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Empty tank and question about drift wood

So iv got an empty 10 gallon I used for my turtle till he grew out of it I'm not sure what to put in it I Wan something easy to care for as I have 4 other tanks that take up most of my time when I have time. Just not sure what to do any one have any ideas on something?

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Do a dirted heavily planted tank with guppies.

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If you have a ten and other tanks and are short on time, a natural move would be to stick it in the closet to bring out when you need a QT tank. No better way to prevent trouble than being ready for it. Keep a Small HOB working on another tank and ready to swing over if needed.
For the wood, I would guess that most of us need a bit more info on what the question is to you. Are you looking for a piece of wood to buy? Where to find wood or a source or other info? What type of wood or how to clean it?
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Do a dirted heavily planted tank with guppies.
I said something not so bad with maintenence haha I have guppies in 3 of my other tanks so idk about guppies

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I said something not so bad with maintenence haha I have guppies in 3 of my other tanks so idk about guppies

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A school of chili/strawberry rasboras, with lots of dwarf shrimp
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I was thinking about some shrimp iv got a few algae eating shrimp in my 75 and they are cool that's a good idea what would I need for them all I have is a tank and a stand nothing else

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And what are rasboras? They kinda like a guppie?

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This is a chili rasbora
Small peaceful fish
May snack on newborn shrimp but your colony would still grow.
From my experience likes softer water and ph under 7.
You can add indian almond leaf to the tank for tannins.
Add in some cholla wood covered in java moss for shrimp to hide. Or cover some dw with ferns.
Having hiding places for shrimp is needed for molted or babies.
Keep in groups of 5 or more for chilis- otherwise they can be timid.
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How many can I out in a 10 gal? And how do they breed fast slow??

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I said something not so bad with maintenence haha I have guppies in 3 of my other tanks so idk about guppies

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I had a 29 on my back porch that was dirt with absolutely no add on filter. I had platys and swords in it.

Pretty low maintenance.

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That's not a bad idea I just need to build my porch iv been putting it off

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That's not a bad idea I just need to build my porch iv been putting it off

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Back in the late 70's a friend of mine had a 29 totally natural. Only two differences between hers and mine were hers didn't have dirt and hers was inside the living room.

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That sounds like a good idea I just don't really have a window to out it in front of how much light will it need iv got a window it just dosent get direct sunlight

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She had a light on hers. I've got one now and I too used a light.

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