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Tank: 16''x12''x10'' 3/8'' Acrylic, about 8 gallon.
Filtration: [STRIKE]1 gallon [/STRIKE] 2.5 gallon betta tank attached to the back includes water pump (mini elite powerhead) that returns the water to the display tank using a tube going inside the bulkhead and running down below the surface water, a T connector attached to the tube to spread the water to side walls of the tank.
The overflow water goes pass a sponge inside the bulkhead and falls inside activated carbon container inside the betta tank.
Lighting: 26watt 6500K clip on light.
Substrate: Mineralized topsoil covered with planters gravel.
Flora:
Rotala macrandra 'green'.
Bacopa Carolina.
Cabomba Palaeformis, purple Cabomba.
Cryptocoryne parva.
Cryptocoryne wendtii red.
Myriophyllum Pinnatum.
Stargrass.
Nesaea SP red leaved.
Ludwigia Glandulosa.
Echinodorus angustifolia Vesuvius Sword.
Dwarf babytears.
Anubias nana.
Flame moss.

Fauna:
- Oto fish.
-[STRIKE]Rasbora Trigonostigma hengeli.[/STRIKE]
-[STRIKE]Crystal Red Shrimp.[/STRIKE]
-[STRIKE]Rilli shrimp.[/STRIKE]

 

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Shrimpo that's a cool little tank, did you buy it or build it?? Where, how much, who makes it??
I bought it used, I don't know who makes it but it is drilled for reef tank sump, so I just bought a 1 gallon betta tank and attached it to the back to house the heating and filtration. the tank it self is about 8 gallon 16''x12''x10''.
 

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A little custom work on a piece of back ground and you won't even know it has a filter, this is a cool little tank. A little moss wall or something to hide the filter intake/exhaust, I need one bad!

Did you get a light with it?
No light came with it, I am just using a desktop lamp at the moment until I find a T5 fixture. I will attach a black background to the back of the tank, I will also try the moss wall idea and see how it will look.
 

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That's a good question but I don't know the answer, I did ask plantbrain once how LEDs compared to high light plants as compared to the CFL wpg rule and I believe it was 3-4 wpg of CFL is equal to 1 wpg LED, so the would translate to a half wpg for med light plants, so you would need a 4 watt fixture. I would ask around because it's been a long time since I asked that question and there has to be a minimum wattage even on the smallest tank, but with almost any light you should be able to grow mosses and shrimp love them, my shrimp like my floating Riccia.

What plants did you have in mind??
 

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I ordred 26 watt clip on CFL instead of LED fixture, I added a cover to the tank to reduce evaporation.
Some plants came in today:
Rotala macrandra 'green'.
Bacopa Carolina.
CABOMBA PALAEFORMIS, purple Cabomba.
Cryptocoryne parva.
CRYPTOCORYNE WENDTII 'RED'.
Myriophyllum Pinnatum.
stargrass.
NESAEA SP RED LEAVED.
Ludwigia Glandulosa.
 

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The idea of the moss wall droped due to the blocking of the overflow, just attached black aquarium background to hide the filtration tank.
I don't know if this is right but I am going to dose the following:
Flourish comprehensive, Flourish excel, Kent Iron & Manganese.
 
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