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Hello everyone. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I'm pretty new to fish tanks and planted tanks but I'm a quick study. I do believe I am now addicted.

For my first question. What is the below plant. It came as a freebie with some stargrass I ordered. If you can figure out what it is please educate me on how to take care of it. Thank you!

For my second question. I have a 46 gallon bow front that has been up and running for about three months. It's looking really good. I also just started a 55 gallon. I want to turn one of them into a shrimp tank. If you had the choice which one would you raise shrimp in and which one would you make your planted tank? Thanks in advance for your help.

46 Gallon
Lighting: 1 36" T5 NO with a 6500k 21w and 10000k 21w.
Stock fish tank hood is also on with 30w "Aquabulb". T8 I think.
CO2: Paintball co2 diffused through a power head.
Substrait: Gravel substrait with roots tabs.
Filter: HOB Filter with UGF that runs only at night or when the lights switch off.
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10-20 PPM

55Gallon
Lighting: 2 48" T5 NO with a 6500k 28w and 10000k 28w. 112w total!
Substrait: 80lbs eco-complete
CO2: Paintball with glass diffusion
Filter: Maryland Emperor 400
No tank parameters yet. Has had water for only three days.

I almost forgot. Any ideas on how to scape the 55?
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I bet I know what it is.

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Lol well what is it? I love it by the way!
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Considering your 46 bowfront is a pretty awesome planted tank, why not go ahead and do a hardscape (no plants and a lot of wood and rocks) with some bigger, more imposing fish in the 55. If it's where I think it is (right behind your dinnertable), some larger cichlids (chiefly the Geophagus types due to their peaceful nature), silver dollars, and clown loaches would look pretty cool.

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Your tank looks great, Hunter.
Use the 46 as your shrimp tank and the 55 as your planted.
And when I find out what kind of plant that is, and assuming it's a true aquatic,
I'm going to go out & try to find several of them for my tanks - it looks real good - I should be able to identify it, but I can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it.
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It's Hygrophilia Corymbosa Kompact. Mne has been growing well. Not much height growth but it has become very bushy and a lovely green color. It had a rough start because it was emergent growth and then my Amanos ate it down to practically nothing.

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Thanks for the info, overfloater.
I've had the H. Corymbosa, but not the Kompact - I'll have to see if I can find it. The regular Corymbosa didn't look like that.
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I have some kompact in my tank and more to come!! Love the way it looks

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LB79 and discuspaul thanks for the compliments and feedback. My dad and I built that hood for the 55. What do you think?

Overfloater. Thanks for the extra plants again. I love that plant and plan to get some more. Let me know when you have a few?

Any trick to raising these beauties? Do I just plant the stem in the substrait?
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Kompact was what I was going to say! Overfloater knows his plants!

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