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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2006, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dwarf Hairgrass

I have a 2.5 gallon tank with a medium gravel substrate right now. It has a Redsea Nanofilter. It has no real light, other than a lamp right above it. How difficult would it be for me to grow Dwarf Hairgrass, and maybe some other plants, in it?
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I have a 2.5 gall with 18W of light and my hair grass has stopped growing... It doesn't have CO2, so that may be the problem....

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Guppies

Would it be alright to keep maybe 3-4 guppies together in that tank also? And maybe a couple ghost shrimp with them.
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3-4 plus ghost shrimp in a 2.5? That may be a alot. They usually say about a gallon per fish. You could try but make sure they aren't male/female pairs because sooner than later you'll have guppies overflowing the tank.

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Thats far too many fish for that size of a tank sorry! The shrimp are alright though i guess but miss out the guppies!
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I've got a 4 gallon cube w/ a 13 watt bulb right over top. I'm growing hairgrass like mad with pmdd dosing and excel.

3 ottos, 1 platy and a bunch of snails. You could easily do 2-3 male guppies.

The fish-per-inch is more for basic tanks with no plants and less maint. than most of us will do. I've had 200 1/2"-1" pleco fry - with the parents and a few dithers - in a 20 gallon tank. No deaths and I fed heavily.

Don't put 10 fish in there, but you could do 3-4 with 2-4 shrimp and you would probably be just fine - provided you have good plant growth, a filter to back-up your tank in case the plants crash and stay regular w/ water changes.
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