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Finally, my parents let me get my a new larger tank! It is a ten gallon high and I hope to accomplish the nature aquarium look I always desired. Thank you for looking at this log and commenting!

So, here is my plan for the tank...

* Means I already got it...

Hardware

- Ten U.S. Gallon Tank *
- Ehiem Classic 2213 Canister Filter *
- Intake Pre-Filter *
- Lily Pipes
- 50 Watt Fluorescent Fixture *
- Moonlight LEDs *
- 50 Watt Eheim Jager *
- Thermometer *
- Labeled Two Gallon Bucket *
- NutraFin Co2 Canister *
- Glass Co2 Diffuser *
- Air Check Valve *
- Airline Tubing *
- Measuring Spoons, or Graduated Cylinder *

Hardscape

- Azoo Substrate *
- Driftwood *

Co2

- Yeast *
- Sugar *

Fertilizers

- SeaChem Root Tabs *
- SeaChem Flourish *
- SeaChem Iron *
- SeaChem KNO3 (Nitrate) *
- SeaChem KH2PO4 (Phosphorus) *
- K2SO4 (Potassium Sulfate) *

Fauna

- 6 Celestial Pearl Danios (Celestichthys margaritatus)
- 2 Betta akarensis
- 4 Otocinclus (Otocinclus sp.)
- 6 Corydoras pygmeaus

- 20 Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis cf. "Crystal Red")
- 5 Black Bee Shrimp (Caridina cantonensis cf. "Bee")
- 20 Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. "Red")

- 2 Lace Shrimp (Atyoida pilipes)

- x Malaysian Trumpet Snails (Melanoides tuberculata)
- 2 Assassin Snails (Anentome helena)


Flora

- Rotala Rotundifolia
- Hemiathus callitricchoides *
- Riccia fluitans
- Microsorum pteropus "Windelov" *
- Bacopa monnieri
- Taxiphyllum barbieri *

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this sounds like it's gonna be great! i want to try the azoo substrate, but it's a little pricey, guess it's ok when you only need one bag :) i would prob only put 2 otos instead of 4, i have 2 in my 10 gallon, and they do the job, glass is spot clean and i still have to feed them algae wafers
 

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Looks awesome! Only advice I can offer is to go easy on the fauna. That's an awful lot of animals in a 10 gallon. But really cool so far. I'm excited to see you get it all put together.
I kinda saw how heavy the fauna was after I posted, but I'll be getting all baby shrimp, and If it is overstocked, I can always get less Amanos.

Cheers,
Justin
 

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Assassins don't usually attack MTS because they have a "trapdoor". They are meant in here to eat any other hitchhikers I don't want like Ramshorns. Are these ferts safe for the shrimp?
 

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I have heard from other people that shrimp, housed with a betta, will become fish food! So just a heads up!
 
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