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    SCAPE Member SCAPEr Nexus6's Avatar
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    Cool Back after 5 years (starting nano tank)

    After randomly visiting a new aquarium that was near me (Nolans Aquarium, which by the way is excellent) I decided to start a small 2.3 gallon bookshelf nano tank after 5+ years of being away.

    What caught my eye while browsing the shop was a display tank made by deep blue professionals. (I normally do not like rimmed tanks, but nobody makes a rimless tank in this size - 18"L x 5"W x 7"H) and it was the perfect size to fit in my bookcase.

    For lighting I went with a Chihiros A451 that a friend of mine had new and unused. The color temp is great, has a built in dimmer feature and looks like an ADA aquasky light. I really dig this light.

    Also, I've noticed after being away for 5 years that a few new companies have popped up in the aquascaping world, such as UNS. I bought ta mini UNS CO2 Regulator, Controsoil and cultured Xmas Moss. They make good stuff. There's also a few new instagram and youtubers out there that are all about aquascaping. (I particularly enjoy GREEN AQUA) and shops now carry more plants and aquascaping stuff. It seems like its catching on. I hope Scape club has grown as well?

    So far in the tank:

    - 2.3 Gallon Deep Blue Professional ADB11006 Glass Tank
    - AZOO Mignon Filter 60 with Aquaclear Foam and Biomax
    - UNS Mini CO2 Regulator and disposable CO2 canisters
    - Rhinox Beetle CO2 bubble counter
    - Aqua worx zehpyr CO2 diffuser (small)
    - Chihiros A451 Light

    - Malaysian Driftwood and Seiryu stone
    - Xmas moss, S. Repens (plan on carpeting with baby dwarf tears)
    - will be adding crystal shrimp in a month or so

    Glad to be back.

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    Last edited by Nexus6; 02-18-2020 at 01:29 PM.

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    SCAPE Member Just Planted notg2009's Avatar
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    Welcome back! Nice setup!!

    -Maybe it's the angle of the photo but where are the stones?
    -Also you might want to add some fast growing stems or floaters to help combat the initial algae concern.
    -Placing the filter in a way to push the water right on top of the diffuer would also help keeping the bubble in the tank longer which mean more CO2 dissolving.
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    Best of luck.

    Omid

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    SCAPE Member SCAPEr Nexus6's Avatar
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    Thanks for the tips! I'll try and get a hold of some frogbit or duckweed, do they sell them at LFSs? I just have one stone, its below the wood on the right side. I originally had the filter on the right side which moved the co2 bubbles around perfectly but after i got the light i had to relocate it to the back. I might move it to the left so that the water flows directly towards the CO2 diffuser.

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    Looks good!
    Duckweed is messy and it gets everywhere (even though I have some) if you need any tips always here to help!


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