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post #1 of 7 Old 03-14-2018, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Plan for nano aquarium

Hello guys!

Im going to buy a new nano aquarium and I would like to set up a Newa More 30 (open to other suggestions, must be 20-35l max) that has these specifics:
- 30x30x30 cm
- 50W internal heater
- Pump 150l/h 2,5W
- Mechanical, biological and chemical filtration.

Basically I would like to place on one side a root with moss (Java or Christmas) on it to recreate a kind of bonsai tree with some rocks (Seiryu stone) all around to fix it to the soil, create a little path with different color gravel in the middle and some nano plants on the other side (Anubias mini mini, Echinodorus parviflorus tropica).

The first reason why I’m asking your help is to decide the kind of moss and nano plants to use, then, the most important, is your opinion about the gravel and substrate: black (must be) colored gravel all around, white (must be) colored gravel for the little path and the fertilized substrate (Necessary? Just where I want to plant? Tablets? Or any different solution?). Which brand would you suggest me? There are too many types and I “must” buy most of the things online from good sellers but I would like a very dark one that keeps the color by the time and that gives a nice supply of nutrients to the plants without changing the water specifics (Eco-Complete?).

What about the citizens of the tank? I’m deciding between:
- 1 Betta Splendens and a little group of 2/3 Corydoras
- Caridina only.
Any suggestion about these? I don’t really like nano fishes but I’m open to hear everything.

So I hope you will help me with your suggestions and opinions about. Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-15-2018, 02:16 PM
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you could try the methods in the link in my signature. or here https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/


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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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Hello guys!

Im going to buy a new nano aquarium and I would like to set up a Newa More 30 (open to other suggestions, must be 20-35l max) that has these specifics:
- 30x30x30 cm
- 50W internal heater
- Pump 150l/h 2,5W
- Mechanical, biological and chemical filtration.

Basically I would like to place on one side a root with moss (Java or Christmas) on it to recreate a kind of bonsai tree with some rocks (Seiryu stone) all around to fix it to the soil, create a little path with different color gravel in the middle and some nano plants on the other side (Anubias mini mini, Echinodorus parviflorus tropica).

The first reason why Iím asking your help is to decide the kind of moss and nano plants to use, then, the most important, is your opinion about the gravel and substrate: black (must be) colored gravel all around, white (must be) colored gravel for the little path and the fertilized substrate (Necessary? Just where I want to plant? Tablets? Or any different solution?). Which brand would you suggest me? There are too many types and I ďmustĒ buy most of the things online from good sellers but I would like a very dark one that keeps the color by the time and that gives a nice supply of nutrients to the plants without changing the water specifics (Eco-Complete?).

What about the citizens of the tank? Iím deciding between:
- 1 Betta Splendens and a little group of 2/3 Corydoras
- Caridina only.
Any suggestion about these? I donít really like nano fishes but Iím open to hear everything.

So I hope you will help me with your suggestions and opinions about. Thank you very much!


Sounds like a great project! A betta is the perfect choice for a nano tank. I donít think itís so perfect for corys though - they do much better in a larger school in a larger tank. Were it my tank I would do shrimp instead. If you did them first the colony can get established so that when you add the betta he canít just eat them all.

Regarding your aquascape - I would suggest using clear aquarium silicone to glue stuff to make sure it stays the way you want. Keeping substrates separate is a significant challenge. With that in mind, you might want to make the path one siliconed piece.

Regarding bobs pennies - just walk on by....

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-16-2018, 02:37 PM
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you could try the methods in the link in my signature. or here https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/


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What a shameful, unhelpful post. Just ignore the OP entirely and selfishly promote your ďmethodĒ. You really are the worst.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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Sounds like a good plan. I would suggest using a small canister filter (increase water volume and add some customablity for media) like ones for small aqua or turtle tanks.

Stay away from tropica sword. They can grow big, up to 20cm across and 15-20cm high. Not exactly the best nano plant out there.

IMO look into blyxa (the small leaves make great backgroud plants), buce (blue shades add a great contrast to bright greens, some even throw red leaves), small anubia varieties (stay under nana size, so petite, pangolino, chili, white, stardust, golden make cool choices). Hydrocotyle tripitara japan would be a good add, and maybe Vesuvius sword as an interesting background plant... crypt parva may also be up your alley. Stick with small plants or plants that have small leaves, this will help the scape appear much bigger than it is.

stay away from java. Trust me, it's like the aids of aquarium plants. Xmas is a lot easier to deal with and looks amazing all the time. Other good mosses are fissidens and weeping - weeping may form that tree look?

Even though its not technically a plant, red moss (actually an algae) would add contrast to the plant list!



Have you thought of doing shrimp with a small school of boraras sp (like 6 or so, especially chili rasboras (boraras brigittae), b. Urophthalmoides or B. Micros (this one is the smallest out of the lot, and would make the vest choice!)).

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-17-2018, 10:21 AM
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Yeah I agree on the mini canister - there are a few different brands that I know of, but you may have some different choices on your side of the pond.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-18-2018, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for your suggestions, those words its what I was looking for

I will see what can offer the nearest and better aquarium reseller for what concern fishes since plants can be bought easily on the web.

When I come back from my trip I will see if keeping the idea of the 30 litres or if I have the possibility to switch to a little bigger one (60/70) keeping the same idea of layout and habitants.

I will keep you updated and thanks again for the nice tips!
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