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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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5.5 gallon nano help

I need some help deciding the lighting, plants, livestock, and substrate that will go into my 5.5 gallon AGA tank. I was thinking about using a CF clip on lamp for the light, I also have an NO flouresent light I could use. as for plants I was hoping to do either an asian biotope or an amazon biotope. so I will need plant suggestions for that. as for fish and such I was thinking

for a south asian biotope
1 honey gourami OR 1 betta
4 harlequen rasboras
2 ottos OR 3 cherry shrimp

as for an amazon biotope
1 dwarf pencilfish OR 1 blue ram OR 1 bolivian ram
4 cardinal tetras OR 5 neon tetras OR 3 marble hatchet fish OR 4 rummynose tetras
2 ottos

what do you think? plant suggestions? the tank would have weekly water changes or about 1/2 a gallon.
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amazon -- 3 pencil fish, 7 cardinals, 1 oto

plants - dwarf chainwords, parrots feather, bacopa

with amazon, put a sprinkle of peat under the gravel bed.

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5.5g tanks are too small for schooling fish IMO. I have one and I would not even think about putting Dwarf Rasboras in it.

I'd go with either a betta or a honey gourami and some shrimp (Asian) or Dwarf Cories (Amazon). The tank size isn't really suited for schooling fish.

If you went with the Asian biotope you could use alot of Crypts that are low light plants and go with a NO fixture.

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if you want schoolers, go with microrasboras. then add an oto, some cherries, and let it go.

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