Setting up a nano aquarium

Setting up a nano aquarium in 7 steps
 
The right location
 
Choose a relatively dark spot – in a corner, for example. Direct sunlight should be avoided – it may lead to algae formation and overheating.
 
Before you begin, rinse the aquarium out with warm tap water (no detergents). The black decorative foil provided can be stuck onto the back of the Nano Cube. Now place the aquarium with the safety underlay on a smooth, horizontal surface of adequate load-bearing capacity.
 
1. Pour in DeponitMix special nutrient medium
 
Nano DeponitMix provides the foundation for lush plant growth. It supplies aquarium plants with vital nutrients through the roots. 
Nano DeponitMix has been developed specifically for the sensitive situation regarding nutrients in mini-aquaria. It forms the bottom bed layer, of approx. 2 cm in height. 
2. Wash and pour in Gravel Bed
 
Cover the nutrient medium with a roughly 3 cm layer of thoroughly washed Shrimps Gravel Bed. In addition to its attractive appearance, this fine gravel also prevents food residues from disappearing between the grains of gravel and contaminating the water unnecessarily. Available colours are Arkansas grey, Azure blue, Borneo brown, Indian red, Java green, Panama yellow, Sulawesi black, Sumatra brown, Sunda white.
3. Position decorative items
 
Stones, roots or special decorative elements can be used to decorate the aquarium. Ensure that the stones are suitable for aquaria: They should be water-neutral and must not release any undesired substances such as lime or dangerous heavy metals. Use only special aquarium root wood. Fresh wood is unsuitable, as it will rot.
4. Fill aquarium 2/3 full
 
Fill the aquarium two-thirds full with tap water at a temperature of around 20°C. Place a flat plate in the aquarium and pour the water in slowly over this plate, to avoid swirling up the bed. Add Nano Water Conditioner to the tap water beforehand (2 drops per l of fresh water), in order to neutralise dangerous constituents such as chlorine and heavy metals.
5. Place plants in the aquarium
 
Now place the well watered aquarium plants in the aquarium.
Around 80% of the bed should be covered with plants at the beginning. Fast-growing stem plants are ideal for this purpose – algae will then have virtually no chance right from the outset.
6. Install filter and add water until aquarium is full
 
Place the compact Nano corner filter in one of the rear corners of the aquarium Against the black background and behind a few stem plants it will later be almost invisible. 
Now fill the aquarium completely full.
7. Fit lighting cover and panel
 
Now fit the attachable Nano Light. The aquarium should be used with the cover panel fitted at all times, in order to prevent the shrimps from possibly jumping out of the aquarium and to reduce evaporation of the water.
 
The aquarium is now set up. Now switch on the filter and lighting. A little patience is now required before the first creatures are placed in the aquarium.