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Thinking about a Nano

Gosh it's been ages since I have been here. I gave up the planted tank scene over a year ago. I got into Tanganyikan Cichlids, they required less work because I got quite busy. So, I'm starting to get the planted tank itch...

I have a 5.5 empty tank that I plan on taking with me into my Dorm. I want to make it planted with a few small fish. I was thinking 20w daylight flourescent screw-in bulb, and using Seachem Excel as a carbon source.

Since it has been such a long time, I was wondering if anyone could put me into the right direction, such as plants, and even fish.

Thanks a million,

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I have a 5.5 empty tank that I plan on taking with me into my Dorm. I want to make it planted with a few small fish. I was thinking 20w daylight flourescent screw-in bulb, and using Seachem Excel as a carbon source.
The 5.5 gal AGA can be modded to accept 2 screw-in bulbs.

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Yes. I have a hood that holds one screw in bulb. So I was hoping I may be able to do it that way.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

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Fish and plant wise, why not check out these threads:
for fishes
for plants

Hope these help!
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Those links help a lot! Does anyone have any preferences. Usually I like to follow what other people find easy!

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I really like those well. However, I think I may want 1 type of personal fish, something like a dwarf gourami, or maybe a paradise fish???

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I have one nano with a dwarf puffer (needs to be the only fish in the tank) and another with shrimp and snails. Those are both fun choices.

I have anubias petite nana in both. My 5 gallon has java fern, riccia and a crypt and my 2.5 gallon has crypts, some small-leafed stem plants, dwarf sag, and microsword.

Those are just a few things that have worked for me -- I'm sure you'll find your own style that works for you.
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The Dwarf Puffer sounds intriguing. If I could only find them around here. They are such cool fish.

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