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2.5 gallon suggestions

any suggestions, or is this fine? I like it but i'm open to ideas.

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Looks good so far, I say add some HC or more DHG to the tank. Either way it'll look good.
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Honestly I think that it would depend on what you'd put in there what to add. If your doing shrimp I'd add more but if your doing some nano fish I'd leave it or do what xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx said and do HC. Beautiful tank though, I love the rocks!

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HC could be interesting. I also want to get a better light.

Just waiting for the HG to grow in and see how that goes.

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HC could be interesting. I also want to get a better light.

Just waiting for the HG to grow in and see how that goes.

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Just my 2 cents but move the DHG to the front of the rocks and plant blxya japonica behind them to give a tall background...looks good now however!
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Love the hardscape!

I'd try to find some room for hydrocotyle sibthorpioides. I just love those tiny little clover shaped leaves!

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Just my 2 cents but move the DHG to the front of the rocks and plant blxya japonica behind them to give a tall background...looks good now however!
I agree with him. Have hc and DHG in the front and blyxa in the back. Otherwise looks great!

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honestly, i was lazy with the DHG. It was already in a strip so i just laid it down. lol.

i will look into the HC though, and get a black background going.
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i like the general set up except for me personally, that large rock slightly throws the setup out of ratio. I feel like it's just a tiny bit too big for the total look.. but overall i think it's a great setup.
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i like the general set up except for me personally, that large rock slightly throws the setup out of ratio. I feel like it's just a tiny bit too big for the total look.. but overall i think it's a great setup.
I don't disagree, but it def helps fill up the vertical tank space. lol.
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Be sure you're separating that Hair Grass with a physical divider or it will take over every available inch of substrate - eventually choking out HC.
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Be sure you're separating that Hair Grass with a physical divider or it will take over every available inch of substrate - eventually choking out HC.

ahhh, i knew i forgot something. I'll figure that out tonight.

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