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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:27 am Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

                                                   
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Talking  abt  shrimp  someone  in  the  forum  rightly  pointed  somewher  that  is  now  you  who  decide  how  many  you  can  keep  but  its  them  because  the  are  multiply  very  fast.  
 
 16  W  light  would  be  good  enough  for  this  tank  taking  in  concideration  the  size  and  the  depth  but  IMO  a  16W  PLL  placed  horizontaly  would  have  helped  in  even  distribution  of  light  throughout  the  tank.                

 
 Hi  sushant,
 
 im  thinking  of  those  cheap  LED  lights  availabe  as  Table  lamps  or  Emergency  lights.
 They  are  super  bright,  and  super  cheap  Very Happy  and  i  can  just  keep  it  on  top  of  my  tank.  
 
 i  want  the  tank  to  be  rimless,  so  i  have  no  idea  in  putting  up  lightm  to  a  rimless  tank...any  ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:15 am Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 Great  Tank  in  the  making  ...  Best  of  Luck  !!      Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:25 am Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 How  is  the  weather  there  where  you  live?
 Temperature  fluctuations  are  gory  in  such  a  small  tank.  Even  I  had  planned  to  do  something  like  this,  got  the  tank  too.  But  I  just  couldnt  get  the  temperature  right.  Hence  I  skipped  it.
 
 BTW,  Its  not  a  nano  anymore,  Its  a  pico  Smile  
 
 Anything  less  than  5G  is  commonly  referred   to  as  a  Pico.
 
 EDIT:  A  suggestion  I  missed  :  Get  a  clear  glass  cover  for  the  tank.  It  will  drastically  reduce  the  amount  of  water  that  gets  evaporated.  And  it  will  help  maintain  the  temperature  a  bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 hi  good  luck  for  your  3rd  tank  so   far  it  looks  good,  though  i  am  proud  owner  of  a  ADA  planted  tank  which  is  3x1x1.
 I  do  have  one  question  why  have  written  thinking  of  a  marine  tank  was  the  biggest  mistake  of  my  life.  those  words  in  every  post?  just  for  curiosity.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:57 pm Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 Thanks  all  of  you!  i  have  edited  the  topic  as,  another  PICO  planted  in  the  making  :D
 
 Well  ashwin,  as  for  the  temp,  its  pretty  HOT  all  the  time.  the  temp  of  tank  stays  almost  like  28  or  so.  So  temp  is  not  a  problem  here.  The  lfs  guy  had  made  similar  one  ,  but  a  little  bigger  maybe  around  6-8  gallon.  so  i  am  trying  my  luck  with  this..
 Yes,  the  main  problem  is,  lot  of  evaporation!  i  keep  refilling  everyday!  as  u  said  ill  cover  it  with  a  glass  ,  thanks  for  the  idea  :)
 
 and  Aquaria,  
 Everyone  asks  me  this  question!  Very Happy  Very Happy
 Actually  the  first  time  i  was  setting  up  my  nano  marine  tank,  it  became  a  disaster  and  i  had  to  start  over  again,  lost  a  lot  of  $$  ,so  that  signature..
 i  am  not  typing  it  everytime  i  post,  its  just  the  signature...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:00 pm Post subject: Re: Another Nano in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 here  is  a  pic,  had   tought  time  planti  the  glosso!
 have  i  planted  it  properly  for  now?
 and  can  anyone  help  me  out,and  give  some  tips  on  how  to  carpet  Glosso  ?
 as  i  told  tank  specs:
 
 tank  :12x6x6(1.8g)
 substrate:Aqua  Clay  +  ADA  amazonia
 Co2  :  DIY
 light:16W  CFL
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:06 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 anyone??   Crying or Very sad   Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:19 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 Nice  start.
 But  I  would  do  these  too:
 1.  Clean  up  the  glosso,  remove  all  the  decaying  parts
 2.  Cut  up  the  plants  into  smaller  parts  with  one  pair  of  good  leaves
 3.  Plant  the  individuals  leaving  good  space  between  the  neighbours
 
 You  can  also  come  up  with  an  overflow  based  CO2  mixer  so  that  you  make  good  use  of  the  CO2.  Dont  think  the  current  way  would  make  use  of  it  efficiently.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:26 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

                                                   
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Nice  start.
 But  I  would  do  these  too:
 1.  Clean  up  the  glosso,  remove  all  the  decaying  parts
 2.  Cut  up  the  plants  into  smaller  parts  with  one  pair  of  good  leaves
 3.  Plant  the  individuals  leaving  good  space  between  the  neighbours
 
 You  can  also  come  up  with  an  overflow  based  CO2  mixer  so  that  you  make  good  use  of  the  CO2.  Dont  think  the  current  way  would  make  use  of  it  efficiently.                

 
 thanks!  the  thing  is  if  i  cut  them  up  into  single  node  of  a  plant,  then  how  much  i  try  to  plant  them,  they  just  float  back  up,  or  otherwise  get  completely  buried  inside  the  Soil.  Actually  first  time  with  Glosso,  and  when  planting  i  got  completely  frustrated.   Wall Bang   i  just  put  the  carpet  and  left  it  for  suggestions  from  IAH.
 and  for  the  Co2  diffusing  part,  will  get  ceramic  ring  tomorow(DIY  Cermaic  ring  diffuser)  and  make  it.  its  temperory.
 
 Thanks!   Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:43 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 I  know  the  pain,  took  me  a  couple  of  hours  to  finish  a  1x1  setup  Very Happy  Are  you  talking  about  the  CO2  diffuser  that  Shelly/Josyjames  had  made  and  posted  on  IAH?  If  yes,  then  that  would  not  work  for  you,  as  his  was  a  pressurized  setup  and  yours  is  DIY  CO2.
 
 OK,  here  is  my  take,  the  reason  I  suggested  you  do  something  about  the  CO2  is  that
 1.  the  tank  is  pretty  short
 2.  the  bubbles  will  not  be  very  fine
 
 So  most  will  get  out.  In  short  I  dont  think  the  CO2  bubbles  will  be  spending  enough  time  in  the  water  for  a  good  quantity  to  be  dissolved.
 
 I  would  suggest  you  try  a  lily  pipe,  or  a  mini  reactor  which  would  be  like  a  hob.  I  know  its  too  sketchy,  but  you  would  have  to  DIY  Smile  I  can  help  you  with  some  ideas  or  Shelly  can  really  give  some  brilliant  contraption.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:27 am Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

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Nice  start.
 .  Actually  first  time  with  Glosso,  and  when  planting  i  got  completely  frustrated.   Wall Bang   i  just  put  the  carpet  and  left  it  for  suggestions  from  IAH.
 
    Smile                

 Experienced  the  same  when  I  first  dealt  with  glosso  ..  ROFL   ROFL
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:50 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 What  are  you  using  for  a  filter  ?  If  you  are  using  a  power  filter  then  connect  the  co2  output  tube  to  the  air  input  spout  on  the  filter  or  place  it  in  such  a  way  that  flow  from  the  filter  pushes  the  bubbles  all  over  the  tank
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:35 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 Thanks  guys!
 
 Vignesh,
 I  came  home,and  saw  today,  and  saw  some  White  slimy  thing  near  the  wooden  diffuser  and  around  it,  what  is  this  white  fungus  like,  goo  thing?i  had  to  clean  the  tank  and  i  thought,why  not  plant  the  glosso  propery.  
   OH!  then  i  gotta  stop  the  search  in  getting  1  Ceramic  ring   Very Happy  i  was  talkign  about  the  same  diy  shelly  did..
 Lilly  pipe?  i  thought  of  making  this  a  low  budget  pico  planted  costing  around  xxx  rupees,  now  its  crossing  xxxx  Rupees  Neutral  any  other  options?
 And  i  tried  putting  a  HOB,i  forgot  it  was  like  600liter  per  hour  and  i  ended  up  in  a  mess.  i  dunno  what  kinda  Super  mini  filter/hob  i  gotta  get  to  diffuse  the  CO2  into  it?
 or  could  i  just  run  the  Tank  without  Co2  BUT,with  Heavy  lighting?
 and  i  ve  read  that  keeping  the  water  level  just   above  the  glosso's  height  and  with  light,will  help  me  in  carpeting!  is  it  so?
 
 nandy.
 isnt  it  frustrating  or  what?!  Wall Bang  
 but  today  i  did  Punch   with  the  glosso!   Chuckle  
 
 Mortis,
 even  a  power  filter  is  too  Fast  ,  the  movement  of  water  is  just  gonna  carry  everything  with  it.(i  remind  u,  its  a  12x6x6  INCHES  tank  Razz  )
 
 
 
 Please  help  me  out  in  diffusing  the  co2  into  it,  
 
 and  here  is  a  pic  after  replaning  the  glosso,  how  is  it  now?
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:04 pm Post subject: Re: Pico Planted in the making Very Happy Reply with quote

 Nick,  now  doesnt  that  look  a  lot  better  than  your  previous  work?  Smile
 You  get  these  100lts/hour  tiny  pumps.
 No  idea  on  the  reduced  water  level  trick.  Just  plenty  of  light  and  CO2  makes  glosso  grow  fast  and  in  a  carpet.
 That  white  thing  is  caused  due  to  the  yeast.  Probably  water  from  the  bottle  was  in  the  output  tube.  You  could  try  adding  an  NRV-non  return  valve.
 
 Ok  now  for  the  DIY  lily  pipe  Very Happy
 You  need  to  keep  the  bubbles  in  the  water  for  the  maximum  time.  
 Take  a  PVC  pipe  of  height  slightly  less  than  your  tank.  
 
 
 Wrap  air  tubing  around  the  pvc  tube.  Wrap  as  much  of  it  as  possible  ensuring  that  the  tube  is  always  at  an  angle  upwards.  You  can  use  a  1"  diameter  pvc  pipe.  You  need  to  ensure  the  angle  of  the  T  connector  too.  As  CO2  bubbles  would  come  from  top  at  some  pressure,  it  would  come  in,  and  go  through  the  air  tubing.  It  would  also  take  in  some  water  through  the  open  end  of  the  T  connector.  The  top  end  of  the  air  line  tube  should  be  say  1/2"  below  the  water  level.
 
 A  transparent  acrylic  pipe  instead  of  a  PVC  pipe  would  make  it  look  good.
 
 This  ugly  contraption  needs  to  be  tested  Smile  For  your  DIY  pleasure...
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