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1.25 Gal Nano

Just want to share some pictures of my 1.25 gal nano in my office. This tank uses a volcanic soil substrate, 9W PC, and CO2 supplimentation via a canister.

Plants: E. tenellus, Xmas moss, HC, Hairgrass, and Elatine gratioloides
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Here's another view... trying to get the HC carpet but my yamato and cherry shrimps keep uprooting them. any advice?
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View of the entire setup

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There's a little patch of emersed HC and moss on the driftwood above the waterline..

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I find it a bit odd that the cherry shrimps are larger than the fish!
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boraras fish is small and that shrimp is an adult one right?

how do you put the HC on driftwood? how do you attach it?
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At first the wood was covered with moss. I just lay some HC on it and the roots began taking hold on the moss.
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wow - its looking real fresh and healthy - and good too. I love the rasbora (boraras maculatus?)
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Great tank. Your rasbora are much brighter than mine. Mine have more of a pink hue. Like the first shot looks like the cherry is riding on the back of the amano.

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Can you tell us more about what looks like two wires and the little electrical box on the right hand side? Also, where is your filtration and how does it work? I don't see a canister filter anywhere! Is the thing on the right the canister? If so, I've never seen one like that before and I'd like to hear more about it!


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Hi Jen,
I don't have any filter in this tank. All I have is what you see there: a 9 watt PC and a computer fan. The stuff on the right hand side is the ballast for the light. When I first bought the light, it came with an adapter which later broke. I had to re-wire it with a normal ballast. There's one thing that I removed before taking the picture. I have an inverted 15 ml syringe that I used as a CO2 reservior. Each day I fill this syringe with CO2 from a pressurized can (looks like a bug spray can) and let it diffuse into the tank. Judging from the pearling I get, I think it works pretty well.
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Can you tell us more about what looks like two wires and the little electrical box on the right hand side?
Jen, just guessing, it looks like a PC fan to me which is supported on the tank frame with...the 2 wires - which I believe are the "legs". But who knows, Petrus knows better...so Petrus we are curious

Petrus , What an awsome tank WOW!!

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Ok, I see what you mean now when you said "CO2 supplemented by a canister" - great idea! One other thing I've heard of with nanos like this is to use carbonated water as your daily top-off. That's how Amano first used CO2 in his beginning setups!

Your tank is lovely - very beautiful and peaceful, and an excellent selection of species. It must be a very nice addition to your office. Are your coworkers jealous?


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Thanks guys. This is actually for my "home" office...still count as an office doesn't it?
I'll be posting some pics of my 125 gal discus tank in the living room soon...
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looks fantastic - much larger than it actually is. do you change some water out every day? Are you dosing any ferts?
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