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new to the forum, my first nano

Hope you guys like it. It's coming up to 6 months now. It's a 30 cm cube. Around 25 rcs and 5 rasbora.

Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated, love the forum. Has taken me a while to build the courage to post a pic cause your scape are absolutely incredible










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Well I'll admit I was a bit skeptical when I saw the rocks cause they looked very...artificial, but the plants really grew in nicely to soften things up.

Looks very nice! Good job!

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Hope to get a new tank (or two) up soon...
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Nice tank!
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I didn't think of it like that, they do look rather artificial the placement, I found this type of rock difficult to find a more natural balance so went for more interesting lines if that makes sense

Thanks guys means a lot
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Great job Nathank!
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Where did you pick up that diffuser?

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Got it from my lfs, way better than the circular ceramic discs, bubbles are always atomized and I've never had to clean it even after 5 months.

It's called a bazooka atomiser I think
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Nice tank. How is that atomic diffuser working for you? I just ordered a 45mm GLA. What kind of Co2 setup do you have?
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the diffuser is fantastic, far better then any other ive used, wouldnt buy any other now. My first preference is always an inline reactor but not possible on this setup. I have pressurised co2 with a solenoid.

Ive got one co2 cylinder and a splitter attached to the regulator so im running co2 on two tanks. the needle valve is quite cheap, was difficult dialling in the right amount but finally got it.

appreciate the feedback, any suggestions on how to improve the layout or plant selection?

thinking of rescaping it in march
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What kind of rock is that. Looks cool. Great looking tank.

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I like the rocks. A list of the different plants would be appreciated.
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the diffuser is fantastic, far better then any other ive used, wouldnt buy any other now. My first preference is always an inline reactor but not possible on this setup. I have pressurised co2 with a solenoid.

Ive got one co2 cylinder and a splitter attached to the regulator so im running co2 on two tanks. the needle valve is quite cheap, was difficult dialling in the right amount but finally got it.

appreciate the feedback, any suggestions on how to improve the layout or plant selection?

thinking of rescaping it in march
Cool! I'm excited and can't wait for mine to arrive. As for the layout, I loveeee your rocks, looks really good. I would remove the Glosso and plant some HC for the carpeting, looks way cleaner than the Glossos. I had some but switched to HC. Here's mine...

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The glosso has died off, but is now coming back... weird. I don't think my lighting will be strong enough for HC. I've switched to bellum hair grass which is starting to grow in nicely. The rock is yellow stratified rock, it's beautiful. Does raise gh/kh though which for me is fine as I have very soft tap water and combined with the ada soil and co2 I would get a ph crash.

As for the plants
the front was glosso but as mentioned now DHG
anubias nana
cryptocoryne lutea
can't remember the other two, someone else maybe able to id them, they are common

I'm wanting to add some moss somewhere for the shrimp but not sure where to put it as I think it will look out of place, maybe where the anubias Is?
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Here's some more pics from last week



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