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Ok, so my LFS retired and new folks bought it, and I know more about fishkeeping than they do, which is sad, because I consider myself new at this still. So im not going to go in there anymore, very bad vibe.
So does anyone have a 5 gallon tank they are looking to sell? I want to start a shrimp tank that will sit on my counter.
Also, I need to aquire the shrimp. No pet store in this area has anything. I would like Cherry shrimp, along with other shrimp that like similar water perameters. Does anybody know where I could get these guys?
I'm torn on dark or light colored substrate. I'm going to use sand.
Also, any recommendations for live plants that would to well in a 5 gallon? I also need to aquire a proper light.
As you are in Oregon, you might want to check into The Wet Spot, a fish store in Portland. They have a website. This is a store with a very high reputation among aquarists. It is a true hobbyists store, and they get in some very rare fish.
On substrate, if you have fish, darker is better. I use Quikrete playsand. Good pants for a 5g are pygmy chain sword, dwarf sword, Corkscrew Vallisneria, crypts. For floating, Brazilian Pennywort works in smaller spaces.
Ok, great thank you Bryon. So I found a nice 5 gallon tank, and lid. I got some sand substrate, it was treated. It's about 3 inches deep. It's heated, holding at 78. I bought 7 white mountain cloud minnows, to help with cycling. They are small and have some growing to do. I bought a few plants, one of them was the pennywart you mentioned. When the tank clears up, I'll try to get a few pics up.
One question, is 3 inches too deep for the sand? I transplanted a two rooted plants from the two gallon. I'm wondering too if I should add a root tab or two.
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