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Today 09:26 AM
aquafella I have a question, can I keep lampeye killifish, neon tetras, or cardinals with my red cherry shrimps? Which kind of fish among the 3 is better to keep with shrimps? That would not eat baby shrimps..I have several shrimps that are preggy..I want them to multiply..or even if they eat the babies, will I still get a fair amount of shrimps growing? I have like 20 shrimps in my tank..
Yesterday 10:01 AM
Bradleyv1714 Thank you for answering my question. I see it now online.
Yesterday 04:01 AM
Here is my newly rescaped 5 gallon lowtech tank..

I'm still not satisfied with the way plants are placed..I want it to look more natural at the same time well organized..the plants are just everywhere..
03-30-2015 05:43 AM
Originally Posted by RWaters View Post
I believe it's an aquatic plant soil substrate available overseas.
I guess guess he was meant ISTA (a Tiwanese aqua -product company)
03-30-2015 05:15 AM
Mikeygmzmg Here is my 10 gallon. Not sure if it's low tech tho? It has co2 lol and a finnex planted plus light. I started it 3 weeks ago.
03-30-2015 04:39 AM
aquafella Here's another trivia question..lmao I have this slim HOB filter that I got from a LFS 380L/H and I'm worried because it's too strong and is disturbing my new substrate and uprooting some of my plants..can anyone post a pic of what filtration is best for planted tanks? or if I can do something to slower the output current? i have read some using soap dish under the output of the HOB..any other strategy?
03-30-2015 12:01 AM
10 gal

Heres my 10 gal. What do you guys think? Any suggestions on a plant to hide/block the heater and intake. CPDs hiding at the back of the tank.

03-28-2015 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by Bradleyv1714 View Post
What is ista?
I believe it's an aquatic plant soil substrate available overseas.
03-27-2015 06:04 PM
Bradleyv1714 What is ista?
03-27-2015 01:03 PM
HDBenson Nope that's why I'm/we're here! If you can. I would remove even more than half if not all of the gravel. It just seems you don't want to remove it which is fine as long as you take out some of it.
03-27-2015 08:10 AM
aquafella Thanks again have helped me so much..hope you won't get tired of answering questions here..
03-27-2015 04:59 AM
HDBenson Aquafella. That should be fine with no cap on top. I still suggest removing about half of your gravel. Maybe an inch(3cm) of gravel then top it with the ISTA.
03-27-2015 04:32 AM
Not final yet..

Here is my current set up but I'm planning to rescape it and add some healthy substrate for my plants on top of my gravel..
03-27-2015 02:59 AM
Kind of substrate..

Thank you for answering my questions HDBenson..just so you know, this is the kind of substrate I'm planning to put on top of my gravel..this is ok right?
03-26-2015 08:07 PM
Kylesaltandpepper This might be a little off topic but I was wondering how much ppm of KH2PO4, KNO3, K, and plantex csm+b you need for a low tech 55g.
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