I'm sort of debating as to whether I should upgrade my 2.5 gallon tanks to 5 gallon tanks. I have alot of questions/options I could go with, bear with me >.< I'm doing this for ease of maintenance purposes, so whatever would be the least maintenance please let me know!
Option number 1: Stick with what I have now.
I have two 2.5 gallon tanks, unfiltered, fake plants. Good size, but alot of work, I'd like something with a bit less maintenance if possible.
Option number 2: Naturally planting my 2.5 gallons
Is this even possible? If so, how do I go about doing this?? What plants would be best in such a small volume, and what substrate would I use?? How often would I clean it?? How would I clean it???
Option number 3: Naturally planted 5 gallon tanks
It would take me awhile to get this done, but I think I could do it. I would want the tank to be naturally planted, and have no filter (I have an HM that can't take even the most baffled of currents, and a female that enjoys trying to break into filters x_x) How would I do this??? How should I cycle it?? Does it need to go through the cycling process if it has no filter?? How often would I have to clean it? What substrate and plants should I use?? Should I get shrimps or snails as tankmates??? female and male would not be in the same tank, i would have two five gallons if I did this.