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Nano Cubes

I got these at wal-mart. Should i take the guppie fry out?









And what else should i do to it?
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i think that guppy fry shouldnt be in there since it has not filter and the temp is not stable. you could plant some hc in the front (keep it very well trimmed) and some riccia in the middle, and then the crypt and some dwarf hairgrass in the back.

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anyone else have suggestions?
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are those drinking glasses?
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Well if you want your guppy fry to grow into adult guppies and live happily without a shortened lifespan then you should take them out.

As mentioned temperature might not be stable and filtration is another matter. Guppies eat a lot --> thus poop a lot, even as fry. They also need plenty of swimming space as they are very active fish.

Water holders that size shouldn't house any animal other than maybe snails. Even shrimp wouldn't be happy in there.
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Thats already done the second i saw the marko's post, they are now happy in a ten gallon filtered and heated. Fed microworms 6 times a day and are growing fast, thanks. They were a bit smaller then their siblings, but are caught up fast . Yeah, i have one snail per container now for ferts. I would'nt put anything else alive in there. I should have known better.
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are those drinking glasses?
No, they were in the home decor section at wal-mart, maybe used for candles?
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No offense meant, but I would not call those nano cubes. They are basicly large glasses, and nothing beyond some plants should be kept in them IMO. Now, there are some larger vessels available if you want to do something different. There are some nice tall cylinder shaped glass available at some stores. There is a member here from Germany, her user name is Ulli Bauer. She is a member of a forum called crustaforum, and has done some neat & unusual cylindrical tanks that rely on mostly sunlight. Also, anacharis kept in a tank that is warm will rot and die. If you are keeping those tanks warm I would recommend you keep an eye on it. Another thing that causes it to rot is keeping the binder/weight on them...take it off.
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One other thing to take into consideration (esp. when you're buying at a place like WalMart) is whether or not the glass has lead in it, which a lot of cheap decorative glass/crystal does.
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thanks for the advice guys, i have never had plants before. I dont know what goes where. And the Anarcharis, What if the temperature is around 78 degrees constantly?
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Hi, I tried to pm you and your pm box is full.

The very small glases is a cool Idea for make a nano tank with tiny plants like mosses, HC, etc... I dont recomend animals in it because it not have filter and a betta is big fish for the glases. you need a good light "desktop lamp" for all nano aquarium with plants. If you want a fish anyway you can make a DIY filter that connects all nanos to have the same water conditions
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just idea, maybe some java vern and a piece of wood will be nice there, and will survive too
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