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12g nano cube, from salt to fresh in a weekend.



I've had this nano cube for around 2 years now. it started as a salt tank, and over the course of those years I've spent around $1k on the tank + inhabitants. Thanks to some bad purchases, boredom, laziness, etc the tank went through ups and downs.

I ended up selling off everything in it to a buddy for next to nothing; i was done with it.

I originally wanted to do it as a fresh water tank, but my wife thought that would be boring.

I'll have to dig around for a more recent photo if the salt version.

Flora:
Anubias of various size, some random plant in the back left, and vals along the right that'll hopefully grow to cover the coraline algae

Planned Fauna:
14ish Endlers
1 male Apisto cacatuoides
maybe some pygmy cories

I'm planning on replacing the PC bulbs w/ an LED fixture from BML once they get their 7" fixtures done. The tank is currently low tech, and I am debating on dirting it since I've got MTS in the shed.

Further, i'm not entirely pleased with the layout, but I think once it grows in it'll look good. I'm thinking about hair grass, or possible making a plastic divider to replace the front section, and a bit under the wood, of flora-max w/ play sand to really emphasize the wood sticking out past. I might fill in some of the root area with some crypts I have in my 125.

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Wow I really like the look of it now... That wood and anubias go great together. As for foreground I would suggest doing something small and compact that doesn't require to much maintenetce or light. I think a gloss carpet would really make this take look outstanding.

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I have a 12g nano as well and I was debating whether I could switch it over to a freshwater (currently empty with the exception of a turbo snail). Did you switch out the pump? The standard pump is too much flow for a freshwater tank and wanted to see how you approached it.
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Wow I really like the look of it now... That wood and anubias go great together. As for foreground I would suggest doing something small and compact that doesn't require to much maintenetce or light. I think a gloss carpet would really make this take look outstanding.
Thanks. I'll look into glosso. A nice short compact carpet would by nice. though, glosso is a high light plant

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I have a 12g nano as well and I was debating whether I could switch it over to a freshwater (currently empty with the exception of a turbo snail). Did you switch out the pump? The standard pump is too much flow for a freshwater tank and wanted to see how you approached it.
I'm actually using an even more powerful pump than it originally had. I upgraded it while still a salt tank. If it proves too much I'll swap it out for the stock one


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