Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Staten Island NY
Idea for a JBJ Nano Cube
When I am done with my current project (a 29 gallon paludarium) I am then planning on getting a JBJ Nano Cube, either the 6 or 12 gallon size, haven't quite decided yet (will depend ultimately on the price difference between the two).
I was thinking of keeping it fairly simple. I liked the "10 Gallon Rimless Office Tank" that is posted in this forum, and I would like to make it look similar to that, but with some driftwood as well, not just rocks.
Here's what I was thinking so far.
JBJ 6 gallon Nano Cube (or the 12 gallon if it's not too much more).
ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil
Sm Manzanita Branches (or central structure)
Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides)(potted)
(Any ideas for one other plant species, maybe something with some red?)
DIY CO2 System w/ Glass Diffuser hidden in Nano Cube Back area.
Tetra 100w Compact Submersible Heater
As far as fertilizer goes, I already have Flourish, Flourish Excel and Flourish Iron. Would those suffice, or should I go for some of the ADA stuff (I dont want to go too crazy with the ADA stuff as it gets damn pricey, lol).
As for fish, I'd like to include a couple of Chocolate Gouramis. I'd like to maybe set it up as an asian biotope (even though the hemianthus is of cuban origin) and just do some rasboras and small loaches. I dont like mixing asian and south American fish, but that's not to say I wouldnt throw some Ottos in there if I started to get some bad algea, lol.
Any other ideas on what could go with a couple of Chocolate Gouramis in either a 6 or 12 gallon tank? Would crystal red shrimp do okay if I had a couple rasboras/loaches as well?