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Question 2.5 Gallon Planted Shrimp Tank

Hi everyone! This is my first planted tank and I've decided to go with a simple shrimp tank.

I went to my local Petsmart today to buy plants and a fish tank for my new project and discovered that there was a LFS tucked in the corner of the plaza across the road from Petsmart, Hallelujah! . The people working there are awesome and extremely friendly. They gave me great advice about which fertilizers are best and how much light the plants need. They have an amazing collection of saltwater and freshwater fish as well as many kinds of shrimp (although a bit expensive) .

Tank:
Grreat Choice (not a spelling error) 2.5 gallon fish tank, $16 from Petsmart

Equipment:
Blue Planet 13W 5000K CFL bulb in a desk lamp (light on 4 hours, light off 4 hours, light on 4 hours)

Fertilizer:
Flourish comprehensive (I add 10 drops daily)

Flora:
anubias (left of slanted rock)
crypt (behind black rock)
java moss (tied on a rock)
hornwort (floating)
wisteria (background)

Flora:
around 4 or 5 ghost shrimp

The grand total for today's expenditures (plants, tank and flourish): $60

So, what do you guys think? Please let me know, I'm very open to criticism and constructive feedback.

Last photo was taken on April 14, 2013

P.S. Sorry in advance for bad quality photos, I only have a cellphone.
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