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  1. Equipment
    I have two 2.5 gal tanks (with nothing in them yet) and I'm looking for a good filter. I heard that sponge filters are the best, especially for bettas. What are your recommendations for sponge filters? I want one small enough so my betta will have more room to swim around.
  2. Fish
    To give some background, I'm getting back into the aquarium hobby after 2 years off(due to an issue out of my control). Now back to the question, what type of fish or fish+invert combo can I put in my 2.5 gallon tank? The 2.5 is currently planted with 1 anubias nana, 1 java fern, 3 marimo moss...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    Howdy All! I am making this journal to keep track of the progress and evolution of my tanks over time. Hopefully some of y'll find it useful, please comment and join the discussion/conversation. To begin with, I have dabbled in keeping fish and planted tanks for well over a decade now. I am...
  4. Fish
    Hello everyone! I currently have a planted 2.5 fluval set up with a few cherry shrimp and a horned netrite snail. I'm really wanting to add a few fish and have fallen in love with chili rasbora. I have "The 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species: How to choose and keep hardy, brillant, fascinating...
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  6. Equipment
    Hi, I have a 2.5 gallon tank that I want at about 72-78 degrees (Fahrenheit). Its a small tank so i want a small heater. I tried all the small ones at my lfs and they are all preset to 80 degrees. Any suggestions or ideas? thanks! :fish:
  7. Tank Journals
    Current bowl! 3 Golden White Cloud Minnows 3 Cherry shrimp ? Ghost Shrimp Too many snails Been missing my puppy out here in the dorm boondocks, so decided to get a small aquarium kit (2.5 gallon as desk space at a premium) a few weeks ago and see what fishies would fit inside. Petco told me...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Lets see what your 2.5 gallon nano aquariums look like ==This is for 2.5 gallon tanks only== Post your tank shots along with equipment, flora, fauna, etc....... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    So I have a 2.5 gal tank just begging to be started. Here's what I have so far. Tank- 2.5 gal Lighting- 13 watt Fluval PC Fixture or Modded 9x2 watt Coralife PC Fixture Substrate- Flourite Filtration- Red Sea Nano HOB Flora- Fauna- So, how do I stand? I'm still debating on plants. If I can...
  10. Tank Journals
    After throwing in random plants into my aquarium with very mixed success, I have decided to try a properly planted tank. I have been reading up a lot on low-maintenance planted tanks, and was intrigued by the dirt tank method. Being a newbie, it seemed pretty easy but what really sold me was...
  11. Tank Journals
    Hello! I have a 2.5g tank that's ready for a revamp! This will be my first great attempt at planting a tank, so be prepared there will be lots of questions:) It'll be the home to a betta and probably a snail as well, maybe even a few shrimp. Specs: Tank: 2.5 Mini Bow Lights: x1 15w...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    I got this about a month ago and I am pretty sure I managed to cycle it with rocks and substrate from my other tank. At the moment I have 9 ghost shrimp, rocks, sticks, and wisteria in there. I plan on replacing the ghost shrimp with cherry or yellow shrimp once I have it planted and running...
  13. Tank Journals
    Alright guys, So I've been asking questions on here for a while now and I decided to set-up this tank that I already had! SPECS Tank: 2.5G Hex Tank Filter: Red Sea Nano Filter Heater: Hydor Mini Heater 7W Light: 7W Perch Light (Tom Aquatics) Substrate: Sand (boiled and cleaned) Ferts: ??? CO2...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello all, I will be building a stand/hood/surround for my 2.5G Hex Tank and I am using MDF (left over from other project)... It's 5/8" thick... I was wondering if I need to seal the wood with something or if the paint will seal it? Here are my questions: 1) Do I have to seal the MDF in case...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    OK. So this forum has inspired me to take a dive into the world of nanos! What I have: Used 2.5 gallon aquarium (passed leak test) Used glass lid Onyx Sand Aquarium Substrate, 15.4 lbs by Seachem Rocks some Flourish Excel Light fixture with a Coralife 50/50 mini compact fluorescent 10w some...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    Tank:2.5 gallon bow-front Lighting:27watt home depot light Filtration: red sea deco art nano filter Heater: Tetra Submersible Heater from doctor foster and smith Substrate: flourite Ferts: Excel and flourish whenever I remember to add them CO2: DIY with 1/4 tsp yeast Hardscape: granite stone...
  17. Planted Nano Tanks
    Well I became a little lazy with the trimming in my 2.5 gallon and the HC got out of control. The whole carpet started lifting up in the corners of the tank. Coincidentally, I found a nice little light at Home Depot last week and I wound up thinking to myself, "why not just start all over...
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