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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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5.5 gallon Iwagumi inspired tank

I thought that it is about the right tim to start my tank journal for my little nano tank.

Specs:
5.5 gallon tank
DIY co2 (yeast)
aquaticmagic co2 diffuser
50 watt heater
lights will probably be powercompact but for the moment I have a couple of those spiral fluoro globes on top of it.
HOB filter running filter wool and carbon

It has a latarite enriched granite substrate and I will be adding a tablet type fertiliser every water change.

At the moment I've done the hardscape, filled it up with water, got the cycle going and I just ordered my co2 diffuser later today I will hopefully be going to pick up my first plants.

Inhabbitants will be:

Plants:
glosso, as a ground cover
Echinodorus tenellus and Elocharis acicularis in the middle
blyxa japonica at the back

other livestock:
1x sparkling gourami
1x oto catfish
3x glass shrimp
and possibly 1x honey gourami (can I have some people opinions on whether or not I should add the honey gourami?)

Here are my questions: will you be able to see the blyxa japonica over the Echinodorus tenellus and Elocharis acicularis? Could I add a Honey gourami and a sparkling gourami or just a sparkling gourami? And how many watts of light should I be aiming for?



Pics will be up as soon as I find the usb for the camera.
thanks for reading,
Daniel
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To be honest (because I tend to do that) I would have one gourami in that tank and if you want more fish I would add another oto or two, they usually like to fly around with a buddy or two, from what I've seen.
Also, watch the gourami with the shrimp.

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Also, watch the gourami with the shrimp.
I found this out yesterday. Got a batch of shrimp, set one loose in a 10 gallon tank with 3 white clouds and 3 sparkling gouramis. Sure enough, the sparkling gouramis circled around the shrimp and chased him around. Now the gouramis have a new home in a 3 gallon I had set up just for this reason

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