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post #331 of 662 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 11:19 AM
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post #332 of 662 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 04:36 PM
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Plants For A 2.5 Gallon Tank

Rusty sometimes flares his fins and attacks his reflection on the right side of his tank. Some of the community members have recommended I use some plants to block his sight. What are some good suggestions and does PetSmart sell any of them?
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Rusty sometimes flares his fins and attacks his reflection on the right side of his tank. Some of the community members have recommended I use some plants to block his sight. What are some good suggestions and does PetSmart sell any of them?
Now that is so cute! you need floating plants like Anacharis.

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It is hard to get plants small enough to fit a 2.5g. Anacharis is a good floater. Anubias and Java fern are slow-growing but indestructible low-light plants that won't outgrow the tank.

Getting some light on that end of the tank might cut down on reflections.
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Thank you all of you for your advice. I will go to Petsmart to see if they have the Anacharis plants in stock either tomorrow or Saturday.
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I have something more challenging than a 2.5 for you! I'm thinking of starting up a 1.75 gallon NPT, but not I'm not really sure about what plants and light I should use. Does anybody have any recommendations? The dimensions are 11.75" x 7.75" x 8" (if height matters).

EDIT: I just put those dimensions into aqadvisor and found out it's 3.2 gallons... but Petco has it advertised as 1.75 gallons.
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I got 3.154 gallons from that (I actually got something more exact, but I don't wanna put all the decimals). But the tank is a little bit slanted, even though I doubt it's slanted enough to decrease the gallons it'll hold by more than 1... oh well. If Petco wants to advertise their tanks as holding less than what they really hold, it's fine by me. :v
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It is hard to get plants small enough to fit a 2.5g. Anacharis is a good floater. Anubias and Java fern are slow-growing but indestructible low-light plants that won't outgrow the tank.

Getting some light on that end of the tank might cut down on reflections.
is your betta in that tank if so ge him outta there thats wayyyyy to small
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is your betta in that tank if so ge him outta there thats wayyyyy to small
2.5 gallons is not too small for a betta. I have 4 2 gallon tanks, each containing one betta, and they are all perfectly healthy. There are lots of other members keeping their bettas in 2 - 2.5 gallon tanks, and some are the best keepers I know.
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