8G Nano Aquascape - The Oasis - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow 8G Nano Aquascape - The Oasis

Hey guys, this was my first time putting together a planted tank and it was a heck of a lot of fun...but I think it gave me full fledged multi-tank syndrome.

Tank: Fluval Ebi/Flora
Substrate: Fluval Stratum / Petco Sand
Hardscape: Found driftwood / rocks
Filtration: modified Magnum 350 canister - recirculation gate / valved
Other Tek: 2x 13W 6500K CFL (~3 W/G), Nano CO2 diffuser

Flora: Anubias / Crypt / Micro Sword / Windelow Fern / Wisteria / random betta bulb (water onion?)

Oct: 15




Some of the micro-sword uprooted in the first week or so.

Here's the tank now Oct 31: (Amonia-0ppm, Nitrite-0ppm, Nitrate-20ppm)









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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 06:06 PM
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Whoa! What a gorgeous betta and the tank too! I wish I had like this one!

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That's a killer piece of wood! Great scape!

I l want a cube and make it high tech...I see a Mr Aqua cube in my future...


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1g no tech bowl in the making
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That's a really nice set-up and your photos are gorgeous too. Lucky fish is all I can say.

Are they the fluval lights? I like how they look and they seem to do well in smaller set-ups.


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OMG your tank is gorgeous!!!! I wish I could get my tanks to look that amazing!
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Thanks for the kind words, this is my first planted tank but definitely not my last. Way too much fun.

kfryman - The wood came right out of a pond near my home. Chopped it up to fit and boiled the whole of it for a few hours.

LittleBettaFish - They are the stock fluval lights. Each is 13 watts. A single light could support low-tech plants like anubias / anacharnis / crypts / mosses. To grow the fancy stuff you definitely want 2.

tromboneplaya - You can! Just make sure you have the right equipment (enough light, specialty substrate) and then the right balance of food for the plants (Carbon / NPK).

I'll post some more updates in a week or two once the tank has filled in some more
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Omg that looks amazing! Wish I had the patience to do that!

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kfryman - Those Mr. Aqua tanks look great. I'm dying for the long 12g (MA-730). It'd make an awesome nano-river or reef tank.
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A 12 gallon MrAqua tank would be brilliant to scape in. I've got the Do!aqua 60 and 45cm tanks and they offer a lot of scaping opportunities. Always wanted to do a wabi kusa style set-up in one.

Just curious, what kind of CO2 are you running on this? I didn't even notice you had any until I saw the drop checker.


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A 12 gallon MrAqua tank would be brilliant to scape in. I've got the Do!aqua 60 and 45cm tanks and they offer a lot of scaping opportunities. Always wanted to do a wabi kusa style set-up in one.

Just curious, what kind of CO2 are you running on this? I didn't even notice you had any until I saw the drop checker.
Those Do!aqua's are beautiful tanks. Also, I was just looking at wabi kusa styled tanks and fantasizing about creating one as well. When I was a kid I had so many sticks in jars with moss and bugs...I didn't know we could still do this as adults until recently - and it's so much more awesome.
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