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Bought a new tank

New set up for tonight.

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Donít forget to set up a tank journal if you want to continue sharing your progress with everyone
Iím about to set mine up later this week.
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Up and filled.
Substrate is Fluval stratum covered in river rocks.
Stock light
Built in filter with cycled media
Not too shabby.


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Tested today and had a trace of ammonia and nitrate. Did a water change and squished the used media around the filter area and main tank. Hoping the good BB catches fast so we don't get a crazy mini cycle.

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Added more low light plants.


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Nice tank! I am also thinking of getting a 3.7 gallon! Question 1. Is the stock light adequate for growing low light plants? Question 2. Have you noticed any growth?
Question 3. Anything you may not like about the light?

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Bump: Nice tank! I am also thinking of getting a 3.7 gallon! Question 1. Is the stock light adequate for growing low light plants? Question 2. Have you noticed any growth?
Question 3. Anything you may not like about the light?

Cheers!
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Nice tank! I am also thinking of getting a 3.7 gallon! Question 1. Is the stock light adequate for growing low light plants? Question 2. Have you noticed any growth?
Question 3. Anything you may not like about the light?

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Bump: Nice tank! I am also thinking of getting a 3.7 gallon! Question 1. Is the stock light adequate for growing low light plants? Question 2. Have you noticed any growth?
Question 3. Anything you may not like about the light?

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I'm not sure about the light as I haven't had long enough to really see how the plants respond. I may replace if it's too low. The only thing I don't like is the light sits more over the filter area than the planted area. Could be out further so it lights up the tank more. May look into replacement.

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Added another val to the front, had extra.

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So far this light is working for the anubis and vals. I did take the bracket off so the light is directly over the tank now. This is how my anubis is growing.


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I may replace if it's too low. The only thing I don't like is the light sits more over the filter area than the planted area. Could be out further so it lights up the tank more. May look into replacement.

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Black Azoo Mini-Flexi LED. No dimmer.
'Have to hone in on a time frame of hours per day that works best for the plants.

That big store that sounds like a river has them.
Ama-Z something.

Google will help.

Try a Cobalt Mini MJ404 (106gph max) or MJ606 (159gph max).
They fit.
Two MJ606 actually fit to be honest.
-no suction cups.
-use open porosity extra fish room junk drawer foam to "bed" perimeter of the pumps for vibration resistance.
We all have extra foam laying around.






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