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post #1 of 5 Old 04-08-2018, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon tank idea

Hi everyone I am new to the hobby, and I have a 10 gallon tank I want to startup lightly planted.plan on using sand substrate, Anubias, And one or two other species of plants. with some rocks and driftwood.As for creatures I would like some ghost shrimp, one top water fish,malaysian trumpet snails, and a school of bronze cory catfish. Would all of this be good in a tank together if not does any one have any suggestions.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-09-2018, 02:40 AM
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In a 10g, bronze cories get large and do better in a 20g long. Maybe stick with one of the pygmy species of cory, and do a shoal of around 6 and then a shoal of boraras or ember tetras - around 6 of either.... not both!


As for plants, consider java fern varieties, anubias varieties, Bucephlandra, mosses, crypts and bolbitis.

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Yup good suggestions. 10 is as small as one might consider a community tank, so the fish must be proportionately small.

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Hi everyone I am new to the hobby, and I have a 10 gallon tank I want to startup lightly planted.plan on using sand substrate, Anubias, And one or two other species of plants. with some rocks and driftwood.As for creatures I would like some ghost shrimp, one top water fish,malaysian trumpet snails, and a school of bronze cory catfish. Would all of this be good in a tank together if not does any one have any suggestions.
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I use the methods in my signature on 10g tanks. (or here: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/)


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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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What sort of fish we're you considering?

Something like a school of ember tetras would be a good option- they stay small and won't mess with the shrimp. Or guppies, even.

If all you want are plants like anubias, mosses, and java fern, sand is fine by itself- even play sand if you wash it well.

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