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Burmese river

Here is the tank as is now. I need to do some algae scraping as the water was green before I did the re-scape.



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Have you tried other formations with the stones, rather than the pile in the center? Have you researched keeping the killifish and gouramis with small shrimp? Some chocolate gouramis might be nice in this tank, since lighting will be low.
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Have you tried other formations with the stones, rather than the pile in the center? Have you researched keeping the killifish and gouramis with small shrimp? Some chocolate gouramis might be nice in this tank, since lighting will be low.

Yes I have tried different formations lower wider tiers, 2 islands, 3 islands, piles on the sides of the tank. I had problems with green water the whole time I had the tank. I switched it to that and it cleared overnight.

I've had the shrimp in the tank for 5 months now and all 3 have been accounted for. The killifish I have not seen any shrimp munching instances so far but they might exist.

The chocolate lyrtail is not the same color as the chocolate gourami. the killi is more of a dark red. The gouramis are said to be hard to keep and they require higher tempurtures that would whipe out most of my inverts. That would be a wast of money and fowling up the tank while I hunt down the dead bodies. Otherwise I would be all for them.
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Upon further investigation thats a no on killis and shrimp
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I wouldn't put expensive shrimp in this tank with fish. Also, I don't think it has any "reef" charactaristics right now with river stone in it. Further, outside of macroalgae, there really aren't sw plants.
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I found out that a brumese/indian river biotope is almost exactly the fish stocking I have now. The corys are out of place but they seem to get along well with the other tanks mates. So besides the shrimp, I can go ahead as planned, I also have the options of badis, danios, rosey barbs and rasbora. Plants I can use include Rotala, Ceratopteris, Aponogeton, Eleocharis, and Blyxa the sword is gonna stay unless it starts looking ratty. I'm not trying to recreate anything perfectly just a nice looking tank.
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