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Old 09-02-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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First Time Shrimper

I have a one gallon tank with an air filter I would like to plant it and make a shrimp tank.

My plants:
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Java moss if I can find it.

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what lights do I need?
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Should I use flourish or other frets?
What about water changes?


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Old 09-02-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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What kind of light do you have? If it is an incandescent fixture you might be able to swap out the bulb with a CFL bulb (6500K maybe 13w). They run cooler than incandescent bulbs. However, the 13w CFL might be too much light for that size tank.
You should be fine without ferts. I have a shrimp tank with crypts and moss and the the crypts get root pellets (which won't work too well with the under gravel filter) but the moss thrives without ferts.


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The light is a 7 watt (type c-7) bulb.


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That should be enough for moss and maybe java fern.


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Even if it is just a regular light bulb?


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Hmmm...maybe not. I just realized that those bulbs are basically the same ones used in night lights.


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Yeah. I could get a 15 watt plant bulb. Is that to strong?


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