Dwarf pass. (My First nano)

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  1. Lauris

    Lauris Member

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    1week old busy nano community tank.

    Capacity: 30L
    Light: Beamswork Hi-Lumen 30 LED + Beamswork Hi-Lumen 50 LED
    Co2: Pressurized co2
    Filtration: Eheim2213 Classic
    Heating: 200w external in-line
    Soil: ADA Amazonia

    Live stock:
    3 Amano shrimps
    7 x Yellow Shrimps
    2 x Sakura red shrimps
    2 x Sumatran Abalone Snails
    15 x Horned Nerite Snails
    2 x Dwarf Gouramis (male+female)
    7 x Yellow Rasboras
    10 x Gourami spotted Dianos

    Plants:
    - Anubias nana
    - Peacock moss
    - Java moss
    Background and middle ground - Eleocharis Acicularis
    Foreground - Eleocharis Parvula
    I hope I will manage to keep the foreground low (once it will root it should be fine) and Will let the middle ground grass to step a lil bit
    higher and background I will try to let grow up to the surface.
    - lil bunch of floating ones (cannot remember the name)

    water chemistry:
    - Only RO + re-minerals
    - EI salts
    - easy carbo

    Few pics:
    Led plates

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    Yello+Sakura red
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    floating plants
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    Yellow rasboras & Dwarf spotted Dianos
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    Face view:[​IMG]

    thanks for reading.
     
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  2. allan angus

    allan angus Member

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    great tank this is not a criticism but ive read some where here that the bark should be removed from wood, i must admit i like it there it makes a vary nice tree ! lol
     
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  3. Lauris

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    thanks!
    I don't mind criticism at all (if it would be).
    This lil piece of tree li es from one tank to
    other last six months. I don't see why to remove the bark. in case something will go
    wrong I'll take a note for future.
    +as you said - it looks much better with it
     
  4. Gary Nelson

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    That looks very nice, but that's allot of light, you would easily get away with using just the smaller light.
     
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  5. aliclarke86

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    You may end up with some funny coloured shrimp :)

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  6. Lauris

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    Thanks! I'm aware :). will see what happens. I'm not mad about breeding them but if it will happen - I'll take the hit. lol
     
  7. JCollier420

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    That's a fantastic looking tank.


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  8. Lauris

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    Ok. So "we are" now 3 weeks old. lol.
    First trim and few changes carried along with maintenance last Sunday.
    1. - Light reduced. Beamsworks 30 + Beamsworks 50 was a bit too much.
    Anubias nana did not like it at all. Reduced to 1 Beamswork plate of 50 LED's
    Looks good at the moment. Light does not hit too strong for nana but still in a
    reasonable amounts to the bottom line plants.
    2. Added another small tree with a bit of Anubias right next to bigger tree.
    3. Made a path of stones. The idea of path was there at the beginning. I thought to
    leave just the area uncovered with chopping off the grass once needed. Decided
    smash to bits one of my lil aquascaping rock. Created path of rock. Buried some
    moss under it.

    this is my time lapse. I was too lazy to setup my camera to get something decent
    quality-wise - used my phone. 4 hours of time-lapse:



    and few update pictures:

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    ..I need to think about the background. So any good and quality ideas welcome. Could be a whole stand to be
    able to adjust it by how the light falls
     
  9. Lauris

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    added 2 x 0.3w 3.5k LED's .
    Evening chill-out. Will make my evenings more enjoyable
    Got them in IKEA (usb powered)

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  10. aliclarke86

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    3.5k? 3500k?

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  11. tmiravent

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    very nice!
    maybe you sould try to put one usb light on the back, comming form the cave.
    i like the rock cave configuration.
    cheers
     
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  12. Lauris

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    Sorry. Yes - 3500 k. I ment 3.5 thousands.
     
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  13. Lauris

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    Thanks. I'll see what I can do about the led light comming from the cave. Will see how it may work out.
     
  14. Dan Wiggett

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    I like it, cave looks great, looking forward to see it filled in.
     
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  15. Ruke

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    This is a very nice tank and is giving me ideas to start my first journal


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  16. StevenA

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    Very nice Lauris you must be pleased with it so far?
     
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  17. EnderUK

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    wow you put a lot of time and effort into that tank, I think I spend about 5 minutes doing my trimming and another hour on water change which is basically me sitting around watching TV and dropping another bucket in every 15 minutes.

    I love the Gourami spotted Dianos.
     
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  18. Lauris

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    Thanks Steven!
    Hah.. There is always ways to improve. I did a little changes today again. lol. It's probably just me.. added few plants in back corners. I'll let them settle in and will do some update. Probably this is last step in this tank. I have Idea to get a bit bigger tank - 40-50L with keeping the same idea but it will take a time. Im to lazy for now. But yess.. I'm kind of satisfied for the moment. lol
     
  19. Lauris

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    I like them too, lovely colours and marks. But much more I love yellow rasboras. I'll wait til they will pick up a bit in size and then will start to think about bit bigger tank with (probably) keeping idea of this layout.
    Usual maintenance takes around 30min. Bit of trim and general water change. This was a bit more
     
  20. darthpaul

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    Love that time lapse video!! Great little tank.
     
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