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1.5 gallon

Set up this cutie last week

Mr. Aqua 1.5 gallon tank. (About the size of a shoebox).

Up Aqua LED light.

Flora:
Cladophora, Pogostemon helferi, Ceratophyllum demersum

Other:

Manten stones and Tahitian black moon sand for substrate.

50% water change weekly. No filter. No heater. Room temperature steady 22C.

Considering to add a few red cherry shrimp next month?

Thank you for having a look



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 02:21 PM
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I'd wait several months before adding shrimp myself, let a lot of natural microfuana grow in the tank that they feed on so you don't have to supplement their diet too much (adding food=ammonia spike as it breaks down). But thats just my opinion.

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Thank you for the kind experienced advice Aqua! I will be happy for the wee tank to be shrimpless for some months. Some of the plants were transplanted from another office tank, so maybe there are some micro bugs already. I tested the water, and it has started to cycle, with traces of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Thanks again for your help!


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Nice hardscape and choice of plants for a 1.5 gallon! I never knew Marimo ball can be flattened and used as a carpet!
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Thanks Gee for the kind comment ;-)


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