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Thread: 10 gallon setup

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    ohh tiger lotus and lilly both sounds great im going to have to look 0.o
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    here is my 5.5gal set up if you want some ideas...that's a crypt on the right toward the rear...two plants to the left there, i forget what they are. if someone could ID them for me, i'd appreciate it. whatever they are my betta absolutely loves to rest on them. if i had a 10gal i would plant a whole bunch of those...this tank has the betta, 5 glolights, an photo.jpgafrican dwarf frog, and about 6-8 ghost shrimp.
    20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
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    That front plant on the left definitely looks like Hygrophila Stricta to me. A very pretty plant that's relatively hardy. I've got some in 3 of my tanks.
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    thanks kevin! looked up some pics and i concur. i trim the bottoms regularly to get it to stalk up and grow wider at the top to make it extra betta friendly!

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    That front plant on the left definitely looks like Hygrophila Stricta to me. A very pretty plant that's relatively hardy. I've got some in 3 of my tanks.
    20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
    10gal barebottom QT: Empty

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    one more question is is better to use a Sand as a top layer? or just normal gravel? or just pure plant substrate for them? because my betta in his 5 gallon loves to lay on the bottom so i was wondering if sand might be better hmmm?
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    My wife's Betta actually really enjoys hanging out on java moss. The tank has no substrate just a small piece of slate the java is tied to with fishing line. This tank is easy to clean and I trim the java monthly.
    I have had red cherry shrimp in the tank with the Betta and he nipped a few right off the bat but the shrimp got wise and hid in the java moss.
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    i have a low-tech planted set up in here with the betta, glolights and shrimp - so these plants don't need much - but i use planting substrate with gravel on top and the betta is fine with it and so are the plants

    i don't like planting substrate by itself because it kicks up a lot of dust. the gravel helps keep it down even if some gets mixed up with it while doing gravel vacuumingphoto 1.jpg

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    one more question is is better to use a Sand as a top layer? or just normal gravel? or just pure plant substrate for them? because my betta in his 5 gallon loves to lay on the bottom so i was wondering if sand might be better hmmm?
    20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
    10gal barebottom QT: Empty

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    yeah i didn`t think pure substrate would be good my original plan was substrate with gravel on top like my main tank is. just was curious on sand cause like i said he likes laying around n he tends to rip his fins

    i been trying to find a 10-20 gallon tank at resale places for him n garage sales but no luck yet.
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    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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