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Post What To Do? 2.5g? Suggestions Welcome

Well after being obsessed with the hobby for 2 years, tearing all my tanks down besides one and letting it do its own thing for a year, I cleaned that sucker up and the one shrimp that was still alive is now in my 2.5g I recently setup to hopefully keep maintained.

Currently the 2.5g Setup includes,
23Watt CFL about 24" above the tank
Aquaclear 20
Fake Plants
Flat rock with XS Java Fern
Floating Crypt and Sword that lived through the year of denial
and 1 Amano Shrimp

I would like to do something simple but planted preferably low maintenance and an "eco system" as to where the majority of the bio load is taken care of by the plants.

What would you guys recommend or take on for yourself in this situation?


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First thing toss those fake plants out. Maybe you could plant something in the HOB filter since it's a nice size.


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First thing toss those fake plants out. Maybe you could plant something in the HOB filter since it's a nice size.
The fake plants are only in there to give the shrimp a place to hide in, there's no other real "decor" in the tank.

What would you suggest for the HOB?


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You can try pothos maybe even grow some tomatoes out of it. There is a thread on here with different plants growing from HOB filters.


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