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Hello anyone reading this,

Here's my stab at a 2.5g nano tank. I decided to try a nano since I see peoples pictures of them on this forum and i'm so freaking jealous! My main tank is a 29g heavily planted tank so I thought i'd try a 2.5 planted tank.

The specs are:

100% Eco Complete substrate
Azoo Palm Filter (hob)
No heater
Dose Seachem Flourish every other day.
No co2
Lighting is just a desk lamp for the moment.

Plants:
Red jungle val
Taiwan moss attached to rock
Rotala rotundifolia
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Hygrophila Polysperma (just a smidge since it grows fast)

Hardscape:
3 rocks (1 with taiwan moss attached to it)
1 river rock

Fish:
Right now 4 male feeder guppies to help the cycle get started
(reason for 4 males is so the females don't reproduce, it's happened)

Thinking of making this into a shrimp nano, not sure of what shrimp I want to put in it at the moment. I have red cherrys, crystal reds, and an atyopsis moluccensis in my 29g so i'm thinking something different for this tank. I was thinking about Snowball shrimp since they're hardy shrimp and can withstand a wide range of PH levels like red cherrys (hey, they're practically red cherrys, just white) because my water out of the tap is 7.6.
I noticed almost all Caridina sp need acidic water hence why i 'want' to go with a neocaridina sp shrimp.

Here's a couple pictures of what it looks like at the moment:

With the flash on:


Without flash:


Please critique me and don't worry about hurting my feelings, it takes more than words...:thumbsup:
 

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looking good i need to get a memory card reader then i can start my own little journal i just setup my nano yesterday :)
 

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The tank is pretty nice! I'll give a few constructive scaping comments though..

Too many different rocks! Ditch the River rock, doesn't go at all:redface: . Then move the rock to the left of where the river rock was to the right about... 1 inch? So it isn't like just off center but is a little bit more..

Maybe, I would even do this. See the picture? It looks like the space between the river rock and the other rock the other rock could go right into that space, I think that could give it a really nice feel then either leave the little part in the front left hand corner bare or put a low carpet of something in. I think that would make the tank look bigger.

Besides that I really like the tank, the two main rocks have nice color and add some nice texture to the tank as well.

I'll be watching!

-Andrew
 

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The tank is pretty nice! I'll give a few constructive scaping comments though..

Too many different rocks! Ditch the River rock, doesn't go at all:redface: . Then move the rock to the left of where the river rock was to the right about... 1 inch? So it isn't like just off center but is a little bit more..

Maybe, I would even do this. See the picture? It looks like the space between the river rock and the other rock the other rock could go right into that space, I think that could give it a really nice feel then either leave the little part in the front left hand corner bare or put a low carpet of something in. I think that would make the tank look bigger.

Besides that I really like the tank, the two main rocks have nice color and add some nice texture to the tank as well.

I'll be watching!

-Andrew
thanks for that Andrew! <--my real name too ;)

I'll do just that! Thanks a lot for the advice!
 

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nice looking tank you've got there may be even try to create some sort of slope towards the H.M. You've have CRS? Regards, JC.
 

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A little update...

I got rid of the river rock from the right hand corner and moved the center rock to that side....I'll post a picture in a bit..
 

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will actually look cool too when a little bit of algae forms on the rocks...gives it really a nat look...nice job. Keep us posted.
 

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Thanks for the kind words so far guys...

Here's a little updated picture from tonight:


I took out the river rock in the right hand corner and moved the rock that was in the center to the corner the river rock was in.

ALSO as you can see, I TRIED to add some HC I bought from Milalic. I hope it takes and starts to fill in.
 

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I think the rock would look cooler a little left of the middle in between the two stem plant specues...but thast is me :redface:
 

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between the HM and the other stem plant. it would look a little better there.
 

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Ok thanks for that suggestion! I like it. :) I'll do a little aquascaping and take another picture and post it.
 

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Update!

Here's a little update - I just can't leave it alone, I think I like it one way, then I think of something else to add so here is the latest picture taken today:


The river rock is holding down the piece of driftwood, I decided not to soak the driftwood in it's own tub of water since it's so small and I'm in no hurry whatsoever to add livestock(just 4 feeder guppies in atm to try to keep it cycled) so it can leach all the tannins it wants and I'll just keep doing weekly water changes. The piece I added is a grapevine piece of wood wrapped with java moss.

Not sure if this is how it's going to remain, haha.
 

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It looks good now.
the grapevine may not even leack tannin.
 

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Great looking nano! The drift wood looks really nice in there :) Can't wait to see it with some shrimp :):proud:
 
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