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Old 05-13-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
 
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I am experimenting with CO2 for the first time. I'm just curious with my daughters new nano tank ...all you CO2 peeps please tell me what plants you find good for a 7.9g nano setup.

I have 10ish cpd
7 scarlet badis
and ..10blue berry shrip
maybe 10 other shrimp I can't recal

flval flora tank


I don't mind failing ...hit me with carpeting plants and plants with color the try

I love to experiment
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
 
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are you wanting to do super small plants upfront,and then some height in the back,or do you want more of a jungle look?what do you have for hardscape?what are the dimensions on the fluval tank?
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
 
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height in the back..I have some but more ideas are welcome.. curious to try carpeting plants. a little jungle a little planned looking. Share all the knowledge you can! I love experimenting

ps ...I adore a good plant with color

its same dimensions of the fluvial EBI.....btw starting scape on the 225 so if something doesn't fit I can try it in another tank

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Old 05-14-2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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Hello Agent13:
Call me slow but what are CO2 peeps? Maybe I am slower than most but is a nano tank just and extra small aquarium or is it extra small fish in a standard size tank?
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
 
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Hello Agent13:
Call me slow but what are CO2 peeps? Maybe I am slower than most but is a nano tank just and extra small aquarium or is it extra small fish in a standard size tank?
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well pop , nano can mean just the tank size to some but actually it's fish that fit into the nano category which grow up to no more then ~1.25inches... Plus IMO my tank for them is a nano tank at 7.9g. So this set up is all around a nano setup.

CO2 peeps just means those who run high tech planted tanks.. Med-high light and co2. I'm playing with such a setup just for fun to get hands on experience which I find better then just reading a book and not doing it yourself .


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Old 05-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #6
 
Are you using the Fluval system?

For plants, anything thats fast growing will take advantage of the CO2, i assume your tank is using the flora substrate which is enriched with nutrients so carbon is your primary bottleneck nutrient.

Almost all plants will benefit from CO2 so any plant you want will be fine. Just note that if you have slow growing plants you should probably inject less CO2. If your lights are strong enough, I would recommend HC as it is a beautiful carpeting plant. It reacts very favorably to CO2 and pearls often, creating a stream of bubbles that rise up from its leaves.

CO2 is highly dependent on what plants you have and what kind of lights you have. HC is a very high light high carbon plant, so CO2 is needed to help it grow. If you use plants such as anubias, CO2 is useless because the plant wont take full advantage of all the carbon being pumped into the tank. Any fast growing plant would be good for a CO2 injected tank.

For reference, I run a 5g with 1 CPD and 1 Oto, I pump 1bps of CO2 to sustain 2 6700k t5 bulbs (non-HO) for dwarf sag and HC carpet. Anymore than 1bps, my CO2 saturation goes too high and my fish start to asphyxiate. Any less and its not enough for my plants to pearl. Your tank seems overpopulated so you might want to keep a careful eye on your co2 and fish health. Finding the balance is a bit tedious but worth it in the end.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:51 AM   #7
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Hello A_13;
Thank you for clearing up my mis-conception of a nano setup.
Do most folks use yeast to make CO2 and what happens to the alcohol and antibiotics that yeast produces? Will these by-products also enter the water column of the aquarium?
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Hello A_13;
Thank you for clearing up my mis-conception of a nano setup.
Do most folks use yeast to make CO2 and what happens to the alcohol and antibiotics that yeast produces? Will these by-products also enter the water column of the aquarium?
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I prefer to not make home made co2 systems .. Too much room for error IMO .

Yes I'm using the fluval co2 system and the flora substrate mixed with sand.. I'm really not a fan of this flora substrate . I do also use micro and macro ferts in this tank...

As for being overstocked ... Well if I were a newbie perhaps this level of stock wouldn't be suggested. However once you are familiar with these species and their behaviors and needs it's a great stocking for this particular tank. CpD group tightly and are very small preferring a large group . The scarlet badis are even using nooks in the 3dbbacking to create territories . The shrimp hardly count for anything .


I've added more plants and I'll share a pic later today ..


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Old 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #10
 
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Well looks like my daughter and I are not high tech tank failures lol. I love this tank . The occupants do as well

And my anubias experiment worked ! Two anubias and finally one has bloomed .

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