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Hey everyone I've been planning my first nano tank.

I'm new to this and I've noticed that there isn't many discussions online about nano tanks.

If anyone would like to share pictures of their tanks, what fish or plants are in their tank, any tips you might have and anything else regarding nano tanks.

To start with my tank I'm starting a planted 5 gallon tank with java fern, java moss and Anubias. So far I haven't decided if I want nano fish or shrimp in the tank.

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10 minutes ago, koko said:

The only Nano tank I have had is my SW nano. :)

I had coral, shrimp, one clown fish and some crabs. :)

 

I'd love to try a SW tank but all of my local aquarium stores are freshwater only

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2 minutes ago, emmagir said:

I'd love to try a SW tank but all of my local aquarium stores are freshwater only

Same thing happened when I moved to Oregon :thud 

When I was living in CA Sw stores where all over the place :o 

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Just now, koko said:

Same thing happened when I moved to Oregon :thud 

When I was living in CA Sw stores where all over the place :o 

Here in Ontario its hard to find a lot of things because of laws and rulings that come with shipping fish and plants

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18 minutes ago, emmagir said:

Here in Ontario its hard to find a lot of things because of laws and rulings that come with shipping fish and plants

yeah I know we have had a few members living in Canada. Its not easy especially Medications for fish :( 

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On 2017-07-09 at 4:44 PM, koko said:

yeah I know we have had a few members living in Canada. Its not easy especially Medications for fish :( 

It's really hard to find medications here. Luckily my LFS is good for having medications for fish. Usually not brands that I ever seen mentioned anywhere but they work 

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5 hours ago, emmagir said:

It's really hard to find medications here. Luckily my LFS is good for having medications for fish. Usually not brands that I ever seen mentioned anywhere but they work 

ITs getting harder for everyone. Some of the meds in the USA has to be ordered by a Vet :o 

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17 hours ago, koko said:

ITs getting harder for everyone. Some of the meds in the USA has to be ordered by a Vet :o 

Really? that's really sad to hear.

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If you check places like UKAPS or the Planted Tank Forum, there's quite a bit on smaller tropical tanks. Given the high cost of running high tech Planted tanks, a lot of people start out small to 'test' the waters, so to speak. Personally, I love nanos, but I don't really keep any at the moment. They've since been converted into terrariums. 

As far as livestock go, most smaller schooling species will do fine in a 5 gallon, although I wouldn't go smaller than that. Most rasbora, tetras, rice fish, white clouds, spotted blue eyes, etc, are good options. I'd only stock the minimum amount necessary for a school (usually 6) though. While they won't produce that much waste, and there are those who argue heavily planted tanks allow for denser stocking, I just don't think there's much swimming space in something so small, so the fewer the better. 

Shrimp are the obvious choice, and I'm glad to see you're considering them. They're wonderful little creatures, especially when you get a breeding colony going. Start with something simple like red cherry shrimp. If they're doing well and breeding, you can introduce some more more exotic species.

Some from the past I can find photos of. Tank is 5 gallons. 

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