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nano 36cm - 27L

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Joe Faria, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Joe Faria

    Joe Faria New Member

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    Tank: 36×25x30cm

    Lighting: 24w PC

    Filtration: Aquaclear 20 modded with a surface skimmer

    Substrate: peat, laterite, black gravel and Amazon sand

    Hardscape: Redmoor Wood and Seiryu Stone

    Flora: Feto de Java ”narrow leaf”, bolbitis heudeloti, anubias nana, anubias nana petite, fissidens fontanus e Riccardia chamedryfolia.

    Fauna: Celestichthys margaritatus, otocinclus sp., Neocaridina denticulata sinensis var. red e caridina cf. cantonensis "crystal black"

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  2. stripeygourmai

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    Very nice Nano tank!!! I want to get some Galaxy Rasbora's :) need to find somewhere that sells them first lol
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

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    a bit naked but still looking good though :proud:
     
  4. repanas6

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    Very nice nano tank!!!!!!
    ^:)^ the celestial pearl danio's (galaxy rasboras) and the ottos are fantastic ^:)^

    How many of them do you have in the tank??
     
  5. seniordavid

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    Nice :proud:

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  6. Joe Faria

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    Thanks...glad you like it...

    Hi Jur4ik,
    The plants need time to grow, although I think as well adding more anubias or mosses, to a few spots would help.

    hi,
    Got 4 CPD's and 2 otocinclus vittatus.

    Thanks mate


    2 weeks are gone since the set-up. So far, no major issues with the tank inhabitants, and my RCS female presented me with at least a dozen shrimplets.
    The bad thing, it's about the GH, that keep rising (my water it's about 6º and now it's about 12º), due to the use of seiryu stone, and some plants are having some problems to adapt, like bolbitis and my mosses (mini-pellia and phoenix moss).

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  7. seniordavid

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    hello i see you don't use co2 it's a definitely choise?

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  8. Joe Faria

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    Don't know mate... I got some Excel if needed, but i can't say yes or no. Will see how it goes.

    Btw, got some news to share :D
    I went to my lfs what a lovely sight. Some really nice fish to have - boraras brigittae. Brought a small group of 6 home. Added as well to the nano a killer snail.
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  9. seniordavid

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    good choice brigittae are so nice fish ....i already use that snail they are very efficient .
     
  10. John N.

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    An interesting balance of hardscape and plants. I like it. You don't see people doing a 50/50 split between rocks and plants these days. Usually it's an aquarium packed from top to bottom in folliage. I appreciate this aquascape and its rock formations paired together with the wood.

    -John N.
     
  11. Joe Faria

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    Hello,
    Got some sad news :cry: .
    For an unkown reason all the boraras brigittae died and with that almost took with them all my crystal black shrimp colony. Just got one shrimp left.
    Started with big wc to keep ammonia levels to acceptable levels for shrimp and fish.
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  12. seniordavid

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    so sorry for you. take care about your snails, if they die too, it's a big source of pollution.

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  13. Joe Faria

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    Hi,
    Already ordered a new nano tank for next project... :D
    But decided to introduce new shrimps to the tank. A small colony of crystal red shrimp...

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  14. Bastian

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    Aren't those Boraras malacutas or Boraras merah =O?
     
  15. Jurijs mit JS

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    nice crystals ;)
     
  16. Joe Faria

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    Hi,
    They are b. brigittae, although they look very similar to the ones you refer.


    A week after adding the crystal red shrimp, life in the nano tank goes on. The CPD's are very fun to watch, got lot's of new red cherry shrimp and the crystal red shrimps are doing great.

    Some algae just started to appear on the rocks, but got no major concerns about it. A simple nerite snail will do the job.

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  17. Joe Faria

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    Hi,
    Got some updates....
    Today I bought new bulbs to replace the old ones and bought a group of corydoras pygmaeus to keep CPD's distracted.... and it works.
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  18. Joe Faria

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    Some pics to share.
    My berried female red shrimp.
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  19. Joe Faria

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    Hi,
    During last week I replaced my bulbs. Since then I've noticed some really nice growth from bolbitis and mosses.
    Noticed as well some clado algae growing in the driftwood and for precaution I reduced the light quantity, just living one bulb on.
    Will keep daily water changes of 10% and, if the algae don't go will have to try CO2. Will see what happens now.
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  20. Joe Faria

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    Clado still there, but overdosing excel and spot treatment with H2O2 it's working and, trimmed most of the affected leaves. Algae pics to share with you :whistle: [​IMG] [​IMG] Some got a moss background, I got an algae background... :crazy: side view [​IMG] Shrimps at feeding time. [​IMG]
     

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