Newbie to Planted Tanks and I have a lot of questions!
Hello, I am new here and have been reading up a little on planted tanks and have been inspired to start up one and see how it goes.
I have a 5 or 6 gallon cube tank that I will be adding LED lights which should be plenty for a planted tank.
I am having difficulties figuring out what to add for livestock into this tank. I have order eco-complete substrate and I may add some small pieces of driftwood (if I can find any) for hiding places for the fish.
As far as fish go, I made a fish wish list (I know I cannot have all of these and that is where you guys come in! to help me narrow my list and let me know if something will not be compatible).
I really would like these:
1 Hillstream Loach (for cleaning algae)
5 Cardinal Tetra
3 Von Rio Flame Tetra
1 Dragon Female Betta (blue)
5 Salt and Pepper Cory?
Are all the fish okay with shrimp and plants?
Another question, can you add multiple kinds of shrimp to a nano tank? I really like the crystal red shrimp, but i also like the yellow/gold colored shrimp too. If I had to pick just one kind I would stick with the CRS.
As far as plants go, I really want Dwarf Baby Tears to fill the bottom of the tank, I also really like Anubia nana petite and plan to put it near the back of the tank.
Do you think this would work?
Thanks so much for your time!
Last edited by New2Planting; 11-25-2012 at 11:18 PM.
Reason: edited fish