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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question Input needed on a new Nano......

I wish I could post a picture of this but don't have a dig.
Cam of yet. But soon.....

It is a rounded tank @12" and is 7" in Height....
Think around 4 gals + approx..

It has a custom made Acrylic Top that is channeled out around the edges to fit right on top....
1st- Should I use this top or leave it off (open top)??
2nd.- Clip on Light or?? Dr. Fosters/Smith has this
Galaxi Light clip on but not cheap....
It sits on top of my desk by a window. So, daylight can
come through it. ( Algae Problems? Relocate?)
Filtration or just Top Off??
It is a real intersting piece I'll have to say..
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 01:38 PM
 
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Nothin' like a blank slate! Seems to depend on what you'd like to do with it. My current start-up phase 1g nano is low tech--eco complete, hornwort for now, couple snails. Later I'll add plants more to scale and a shrimp I think. It sits on a table in the bay window and that's all the light it gets. I'm just topping it off. No chems. No filtration or co2.

I haven't ever had algae in these table top tanks--they always sit in the window and seem to balance out all by themselves.

I have a 5g hex eclipse with a screw in CF at work with same substrate, java fern, moss, hornwort, and lutea that houses a betta and 4 mountain cloud minnows and a tribe of snails. It gets a teeny dose of generic ferts when I think of it. The filter has just a sponge in it.

So the light depends on where you want to go with the tank [ a very cool sounding tank, by the way] I think.

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