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Old 10-06-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up new tank setup in bedroom pls suggest what to put in

Bros,
Jus set up on 10 June Tues 10am.
It was an outdoor tank with a lot of algae
and floating plants before.

Only put in an airtube and a bogwood.

What else shall I add?

Planning to breed or keep CRS.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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Looks more like a driftwood than bogwood.

If for keeping mainly shrimps can put plants like mini riccia(must always trim this), taiwan moss or christmas moss while some narrow/needle leaf java fern will look good too with the DW. Or if you want more dramatic effect but higher maintenance plants go with flame, willow, erect moss or "us" fissiden.

Remember to stay away from anubias & crypt. as they will release oxalic acid which are harmful to shrimps(or all lifeforms in higher concentration) when the above mention plants gets cut at the leaves, stem & rhizome. Go goodle oxalic acid to find out more.
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Looks more like a driftwood than bogwood.

If for keeping mainly shrimps can put plants like mini riccia(must always trim this), taiwan moss or christmas moss while some narrow/needle leaf java fern will look good too with the DW. Or if you want more dramatic effect but higher maintenance plants go with flame, willow, erect moss or "us" fissiden.
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Remember to stay away from anubias & crypt. as they will release oxalic acid which are harmful to shrimps(or all lifeforms in higher concentration) when the above mention plants gets cut at the leaves, stem & rhizome. Go goodle oxalic acid to find out more.
Wow! thanks for that info.
What abt pandan plants?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:40 AM   #4
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First you will need to add in soil to soften the water and keep the PH stable.
And also a good filtration system because WC should be minimal.
For CRS, you will also need a lower temperature so a chiller is best.
Maybe you can start of with cherry shrimps first.
Then you can consider what kind of plants to grow
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:28 PM   #5
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Wow! thanks for that info.
What abt pandan plants?
Why you want to put pandan plant inside?! They are not aquatic plants & I rather not risk with the shrimps as they are more sensitive. Even if you are planning to use pandan as a de-nitrate system. And not many people like the smell of pandan in the room.

Soil just go with gex or ada they can auto maintain ph easily perhaps you may wish to ask the experts in shrimps section for more info on crs. Low quality crs are easy even without chiller but those prl or king kong are very sensitive & demanding.
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Why you want to put pandan plant inside?! They are not aquatic plants & I rather not risk with the shrimps as they are more sensitive. Even if you are planning to use pandan as a de-nitrate system. And not many people like the smell of pandan in the room.

Soil just go with gex or ada they can auto maintain ph easily perhaps you may wish to ask the experts in shrimps section for more info on crs. Low quality crs are easy even without chiller but those prl or king kong are very sensitive & demanding.
I saw Nippon koi farm using pandan, boss told me can get rid of cockroaches and nitrate.
That's what may taxi drivers did too to provide fragrance and deter pest, wonder if its true.

Does pandan affect cars those demanding ones?
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Old 16-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #7
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You can grow Pandan, riparium style. Roots in the water. Plant above.
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Old 16-06-2014, 11:42 AM   #8
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You can grow Pandan, riparium style. Roots in the water. Plant above.
Yes rubber u are right, been doing that the way I suggest.

All shrimps like to hide in drift wood,why?
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