Rocky. The betta nano

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Lauris, 8 Feb 2015.

  1. Lauris

    Lauris Member

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    Quick project. Turned up totally unexpected. Said to myself some time ago to not go back to nanos
    but could not resist this time with a quick idea of this one. Decided to keep it simple and with minimum maintenance.

    So this will be my first low-tech tank with low light and no co2

    About setup:
    Tank: Fluval Spec 19v (19L)
    Light & Filtration: Original
    Heating: The one from my shed

    about 7KG of Seriyu Rock
    about .5kg of ADA and 1kg some cheap natural gravel

    Fish: HMPK betta
    Inverts: about 7 Horned Nerirte snails

    Plants:
    Elecharis Aciculris mini & Alternanthera reneckii mini

    Ferts: EL Profito
    Carbon source: EL EasyCarbo

    Water: RO + JBL Aquadur

    1st day
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    2nd day
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  2. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Member

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    That's a sweet tank! My betta has the jelly, his tank is totally ghetto in comparison. :)
     
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  3. Justal

    Justal Member

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    Never really liked the idea of Nano's... But I could be persuaded. Looking good. I guess it's not really any cheaper to set up a Nano than it is a larger tank though is it?

    Al.
     
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  4. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Member

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    Location:
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    less rocks/wood, less substrate, less plants, smaller filters, smaller light units, tanks are cheaper, yeah pretty much everything about it is cheaper.
    Co2 regulator if you are going to use one costs the same obviously, as does bubble counters, valves and diffusers aren't that much different - so that part costs the same I suppose.

    Bit like with smaller cars right? Usually a lot cheaper and if you find the right small car it can be a whole lotta fun. I'll never give up my two and a half ton gas guzzler coupe though.
     
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  5. Lauris

    Lauris Member

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    Location:
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    thanks guys.

    yep..
    less to spend on rocks, nearly nothing on gravel, inexpensive light and filtration. for this project only two small portions of plants purchased. everything else from my shed and attic. larger projects = more investment.
     
    Last edited: 9 Feb 2015
  6. ajm83

    ajm83 Member

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    I know it's still early days, but how is the tank settling in Lauris? Do you think the light is bright enough?

    Really like your scape.
     
  7. sanj

    sanj Member

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    Nicely scaped. I have one of these tanks, but I use it for fry, not scaped. I am not sure that the leds solution they provide will be powerful enough for many plants. Try and see though, supplementing with carbon certainly will help.
     
  8. Voytek

    Voytek Member

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    Great scape. Very small tank and brilliant effect :clap:
    What is a progress? ;)
     
  9. luckyjim

    luckyjim Member

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    This is really nice.
     
  10. alto

    alto Member

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    This has motivated me to consider getting a Spec - wonderful scape!!!

    Any update?
    (though of course low light/non CO2 does mean rather slower growth)
     

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