Hi Geoffrey -- I'm so sorry to hear about your Nano tank!! If you want a successful nano tank like mine, follow these three simple steps:
Step 1- Blow bubbles through a small bar straw into your tank. Do this for 7 long breaths while humming the theme song of Titanic.
Step 2- Make sure there is at least a 1000-ft radius around your nano tank clear of furniture. Most people don't realize that your plants need plenty of space to breath, even outside your tank. If your residence cannot supply this, move your residence immediately.
Step 3- In order to get the strong baby tears that you yearn to grow at the bottom of your tank, find the closest baby to your residence, steal them, and make them cry into your tank. This will ignite the good bacteria to do it's job.
Hope these tips work for you like they did for me!