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Old 07-30-2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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aquascaping a 4G tank for shrimps

Hi all,

I'm thinking of aquascaping a 4G nano tank (10'x 10' x 10') for my desk. It can't be any bigger as it will be sitting on my work desk and I need the rest of the real estate for my work.

The tank will eventually hold shrimps and live plants, but I have some questions regarding the equipment.


1) Is this project feasible? Assume that I will have 4-6 shrimps + 2-4 neon tetras OR 1 Beta.
2) How do you feel about tanks that comes with lights and built-in filters like Fluval Spec III.
3) I don't have room for a canister filter. What would you recommend for a filter?
A) HOB.... should it contain Carbon, if so, will it affect the nutrients that plants need to thrive?
B) under gravel filter?
4) As for plants, I'm thinking of anubias, and I would like to have a carpet plant, but very low maintenance. There will be no CO2. what do you suggest?

Thank you
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Yes it is feasible but i'm not sure neons should go in a 4 gallon. They need a proper school. Shrimp might not be safe with a betta. You could do a single male guppy.
I've always used a HOB filter and it never affected my plants. If you don't want to use a carbon pad you can use a sponge.
Aquarium mosses can be used for a carpet plant and are literally the easiest thing to grow. Anubias is a great plant as well.
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