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  1. Is this tank cycled? Shrimps are very sensitive to ammonia & nitrites Has the sand be washed before putting into tank? 30c is too high for shrimps, try 22C-24C and lastly if your guppy tank is cycled, there shouldn’t be any ammonia even if overstocked if there is weekly min 20% water change My community tank is overstocked but water testing result still perfect 0/0/5-10 after 5 days no water change - I usually do 10% wc every 3 days & add fert once a week
  2. I’m not sure about seedling trays, when you cut it in half is the sharp edges going to cut the stem of your plants? Stem aquarium plants usually comes in terracotta pots or black mesh pots with rockwool? I’m sure you can buy new from aquariums as well. With mesh pots the one I just bought have 2 small square tiles inside it, otherwise I think you can put gravel/stone/slate etc to weight it down. Another opttion I can think of is to put your plants in the pots & fill the pots with aquarium soil, then put it under your gravel.
  3. Thanks @Cam07 actually not since at least I'm still not sure about the tank choice, shrimps choice, comparability of the fishes & background plants
  4. How can it be improved? Did I selected something accidentally?
  5. 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
  6. Thanks for your concern, it's actually okay, I set it to 24 and it gives me the perfect 26!
  7. Today I've just received the stuff that I ordered - included a small fish tank...I know :mrgreen Well packed & only 2 days delivery (I'm interstate) Donny, thanks for being so patience and explained what I need and don't need on the phone, and thanks for the air pump suggestion! Can't wait to move the little guys to their new home PS: I know it's random but I love the purple colour gravel that comes with the kit, maybe I can use that if I decided to buy a betta down the track
  8. Today I've just received the stuff that I ordered - included a small fish tank...I know :mrgreen Well packed & only 2 days delivery (I'm interstate) Donny, thanks for being so patience and explained what I need and don't need on the phone, and thanks for the air pump suggestion! Can't wait to move the little guys to their new home PS: I know it's random but I love the purple colour gravel that comes with the kit, maybe I can use that if I decided to buy a betta down the track
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