Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spokane, Washington
Mirage's 6.6 Gallon Bookshelf nano
Hi there, after 2 years of staring at the bookshelf tank in petco i finally caved in and bought one. I bought it yesterday and so far have painted the back black with krylon fusion and added flourite black sand (2" deep approx). Stock filter and light are on it.
I have a question, will this lighting be sufficient for most plants as the tank is only 9 or so inches tall?
I'd prefer to keep the stock light as i love the look and cleanliness of it, but if i have to I'll pick up a 24" t5HO 48 watt Nova SLR.
My eventual stocking plans are white clouds and cpd's and lots of crystal shrimp or blueberry shrimp.
I'll post some pictures later as the tank clears up a little bit.
Thanks for looking and please give me some input on lighting and equipment as i'm new to nano planted tanks. I have mini reef aquariums but this is a whole different ball game.
I forgot to mention i'll be setting up a DIY co2 and dosing flourish and excel.