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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:27 pm Post subject: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA :: Unbelivable! Reply with quote

 After  getting  the  inspiration  from  Samit  da's  Nano  Aquascaping,  for  last  couple  of  days  I  was  also  thinking  about  starting  a  nano  project  by  myself.  Then  I  found  I  have  a  abandunt  2'x1.5'(h)x1'  (22  US  G)  already  with  matured  substrate  with  hell  lot  of  algae  and  my  favorite  fishes.  So  I  started  with  the  same  tank  without  changing  the  Substrate.  Day  before  yesterday  I  pull  out  all  the  Edit  plants  to  make  the  tank  clear.  Added  6  Ottos  (Thanks  again  Adip  Smile  ).  Today  I  found  the  tank  is  90%  clean  and  ready  to  take  new  plants  stock.
 
 
 
   <Edited>Could  Not  Resist  Myself  to  update  with  a  close  shot  clicked  at  the  same  time.  Â 
 
 
 
 Tank  Details::
 
 Substrate:  A  thin  layer  of  Normal  Soil  at  the  bottom.  Top  of  that  Sera  Plant  Substrate  (Thickness  1").  And  on  the  top  layer  I  have  1.5"  thick  Dark  Red  River  Gravel  (3-4mm).  The  substrate  is  matured  for  2  months  as  I  have  a  jungle  of  Vals  in  it  with  FishLoad.
 
 Light:    As  of  now  I  am  using  2  2'  T8  (1  6500k  another  4200K).  The  tank  is  having  1.5WPG  light  as  of  now.  But  will  be  adding  another  2  T8  after  completing  the  plantation.
 
 Plants:  As  of  now  I  have  added  Sword  Amazon,  Anubias  Nana,  H  vertcillata  and  Rotala  Macranda.
 
 Within  a  week  will  be  adding,
 Hemianthus  Micranthemodies  (Mid  Ground)
 Bacopa  Lanigera  (BG  Corner)
 Eleocharis  Parvula  (FG)
 Echinodorus  tenellus(FG)
 
 Initially  planned  for  Glosso  at  FG  but  my  Gravel  size  is  bit  bigger  for  Glosso.  So  will  cover  it  with  grasses.  
 
 CO2:  Will  go  with  DIY  CO2  diffused  by  a  small  internal  Power  filter  (120l/h).
 
 Scaping:  I  named  the  Scaping,  SAVANA.  So  will  creat  mainly  a  Grassland  with  small  bushes  and  stones.  Smile
 
 If  you  have  any  better  idea....  please  share.  Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:23 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Its  simply  beautiful  !!!     Thumbs Up  
 I  feel  your  tank  is  a  bit  overcrowded,  rather  a  good  collection  of  fishes  Wink  ,  most  of  them  my  favourutes.  the  planting  style  is  interesting  just  add  dense  foreground  plants  around  the  swords.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:18 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Hamza....  thanks  for  the  comments.  You  are  right.  The  tank  is  overcrowded.  But  I  don't  have  spare  ready  tank  to  shift  them.  But  within  a  month  they  will  be  shifted  to  their  new  home.  Smile
 
 And  according  to  my  current  plan.....  I  will  plant  the  tank  fully.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:15 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 hey  tirthankar
 
 lovely  nano!  would  look  amazing  once  you  plant  it  completely.  what  fish  have  you  put  in  the  tank.  btw  is  that  a  clown  loach  i  see?  isnt  your  tank  a  little  small  for  a  clown  loach,  and  wouldnt  it  end  up  eating  the  more  delicate  fg  plants?
 
 looking  forward  to  seeing  the  final  pics!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:27 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 hello  Tirthankar,
 
 Can  u  shed  some  light  as  to  why  planted  tanks  like  yours  and  Samits  are  called  NANO?
 Liked  your  scape  though  Thumb Up  ,i  cant  see  rotla  macaranda,where  have  you  placed  it?
 thankyou
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:53 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Hi
 Nice  setup,
 How  many  fish  do  you  have  there?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:59 am Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Hi  Tirthankar  
 
    Good  start!  Its  already  looking  nice  once  you  have  all  the  plants  in  place  I  am  sure  it  will  look  great.  Increasing  the  number  of  tubes  is  a  good  idea,  do  it  before  you  get  the  other  plants.
 
 All  the  Best!   Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:15 pm Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

                                                   
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hello  Tirthankar,
 
 Can  u  shed  some  light  as  to  why  planted  tanks  like  yours  and  Samits  are  called  NANO?
 Liked  your  scape  though  Thumb Up  ,i  cant  see  rotla  macaranda,where  have  you  placed  it?
 thankyou
 Saikumar.                
 NANO  =  small
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:04 pm Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Thanku  Vikram...nice  to  hear  from  fello  Hyderabadi  Very Happy  
 
 But  whats  the  bench  mark  set  for  a  NANO(small)  tank,  guess  we  cant  say  the  smallest  aquarium  in  your  home  to  be  a  NANO...
 
 So  is  there  any  range  as  to  which  it(your  tank)  would  be  called  as  a  NANO  Sad  ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:35 pm Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Thanks  everyone  for  inspiring  word.  Smile
 
 @Sai:  Vikram  is  right.  NANO=Small.  Any  tank  in  between  10-20G  is  called  Nano  Tank.  You  can  see  Rotala  at  both  the  back  corner.  Till  now  they  are  not  Red  so  it's  bit  difficult  to  catch  the  eye.  I  moved  all  the  Rotala  to  Left  back  corner  yesterday  night.
 
 @Krishanu:  You  are  right.  The  tank  is  too  small  for  loach.  It  was  in  my  70G  previously.  But  I  sold  that  tank  off  and  a  100G  is  on  the  making.  So  it  will  take  time  to  shift  him  to  his  new  home.  But  I  never  found  the  loch  is  eating  or  uprooting  any  plants.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:36 pm Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 @Mayur:  Currently  I  have  Danios  (Red  and  Blue),  Rams,  Dwarf  Gouramis,  Ottos  and  a  single  loach.  The  tank  is  really  over  stocked.  I  will  move  the  Rams  and  Gouramis  to  the  4  feeter  within  a  month  or  will  give  them  to  my  friend  to  take  care  as  of  now.  Smile
 
 @Harshal:  Done  as  you  said.  Smile  Put  another  strip  of  2  T8  top  of  the  tank.
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Any  tank  in  between  10-20G  is  called  Nano  Tank                

 
 Thats  for  saltwater.  Freshwater  nanos  are  from  2G  -  10G.
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 Hi  Tirthankar,
 
 Very  nice  setup.  I  personaly  think  that  ,  instead  of  Bacopa  Lanigera  (BG  Corner)  you  can  have  vals.  It  would  look  stunning  with  vals  and  could  turn  out  to  be  a  beautiful  SAVANA  with  grass  in  the  forground.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:25 pm Post subject: Re: Journal of My Nano Project :: SAVANA Reply with quote

 Hi  Tirtha,
 
 A  lovely  looking  tank  mate  but  would  look  much  better  with  a  small  piece  of  Driftwood  &  few  Rocks....  what  says  guys..  Am  I  right!
 
 What  filter  are  you  using  &  also  provide  the  fish  list  please.  Smile  
 
 Anyways..  will  you  please  let  me  know  from  where  you  got  those  plants  &  pm  me  the  price.
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 @Surya....  Thanks  for  the  sugession.  But  just  before  2  days,  I  removed  the  Vals  jungle.  I  found  a  prob  using  vale  in  this  tank.  Tank  height  is  18"  where  as  with  a  very  short  time  it's  growing  to  3-3.5'  and  covering  up  the  surface.  Gradually  all  lights  are  getting  blocked  by  the  vals.  So  this  time  I  would  like  to  go  without  Vals.
 
 
 @Rocky...  I  will  make  it  a  rock  base  setup  instead  of  driftwood.  Â Planning  to  start  another  low  light  Moss  tank  where  I  will  put  a  driftwood  structure  for  scaping.  I  am  using  a  Internal  Power  filter  of  Bodyguard,  output  is  120l/h.  Mainly  I  am  using  it  as  a  CO2  diffuser.
 
 Till  now  I  didn't  buy  any  plants.  They  all  are  from  my  Old  stock  what  I  collected  Locally  or  from  Singapur.  But  planning  to  reach  out  to  Adip  for  the  rest.
 
 As  of  now  I  have,
 
 Ottos  6
 Red  Danios  4
 Blue  Danios  4
 Blue  Dwarf  Gouramis  8
 Bolivian  Rams  8
 Clown  Loach  1
 
 But  within  a  month  I  will  move  my  live  stock  to  another  tank  as  it  is  seriously  over  crowded.
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