The 5gal will be taking the place of my 2.5g as the show tank in my room.
My 2.5 will be stripped down, removal of plants and driftwood.
my plan for it is to be moved accross the room, where window light will be able to hit it. Will try to attempt a moss carpet on bottom, a few planted hygrophilas, and otherwise some floating hygrophila polysperma and moss.
I'll keep that a betta only tank, no filter.
As for the 5gal. Well i'll have 2 plants to work with off the bat- Hygrophila Polysperma and Java moss.
I'll be putting peat moss//soil on the bottom layer, capped with fine gravel(maybe shultz's aquasoil-how much is it in canada?).
I will also try and have a nice rockscape propped up.
In a similar fashion to Ryzilla's tank.
Probably Hygrophila polysperma in both corners of the tank.
and at the front somewhere, java moss will be put on some of the rocks.
Any suggestions for plants?
Max. 4 species and i have 2 down.
I might add a grasssy plant for foreground (pygmy chain or dwarf sag.?)
Filtration will be an elite mini, using an elite stingrays smaller impeller- max flow maybe 30gph? for mech. filtration and water movement.
Lighting is where i'm boggled, due ot lack of funds, i'll probably be using the current lights that i have over the 2.5- 15watt spiral cf. - Any suggestions that will cost BELOW $15?
Ferts- will dose api leafzone weekly, and will probably get some excel and dose that weekly as well.
Edit: or i'll keep the 15watt lighting, adjsut hte fish stocking, don't dose ferts or excel and go for a el natural/natural planted tank.