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1 Gallon Tank Help.



So im planning on making this a planted tank.... I still have no idea what kind of live stock i want to put in here but before we get into that section.... How do i add lighting to this tank? And filter??? or do i just go filter-less?
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Return that tank and get AT LEAST a 10g.
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but i already have a 10g,20g,and a 55g =(
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Here's what I'd do with a tiny tank like that - NO LIVESTOCK it's too small to hold a cycle.
You can get a tiny sponge filter to run in it or make a homemade tiny filter : http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/351/
BUT that is never going to be enough to hold a cycle. You can use the filter to get proper water flow in the tank, which will help any plants you put in there (stagnant water means no proper nutrient distribution in the tank and leads to unhappy plants and algae blooms)
For lighting, you can go easy and set it near a window for low lighting. Or you can get a daylight CFL lamp for higher lighting, but get a timer so it's not on all day long.

Once again, NO LIVESTOCK. You might end up with pond/bladder snails but that's about it. There's nothing else that should be subjected to living in that tiny space IMHO.
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You could maybe do a Walstad Shrimp bowl. Here's a link, http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/00388Shrimp.pdf I haven't tried it myself, so I can't attest to anything about it.
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Return that tank and get AT LEAST a 10g.
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You could maybe do a Walstad Shrimp bowl. Here's a link, http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/00388Shrimp.pdf I haven't tried it myself, so I can't attest to anything about it.
+1 on this. I've had a 1g Walstad shrimp bowl for many months, and it's doing great.
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Shrimp Tank, that's is all I would put in that but honestly I would return it like everyone else is saying....
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So im planning on making this a planted tank.... I still have no idea what kind of live stock i want to put in here but before we get into that section.... How do i add lighting to this tank? And filter??? or do i just go filter-less?
Wow, I just realized that everyone (including myself) just completely brushed your question aside and started discussing the question you intentionally didn't ask. So regarding lighting the tank; It's hard to tell from that picture how the inside of the lid is. Also, the Egyptian background, are you planning on using it? Is it flat or 3D?
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Wow, I just realized that everyone (including myself) just completely brushed your question aside and started discussing the question you intentionally didn't ask. So regarding lighting the tank; It's hard to tell from that picture how the inside of the lid is. Also, the Egyptian background, are you planning on using it? Is it flat or 3D?
This is true and I'm sorry. I can't tell you anything about the lighting. the last time I was in PetSmart I saw this tank and kept walking. Plants you could try would be things like Anubias nana and A. nana "petite" and mosses. It would look cool to put a small piece of driftwood and you did moss and Anubias. As mentioned circulation might be tough though. Again, I apologize for such a gruff initial comment.
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Hagen Elite mini for the filter
13w CFL in a reflector for the light
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You can just use a desk/clamp light with a 5000K-10,000K CFL. Stocking would be shrimp/snails only. A sponge filter might fit if you want a filter, or just go Walstad.
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I have a gallon vase that shape, and for lighting I just put in by a window, if it grows algae just move it back a little.


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Hello ZammZenny, did you set this tank up?
I'd be curious as to what you did. I particularly like small set-ups even if they're a PITA to maintain sometimes. I have a cylindrical vase that's maybe 1.5 gallon if I fill to the brim, I put a Tom mini internal filter in it and for light right now it's near a window but I did have an IKEA Jansjo LED on it (amazingly able to grow low light plants, even water wisteria). Right now there's just some bladder snails in, along with Java moss, Java Fern, and water wisteria. Eventually I plan on putting some RCS.
Hope you did something with the tank, it would be cool to see. I enjoy mine even with just the snails and plants.

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I disagree about a 1g being too small for a cycle, any tank can be cycled if done properly and not over stocked. BUT that brand is utter junk and I would not recommend keeping anything in it. If you want to try shrimp or a betta take that back and go to Walmart and grab the 2g anchor hocking cookie jar ($10) or check thrift stores for 2g and larger vases and bubble bowls to use as tanks.. PetSupplyPlus (if you have one near you) sells 5g and 2.5g Aqueon tanks for around $10, buy a sponge filter ($3-4), air pump ($5-10) airline tubing ($3-4), heater (if betta ($16-25- do not get the "betta heaters" those things peel paint and kill fish or cook them, I'd recommended Aqueon pre-set 50 watt or Hydro theo adjustable heaters for a 2g tank with betta, shrimp tank won't need a heater unless your house temp fluctuates alot). Live plants are a must for shrimp keeping, and definitely good for bettas.

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