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  1. Default matt's 5.5g nano


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    always thought it would be neat to track the progress of my tank.

    my tank as it is now:


    fish:
    4 neon tetras

    plants:
    3 dwarf anubias (Anubias nana)
    X wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)

    specs:
    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

    Decor:
    10 lbs. river rock gravel
    mopani driftwood
    3 large stones
    a handful of smaller river stones

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    Good idea!
    The tannins will disappear with water changes.
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    I would switch to a fluorescent bulb.

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    Looks great!
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by troy
    I would switch to a fluorescent bulb.
    i have a compact fluorescent bulb that i switch in and out. it says it puts out 60W while only using 13W. its a "environmentally friendly" bulb. i think it might be too much light. the plants seem to grow more since the nutrients in the water aren't proportionate to the amount of light. also i think it bothers the fish. sometimes after i put it in, they look like theyre hiding in the shade of the wood.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernguy
    Good idea!
    The tannins will disappear with water changes.
    yea i know. i soaked it in hot water for a while, switching the water out every half hour or so for like 2 days when i got it. it seems to be at least slowing down in how much it's leaching.

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    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!


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    Quote Originally Posted by angc84
    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!

    http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/y...ger/photo3.jpg
    very cool. what kind of substrate did you use? i need to get a background too. i like your banana plant haha.
    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.

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    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!!!

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    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.

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