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Paludarium freak's first planted tank

Hello everyone,
I am going to buy a 2g hex tank from Petsmart (Not sure of the filter and light since it comes with it)
Anyway, here is what I was thinking

FLORA:
Foreground-Moss (not sure what kind)
Middle-Petite Nana
Background-Blixa Japonica

FAUNA:
1 female Betta
2-3 golden mystery snails
6-10 Ghost shrimps

My questions are:
1: Would all these go together in a 2 gallon?
2: Do I NEED CO2 or not?
3: What kind of substrate should I use?
4: Driftwood or rock?

Thanks and please reply quickly
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The betta might eat the shrimps, and those snails may really start accumulating. Snails can reproduce a-sexually so just one snail may be too many. I say stick with the shrimps unless you want a snail farm xD
I personally dont use CO2 in my tanks and my plants are just fine. I suppose you could go for regular gravel, but flourite will make your plants grow wonderfully when washed. You'll have a bunch of flourite leftover since petsmarts sells it in...I think 20lb bags, but you never know what you could use the leftovers for!

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With the relatively low intensity light fixtures in these aquariums, I don't think CO2 is necessary. You can always dose with Flourish Excel.
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Mystery snails become quite large, so keep that in mind. They also produce a lot of waste. As previously stated, the betta will likely attack the shrimp, and may successfully eat them all. The betta may also attack the mystery snails since they tend to stick out of their shells, making them an easy, and fleshy, target.


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No mystery snails get about 2 inches in diameter so it's not bad.
Instead of a Betta would tetras be too big.
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No mystery snails get about 2 inches in diameter so it's not bad.
Instead of a Betta would tetras be too big.
Yep, tetras would be too big. What type of lighting does the tank have?

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I'm not sure since it comes with the kit...
Would there be any other FISH that work well with shrimps...?
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Microrasboras would well with shrimp! I saw a tank with chili rasboras (boraras brigittae) and cherry red shrimp and they were living happily together, all flourishing. It was a planted tank.
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Microrasboras would well with shrimp! I saw a tank with chili rasboras (boraras brigittae) and cherry red shrimp and they were living happily together, all flourishing. It was a planted tank.
Thanks, I'll look into that...
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