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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Nano 8G (Fluval Ebi)

Date New version started in June 2011
Aquarium W30xD30xH35 (cm) - 7,9G
Lighting Fluocompact 26W, turned on for 9 hours

Filter Zoomed 501 canister filter

Substrate Fluval stratum

CO2 DIY + Flourish Excel

Ferts Tetra Flora pride + Seachem Flourite

Water change
1/3 twice a week

Water quality
pH 6,8 ; 18C<T<26C (non heated)


Flora :
  • Eleocharis parvula
  • Echinodorus tenelus
  • Microsorum pteropus
  • Anubias barteri nana
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii
  • Rotala rotundifolia

Fauna:
  • Neocaridina heteropoda (Red Cherry Shrimps)




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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 10:00 PM
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I see you took out the rock background. It looks nice I like it. I am curious though what kind of light fixture are you using? I am thinking about getting a ebi and want to know what my fixture upgrade options are.


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I like it a lot!
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Very sharp looking tank ! You really did a nice job. Congrats.
I too would like to know what your light fixture is.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 12:17 AM
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How'd you get that ground cover to fill in so fast? Don't tell me tweezed all those bits in! (That would be crazy...in a good way.)
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The foreground is planted with Eleocharis since february, so the ground hairgrass cover has been growing for 4-5 months. I have recently modified the tank and have remodeled the background with adding Echinodorus Tenellus.

The lighting system is just a high desk lamp fixture using a 26W fluocompact bulb.
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great looking tank!
i like the layout and planting a lot.
if you dont mind me asking how much did you spend on this tank (asking as i would like to set up something similar)

thanks
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Sure. The description above was complete and accurate. So, the main expenses were:
- Fluval Flora Kit
- Zoomed 501 canister filter
- 2 Fluval Stratum bags (1 provided with the Fluval Flora kit)
- plants and ferts

I ll let you check the prices for yourself.
The lighting system was quite inexpensive because it is just a desk lamp with regular daylight (6500K) fluoccompact bulb. Idem for the Co2 system (DIY Yeast Co2 system) using one bell diffusor provided with the flora kit.
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I really like the parvula! I have an Ebi coming to me for Father's Day that I will transplant some parvula into from my 75G. I like the simplicity of grass layouts, in general, but how you got it to grow that thick with a desklamp is pretty cool...

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What wattage is the desk lamp?
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26w
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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 11:34 PM
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Very nice looking tank! Do you trim the grass, or is it staying that short on it's own?
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UPS dropped mine off this afternoon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Looks nice n healthy.
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i recently picked up a 24w, and i'm getting better growth then with the stock 13 too.
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