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Old 04-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #1 
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Algae Problems and Other Questions...

For those of you who haven't seen it from my other thread, here's my 10g tank.



I upgraded the lights to 2x 10w fluorescents. I was told to get more plants and dose with Flourish Excel.

What type of plants do you guys think would look good in my tank right now and where?

I'm getting some more snails tomorrow, possibly more shrimp. How many critters' bioload can this 10g process?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #2 
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I think some more stem plants in the back. a water wisteria or penny wort in the corner can look really pretty.

In a well planted 10 gallon I would recommend a school of small substrate fish
and a school of small fish that will take the middle strata of the tank~

Even though a planted tank can handle bioloads much better than a non planted one, fish need their swimming space too ^_^

if you do add fish, ALWAYS quarantine... and only add a few at a time.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #3 
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What do you think about Watersprite in the back left corner? Maybe even some sort of carpeting?

I don't think I want to add anymore fish in there.

I was thinking along the lines of more invertebrates or maybe a frog?

In total, I'll have 1 Betta, 1 Nerite snail, 2 Ghost shrimp, and soon to be 3 Blue Mystery snails.

If I have that all together, how many more shrimps can I handle?

Also, is a Dwarf Frog even an option with all that other bioload?
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What do you think about Watersprite in the back left corner? Maybe even some sort of carpeting?
Sure :) As your tank is lowlight You can try carpeting with moss on mesh. dwarf sags could also work, but depending on the type you get some can get to 7in or so. marsilea species are also great but grow slow. some of the low lying crypts also do great for a foreground plant, you can also try microsword and pygmy chain sword :)

I don't think I want to add anymore fish in there.
OK =D that works too :)

I was thinking along the lines of more invertebrates or maybe a frog?
I'm not very familiar with frogs, but I believe for some, the water can't be too deep >.<

As for other inverts, the amano shrimp is very loveable, and at a good sized shrimp so your betta won't eat it =D

Also nerite have fascinating shell patterns and can make a great addition to the tank.

I would probably avoid bamboo shrimps since they are filter feeders and harder to keep alive


In total, I'll have 1 Betta, 1 Nerite snail, 2 Ghost shrimp, and soon to be 3 Blue Mystery snails.
Sounds good :)

If I have that all together, how many more shrimps can I handle?
what kind of shrimp do you want to get? you can probably have 30 ghost shrimps in a properly cared for 10 gallon XD

Also, is a Dwarf Frog even an option with all that other bioload?
Your bioload is OK for now. I heard frogs are messy eaters, feeding the frog may also be a problem since the betta may be inclined to steal his food.
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