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what to do with an 8 gallon?

I have a brand new 2ft long 32 liter tank lying doing nothing.

Any ideas on what I could put in it? Any ideas are welcome.
I bought it to raise some guppy fry in but someone gave me a 60 liter so I'm using that.
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Is it really shallow? Long length for not many gallons.

How about an arching branch of driftwood, open top?
Small aquatic plants under and growing out of the water, and some epiphytes, perhaps Tillandsia growing on the branch?
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well betta was my first idea. It will most likely be heavily planted, unless I go reef nano.

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Is it really shallow? Long length for not many gallons.

How about an arching branch of driftwood, open top?
Small aquatic plants under and growing out of the water, and some epiphytes, perhaps Tillandsia growing on the branch?

The dimentions are 60W x 21D x 27.5cm H

And that does sound like a brilliant idea! I'll definitely look into something like that.
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Is it really shallow? Long length for not many gallons.

How about an arching branch of driftwood, open top?
Small aquatic plants under and growing out of the water, and some epiphytes, perhaps Tillandsia growing on the branch?
How do these plants get their water? Is it from the air? Are there any plants than could do well on a piece of wet drift wood where the water from the tank wicks up the wood.


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I think tillandsia is a terrestrial plant. She means do something riparium based. Aquatic plants below water and terrestrial plants above the surface growing on the wood

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Good size for some CRS... with lots of plants. Or a blue Cray...

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