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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2005, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, I've lurking around here for sometime, so I thought right now was a good time to start. Here's a new nano that I'm about to start:


Lighting will be 7 watts
ADA amazonia aqua soil
no filtration co2 or heat
weekly water change
not sure what to put in there yet
taiwan moss foreground only

What do you guy think?

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Hmm....judging by the way it looks right now, I would say to add a couple of martians and maybe some ancient machinery for making water.

Based on 7 watts of lighting, about all you can keep in there is java fern, small anubias, mosses, and maybe some really small crypts. That DOES still give you a lot of flexibility, surprisingly. Actually, you might be able to get baby's tears (Hemianthus Micranthemoides) in there as well. I have that in my 6 gallon Eclipse and that only has 8 watts of lighting.
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Is the 7 watts one of those Sea Life clip-on compact flourescent lights? I've got one but haven't plugged it in yet. As far as I know, 7w/g should be ok for growing mose low-medium light plants.

I do luuurve the rocks, though. LOL at Aphyosemion's martian comment. Petite nana anubius would be excellent in this tank, as would crypt wendtii for a little color. Marsilea could be your background plant.
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Petite nana anubius would be excellent in this tank, as would crypt wendtii for a little color..
In nano tanks, petite nana is worth it's weight in gold.
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I'm still stuck on moss only for now. What should I put in this take except shrimps and bettas?
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dwarf riccia is in, I don't know about the rest.. maybe rotala in the back? I'm not sure.
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I would have no other plants just riccia maybe some hairgrass but nothing else and just stick to shrimp
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I'll agree with mad about fish, just having hairgrass and riccia will fill in nicely. Stem plants probably will just be a hasel with this small of a tank, and if you just have either hairgrass and riccia, or just moss, they will complement the nice rock placement beautifully.

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Nice rock work. I think no stem plants is a good idea. The simpler you keep it the better. Maybe just Ricca and all moss. Perhaps even some hair grass in the left side to give it some height there.

On a side note one thing that stands out to me is the unlevel gravel. I understand that you are trying to slope the substrate, but perhaps adding more gravel to the right side combined with removing some on the left from will balance it out a bit? Maybe even building up the left rear corner a bit more wouldn't be a bad idea since it may settle a bit.
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ok, here it is as of now, and I took this picture to compare relative size.
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Very nice! I like your rockwork, it's a great shape. I think we're using the same type of cube vase, it's cool to see something so different than my layout in the same container
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Thanks, here's an update.

Observations:
In a small tank like this with only fauna co2, the leaves of plants are smaller(thinner).
Shrimps in an unregulated temperature environment tend to be less active.
The only algae I have is greenspot.
Dosing excel and flourish every sunday and wednesday.
Top offs every sunday.
Plants are doing great in aquasoil only.
Riccia is growing great even though it is not a rooted plant. Doubled in size.
Rotala sp. vietnam is doing great with some pink even though is is not planted.
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Hey blinky, the only differences in our tanks was the scape and the price, I got it for 8 USD.
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Laff mine was $34CD at a flower shop, I actually went to purchase another this week (setting up a pico for a friend) and found they'd overcharged me - the retail cost is actually $26CD, their wholesale is ~$16CD. I'm wondering if it's made by a different company, maybe different glass, or you just got reeeeealy lucky - either way, good for you!
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