PLANTED NANO COMP - F-Fish

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    The plants look great!

    Hopefully the moss do not grow too fast!
     
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    Very nice. I like the overgrown look.
     
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    Slightly OT ... but this is what can be done in 20 days ..



    Later Ferdie
     
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    I really like that 3rd layout...makes me want to setup a 6ft planted tank! :D
     
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    Time for some proof of life pics.

    Pleased that the tester is still alive, hope this qualifies as the Nano shrimp proof that is needed.

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    Dinner a fish flake

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    Moss is doing really well, and most if not all seem to have had new leaves ... so very happy with that.

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    Wanted to do a trim, but no time to recover if I cause the wall to come down.

    Also need to start thinking a bit longer term here .. going to drop the 20Watt Tronado CFL for some LED's maybe 9 watt in total. Will see how it goes.

    Later Ferdie

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    Quick trim, remove all the kit and do the tank measurement.

    Tank is a stock 1ft tank

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    None of the images below have been modified or cropped - just a straight upload to ggl.

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    Entry shot below:

    -- Sunrise over my ruin. Hello 2016 !!!! --

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    Supporting shots:

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    Link to the album for these pictures : Nano Comp - 31Dec 2015 - Google Photos or if you want to see the picture with zoom etc.


    Really had fun with this tank. Great idea thanks for the inspiration and feedback all.


    Later Ferdie
     
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    Great moss 'grass' and fantastic tank all round! Gonna be difficult to beat..
     
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    Agree, I just love this tank!
     
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    That bit a of a trim just before the comp pics really kicked the moss into over drive.

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    Can hardly see the bamboo stick I used to pin it down.

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    This comp has reignited my love for the tornado lamps, the growth I am getting is supper.

    My original post on them .. Philips Tornado Cool Daylight


    Later Ferdie


    PS as a diary entry, added a single OC+ tab - ,middle tank under the moss.
     
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    Just because the comp is done and dusted. It does not mean I am going to stop spamming you with pics on progress. ;-) Remember this is actually a long term project for me now - sorry for you.

    So the OC+ tab added .. has not killed anything - yet ???

    I have also not added the filtration back nor have I changed the lights to the LED I wanted to.

    BUT BUT ... I do have more pics of awesome moss growth ....


    I am soooo close to not seeing that bamboo,


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    Later Ferdie
     
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    That moss carpet is looking awesome! Wish I could get moss to look so pretty...in both my tanks it just seems to accumulate dirt and/or algae :/
     
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    I hear you Mark, I am really surprised that it is look this good - it recovered very well (source was a moss wall - but it had started to die out). I have a sneak suspicion that the growth is because of the 20 watt CFL ... but really 20W on a nano - hmm that is a bit much for me, I would like to get the power consumption down. So filtration is already gone - done. Next is to replace the CFL.

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    This morning I started playing with some LED strips I have lying around .. used one with a brick power supply - very bright but gets way to hot .. voltage was around 12.5. Decide to rather do two strips and grabbed an adjustable supply ... so setting it up for minimum heat and not maximum elimination. So my initial on this configuration will be 10.45volts no load and 10.10v at load. It is allot dimmer, but also almost no heat is being generated.

    It has reduced the light intensity in the tank - but I have room to up it if things do not grow or get too leggy.


    So the resulting change looks like this.

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    Still need some spacers.

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    Going to be interesting to see how the growth changed, to date every single plants has shown very good growth - maybe a bit much for the long run ;-).

    Later Ferdie

    PS - Going to try and make it a habit. Putting the original image in the link in the footer.
     
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    those led's look good...lets see how the plants do under them. :)

    This is still probably my favourite tank in the competition...to me its looks like the base of a garden wall next to the lawn with plant shoots growing out of the cracks in the wall and around its base. :D
     
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    No issues yet, and I do see some new growth, how it develops under the dim LED's lets see,

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    No filtration since the pics for the tank comp was taken.

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    Moss has all but covered that bamboo.

    I added the OC+ - using the shrimps as indicators and they still seem to be doing fine.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    You have a toxicity concern Ferdie?
     
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    Yeah .. esp without filtration / WC's

    Also OC+ is a bit high on Cu in a small water volume.

    You have seen the tabs ... not real telling what you manage to put into a tab.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Really love the progress on this tank.
    It actually came together quite nicely.

    From what I noticed on all the threads we need about 6 week for a tank to settle.
     
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    Thanks, looking back at the thread - crucial part of seeing how the thinking changed, 6 - 8 weeks seems about good.

    As always - start with as many plants as possible.
    Allow oneself to restart or make big changes.
    Plants need time to push new leaves, root etc and this is probably a 4 week thing.
    One good trim only sets the base that then still needs to grow in.

    What surprised me the most that one could do some something that did not look too bad in the end on a side panel view of a nano.

    But this was crazy fun .... going to leave this tank running (it is probably a R20 electricity bill for the year) keen to see what happens in winter, not planning on adding a heater or anything drastic like that.

    Thanks for driving the idea of a nano comp Derik.

    Later Ferdie
     

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