I write for TheAquariumGuide
, and I've been tasked with building a Nano Tank with the fastest plant growth possible.
Luckily, this is a company project, so money isn't an issue!
Our goal is to capture the time-lapsed growth of a tank from planting until maturity. We'll be using a Canon Rebel T2i attached to an intervalometer sitting on a desk next to the tank, and—after doing some testing—we've got it so you can actually see
the plants growing! (and also any algae that we're terrible at managing!)
I was hoping to have a discussion with everyone about the specific equipment that we can use for this. EHEIM supplied us with a Classic 250, and we're speaking with a few places about a Nano Tank. (We'll also be reviewing the tank setup, as well.)
Here's what we're currently looking at, mostly from an Amazon Retailer that we've had good results with:
- EHEIM Classic 250 Filter (donated)
- Various Brands of a Nano Tank (5 Gallons or less, likely donated)
- CaribSea Eco-Complete Substrate (black)
- Finnex Planted+ LED Light (and Moonlights) - 12"
- GLA Atomic Nano CO2 Kit (v2)
- Dwarf Hairgrass
- Java Fern
Anybody have any points they'd like to give us about this stuff, particularly about the ferts
? That's one of the few areas where I'm hazy about the specifics.