Hi everyone ! My name is Tony and I live in Sweden. Just got registered on this forum after watching some amazing pictures of your tanks here couple of weeks ago. You have to excuse me for my english, but I think you´ll understand the most of it
Iám actually a "reeftank-guy" Been through 4 reeftanks and wanted to try somethink else, so I fell into the planted nanos.
Ok, enough history, let´s take a look at my almost 3 months old 2.5 gallon planted. The tank is a 2.5 gallon glass tank with wooden parts all made by myself. The lighting consists of one 20watt tubelight (2700k) and two 8watt T5´s (6400k). This gives me plenty of light and all plants are thriving and growing like crazy. I´ve had absolutely no algae, cyano or other sh*t so far, and the tank have almost being running for 3 months now
Iám using a 80mm computer fan running on 3 volts to keep the tank at room temperature. Gets it power from a 3-12 volt transformer. The filter is a small simple AquaEl, I put some bioballs in there for greater nitrification.
Iám also using pressurized CO2 with Aquatic Natures Professional CO2 kit.
It works really well and it´s good looking as well. There´s an adapter you can buy to use bottles up to 20kg instead of the 80g if you want
And to get a stable Ph I´ve got a IKS Ph-controller wich is connected to the solenoid valve. It was used but in excellent condition, and I got it quite cheap so i figured what the heck.
I change 20% of the water once a week and add pmdd, nitrivec and aqutan just after the change. I have to use RO-DI water from my reversed osmos in order to keep the Kh at the righ level. Also add EasyCarbo once a day.
Enough said, let´s get some pictures. Have in mind that this is my first planted so it isn´t that good looking as your nanos....yet, but Iám learning.
Theres a variety of plants, also a red onion snail, five Crystal Red shrimps and three Cherry Red shrimps. Planning on adding just a few more next time I visit my lfs. I´ve ordered some riccia wich I thought might show up today but it didn´t so you have to see the tank without it for the moment.