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Old 11-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Aks First Nano 3 Gallon Betta Tank


Hi,

Not new to plants but new to water plants. So far i've got a few starter plants. I plan to add a few more.

So far...

Tank - 3 Gallon
Lights - Ott-lite PL13W 6500K bulb
Plants - Banana Plant & Cabomba
Substate - White gravel and soil
Filter - Tetra wisper

So far I have my betta, ghost shrimp and a tiger snail

Also I'd like to add co2, what is recommended for a small 3 gallon tank.

Is fert required?

What other plants should I add?

I'll be removing that brink on the weekend to replace with a small driftwood.

Any constructive feedback is welcome.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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are those white clouds in there with the betta in the first shot?
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Yes however they are out now. Water is too warm for the white clouds
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You can consider dosing excel as a carbon source in lieu of injecting CO2. Also, a couple anubias plants would be easy to care for onto the driftwood you plan to add.
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Very beautiful betta!

Just my two cents

Betta really like floating plants as they aren't fond of bright lights. Some red root floaters, duckweed, or frogbit would do well in your tank.

As far as CO2 goes, a DIY setup would probably be there best for a tank this size. There are some helpful threads on this forum that can help you with that. If you do decide to start dosing CO2 you will definitely want to add ferts to the tank. Without ferts, the CO2 would be rather pointless and ineffective.

Some easy plants would be anubias, water sprite, java fern, java moss, cryptocoryne, to name a few.
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You can consider dosing excel as a carbon source in lieu of injecting CO2. Also, a couple anubias plants would be easy to care for onto the driftwood you plan to add.
Thanks I will look into the excel

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Very beautiful betta!

Just my two cents

Betta really like floating plants as they aren't fond of bright lights. Some red root floaters, duckweed, or frogbit would do well in your tank.

As far as CO2 goes, a DIY setup would probably be there best for a tank this size. There are some helpful threads on this forum that can help you with that. If you do decide to start dosing CO2 you will definitely want to add ferts to the tank. Without ferts, the CO2 would be rather pointless and ineffective.

Some easy plants would be anubias, water sprite, java fern, java moss, cryptocoryne, to name a few.

You're right, I do need a heater. it's been getting pretty cold here but my room is always close to 80 so the water stays around 72+ all the time.

So you're saying without fert co2 is pointless?

I'll see if my shop has some of those plants listed.

Thanks
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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Well, CO2 is used to propel plant growth, which in turn will help control algea (plants that grow quickly will outcompete algea for nutrients) If there are no/little nutrients available for the plants to use they will start to die off. Increasing the potential growth rate by adding CO2 means the plants will need more nutrients, thus the need to dose ferts. Plants in a CO2-injected tank are kinda of like teenagers going through a growth spurt, they eat everything in sight. HA!
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FluvalŪ Mini Pressurized CO2 Kit

will this be overkill for my 3 gallon?

also I will be picking up more plants tonight......
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