Stocking Ideas For A 10 G Nano Tank!

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Hello lore!

After quite some time of cycling & aquascaping this tank, I’m finally ready to stock this bad boy!

Here’s a picture of the tank

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I have some dwarf tear grass that’s supposed to be delivered today, that I’m going to carpet the left side with. Plus I want to add some more plants

I want to do some form of a nano planted tank. I was thinking:

6-8-10 (?) chili rasboras
A small school (3-5?) of sparkling gourami
10-15 shrimp
1-2 snails

What’d you guys think ?
 

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Mazeus said:
I have sparkling gourami and chili rasbora with a mystery snail. I would highly recommend this combo. You probably won't want to add shrimp though the gourami will hunt and kill them.
Really ? Hm. I’ll have to do some deep research on this, not that I don’t believe you, or anything like that! I aquascaped my tank specifically to host a bunch of shrimp. I think I would rather have a bunch of shrimp than a few sparkling G’s, if I have to choose. I have a few honey gourami with a few ghost shrimp in my 20 G, & they get along great. Albeit I’ve never had any sparkling gourami
 

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Hego_Damask said:
Really ? Hm. I’ll have to do some deep research on this, not that I don’t believe you, or anything like that! I aquascaped my tank specifically to host a bunch of shrimp. I think I would rather have a bunch of shrimp than a few sparkling G’s, if I have to choose. I have a few honey gourami with a few ghost shrimp in my 20 G, & they get along great. Albeit I’ve never had any sparkling gourami
I've never kept shrimp with them because I had read that they kill RCS- and if you follow Foo the Flowerhorn on youtube, his sparkling gouramis took down several of his ghostshrimp. They probably wouldn't get them all. Perhaps wait to see if others have successfully kept shrimp with sparkling gourami.
 
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Mazeus said:
I've never kept shrimp with them because I had read that they kill RCS- and if you follow Foo the Flowerhorn on youtube, his sparkling gouramis took down several of his ghostshrimp. They probably wouldn't get them all. Perhaps wait to see if others have successfully kept shrimp with sparkling gourami.
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Chili rasboras are great
What light is that? And by dwarf tear grass do you mean dwarf hair grass or dwarf baby tears? Both require a lot of light (and CO2 for the baby tears) to grow well.
Yes, dwarf baby tears!

It’s just a cheap Nicrew I bought online as a spare a long time ago. I use a fluval planted + 2.0 in my 20 G & love it. I’d like something similar in my 10
 

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Hego_Damask said:
Yes, dwarf baby tears!

It’s just a cheap Nicrew I bought online as a spare a long time ago. I use a fluval planted + 2.0 in my 20 G & love it. I’d like something similar in my 10
I'd be prepared to set up CO2 and higher lighting, or risk the DBT dying. It really only grows in high tech
Possibly keeping it in a emersed setup may allow you to grow it until you can meet its submersed requirements.
 
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I'd be prepared to set up CO2 and higher lighting, or risk the DBT dying. It really only grows in high tech
Possibly keeping it in a emersed setup may allow you to grow it until you can meet its submersed requirements.
Thanks for the tip! I’ll look into upgrading the light ASAP, & I’ll dose it with liquid CO until I can get a real setup
 

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Hego_Damask said:
Thanks for the tip! I’ll look into upgrading the light ASAP, & I’ll dose it with liquid CO until I can get a real setup
Liquid won't cut it unfortunately, since it's not actual CO2. DIY might be a quick way to get some CO2 going at least for a little while
 
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Alright so I’m putting 20 RCS in the tank first

Then chili rasboras

Then 1-2 sparkling gourami

My question is how many chili rasboras can I have ?

I was thinking 8-10
 

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Alright so I’m putting 20 RCS in the tank first

Then chili rasboras

Then 1-2 sparkling gourami

My question is how many chili rasboras can I have ?

I was thinking 8-10
For reference, I have 8 in a 3 gallon. Sparkling gouramis aren't very big either, so I think you could do more if you wanted.
 
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-Mak- said:
For reference, I have 8 in a 3 gallon. Sparkling gouramis aren't very big either, so I think you could do more if you wanted.
Noted, thanks !
 
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