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Mr Aqua 3 gallon, trimmed and took some pics



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I like it. what plants ya got in there?
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crypt wendtii 'green'
anubias barteri 'nana'
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Looks good! Healthy looking plants

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Wow! Very well-kept tank, especially for a nano it's size.


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Lovely tank! How olong has it been up and running? Surprised there's no algae on the slow growers (crypt and anubias). What do you use for a heater and filter?

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Lovely tank! How olong has it been up and running? Surprised there's no algae on the slow growers (crypt and anubias). What do you use for a heater and filter?
Thanks! The tank has been up for about a year.

I do have some green hair algae on the crypts but this pic is right after a PWC and a trim.

The heater is an up-aqua 25w adjustable and the filter is a zoo med 501 running just the ceramic media and the sponge.
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Thank you

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Thanks! The tank has been up for about a year.

I do have some green hair algae on the crypts but this pic is right after a PWC and a trim.

The heater is an up-aqua 25w adjustable and the filter is a zoo med 501 running just the ceramic media and the sponge.
Shhh see no algae.. be no algae ^_~ The tank is so lovely it makes me tempted to try the 3 gallon bow (never tried a bow) and crypts (dread the melt!). Just really love the vibrant green! As a side question, what's your betta's name and "type"? Vale tail? He blends beautiflly with the wood hues in that first photo.

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Love it! Especially because my 3 gallon has the same plants and doesn't look near as nice yet. XD
I've seen a few people with that light (or at least they look similar) what brand is it?

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Shhh see no algae.. be no algae ^_~ The tank is so lovely it makes me tempted to try the 3 gallon bow (never tried a bow) and crypts (dread the melt!). Just really love the vibrant green! As a side question, what's your betta's name and "type"? Vale tail? He blends beautiflly with the wood hues in that first photo.
Thanks, yes he is a veiltail. He is pretty cool, he likes to wedge himself in seemingly impossible spots. I am surprised he hasn't uprooted anything.

I dealt with crypt melt when I was playing around with the filter hose placement a couple of months ago. I hooked the inflow/outflow up backwards and blasted that area with outflow current for about 5 seconds. They eventually recovered but it was a slow process. You really have to have patience with crypts. They initially took forever to start growing.

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Love it! Especially because my 3 gallon has the same plants and doesn't look near as nice yet. XD
I've seen a few people with that light (or at least they look similar) what brand is it?
Thanks. Light is dolphin curve LED available on Amazon
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Thanks. Light is dolphin curve LED available on Amazon[/QUOTE]

Is it the 6 or 9 LED model? Do you have any idea how much par it gives off?

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Is it the 6 or 9 LED model? Do you have any idea how much par it gives off?
Judging by the plant list its par is enough to equate to medium light for the staurogyne repen ... looking at it on amazon it lists lums (but not par), and user reviews says medium light as they successfully grow plants that need that range.. see here (link is for the 6 led one).

This is a very cool light, if I'd not already planned a cfl with a diy light fixture cover to make it look nice I'd grab one of these lights!

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