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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2005, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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My 1st Nano Effort

I have 2 other tanks, one 80G high light with CO2 and another 10G non CO2. Both planted.

This one is 30cm x 30cm x 30cm, holds about 7.5G. I have a small Aqua EL filter running, 11W PL light. Laterite base, topped off with 3mm gravel. Currently I only have Anubias, but am waitnig for some moss to come in to carpet the floor. I have a few black mollies during the cycling period, 4 days now and should be ready in another few days, I'm adding Stability.

This will be a shrimp only tank to house about 30 Amanos. I might throw in a few Rosboras.

Ferts Will be NPK, TMG and Excel drops. No CO2 and no water change.

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That looks great! I'm always afraid that after scaping a large tank i wouldn't be able to do a nano. good job.


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Nice job. Looks good.

Every day I get more tempted to jump on the nano-train.
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Do you have a filter on that?

Or just a powerhead.
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I too had been thinking about settng up one for a year now. Read a lot about nanos and finally decided to plung in. They are easy to setup and the best part is not changing water.

Zen - The filter is a Aqua El mini, very low filteration and is very quiet. Its very small too and easily hides behind the diftwood on the left. Actually in the 1st and 2nd photo you can see the top part.
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Hmm, I need to find a "Nano Tank 101" thread...

...why don't you need to add CO2, and why no water change?
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Some people do add CO2 and some don't. Diana Walsted and Tom Barr don't. Basically its a natural cycle, the plants and fish do the work. Plants and fish/critters give out CO2 at night etc. Plus you add Excel which is carbon and is fine with tanks this size. You just add macros and micros. The only water needed is the top off every week.

The odea is low maintainence, less work, more time to enjoy. Read this thread in a site in Singapore, you'll be amazed. This thread got me started:

http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...4&page=1&pp=20
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Some people do add CO2 and some don't. Diana Walsted and Tom Barr don't. Basically its a natural cycle, the plants and fish do the work. Plants and fish/critters give out CO2 at night etc. Plus you add Excel which is carbon and is fine with tanks this size. You just add macros and micros. The only water needed is the top off every week.

The odea is low maintainence, less work, more time to enjoy. Read this thread in a site in Singapore, you'll be amazed. This thread got me started:

http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...4&page=1&pp=20
Yes I thought it looked like a small filter, but was not sure.

I love the idea of the self contained eco system...I have kept nano reefs in the past and have always wanted to do this in a freshwater tank.

I look worward to seeing more of your tank as time goes on.
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