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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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$1 Petco Nano start up

My petco has these designer betta tanks for sell for around a dollar so I decided I would give it a try, too bad its acrylic & not glass..... its maybe a third gallon and is going to be filterless with 10% daily waterchanges and weekly doses of ferts, might add DIY co2 depending on how succesful it goes

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hardscape are pagoda stones, I dont know if i like the arrangement yet, let me know what you guys think

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that would make a cool shrimp tank


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that would make a cool shrimp tank
I was thinking about some shimp, how would they fair in a tank like this, no filter, no heater..etc
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shrimp don't have much of a bioload. you can have around 6-10 cherry shrimps per gallon. so in 1/3 gallon, around 2-3. shrimp don't need a filter and the plants will probably suck up the little waste produced. additionally, red cherry shrimp are excellent algae eaters. the only problem would be stable parameters. but if u keep up with the water changes, it should be alright. they can live in temps 70-80F.


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Very neat idea hope it works out.


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i want one of the tanks, that was only around $1?
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yup only $1 it comes with a ugly leather stand but that'll run you $5
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I really like the slopes especially the dip in the front.


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Looks good so far what kindof light?
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home depot 60w clip on table lamp, a little excessive but its all i have right now, Im going to get a 13w power compact table lamp tmr
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a buck ?!?!?!? I'll have to look for those

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a buck ?!?!?!? I'll have to look for those
Yes I was very surprised to, came out to 1.04 with 5% tax, I think im going to go back and buy all of them if you guys are interested in one Ill ship
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go with like a 20W lamp. the HC wouldn't be able to grow well under 13W only. and have you thought about a wabi kusa tank with a brom or something sticking out? i think that'd be awesome
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Im new at planted tanks, whats a wabi kusa tank? and brom?
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go with like a 20W lamp. the HC wouldn't be able to grow well under 13W only. and have you thought about a wabi kusa tank with a brom or something sticking out? i think that'd be awesome
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