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Planted 5g Nano - Suggestions please

So the canvas is blank, and i have a vague idea. I want a red cherry shrimp breeding ground. and pretty plants without high maintenance root systems (plants that spread by runners).

Right now i have a few scrap stalks of wisteria planted, just to get some growth before i finalize the plan. And the aquascape is still changeable if someone suggests something profound or great.

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Tell me what you think i should do, i was just imagining filling it up with plants behind and to the outsides of the rocks. Keeping the foreground bare.
Please - plant suggestions, scape ideas - anything. Contributions and comments are welcome and appreciated.

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Valisnerias to hide the tubes and some foreground will be nice
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Some tall plant in the back right corner. Maybe a lotus.
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i've never had a lotus before, but dont they get big quick? it might outgrow my 5gal kinda fast.

Also, is it a bad idea to take the filter out once i populate it with bout 20 RCS? I have 1 baby right now (which i found in the filter) and he looks a couple weeks old, so he must have been in the filter the whole time. Which means the RCS i had had babies, but they all got eaten or sucked up by the filter
What are the pros and cons of not having a filter?

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No need to take out the filter, just put a prefilter over the intake.


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Yeah some kind of foreground plant would be nice, and some tall stem
plants for the back, maybe even some hairgrass or blyxa japonica.

When i had Rasbora fry i would just put a square piece of sponge in
the intake of the filter, that seemed to work fine.


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