Adam's 40cm Nano

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  1. AdAndrews

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    I have re-scaped my 35litre arc tank, using the same equipment as i had previously, i got bored of the layout :lol: anyhows...

    Specs:
    Tank:
    35litre
    40cmx28cmx32cm(high)

    Lighting:
    3 x 8w T5
    6 hour photoperiod

    Filtration & circulation:
    Tetratec EX600 (600lph)
    Eheim 1048 (600lph)
    With glass lilys-cal aqua and cheapo ebay ones.

    Co2:
    600g pressurized system- run 24/7
    drop checker kept at lime green.
    Boyu Inline diffuser

    Heating:
    25C
    Hydor ETH 200w in-line

    Fertilisation:
    JamesC's all in one solution 2ml Daily
    AE Carbon 2ml Daily

    Maintenance:
    1 x 50% water change weekly

    Hardscape:
    Seiyu Stone
    Oliver Knott's Nature Soil(fine)
    ADA Xingu Sand

    Plants:
    Mosses- Peacock, Fissidens and Spikey
    E.tenellus
    E.parvula
    Rotala Rotundifolia
    Rotala sp. Green
    Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis
    added: crypt wendtii green and mi oya

    Pics to follow.
    Thanks :D
    Adam.
     
  2. Maurits

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    Sounds nice :D
     
  3. AdAndrews

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    For the meanwhile I have bodged a spraybar to make an intake for the filter as my cal aqua glassware broke last weekend :( I have some cheap lilies ordered, and will get another set in the future for the pump connections too.

    I wanted to use mosses more than I have done in the past, plus that’s another excuse for getting some different types of shrimp, I’m thinking Crystal Blacks 8) to go with my cherries, wat d'ya reckon?

    Hopefully when the plants have grown a little I will get a nice mature look, a mossy carpet, Lilaopsis and tenellus spiking up in various different places and a colourful background.

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    I am saving up for some more livestock at the moment, I think Boraras brigittae will fit the bill nicely,
    Thanks for looking :)
    Adam.
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    Thats ace mate. :thumbup:
     
  5. AdAndrews

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    cheers Mark :D still think my photography is letting it down though, soo much colour is being lost, maybe my folks will get me a bridge camera for christmas :shh:
     
  6. Stu Worrall

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    wow! what a tank :) That moss around the main stones looks way cool, like its been in place for months. Crystal blacks wood look ace in there too

    Gutted for you for the glassware :( nothing worse than breaking quality glass
     
  7. JamesM

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    Looking great, Adam :)
     
  8. AdAndrews

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    tell me about it :twisted: after i'd done it I thought nooo £20 down the pot :thumbdown:

    so, how does this sound to you lot:
    12 boraras brigittae
    <6 Crystal Black Shrimp- anyone know a good supplier online?
    maybe a group of 8 or so Pygmy Cories :D
     
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  10. Nick16

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    im not to sure, but wont they cross breed with the cherries?
     
  11. AdAndrews

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    nah, ive already checked mate, i dont think they do.. thanks guys.. and cheers for the link too :D
     
  12. Superman

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    Looks great :thumbup:
     
  13. AdAndrews

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    Thanks Clark, you've been a super help with the fish also :thumbup:
     
  14. AdAndrews

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    The rotala rotundifolia growth has kicked in already, ive got a good 2cm growth in a day if not more off a few of the stems 8) so they are now out of the water, shall i trim?
     
  15. AdAndrews

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    what shall i do? choppy choppy?
     
  16. Mark Evans

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    how long has it been in there?
     
  17. AdAndrews

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    erm, either thursday or friday night, cant remember, sorry, its not my fault :shh: :sick: :silent:
     
  18. Mark Evans

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    well technically, you can do it now. i mean, you can trim down before setting a tank up, and plant the tops and even the bottom parts.

    if you see new growth at the bottom nodes (or depending on the final line of crowns you want) you can trim.
     
  19. AdAndrews

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    ok, thanks Mark.
     
  20. jonesy

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    Looking good, but are them stem plants going to need alot of constant trimming to keep tidy ?
     

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