So since I'm poor, I decided to plant my 2.5 gallon betta tanks instead of buying a new 6.6 gallon and ordering enough plants to fill it! (I will eventually though, my fish can use the upgrade)
I know nano tanks are a big challenge but I'd rather spend the time to take the challenge rather than spend a lot of money I literally don't have.
I dropped $26 dollars on these guys including shipping. I currently have:
- Brazilian pennywort (my favorite! It smelled so fresh when i was trimming them
- Bacopa Caroliniana (It's sort of melting... The awesome website I ordered from said they were low light plants but I found that most people recommend moderate lights... after the fact.)
- Creeping Jenny (It's so pretty :D I've been finding mixed info about lighting; I hope they make it)
- Water Wisteria (I trimmed down the main bunch. The trimmings were so small, but I planted them anyways. I hope they make it too..)
- Dwarf lily (Only Gibbs has it and its barely sprouting)
Lighting: 1 5000k bulb (I plan to get 2 6500k bulbs, hopefully in time to save my bacopa)
Substrate: Petco black sand on top of Miracle gro organic potting mix
please dont mind my laundry in the bg lol. And sorry for the glare and reflection :/
This is Gibbs's tank. It used to be over 75% planted but I split the wisteria bunch and took out some dying bacopa stems and transferred them. The driftwood cave was a lucky find :D It even has a smaller hole (that you can't really see) but don't worry, Gibbs can fit through it just fine :D The wood was only $2.50
This is Blair's tank. At first he just had normal gravel with all the leftover plants that wouldn't fit into Gibb's. Then I decided I had enough trimmings to plant a new tank so I did. Except... it's a bit less than the recommended amount of 75% stem plants. Im still shopping around for a good piece of wood to replace the area on the left.
I really really like the look of pennywort, especially from above.
Opinions? Any tips on maintaining the plants/keeping them alive?