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Old 06-15-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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I currently have a 20 gallon high FW community tank. The tank is filled with natural colored pebble substrate and plastic plants. It is stocked with the following fish:

6 Harlequin Rasboras
6 Black Neon Tetras
1 Orange thicked-lipped Gourami
3 Bronze Corydoras

My tank has been up for 1 year and I am very happy with it. The problem is that I would like to purchase a 10 gallon tank. I wish I could buy something bigger but my space is limited. So, to make a long story short, I have room for a 10 gallon tank but have no idea what to do with it. I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. The only requirement is that I would like to try my hand with a planted tank. I have no experience with aquatic plants but I know a low light tank would be best. Thanks!
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I would get some Eco Complete or Flourite for substrate. They are better for the plants and will help keep them healthy.

A 10g should come with 2 screw-in incandescent bulbs. You should replace them with 2 compact fluorescent bulbs. They come in 10 watt bulbs (which is fine for low light) and go up to about 30 watts.

In my 10g planted I have a male betta, 6 harlies and an otto. Since you already have the harlies in another tank, I recommend a male betta (or dwarf gourami), 6 lemon tetras and a couple ottos.

I will be redoing mine soon and only going to have a pair of Apistogrammas in the tank.

Most small tetras are fine for the tank. A pair of German rams would work. A trio (1m/2f) of dwarf puffers would be great. It just depends on what you like!
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Is Java Fern or Jave moss something compatible with a 10 gallon low light aquarium? I have read a few articles on on-line sites and they mention adding potassium. Will this be true? I was thinking of a Betta or another type of Gourami. I didn't know that a pair of German Rams would fit in a 10 gallon tank. Would the Rams be the only inhabitants or could I fit a bottom feeder x3?
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