First Nano Planted Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3
First Nano Planted Tank

Hi all

I'm re-entering the world of freshwater tanks after taking off for 17 years. In the mean time I've become a salt water reefer, 75 gallons currently.

So here it goes;

Tank - Fluval Spec 2.5 Gallons

Plants - Hopefully I got these right.
(1) Anubias barteri
(1) Lace java fern/Windelov java fern
(1) Pistia stratiotes

(1) Cherry Shrimp

(3) Celestial pearl danios
(2) Killifish (male/female)
(1) Otocinclus Catfish
(1) Kuhlii Loach (tiny)

Already had my first disaster using a cheap betta aquarium bowl heater.....found out it was keeping the tank at 89 degrees....needless to say I've upgrade to a 25 Watt Cobalt heater that is currently behind the sponge filter.
Attached Images

Last edited by RDtrack; 04-10-2013 at 09:02 PM. Reason: New Photos
RDtrack is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Planted Member
Vepr's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 184
Nice. Is that rock or wood on the bottom?
Vepr is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3
Rock that is half buried in the substrate. Wish it was petrified wood, but it looks like it.

Thanks for the compliments.
RDtrack is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3
Also wanted to include some top pictures. I always believe a tank should look good from the side and the top. Probably because of my reef tank.
Attached Images
RDtrack is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 12:00 AM
Planted Member
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 179
Everything looks great so far I LOVE that bottom driftwood piece a lot of detail for one so small. My only suggestion would be to take back the kuhli and the otto and get 1-3 more CPDs. Both prefer groups of 5+ and tanks 10 gallons+ and a few nerites can easily take their place. (there is also some AWESOME looking nerites out there nowadays)

I wish my new tank looked that good but it will soon enough patience is a virtue I guess.
AdamC13 is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome