questions about my first nano

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This is what I have so far. I plan to dose excel or maybe inject pressurized Co2. I'm thinking about maybe 7-15 watts of true CF light in a mounted pendant hanging over it or an Azoo glaxy light suspended above. Dwarf hairgrass in the back and HC in the front. Prolly a submersed filter hidden somewhere like the back left corner and covered by the hairgrass. Maybe some kind of moss tied to the branches at the top.

I've never done a nano tank before. Any advice on plants or the proper wattage or a supersmall submersed filter?

I want all the equipment to be hidden and to really give it the appearance of being a full sized tank. I think the dwarf hairgrass in the back and the HC carpet in the front could really give the effect, especially if I used a very fine textured moss of some kind on the branches.

ANy advice would be appreciated.

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Tom Barr

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Cherry shrimp and perhaps some rasboras/endler's would be nice.

Sounds fine, but HC does seem to prefer CO2, does much better with it(It's a weed then).

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Tom Barr
 

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Oh man, I hadn't even thought about critters! Someone needs to breed dwarf shrimp.

I just ordered an Azoo Galaxy PC clipon light, 13w and a spare bulb just in case. With shipping it was only like $28. I'll paint the housing black.

I found a small 2.5lb Aluminum Co2 cylinder on Ebay that I might order. It's only 10 inches tall.

I'm seriously considering making a little ADA style stand for it, maybe a foot tall, to house the Co2 if I use it and just to look darn cool! Would cost next to nothing to make.
 

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random, just a thought but if you desire a tank like that not to show any equipment, then have tank drilled just above substrate line. then you can use a small canister filter and inline heater.that small of a tank i would go with excell,that way you could spend the money having it drilled instead of for all the co2 equipment.much less pruning if you pick the right plants. cherry shrimp is a very good choice,i think they are the best algae eater from my experience and they are fun to watch. regards,cornhusker :) :)