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We4Wiener's "Newb" 1.5 gallon journal

I have a 12x6x6 nano aquarium. I have some added a Hydor UG heater and a Deep Blue HOB filter. The substrate is a flourish substrate. I also seeded the HOB filter with some ceramic rings from my other tank. I intend on some Newbie shrimp and some moss. I have a 12" 33 LED fixture on its way as well as a pretty cool piece of driftwood. Any suggestions for a newb???




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A couple of Anubias while I wait for the driftwood.

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My parameters are jumpin into a quick cycle. I am assuming such a small tank will cycle relatively fast. Gonna strap some flame moss to my driftwood. My daughter would like a Betta as opposed to shrimp. Waddya guys think?

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Just got the driftwood and the parameteers checked in already. Still not sure whether to stock a Betta or some shrimp. I aklso have some flame moss on the way. I plan on adding to the driftwood.


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I think it'd make a great shrimp tank since its a little small for a betta. It's doable with a betta, it just takes a little more effort.
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I think it'd make a great shrimp tank since its a little small for a betta. It's doable with a betta, it just takes a little more effort.
With the driftwood I think its way too small for a Betta. Gonna stick with the shrimp. I have 2 2x2" pieces of weeping moss on its way. Where do you suggest I place 'em. Remember the gravel line to the top is about 5" and the length is 12". I was considering attaching one piece to the DW and the other in a corner of the tank on the substrate.

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How's the light output from that light?
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A moss wall would look really good if you have the materials to make one.
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How's the light output from that light?
They're decent medium lights for shallow tanks like these.


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A moss wall would look really good if you have the materials to make one.
I have some weeping moss on the way. Gonna tie some to the driftwood and make a small corner in the substrate.

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Gonna grab 10 RCS. What do you guys suggest for snails if any?

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