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post #21 of 33 Old 05-08-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
As long as they don't charge me an arm and a leg for shipping I have no problem ordering plants from online. I do plan on getting a pretty nice lighting system so that shouldn't present a problem.

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post #22 of 33 Old 05-08-2012, 06:15 PM
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Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) can be left to float and does very well in hard water. It will also create a refuge for fry in its needles. They also do a great job at removing ammonia and nitrate. On top of fish profiles, we also have a few plant profiles. Click on the shaded name to read more.

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post #23 of 33 Old 05-08-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Here is an example of a central american tank that is beautiful to me!
Aquarius - Store Specialized in Aquarium Supply
This would be my ideal aquarium!

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can anyone identify the plants in the foreground of the aquarium from the above link

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can anyone identify the plants in the foreground of the aquarium from the above link
Left foreground of the CA tank, the small plants look like Sagittaria subulata. I think the leaves are a bit too "solid" for Helanthium tenellum.

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Here is an example of a central american tank that is beautiful to me!
Aquarius - Store Specialized in Aquarium Supply
This would be my ideal aquarium!
That is a neat looking aquarium! If you scroll down on that page a bit, it lists the names of the plants there (with a link to see a picture). I think the foreground plant is dwarf sagittaria. You should be able to look up some of those names in our profile. I don't think anything in that list is too hard to acquire. You could easily make that the blueprint for your tank.

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post #27 of 33 Old 05-08-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
So I think I will do alot of eel grass in the background and some Dwarf Sagittaria in the foreground. So once again ARE THERE ANY CENTRAL AMERICAN SHRIMP? it seems like that and a few other questions I have that I will iron out in other threads so I should be able to get all the details sorted out within the week and start assembling it once finals are over.

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I tried doing a google search for it, but I couldn't find anything. I was wondering about that because I would like to set up a livebearer biotope one day. Personally, I'll probably just throw in shrimp anyway. I've never been a huge fan of true biotope tanks (despite my educational background in biology and ecology). If the params are good, I'll throw just about anything together.

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post #29 of 33 Old 05-08-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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I tried doing a google search for it, but I couldn't find anything. I was wondering about that because I would like to set up a livebearer biotope one day. Personally, I'll probably just throw in shrimp anyway. I've never been a huge fan of true biotope tanks (despite my educational background in biology and ecology). If the params are good, I'll throw just about anything together.
I gotcha I'm mean I might just throw some ghost shrimp in there but I figure if I did all this other background research I would at least try to find one first

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Nope.. Almost all shrimp in the trade are from Asia, as this is where the shrimp hobby originates.
There are many Amazonian freshwater shrimp. But shrimp are kinda eh. A lot of hobby shrimp aren't described by science (even fish) and it can be hard to keep track of species. I've seen some beautiful in-described species found in Amazon pools by shrimpists, but in reality this just isn't practical for anyone but the most experienced shrimpists.
If you want some ideas:
Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp
I was able to find this guy, Amazon glass shrimp, which you could "replicate" with his close cousin the American glass shrimp (aka common feeder shrimp that usually cost like 30 cents each) Note that they will eat any fry they can catch, thought I doubt they will dent your numbers:
Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp

Or, you could do amano shrimp, unrelated but similar to the Amazonian one. Doubt they'd catch any fish fry.
Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp

Both of these are a tad bit easier to deal with if you want to stick to something more native looking.

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