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1.3g white sands tank setup

I decided to document the startup of my new nano/pico tank. I will be using a tank I got from petco. It holds about 1.3g when all filled up. I then will be using a combination of white sand and flourite and gravel. the plants will be moss and baby tears. I will use a 20w halogen desk lamp to light it.




I started with a 1.3g that I got from petco. This tank is made out of glass and I got it on sale for $3!






Then I sectioned off the back half of the tank with carboard and filled the front in with some white sand.






I next filled the back half with a mix of regular gravel and flourite. after they were about level I removed the cardboard and smoothed them out.





I next got my basic layout plan. then I wrapped some moss around the rocks and positioned the wood. Im not sure if I like the wood placement yet but I will leave it for now.





The last thing to do was plant the back area with baby tears. after I did that I filled it up with some water...






picture of the final product....






I just filled it up a few minutes ago so its still a bit cloudy as you can see. I will try to update soon with a clear water pic.

hope you enjoyed......
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looks good

Looks like a scale size of the project I will be doing on Saturday. A 100g near-30"-cubed tank that will have a white sand foreground.

was it difficult getting the cardboard out without mixing the sand with the gravel?

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That looks like it's going to rock once everything grows out. Any plans for fauna?
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how will you keep the sand from mixing with the gravel over time? It seems that naturally the sand would work its way into the gravel.

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Very nice start. This nano should turn out well.

At which Petco did you find that tank, and did they have any left?
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Good start--can't wait to see it progress.

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That's a sweet tank for $3! Be sure to show us pics when it starts to grow in..

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Not bad of a setup, I might just have to grab one of those nano's myself.
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That tank is pretty hard to find where I'm at. There are a bunch of us in the bay area scouring every Petco around. The ones that had them are sold out and the others don't know what we're asking for.

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That tank is pretty hard to find where I'm at. There are a bunch of us in the bay area scouring every Petco around. The ones that had them are sold out and the others don't know what we're asking for.
If there are a lot at my local petco, I will be happy to purchase all that their is and re-sell them to members here on the forums.
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