Noodle's Nano Tank

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Tank size: 10 gallon
Planted: Yes, low tech.

Current stock:
7 corydoras pygmaeus
Ramshorn snails

Current plants:
Anubias Lanceolata
Water Wisteria
Anarcharis

Temperature: 76F (heated by Aqueon Preset Filter)
PH: 7.8
Filter(s): DIY Mini Sponge, DIY Air Powered Gravel Jar
Lighting: Topfin LED

Hardscape:
Driftwood
Rocks
Leaf litter
Sycamore bark

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Planned stock:
7 corydoras pygmaeus
2 sparkling gourami
Ramshorn snails

Planned plants:
Anarcharis (would like to grow to form floating cover)
Anubias Lanceolata
Some sort of small crypt
(Wisteria is temporary)
Marimo Moss Balls

Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish
 
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Some shots of the pygmies. They were a gift

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Love! Just got some pygmys today and I am so happy.
 
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Quick video of the pygmies. Day 2 with them. Theyre soooo cute how they wiggle their little fins as they hover.
 
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Rescaped more carefully. Moved two crypt wendtii plantlets over from my 46 gallon and more anarcharis. Kept the wisteria in...

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May reconsider the moss balls though, the price ugh
 

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MissNoodle said:
Rescaped more carefully. Moved two crypt wendtii plantlets over from my 46 gallon and more anarcharis. Kept the wisteria in...

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May reconsider the moss balls though, the price ugh
It looks good now, it will look amazing when everything grows in :D
(Wrong media lol :p)
 
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jinjerJOSH22 said:
It looks good now, it will look amazing when everything grows in :D
(Wrong media lol :p)
Shhhh i have been awake since yesterday after working long hours overnight. My brain is fried.

Im wanting to add some bushier plants, but im not 100% sure if my ludwigia would make a good fit with the lighting. I could attempt some trimmings... but lol

And a sword is out of the question. Way too big. I may give my coworker a plantlet from my sword though since i have more than enough.
 

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MissNoodle said:
Shhhh i have been awake since yesterday after working long hours overnight. My brain is fried.

Im wanting to add some bushier plants, but im not 100% sure if my ludwigia would make a good fit with the lighting. I could attempt some trimmings... but lol

And a sword is out of the question. Way too big. I may give my coworker a plantlet from my sword though since i have more than enough.
You could try a Hygrophila, mines done ok despite the lighting being average.
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I’ll look up the names, I bought 2 and I cannot remember their names :p
 
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jinjerJOSH22 said:
You could try a Hygrophila, mines done ok despite the lighting being average.
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I’ll look up the names, I bought 2 and I cannot remember their names :p
Im limited!

Anything from here that would be good? Avoid floating plants, ill kill them. My tank lid doesnt allow that much light.
Plants
 

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I believe it's Hygrophilia Polysperma-Rosanervis
Just checked and they have it, it says you need medium CO2 but mines done just fine without it, it just lacks the colored patterning but it still looks good imo.
 
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Alright. So i trimmed a few of the taller ludwigia in my 46 gallon and moved 3 pieces to the 10 as a trial. Moved some plants again...

And today visited the river and collected some water-worn rocks and clam shells... im really happy with the scape. Hopefully it fills in good.

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It's so hard to get all 7 in one place. One just always has to be off solo adventuring by himself... but here are six of them
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Also, for kicks... water changes are fun. The refill hose i use creates swirling mists of microbubbles. The pygmies seem to like chasing them. The weirdos.
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Always love your tanks! <3 can’t wait to see how this tank turns out!
 
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Excited, placed my order for 2 sparkling gouramis (ideally two girls) and a 20 gallon hydra sponge filter.

Should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday, given that it usually takes a day to process the order.
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Both sparkling gourami arrived today safe and alive despite a weather delay in shipping. Cant wait to see how they colour up as they settle.

New sponge filter also came in as i ordered it the same time as the sparklers. Happy with it, its quieter than i expected. Less of an eyesore than my previous DIY mini one.
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Theyve both coloured up really well so far. Ive named them Aster and Nyx

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I swear there are 9 fish in this tank. Theyre just so small you really have to watch to see them.
But my plants have taken to the tank. My baby crypts up front have gained a new leaf and are still growing

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Love the tank! What substrate is that? I’d love it in my tank!
 
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jkkgron2 said:
Love the tank! What substrate is that? I’d love it in my tank!
Simply play sand from the hardware store. I just have some local river pebbles mixed around here and there, plus some sycamore tree bark, some local freshwater clam shells... but the bare base is play sand

These cories make it seem larger though. Its a fine sand. The pygmies are just so tiny
 

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wow this is beautiful!
 

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Gotta comment on this one too, I'm just now catching up on your threads ;) Love the sparkling gouramis! Very pretty fish. Do you plan on adding any other stocking to this tank?
 
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