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josh7 03-02-2012 10:08 PM

5.5 gallon build
 
Well I keep on getting tanks from people the dimensions of this one are 16x8x10. I probably will get live plants need suggestions on plants. I have some ideas for fish to I'm thinking neon tetras, dwarf rasbora, celestial pearl danio, dwarf frog, ghost shrimp and mystery snails any thoughts on these fish are appreciated and good combos of any of these fish will help thanks.

zach_1_6 03-02-2012 10:11 PM

i don't think neon tetra will work in a 5 gal, but the other fish seem fine, have you looked into other shrimp other then ghosts? red cherry shrimp will reproduce in the tank. Also, what kind of lights do you have over the tank? make sure to post lots of pics ;)

josh7 03-02-2012 10:13 PM

Well I was hoping for neons but oh well I have looked at other shrimp but I personally like the ghost. I'm not sure on lighting but I know wattage is 2 watts per gallon. I can't post pics right now cameras broke can next month though I'm getting paid then.

zach_1_6 03-02-2012 10:15 PM

yea ghost shrimp are nice my brother has a bunch. is your lighting standard fluorescent ones?

josh7 03-02-2012 11:28 PM

I'm pretty sure it is just standard

zach_1_6 03-02-2012 11:33 PM

Okay, so you should be fine for growing low light plants :)

josh7 03-02-2012 11:37 PM

Okay any suggestions on types of plants

zach_1_6 03-02-2012 11:40 PM

Anubias, java fern and various crypt species are all good low light plants. There is also anacharis which would probably be a pain in a 5.5 gal because it would grow way to tall, google a list of low light plants and see what you get

josh7 03-03-2012 12:01 AM

Okay then thanks for your help.

zach_1_6 03-03-2012 12:08 AM

No problem, good luck! :)


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