01-15-2012, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Tetra Guy
Ok, great thank you Bryon. So I found a nice 5 gallon tank, and lid. I got some sand substrate, it was treated. It's about 3 inches deep. It's heated, holding at 78. I bought 7 white mountain cloud minnows, to help with cycling. They are small and have some growing to do. I bought a few plants, one of them was the pennywart you mentioned. When the tank clears up, I'll try to get a few pics up.
One question, is 3 inches too deep for the sand? I transplanted a two rooted plants from the two gallon. I'm wondering too if I should add a root tab or two.
I would not have more than 2 inches of sand, that's all I have in my large tanks; in a 5g probably only 1.5 inches overall. You won't have plants with extensive root systems in a 5g.