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Here's my new nano,
Tank Size: 40x24x29.
Volume: 28 liters.
Plants: Ceratopteris cornuta,Hygrophila polysperma,Microsorum pteropus
Pistia stratiotes, Riccia fluitans,Sagittaria subulata and Vesicularia dubyana.
Fish/Animals: Endlers.
Materials: Mixed gravel, driftwood,oakleaves and some cones.
Lighting: Home made, 25w
Filtration: Rena filstar i1.


 

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are those real leaves? won't they be rotting in a very short time?
Some people soak oak leaves or Indian Almond Leaves (considered better) in their tank to soften the water, make it more acidic, and release tannins. For bettas, this is beneficial. Usually, the leaves are soaked until the water is lightly colored, then removed and used again later. Other people buy the pre-made "teas" such as Black Water Extract, IAL extract, or Atison's Betta Spa.
 

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Also, leaf litter substrate is the only way to keep some crayfish/crabs/shrimp happy, like some South american macros. they do rot though.
 

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Yeah, the tank looks great, I really like the natural feel to it :) The oak leaves look nice in there. Have you considered shrimp such as RCS for your tank? They would love those leaves :)
 
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