RCS CARE and Tank Setup

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Hey guys. I have an empty 5 gallon top fin aquascence kit that i have lying around, so I decied to put use to it.

RCS! YAY!

I have an aqueon colormax flourescence 10 watt bulb in the hood.
Will this be enough for a heavily planted low light tank?
My substrate will be ADA amazonia.

Also can you tell me what plants would work in my tank.
 

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Java moss should serve you well, RCS love it and it should work well in your lighting without too much maintenance.

-Bass master
 

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Generally, most fluorescent lights work in a 10 gallon because it is so shallow that the actual type and output of the bulb is more or less negligible. Virtually any plants can work in your tank, as bass master stated above, mosses such as Java or Christmas work very well, as do bunch plants, particularly those like cabomba or water wisteria.

As for the shrimp themselves, care is fairly easy. Keep their water parameters stable, this is essential when keeping invertebrates. Feed sinking wafers sparingly, and otherwise treat them like small, bottom dwelling fish.
 
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Elodea said:
Generally, most fluorescent lights work in a 10 gallon because
It's a 5 gallon tank

All I want are some anubias, java moss and fern, christmas moss, and marimo moss balls. Maybe wisteria.

I know shrimp will get sucked into the filter so can I put a Filter Max onto the intake of my AC?
 

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Yes, you can put a sponge or leggings (new and unwashed) over the filter intake to prevent the shrimplets from being sucked up.
 
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