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Old 06-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #1 
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New 2.5 gal! Suggestions?

I just got a 2.5 gal! despite what people say I am going to make my own divider and split it between my girl and guy baby fishies as an upgrade from their 1/2 gallons. I have some random plants in there right now, the substrate is straight infertile looking garden soil. mixed with sand. it is topped with a little gravel.

I'm planning to let it settle for about a week. before putting on a timer for the light and leaving it to fend for itself for a month or so. During that month, I will have MTS and ramshorns to keep a good biological cycle going.

After I come back, I'll test the params, and if all is good, then all thats left is to make the divider and in theyyy goooo!



the soil is only about 1in thick at the thickest places, I wanted to invest in so crypts, the surface is covered in duck weed and salvinia to suck up any excess ferts running loose.

What are some other nice ornaments/ plants I could have in there? today I saw that dragon at pet smart and thought that it would be awesome if I can make an external fountain out of it >.>

suggestions and criticisms?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #2 
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despite what people say I am going to make my own divider and split it between my girl and guy baby fishies as an upgrade from their 1/2 gallons.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #3 
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lolol, I meant that people say not to put a guy and girl in a divided tank. But there are those ppl on here who have them in such set ups and it seems ok, I'll be trying it out for a while
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Looks good!
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #5 
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With 1.25 gallons of space each, planted, I'd probably avoid large decorations and give them the swim space instead.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #6 
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I'm going to assume the guppy fry are big enough so they won't slip through the mesh (or whatever you're going to divide it with)?

Nice planted tanks though!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #7 
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@ Aus, I'm actually thinking of divding it .8 : 1.6 where the male beig larger gets more room oO I guess it will have to depend on who's more active.

@ Jupiter: No guppies lol, just two bettas :D I'm going to cut my own mesh so I'll be making triply sure they wont slip through ;)
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Oops...My dad has been keeping guppies for so long I always associate 'fry' with hundreds of little guppies lol.
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lolol, I meant that people say not to put a guy and girl in a divided tank. But there are those ppl on here who have them in such set ups and it seems ok, I'll be trying it out for a while
mine is divided with a male and a female! lol
they flirk all the time lol
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Hilarious.
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