10-gallon Planted Nano Makeover

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We were snowbound on Thursday this week, so I decided to to a much needed makeover in my 10-gallon planted nano tank.  This aquarium is an unfiltered tank that sits on my work bench.  Honestly, it gets neglected a lot, which is why it was a bit over grown.  Some of the plants were so think that they were shading themselves.  And I had let the foreground plants get too large and obstruct the midground plants.  This simply would not do!  I received a shipment of plants on Monday (hint hint… check out the livestock page), and there were several that I wanted to play with.  Most notably the Cryptocoryne tonkinensis and the Myriophyllum matagrossense.  I have never done much with myrio plants, so I incorporated two in this cleaned up aquascape.  I also put in different fish, including the very cool neon yellow Microdevario kubotai.  Check it out…

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4 Responses to 10-gallon Planted Nano Makeover

  1. Cool, Ted. Very informative video.

  2. David

    I have never seen anyone put so many fish in such a small unfiltered aquarium. However, I am newish to the hobby, and you are quite experienced, so I trust that you know better than I.

    My question is about the pea puffers. How are they doing? Do you see them as aggressive toward the others?

    • tjudy

      Plants make an excellent water filter. That tank was very heavily planted, and I did not overfeed the fish. The puffers did great, but they are bored easily and then start causing mischief. I ended up taking them out because I wanted to put shrimp in there.

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