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Trying create nano tank

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Hello APC

I would like to show you my nano tank. This tank is prety new it was started on 2008.11.29. Showing him only now coz i got all plants only 3 days ago.

This tank is 22 liters. It has 2x8W phillips aquarelle t5 lams in DIY cover. Nano hang on filter ant 75W heater. Tommorow i will start using my presured co2 system:)

Fauna: 9 Harlequem rasboras, 5 Amano and lots of red cherry shrimps :)

Pogostemon Helferi
Rotala Wallichii
Monosolenium Tenerum mini
Rotala Macranda
Cladophora aegagropila
Eleocharis parvula
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Echinodorus latifolius
Mayacca fluviatilis
Eleocharis parvula
Marsilea Hirsuta (Australia)
and Glosso

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Hi Kikas,
Your first link did not work, but your second one did. I will try again later. Looking forward to seeing your tank.
Hi Kikas,
I think you have a good start there. I look forward to seeing it when it fills in a little more. One comment, the moss ball under the filter input gives a funny look. Maybe try reversing the moss on the right side with the moss ball on the left. The taller moss may help hide the filter input as well.

Thanks for advice now when you told me this i started to think abaut it too :) Today i will start using my presured co2 system in both aquariums so i hope it will fill faster :)

And i nead to get rid of green algae on my windows and rocks :) and wayting to get 2 L144 and more shrimps :)
Hi Kikas,
Keep us posted!
Hello again

I made some changes like Seattle_Aquarist sugested and now my tank looks like this :) and I like ti more now too :D Thanks again Seattle_aquarist :)

Next week i will start using co2 on this tank too :)

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Hi Kikas,
I like that look better too, as it fills in it should look even better. It looks like the red stem on the right is getting close to needing a trim. You might try planting the top part you trim next to the original stem and start a small grouping. Are you thinking of putting something in the middle back or leaving it empty?
In middle back i planted Lilaeopsis brasiliensis but it is too small to see now :) and yesterday i got nice bunch of Micranthemum umbrosum and thinking maybe to plant it there but i like Lileopsis more :)

But still i nead to place some where Micranthemum umbrosum. :D ( maybe to my 126 liter tank). Maybe you have any ideas :D Coz i'm already far away from my plan on having only 4-5 different plants in tank :D already have much more :D maybe later then it fills up i will take some out :D

Thanks again Seattle_Aquarist :)
Hi Kikas,
I like the Micranthemum umbrosum for the excellent lime green color and small leaf texture....maybe plant a little along the back glass? Then just sit back and relax and let the plants fill in. You will find out what plant combinations you like and what grows well in that tank and do some "fine tuning" after a few weeks. Keep us posted and good luck!
Yes i planted Micranthemum umbrosum on the left from rotala macranda and i'm thinking to use it and not use brasiliansis to leave some open space in center of aquarium between Micranthemum umbrosum and Eleocharis.

And I find out that i have not Monosolenium Tenerum mini but i have Riccardia graeffei on my center rock but it is growing realy slow so it almost invisible :)

Thanks for all advices Seattle_Aquarist I realy aprecheate it :)

Plants left in aquarium:
Micranthemum umbrosum
Christmas moss
Rotala Macranda
Pogostemon Helferi
Eleocharis parvula

Started using DIY co2 system :)

Would be glad to hear comments :) Thanks :)
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