So I have a whole bunch of one gallon tanks that I used as QT tanks (at this point, I have three critter keepers, a vase, a glass bowl, a triangular acrylic tank that was my bettas old home, 6 one gallon tall and narrow canisters, and two half gallon square shaped canisters, lol.) I am getting live plants in the mail hopefully this week, and I need to QT them in something - I also have two 10 watt 6400k fluorescent bulbs and I can put one of them in my lamp and hook it up to my light timer. I kind of want to make some nano NPTs (1 or 2 possibly) for the plants when they start to multiply and propagate... I was wondering how well a one gallon tank with no fish in it would support live plants... Like if they would need anything extra since there will be no fish poop and what not, how many plants I could fit in one, and how deep the tanks needed to be (I obviously have many containers of different depths, lol).
I really like live plants although I've never had any before, and I know that a friend of mine is planning on setting up a 10 gallon tank and either a 40 or a 60 gallon and he would like some live plants... I could grow some in a one gallon and give them to him whenever he gets his tanks set up.
I'm really hoping that I can actually keep the plants alive, though, ha. Also, I'm not sure I want to buy a brand new heater for an uninhabited tank, but my room is very warm (and humid, lol) and I was wondering if I could grow live plants at room temp? I think my room is mid-70s, but since I have a ton of extra thermometers, I think I will set out a container of water and see what temp the water would be without a heater..
Um, anyways, yeah. What do you think? :)