I am a new registered user, but have been "creeping"( I am a research-aholic) this site since I bought my Betta's (Merle)in September for the childcare. Fell in love with Merle, needed to buy supplies for Merle(you know how the story goes)stopped by and looked at the Betta's while I was there and........I just HAD to get a Betta(Finnegin) for my office and I needed him to sit on my desk,to watch him all day ,of course.
I bought a 2.5 g Aqueon minibow(limited desk space),initially had silk plants, I have since moved to live plants(wisteria,anubias) and anxiously waiting for plants to arrive(Fin and I are loving the planted tank)I am still working on it being cycled.
Now I am thinking my tank is tooo small for all these plants. I was looking at the Petco 6.6g bookshelf tank(as this can still fit on my desk)but nervous about tank height for the plants, would I be limited to shorter plants?
I know bigger is easier to maintain a cycle,and IF i go bigger tank I would like to do a NPT,what is the minimum tank size to do this?
This site has been a great teaching tool and would love your input on this.