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    So I have finally decided to pull the trigger and do an aquarium for my desk at work. I have a bearded dragon and was feeding crickets, housing them in a 5.5 gallon aquarium. I have decided to switch to roaches so I no longer need the aquarium. Hence the go ahead on the desk top.

    Tonight we worked on the back ground of the tank and i must say I'm ecstatic about how it turned out. You'll be able to see what industry I'm in now.

    I have supplies coming in tomorrow from amazon, I'm unsure if the light coming will be good enough to grow plants. My plan is a planted aquarium without co2. I have found a co2 system small enough for the tank if I decide I need it.

    I will get some pics of the stuff coming in and talk about stocking ideas. For now here is a pic of the back ground.

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    Yay another new journal. Looking forward to seeing all the new pictures to follow.
    What is the stocking plan??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Yay another new journal. Looking forward to seeing all the new pictures to follow.
    What is the stocking plan??

    Well this is where I cant wait to get some comments and advice. I have stocked one small tank, but it was a betta tank for my wife and so im learning. Here is what i am thinking, let me know if you think its too much.

    5 or 6 tetra (still deciding what breed)
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    RCS and maybe Amano
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    5.5G is honestly too small for most fish...a single betta would work

    BUT, a 5.5G makes an EXCELLENT shrimp tank, and maybe a single snail if you like those

    Petrochemical industry, eh?....we have a few of those where I live, lol
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    I was hoping i could get away with more than a betta fish, but if i cant i cant. Still considering, but your advice is much respected and appreciated.

    but another questions about the shrimp. I am planning on planting this so i know i can stock it out a little quicker than a fish only tank, obviously making sure perimeters are good. But the question is before algae come in and start providing a natural food for the shrimp. What do you feed them until then?
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    Well got most of the supplies in today, still waiting on the light. May have to buy another one and send it back if it doesn't make it time

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    So amazon did the almost unthinkable and failed to deliver my light. But I am the worst about instant gratification so I went on the hunt and found this marineland that is meant to be submerged but it won't fit inside the tank. But it's fits nicely sitting on top and from what I've read it won't hurt to put it on top looking down. A didn't some google research and I think this light should be sufficient. It 6500 on the light appearance although a little low on the wattage.

    Amazon is refunding money for undelivered light.


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    So i got everything up and running, everything seems to be going good just a few days in. But i do have a concern, I'm wondering if my filter is too powerful. How can you tell if it is? I haven't had a tank this size before and didn't even think about it being a potential problem. Any suggestions?

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    The Quietflow 10 should not be too much filtration for a 5.5G.
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