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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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audiotaylor's 2.5 gal with 2.5 gal sump & c02**56K warn**

Hey everyone,

I figured now was a good time to post my results with c02 given all the recient questions regarding it's use in nanos. Ive had this tank planted for almost a month and so far it's doing pretty good. I want to point out that co2 made a HUGE difference for me in the sence that my riccia is PEARLING like crazy just 24 hours after switching it on. I can also say that I had been dosing excel for the entire month previously with little to no pearling, although the growth was pretty good, and I didnt have to combat any algae. I cant go into too much detail at the moment because I have to get off the computer, but I will do the importiant thing and post the pics. There are more at this link http://imageevent.com/audiomaster/nano

Also, Im still working on the scape so bear with it for the moment...













Ill try to go into more detail later when I have more time. Hope you enjoy the pics.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 12:42 PM
 
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Nice looking tank! I like how your choice of plants and hardscape makes the tank look bigger than it is.

It's good to hear that the CO2 is working out for you.

Do you have any fish or shrimp in the tank?
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Beautiful nano! I check your pictures and what's the sump for? I mean it is a nano and IMO I don't think a sump is necessary. What rocks are those audiotaylor because they look pretty sweet
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Sumps in a nano are there to double the water volume of the tank but still keep the display part of the tank small. It also keeps the equipment out of the display for the most part. Conditions go bad very quickly in tanks this small, so the double water volume will definately help in keeping things more stable. Many saltwater nanos are set up the same way.
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Sumps in a nano are there to double the water volume of the tank but still keep the display part of the tank small. It also keeps the equipment out of the display for the most part. Conditions go bad very quickly in tanks this small, so the double water volume will definately help in keeping things more stable. Many saltwater nanos are set up the same way.
Precicely! I have that tank heated, I have a co2 reactor, and I can use charcoal, floss and biological media to filter it with no equipment in the display tank. When I was first setting it up, I had even considered using a small bed of mud or fine-grained sand in the sump to keep a few freshwater clams. I decided against it because I dont feed enough to need them and it would just be more trouble.

Faust2001: thanks! I also really love the rocks, they are actually petrified wood that I got off ebay! I forget the sellers ID, but if you do a search you should be able to come across some. They were pretty cheap too; I think I got the whole bunch for under 20.00 shipped. Also, yes, I have a lone cherry shrimp (partially visible in the second-to-last pic amidst the tangle of diandra) and 2 ghost shrimp. I want to get several more shrimp, they are so cool! I think Ill try and find some bumble bee shrimp and some more cherries.

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Sumps in a nano are there to double the water volume of the tank but still keep the display part of the tank small. It also keeps the equipment out of the display for the most part. Conditions go bad very quickly in tanks this small, so the double water volume will definately help in keeping things more stable.
Oh, I see. So, a sump is for CHEATING!

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Oh, I see. So, a sump is for CHEATING!

jk

...sorta.
its more like the nano with a sump is an optical illusion it looks bigger because it IS i can deffinatly see it in SW nanos tho those are crazy....
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