Planning on setting up a 5.5g for MY betta (g/f just got her own that I setup for her) and i have just a couple quick questions.
First, how much gravel is necessary? I know the bags at petco say 1/2lb per gallon. With my g/fs tank, this ended up being 5lb's and about a 1 to 1-1/2 inch thick layer of gravel at the bottom.
This would mean I would need approx 11lbs of gravel correct?
I also plan on running the whisper mini. Think it's now called the 2-10i? already made a nice little anti-betta suction screen for the intake at the bottom. Working on a baffle for the top.
May just stuff some sponge or floss on the output (in between the case and the cartridge) and leave it on the lowest setting.
Hopefully, I can get low enough flow to not tick off the betta or overflow the back of the filter housing.
I'm going to avoid live plants at the moment until I actually get this up and running and stable. So, once it is up and running, I'll be using silk plants.
Heater is going to be an jager 50w. My room can get very cold in the winter time, and I certainly don't want the little guy to be shivering.
Comments and opinions welcome! Thanks in advance!