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Old 12-29-2020, 11:58 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of my 2.5 planted setup?

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ID:	319093 9 different types of plant, and tomorrow 5 multicolored breeding pairs of neocardinia arrive. There’s also two assassin snails and 3 tiny fancy guppy fry.
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:54 AM   #2
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Awesome! I'm jealous!
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:34 AM   #3
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It’s so beautiful!
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:27 PM   #4
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Nice can you list the foreground plant names and also what brand of fertilizer do you use? I am looking to set up a 10 gal planted tank
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:34 PM   #5
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What do you guys think of my 2.5 planted setup?

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Nice can you list the foreground plant names and also what brand of fertilizer do you use? I am looking to set up a 10 gal planted tank


I haven’t had the need for any additional ferts I use low maintenance plants mostly

The foreground features some Dwarf Hairgrass, Needle Spikesedge, some small java fern sproutlings, some Java Moss in the center and also some Sagittaria.
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Nice can you list the foreground plant names and also what brand of fertilizer do you use? I am looking to set up a 10 gal planted tank


I also use 24/7 lighting from my 15 watt bulb it’s away from a window it stops algae growth and keeps my plants healthy and happy. I regularly prune and trim and make sure every plant is getting relatively equal light
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Ok thanks
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Looking good!
I've always been cautious of having assassin snails with shrimp. However, If you have a source of Malaysian trumpet snails or another snail variety, it would be a good idea to put them in the tank too. It will give the assassins a consistent food source so they dont prey on the shrimp.
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Looking good!
I've always been cautious of having assassin snails with shrimp. However, If you have a source of Malaysian trumpet snails or another snail variety, it would be a good idea to put them in the tank too. It will give the assassins a consistent food source so they dont prey on the shrimp.
https://youtu.be/6qIOVafryig


Wow, how would they even go about doing that? Crazy
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With their harpoon. They are assassins after all.
Shrimp will pick the biofilm off the assassins shell unaware they're playing a game of russian roulette.
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With their harpoon. They are assassins after all.
Shrimp will pick the biofilm off the assassins shell unaware they're playing a game of russian roulette.
Haha! That's too cool. Never had shrimp or snails. But that's great info
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:06 PM   #12
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It's time for you to get some snails. Nerite, Malaysian trumpet, mystery, etc...they're all beneficial with their population kept in check. I'm sure you keep some fish that will gladly eat a snail or 2.
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Haha! Yeah, I should get some. I do have a few monsters that'll eat anything, lol
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I have a 10 gal with about 20 blue ramshorn snails.
if I got an assassin snail would it eat all the ramshorn snails or would they be able to repopulate?
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I'd recommend putting the assassins in another tank. You could sell or trade the blue rams horns to keep the population in check.
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It's time for you to get some snails. Nerite, Malaysian trumpet, mystery, etc...they're all beneficial with their population kept in check. I'm sure you keep some fish that will gladly eat a snail or 2.


I actually have 3 assassins in here they are burrowed, put a nerite in there yesterday too.

My 5.5 planted has 4-5 assassins buried in the snail and a nerite. Makes the brackish estuary theme I went for really work
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