My fluval spec 2 gallon aquarium just arrived here today. I know that is not very big for even just one betta, but it was the closest tank to what I was looking for. I plan to stock it with one betta and maybe down the road put some shrimp in there but I won't think about that now:p
Anyways, I am going to heavily stock it with plants. I put a 13 watt on there (that is a lot of light for the plants ha!) and I am putting dwarf baby tears, dwarf hairgrass, and ludwigia perunsis in the tank. The substrate is floramax. Ok, now for the questions!
1. With only one betta, will the plants take care of the ammonia and nitrites and eventually will I start to read nitrates? If so, can I put the betta in the tank right after I put the plants in?
2. How much and how many water changes should I do weekly? With my old 5 gallon tank I would do 1 -2 25% water changes weekly. Knowing that this is a smaller tank meaning more risks in levels, should I do 2 15% water changes weekly?
I think those are all my questions for now!