Simple bedside nano

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  1. Aqua360

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    Having withdrawn a bit from tanks and aquascaping in my hobbies (preferring to instead try emersed scapes and carnivorous plants), I've cut back to a simple Dennerle 10l as my only real aquatic project!

    Have established a Monte Carlo carpet and staurogyne emersed before flooding, With some stargrass and cherry shrimp added too. Back to basics!

    Hoping for heavy growth and shrimplets soon :)

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  2. Keith GH

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    A very basic and simple Aquascape very well done perfect for the Bedroom.

    Are you going to add a basic floating plant eg Water Sprite for the shrimps?

    Keith:wave::greenfinger:
     
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  3. Aqua360

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    Thanks! I think that's a good idea, I'll need to see if I can find some duckweed; always enjoy a surface "carpet" of it at the top!
     
  4. thatblokeoverthere

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    That looks very nice. Good work!

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  5. Keith GH

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    DuckWeed and that is what it is A Weed once established its like a blanket and can take ages to completely remove it.

    Keith:wave::greenfinger:
     
  6. rebel

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    simplicity is best! Love your ladder CO2 system. So old school.
     
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  7. Aqua360

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    Thanks Rebel, using the Dennerle bio co2!

    Love it's simplicity, can't be bothered with pressurised again.

    Plants are coming on well :)

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  8. david boden

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    Aqua.....that is one sweet little tank to look at first thing in the morning.
    I'm just gonna poke my nose in briefly, as I can't help noticing the containers of food and minerals, ( both by an excellent producer in my book ).

    However, ( and I'm sure you already know this ), but I'm going to say it any !-------in a 10 Litre tank , with the likely initial stock level, you are needing to be VERY sparing with your feeding and mineral additions.
    I would suggest you completely disregard any "feeding guide" on the containers, and start off with very tiny quantities....maybe even only 10% of what they tell you.

    For instance, if you take about a quarter of a food stick, and then crush it in your, (clean) fingers, and add it to the tank, you will surely be amazed at the quantity of surface particles that are released ( those sticks are highly compressed ).

    Likewise with the minerals, about a 10th of a scoop will cover the entire surface.

    Can I finally suggest that you consider investing in some Bacter AE which promotes biofilm development,-- ( the staple diet of shrimp )---it's not cheap, but it lasts me for months , or in your case probably years.

    Hope you understand I'm not preaching, ------ I'm just trying to help you avoid pollution problems , and so enjoy your return to the hobby
     
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    NB------the same applies to Bacter AE, about a 20th of the scoop provided , every other day, will be plenty.

    If you followed their guideline, your tank would turn solid ! :(
     
  10. Aqua360

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    Very good points raised, a little really goes a long way in a tank this small!
     

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