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i want a glass pot/vase tank.

hey guys, so i really want one of these nano tanks.

my wife has a glass pot that i'm sure i can sure. don't know capacity/dimensions off the top of my head, but it's gotta be at least 2 gallons.

i have MiracleGro organic potting soil and some white gravel i can use for the substrate. i also have a Hydro mini heater and a table lamp with a 14W warm white CFL.

my plan is to keep Jamie the Betta in this. he's right now in my 36g, but i'm not sure he like it much since he's always hiding. if he REALLY dislike this little pot, i'll put him back in the 36g and throw some red cherry shrimp in it.

so.......

what do i do about plants? any suggestions? i'm thinking it'll depend on the dimensions and size of the pot. right?
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Definitely depends on the dimensions of the pot. However most find it beneficial if your going to forgo a filter that you plant heavily with stem plants. I choose to use a filter so I could have more low light plants and less stems.
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thanks. will Rotala rotundifolia do? i have some, but am also worried that they'll grow too tall/long.
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Rotala rotndifolia will work. You can always trim them. I find stems to be a pain in these vases because they grow so quickly you end up constantly trimming. However if you don't want to be trimming. Just let the stems run there course. Who knows what it will end up looking like however should be cool either way more of a jungle look.
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alot of stem plants if let alone will grow out the top with emergent growth, which IMO is very cool.
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done.

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If it turns out to be at least 2 gallons and you use the heater, I think your betta would be very happy in there!

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:unamused:

the pot i had in mind has a chipped rim.
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Craft stores sell a ton of different shapes and sizes... I saw all sorts all for less than $20 at Michaels.... Some very interesting shapes as well... Guaranteed you will find something cool, I had trouble narrowing it down myself...
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right. hopefully this weekend.
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At Michael's now. A rather disappointing selection.

I don't want a classic bowl and the cylindrical vases they have are small capacity-wise. Saw a 6" x 10" one, but that's only 1 gallon.

They have a 8" wide one, but it's 18" tall. Too tall for me.

If only they have a 12" wide one.
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The Walmart near me carried all sorts of glass vases at different sizes. I am not sure how thick that glass is but I assume for a plant you would be filling it up with water anyway? Some were definitely larger than 2 gallons as well.

You could also check your pet store, betta vases come in all shapes and sizes and you might be able to find one you like! Good luck!
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thanks, diwu13. i'll take a look at Target at some point (i refuse to shop at Wal-Mart).
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I was just gonna suggest Target. My buddy has several Betta's and he got all of their vases/bowls there. They have a pretty cool selection.
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thanks, dishy.

have to say i'm a little bummed out at not being able to get started today.

might have to wait until next weekend. i've got brakes pads, rotors, an axle, and possibly some control arm bushings to tackle next week. hmmm.... maybe it more sense to wait until the weekend for those.
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