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  1. #1

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    Default 1.5g/5.5L tank options?

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    Hello all,

    Last christmas my girlfriend bought me a small fish tank as my first tank. After reading up i decided to upgrade to a 100L/26g tank which i now happily have some neon tetras, three lined corys, and RCS in.

    I am wondering if i can use the small 1.5g tank for anything that will not cramp it? is it too small to house any aquatic animal and keep it comfortable?

    My LFS has a yellow strain of RCS and i thought about that? any other suggestions?

    it will have small gravel in it, a couple small artificial plants with some java moss too. It has a small internal filter that came with it and a heater tuned to 26C/79F. pH is 7.4.

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    As far as I know, that tank would be fine for RCS - however, not too many cuz I understand they are prolific breeders - good for you that you realize it's not appropriate for fish of any kind!

    Some forum members use those small tanks for shrimp or snails. I would make sure to put it through the cycling process 1st before putting anything into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pckroeger View Post
    I am wondering if i can use the small 1.5g tank for anything that will not cramp it?
    Possibly shrimp as mentioned but your margin for error wrt water parameters is microscopic in such a small volume.

    ... Personally, I would throw quarters in it until I had saved enough to buy a more practical tank size.
    I have a 1G fishbowl... I keep pens in it because I already have a change jar.
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