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The tanks been running for about 2 weeks, and has been planted for one.
Plants:
Dwarf HC
Dwarf hairgass
anubias nana
cryptocoryn parva
and a sword runner i think its a red flame sword (You cant really see it because its pretty small in the back corner.

equipment:
Topfin 10 HOB filter
a small heater
DIY co2 (2 cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon yeast, 1tsp baking soda)
Solarmax HE light fixture
Deep blue daylight 10kk bulb

Fish: CUrrently theres only a baby albino bristlenose pleco, but I plan to stock it with a trio of Scarlet badis, 5-8 pygmy corys, and maybe a small school of emerald tetras.
 

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I was wondering if I could keep crystal red shrimp in this tank with that CO2 set up. I've heard that shrimp sometimes dont do well with CO2, but i've also heard that DIY systems can't produce lethal amounts of CO2.
Plants are starting to grow nicely too!
 

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Update: plus female scarlet badis pictures

The tanks been running for about a month since the last post.
I added an extra light on the back because the HC wasnt growing too well (bounced back!). Struggled with some algae issues (still fighting off some staghorn, but its going away). And I added some more fauna!

Current fauna:
an oto (from 55g to help with algae)
2 female scarlet badis
4 crydora habrosus
4 amano shrimp
4 Cherries
tons of little pond snails

I also moved some vals as well as some glosso from my 55g.
and added some flame moss

Here are some pics:
 

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Total re-do

Update on this tank. I sold the Badis to a local shop and scrapped the tank. I turned it into a 5 gallon, which I hated. I scrapped that and then decided to make this setup (pics at bottom.) It's cycled, and currently has 2 amanos and an abn. I'm wondering if I should make this a breeding tank for my Angels, or set up another invert/shrimp tank and use an empty 29g for the angels. What do y'all think, anything I could add?
Also, could I keep a farlowella or two with the angels, or would they eat the eggs/fry?
 

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