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  1. Default Planted 5.5 gallon ideas


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    I found a good deal on a 5.5 gallon tank on kijiji (yay for used tanks!) and I want to make it a tiny planted tank, eventually add some cherry shrimps and maybe a snail (can we have snails in planted tank or will they eat all the plants?)

    Once everything is nice and pretty I'll add a betta.

    Now, I have absolutely zero experiences in aquarium plants and there is so many to choose from, both in petstores and online. I don't know where to start, what kind of substrate should I use (some say sand, other say use dirt, but i'm kinda worried it will cloud the water if I use the later)

    Also, once I have everything running, how can I make sure there's no hitchhikers in my plants? can I use a light solution of water/javel? I don't mind one or two nice looking snails (horned netrite are sweet, and I read they don't bread easily, which is nice for me!)

    Any ideas where I can start?

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    You "de-snail" plants by soaking them in alum and water - though I'm sure others have used other methods - it was recommended to me to use algaecide at triple/quadruple its strength because I couldn't find alum.

    There are many easy plants that don't require special lighting or special nutrients - java fern/moss come to mind and anacharis.

    Can't recommend substrate - there are types that are made for planted tanks but many members have had good luck with various types of substrate - I personally use plain gravel and my plants do fine.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    0 Not allowed!
    I'll check if I can find Alum somewhere
    at worse i'll do it by hand as much as I can -_-; and get an assasin snail

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