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My 1st and 2nd planted tanks

Hello all!

Here are my two planted tanks. First was a 5 gallon kit from walmart that I continued to upgrade as I learned about planted tanks.

I now have an Aquaclear 20 filter because I wanted more biological filtration then the stock one had.
Next I accidently broke the hood while trying to get some real lights over water so I replaced them with two Home Depot clip on lights with 10w cfls.
I am also using DIY CO2 with a nano glass diffusior.


Next I have a newly set up .5 gallon Marinia tank that I stole from Xenxes!
This is where my ex girlfriends betta used to live till I convinced her that it was just too small. I ended up with it but didnt have a use for it.

I used the small Aquatech 5-15 that came as part of the 5 gallon kit, though new they are only about $10. All I had to do was cut down the intake tube and pull up on it a to slow flow. Hoping to have a few small shrimp.

Well thanks for looking and sorry about the terrible cell phone pics!
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man, that 2nd tank looks smaller than the filter.
Your plants look really nice and healthy. I think you should increase your bioload! it looks a little bare.

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wow holy filtration batman!

btw, you can keep shrimp in there without the filter but you will need to add a light.
Just dont over populate, over feed and pack some moss in there.
they'll do fine and look gorgeous!


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What size is the 2nd tank?
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What size is the 2nd tank?
0.5 gal

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man, that 2nd tank looks smaller than the filter.
Your plants look really nice and healthy. I think you should increase your bioload! it looks a little bare.
Thanks, in the 5 gallon I have 3 Endlers and 4 ghost shrimp and a bunch of pond snails growing as food for my puffer. I have a lot just all small!

And yes the 2nd tank is 1/2 gallon, im hoping to try and grow out some dwarf hairgrass carpet. Really just a tank to mess around with since I had all the stuff already.
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Lmao!


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But yah - haha - your 0.5 gallon tank has a filter with 0.5 gallons of water in the media. lol.


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Nice color in your first tank.
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