Front of the tank, the water is clearer, and needs a few more plants

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 2

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Part 2

Water had cleared a bit, netted out all the soil particles and syphoned out the soil sitting on top of the gravel, 100% water change.

The soil was lighter than the gravel so when syphoning the gravel it stayed put, while all the soil got sucked up into the bucket. This was a really efficient way of clearing all the unsightly dirt.

Tied my baby tears to some slate, and buried the slate partially. Waiting on some more plants.

Really happy with this now! It’s looking much better than I thought it would at this point, now that the water is clear enough to see through.

Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba carpeting plant in the Nano Shrimp Tank
Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba carpeting plant, tied to some small pieces of slate with fishing wire.
Marimo Moss Balls in the Nano Shrimp Tank
Marimo Moss Balls looking cool.
Front of the Nano Shrimp Tank, the water is clearer, and needs a few more plants
Syphoned all the soil and cloudy water out, replaced with fresh water. Nearly crystal clear.

Front of the Nano Shrimp Tank, the water is clearer, and needs a few more plants

Inside the Nano Shrimp Tank, the water is clearer, and needs a few more plants
Just waiting on the last batch of plants to really fill out the tank.
Inside the Nano Shrimp Tank, the water is clearer, and needs a few more plants
Under good conditions, the Baby Tears carpeting plant should spread, covering the whole surface, but we will see.

I’ll be adding more plants and doing another water change in the next post.

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