I'm really excited about getting my new thai betta, and ordered some live plants as well (Riccia Fluitans and some Wisteria) to go into the 2.5 he will end up in. Im trying to keep the tank as "clean" looking as possible so I'm trying to avoide having a filter in the tank. Right now I have a sponge filter along with the small flat hydor heater. So all you see is a small cord and an air hose coming from one corner. (which will also be hidden when my background comes in)
My question is will the heater and the sponge filter be suitable for this tank setup?
When everything gets here, the 2.5 will have ~
1 -10 Red Cherry Shirmp (got a deal on 10 adults, but I have other tanks I could put a few in, 10 might be too many)
1 - Wistera Plant
1 - Patch of Riccia Fluitans (already matted to 5" X 5")