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I would love to see everyone's 10 gallon thank photos (5-15 gallon can sneak in too I guess ). I need some inspiration for smaller tank aquascaping or decorating.

I'm about to redo a 10 gallon tank and have been looking all over the forum at photos of tanks for ideas. I'm planning on going for a natural look myself, but anything you guys have will surly give some inspiration to me or someone else down the road. Thanks!

I have some Canadian waterweed - Elodea canadensis, and some carpeting plants I bought but can't remember the name.. oops, Also some dwarf water lettuce, and duckweed. Keeping it simple for now.
I will be using light color sand over dirt and locally found rocks and driftwood.

My fish are 2 baby green sunfish and one minnow (all 3 are very small still). Pond snails and copepods will be added too.
 

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This is my 10 gallon, I know you said more natural but I figured someone might get some insperation from our sunken ship theme. It currently houses a Tangerine Crayfish, a couple ghost shrimp and some duckweed. I would put more plants in there but Natsu the crayfish likes to eat it, you should see him attempting to catch the duckweed on top, it's pretty funny.

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Icewolf said:
This is my 10 gallon, I know you said more natural but I figured someone might get some insperation from our sunken ship theme. It currently houses a Tangerine Crayfish, a couple ghost shrimp and some duckweed. I would put more plants in there but Natsu the crayfish likes to eat it, you should see him attempting to catch the duckweed on top, it's pretty funny.
Your photo didn't show up, just an broken symbol.. would love to see your sunken ship theme. Maybe try uploading again?
My crayfish used to do the same thing when younger guess duckweed isn't to her taste now that she is growing up, Lol!

Smalltownfishfriend WTFish? Giul those tanks are great!
 

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It's not a ten gallon, but I think it still is good inspiration, here is my five gallon betta tank.
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Fanatic Nice tank! And your fish is such a stunning red color!
 

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Suzanne2 said:
Your photo didn't show up, just an broken symbol.. would love to see your sunken ship theme. Maybe try uploading again?
My crayfish used to do the same thing when younger guess duckweed isn't to her taste now that she is growing up, Lol!
I think I fixed it. it works.
 
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Icewolf said:
I think I fixed it. it works.
Cool tank! That ship is perfect for a crayfish!
 

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Suzanne2 said:
Cool tank! That ship is perfect for a crayfish!
Thanks, its fun watching him climb around inside and all over the top of it. The kids love it, they actually picked it out, I wanted more of a driftwood kinda deal but wasn't my tank.
 

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Giul, with all that duckweed, do you have any problems getting light to all the other plants below or do you just prune them all the time?
 
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JustinCG said:
Giul, with all that duckweed, do you have any problems getting light to all the other plants below or do you just prune them all the time?
My 5 gallon tank is getting pretty well choked off with duckweed just like Giul I just have to keep scooping it out regularly. You can se the roots from duckweed and dwarf water lettuce are everywhere! I need to trI'm everything in here but have kinda been waiting until I get the 10 gallon set up so I can transplant them into it. Those are the 3 fish who are excitedly waiting for an upgrade (after they got kicked out of the 29 gallon by a snappy crayfish).
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JustinCG said:
Giul, with all that duckweed, do you have any problems getting light to all the other plants below or do you just prune them all the time?
Exactly like Suzanne2 said, I regularly take out my extra duckweed but so far my plants below haven’t minded too much. I heard red eared turtles love to eat duckweed so I’m trying to convince my Aunt to try feeding some to hers so that it doesn’t go to waste
 

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Giul said:
Exactly like Suzanne2 said, I regularly take out my extra duckweed but so far my plants below haven’t minded too much. I heard red eared turtles love to eat duckweed so I’m trying to convince my Aunt to try feeding some to hers so that it doesn’t go to waste
I just ordered a bunch of duckweed for my cray and he's eaten close to half of it in 24 hours, so might be an option to get rid of the duckweed if you have a crayfish or know someone who does. Just a thought. I also heard it makes good compost.
 

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Icewolf said:
I just ordered a bunch of duckweed for my cray and he's eaten close to half of it in 24 hours, so might be an option to get rid of the duckweed if you have a crayfish or know someone who does. Just a thought. I also heard it makes good compost.
Hmm, good ideas! I’ll ask around if anyone has crayfish, I’ve never kept them so I had no idea that they eat it. Worst case scenario I’ll add it to my family’s compost bin
 

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I have the good old light that came with my aquarium package. Haha I need a better light. Is duckweed a medium or high level light requirement?
 
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JustinCG said:
I have the good old light that came with my aquarium package. Haha I need a better light. Is duckweed a medium or high level light requirement?
My duckweed barely survived under the original pathetic aquarium LED light. I had only a teaspoons worth left alive by the time I upgraded my light! But after adding some new LED the duckweed just took off and now it's everywhere!! I bought really inexpensive Aquaneat lights on eBay they are on Amazon too. Here is my DIY setup, its super fancy Just scooped duckweed out recently too.
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Nice duckweed. So anyone have an opinion on nicrew or aquaneat?

Suzanne2 did you mount that new light under your preexisting lid?
 
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JustinCG said:
Suzanne2 did you mount that new light under your preexisting lid?
Since it is just a 5 gallon tank (small lid) I cut a hole in the lid and glued the light on top so it would not get moisture dripping onto it..
 

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