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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Idea for a 2 gal hex?

Hey everyone i have been cruising the board but now i will post some.

I have a couple planted tanks. Smallest being a 5 so this will be my first true tiny tank

I have an 2gal hex betta tank i had laying around so i decided to make it a nano.

heres what it will have equipment wise

Some sort of tiny HOB filter. prolly red sea.
Screw in florescant. 15-25watts havent decided yet
For plants i was thinking dwarf hairgrass all around a small piece of driftwood with a clipping of baby leaves off one of my anubis plants or a baby java jern attached to it. Should look faily good when i get around to it.
I was thinkin a cherry shrimp and maybe a dwarf puffer.
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That layout would look good.

Seems like I've heard people say that puffers will often kill cherry shrimp but sometimes they get along ok. Apparently it's a personality thing.

http://www.dwarfpuffers.com/setup4.htm

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It's basically a gamble with shrimp. Some dwarves don't even notice them, while others will rip them to shreds within minutes! I have had a great deal of success keeping Amano Shrimp with my Dwarf Puffers so far, but I know that as soon as the puffers find out the shrimp are tasty, that will be the end of their peaceful coexistence!

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yea i already have one DP in my 5gal. Its all depends on what the puffer feels like. Mine went through a hunger strike untill i pampered him with only pond snails, When he had enough fo them he wanted only ramshorns, when he had enough of them he had a unique taste for live insects, then he decided he liked the frozen bloodworms. Now he eats whatever. I think he just wanted to show me hes the boss ahha

I hope it works good. I have it in my head ya know a great picture. Kinda like a feild surrounding a mountain
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I hope it works good. I have it in my head ya know a great picture. Kinda like a feild surrounding a mountain
LOL. Yeah, I know. I have two or three of those in my head right now too. You kinda cross your fingers and hope the plants are seeing the same picture.

Ain't it great. Never a boring moment.

I looked up a 2 gal hex and yeah, I think an island type scape would work great.

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