Starting 5 gallon planted tank
Hey guys, just getting back into the hobby!
I'm thinking of starting right off with a small planted shrimp tank, probably CRS. I only have the tank itself essentially, so I am totally open to any suggestions. Just a few things:
1. Please keep it simple! That means no CO2, preferably no complicated/expensive lights or substrate.
2. I'm not gonna say "as cheap as possible", but a balance of quality and reasonable price is best. I will get high-end products only if I have to.
3. I would love this tank to be full of life, so a variety of plants would be great!
So, how should I get started? I know it's not very specific, but I really do want to start from scratch. Help me out, post something, if you can! If you've only got time for a suggestion or two, even that would really be helpful!
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