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A series of stock FLUVAL SPEC planted nano tanks that demonstrates the potential of Low-tech and Low-light aquascaping in 2.0, 2.5, and 5.5 gallons of water. No CO2 injection and high wattage required. More upcoming tanks...

As much as it is challenging to cultivate a healthy and thriving nano tank, there is something fascinating about cultivating multiple miniature ecosystems right in your room - having fish, shrimp, plants, and micro-infusoria thriving in balance with each other inside tiny environments.


 

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Welcome to APC! Could you show us some photos of individual tanks?

I deleted the duplicate thread in photography--the forum is crowded and we try not to have identical threads in different places.
 

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They are all beautiful, but I like the simplicity of the one on the left.
What are your plans for the one on the far right?
Thanks for the compliment! I am currently propagating a bunch of aquatic plants for it from my emersed greenhouse. I think Endler livebearers (males only) would do great for it.
 

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"MAKING MAGIC IN GLASS BOXES"

Summary

5 Month Update on two Fluval Spec V Low-Tech Nano tanks that were started in early 2015. They are fully planted, nano fish community tanks and these are the first tanks I have ever done in my life. I use the stock low-wattage 7500k LED fluval lights that came with the kit, but all the plants haven been doing great so far because of additional daylight from the windows and the occasional dosing of Seachem Flourish and Excel. Algae issues have been minimal with the addition of Caridinia multidentata. Both tanks are also way overstocked with fish and shrimp species, but the water quality and fish health has been excellent so far with the use of Seachem Matrix, Seachem Stability, Seachem Purigen, and 25% water changes once a week.

If you have any further questions, feel free to let me know and I'll be glad to help. Any feedback or constructive criticism is also welcome because I just started this hobby in February 2015. Since I am also new to this forum, I'll post more pictures, specifications, and new Fluval Spec nano setups (all stock with no mods) along the way. Cheers!

Specifications (Leftside Fluval Spec V Tank)

Hardscape/Substrate:
- Ohko Stone
- Japanese Vinewood
- Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder

Fauna Species:
- 3x Clown Killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)
- 1x Myanmar Black Tiger Dario (Dario sp. 'Myanmar')
- 3x Glowlight Danio (Danio choprai)
- 4x Emerald Dwarf Danio (Celestichthys erythromicron)
- 8x Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus)


Specifications (Rightside Fluval Spec V Tank)

Hardscape/Substrate:
- Yamaya Stone
- Malaysian Driftwood
- Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder

Fauna Species:
- 4x Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
- 4x Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)
- 5x Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus)
- 2x Neon Rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi)
- 1x Silver Otocinclus (Otocinclus vestitus)
- 1x Lampeye Panchax (Aplocheilichthys normani)


Full View Tank Shot (Cell Phone Quality)



Some of my macro closeup shots (Cell Phone Quality)

Glowlight Danio (Danio choprai)


Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans)


Clown Killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)


Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus)


Myanmar Black Tiger Dario (Dario sp. 'Myanmar')


Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus)
 

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Your tank looks awesome! I just got a fluval spec V for Christmas, and want to have crystal shrimp and celestial danios in it. On the take to your right with the driftwood, what did you use as a carpet for the foreground?
 
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