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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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My first planted nano (5 1/2 gallons)

Last year, I started a planted nano tank for my kid around Thanksgiving.

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Late Dec 2009


Early Jan 2010


Early Jan 2010


Mid Jan 2010


Mid Jan 2010


Early Feb 2010


Early Feb 2010


Mid Mar 2010


Mid Mar 2010


Mid Mar 2010

Filtration:
Eheim 2211
Aquaclear HOB 20

Heater:
Hydor 200W Inline

Lighting:
8,000K 14W T8 16"

Plant stock:
Java Fern
Windelov Java Fern
Needle Fern
Green Carpet Java Moss
Anubias
Petite Anubias

Fish stock:
1 Fancy Tail Guppy
6 Ember Tetras
2 Scarlet Badis
5 Corydoras pygameus
4 Amano Shrimp
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Looks good, quite the fish load though.
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With a 2211 and an Aquaclear, the extra bioload shouldn't be a problem. They're mostly all tiny fishes anyways.

I've never seen lily pipes used in a tank with a hood before.


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Wow, that's quite the filtration.


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Some pics from this week.






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I didn't even notice you had a canister on there, your tank is looking great Where is the intake now? i noticed you had it hooked up to the undergravel filter at first?
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so i want to remove the river gravel substrate and add soil. Can this be done with the fish and plants still in there?
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Not really, it'd be less stressful to just put the fish and plants all into a bucket for a little bit and get the substrate changed out w/o fear of burying something or scaring the fish to death. I'm sure you could get away with the fish and plants still in, but i doubt you're saving yourself any effort, and i doubt youll be as happy with the results.
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