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AN Cocoon "Five" Rescape 11/7

A couple a months ago my 2.5 gallon began to leak, so I sold all mosses, shrimps, CO2 kit and IKS Ph-Controller. Yesterday I finally bought a new nano, a Aquatic Nature Cocoon 5 (28 litres). Comes with hang on filter and one 18w fixture. Not enough so I bought an extra 18w fixture

Planning on keeping it simple and run without CO2, only time will tell how that goes. NO ALGAE PLEASE !!! Easy Carbo worked really well in the 2.5g, no algae and all the 10 different mosses grew very well. So Easy Carbo one more time May seem little cloudy since it only been 24h since i started it. Already have I also put in 1+2 Endlers, will be 3 more ahead and a few Crystal Black shrimp.






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Nice start, will you be growing any other sort of plant?
and i think a lighter blue or white background would look better on that.
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I will try to keep it like this, to much work with a heavily planted tank.
It was either this or a lighter background, but both I and my girlfriend liked the marineblue better. Its a adhesive decalsheet I cut to the right dimensions and attached with water and a few drops soap. Then scraped all the water and air out. And it was done when the tank was empty so little late to change now Never thought about having a white background.
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with that much light you need CO2 or you WILL get algae.

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i agree...but a great start non the less
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While I agree that CO2 is a good idea, this is not really a high light tank. It is more of a medium light tank.

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Sad to hear that it probably doesnt gonna work without getting algae
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Minimum Light Threshold people!!

Read: http://www.rexgrigg.com/mlt.html

Looks nice BTW Tony


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Minimum Light Threshold people!!

Read: http://www.rexgrigg.com/mlt.html

Looks nice BTW Tony
By that you mean
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What he means is that you cannot go by the watts per gallon rule in small and very large tanks. By the wpg rule, you have around 5 wpg. This would make your tank very high light. However, if you examine more closely, you will find that your tank is medium light. Assuming each 18w bulb has around 1200-1300 lumens (by a quick google), and that you have about 120 sq in of surface area (also by googling your tank manufacturer), you will find that you have around 20 LSI. If you read through the link to Rex Grigg's site, you will understand how this leads to the conclusion that this is a moderate light tank.

Even so, CO2 is highly recommended, and you are pushing the boundaries of where it is necessary. Make sure to keep up with your Easy Carb (I assume this is similar to Flourish Excel) dosing.

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The tank got its CO2 after all









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i really like this aquarium, wondering.. how did you get the tom deco lights?? do they sell them seperately??


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One of the lights came with the tank, and the other was sold separately.
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Probably the best small tank i've ever seen!!

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