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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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New guy looking for more advise.

Well I need so looking for advise!

What kind of substrate do people use?
What size of sponge filter is best for a 10 gallon?

I want to keep my tank low tech.
I plan on keeping are some moss for my plants and whatever else that don't need much work.

Like I said I am new but I have done some research since my last post just looking for some advice.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 12:03 AM
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What kind of shrimp, because substrate will determine that as well as what is your water like from your tap?

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

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I use a double sponge filter on my tenners.

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That is actually what I've been thinking about getting.
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They work great. Shrimp love to climb and graze from them.

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My tap water comes out as....

Nitrate - 20
Nitrite - 0
Hardness- 75
Alkalinity - 80
PH - 6.8
Ammonia -. 5
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get some floaters in there to soak up the nitrates and ammonia.
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What are some easy ones that will not require co2.
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Amazon frogbit, asian watermoss are my two favorites. Duckweed works and grows fast but is impossible to get out of your tank if you ever want to change, and will stick to your hands if you ever put them in the tank.
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get dwarf water lettuce or giant duckweed, also floaters don't need Co2
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Duckweed............... stay away

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Duckweed............... stay away
this x100
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So a big negative on the duckweed! What about my substrate what should I use?
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So a big negative on the duckweed! What about my substrate what should I use?
Depends on the type of shrimp
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For neos, inert should be fine.

For cards, substrates are often used to bring down the ph.

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