since you are from NY the waters are most likely polluted, I would not recommend adding it to the tank. How big is the tank?

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i think that its about 3.5 gals. i just converted a vase into a tank
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Update!!

hey everybody its been a while since i posted any pictures. i had quite a mishap right before i was suppose to update. well long story short i rushed changing the water and most of my stock died stupid me! i lost all the glass shrimp and 2 cherry shrimp. what a newbie thing to do like i said i was waiting on the baby cherry shrimp grow larger. after that happened i went into chinatown again and bought 3 more shrimp and did a rescape. i def went overboard with tying up the java moss on the wood. LOL i basically trimmed the anacharis down tied some moss and java moss to the wood and moved around things oh and some much for "Piece de Resistance" aka the eggs that were suck to the banana plants and among other things. They were snail eggs! how dumb of me i guess i should read up on some more things. oh and excuse the floating bit of plant matter anyway enough of me babbling on and on here it is..... any questions or comments would be appreciated



















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Is that a rock tied to the driftwood?
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LOL why is there a rock tied to the driftwood?

Great looking tank BTW.


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LOL why is there a rock tied to the driftwood?

Great looking tank BTW.
I'm going to guess that it is to weigh down the wood.

Cute tank.


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It's a nice looking tank, but the equipment in it kind of distracts from the look. I have a small cylindrical tank and I used a UGF in it to cut down on the clutter inside. At the very least I would probably rearrange the decor and plants to try to hide some of it a bit better.
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yeah thats def a rock to weigh down the piece of wood LOL the piece of wood was actually super light i was hoping it would sink eventually but i guess not. anyway it was hard to find wood that that would fit into my tank, when i bought real driftwood it took up a lot of space. ill most likely throw it in my goldfish tank with some moss and more java ferm.
i should have covered that with moss hehehe. right after i finished rescaping err i should have tied the rock to the wood then covered it with moss but i felt too lazy to do it. also i def want to change out some of the plants in the tank im starting to get sick of looking at them.. does anyone have spare plants

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It's a nice looking tank, but the equipment in it kind of distracts from the look. I have a small cylindrical tank and I used a UGF in it to cut down on the clutter inside. At the very least I would probably rearrange the decor and plants to try to hide some of it a bit better.
i felt the same way about the way my plants were set up ill just wait a week or two for the moss to grow.

really i heard those are the worst filters anyone can use. any specs or pictures on your UGF?

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I'm going to guess that it is to weigh down the wood.

Cute tank.
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