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I'm getting back into the hobby and I want to try doing a proper planted aquascape. And would appreciate ideas on the aquascape and setup.

>Aquarium is 11 inches high by 7 3/8 inches wide and 10 1/4 inches long.
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>Cascade 170 Internal Filtration System
>UEETEK 24 LED Clip
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>Small driftwood branches
>Nutrafin Plant Grow
>Nutrafin Cycle(based on faith that it helps)

For stocking I'm thinking pea puffers or blue cherry shrimp.

Current: 1.6 gallon:
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Move the betta into the 3.4g and put shrimp in the 1.6g. It's a lovely looking tank but much too small for fish.

Have you thought about plants for the 3.4g? I'd go with small plants to keep the scale, anubias nana petite and cryptocoryne parva, for example.

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I just bought that aquarium and its crap.
The aquarium itself is solid... but the top is super flimsy plastic (so i dont use it)
The pump is just junk plastic (many other submersed pumps that are better
That light is totally useless (even for low light).... and to shut it off you have to unplug it. So its a huge hassle.

I replaced the filter, and got the ONF light (I use the stock one for brine shrimp! lol). Its cycling now and Im doing a riparium.
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Thank for the info. Guessed the light was crap so I bought the other one off amazon. And I'm going topless.

Do you or anyone else know of an aesthetically pleasing filter I could use? Do they make any out of tank filters with just intake and outtake?

Bump: I'm on the fence about the betta, she seems happy in that tank. I think if it's a smaller tank and its well planted, breaking up line of sight it's ok.

Great point about the size of plants.
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Do you or anyone else know of an aesthetically pleasing filter I could use? Do they make any out of tank filters with just intake and outtake?

There are many, many filters.... I use a different one in each tank. 'aesthetically pleasing' is a relative phrase. You could always go with ta fluval V type....

There are many, many filters.... I use a different one in each tank. 'aesthetically pleasing' is a relative phrase.

I want to also add... your 1.6 for a betta is unfortunate. I agree with moving to the larger tank.
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Updated equipment:
Fluval Plant Nano LED with Bluetooth - 15 Watt
Zoo Med Nano 10 External Canister Filter, upto 10 Gallons

Additives:
Tropica 714 Nutrition Capsules
Seachem Stability
Seachem Pristine
Boyd Vita Chem Freshwater

I've decided on one male dwarf puffer. And have blue dream shrimp in the 1.6 gallon. I'll find a longer tank for the betta.
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