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Ok. So I bought this little tank for my mum a little while ago. It's 10 litres so pretty small. At the moment it has 4 baby mollies in it which I have taken from my 180 litre tank. They all seem pretty happy.
The reason for this thread was to get peoples opinions on how I should layout the sand/gravel and plants and stones ect. It has 1 fake plant and log at the moment (which I hate). Also what fish?
I have a bit of experience with tanks but I just wanted some other people's opinions.
Thanks in advance!
 

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I agree about the log. Maybe smooth stones randomly placed?
Live plants, tall and thin rather than bushy...I would leave open space for the molly , maybe some floaters?
What area do mollies naturally occupy?
 
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The mollies spend most of their time on the left hand side.
I agree with you about leaving some clear space for them.
Someone was saying about getting stones off the train tracks(not too sure about that one)
 

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Also, why did you move the mollies to a smaller tank? That tank is not big enough for them.

I would get sand, play sand is the best IMO. Also, more live plants. Anacharis, java fern, anubias, and java moss are all great choices for now.

If you can find a small piece of driftwood, that would also accent the tank.
 
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The reason for moving the mollies was because I've had a few fungus problems in my large tank so..also they're still very small:)
I'm changing my other tank to sand so maybe that's a good idea. It definitely looks better I reacon!
I will be moving the mollies back into the larger tank once I'm sure all the fish are ok.
Also, I would love some advice on what species of fish to put in there. Or shrimps:cool:
 

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Ok, just making sure.

We need to know the hardness of your water. You can find this out by going to your local water providers website, or by calling them.
 

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The number you need is 277 mg/l. That's the same as ppm. It converts to 15.3 dH which is hard water, hard enough for mollies.
 

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