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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Home made 10X10 nano

Well looking at all the great looking nanos out there made me want one. Good job everyone on your nano tanks they are looking great. You guy inspired me to make a 10X10 acrylic nano. I went with 1/4" acrylic for the thicknes on the tank. It is just a standard 10" square cube. Right now I have some moon sand in there with some black granite that I broke up to put in there. As for plants I thought that I would try Tom's little trick of growing them. Right now all I have in there is some HC Im not sure what else Im going to use but any ideas would be great. I do have some questions about nanos since I have never had one and this is my first. Lighting how strong of a light will this need? What do most of you have on your nanos? I look forward to everyones views and ideas on what I can do with it just let me know. Im willing to try just about anything with this tank.

Whats this green fuzzy stuff thats growing in my tank.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 09:55 PM
 
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Nice DIY tank! love the scape too.

As for lighting, the 27 watt CF desk lamp from Home Depot ($20) would be good for that size.
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i suggest hairgrass all the way and make it a shrimp only tank


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I was thinking hair grass in the back and put some CRS in there. But anything will work I guess.

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I have fuzz growing on my HC. I dont know what it is for sure but Im pulling it out I think. Or if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

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Awesome..your little tank looks like my two, only they are glass.
here is one of them before I started.
I wish you the best of luck with it.

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Yeah it does thanks waterfaller.

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Nice setup. Wish I was careful enough to keep acrylic from being scratched.
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Yeah me too. Im sure I will just give time and it will be so bad you wont be able to see in it.

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HC with fuzz? have you tried nuking it with excel? Hc loves the stuff and algae hates it its win win.
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yeah, the tank looks great, but for me.. has to be glass. I just know i'll scratch acrylic up like crazy.

As for lighting, I use a Coralife Mini (2 x 18w) I know a lot of the nano guys here have this light, but others have opted for a walmart/home depot 27w compact fluorescent desk lamp.

For filter: azoo palm filter, redsea nano filter, tom's rapids mini canister or zoomed 501 canister.

right now, Dr. Foster & Smith have the Azoo Palm Filter for like $6.. great deal for a nice little quiet filter.
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Hey great thanks for the info dirk. As for the fuzz that is growing on it can you give it excel when your doing the dry method like Tom talked about?

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Hmm I'm sure you can but no doubt you would have to dilute it and dose it via a mist.
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Plus I dont think its algae at all it looks more like mold fuzz kind of. Its a white fuzz that is growing on some of it. Well as soon as I see some with it on it I pull it out and toss it to try and keep it from spreading.

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maybe its normal mold/mildew from damp stuff... odd though.maybe if you let the HC dry out some, but keep the substrate moist?? Keep us posted.
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