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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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2.5g (I've got the sickness)

Well, I did it.
I remembered I had the driftwood and couldn't resist.
2.5g no tech, probably only plants and snails.
I would do betta but I think I want a low maintenance.

Right now: sand substrate, wisteria back right, corkscrew val back left, Homedepot clip on lamp, 9w CFL

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9 watt CFL. One complaint it that the clip doesn't hold very strongly. I also think the tank placement is awkward with my desk, but it will have to do for now.

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I saw this when it was about the girlfriend killing you lol!!! But you still need to put a background on that tank, the books are killing the scape.
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I will get one soon! my others I just use black poster board
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 02:32 AM
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Gotta get me some more clamp lights.
My hubby mods them to hold on better to the tank rim.
Just can't beat it for the price. I've heard some people complain about the CFL lights, but I get great growth from them.

Whatcha gonna put in here stock wise?
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I would do betta but I think I want a low maintenance.
Bettas are low maintenance. They don't need aeration and eat very little.

Petco has some beautiful 1s. I got a white 1 and orange 1 there.
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This is not betta appropriate in my opinion. I prefer to house them with low flow high bio filtration and heat. This tank has neither a filter or a heater. Thanks for the suggestion though! I have a beautiful petco boy in a five gallon and he is very happy

I use only cfls on my tanks right now, but I'm upgrading my two 10g to the finnex planted plus for Christmas! The cfl on this one should be more than enough. So far pleased with the light.

Stock wise I'm thinking either a few ramshorns from my other tanks or maybe a nerite or two? I enjoy snail's and I have many pond/mts. I'm thinking no fish.

I wanna hone my plant skills to I think, without fish worry.

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update: tank is cloudy today? lol idk why probably the driftwood. there is also what looks like some fissidens still on the driftwood. maybe it will come back to life?

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first water change, cloudiness is getting better. added Marsilea minuta foreground and Myriophyllum mattigrossense background. put a root tab under the marsilea and the crokscrew vals. hoping for the best

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growth update


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That Tank is screaming for a Betta. If you get it heavily planted enough, I don't think you would need much more maintenance than without a Betta... Except for the feeding part...

Sorry, Didn't see your post earlier... A Betta would definitely need a heater
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I LOVE bettas. My dream for once I get my own place is to have a 20L and divide it into four, for four males
right now, I really want some blue or leopard ramshorns for this guy
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Growing well! New leaves daily


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If you're interested, you can get a hood for that tank from Petsmart (mailorder) for around $14. While it says it's incandescent, a compact fluorescent fits in nicely. I waited until Petsmart had free shipping no minimum order to get mine.
I think cherry shrimp would do nicely there.

2 2.5s, 3 10s, 2 20s, 1 29. Low light, low tech. Ponds

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thanks for the idea! I'm pretty happy with what I'm running now, even if it doesn't look pretty! I have a screen cover just to prevent my cat from taking a swim!
I'm working on another tank for cherries. I really want some different color ramshorns for this one.
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Oops, I had it wrong anyway. It's a little strip light, not a full hood, just in case anyone else is interested.

2 2.5s, 3 10s, 2 20s, 1 29. Low light, low tech. Ponds
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