Brand New Planted Tank - Total Novice so Advice Appreciated

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  1. AllieG

    AllieG Member

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    Hello,

    I just created my tank last night using the Walstad method (I think).
    First time doing this and I really hope my plants survive.

    If they grow nicely I would like to add in some shrimp too.

    Don't have a filter on it currently because my one has gone walkabouts - was planning on purchasing a new one as soon as I can

    Thanks for looking
     

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  2. Keith GH

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    Allie

    I think you might have gone a bit over using that massive piece of wood in a small tank. I would consider using a smaller twiggy piece other than giving you more space you will have a greater water movement plus a larger water capacity.

    Keith:wave::wave:
     
  3. AllieG

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    You might be right! It was the only wood I had but it is pretty large, thanks for the advice. I'll be on the hunt for something better and then I can see what is actually in the tank!
     
  4. AllieG

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    I was thinking about getting a free standing desk light to start to go above my tank, is there any recommended that I could use? Maybe from IKEA....
     
  5. Keith GH

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    Current tank :)
     

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  8. Keith GH

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    That light looks very nice I hope it works perfectly for you.

    Keith:wave::wave:
     
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