Nano Tanks (5gal And Under) And Their Inhabitants

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Demeter, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Very recently I've acquired a 3.4gal tank and already have it set up and planted. ATM I've only got plants and a few red rams in it.

    I'm kinda curious to see other people's nano tanks and would like to hear what critters they keep in them. I've more or less already decided what to keep in mine but am always looking for more inspiration.

    Feel free to post pictures and a short description of your nano tanks!

  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I have a 5 gallon with a betta, 2 rabbit snails and 3 amano shrimp. Will post a picture later :)

  3. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    I have a 5 gallon bowfront, one of those glofish tanks. I am curently keeping 4 glofish tetras, 1 nerite, and 2 ghost shrimp in it... yes I know, its WAY to small for the tetras, but only about 1 more month for my 20 gallon to finish dry starting and I'll move them over to it. So since it was my first tank my parents got me the super colorful fake plants and gravel that 'glowed' under the black light. So know I'm rescaping it. Here's what it looks like in the rough in the mock tank as I continue to make changes to make it look better. It still has a lot of work to make it look great!! :p

    And here is what it looks like now.
  4. BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    5 gallon
    Heterandria formosa – Least Killifish
    Neoheterandria elegans – Tiger Teddy
  5. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Nano tank update: it's been about a month so the plants have grown in a bit. There's a baby mystery snail and a tiny plakat betta (both temporary) as well. I moved some plants and added a few more, I might regret adding the jungle val. I know how long the leaves get and 2 of the 3 in here started sending up runners...I am 100% sure the tank is perfectly cycled btw.

    3.4 9-3-17.JPG

    The dwarf baby tears are very slowly spreading. Hopefully in a couple more months they cover that corner of the tank.
    DBT 3.4gal.JPG
  6. GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    peapuffernano.jpg Little nano tank for my pea puffer and Mekong bumblebee goby. It has a piece of driftwood, java fern, and marimo moss balls. Since I took this picture, the fern has actually filled out a lot more and the tank looks very lush. It's extremely low maintenance as well, which is why I love it.
  7. GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    The tank looks great! I would love to see another update once it's filled in more.
  8. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    my 5gal betta tank with 4 shrimp, 1 mystery snail, and 2 nerites (sorry for bad pic and right lights lol). it also has 1 hornwort, 2 java ferns and 1 moss ball. although it is a little overstocked with the snails but accidently got two nerites in the mail instead of one >.>
  9. KeystoneWell Known MemberMember

    This is a 2.5 gallon - inhabited by everybody's favorite: bladder snails! Last picture was taken about 5 minutes ago. You can still see some of the kale & spinach I fed them last night.

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  10. GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    What a cute little tank! I think I see some Dwarf hairgrass...what are the other plants in the back?
  11. KeystoneWell Known MemberMember

    Correct - the other plants are Lobelia cardinalis

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