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My 5g Nano office tank

Here's my 5g nano tank that i've started a couple months ago. It keeps me sane at work now ;-)
I'm trying to get an HC carpet and it's finally taking off after a month of slow growth. I guess it's probably due to the emmersed to submersed transition. Other plants are growing really fast and these plants suck nutrients like crazy ;-)
I just ordered some aquafilters to automate the dosing since I'm only at work 5 days a week. Having access to some power relays is really cool since I can write a program to get the pumps to dose in small dosage.
By the way, the zoomed is a fabulous filter.. i love this thing. Quiet like a mouse. Also the haggen ladder is so cool,, with the tiny bubbles climbing up as it diffuse.

Here are the specs:
5g acrylic (modified eclipse 5g)
filter: ZooMed 501 cannister
substrate: regular gravel
Ferts: Seachem line (N,P,K, flourish comp., Iron) + excel daily
Light: Catalina 24W (8 hrs)
CO2: DIY 2ltr w/hagen ladder.

Flora:
HC
HM
Ludwidgia Repens
Ludwidgia Arcuata
Bacopa Caroliniana
Hygro Polysperma (green)
Hygro Sunset
Anubia nana petite
Java fern
erio cinereum (newly added)

Fauna:
RCS (3)
Ghost Shrim (4)
Guppy (1 adult, 20 fry ;-)
few friendly snails
And here are some pics of the tank using my crappy point&shoot camera. Forgive the pic quality...



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Looks good to me dude.... What kinda substrait do you use?
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Looks very nice!
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Looks good to me dude.... What kinda substrait do you use?
Thanks Mueller. It's just plain gravel (top fin brand, i think?) that I got from petsmart. Most of the nutrients are from the water column via ferts. But it works, HC is growing pretty good.
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Looks very nice!
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that looks great.thanks for sharing
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Tanks looks great.

What size tubing does the Zoomed filter use?

In some of the pics I have seen, it looks really small, but you have what looks like a 1/2" spraybar and pick up.

Did the spraybar and pickup come with the filter?
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The hygro looks more like "rosanverg" to me.. the green hygro doesn't have the white veins on the leaves.
Very ncie start to the tank : D
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that looks great.thanks for sharing
Thanks Fishy...

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Tanks looks great.

What size tubing does the Zoomed filter use?

In some of the pics I have seen, it looks really small, but you have what looks like a 1/2" spraybar and pick up.

Did the spraybar and pickup come with the filter?
Yes i believe it's 1/2" tube spray bar and pick-up. It's definitely larger than the standard airline tubing. Spray bar and the intake comes with the filter.

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The hygro looks more like "rosanverg" to me.. the green hygro doesn't have the white veins on the leaves.
Very ncie start to the tank : D
Thanks Viettxboii. The 'green' hygro is the one on the right front side. They're really green compared to the Sunset hygro which is all over the place.
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ah the lighting made that bush on the right more ambiguous. I got the green hygro overruning my 2.5 right now =].
Good luck with the tank can't wait to see it fill in!
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Pianomav, really a great looking little tank. Is the Hygro Polysperma the plant in the lower right? Whatever that is, I like it.
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Very nice tank. so clean and green.
Watch the cherries with the ghost shrimp.. Mine ate the cherries like kebabs


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Nice Tank!

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And here are some pics of the tank using my crappy point&shoot camera. Forgive the pic quality...
And is that a joke? The quality of the pic is perfect!

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Pianomav, really a great looking little tank. Is the Hygro Polysperma the plant in the lower right? Whatever that is, I like it.
Thanks Frosty. Yes, that's the green hygro in the lower right. It grows bigger but I try to trim it once a week to keep it low and small. That's a fast grower and non demanding plant and it has a nice light green color to it.

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Very nice tank. so clean and green.
Watch the cherries with the ghost shrimp.. Mine ate the cherries like kebabs
Thanks Bk. So far no casualties on the red cherries. I guess as long as I keep the ghost shrimp happy and fed, they don't really bother the cherries. But the RCS are more fun to look at than the ghost shrimps that's for sure!

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And is that a joke? The quality of the pic is perfect!
Thanks!
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i simply love this tank keep it up


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