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What to do with a 10g??

So, I have a Siamese Fighting fish who is currently in a little 2g flower vase. He's awfully lonely. So I figured, what the heck, I'll set up my 10g so I can add a few fish to entertain him. So here's what I have:

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AquaClear mini
Eco-Complete
Flourite
No lighting

Should I use Flourite or Eco-Complete? I don't want to open both bags. What media should I put in the AquaClear? What should I use for lighting? Suggested plants? I heard that Excel can take the place of CO2...is that true? Will my Betta eat those little algae shrimp (Amano?)? What fish should I put in with him?

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1. i would use eco complete
2. i would put carbon in the filter with filter floss
3. lighting- depends on what you wanna grow
4. plants- also depends on what you wanna grow
5. excel doesnt go good with shrimp
6. I think that amano shrimp should be fine with a betta because of their size

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Thanks for your help! I thought you weren't supposed to use carbon on a planted tank (although I'm unsure why)? I don't know what I want to grow!! I might go for an Iwugami (sp?) setup. Maybe semi-Iwugami and put some Anubias in or something...I don't know, I'm asking for suggestions.

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~ 40g w/ 15g sump Bangaii breeding grounds (SW)
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I thought amano shrimps would be safe from bettas...but no...

I tested my bettas with a couple of ghost shrimp (cheap and similar size), and for 5 months they shared the 5 gallon peacefully. I rotate my bettas (individually!) from their bowls to the 5 gallon every couple of weeks so they all have time in the big tank, lol. The shrimp were safe with the bettas in this fashion for 5 months, so I thought that I could keep them with amano shrimps too.

I woke up about 3 days ago to a bloated and smiling betta pecking apart what was left of the head of a ghost shrimp O_O There were 4 shrimp in there and HE ATE THEM ALL IN ONE NIGHT O_O No sign of them left!!! Well, except for a couple of random antenna/leg fragments and a huge stomach O_o

They did live peacefully for a really long time, I'm not sure what caused him to go on a rampage...I guess if the betta never figures out that shrimp are tasty, then it will be ok. They are smart little buggers though O_o

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Ok, thanks for the heads up!!!

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I have always used carbon, I am also unsure of why people dont think carbon is a good idea....

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