10-gallon Planted Nano Makeover

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…

4 Replies to “10-gallon Planted Nano Makeover”

  1. 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?

    1. 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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