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post #61 of 78 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 07:13 AM
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New to the community. Just started my 5 gallon tank last night. Will let it cycle for a bit and probably add some more baby tears and dwarf hairgrass this week as well. Waiting on new lights and Co2
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Love the rocks & sand set-up! I'm starting to think I need to skip the gravel substrate, so I can put a hill in my next tank! Is this the little 5 gallon that was on sale at PetSmart last month? The light looks the same as mine and I'm wondering if I'm going to need a better one for my plants!

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Love the rocks & sand set-up! I'm starting to think I need to skip the gravel substrate, so I can put a hill in my next tank! Is this the little 5 gallon that was on sale at PetSmart last month? The light looks the same as mine and I'm wondering if I'm going to need a better one for my plants!
Hi Cinnamonamano. Thank you for the feedback on the tank. I have a mixed bag of substrate in there. White inert aquarium sand, Fluval Stratum, and some brown gravel my wife had lying around from her tank. I kinda rushed it and just poured a mix of all 3 then shaped it upwards toward the back. Honestly I think I probably have too much in. Made a 5.5 gallon tank into 2.5 🙂

To answer your question, yes this is that PetSmart Tank. I ordered new lights, timer and a heater since one wasn't included. I believe I found recommendations for each on these forums.

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NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, 6W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0191EWII2..._e4XACbHFVWN5Q

Uniclife 25W Submersible Aquarium Heater HT-2025 with Thermometer and Suction Cup, 5 Gallon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076F2771G..._w5XACbV82NTGP

NICREW Single Channel LED Light Timer for Aquarium, LED Digital Dimmer ClassicLED, ClassicLED Plus, BrightLED and Other Lights with Standard 2.5mm/2.1mm Power Connectors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYLX2P6..._J6XACbP3Y52G7
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Here's my 2.5 gallon.

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Here's my 2.5 gallon.

Love the shape of the container. The plant growth looks very dense and healthy, thanks for posting.
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Here's my 2.5 gallon.

I love that shape! Where did you get it (the bowl/vase)?
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Love the shape of the container. The plant growth looks very dense and healthy, thanks for posting.
^what they said

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Thanks.

It's a hand blown Roost 'terrarium'.
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I'm very new to all of this! But I love the moss ball idea, especially for the ones that are coming apart any way! I may try this myself!
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New to the community. Just started my 5 gallon tank last night. Will let it cycle for a bit and probably add some more baby tears and dwarf hairgrass this week as well. Waiting on new lights and Co2
Well I had posted about a month back when I first setup. Figured I'd post an update. Made a few changes. Got pressurized co2 a timer and lights that were recommended elsewhere on the forum. I'm still not sure my dwarf baby tears are growing correctly to carpet, but watching close. Here's where I am a month after setup.
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Old setup I had, 8" rimless cube. Had DIY co2, and an LED 5000k lightbulb from home depot...livestock was mixed neocaridina shrimps. Substrate was fluval shrimp stratum. Really loved that setup, ended up having some algae problems due to the fluctuating co2 levels.
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Just a little experiment on a micro system. It's been a few weeks and everything seems to be doing fine.

It holds about 300ml of water. Less than a standard bottle of water so I have to be diligent on the top-offs. Pretty much daily

I have three of my red cherry shrimp fry in here and they are doing alright. I have a few terrestrial plants and they are growing pretty well. You can even notice some mint lol

The aquatic plants are from the trimmings of my other tanks. The stones are from a recent trip in Iceland, managed to gather a few from the locations I visited. ( I hope that is permitted ... if not arrest me )

Light is pushing 5 watts at 6500k. This is enough to keep the HC cuba happy.
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Well that pretty much qualifies all my current tanks, although I am working on a 60P. I always like my Money Tree 0.9G Pico. You've probably seen it before. It probably only held like 0.1G in actual water, but it was sorta - Houseplant meets Planted Aquarium. Had this setup for around 2 years.





Peacock Moss grow well above the water line

Old thread- but, new to me and I absolutely love this example.



For all of just starting to set up small under 5 gallon vases, vessels, containers of some sort. We could just start adding to this thread.



This one is amazing!


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[QUOTE=AcidGambit;11131651]Here is my final bookshelf setup, with both pico tanks.



What are those lights? where did you get them, I have a 1 gallon that needs a light.
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Here is my final bookshelf setup, with both pico tanks.



What are those lights? where did you get them, I have a 1 gallon that needs a light.
The official name on Amazon is "U.P. Aqua Aquarium 7 in. Flexible LED with Color Side Bar." I believe that I got one from Amazon and one from Glass Aqua, though Glass Aqua doesn't appear to stock it anymore.

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Pico is challenging. Setup this 10L tank, is this under Pico?


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