Plants for 2.5 Nano?
I have a 2.5 Mini Bow aquarium and plan to replace the 15w incandescent bulb with a 10w 6500k compact flourescent. The tank houses cherry shrimp. Right now I just have some hornwort in there for some baby cherries to cling to, but I'd eventually like to do something more deliberate in terms of aquascaping. Would these plants be okay, given the size of the tank, the inhabitants, and the lighting I'm planning?
dwarf chain sword
anubias petite nana
Is there anything that makes a nice background plant in a tank this size? I don't want to be pruning every week, but at the same time, I'd like to cover up the filter and provide a little backdrop effect.
Also, this tank came with a Whisper in-tank filter, which seems to work fine so far and I like that the low-flow setting doesn't seem to let the filter bother the baby shrimp. But it does take up some in-tank space. Would a Whisper 10 hang-on-back filter work on this tank? If so, it's only about $10 and uses the same filter cartridges as the filter I have, so I might give that a shot, putting something over the intake, of course, to keep the cherry babies safe.
Thanks for any advice for this newbie to nanos. I didn't plan to get this tank started, but found baby cherries in my filter from my lone cherry shrimp in my 29 gallon tank (she was carrying eggs when I got her) so away we go!