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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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3 gallon long journal

hello, first post yay!
anyway, i have lurked around on this forum for a while, and decided to get an account, and post after almost a year of lurking

anyway, I got a DBP 3 gallon long for my birthday, and am going to plant it and such as a shrimp only tank, should be fun...

I have the tank and heater (the tank will be in my bedroom and my bedroom gets into the low 50s during the winter), and the light( beamswork 18") and substrate(AS Amazonia) are in the mail. now I just need to get some driftwood and plants to scape it.

super excited!

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Welcome to the forum. I love the dimensions of 3 gallon longs. Can't wait!

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now I just need to get some driftwood and plants to scape it.
great little tanks, very hard to grow stems in due to height restrictions

i have done mine with all foreground type plants

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thank you!
I am planning crypts, mosses and ferns for the most part, maybe stems at first to suck up nutrients, but not in the long run

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Welcome aboard!

If you stick with small crypts, anubias, moss, fissidens, smaller hydrocotyle and the like, you'll have a ton of easy fun with your tank.
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thank you!
I am planning crypts, mosses and ferns for the most part, maybe stems at first to suck up nutrients, but not in the long run
my wendti were never small enough to fit, baby ones maybe

once they got established they started to bend over to stay submerged

remember once the substrate is in, this tank is shorter then a can of pop

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what type of wendtii were they? bronze or green, green is significantly smaller than bronze IME

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what type of wendtii were they? bronze or green, green is significantly smaller than bronze IME
bronze, green gecko, and florida sunset

any mature wendti is too big, you might not believe it now but you will, lol

somewhatshocked gave a great plant list

id say add marsilea minuta/quadrafoil and crypt parva also

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ok, I will look into getting some marsilea. are there other suitable crypts other than parva?

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Yay 3g long! I am learning so much with mine, and the size makes keeping on top of things really doable.

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ok, I will look into getting some marsilea. are there other suitable crypts other than parva?
I'm not trying to be pushy or make my way be the "right" way.

I think you know what plants are right assuming you purchase them in person.

I'll just say, mine has Christmas moss, hydrocoytle Japan, and marsilea minuta.

I tried and didn't fit, water sprite, fern, sword, all my crypts except for baby clippings.

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ok, I will look for the club, and thanks for the good advice! XD

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