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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:33 am Post subject: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 Any  ideas  on  setting  up  planted  NANO  tank  for  my  table  (links  or  ideas  welcome)...
 
 My  plan  is  to  go  on  with
 24x12x12  (LHB)  Acrylic  tank  with  NO  CO2  in  the  beginning...  Please  advice  about  the  substrate,  plants,  filters,  lighting  and  fishes....  I  will  be  moving  on  to  CO2  setup  (fire  extinguisher  converted  as  CO2  setup  or  may  be  nano  CO2  cylinders)  later  (reading  Trevor's  articles  about  the  same)...  
 
 Plants  I  wish  to  go  on  for  now  is  (foreground,  backdrop  and  to  cover  the  drift  word  and  stones):-
 1.  Bolbitis  Heudelotii
 2.  Subwassertang
 3.  Glossostigma  Elatinoides
 4.  Java  Moss  (attached  to  drift  wood,  stones  and  mesh  for  background  wall  setup)
 
 Fishes  I  wish  to  go  on  is  :-
 1.  Puntius  denisonii  (may  be  4-6  nos)
 2.  Some  corry's
 3.  Some  Tetras/Rainbows
 
 Also,  if  possible  please  PM  me  the  prices  for  plants/fishes/substrate/lighting/CO2  setups...
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:36 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 Puntius  denisonii  are  nice  schooling  fish.....but  in  that  tank  dimension,  I  don't  think  there  will  be  much  swimming  space  for  the  them  to  school,  when  they  grows.
 
 Smaller  rasboras,  such  as  the  herlequin  rasbora  for  that  tank  size  is  more  appropriate  Very Happy....even  tetras  also  :D
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:11 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  for  your  inputs...  I  wish  I  can  keep  Puntius  denisonii  for  the  time  being  and  then  move  on  to  some  other  tank  once  it's  out  grown...  Any  other  inputs  regarding  the  substrate,  plants,  filters,  lighting's?


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:15 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 Also,  how  about  native  fishes  for  this  kind  of  setups?
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:44 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 a  24x12x12  tank  is  way  too  small  to  house  "  1.  Puntius  denisonii  (may  be  4-6  nos)  ".
 Denisonii's  can  grow  upto  6"  ,  and  need  lots  of  swimming  space  and  lot  of  plants  to  show  their  true  colour.
 Also,  they  can  jump  out  of  a  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:30 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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a  24x12x12  tank  is  way  too  small  to  house  "  1.  Puntius  denisonii  (may  be  4-6  nos)  ".
 Denisonii's  can  grow  upto  6"  ,  and  need  lots  of  swimming  space  and  lot  of  plants  to  show  their  true  colour.
 Also,  they  can  jump  out  of  a  tank.                

 
 Just  to  add  note  regarding  the  jump,  I  will  be  having  a  hood  on  the  tank  to  place  the  lights!!!
 
 
                                                 
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Thanks  a  lot  for  your  inputs...  I  wish  I  can  keep  Puntius  denisonii  for  the  time  being  and  then  move  on  to  some  other  tank  once  it's  out  grown...  Any  other  inputs  regarding  the  substrate,  plants,  filters,  lighting's?                

 
 
                                                 
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Also,  how  about  native  fishes  for  this  kind  of  setups?                
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:07 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Ajai,
 
 No  P.  denisonii  in  a  small  tank  please.  It  is  almost  like  housing  me  in  a  5'  room.  Natives  that  you  can  have  are  a  group  of  Horadandia  atukorali  (for  the  tetra  like  behaviour)  or  Dario  dario.
 
 Again,  no  CO2,  then  no  Glosso.  It  is  not  going  to  work.
 
 Since  it  is  a  nano,  I  would  suggest,  ferns,  anubias,  moss  and  Marsilea  crenata  as  the  foreground.  All  these  plants  will  do  well  in  low  light.  Unless  you  are  going  to  have  very  good  flow,  don't  attempt  Bolbitis.  Start  out  with  the  regular  Java  Ferns  and  then  move  to  Bolbitis  once  you  get  the  hang  of  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Ajai,
 
 No  P.  denisonii  in  a  small  tank  please.  It  is  almost  like  housing  me  in  a  5'  room.  Natives  that  you  can  have  are  a  group  of  Horadandia  atukorali  (for  the  tetra  like  behaviour)  or  Dario  dario.
 
 Again,  no  CO2,  then  no  Glosso.  It  is  not  going  to  work.
 
 Since  it  is  a  nano,  I  would  suggest,  ferns,  anubias,  moss  and  Marsilea  crenata  as  the  foreground.  All  these  plants  will  do  well  in  low  light.  Unless  you  are  going  to  have  very  good  flow,  don't  attempt  Bolbitis.  Start  out  with  the  regular  Java  Ferns  and  then  move  to  Bolbitis  once  you  get  the  hang  of  the  tank.                

 
 Thanks  a  lot  for  your  inputs  Suraj....
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:36 am Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Also,  how  about  native  fishes  for  this  kind  of  setups?                

 
 Possible  plant  safe  fish  for  smaller  tanks  are  P.  gelius,  H.  atukorali,  Danionella  sp,  D.  dario,  P.  dayi,  Chela  sp,  etc.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:44 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Possible  plant  safe  fish  for  smaller  tanks  are  P.  gelius,  H.  atukorali,  Danionella  sp,  D.  dario,  P.  dayi,  Chela  sp,  etc.                

 
 Thanks  Shankar...  Good  to  see  giant  Marine  fish  in  planted  tank   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:58 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Possible  plant  safe  fish  for  smaller  tanks  are  P.  gelius,  H.  atukorali,  Danionella  sp,  D.  dario,  P.  dayi,  Chela  sp,  etc.                

 
 Thanks  Shankar...  Good  to  see  giant  Marine  fish  in  planted  tank   Very Happy                

 
 Those  are  small  FW  fishes.
 
 
                                                 
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Hi  Ajai,
 
 No  P.  denisonii  in  a  small  tank  please.  It  is  almost  like  housing  me  in  a  5'  room.  Natives  that  you  can  have  are  a  group  of  Horadandia  atukorali  (for  the  tetra  like  behaviour)  or  Dario  dario.
 
 Again,  no  CO2,  then  no  Glosso.  It  is  not  going  to  work.
 
                 

 
 I  agree  with  this  and  please  dont  take  these  points  lightly.
 
 On  the  other  hand,  marsilea  hirsuta  can  be  a  good  foreground  plant  for  low  tech  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:26 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up low cost planted NANO tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Possible  plant  safe  fish  for  smaller  tanks  are  P.  gelius,  H.  atukorali,  Danionella  sp,  D.  dario,  P.  dayi,  Chela  sp,  etc.                

 
 Thanks  Shankar...  Good  to  see  giant  Marine  fish  in  planted  tank   Very Happy                

 
 Those  are  small  FW  fishes.
                 

 
 giant  Marine  fish  =  Shankar  ROFL  
 
 I  remember  Shankar  was  very  much  interested  to  discuss  about  the  SW  fishes  earlier,  when  I  see  his  post  on  planted  tanks  i  commented  that...  Anyhow,  may  be  things  could  have  been  changed  now  as  I  met  him  almost  3  years  back  in  Aquatika  2006....


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I  agree  with  this  and  please  dont  take  these  points  lightly.                

 
 Yep  understood...  
 
 
                                                 
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On  the  other  hand,  marsilea  hirsuta  can  be  a  good  foreground  plant  for  low  tech  tank.                

 
 Thanks  for  the  list  Hamza...
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 Ajai,  am  as  much  into  marines  now,  as  before.  Just  glad  to  see  quite  a  few  newer  members  adding  value  to  the  marine  forum.
 
 Now  it's  the  turn  of  unkept  FW  fish  species  to  be  tried  out  this  lifespan.  One  life  you  see..  :  )
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Ajai,  am  as  much  into  marines  now,  as  before.  Just  glad  to  see  quite  a  few  newer  members  adding  value  to  the  marine  forum.                

 
 I  wish  I  have  to,  but  always  getting  afraid  on  this....  :(
 
 
                                                 
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