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My start at a 2.5 gal shrimp tank! (Journal)

Currently have dwarf hairgrass, a crypt of some kind, java fern, and duckweed.
There are 8 ghost shrimp in the tank now that I am attempting to breed. If they dont fare well then I will probably try some RCS.
I will be adding some blyxa japonica soon as well!
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Thank you and maybe I will find you once I get my plants grown in well. I have moss in another tank right now which will be my nursery tank if I have little ones.
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Looks good. I'd separate the DHG around if you wanted a lawn effect. The crypts will get very big; they look like your average wendtii, then again I could be wrong. The wendtii in my 2.5gal gets so large that I bought a 20gal just to house the larger ones.

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FYI. Some of the ghost shrimp varieties sold at pet stores will only breed in brackish water while others are able to breed in fresh water. So it all depends on the luck of the draw.

But I'd trim and spread out the DHG as Pinoyboy said.

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FYI. Some of the ghost shrimp varieties sold at pet stores will only breed in brackish water while others are able to breed in fresh water. So it all depends on the luck of the draw.

But I'd trim and spread out the DHG as Pinoyboy said.
I plant on spreading it later. When i tried to depot it, it seemed to be breaking a lot of the roots off so i wanted to quickly get it in the tank before i tore it apart. I plan on giving it some time to get more roots down before i spread it. Can you plant a rootless stem and get it to sprout new roots?

And i know some ghost shrimp need brackish water but im just seeing how it goes until i can get RCS.
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You can DHG with very little roots as long as you burrow it enough in the substrate with some pilers. I think 1cm should be sufficient. You might want to drain your whole tank if you want to propagate it better emersed, but that's up to you.

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You can DHG with very little roots as long as you burrow it enough in the substrate with some pilers. I think 1cm should be sufficient. You might want to drain your whole tank if you want to propagate it better emersed, but that's up to you.
Could I grow my crypt and java ferns in moist tank as well?
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Not too sure about the crypt but you can definitely grow java fern in emersed setups. I know other people have grown crypts emersed but those are much harder.

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Crypts can be grown emmersed.
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I think I will just keep it filled for now being that I already have blyxa on the way and that wont grow emmersed. I did spread out my dhg though and it looks a lot better. Thanks for all of the help!
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Finally got all of my plants put in and rescaped it. Also some DIY co2
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For smaller tanks than 10 gallons, you really don't need DIY CO2. If you dose excel, it already provides plants with the organic carbon they would normally get from CO2. And since you have such a small volume of water, excel is easier and cheaper

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For smaller tanks than 10 gallons, you really don't need DIY CO2. If you dose excel, it already provides plants with the organic carbon they would normally get from CO2. And since you have such a small volume of water, excel is easier and cheaper
I am just going to run co2 on this one and not use excel I like the diy type of thing it adds another element i guess haha but once my plants thicken in I am going to move my co2 to my larger tank
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Ah. That'll be a good project then. Doing a DIY CO2 for a 2.5g tank alone would be pretty ridiculous :P. After you remove CO2 from this tank I would continue dosing excel for new growth!

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Ah. That'll be a good project then. Doing a DIY CO2 for a 2.5g tank alone would be pretty ridiculous :P. After you remove CO2 from this tank I would continue dosing excel for new growth!
Haha its proving to be a challenge already I can seem to get it to flow out and I followed multiple directions all similar directly! But yeah I am hoping for a dense tank of plants then once I have good growth I will switch the co2 over to my 10gal and add shrimp to the 2.5 and just dose minimally so my plants stay happy.
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