Nano Cube

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  1. Colonel Shrimp

    Colonel Shrimp

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    Hi All,

    Finally setup my Nano Cube on Monday.
    Had a few hiccups when filling the tank.
    Water dispenser decided to give in water splashed straight into the substrate.

    This caused the subtrate to be disturbed and clouded in thick brown colour. Some of the plants became unlodge and floated.

    I tried to replant best I could in the cloudy water. Over and above this the spiderwood also floated which added to the predicament lol. Added a random rock ontop and kept it from floating away.

    Its now day 2 and tank is looking good. Wood started to go fungy as it transitions and becomes waterlogged.

    Tank is busy cycling and im doing 70 to 80% daily water changes this week. 2nd week will be 60 to 70% and from the 3rd week will be 50% water changes. 4th Week will reduce to twice weekly water changes of 50% and then ill monitor as time goes on.

    Attached is a picture of the tank taken today.

    Feel free to ask any questions.

    Ps livestock will be introduced after week 3 once I find what im looking for.

    Regards

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  3. nate

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    Nice setup, from your profile name I bet livestock will be shrimp...

    Are you using akadama substrate?



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    Colonel Shrimp

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    Thank u appreciate that. Lol yes certainly will contain a few shrimp and nerite snails.

    Yes akadama double redline fine 1-2mm substrate.
     
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    Colonel Shrimp

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    Update on day 4...water changes going well. Wood and Plants still transitioning. Cant wait for the first 4 weeks to be over for everything to be settled in.

    Trying to figure out what to stock in it... Any suggestions?

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    Very nice.

    I would add shrimp, CPD, nerite, Cory's and either Otto's or amano shrimp.
     
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    Colonel Shrimp

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    Thank you.. Cant wait for it to be grown in and wood to be water logged.

    Was thinking round about the same. Some Shrimp, Nerite and Otto.

    Have 2 weeks to decide and make up my mind. Thats the good thing about cycling the tank lol. Kinda settles the excitement to make proper decisions.
     
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    Agreed its a lot of fun to plan the occupants and I usually change my mind a great many times.
     
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    Very nice setup indeed!

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    How big is the tank again? Sorry, scrolled up but couldn’t find volume.
     
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    Maybe some chili rasbora or ember tetras?
     
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