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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Cubis scape "One gallon Mountain"

I started this scape awhile ago and I finally got around to finishing it. It's a 0.9 gallon cube for those who don't know. For now it houses a crowntail betta but I think I'm going to put him in something else and put some rilli shrimp in here. Let me know what you think of the scape


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Beautifully scaped. Rock work is arranged very nicely!

But to be honest, I'm not a fan of the blue background (if it is indeed a background and not your wall; in which case I apologize for insulting your wall paint colors if it is....)

Definitely a shrimp tank. Though I'd select shrimp that are more resistant to the fluctuating water conditions of a small tank.

Again, nice arrangement.


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Thank you. The background is just what I happened to have around I don't really like either. But I thought it looked better than the wall behind. And for the shrimp I really don't know much about them. I just was thinking rillis because they are small and cool looking. What species wold you recommend?
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There are others here far more experienced with freshwater shrimp then I am, but it's pretty well known that amano shrimp are nearly bullet proof. Cherry shrimp are pretty tough too.

With such a small tank, water parameters will be nearly impossible to keep stable. So more dainty species of shrimp with very specific water requirements may not survive. I'd say do as much research as you can, contemplate what maintenance regimen your prepared to commit to, and go from there.

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In such a small tank, you can absolutely keep water parameters stable if you don't get sloppy. Dozens do so on the forum with bowls and such.

The real problem in a tank that small, though, is the "Zebra" Rock being used. That much of it in such a small volume of water is really going to impact water hardness and won't be suitable for much more than Cherry Shrimp.
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Also don't forget a Rock that big pretty much turns it into a .5g instead of a 1g.

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Also don't forget a Rock that big pretty much turns it into a .5g instead of a 1g.
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Make sure the betta gets a more suitable tank. It needs heated water and space. Can mix him with other fish in a bigger tank (as long as they are faster, it won't bother them) like neon tetra
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