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I broke down my 55G coldwater aquarium about two years ago and my boyfriend and I have decided it’s time to have a tank in our lives again.

This time I want to try my hand at aquascaping seriously. I grew some plants before with relative success but my loaches and goldfish would ruin my success all the time haha.

So the plan is to start from scratch with something 20G/ 75L.

We need pretty fish ideas. I want to try some shrimp too.

Also plants people have had success with. I’m interested in trying iwagumi style and I’ve used co2 before but technology in lighting and fertiliser has just moved on and I have no idea what I’m doing.

Anyone got any cool planted projects that could inspire us?

And any recommendations on lighting would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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I'm a big fan of endlers for small, pretty fish that won't eat shrimp. I just stick to males or its babies galore.
Enjoy your new project!
 

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Thanks! I hadn’t even thought about things eating the shrimp!

Do you have any favourite endlers? And do you have any thoughts on guppy endler hybrids?

I'm a big fan of endlers for small, pretty fish that won't eat shrimp. I just stick to males or its babies galore.
Enjoy your new project!
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Thanks! I hadn’t even thought about things eating the shrimp!

Do you have any favourite endlers? And do you have any thoughts on guppy endler hybrids?


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I mean, there are so many cool color morphs out there now. I have 6 males right now in a variety of morphs. They're almost all hybrids, as I'm pretty sure that's how they breed the different colors. Since I only have one or two of each, it's hard to know if the personality traits would be consistent in others that looked the same. But that being said, I actually like the more traditional endlerly ones' personalities the best. The ones that are more guppy-like are much more interested in displaying to eachother than picking at algae and exploring the tank. And the couple that I've had that are yellow tiger morphs are probably my least favorite if I had to choose. They're just kind of pompous and more likely to hassle other fish. But they're all great little fish. And I've found them all to be hardy. Not sure if that is what you were looking for in a response haha
I know some people are opposed to their hybridization. I haven't looked into it enough to have an educated opinion, so I just keep males and that's my way of not contributing to further hybridization of the species.
 

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I really like the honey gouramis I have. They look really nice when they glide across the tank .
 

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I have a couple of dwarf gourami in mine which are just lovely to watch and they never attack my shrimp (although I do have one big female amano that often squares up to the female DG when there's bloodworms in the tank... lol)

oh and if you're getting shrimp then I find they just love Java Moss, if you can attach it to a nice bit of driftwood looks really nice and they like to hide in it -.-
 
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