Hi all lovely people here:
2 years ago I have to gave up my first ever, small but well loved red cherry shrimps tank with driftwood and lots of lovely plants, in order to move into my current place.
2 years later, I can finally afford my own place & is going to get a new tank in 2 weeks, so exciting
At the moment I'm thinking aqua one 620T, like it a bit taller so more of an eye level, good choice?
Initially I was still thinking a shrimp tank, this time want to have yellow cherries, red crystal, red nose shrimps & maybe also some ghost shrimps - depends on what I can get at that time. From my research they can live together? And how many each is best to start with? Any other suggestions?
My LFS also recommend that I can also have around 20 small fishes in a tank that size, like tetra, guppies, endlers & rasboras. I do like small / very small fishes, but can they actually live with my shrimps without hurting them?
With plants, from my previous (one time ) experience, I'd like to have some moss, thinking Phoenix / Christmas / Taiwan / java as carpet. Maybe also lilaeopsis mauritius, marsilea minuta or marsilea hirsuta, which I haven't had any experience with.
Front & mid ground - anubias nana, anubias coffeefolia, bolbitus, windelov fern, needle java fern. I was also thinking crypts wendtil green, pogostemon helferi, water wisteria (some people said this can be a carpet plant?). Normal java fern and I were not comparatable last time, they were struggling when others thrive?! Don't know why...
Cause my previous tank was a small one, I didn't have any experience regarding biggger / taller plants. I had a bit of research and these seems easy / beginners / low light background plants - jungle val, hornwort, bacopa moneri, bacopa caroliniana, rotala indica, amazon sword, apomogentous & vallisnevia.
It would be great if someone can give me some advice I'm after a low maintenance tank. Other than 2 heaters & a thermometer, a 40cm gold vine and of course substrate, I won't be adding anything else to the tank. Thank you everyone for reading.
If possible I'd love to get my plants & shrimps here, oh well no shrimps for at least another 6-8 weeks