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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Smile 7 gallon nano dutchy

Tank has been redone and turned into somewhat a Dutch setup with no Hardscape
Hello! I'm quite new to this forum, as I'm usually on a local forum, and it's nice to see a few of the members are also here!
I just wanted to also post this journal that I had from my other forum on here as well, so feel free to comment and judge!

I just recently took down most of my larger tanks as I didn't have as much time to work on them, so I setup a small nano in my living room because I couldn't leave the planted behind
So here are the specs:
Tank:
30x30x30cm 7 gallon Starphire.

Lights:
2x 13w fluval compacts

Co2:
Aquatek - 10 lb (1-1.5 bps)

Filter:
Eheim Ecco 2232

Substrate:
ADA Amazonia
Netlea substrate ferts.

Hardscape:
Nothing

Current flora:
Tonina fluviatilis 'narrow'
Pogostemon helferi
Utricularia graminifolia
Rotala macranda
Ammania multiflora
Mini pellia
Bolbitis heteroclita 'Cuspidata'
Sphaerocaryum Malaccense
Salvinia minima
Rotala mini butterfly
Ludwigia brevipes/rotala goias
Bacopa japan
Marsilea crenata

Current fauna:
2x otocinclus
2x amano shrimps

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Looks good. I like the one cherry shrimp...no chance of breeding then


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Thanks guys!
I was actually thinking about adding a few more cherries, feel bad for the solo
However, I will most likely be adding my trio of peacock gudgeons and/or a school galaxy rasboras - perhaps next weekish.
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a little update! nothing too noticeable, but the stems have taken off and UG slowly creeping. im also in the process of switching out some plants as id like more height in the right side! will have to do an actual photo when the tank is ready, you guys get my crumby point and shoot for now

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-Rotala Vietnam

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I really like the contrast between the rocks and plants. Looks great

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Sweet looking tank. Filling in well!
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thank you! it has been filling in quite well, but some plants seem halted.. and some plants are getting way too tall, especially the tonina and Vietnam (rotala Vietnam grew 3-4" in 4 days
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I guess that's the problem with high tech tanks is all the maintenance lol
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update!
added some salvinia, an apisto, and a few more oto cats.
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Sweet fish; I thought apistos required more space for some reason?


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Is there any way you could move the co2 diffuser as it takes away form the beauty of the tank.

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Sweet fish; I thought apistos required more space for some reason?
A pair should require around 10-15 gallons, but this one is a juvie and still small, will be in there for a little conditioning as he dosent seem to like any pellets at the moment and might be moved into my larger black water tank in the near future.

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Is there any way you could move the co2 diffuser as it takes away form the beauty of the tank.
It's just a very efficient diffuser I will be getting a glass or s.s diffuser for this tank soon.
However this diffuser only fits one side, as the suction cups are only on one side.
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Update!
I wanted more room for plants so I went alittle into a Dutch setup, I was extremely tired when redoing so I just planted what I wanted - where I wanted!
All plants were reused, had to throw away a lot of toninas though

Current plant list:
Rotala macranda
Rotala mini butterfly
MU Monte Carlo
Marsilea crenata
Sphaerocaryum malaccense
Ludwigia brevipes or rotala goias
Pogostemon helferi
Salvinia minima
Tonina fluviatilis
Bacopa japan
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