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My new Pico tank. 1 cup.

1 cup of tank water
2 tablespoons eco complete
1 pellet of osmocote plus buried in the substrate
2 stems of HM
Lighting is whatever hits the jar from the Spec V
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While I don't think this will work I am actually interested in how it will turn out.
Time will tell!

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Oh, neat!
You might have some copepods pop up after awhile, those are fun to watch. Tiny scooty dots.


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Do you plan to add any fish or invertebrates?

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Awesome idea tho...
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No, just the plant.

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Your joking, right?
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Your joking, right?
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I talked to the guy at my lfs and he said you should definitely add a plecostomus. It'll help with the algae!
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I talked to the guy at my lfs and he said you should definitely add a plecostomus. It'll help with the algae!
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1 cup of tank water
2 tablespoons eco complete
1 pellet of osmocote plus buried in the substrate
2 stems of HM
Lighting is whatever hits the jar from the Spec V
i tried doing something like this before. hardest part was to keep the water decent since its such a small tank. but pouring water in and out would ruin the set up. maybe try to get suction pipette to do some water changes
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1 cup of tank water
2 tablespoons eco complete
1 pellet of osmocote plus buried in the substrate
2 stems of HM
Lighting is whatever hits the jar from the Spec V

That is cool. I have my own pico tank- It is a big wine glass I found and a strong LED light I got from Walmart for $9!
Its got a small amazon sword, some kind of rotala (i think- I still haven't identified, some stem plant I also haven't identified (leaning towards cardamine lyrata) and some anubias. The substrate is a lava mineral based substrate (i also don't have an idea - I picked it up at the Aquatic Experience) and some black sand. I am new to this forum so I don't know how to post pictures but when I figure out I Will
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a turkey baster would do the water changes just right
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1 cup of tank water
2 tablespoons eco complete
1 pellet of osmocote plus buried in the substrate
2 stems of HM
Lighting is whatever hits the jar from the Spec V
i tried doing something like this before. hardest part was to keep the water decent since its such a small tank. but pouring water in and out would ruin the set up. maybe try to get suction pipette to do some water changes
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a turkey baster would do the water changes just right

A turkey baster is the tool I am using for any water changes.

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sounds really great...can you keep us updated?
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