2.5 Gallon High-Tech(ish) build
Alright, I am going to turn my tiny Betta tank (I know it's not the best size for a betta, but it's better than the 1/2 gallon bowl he WAS in!) into a pretty high tech tank. Enough to grow some HC or something. So let's get started! If I got three-four replies for a plant as rare as hydrocotyle tripartitia, I think you guys have enough planted tanks that you can give me a lot of help.
I'll give you what I'm going for so far. I want a really good light, my tank is 12" long. I need it to be high enough for just about anything. For substrate I am getting a mineralized soil mixture, with red clay and the potash mix, etc. I'm looking for a good CO2 system, preferably under $100. I know the Fluval nano one is kinda a rip-off and the replacement canisters are expensive, but on a 2.5, each of those canisters are gonna last FOREVER. Any thoughts? I'm gonna get a versa top for it. Oh yeah, and the most pain in the heiny thing, fertilizers. Currently, I only have Seachem Flourish. What others is best to get? Also, what are the coolest plants to have? HC is on my "list", Any thoughts? For anyone who didn't want to read all of the above type, here's a rough summary of what are my questions:
1. What's a good light, enough to support just about anything?
2. What's a good, but cheap nano CO2 system?
3. What's your thoughts on the Fluval one?
4. What fertilizers do I need? I would like to support some really high tech stuff.
5. What are some awesome plants to get for it when it is set up? I'm already going for HC.
Thank you all so much for helping, I really appreciate it!