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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Nano quasi-riparium stocking help


I tore down my modified fluval edge 6 gallon and was inspired to do something with an out of water component. I wasn't sure if I wanted some sticks poking out, riparium hangers, filled all the way, filled part way. Anyhow I collected some hardscape along the local river over a few weeks and tinkered with some designs and came up with a decent hardscape. I knew I wanted an all green planting scheme and thanks to forum members got some petite, trident fern, taxiphyllum et al. I've now got it planted and have a 2211 + inline heater lost somewhere nearby in the mail, but it'll show up soon to cut back on clutter. I also have a 250 azoo skimmer that will facilitate gas ex for the near future.

So this is what I've got so far, again the hob/heater/skimmer are all short timers and CO2 will be in early next week. With the hardscape I'm guessing 4.5-5 gallons.

I've got a week or three before ammonia settles down, I'm imagining with my seasoned filter media that will on the short side of three weeks. I'm ruminating on what to stock with. Cherry shrimp are a given. I was thinking a nerite snail as I don't want to add otos to such a small tank. As for fish I'm keen to keep it somewhat affordable. Boraras/CPD/N class endlers all came to mind. I've kept embers/sparkling gouramis/clown killi fish before and don't want to add those. I'm keen to try a new species.

So, any ideas? Something I'm overlooking? I've got a store to sell endlers to so I'm not worried about population spikes. Anyone want to sell a trio of endlers to me? Or CPDs?

Thoughts on the hardscape? I found the sand/rock/wood/emmersed grass locally. Only purchased item was some leftover AS from my 20L

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Sorry about the image, I've been using google photos as my image host to mixed result.

I settled on orchid endlers for the tank and cherry shrimp, I think it looks pretty sharp.

Any tips to get rid of the big black sponge on my intake with out risking baby shrimp and endlers getting the ride of their lives?

I'm going to upload the image rather than use a host; we'll see how that does.
*looks like it wants to be upside down, guhhhh Going to try to embed as well.
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