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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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So I've had this 2.5 gallon sitting around for awhile now and didn't know what to do with it. There's a small lake in my apartment complex that my girlfriend and I take walks around. I figured I would try set up a little local collection tank.

The substrate is just black sand from Petco. I do have Excel to dose, and plan on making some root tabs for it. Not too sure about my lights. I currently have a Deep Blue Professionals Solar Flare Mini over the tank, as well as two of the LED lamps that come with the Marina Cubus Tanks. If that doesn't work, I do have an Ott-Lite fixture with a 13w CFL in it.

Currently there is no filter, I had a little Tom's Mini Internal, but it stopped working, so I'm going to pick up another Red Sea nano. I've used those in the past and really like them.

I didn't notice until I got the plants home that I also somehow managed to get what looks like 2 wild ramshorns, and there are a couple pond snails as well.



Any ideas on what plants those are? I know it's a crappy cell phone pic, my good camera is charging.

Also, any suggestions or thoughts on lights, equipment and such?

Oh, and I do intend on getting a black background for this, just didn't have anything sitting around right now.
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The one on the far left looks like cabomba... I'm assuming.


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I'll get some better, close up pictures of each of the plants later.
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the largest looking plant is a type of hydrocotyle
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