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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Low Tech Nano Office Shrimp Tank

- 2.5 Gallon Tank
- Mini HOB filter
- Controsoil Substrate

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- Anubias Pinto
- Anubias Nana Petite White
- Several types of Bucephalandra

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Nice tank!

No need for that heater if its a shrimp only tank, might clean up the look a little with less equipment in there.

I really like the blue shrimps against a dark substrate, I miss my blue velvets...
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Nice tank!

No need for that heater if its a shrimp only tank, might clean up the look a little with less equipment in there.

I really like the blue shrimps against a dark substrate, I miss my blue velvets...
I gets really cold in our office so I had to put a heater. I tried no heater and shrimps and plants did not like it. With a small tank like this, temperature swing is more often..
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My little 5.5 drpos below 70 from time to time, shrimp and plants are fine.

How cold does the office get? I'm not disagreeing with you, 2.5 gals can swing pretty fast, but as long as the water is in its liquid state plants and fish should be fine

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Here's another angle of it.. =)


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My little 5.5 drpos below 70 from time to time, shrimp and plants are fine.

How cold does the office get? I'm not disagreeing with you, 2.5 gals can swing pretty fast, but as long as the water is in its liquid state plants and fish should be fine
Between 58 - 65 from time to time.. I haven't seem to notice the temperature droppage in our office recently so I might remove the heater. I'll probably give it another month and see..
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Nice setup.

I assume you are aware of this but just letting you know, if there isn't sufficient light Anubias Pinto/White will generate more chlorophyll and lose the white color completely.
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Nice setup.

I assume you are aware of this but just letting you know, if there isn't sufficient light Anubias Pinto/White will generate more chlorophyll and lose the white color completely.
Yes i am... =)

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- 2.5 Gallon Tank
- Mini HOB filter
- Controsoil Substrate

Plants:
- Anubias Pinto
- Anubias Nana Petite White
- Several types of Bucephalandra

Shrimp(s):
- Blue Dreams









what light is that? how does it grow?
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what light is that? how does it grow?
It's a cheap Ikea desk lamp. It grows my plants well so far... =)

My Fittonia experiment is also working... =)

New leaves are growing... ^_^

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I love the little dudes. What plant is that growing out of the filter?
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I love the little dudes. What plant is that growing out of the filter?
Thank you...

It's a nerve plant called Fittonia. =)

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It's a nerve plant called Fittonia. =)

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Its an experiment... someone said it will fie because the roots have to be dry. Well i proved that wrong... it's growing... =)

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Is it your home office or office office?

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