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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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my nano iwagumi

i've had a few planted tanks in the past but never really shared them. i was out of the game for a while and just set up a nano this weekend.

glass is a ~3.5g no name, rounded corners and rimless. picked it up for $30 at LFS (fish gallery). substrate is fluval shrimp stratum, seiryu stone. lighting is just a zoo-med fixture with a CCFL bulb. it's really overkill and i plan on getting something more suitable and more attractive i've got the stuff for DIY co2 from my previous tanks, i just haven't set it up yet.

flora is just HC, i might put some dwarf hairgrass in the back eventually. fauna planned is blue tiger shrimp and maybe a few cardinals.




update! 2/20/12 - working on getting the algae under control, less light/co2 and stopped dosing ferts completely. fauna is now 10 baby orange eye blue tigers and 3 crystal blacks all courtesy of my buddy, khoa. his username on here is 'deviltiger'



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kidding, it looks good real good


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kidding, it looks good real good
Always joking around on here lol.

I think this tank looks really good and will look even better when that HC grows in.
I am from the Dallas area, what fish store is it?
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I don't know anything about anything but I think it looks great. I concur with your plans for DHG in the background and think it would look even better with that and a full carpet.
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I really like it too. Great rocks! The 3.5 gallon tank must be tiny.

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thanks

the LFS i use is Fish Gallery. there's one in dallas near downtown and somewhere around houston. they carry some nice stuff. ADA and fluval gear, usually have HC, DHG, riccia and other popular plants in stock, RCS, amano shrimp, cardinal tetras, yadda yadda. the tank is a good bit bigger than the usual 2.5g. i'll take some better pictures when i get the mini coralife and paintball co2 setup i'm looking at picking up off my buddy
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Looks great!!
What lighting do you use and what is dhe distance from substrate?
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it's just this hood sitting directly on top of the tank with a CFL bulb. it's overkill and will probably start growing algae soon but i have the mini coralife on the way.
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what filter you going with?
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Looks awesome - would be a great betta tank!


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i'm actually considering a betta for it

the filter is a small chinese HOB. cheap, works great. it flows enough for probably ~5g, i had to put a bunch of floss and a sponge in it.
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He (or she!) would LOVE it! Especially if the filter is already baffled. Just keep the water level a bit low and it would be perfect.


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