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My New 7g Bow

so I decided to try my hand at a low tech Nano and this is what I have so far.
It's a 7g AGA Bow. I have 10 lbs of black sand and Manzanita branches. I want to keep this low Tech so not planning on any CO2 and will be using the florescent light that came with the kit. I want to house some shrimp,Neons and some Ottos. Any suggestions on plants? I was thinking Mosses,Anubias, Lace java fern or Java Fern.

Any help would be welcomed.
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so I decided to try my hand at a low tech Nano and this is what I have so far.
It's a 7g AGA Bow. I have 10 lbs of black sand and Manzanita branches. I want to keep this low Tech so not planning on any CO2 and will be using the florescent light that came with the kit. I want to house some shrimp,Neons and some Ottos. Any suggestions on plants? I was thinking Mosses,Anubias, Lace java fern or Java Fern.

Any help would be welcomed.
Here is an excellent list of plants that would work well.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lo...ht-plants.html
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My planted tank. 55 gallon fluorite substrate over soil, 64 watts of light, excel twice a week. Weekly water changes. Angelfish pair, guppies, BN plecos and otos. Redone 11/13/2012
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Update

The tank has been up and runing for about a week or so. I use water from my 20g planted tank to fill the bowfront hoping that would speed up the cycling. One problem I ran into is some kind of mold/slime started to coat the branches so I took them out and scrubbed them down. So far I have a few shrimp,Moss,Crypts and Anubias nana.

Here are 2 pics from today. So they are blurry. Any input is always welcomed.

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No major updates as far as plants go. I do see growth though. I currently have 8 Red shrimp,4 Neons(as of today) and want to get 2-3 Ottos ..... is that to much for the size of the tank?

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Sounds fine as far as bioload. That "slime" you had growing on your driftwood, was it white and almost translucent? I have something similar on my driftwood. I've read that otos will eat it, but I haven't introduced any otos to the tank yet to find out if its true.
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The wood and rocks look reddish in the second picture. Is that slime dangerous bacteria?


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The slime on the wood is almost all gone.Yes it was white,translucent and fuzzy like. I believe it formed because I did not soak the wood long enough and also because I did not scrub it down before putting it in the tank. As for the reddish tint on the wood and rocks chalk that up to bad pics.

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I would wait untill you tank is done cycling and growes some algea before adding any otos. They are hungry little suckers!


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I would wait untill you tank is done cycling and growes some algea before adding any otos. They are hungry little suckers!
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i reccomend attaching a java fern on the left area, it looks empty.

nice growth btw.

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Looks good I have the same tank and I have had good luck with dwarf sag, rotala indica & crypts so far, and my christmas moss is growing like crazy.

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I have the same tank as u except 2.5 gallons and it is not planted
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Yes, a nice clump of microsorium would look good on the left, and also, maybe some type of carpet. What is that substrate btw, TMS?


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