Would background plants such as vallisneria and rotala be alright in a small tank?

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I'm currently trying to pick out some plants for my ten gallon hopefully cherry shrimp and white cloud tank. I know that both of these plants grow quite tall, but I would like to know if it would be possible for them to look good in a small tank, even if it required extensive trimming.
 

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I think they will be fine. You can also look into some Anacharis. My shrimp love this plant. It looks great and it grows fast.
 
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Awesome! I'm actually really hoping they will fold over the surface. I'll try to post a picture if it looks any good and if I figure out how.
 

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Vallisneria when it healthy and gets growing throws shoots out everywhere. It not controlled it will over run the tank. I have to trim the leaves every week to 2 weeks as it grows so fast, I get leaves over a metre long if I get lazy with the trimming. In saying that tho it’s one of my favourite plants, very hardy and looks amazing in a tank
 
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