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My Anubias Tank


I started this tank yesterday after waiting weeks to be able to get started as I was low on money. I got the ideal after finding this 6.6 gallon tank for free, and after anubias became one of my favorite plants. I decided to use black sand because I figured it would be easier to plant roots in and I liked the color. I'm using a Ehiem 2232($60), and a dimmable LED light($30) which doesn't seem to be very bright to me. I do like the dark color the light gives the water when all other lights are off in the room. I believe that this is 2x Anubias nana, and 1x petite but I couldn't the Japanese writing so I really don't know for sure. I'm planing to add more anubias when able. I want to add some fish and shrimp later to give it some more color and life.

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the tank looks promising.. i wonder why i didn't go the anubia route.. planning to add any shrimps? wondering what fish you have there.. god job..


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thee tank looks promising.. i wonder why i didn't go the anubia route.. planning to add any shrimps? wondering what fish you have there.. go job..


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I do want to add some shrimps. maybe some guppies or something else small.

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The LED would look really good if it were being used for a dusk/dawn light supplementing something a bit brighter...
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I want to find something a bit brighter maybe with dimmable lights is possible.

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I love it. But the light looks questionable
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I love it. But the light looks questionable
Questionable how? well it is Japanese.

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Lol. All I'm saying is thT picture is blue. Light blue and u can't even see the plant barely. or the shrimp ur adding ( future thought )
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I don't know if its the glass or the dust from the sand that's giving it that color.

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I apologize, don't mean to act like a know it all or anything. It looks amazing I would personally be concerned. Or it could just be the camera. But I wanted to say again great looking tank.
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I apologize, don't mean to act like a know it all or anything. It looks amazing I would personally be concerned. Or it could just be the camera. But I wanted to say again great looking tank.
Don't worry i didn't take offense to anything you said. I'm still looking around for a bit brighter light to buy. I'm worried that it's not bright enough for the plants to grow but I'll see how they respond. I could be the camera, I was playing around with the ISO and white balance settings to try and get as close as possible to the real thing.

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I've been looking around for inspiration for an anubia tank - it's the only plant that I can't kill I love what you've done with yours, and I now have an idea of what to do with my huge Anubia barteri. Can't wait to see what else you do with this! Keep us posted!
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