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Old 24-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default First attempt at planted nano

Hi guys,

Just wanted to share my first attempt at a low tech planted nano. Got it up and running yesterday

-8 Liters Glass Tank
-Dolphin HOB Filter
-Aquazonic 4w LED lighting
-Gex Plant Soil

Plants are dwarf hairgrass in the foreground, anubias petite in the midground and crypts in the background. Not forgetting the mandatory moss ball



Any tips or comments would be much appreciated!
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Old 24-08-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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Very nice planted tank setup.
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Old 24-08-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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Good first setup. Welcome to Aquascapping. Do keep updating !
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Old 24-08-2014, 10:51 PM   #4
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Very neat & easy to maintain . Good job . Thanks for sharing .
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Old 24-08-2014, 11:44 PM   #5
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Very neat & easy to maintain . Good job . Thanks for sharing .
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Very nice planted tank setup.
Thanks bros for the kinds remarks. Just waiting for it to finish cycling. Am also abit worried about the crypts melting.
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Old 25-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #6
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Nice! Do rmb to change water if not algae will bloom in low tech setup in the first month or so try reduce lighting hours too!
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Old 25-08-2014, 01:37 PM   #7
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Nice! Do rmb to change water if not algae will bloom in low tech setup in the first month or so try reduce lighting hours too!
Hi bro, thanks for the tips. While cycling do you suggest to change water every day? I've heard conflicting views on this. Lightiing at about 6-8 hours daily for the moment.
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Old 25-08-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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Hi bro, thanks for the tips. While cycling do you suggest to change water every day? I've heard conflicting views on this. Lightiing at about 6-8 hours daily for the moment.
During cycling should not change, but do reduce photoperiod because of excess nutrients in the water that can lead to algae bloom. Imo 6hours a day should be fine, when the plants get more matured u can increase to 8. However if algae is not a problem in ur tank then u need not worry abt these. i rly suggest u get seachem excel for low tech setups, helps provide carbon source while reducing growth of algae, rly works!
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Old 25-08-2014, 02:46 PM   #9
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Nice, neat setup. Waiting for it to mature and blossom into a beauty.
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Old 25-08-2014, 02:59 PM   #10
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Simple and nice. Good job
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