A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law practically begged me to take her daughter's betta home. She had it all planned out, we'd sneak it out of the house on a weekend, while the girls were away. Of course, her daughter somehow caught wind of our plan and had a fit. So the plan was out the window but not before I had purchased a new tank, heater, and supplies to house my now non-existent betta friend. I used to be a HUGE planted tank nut which is to say that I was a junkie with multiple tanks all around my house.
Now I have this 5 gallon tank just sitting there, taunting me... call me bitten by the aquarium bug.
I should start this off with stating that I have forgotten much of what I used to know. So feel free to point out the flaws in my plans.
5 Gallon Crescent Tank can be viewed here http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752372
Tetra Whisper Micro Filter it came with set up I've used it before and don't remember having any trouble out of them.
Hydor 25W Submersible Aquarium Heater - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006JLPG8/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
CaribSea FloraMax Substrate - http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Flora: I'm still in the process of looking for a decent piece of driftwood for this tank, so I haven't picked up any plants.
A betta I'd really like a Plakat Betta, does anyone know if any of the major stores sells them? Or of an American breeder?
A few amano shrimps
A Mystery Snail
Shrimp only tank not sure what kind though (some of those buggers can be downright EXPENSIVE)
A small school of CPD's I keep seeing other people keep them in such a small tank... though I think eventually I would just feel bad for the little guys... they really should have more space to swim around in.
???? - I dunno, what do you guys think?
Alright, so back when I started tanking we went by Watts Per Gallon... but I've read a few posts that talk about something called PAR (having to do with LED lights?) Can someone direct me to a decent thread or site that explains this?
That being said I've NO idea what kind of light quality this tank will have. I'm guessing low to moderate. I'm hoping to keep this tank low tech
Let me know what you guys think, and feel free to link any other tanks using the 5 Gallon Crescent.
UPDATE: Lots of pictures and such: http://theamberwoods.com/2014-02-12-...ble-fish-story