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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Emma's 1.5gal do!aqua

Hello Im starting my 4th tank this one is going to be for my 3 year old daughter. She love to drop food for shrimps or fish. So I will be putting a betta in it or maybe just a few shrimps from my 17gallon.

I need advise on what else am I missing. Currently its been one week dry start without any issues but Im wondering if I should just remove the HC and paint that area with mini pellia and the rock at the front and maybe some portion of the trunk. Here is the list of plants I have in there now

HC
dwarf hair grass
Anubias nano petite
Anubias
and xmas moss.

Any suggestions will be great thank you
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Looks good! Is trimming that DHG going to be an issue? I have some in my Fluval Spec V and its a PITA to trim. good luck!

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Should I pull it out and invest in belem hairgrass? These plants are from my other tanks so I really didnt waste money. do you know how big the difference is with both? I kinda want this to be low tech and no co2 thats why Im leaning towards removing the HC and painting with mini pellia

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betta will hunt and eat the shrimp, so I won't recommend putting them together, just the shrimp would do fine as they can eat a lot more than a single betta
don't know much about the plants you're using but HC shouldn't be that hard to trim with a curved scissor I think.

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I wouldn't go for the HC in low-tech. May not survive. Very nice scape though.


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I wouldn't go for the HC in low-tech. May not survive. Very nice scape though.


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besides HC what do you recommend that I can carpet with in a low tech tank? I want to keep it small, you think I should just go belem hairgrass in place of the normal hairgrass and the hc?

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For a low tech tank, Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' might do ok. Belem gives you the same look but should stay quite a bit shorter than normal hairgrass. Other options are C. parva, lilaeposis sp. (brasilensis, novae-zelandiae), Marsilea sp. (quadrifolia, minuta, others).

Nice work too. The tank appears a lot bigger until you glance down and see the giant TDS pen

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You did a nice job with the setup!

You could also use Echinodorus tenellus micro
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Hello Im starting my 4th tank this one is going to be for my 3 year old daughter. She love to drop food for shrimps or fish. So I will be putting a betta in it or maybe just a few shrimps from my 17gallon.

I need advise on what else am I missing. Currently its been one week dry start without any issues but Im wondering if I should just remove the HC and paint that area with mini pellia and the rock at the front and maybe some portion of the trunk. Here is the list of plants I have in there now

HC
dwarf hair grass
Anubias nano petite
Anubias
and xmas moss.

Any suggestions will be great thank you


Looks great !!!!
I would suggest to switch the DHG or Belem to the middle in front of the rock. and go lower and smaller on the front. More natural looking that way.


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This tank is now overrun by crystal red shrimps. I think in this clip there was some shrimp on shrimp action going on too.


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