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Hey, I have a spare 1.5 gallon tank laying around, any ideas on what to do with it? It is too small for fish, I was planning on using it for growing plants to be propagated temporarily, but after that I don't know what to do with it. Maybe a Java fern and some snails? I could use it as a snail plantation
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Shrimp!! <3 I bet you could do up a fancy aquascape, then after a month or two, put a handful of shrimp in there. <3

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Thank you, that is what I was thinking. Any ideas on plants? It is very tiny and cube shaped. Perhaps some nana val.? I could put a little sand or gravel in there and have some nana val. with a little sideways half-buried clay flower pot or a little cave.

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A short grass plant would be great! I wonder if a Anubius Nana petit could look really neat as a centerpiece on a holey rock or little piece of wood, with the nana val behind it? I'd probably buy some itty bitty marimo balls for the shrimp to play with, too. The shrimp's colors really POP against the deep green of the balls! Since it's so cheap, you could try some monte carlo in the sand, too. I did that in my 15 gallon, and though it isn't spreading (yet?) or doing much of anything, it isn't dying off either, and it looks nice against the light sand with "pebbles" scattered around!

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Here is a photo of the corner of my tank - I was attempting to take a pic of my brand new crinum plant!
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Hmmm. I like the Monte Carlo idea. I could get this https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...arium-ornament and attach an Anubias Nana to it. I could have Monte Carlo as a carpet or at least patches of it and some moss balls throughout the tank. After a while I could get some Amano Shrimp.

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Hmmm. I like the Monte Carlo idea. I could get this https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...arium-ornament and attach an Anubias Nana to it. I could have Monte Carlo as a carpet or at least patches of it and some moss balls throughout the tank. After a while I could get some Amano Shrimp.

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It looks like a kraken lol!! Is it easy to take care of?
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LOL! It is SO cool looking, right? I have no idea how easy it is...I literally got it yesterday from Aquarium Co-op and shoved it into my tank. I know that if it does well it will outgrow my little 15 gallon tank ridiculously! I'm hoping my low ferts, no CO2 tank will keep it slow growing for a while! I've seen people trim 6+ feet off their plants! ...so yea, maybe not the most practical choice for a small tank, but I can always move it, eventually!
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Wow! That may even outgrow the 75 gallon it would go in. It is so wackily awesome though!!
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Right? It floats along the top when it gets long...hopefully I have a couple years, though. That tank is dirted, so we'll see how it responds... so far (the tank is only a month or two old) the floating frogbit has exploded insanely, and the crypts are filling in regularly. Everything else is behaving like it's growing in your average low-tech tank -- pretty much staying the same (maybe because the frogbit is taking up so much of the light!).

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I love the way the frog bit roots dangle but they spread so dang fast I couldn't keep it under control. I will get salvinia minima instead. It is weird that it floats though when it gets long. You should get a floating boat bath toy or something and put the arms of the crinum over the ship like it was being attacked by the kraken.

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You should get a floating boat bath toy or something and put the arms of the crinum over the ship like it was being attacked by the kraken.

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EXACTLY!!!! They also have those little divers like this one https://www.amazon.com/TOOGOO-Aquari...ateway&sr=8-12 and the 'kraken' could have its arm around the diver, and the broken air line bubbler part..... or this ship sitting on the bottom https://www.amazon.com/Forart-Treasu...gateway&sr=8-8

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Ha! My 16 year old son tried to get me to buy a diver that is attached to a bubbler & floats! I kind of regret refusing him, now!

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