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8 gallon Finnex Nano tank. "Lands End" Mny px!

Updated and rescaped 03-28-06

Fauna added 3 Brillant red-tailed Rasbors 1 pitbull otocinclus
Many stems added.

This is my 8 gallon Finnex I started out with.
More plants and fauna added. Moving up to DYI co2by this weekend.






Updated with a few new pics.

Everything is growing nicely except the Rotola Mac. Which I killed with my inexperience.
More Ludwigia Repens were added in the back as well as some have already been trimmed and replanted. I got 3 nice Anubias Nana from Aquaphish. Additional fauna are 1 Cherry shrimp (looking suspicously fat), 1 more male and 1 female endlers (suprise fry too). I will not keep the fry as they growup.

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Hi, This is my first planted tank. I'm a mini fan so Nano seemed logical. I hope you like it. I named my tank Lands End after a local landmark. Only the name is the inspiration.

Drift wood, Aqua soil and Amano rocks some plants and fauna. All from Aqua Forest Aquarium in SF my LFS.

For Starts 1 Red Flame Tetra, 1 Male Endlers, and 1 Amano shrimp.

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Planting started during last week.



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More planting over the weekend.

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Endlers

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I'm enjoying the hobby very much with the exception of floating stems after planting GRRR...

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beautiful tank...I wish I had Aqua Forest Aquarium as my LFS!
What type of lighting/filter do you have? and any CO2/ferts added?
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beautiful tank...I wish I had Aqua Forest Aquarium as my LFS!
What type of lighting/filter do you have? and any CO2/ferts added?
Thanks. the Finnex package I bought came with a glass tank, 24 wt cf (it has a great reflector); a Shibura 60gph filter (adjustsble but makes a steady current); I'm doing Excel and holding on the ferts until my initial cycling is complete since water change is frequent. Tanks been up less than a week. I'm glad you like it. I checked out your photos you got some nice minis as well.
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Thanks. the Finnex package I bought came with a glass tank, 24 wt cf (it has a great reflector); a Shibura 60gph filter (adjustsble but makes a steady current); I'm doing Excel and holding on the ferts until my initial cycling is complete since water change is frequent. Tanks been up less than a week. I'm glad you like it. I checked out your photos you got some nice minis as well.
Nice looking tank Matt!!! Are you going to put the anubias in when you get them??? One suggestion is that you really don't need to make lots of water changes at first. Just let the ammonia buildup and the Nitrites will soon follow.


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Yes! I love to see people make so much out of so little space. Planting in those tiny tanks can be a PAIN! I'd suggest getting a planting tool, such as something from this site:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...?N=2004+113218
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Nice looking tank Matt!!! Are you going to put the anubias in when you get them??? One suggestion is that you really don't need to make lots of water changes at first. Just let the ammonia buildup and the Nitrites will soon follow.
Yes.. Thanks all for the tips. I'll cut back on changing the water. A planting tool would be good for sure.
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Great looking tank, Matthew!! It has inspired me to get one of those Finnex tanks and try my hand at it. I got a couple of beautiful anubias nana from Aquaphish, which I attached to rocks in my 5gal Eclipse hex, but they would look really fine in the Finnex. Keep us posted with your progress--can't believe you have had it set up for such a short time.
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Tank looks great! I seriously need to check out Aqua forest, I still haven't had time to go... and I'm probably like 10 minutes away. lol

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Thanks neighbor. I like you tanks too. I sent you a pm.
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Matt,

Looks Great!!! Seem that the plants are doing very nice. Is that a Lobelia Cardinialis growing in the midground? Very nice!!!


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Thanks Aquaphish. Yes the Nanas are looking good. The first one in front is secured down the other two i just stuck/floated under the driftwood they have held their place nicely. The Lobelia C. is the short form. A very cool plant indeed.
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Sweet little tank. Why not raise the water a little bit more? It'll cut down on CO2 loss caused by surface agitation from the return of your filter.
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Thanks Jaun,
I have the water atthe water level mark on the H.O.B. filter. I am using Excel and not injecting Co2. I a novice and, I did not think the carbon substitues could be affected the same way?
Without visible air bubbles from the filter agitating the water will it still oxygenate?
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Yes! I love to see people make so much out of so little space. Planting in those tiny tanks can be a PAIN! I'd suggest getting a planting tool, such as something from this site:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...?N=2004+113218
Keep it up!!
i have the 11 ince long aquatic forcepts with the curved tip. worked great when planting, ESPECIALLY hair grass.

nice lookin tank always like nano's

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