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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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1 gallon planted nano

This is my first post so I thought I would share my 1 gallon planted I keep on my desk at work.



-50% water changed 2 times a week
-DIY CO2
-FloraPride as a fert.
-13 watt florescent desk lamp

The tank has been running for a few weeks and is showing a lot of growth (yeah, I got to trim my Magenta). I am just waiting for it to mature a little more before I add some Amano shrimp.
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It looks very nice!
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Not bad.

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Thanks! Much appreciated!
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Excellent, love the rock textures with the planting. I love it when people plant tiny clippings that look huge. Well done!
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I would have to say I think that's the best looking 1 gallon tank I've seen on here.
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Wow! That looks amazing! Any fauna in there?
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Thanks everyone.. Glad you like it.

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Wow! That looks amazing! Any fauna in there?
None at the moment. I think I am going to add some Amano Shrimp very soon.
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It looks happy

it's amazing how little plants need in a shallow tank-- toss some HC in an inch of water in a jar and put it under a desk lamp and it'll be a happy camper. :P
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Here are some shots I took today after a good trimming.









Any suggestions for Fauna for a tank this small? No heater (room temp) and 12 hr's of light daily. 50% water changes 2 times/week.
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How in the world do you take pictures that good of a tank with a curved surface? My fishbowl has a curved surface and I am having so much trouble taking pics. Please teach me

Your Nano looks great - I would suggest 2-3 shrimp, maybe cherries?
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How in the world do you take pictures that good of a tank with a curved surface? My fishbowl has a curved surface and I am having so much trouble taking pics. Please teach me

Your Nano looks great - I would suggest 2-3 shrimp, maybe cherries?
I was just admiring your tank! It looks great! I think I should have used the same substrate you did. I like the look of yours a lot better.

I am leaning toward Cherries now, after I saw your tank, I think my mind is made up. Cherries it is.

At work, I have a digital SLR camera. It takes great pictures, but I was having trouble with the closeups of the tank. I decided to try the macro lense. Rather than going up close to the tank and taking a good closeup, I stepped back and zoomed in. It seemed to work a lot better.

BTW, your shots are great. They look just fine.
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I'd worry about amanos climbing out and going for walks across your desk...

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I'd worry about amanos climbing out and going for walks across your desk...

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I was thinking the same thing the other day. hmm....
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I recently lost 3 of my 4 amanos in my tank. They were fine during the day and then in the morning my dog was finding tasty carpet jerky shrimp. And this was in a covered eclipse tank with only the small opening in the back for the cords and the small lid on the top opened.

They seem so calm, but if you spook one you can see how they can get out. Those things can absolutely fly around the tank, I have seen them more than once leave the water and hit the hood. Just be careful, maybe some plastic wrap over the top in the nights. Just my observations, I'm still new to all this.

I think cherry shrimp would be a on better bet, I have a one gallon open top bowl with 5 of them and they are quite content to climb around on the plants and stay away from the surface. In general cherries seem much calmer than the amanos.

Also the plants look great, I love how the red one looks in the tank, what is it?
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