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lampro

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Here’s a 7 gallon planted tank. I am just wondering what fish should I add in there? I want to add more plants in some of the spots on the rocks and maybe dwarf hair grass or carpet plants on the bottom of the tank. Any suggestions?
I am using JCP full spectrum RGB lights and they are great for plants and fish!

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Hairgrass is not the easiest IME, I've only seen it look good with co2 (not me!). You might have better luck with lilaeopsis or dwarf sag for a similar look. Or glosso for a different look. I'd just pick 1 species & see how it does. I'd let the rock plants grow for a while before adding any more to the rocks.

I like your rocks with moss & buces! Shrimp might look nice, maybe a betta if you like them & won't mind a few shrimplets getting eaten. Or a school of micro fish like tiny rasboras, CPDs Just 1 type though, your tank is quite small.
 
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Depending on your water, I would go with neocaridina shrimp, not fish.
 
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lampro

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Thank you! I am planning to add more Buce on the rock in the back and not sure if I should add some moss on the front rocks.
I temporary have a guppy in the tank but I want to try pea puffer
 

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I haven't kept puffers, but 1 should be ok if you can supply enough snails. I think you have another tank...

Your buce on the right near the filter intake looks happy & like you could snip off a bit to put on the left rear rock. Your moss (fissidens?) is nice & if you want you can easily remove a pinch to add to the front rocks.

Just a suggestion: a dark background will hide your filter.
 

dougall

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A puffer would likely be a good choice.!

You could have maybe 2 or 3, but to do so I would think to remove the rocks and add more plants, so there's more water to swim in but still plenty to break the line of sight.
 

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I have a small update. I just added Anubis nana on the left rock's gap but the anubias is really long. Is it ok for me to trim out all the longer roots?
Which rock should I remove? The front rock can be easily transfer to my 10 gallon.

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Personally when I had pea/dwarf puffers, I had no rock.

You could start with one, and see how you go
 

lampro

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Another small tank update so I added AR in the middle which I think is good and plentiful and I added helferi on the right but I think I will fill up the entire right side with later on.
I got the AR from tropica and it is my first time getting tropica container plants and they are really healthy I am quite surprised!

I am not sure why I my moss have some hair algae on it So I will out all the moss and now it only has a thin layer of moss on the rock.

I will be adding a pea puffer in the tank since I have so many tiny snail in that tank. I think the puffer will create a perfect ecosystem.

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I wondered about hair alga in your earlier pic...but I thought it was just blurry. I only see it when I over fertilize &/or leave lights on too long.

I hate to admit it, but I've killed AR mini more than once. I haven't had good luck with downoi either. I think both really would like co2, Good luck!

I wouldn't trim much of the anubias root, maybe just that really long 1 heading to the left. I'd go for vertical line where it branches & leave those little side rootlets.
 
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