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planted invert betta
I am mostly a marine guy but i want to work on a fw project. My budget and my space is small. I would like to create a heavily planted tank for inverts and a betta. assume i should look in the area of 2 gallons but i am not having much luck. Astetically i like tanks that are long not tall. If you have an idea for my tank i would really appreciate it.
I would look around and see if you cant find a used 5 or even 10g tank cheap, for several reasons. Larger tanks are less likely to have lethal ammonia spikes, the fish are much more interesting to watch when they have room and taking care of plants in small spaces is a pain in the butt.
Walmart has a nice 5 gallon kit and all you would need is a 1500k light, also at walmart for just a few bucks. This will give you enough room to aquascape nicely and allow you to grow more plants.
On the 10 gallon, betta's may or may not work with other fish. It depends on the betta, and amount of hiding spaces you can create with wood and plants. You will get success stories as well as horror stories combing bettas with other fish, its a chance you would have to take, some of us wouldn't even try.
In my opinion, if your set on a betta, go 5 gallon. You can have the pants you want and some inverts. Snails would work, shrimp might be dinner. If you just want a nice active fw tank and don't need a beta, a 10 would be perfect. I have ember tetra in mine and they are very active. You can also have some small corys.
Last edited by bigehugedome; 01-24-2012 at 10:23 PM.
Walmart.com: Tetra Aquarium Starter Kit, 5 Gallons: Fish
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