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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Input/Inspiration

Last summer I broke down some tanks and took a small break from the hobby due to work/travel. Now that everything has settled back down I would like to set up a new tank again. I would prefer to use the equipment I have on hand.


  • Rimless 3 gallon (12 long x 8 deep x 9 tall)
  • Finnex Stingray 12"
  • ADA Aquasky 301
  • GLA regulator and CO2 tank
  • Mingon HOB

I would like to go with CO2 and the Aquasky light but I'm worried that's too much light for a tank only 9" tall. Slow growing plants would be best as well. For livestock I would probably go with clean-up crew (shrimp/snails/guppy).

What do you guys think? High or low tech? Recommendations?


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I recently set up a 2.5 gallon. I used a finnex fugeray clip light , I also used the fluval 20g co2 kit and added a buble counter and difuser and it seams to be working great, the cartridges are generally cheap. The plants I went with were dwarf baby tears for the carpet, micro swords, green wavy buce plants. I also went with chili rasboras and orange sakura shrimp. I have yet to recieve the flora and fauna but I ordered from aquatic arts and cant wait. Did a lot of research and this is what I came up with hope it helps.
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How about this for some inspiration, I came across it a few weeks back on YouTube.


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How about this for some inspiration, I came across it a few weeks back on YouTube.
That's awesome!


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That's awesome!
Great right, love the fact it's low tech and has algue growing in places. For me it's what a tank is all about beautifully balanced.

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Ended up using a Fluval Nano 3.0 I got a good deal on off Craigslist.



Micro swords came from an old tak I was breaking down. Stem plants came from the LFS. I'm just gonna let this sit for a while with mild fert dosing and see how it goes.


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I would switch from guppy to endlers - they're just smaller.
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I would switch from guppy to endlers - they're just smaller.
The guppies I have are probably a guppy/endler mix or maybe just endlers. Adult Males only seem to get a little bigger than an inch on average.
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Trimmed and replanted some of the stem plants and added shrimp!

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