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Talking 0.5g Cube Pico Tank New Project

Ok, I think I am infected with MTS (Many Tank Syndrome). I just setup my 2nd tank (shrimp tank) not 1 month ago, and now I went and buy a clear plastic cube to make my 3rd tank. Reason is, I still have quite a lot of ADA soil left and it is a shame to leave it in the bag in the store :P

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It's so leeettle! You're sure it's .5gal? My vase is about that much but it seems a lot bigger than that. But then again I am also awful at getting a feel for scale!

What are you thinking for it?


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I'm not really sure if it's .5gal. Probably it is about .2gal ~.3? Just estimation

I have no plans for fauna right now. I have just finished filling it in though - a Java Moss tree + some Rotala Singapore at the back.

Though I have some doubts about the water quality. Since there is no filter, the water won't be cycled right? I took the water from my 10g tank. Most probably this pico will just be a planted tank, literally.


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Depends what you want to put in there but shrimp/inverts contribute almost no bioload so a tank doesn't have to be fully cycled for them to not die. However... with a tank that small (under .5 gallons you said :O) there will be HUGE swings in temperature overnight/during water changes. So I am not sure anything would really survive in there. It would definitely make a cute planted bowl. If you set up an LED light on top you can pass it off as lamps!
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I have 3 cherry shrimps in a 1 gallon bowl and I am changing water EOD to combat the ammonia until the BB get established, yes they will establish even w/o filtration, just not as fast. After the tank matures, baby shrimp might work, kind of a grow out tank for shrimps...
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It's up. No filter, no lighting (it does get some light from my shrimp tank)



Where it sits in my office.


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I have an urge to tell you to put shrimp in there >.>, you went with the bonsai tree again!
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I'm thinking, baby shrimps!

well, if i get any, that is.


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Cute! I love that you made it look like a little tree.


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OH OH! Or get a really fat apple snail and have him crawl slowly around the tank. I think that would look pretty cool too !
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Digging the tree.
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OH OH! Or get a really fat apple snail and have him crawl slowly around the tank. I think that would look pretty cool too !
True that!


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Digging the tree.

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liking the tree, but not liking the white pebbles =(
why are they in there?




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liking the tree, but not liking the white pebbles =(
why are they in there?
The pebbles are there, because I thought it looks good. hehe..


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