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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-18-2014, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Deep blue 2.3G long nano.

Hey guys, been awhile since I was on here. I guess i'll start with the back story, I bought this tank, filter, and light a little over a year ago, but never had a chance to set it up, do to me moving to Florida shortly after buying everything.

So I packed everything up, and moved to Florida, and the tank has just sat in my shed for a year or so, just waiting for me to get motivated and do something with it. Well, That time has come, I dug it out of the shed 3 days ago, surprisingly enough everything arrive fine, and I even knew where everything was, which doesn't happen often!

I got it set up, used Flourite for substrate, and used bottled spring water, as the water here is EXTREMELY hard.

This is going to be a low tech tank, my main plan is just to get the driftwood covered in some kind of moss, ( Java most likely) and have a few tetras, and maybe a cherry shrimp or 2.

Here's the tank just set up, right now it has a nice cloudiness to the water.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-18-2014, 03:17 PM
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Very cool tank! Where did you purchase it? Nice piece of drift wood too! I look forward to seeing the progression.
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Thank you, I bought the tank at my LFS back in New Jersey.

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Looking good, i love nano tanks
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-19-2014, 01:39 PM
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Very nice. The LFS had these little tanks for a while and they looked very well constructed. Unfortunately, they stopped selling them.
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Love your driftwood! Can't wait to see it progress.
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I agree, that driftwood is pretty, and the tank itself looks like fun!

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Thats crazy, it looks like big tank!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 06:25 AM
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Amazon sells some Deep Blue tanks.
But how is the quality of the one you have ?
I am considering buying the 10g tank and it used to be on there for $60 but now cost $78
so I really don't want to spend $78 for a $14 dollar tank anyway.
Since I have "Prime" I get free shipping...but $78 is a bit much.
Bite the bullet and find/buy some mini Fissidens or mini Pellia for the wood. Anything else will take up too much room or be too erratic in growth.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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The quality of the tank is awesome. excellent silicone lines, no air bubbles, I believe they use a bit thicker glass also. Every deep blue tank I have seen has been the same quality. I have some java moss on the way, I'll just have to keep up with trimming.
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Nice tank!
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Thats crazy, it looks like big tank!
Yeah, it does. I love the long, narrow tanks.
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Hey guys, quick question, how much flow can java moss tolerate? I have a few of these awesome little Tunze nano pumps, they are 70GPH, I threw one in there to check it out, Is this to much flow? As you can see it kicked a lot of detritus up.

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Okay, so now we have something to work with here. I took out the powerhead, it raised the tank temp from about 72* to 85* in a day. I turned up the flow on the filter and that seems to be working, everything has a nice, even flow.

I went a bit over zealous with the moss, I got a good deal so I bought a bunch, this is about 1/2 of it, I have the other half in another small tank.

So, I have a few questions now,

Will the moss survive without any fish in the tank? I plan on getting a few soon, but for the time being.

What should my photo period be?

should I trim back the moss wall?

And what should my water change schedule look like?
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with no fish water changes arent needed.
The moss will do fine with no fish
your tank will cycle.....so fish may need to wait. look into the cycling process, it can get hard to explain in a single post.
depends on how intense your lights are, shoot for 6 hours and slowlly increase it to 8 or so and stop and adjust if you run into algae. Moss is low light, so if thats all the plant matter thats in their you wont need much light.
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