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Set up this 1 liter for fun (4x4x6 1/3 substrate 2/3 water) I added three cherries. Two are left, one male one female. I have babies. Not that I thought this was unlikely, but pretty cool if you ask me.

substrate - aquasoil topped with peastone gravel
No filtration, no aeration.
weekly 75% water changes.
plants - dwarf hairgrass and hydrocotyle vulgaris
lighting - window sill sunshine!

disregard the anubias and lotus, they are gone.







 

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That's a really nifty little tank. How do you manage keeping the lighting low enough to avoid algae issues? I've got a little 2.5 gal tank on a window sill but I found that after about two weeks, I had an algae bloom so thick I couldn't see half an inch into the tank... :confused:
 

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The window is in the shadow of an overhang for a good majority of the day. It's not until late afternoon that the window gets direct sunlight. I still get gsa on the glass, but nothing else.

I have another one that has some pre used aquasoil and some anubias petite that had some hair algea on them and it just turned into a huge mess. I also put some root tabs in the substrate, which I think I shouldn't have. So that tank is now emersed growing anubias nana petite and crypt parva.
 

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Chad,

Very nice work indeed.

What kind of tank is that? Did you construct it yourself?
 
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