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Low Tech Planted Nano Tanks

  1. rae650

    rae650 New Member Member

    I need some inspiration! Please post yours below so I can see what's possible and include the lighting you use.
     
  2. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    I have a journal for my fluval spec III, the scape is no longer active but I documented how everything went. Lighting is the spec stock lighting, which is one of the few stock lights suitable for plants.
    Aquascaping The Fluval Spec 3 - Progress

    I also did a blackwater aquascape which is more lightly planted, but still technically low tech. Lighting is the Ikea Jansjo LED, which is pretty meh to be honest, I only got it for the low color temperature because it's blackwater :dead:
    Link in my signature

    The other tank in my signature is not low tech because I have DIY CO2 going but it could easily be low tech without the CO2.
     


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  3. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

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  4. OP
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    rae650

    rae650 New Member Member

    Looking for suggestions for plants that look good in smaller tanks. Any pictures would be great. :)
     
  5. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    How small?

    I like anubias nana, subwassertang and mossballs.
     
  6. -Mak-

    -Mak- Well Known Member Member

    To make small tanks look bigger, in aquascapinging you use smaller plants to give a false sense of scale and give room for more detail.
    Some easy small plants are anubias, bucephalandra, and pearlweed
    You can look on tropica’s website for a list of easy plants, they give the size of them too
     
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    rae650

    rae650 New Member Member

    It's a 15g so not teeny, but still small enough that I'd like to used smaller plants.
     
  8. Ohio Mark

    Ohio Mark Well Known Member Member

    Watching with interest... getting ready to do a 10-gallon desk top. Good suggestions!
     
  9. Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    Micranthemum tweedii, more commonly known as "Monte Carlo". It has small leaves and has a similar appearance to dwarf baby tears minus the necessity for injected CO2 and powerful lighting. I use it in my tiny 1 gallon nano aquascape and plan to use it for a Fluval Spec V setup as well.

    I also recommend Helanthium tenellum, "micro chain sword", as well as Christmas moss, small varieties of bucephelandra, Anubias nana "petite", liverwort, and Juncus repens.