Hi all! Sorry for my disapearance. I had a family emergency and then midterms this week. Glad that most of that is behind me! My boyfriend brought up my old 2 gallon from when I was keeping my boys in them; I was hoping to rescue my roomies poor fish, but she doesn't seem to want to give up the poor things. So how could I let a 2 gallon with a heater just sit there? I went to Petsmart last week and they had this pathetic little all white female with pink cheeks. Her fins were clamped, and I didn't think she had long. But I was going to have a super busy weekend, and wasn't sure if I really needed another fish, so I didn't bring her home. Well fast forward to today, and she was still there! And she actually looked better than before. Less clamped at least. I brought her and a stalk of lucky bamboo home (leaves above water!). The 2 gallon has been sitting with duckweed and a million creatures in it for about 2 weeks now. I think there are even shrimp! It is actually cycled right now, I have the readings that I will post below. I added the bamboo and a moss ball. I will possibly add some christmas moss as well. Any other suggestions for low/medium light plants that will grow like crazy and stay at the bottom (no floating!)? I was thinking anarchis, but not sure if it would root... I don't want any more anubias. I need to get this stuff tomorrow because I realized she has nothing to hide in. Silly me! I put a IAL in temporarily, but she is actually still cupped and just floating so she is warm.
So basically my plan is to attempt a 2 gallon cycled tank. With a ton of plants and the smallest betta I could find. I don't care if it has been done before, I am going to try it for myself. I have a master test kit so this fish will be fine with daily testing of ammonia and nitrite to make sure she is in safe water.
Tank 2 gallon glass drum bowl.
Lighting: next to window, small lamp.
Current plants: Marimo Moss ball, duckweed, lucky bamboo.
Creatures: Planeria, shrimp(?), worms, one snail.
No other filtration.
My starting test results (pre fish) are:
Ammonia Test: .00 ppm
PH Test: 7.6 (that is just the water here.
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm
Sorry for the horrible pictures. :(