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Planning a Planted Nano

The past few weeks, I’ve been panning what to do with a nano tank I have. It’s an ideal nano – about 11 inches high, 12 inches wide, 7 to 8 inches deep (the bow-front makes the depth variable). After countless hours looking at other planted nanos and discussions with my aquarist brother, I finally had a half-plan: I would have a planted nano, but with one crucial difference – it wouldn’t have any substrate!

Now, I know you must be wondering how one goes about setting up a planted aquarium without any substrate (no – I’m not using pots!). The idea, in hindsight, sounds simple. Grow a moss wall in the back, and in the foreground, have pieces of driftwood with epiphytes on them!

So that’s how I ended up ordering the Anubias nana and java moss – both of them go on the driftwood. For the back wall, I need to wait until Nitin can send me some erect moss.

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