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Resun 3.6g nano

This setup has been going for only 5 days now. I havent been able to check the pH and all that other good stuff because i forgot to get a kit. woops.This is my first real planted tank so I hope all goes well.

Tank: 12x9x7 (3.6 gal)
Filtration: Zoomed 501 Canister filter
Substrate: Aqua Soil Amazonia 2
Light: Archea mini aqua light (27W) on for 6hrs a day as well as the co2
Plants: Java Moss, Elocharis Parvulus, Anubias, and Glossostigma
Rocks:Ryuoh Stone


CO2 setup:I just recently added a CO2 system for the first time
  • Red Sea Regulator w/need valve
  • My bubble counter is starting at 1 BPS
  • dazs reactor
  • 20oz paintball CO2 tank
now for the questions:
-Is a bubble counter going to take up too much space in such a small tank,
if not which ones do u recommend?

-Some of my plants are a little brown (i dont think its algae) what can i do to make them healthier? ( i didnt have the co2 system setup when they started to turn that color so idk if low co2 was the issue)



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I think i might rescape this weekend to see if i can get better placement of the rocks.

Thanks for looking and any advice or critiques is greatly appreciated!!

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Are you fertilizing?


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i want those lights!!! i think they are around 60 bucks at my lfs
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Are you fertilizing?
no, my tanks been only running for 5 days. I thought your not suppose to start fertilizing until one month after setup?
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the plant in the middle looks like an anubias nana. not petite though just a reulagr nana.

the tank looks quite nice, is this a first tank?
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Whoaaa nice tank. Is that an hanging light?!?! for a small tank? that's awesome!!

And where did you get that tank? It looks really good. What brand is it? I'm trying to find a nice looking 2nd nano!!
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Oh and is the zoomed filter the one they list as a "turtle filter"?
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yeah this is my first tank

the tank i got a year ago from my lfs for a christmas present for my dad he never hooked it up so now im using it lol
not sure what brand it is but it came with a 7W resun light

and yeah its the turtle filter

Should the lettering on the dazs reactor be peeling is this common??
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This is a great first tank! You've got great instincts.
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thanks I saw a tv show showcasing this new lfs called "aquascapes". As soon as I saw those beautiful planted ADA tanks i knew i had to have one. So im starting on this small one to get my plant keeping skills down before i go for my ultimate ada tank.
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Rescaped my tank yesterday
i decided to make it a shrimp tank so i wanted to make a grassy field for them to frolic dont be afraid to give me your opinion





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This is even better. Very nice!

I'd pick up some Glosso as a carpet. It'll spread much quicker than Java Moss and it'll look awesome with your hardscape and plant choices. The Java Moss probably won't carpet the way you want. It's very slow growing and tends to do what it wants rather than what you want. Meaning, it might not carpet tight and flat across the substrate; you'd need flat rocks and/or mesh to have it do that.
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thanks for the advice i really like the look of glosso so maybe ill change it out
will glosso float to the top of the tank if not trimmed?

and What should i do with the java moss??
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oh and I finally picked up a test kit so here are my parameters:
(test are done with the Teratest test kit)

pH-7.0
GH & KH- 4 degrees or 71ppm i think this might be too soft? I will do a test tomorrow to see if i get the same results
CO2- so i guess my co2 is at 12ppm
NO2- <0.3 mg/l
Ammonia- 1.5 mg/l (i think this was because when i did my rescape i stired up all the AS which made the water cloudy for a day) did a water change last night so ill measure it again today

does my parameters sound right other than the ones i stated?

do you guys think that a drop checker will take up too much room?

Some of the stems of the Elocharis Parvulus are turning yellow and some dying can someone tell me whats wrong?the tips though are really green and growing super fast!!
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