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are those white clouds in there with the betta in the first shot?
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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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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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The tank looks great! I bought the Fluval co2 kit for my Betta tank and I don't like it. The co2 didn't last long at all. I'm considering a paintball set up. My tank is only 5 gallons so I don't want a big set up.

Your Betta is really beautiful!
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Nice! I really like the driftwood.

In such a small tank I'd stick with using excel - much easier than dealing with a CO2 system.

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