Fish and plants for an inch of water? - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 06:10 AM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: ca
Posts: 26

here is a random internet pic of one of the gardneri morphs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Terceira F gardneri niger Misajae D Ebeling low.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	64.5 KB
ID:	56150  

mack23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 07:39 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 556
The thing with your setup you probably won't be able to see much through the sides of the tank so think of it as being viewed like a pond. Not many fish look that great when viewed from above except for goldfish or koi. Plant wise you would be limited to moss and carpet plants if you don't want emergent growth.
aznartist34 is offline  
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 07:42 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
akdylpickles's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alaska
Posts: 502
I'd say at least 3-4 inches of water would be best... But that's just my opinion.

I've kept gardneri kilis before and they're super pretty and quiet easy to keep!
akdylpickles is offline  
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 08:32 AM
Planted Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 185
nana petites and mosses

the nanas would eventually emerge a little, but mosses on top of very thin layer of gravel to adhere to would worke great. what about a few of the horned nerite snails? as long as there was some glass for them to climb out of the water a bit from time to time. and they're very colorful. And tough about temps.
Koi Kameon is offline  
post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 04:57 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Posts: 708
if you can find some freshwater flounder they have those. idk how well they do with carpeted plants though. what might look cool is plants growing tall. so like a shallow dish with tall plants like a mini rain forest.
inthepacific is offline  
post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 10:39 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
WestHaven's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 909
Cory Cats or Otocinclus Cats

10 Gallon Betta Tank
The Fraternity of Dirt #144
WestHaven is offline  
post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:44 AM
Planted Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 181
did this idea just die off??

I have a round bowl like container that's about 3.5 inchs in height (about 9 in in diameter)....was wondering if some PFS and some moss etc would be ok for some shrimp?
golfer_d is offline  
post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 834
The idea was put on hold. My reason for doing it is no more, but it would still be cool to try.
At the time I didn't want to give my reason away, but you see, I had this poor hatchling turtle. The little turtle could not see very well, only one limb worked and it wasn't feeding well or swimming. So, I was thinking of making a shallow tank for him/her with fish/shrimp/snails that could become an extra food source if they happened to stumble infront of the little turtle. They baby turtle didn't make it however, so now I don't have a use for such a shallow tank.
However the idea is still rather interesting and it would be fun to attempt someday. If any of you go for it, let me know!
Acro is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome