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Old 02-08-2008, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 12gallon Nano-Cube DX

12gallon Nano-Cube Dx: 2x24 watt 6700K daylight bulbs, Ecocomplete, plenty CO2, 7 plants, grass, moss, no fish, 2 snails from the plants,....




Plants: 2 Anubias Nana front and center, 1 Cryptocoryne (no idea what species) to the front right, 1 Amazon Compacta located to the right behind the Cryptocoryne , the full green plant in the center was labled Ambuela at the store but I cannot find any record of this plant, there is some Micro Sword to the left in front of a Red Wendtii, Crinum calamistratum in the back and a java fern in the back right. There is some Riccia fluitans attached to some driftwood and a few pieces of moss are here and there.


So far everything seems to be pretty decent. The lights are on for about 8 hours or less every day. Everything seems to be at the right level. O2 is very readily seen leaving the plants.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks really nice, I like the slope to your substrate. Are you going to add any fish?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I don't know if my tank would support fish. The water might be pretty hard. The tank has been circulating for 2.5 weeks. The test strips show normal PH at 7ish. From what I understand the ammonia levels might be high or something my friend was trying to expalin to me. I didn't know if I should put anything in it. I saw this fish at the store african leaf fish, might check into that. Yea I don't know if I am feeling that slope so much though. It kind of happend when I made a few adjustments amongst the plants. I had the idea of making it higher elevation in the back with a slight easment. I might try to add a few rocks when I trim. Also there is the lack of ground cover that I can figure out. I am open to suggestions if anyone can think of anything.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Your plants look nice and healthy, we don't you get a test kit to test for N02, N03, KH, GH and PH levels these are what i test for and i test once a week. What snails do you have if you know that is?

How often do you plan on water changes just out of curiosity?

But yes on the whole a very neat tank
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Sure it wasn't labelled Ambulia?
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks dude. I should get some test kits. I was kind of on the level of if things look good then I am doing things right. Are there any kits that include all of the testing reagents? I have no idea what snails I have. I'll try to take a pic of them to identify. I think that I am going to do like a good 4-5 gallons once per week on Monday. Good? Haha yea it is Ambulia, but the aquarium store had labeled it incorrectly as far as the spellilng went. They gave me Ambuela so instinctivly google returned only spanish
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For a small tank adn you think hard water.. 7 isn't hard at all... but you might think of a very small colorful hardy fish like Endler's. The males are very colorful and the species doesn't require heating of the tank and are very flexible for water hardness. They're neat little fish and pretty tough. I keep them in my 1/2 gallon pico planted tank and they do great.
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I took some pics today.


This image was taken with maximum brightness.

A picture before I put mesh around the driftwood.

I like how the oxygen is being released from the anubias nana.

Here is a pic of a snail that I received with some plants.

I have a few questions about this photo. This is growing on the tip of my java fern. What do you go about doing to seperate and plant on its own? When is the right time to do this?
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You should consider getting Hets for that tank. They max out at less than 1" are hardy little livebearers and VERY entertaining.
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I'd be willing to put money on that tank supporting a few tiny fish. maybe some cherry barbs or something?
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