help me stock my 5 gallon hex - Fish Tank

TL;DR: Long story short, I need help knowing if 2-3 Red Cherry Shrimp and 4-6 Ember Tetras would be too much of a bioload on my planted 5 gallon Hex tank.

55 Gal hexagon fish tank (acrylic) with black stand. Comes complete with filter (Aqua Clear 70) 200$

Keep in mind, with nano plant tanks, you kind of have to toss the Watts Per Gallon idea (not that it was ever that great of a gauge anyway). 27 watt CF is high light on a 1-3 gallon aquarium, but only moderate light on a tall 5 gallon hex. Anyway, i think it'd be a good investment, at $20, to ensure you can actually grow plants, and not just keep them alive for a few weeks at a time.

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EDIT: I have a 5 gallon hex too! I took the rim off and use an external light source, along with a much better filter (my dwarf puffer tank) The tank is an Aqua-Tech 5 gallon hex. In it I have: 3 ghost shrimp, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 rainbow shark, 3 zebra danio, 2 pygmy corycats (got them today when I went to a new LFS, probably gonna go back and get somemore). My tank it probably overstocked right now, but I'm probably gonna be starting up another planted tank that I can move some fish to. Or I may just start up a 10 gallon.....

I Just Bought A New 5 Gallon (Hex 5) Tank

5 gallon tank, Eco-Hexagon Aquarium Kit, aprox $80: good betta tank. Your betta will display beautiful swimming, flaring and exploring behavior in these larger tanks that you may not see when they are kept in smaller habitats.

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I have a 5 gallon hex tank that I'd like to set up el natural. It is an Eclipse tank with a 10 watt, 5500K compact fluorescent bulb in the hood. It is in a room that gets a lot of light, but it isn't all that close to a window. I have been looking at a lot of plants trying to figure out what to put in there and I must say, I'm a bit overwhelmed (I'm really new to fish and haven't done any plants). I'm having a hard time figuring out what stays short and what would get too tall for my tank. I like dwarf sag and hemianthus micranthemoides and think they would work for the front of the tank although I am not clear on how tall the dwarf sag gets. Otherwise, I am looking at anubias, ludwiga repens, corkscrew val, java fern, and sunset hygro. I like limnophila sessiliflora too but it seems like it might be hard to get?just got into planted tanks recently with a friends old marineland 5 gallon hex tank. After an initial round of bad guppies we've hit a nice balanced, vibrant tank that lives atop our desks at grad school.Hey guys,
This is a video showing you my new aqua-scape and temporary setup of my 5 gallon hex tank. The tank contains 4 Harlequin Rasboras from my 15 gallon.

Thanks for watching!I was setting up a 5 gallon Hex Tank and replaced the bulb with a CFB, specifically a 15 watt daylight bulb 6500K from Wal-Mart. I was giving the tank 10 hours light daily. I wanted to be careful not to have too long a photo-period for fear of getting an algae bloom which had happened with another tank.