Thread: matt's 5.5g nano
07-22-2009, 08:58 PM #1
matt's 5.5g nano
always thought it would be neat to track the progress of my tank.
my tank as it is now:
4 neon tetras
3 dwarf anubias (Anubias nana)
X wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
5.5 gallon tank (16"W X 8"L X 10"H)
Aquaclear 20 (mini) filter with all 2 media types in use
25W Visi-Therm Stealth heater
15W incandescent bulb
Coralife digital thermometer
10 lbs. river rock gravel
3 large stones
a handful of smaller river stones
07-22-2009, 09:22 PM #2
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07-23-2009, 01:24 AM #3
I would switch to a fluorescent bulb.
07-23-2009, 01:31 AM #4
07-23-2009, 03:05 AM #5
0Originally Posted by troy
here's the difference:
this is the 15W incandescent
here's the compact fluorescent
i just took both these pictures with my phone with all the lights in the room turned off.
07-23-2009, 03:06 AM #6
0Originally Posted by Northernguy
07-23-2009, 03:45 AM #7
Hehe, interesting, I just started a 5.5g nano as well!!
I really love your driftwood!
I started three days ago and the plants have not grown in. I hope the HC survives! Here is a picture!
07-23-2009, 05:33 AM #8
0Originally Posted by angc84
im betting that your tank will look awesome once the plants fill in more.
i got the wood at petsmart in the reptile section. it was only $2.25! in the future i'd like to attack some moss to it.
07-23-2009, 07:02 AM #9
I used Tahitan Moon Sand (for the color) and PondCare Aquatic Planting Media. I used the planting media for the bottom layer up till the black trim and used sand/media mix for second layer. The media seems to have high CEC and plant roots can grab onto it better...
I cannot wait for my plants to fill in...*fighting the urge of adding more plants*
I am still thinking about what to do with the foreground...but I just wish my HC will carpet. =) As of the banana plant...It's more of an experiment. Hehe. I just want to know if it will actually grow!!
Please update us with your pictures!! I love your anubias...it looks so healthy! I cannot believe you got the wood for that cheap...It never happens to me!!!
07-26-2009, 06:19 AM #10
the tank will most likely be undergoing some slight changes in the next couple days. my family is moving, but only about a 20 minute drive from our current home. I will be studying abroud in Madrid, Spain for the fall semester so the tank will be in the car of my family. I am planning on takeing the neons to a PetsMart (for store credit or just as a donation, whichever they will offer) and getting a betta for them to take care of. They're slightl less demanding and he will probably hold their attention more. Hopefully, everything will still be in tact when I return.