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A pair of Mini-S's

So I started to grow (the HC and glosso) emersed about 6 months ago and then finally planted and filled with water about a month ago. Pictures are as of right before I filled with water and then as of now...apologies for the terrible quality.

No major complaints so far, except the dwarf sag is growing painfully slow (it arrived in pretty bad shape, btw). I have 3 RCS in each along with some MTS. I'm thinking about moving all the cherries into one tank and getting some fishies for the other tank. 6 cherries in about 2.7 gals of water should be ok, right? Anybody successfully keep a few CPDs in a Mini-S?

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Lighting: 18w sunpaq dual daylight (6hrs per day)
Substrate: CaribSea Instant Aquarium over Flourite
Heating: 10w Marineland
Filter: RedSea Nano
Carbon: Excel only (daily)
Ferts & Junk: EIish schedule-KNO3, KH2PO4, Flourish, Equilibrium, Kent KH+ (1/100th gram scale, 1/10th ml pipettes, and a pipette pump very useful here)

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And no, I don't want a betta for the mini-S. My 2 gallon betta bowl redone about the same time as the S's:
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I really like your tanks .
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Nice Mini-S'. I'm using the Red Sea Nano filter on mine as well, really does suit this size tank perfectly. As far as fish go, 3.4g is pretty small for CPD's, they really shouldn't be kept in anything smaller than a 10g. Some mid to high-grade CRS and/or CBS would look perfect in the second tank though.


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Thanks...

Regarding CRS/CBS, considering I can't controll my heater thermostatically, and the temp ranges from 78-80, I'm not sure if they would be happy in my set-up.

I think temp may prevent RCS reproduction as well...which I'm actually happy about.
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Oops, after doing a little reading, I guess a 78-80 temp range is not too high for RCS breeding. Wonder why I had that idea in my head.

No suitable fish options beyond a betta, I guess?
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These tanks look great!

I don't know what CPD stands for, but for fish for a small tank, what about chili rasboras (boraras brigittae) or 3 otocinclus? I have both of these fish and they're quite fun. The chilis hang around together, sometimes hiding in the leaves, and the otos are very busy.

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So I started to grow (the HC and glosso) emersed about 6 months ago and then finally planted and filled with water about a month ago. Pictures are as of right before I filled with water and then as of now...apologies for the terrible quality.

No major complaints so far, except the dwarf sag is growing painfully slow (it arrived in pretty bad shape, btw). I have 3 RCS in each along with some MTS. I'm thinking about moving all the cherries into one tank and getting some fishies for the other tank. 6 cherries in about 2.7 gals of water should be ok, right? Anybody successfully keep a few CPDs in a Mini-S?

Specs:
Lighting: 18w sunpaq dual daylight (6hrs per day)
Substrate: CaribSea Instant Aquarium over Flourite
Heating: 10w Marineland
Filter: RedSea Nano
Carbon: Excel only (daily)
Ferts & Junk: EIish schedule-KNO3, KH2PO4, Flourish, Equilibrium, Kent KH+ (1/100th gram scale, 1/10th ml pipettes, and a pipette pump very useful here)

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And no, I don't want a betta for the mini-S. My 2 gallon betta bowl redone about the same time as the S's:
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CPD stands for Celestial Pearl Danio
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Oh! Of course! Thanks, Monark!

Those would be great fish, too. I saw them the other day at my local fish store (called galaxy rasboras there, still). They were in a Fluval Edge 6.


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Thanks for the suggestions, but I've decided against any fish, and I'm getting some snowball shrimp for the tank with the black background.

I was very tempted to get a new heater and buy some CRS, but can't imagine how I could practically keep the temp consistently in the low-mid 70's during the summer.
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