I'm doing my first tank. Ever. And I wanted a 10g planted community tank. I'm trying to get my tank and supplies now to get it cycled properly before adding the fish early March.
Ideally I would like: 1 male betta, 8 neon tetras, 6ish red cherry shrimp. But I am concerned that's too much bioload for a 10 gallon. Do I need to go up? And is there such a thing as a 15g horizontal tank? I can't do a 20g.
If I have to give up some wildlife: would switching the RCS to 1 or 2 mystery snails be a good swap? I thought I read somewhere that the snails are a bit poo-y.
I've chosen a bunch of nice hidey plants and a nice pc of Malaysian driftwood.
And my 4 year old son says:
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Thanks for any input! These forums have been my main research area!