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2.5 gallon Nano UPDATES: Resurrection!

Ok i finally got everything i ordered and i set up my 2.5 gallon today!!!

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red sea mignon filter
coralife mini 18 watt light
Flourite

Here it is with the filter and the light on it (oh yeah ipod video ) :


AND NOW all filled, with flourite and my rocks. Its still alittle bit foggy from the flourite. :


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Yup, nice hardscape. Good ratios.

Let me know if/when you need some fast growers to throw in there. I've got quit a few I could clip off, if you'd like
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I'd like to see it with just the rock on the right, but that's just me.
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I think both rocks might look nice. Once it's planted, I can see a "valley" kind of look going on between them, but that's just me.

I do like the setup though, but think you should lose the Ipod. My address is....
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I really like the look of that rock it makes a great place to plant java fern & moss. One caveat however, I had similar looking rock in my 20 tall and it proved to be a significant KH & GH buffer. May not be a concern for you but I ended up removing it as it would up my KH significantly between water changes.
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Thanks for the comments, i will post a picture soon, its much clearer now.

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I do like the setup though, but think you should lose the Ipod. My address is....
yeah you wish

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I really like the look of that rock it makes a great place to plant java fern & moss. One caveat however, I had similar looking rock in my 20 tall and it proved to be a significant KH & GH buffer. May not be a concern for you but I ended up removing it as it would up my KH significantly between water changes.
Hmm do you happen to know the name of the rock you had in your tank? This is lace rock...

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Yup, nice hardscape. Good ratios.

Let me know if/when you need some fast growers to throw in there. I've got quit a few I could clip off, if you'd like
thank you very much for your comments and offer

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I'd like to see it with just the rock on the right, but that's just me.
funny, i was thinking of removing the one on the right lol. Ill have to see when i get plants

I would like to put glosso and riccia in this tank, but im using excel. Would excel be enough to keep this plants alive and healthy? Also, in the plant index, it says glosso is difficult to care for. Why? Would these plants survive a week in the mail?

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lace rock ( the link is 56k)
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ight=lace+rock
I would take esarkipato up on the fast growers, then down the road (after your tank gets old)then move onto the glosso .
I was going to get some lace rock...but i forgot all about it


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lace rock ( the link is 56k)
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ight=lace+rock
I would take esarkipato up on the fast growers, then down the road (after your tank get old)then move onto the glosso .
(i was going to get some lace rock...but i forgot all about it
What are some fast growers? I have some anacharis.....
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finally cleared up:


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You have the exact setup I have. I found the best growing plants with the aqualight and no co2 are mosses, and baby tears. I like your hardscape alot.b
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I believe a tank without CO2 but Flourish Excel will be fine.You should be able to keep alot of high light plants like glosso or Riccia.I had glosso in a no CO2 tank for 4 weeks and it still grew like crazy.The rocks would look good with some moss and anubias nana petite.Also a nice lawn of HC or glosso(also riccia attached to a grid) would look nice with some Ludwigia in the back and some Watersprite as well but it will be hard to keep Watersprite pruned enought to prevent it from blocking out light.
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will a baby julidochromis transciptus cause any trouble when i get some plants? My 2 julies in my 30 gallon spawned (i didnt even know they were a pair lol) but could only find one baby that didnt get eaten. I managed to catch it but had no place to put it, so he is now temporarily in the 2.5. Hes so small, hes less than 1/4 of an inch
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I've got a 5.5 tank with crypts, kliner-bar sword, marsilea, ech. tennellus, java moss and dwarf sag. 13 W AH Supply light with a dirty glass top, flourite and occasional macro/micro and excel additions. (it was actually a gift to the girlfriend, and she does most of the water changes. I don't think she remembers to put in the additives I gave her).
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I ordered some riccia and glosso on sunday and got them friday. Glosso wasn't as hard to plant as the articles i read made it sound. Riccia wasnt too hard either, i just had to find something to hold it down. To plant it, I attached the riccia to a rock with some netting i found laying around. Ill get some pics up soon.
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Baby Julie :


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