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First ever nano project

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This is a 2.5 gallon glass aquarium, and it is my first ever try at a nano.

and this is what you don't want to see after taking the rims off...

so I had to leave the bottom ring on (well...kind of.) this is what it looks like with the bottom rim on.

Today I finally found a place that sells 3M colorquartz...too bad it is only sold in 50 lb bags! so I only used about 2 or 3 pounds of the stuff. leaves more for other tanks in the future right?

here is what it looks like with everything finished.

I am in the middle of making a canister filter and a light fixture. all together I will end up having 16 watts over it. if not enough, I can go up to 24 watts. But that is all the fixture I am making will hold and still be be at the edge of the water. The bulbs are T5 at 12".

if the tank happens to spring a leak, I think I am just going to tear the aquarium apart, and position the glass where it is supposed to be, and silicone it correctly.

!ny advice, or suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.
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Awesome looking nano, keeping asking myself "Why can't I get my 5G looking this good?" haha.

What kind of moss is that in the front?
Wouldn't it be cheaper to get regular screw-in bulb ballast and then use CFL spiral bulbs?
I'm sure it was fun, I just don't understand how they are any better, if anything they are fully the same except CFL bulbs use less watts.
Well I guess it does depend on your size of tank, which I didn't really think of.

I have a 5G and I use two CFL lights, but thats 30W over a 5G.

Nevermind, I guess it depends on tank size lmfao.
Looking good, HC carpet is in nicely.

You should get some kind of plant that is tall and put it in the back right and let it grow over the top.
I'm sure you can find some small fish to take care of those bugs?
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