Tentative Planning on a Planted 2.5gal glass tank - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 01:35 AM
Reference Team
 
sandybottom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: minnesota,usa
Posts: 993
the nice thing about desk lamps for small tanks is how easily the height is adjusted.moving the light 3 inches higher gives you 50% less light intensity and vice versa.

bettas-goldfish-shrimp-snails-planted tanks
sandybottom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Weaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 181
Update Time! Hey there folks, got the tank, got a new heater since I got sick of the TopFin one (it was...too big for it and just... ugly) and bought myself a little Archea Mini Heater. Best thing I've found and it's unobtrusive and it works like a dream.

Kasper is in a quarantine tank for a bit while I set up the 2.5 with laterite and some fert-tabs. Since it is a small tank, 12" long x 6" wide X 8" high, I'm going to try a thing and do a weird slope since I need to keep the area around the filter kind of clear with an area of inert sand/gravel. I have one Crypt undulata that has miraculously survived my ineptness due to dosing with ferts. Uh, I need some suggestions for plants.

I know I want Dwarf Hairgrass (or Dwarf Baby Tears) and Red Ludwigia in there. Are there any other ideas to fill this tank out for Kasper and his snail?

I'm hesitant to get Java Moss (only because one snail is enough for me) but what about some Water Wisteria or a floater other than duckweed? I may think about finding Crystalwort instead.

So yes. Bumping my own thread for help.
Weaver is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 548
Hairgrass and HC (Dwarf Baby Tears) are going to need CO2 and moderate-high light to grow properly. Anything red is high-light.
Flint is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Weaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 181
I would agree but, from all that I've read the more important part is nutrient-rich substrate and high-light. It can be apparently grown without a CO2-system but of course, it doesn't hurt to have it. Of course, everything thrives with CO2 but, I just don't have the time to buy one. I could do a DIY but, we'll see. It's been suggested elsewhere that better success comes from growing it emersed first to develop the root-system and I have half the batch to test that. I have a great light so... we'll see what happens.

Last edited by Weaver; 02-10-2014 at 07:56 PM. Reason: boop
Weaver is offline  
Reply

Tags
planning , planted nano , weaver

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Planning a 10g planted community tank for my betta, need imput Cilenez Betta Fish Compatibility 26 02-16-2012 03:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome