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Good day to all! I recently purchased a 2 gallon tank from Petsmart and I plan on making it a shrimp only tank. I had a few questions to the more experienced nano tank keepers. I've been keeping freshwater tanks for nearly 2 years and I have been sucessfully breeding red cherry shrimp for 8 months. First, the tank came with an underground filter and I have never used one before. Is it best to purchased a power filter ( Red Sea Deco Art or Azoo Palm filter) instead of setting up the UG filter? I am only planning on keeping blue shrimp in the tank along with different mosses ( Java/Christmas and Peacock) so I didn't know if the UG filter would be okay. I will transfer some Eco-complete from my other tank to use as the substrate. Lastly, what CF bulb would be good for the moss? Is 10 watt good enough considering the size of tank? Thanks!
 

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I think the ug filter will do great. I have a 2g nano with shrimp and use the red sea palm filter and dont have any trouble from it at all. I also have a small albino cory and a small black guppy. I am using a coralife mini 18 watt light, so my plants are really prolific.

Post some pics when you set it up. I would love to see the blue shrimp. I have reds and greens.
 

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From what I have gathered on this wonderful site and others around the web, it seems an underground filter would be fine for just moss. I just wanted other opinions since I have no experience with UG filters.
 

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I think you can do without the ugf.....just go with the azoo palm filter. The UGF could become a host for high Nitrates in the long run

I have a 2.5g AGA with the coralife mini on it along with the azoo and I can't keep up with the breeding RCS.
 
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