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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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10l tank what to do

I got a 10l tank and Im not sure what to do I want a planted tank but with no c02 and also I can't seem to find a small enough heater! Any ideas
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:24 AM
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Ive read a lot of people dont use heaters on tanks that small...

I'd find a nice rock or long stick like driftwood and grow some moss, and keep shrimp
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I'd seen that too but I don't want the water to get too cold and kill me plants and shrimp or will that not happen?
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If you went with just plants, a heater wouldn't be needed unless you let it get really cold in your house in the winter, like below 40-50ish.

I would recommend plants and shrimp. Cherry shrimp are usually what people start with as they are fairly easy to care for and easy to find. I would try to get some brightly colored ones to start with like Painted Fire or Sakura grade. Many people sell them here via the sales forum. They go great in a planted tank. Here's a care sheet for them from planetinverts.com....


As for a heater, you would probably want one if you go with shrimp, seeing that you live in Colorado. Most pet stores sell nano heaters designed for betta tanks. I've seen 5-25 watt heaters which would be fine for your needs. If you keep your temp in your house above 70ish all the time, you won't need a heater. Here's a link to a decent heater that is preset at 78F which would be good for your shrimp...

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Well nano heater arrived just waiting for me fluval flora stratum to arrive then plant shopping begins need som nice little rocks aswell!
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