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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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2.5gal desktop nano

This is a tank i set up a couple of weeks ago using things from other tanks.
the fish will moved on later when they grow hopefully to be replaced with some of there offspring.





tank - 30x20x20cm glass rimless
substrate - heavy clay topsoil topped with black sand and odd gravel mixed in
filter - elite mini filter with half of each the impeller arms(?)cut off. when i put in without cutting these of it knocked all the plants all over the place.
lighting/heating - halogen desk lamp
flora - left - mentha pelegium. right - hemianthus micranthemoides, cryptocoryne sp.
fauna - a pair of girardinus metallicus, 3 unidentified 1cm algae eating shrimp that i hardly ever see
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 06:41 PM
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Your tank looks to be off to a good start. One suggestion though , you may want to move it or the subwoofer. The bass will highly stress your fish.
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yes I no i have not been using it since the fish went in (less than a week)
i will move it in due course

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How is the halogen desk lamp working out for you ? Have you seen much growth in the past couple of weeks since ?
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I would just keep the tank on the subwoofer because heavy music helps your plants. I can't prove it to be the true for aquatic plants but it is definitely true for land plants. It was proven on Mythbusters :-D.


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it took ages and 300+ photos but i finally got an ok picture of the fish



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