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Old 07-05-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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Hello from Indiana

Good old google led me here as I was doing a search for red cherry shrimp. I am currently building a paludarium out of a 20 gal aquarium and looking around for ideas to stock. If anyone doesn't already know, a paludarium is part land and part water.

This whole project started with a carnivorous plant collection that I wanted to expand and feature, now my focus has moved to the water section of the tank. I currently have one male veiltail betta who's pretty mild mannered. I was thinking of pairing him with a small quantity of RCS (like 4 or 5). My LFS doesn't carry any shrimp at all and the Petco an hour away from me only has ghost shrimp (blech).

I would love some other ideas or another place to look for these elusive RCS. I've got more to build before I'm ready for anything, just getting as much information as I can before I decide on what I want. Oh and the water portion of the tank isn't enormous, it's probably less than 5 gals. I'm not looking for a big community, just enough for the water to have a purpose which is why I thought it would be a perfect new home for my betta.

When the build is father along, I might post up some pictures.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like a very interesting build. Looking forward to see it's progression. Welcome to AA!

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and inverts.
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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Welcome! That tank sounds awesome. Majorly cool
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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Welcome. I dream of having a paludarium someday. Sorry, no stocking ideas, but you do have my best wishes on it.

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