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First planted 10 gallon

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Hello, I've decided to document developments on my 10 gallon long.
Started setup on December 14th, 2014.

Flora: Subwassertang, water wisteria, dwarf hairgrass, pearlweed
Substrate: Eco Complete, generic black sand
Fauna: none, shrimp planned

Filter: double sponge filter connected to 40 gallon airpump

Decor: NatGeo broken wall piece, subject to change

Lighting: 2x 13W daylight CFL

I'm not entirely sure what these other things are but I'm attempting to propagate them for ground cover. Honestly, I have no idea what to do with this tank, and I suspect I have way too much subwassertang.

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Decided to add some RRFs (I think) to my tank, even though they looked a bit on the unhealthy side. Next day I have a dead tester, my subwassertang is looking brown and my pearlweed is turning pale.
Thinking I might need to remove all the RRFs that have any signs of damage.
 

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Fenbendazole completely wiped out the planaria after a few doses. Unfortunately the powder didn't entirely dissolve in the water, so it's been a bit of a hassle to get the dosing right.
Subwassertang is making a comeback, and the RRFs are looking alright.
 

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Any updates picture wise?
26 watts over a ten gallon seems a bit much, but everyone has their own system.

Are the ghost shrimp staying in, as I have heard they can predate smaller shrimps.

Overall looks nice, would like to see more, especially with the new shrimps.
 

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Once my camera stops being an awful piece of junk, I'll get some pictures up. It's rather barren and uninteresting, however.
The ghost shrimp are going into my 3-gallon junk tank, so they'll be fine (probably).
Unfortunately, most of the subwassertang died
 
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