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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Need suggestions!

Ok so.. out of the blue my mother asks me to setup my spare 4gallon finnex tank for her in the living room. This sounds normal but my mom was never really into this type of...hobby.

with that said, i want to make her a nice simple clean looking set up.

What I got:

4 gallon finnex tank.
used AS
26 finnex light
finnex px360 filter
some driftwood i kept from tom barr's stuff. still looks good after it's been dried out.

as for plants i'm not entirely sure what i want.
i have what i think is still christmas, could be mini xmas that hasn't been trimmed in few months and ton of amazon frog bit along with water sprite. i want a lot of "green" with low maintenance so the water sprite doesn't sound like a bad idea since those guys grow in anything.

if you have suggestions for plants, let me know!

as for fish, i am leaning towards espei rasboro, which i believe are the same things are harlequins. she said she wants something pretty and bright... -_-

i'm thinking in a small tank a school of 4-6 should be enough. no snails. no shrimps.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 12:08 AM
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I don't think 4 gallons is enough swimming space for those guys and they aren't the same as Harlequins. Anubias nana would look nice in that tank, especially with some fissidens in the back drop and maybe some crypts.
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hygro 'sunset' , rotala indica
I have a low tech tank , so I will choice them . If they have enough strong light, then they will turn pink color . No need CO2
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Go with a smaller rasbora species. Maybe of the boraras genus or Sundadanio axelrodi.

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aw that stinks. how big do those guys get?

jimmy, those look great. you got any for sale? haha
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You could get some the phoenix rasbora that Pacific has right now, same as chilis I believe.
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Finnex 4 Gallon

post#376, 3rd photo.
those are some great looking plants! can anyone ID them and share if I can keep them without co2? hc is out of question obviously.

maybe ill just make a moss floor with tiles...
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You could do an HM floor. Looks really nice, spreads itself.

HM is the stem on the right, Stargrass.

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yea i had a feeling that was hm. ive been looking for a healthy batch now that i think about it whever i came across outlawboss' thread. his tank is what made me get the finnex tank, like many others.

ok got my foreground-ish plant down!
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I dont see stargrass in 3rd pic. It is Didiplis diandra, a no no without co2.
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I have espeis, 4g definately not enough. I had 6 in a 10g for a while and they didn't really look good till I got them in a 40b. Homemadepopcore said Chili rasbora's, I was thinking the same thing, and they're pretty.
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I dont see stargrass in 3rd pic. It is Didiplis diandra, a no no without co2.
noted, thanks! stinks tho cause those are real nice.

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I have espeis, 4g definately not enough. I had 6 in a 10g for a while and they didn't really look good till I got them in a 40b. Homemadepopcore said Chili rasbora's, I was thinking the same thing, and they're pretty.
man, that stinks! how big do espeis get?! i really think they're beautiful.
i think chili rasbora's are awesome also - need to find some locally now.
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t.espeis are beautiful and Pacific and WIN recently had them however they get large so they wouldnt show well in your 4g. I have 3 in my 10g and they definitely make the tank look small in my opinion...

IME, HM is the easiest carpets to have. grows sideways and doesnt need constant trimming and pruning not to mention it does find without co2.

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Japan hair grass is easiest carpet. If you have co2 and strong light , then they will be runner fast. I got it from Monsterfish .
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ok so i'm officially looking for some h.m.
if you have some please let me know.
as for fish.. ill decide on that later after i get my scape and water all set up.

thanks ya'll!
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