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Old 12-07-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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2.5 gallon ideas?


can anything fit in a 2.5 gallon glass aquarium?
Originally bought for beta and shrimp but moved to a 10 gallon sense the betta made me sad seeing him in a small tank. But now is sitting empty till i figure something to do with it.
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Sure. Depends on dimensions and all, but it would sure be a sweet shrimp tank.

Depending on the person, dimensions and filtration, someone might recommend ONE dwarf puffer.

It would be a cool neocardinia tank with least killifish (7th smallest fish in the world, see my 18" signature)

And you could always just focus on plants or snails.


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Sure. Depends on dimensions and all, but it would sure be a sweet shrimp tank.

Depending on the person, dimensions and filtration, someone might recommend ONE dwarf puffer.

It would be a cool neocardinia tank with least killifish (7th smallest fish in the world, see my 18" signature)

And you could always just focus on plants or snails.


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Thanks!

I have tried shrimp before but not much success any suggestions on plants? i have a mirimo ball, wisteria, some dwarf hair grass (like maybe a square inch) in there now but not sure what will be best
Filter is an air driven cheap one rated for up to 5 gallons
I would love to get a dwarf puffer but no idea how it would work out
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 AM   #4
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If you were sad for the Betta then you will be sad for the puffer! Most recommend 10 gallons that I've seen.
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If you were sad for the Betta then you will be sad for the puffer! Most recommend 10 gallons that I've seen.
Probably will! might have to wait for the next tank and just have shrimp
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Thanks!

I have tried shrimp before but not much success any suggestions on plants? i have a mirimo ball, wisteria, some dwarf hair grass (like maybe a square inch) in there now but not sure what will be best
Filter is an air driven cheap one rated for up to 5 gallons
I would love to get a dwarf puffer but no idea how it would work out
DP's aren't for newbies.

Shrimp can be really easy or really hard.

First off, sorry for not realizing you're new here. So welcome!

What kind of tank knowledge do you have? Do you know about filtration? The Nitrogen Cycle?

Keep us posted, as we can help more when we know what you know! I was posting on tapatalk, so I didn't see your post count.
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DP's aren't for newbies.

Shrimp can be really easy or really hard.

First off, sorry for not realizing you're new here. So welcome!

What kind of tank knowledge do you have? Do you know about filtration? The Nitrogen Cycle?

Keep us posted, as we can help more when we know what you know! I was posting on tapatalk, so I didn't see your post count.
thanks for the welcome!
had my tanks set up and running for about 3 years and planted for about 2.5 years and have been on here and other forums reading practically every day so i know a little bit but not anywhere near everything.
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thanks for the welcome!
had my tanks set up and running for about 3 years and planted for about 2.5 years and have been on here and other forums reading practically every day so i know a little bit but not anywhere near everything.
No prob! None of us know everything. Otherwise I don't think we'd be on this earth xD.

But can you tell us your parameters? Nitrates, PH, GH, Kh? All that stuff.

Also what's your lighting for this 2.5


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No prob! None of us know everything. Otherwise I don't think we'd be on this earth xD.

But can you tell us your parameters? Nitrates, PH, GH, Kh? All that stuff.

Also what's your lighting for this 2.5


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temp is right around 78F ammonia/nitrites are 0 ph at 6.5 gh 4 kh 5 nitrates 40ppm

as for lighting i have a DIY set up, a small christmas house light in a plastic container lined with aluminum foil. I would like to find some leds
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temp is right around 78F ammonia/nitrites are 0 ph at 6.5 gh 4 kh 5 nitrates 40ppm

as for lighting i have a DIY set up, a small christmas house light in a plastic container lined with aluminum foil. I would like to find some leds
Wow nice! Ok that's a great start.

Your shrimp didn't thrive because 40 nitrates are toxic to them. But getting them lower is really easy!

Your water, if stable, is a good water for all types of fish and shrimp.

I'd easily recommend Least Killifish or H.Formosa for this tank, but I would do water changes and add plants until nitrates are well below 20.

20 nitrates is like the dividing line between good and bad.

Try keeping them stable, and when you can, I'd recommend buying some scaping materials, making a great aquascape, and getting some Supreme Reds from Speedie. They're really beautiful and healthy.

They'd be perfect for a tank that size.

As for your light, I'd definitely change it up a little. There are lots of great lights out there, and there are lots of people who would make you a nice light here.

ALSO there are lots of cheap lights that would function just fine for some low light plants.

If I were you, I'd do your scape, decide what plants you want where, then plant!


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A note on heat -- it isn't necessary. A temperature around 70F is awesome.


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Wow nice! Ok that's a great start.

Your shrimp didn't thrive because 40 nitrates are toxic to them. But getting them lower is really easy!

Your water, if stable, is a good water for all types of fish and shrimp.

I'd easily recommend Least Killifish or H.Formosa for this tank, but I would do water changes and add plants until nitrates are well below 20.

20 nitrates is like the dividing line between good and bad.

Try keeping them stable, and when you can, I'd recommend buying some scaping materials, making a great aquascape, and getting some Supreme Reds from Speedie. They're really beautiful and healthy.

They'd be perfect for a tank that size.

As for your light, I'd definitely change it up a little. There are lots of great lights out there, and there are lots of people who would make you a nice light here.

ALSO there are lots of cheap lights that would function just fine for some low light plants.

If I were you, I'd do your scape, decide what plants you want where, then plant!


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What kind of plants should i get? i have 3 anubius in my 10 gallon i will move the smaller ones over, but what else would be good? i would love to do a low light plant set up.
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Yeah I love low light.

Currently, I'm biased. I love mosses. I love them and I love how they look.

Pretty much any moss other than java and Taiwan moss, and I've been trying it.

Mosses do not need much light, therefore they're perfect for low light setups.

Also my tanks are all small, but they have dynamic scapes. So it is hard to get stem plants in them. But the mosses look great.

I'd recommend mini or well manicured full size mosses.

There are lots of mini mosses, the seller here I would recommend is H4N.


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Yeah I love low light.

Currently, I'm biased. I love mosses. I love them and I love how they look.

Pretty much any moss other than java and Taiwan moss, and I've been trying it.

Mosses do not need much light, therefore they're perfect for low light setups.

Also my tanks are all small, but they have dynamic scapes. So it is hard to get stem plants in them. But the mosses look great.

I'd recommend mini or well manicured full size mosses.

There are lots of mini mosses, the seller here I would recommend is H4N.


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Thanks I'll look into them and you recommended some kind of killifish?
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Thanks I'll look into them and you recommended some kind of killifish?
Well before killifish, I recommend a dynamic scape and a fire red shrimp tank.

But yes, I've got least killifish now. (Latin Name H.Formosa, check out my Deep Blue Professional tank thread.)

They do very nice in my tank, and I can see based on their swimming patterns, a trio could survive well in a standard 2 gallon.


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