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Compiling a nano dosing/info list?

All us Nanoers know that things are alot different between are small tanks and the bigger guys. So I was thinking maybe we could all help compile a info list just to maybe help new users and see what works for each other.

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5.5g
30watts of 6500k spiral cfl
2 BPS pressurized co2 lime green drop checker with 4dkh solution
black flourite sand with root tabs

DOSING
Weekly water change and then
add 20ppm nitrate thru kno3
add 1ppm phosphate thru kh2po4
add 10ppm mgso4
Then I dose 1ml of my csm+b stock solution daily
1/32nd tsp Potassium 3x weekly

PLANTS
Green cambomba
bacopa
flame moss
java moss
H. tenellius
pellia

FISH
6 pygmy cories
2 pea puffers
5 brass tetra's
1 wrestling half beak
1 oto

PROBLEMS
GDA has been a constant battle
tank has been up and running for over a year

Tank had a lovely carpet of glosso for about 8-9months. But it slowly got away from me and became to thick and the bottom layer died off. So I removed it all....lol

Lets here what works for you.
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6.6g
30watts of 6500k spiral cfl
DIY CO2, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp backing soda, 1/4 tsp yeast
flourite (the gravel with mixed colors)

DOSING
Weekly water change on Sunday
1 smidgen-KNO3 (Tuesday Thursday Sunday)
1/2 smidgen KH2PO4 (Tuesday Thursday Sunday)
1/2 smidgen CMS+B (Monday Wednesday Friday)
(optional 1/2 smidgen K2SO4)

FLORA
Lindernia rotundifolia ‘variegated’
Bacopa australis
Pogostemon Stellatus 'Broad Leaf'
r. nanjenshan
Java fern
Anubis

FAUNA
none yet but I will have:
2 scarlet badis (dario dario)
1 Otocinclus
6 Ruby tetras

PROBLEMS
Brown algae and a little green spot algae at the moment is my only problem because the tank is cycling.

2.5 Gallon Iwagumi
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5.5g
27watts of 6500k flour.
DIY CO2, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp yeast
Active flora black (like eco)

DOSING
40% water change on thursdays
I only dose Flourish Comprehensive.

FILTRATION
Red Sea Nano HOB filter
Elite Mini internal filter with DIY CO2 being fed into it for dispersal

FLORA
Marsalia Quadrifolila
Creeping Jenny
Red Ludwiga
Val. Americana
Crypt. Parva
Dwarf hairgrass
Anubias Nana
Tiger Lotus
Pygmy chain sword

FISH
1 Female Veil Tail Betta (with an attitude)
6 "Emerald Rasbora" Although they are now classified as a Danio, or same family with CPD's lol very confusing but they are cute, but very skittish
might add a few more

PROBLEMS
None at the moment, a little green spot algae, but it is not spreading.


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5g
15 watts of 6500k spiral cfl
DIY CO2: 2cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon yeast
Black Eco-complete

DOSING
Sun: Weekly 30% water change
Mon: 0.3cc Phosphorus, 0.3cc Nitrogen, 0.4cc Comprehensive, 0.8cc Potassium, 0.5cc Iron, 2.5cc Excel
Tue: Nothing
Wed: 0.5cc Iron, 1.0cc Excel
Thu: 0.3cc Phosphorus, 0.3cc Nitrogen, 0.4cc Comprehensive, 0.8cc Potassium
Fri: 0.5cc Iron, 1.0cc Excel
Sat: Nothing

PLANTS
Water Sprite
Java/Singapore Moss
Dwarf Baby Tears
4-leaf Clover
Rotala Indica
Water Wisteria
Banana Plant
Pygmy Chainsword

FISH
5+ Fancy Guppies

PROBLEMS
Algae growing on some plants
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Nice tank, Eden! More pictures would be nice with this thread

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FISH
6 pygmy cories
2 pea puffers
5 brass tetra's
1 wrestling half beak
1 oto
How do your puffers do with the other fish? I would love to have some of those little guys, but I've always been put off by their reputation for aggression. Nice to hear that you've been able to put them in a community.
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FAUNA
none yet but I will have:
2 scarlet badis (dario dario)
1 Otocinclus
6 Ruby tetras
Rengb6, have you had Scarlet Badis before? I've read that they are very territorial and will fight each other in small tanks. I have one Scarlet Badis with some CPD's but I'm moving him as soon as his new tank is ready because he chases the other fish and stresses them out.
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Nice tank, Eden! More pictures would be nice with this thread



How do your puffers do with the other fish? I would love to have some of those little guys, but I've always been put off by their reputation for aggression. Nice to hear that you've been able to put them in a community.
I edited my post to include a picture lol.


Nice tank Eden.
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Thanks for the compliments! Yours looks awesome, Noahma! Love it!
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Rengb6, have you had Scarlet Badis before? I've read that they are very territorial and will fight each other in small tanks. I have one Scarlet Badis with some CPD's but I'm moving him as soon as his new tank is ready because he chases the other fish and stresses them out.
Yes I already have the scarlet badis and have had them together in a 2.5 gallon since december. They chase each other once in a while and its evident by the bright red color which one is the dominant male. However there has never been any nudging or damage done to either fish and for the most part they stay away from each other. Sometimes they even hunt together! When feeding its surprising how the less dominant male chases the dominant male away. He is my little pig and eats the most! I doubt I will have trouble with these two when they are moved to the 6.6 gallon which is heavily planted.

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Yes I already have the scarlet badis and have had them together in a 2.5 gallon since december. They chase each other once in a while and its evident by the bright red color which one is the dominant male. However there has never been any nudging or damage done to either fish and for the most part they stay away from each other. Sometimes they even hunt together! When feeding its surprising how the less dominant male chases the dominant male away. He is my little pig and eats the most! I doubt I will have trouble with these two when they are moved to the 6.6 gallon which is heavily planted.
I've been wanting to get a second Scarlet Badis but have been hesitant because of possible aggression. It's great to hear that you've been able to successfully keep two of them together. Maybe I will give it a try : )

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2.5g Nano
2 x 13 watts CFL 6500K
1/2 BPS, Pressurized CO2, near yellow drop checker with 4 dkH reference solution
Black Flourite Sand

Dosing is EI, at 1/4 the dosage for a 10g tank

Flora
Blyxa japonica
Hemianthus callitrichoides
'Cuba'
Eleocharis parvula

Fauna
Red Cherry Shrimp

Problems
Some slight green algae, and the occasional BBA laced leaf


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Nice tank, Eden! More pictures would be nice with this thread



How do your puffers do with the other fish? I would love to have some of those little guys, but I've always been put off by their reputation for aggression. Nice to hear that you've been able to put them in a community.
There is a chase from time to time with the brass tetra's. And the puffers sometimes snap at the cories. But never any severe damage to any of the fish.

The 2 puffers never bother each other at all.

And the half beak quickly reverses the aggressor role any time they mess with him.
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Enjoying the thread!

I suppose thread focus should stay on tank overviews, but can't resist a comment re: aggressive fish
you might have less trouble when you introduce two fish simultaneously...when one has had hte chance to establish territory, they may be more aggressive to a newcomer. One suggested fix: rearrange the tank massively when you introduce the new fish. Thus, its a new territory to all. But hardly a fix we want to follow, with the pretty tank set ups pictured in this thread...It always helps if you have set your tank up so that at least at some time, the fish can be out of sight of each other. And minimize overcrowding: why not have just one?

Now, to my tank:

My set up
6 g Eclipse
8 watts T5 bulb, builtin light/18 watts side blast of light for middle of day

I figured out all my dosage by ccs at one point, and then translated to 'number of drops per day' from my droppers from U.S. Plastics, and can't remember my cc dosage anymore. Seachem additives daily: 20 drops Excel daily, 6 drops Nitrogen, phosporous, potassium, comprehensive. Iron-.5 cc every two weeks. Plant tabs and peat moss under the gravel at set up.

50% water change weekly.

Plants
Anubias petite
Anubias nana
Marsilea Minuta
Java Fern
Peacock Moss
Bolbitis Fern

Fauna
4 nerites and a large volunteer pond snail.
Always considering briggitae raspboras as an addition

Have to say: the fauna lists given so far on this thread are all pushing the edge for the size of the tanks...glad bga is the only problem reported! The frequent large water changes are the key, I think. For newbies considering nano, if you don't think you will keep up on water changes, get far less critters for your tank

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I've been wanting to get a second Scarlet Badis but have been hesitant because of possible aggression. It's great to hear that you've been able to successfully keep two of them together. Maybe I will give it a try : )

(oops, am I hijacking this thread? Sorry!)

I don't think your hijacking! It's all nano related! I talked to the invertz people and they said 2 or 3 together should be fine so that's why i decided to go for it. As long as one isn't a female I bet your two guys get along great!

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