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I have a 1g top fin acrylic tank and I want to know what would be good inhabitants(shrimp or fish) for it. Also plants. It will be a low light tank[most likely no light(experimentation)] with no filter besides the plant(I might pick up a small filter for it though). Heating is not likely due to its small size and also I will be doing a cup water change every 2 days. I was thinking some ghost shrimp or other shrimp. What do you guys think?
 

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...concentrate your money on your 10 gallon tank.

Get ~10 ghost shrimp (30 cents each at PetCo/PetSmart), one or two male guppies, and a java fern or a very very trimmed anubias.

Without light, you're limited to small low light plants...not many plants are that small. =P
 

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Yeah. I want to have an extra area for my Java Moss before I sell it. I am going to work alot on my 10g but purchase items there and here for my 1g.

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Get ~10 ghost shrimp (30 cents each at PetCo/PetSmart), one or two male guppies, and a java fern or a very very trimmed anubias.
Is that for the 1g?

Thanks for putting up with my many questions.
 

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I have Wild Cherry shrimp in a 1g right now with a few snails, moss, Rotala Rotundifolia, and floating Water Sprite. All this under just 9w of PC lighting. No filter either. I just use a syringe and some air tubing to suck up shrimp and snail waste. Works well.

I really wouldn't put any fish in a 1g. Had three Neons in there and they just didn't do well at all.
 

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IF you dose excel, HC wil be great, hairgrass, that petite nana you have, mosses, and even java ferns are good for nano's.

I know everyone is telling you-focus on the 10!, but even though i do agree, i have to say it makes me kind of a hypacrit.
I have been working on my 10,1, and a 55.
If you stick with the rotundifolia and java moss you could make a small farm tank to make money for your other tank.
 

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If you stick with the rotundifolia and java moss you could make a small farm tank to make money for your other tank.

How are you going to make money off of R. rotundifolia and java moss in a 1 gallon tank? The rotala won't have enough water to grow high enough... =P

The java fern, maybe, but it doesn't go for very much $$.
 

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James, you might be able to breed some cherries or something if you keep up on the waterchanges. They'll eat normal fishflake, and you might get a dollar or so from your LFS for them. And they like java moss.
 

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James, you might be able to breed some cherries or something if you keep up on the waterchanges. They'll eat normal fishflake, and you might get a dollar or so from your LFS for them. And they like java moss.
Well like mentione I will be doing a cup water change every other day(to remove ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate and add oxygen). Would that be too much?
 

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Hi

I have said this to you once before and i will say it again.
STOP setting up all these new tanks at once because you are go in to hit a wall and become overwhelmed with the amount of work that it takes to get a new balanced and keep balanced.

Now i realize that your are in love with this hobby as all of us are. But you are looking for trouble starting all these tanks around the same time.
Slow down and take some time to enjoy the hobby and learn how to care for your tank. By reading here and trial and error. Now if you have all these new tanks starting up at once you are go in to be to busy trying to get every tank balanced that you will not really get the feel for what each tank needs.
So stick with what you have now enjoy them and learn how to care for them.

Trust me this way is the best way to go. You are still young and have the rest of your life to start more and more tanks up.
You will soon see that even if two tanks are exactly the same they will still be different in one way or another in the form of care and chemistry. The ten gallon is going to be your biggest challenge with this.

I am not saying don't set up another tank for the rest of your life but instead take a step back and chill and enjoy your current tanks.
 

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yea, you could put enough light over the 10 and farm stuff in it.
The marimo bals would be a good seller probly.
 

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I agree with will, I've been keeping fish for just under two years now and each tank I get I make sure it's cycled and I get a feel for what it needs before deciding whether or not to get another one. I only have 5 tanks, but it's still a lot to keep up with. Concentrate on your 10g and get really comfortable with it, you can still work on the 1g but put off adding fish or shrimp until your 10g is finished. Once your finished with the 10g. you won't need as much advice for future tanks.
 
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