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CichlidChick 11-12-2010 12:59 PM

First Planted Tank Suggestions?
 
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Hey there, so I finally decided to start my first 10 gallon planted tank for orange, yellow and red cherry shrimp. I just started the setup 4 days ago with Fluval Stratum substrate, some java fern, moss balls, fanwort and some smaller( for now) plants, waiting for java and flame moss to arrive, 2 small driftwood pieces and a triangular sponge filter. I am excited and nervous that I dont screw up the plants. Any tips would be great :-D (backround is temporary) I am getting more plants and will let them all fill out before I add the shrimp.

Byron 11-13-2010 07:24 PM

That looks very nice, particularly for a first planted tank. Well done.

I was intending to move this thread to Aquarium Plants, but for some reason there is a slight system glitch preventing me from doing so, but I will move this over eventually.

Byron.

CichlidChick 11-13-2010 08:29 PM

Thank you! I've been trying to do as much research as possible to make it comfortable for the future shrimp.

Blaxicanlatino 11-15-2010 01:30 PM

welcome to the forum! im by far not an expert on plants so i will keep shut about them XD nice tank though! i have had alot of success with shrimps. Keep the water clear of nitrite and ammonia and keep low on nitrate. the are sensitive to copper and temperature fluctuations. cherry shrimps are liverbearer shrimps and the females will keep the eggs under her legs till they are ready to hatch. when they hatch they will look like tiny versions of the adults and eat the same foods. ummmm i guess thats about it :D.

CichlidChick 11-15-2010 10:18 PM

Hahaha thank you Blaxicanlatino, I love the RCS, I actually had a successful breeding this summer and got about a dozen surviving offspring which I gave to a friend. I love watching shrimp :D One thing I will mention though for anyone who buys fanwort plants.... I've had mine for a week and they have already reached the top of the tank, so if someone wants a slow-growing plant this is not the one for you...beautiful though and i love it!

Blaxicanlatino 11-16-2010 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by CichlidChick (Post 513970)
Hahaha thank you Blaxicanlatino, I love the RCS, I actually had a successful breeding this summer and got about a dozen surviving offspring which I gave to a friend. I love watching shrimp :D One thing I will mention though for anyone who buys fanwort plants.... I've had mine for a week and they have already reached the top of the tank, so if someone wants a slow-growing plant this is not the one for you...beautiful though and i love it!


XD i have about that many too. But it seems they are all females though! lol have you ever had an amano shrimp? they are friendly with with cherry shrimps. They are blue in the morning and dark brown during the day with nice red stripes! they are usually cheaper than cherrys too

ive never had any experience with fanwort before...

thefishboy 11-16-2010 01:28 PM

I have amano shrinp veru cool....

sik80 11-16-2010 02:30 PM

i really like those little redish leaved plants on the substrate - very nice.

Blaxicanlatino 11-16-2010 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by sik80 (Post 514313)
i really like those little redish leaved plants on the substrate - very nice.


what kind of plants are those?

CichlidChick 11-16-2010 04:10 PM

I have 2 female amanos and i just adore them. About the little plants im not totally sure what they are, i have a thread on them and so far ppl think they are a sword plant of course but a variation of echinodorus / kleinerbar.


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