Filters are optional for Bettas and depending on the plants-some do better than others in regards to water movement since the water movement help with nutrient uptake-the species you have should be fine without water movement-most likely the reason for the plants failures you have now is due to incorrect lights or color temp-the plants can't photosynthesis-a bit like being kept in the dark-you can see the lights but the plants can't use it for energy
Water itself can be a problem too-how much and how often are the water changes, what is the source water used, additives and temp...
Okay. Thank you very much :)
And also, one more question, do I need to filter that tank? My Anubias and moss balls suddenly fell apart last week and now his anacharis is kind of...clouding the water. >_>
For live plants-florescent bulbs are best "daylight" 6500k...watts on a 5.5gal under 10watts or what ever it is graded for-watts can vary and are less important for plant growth-also, photoperiod is important-I would start on 10h/day and increase based on plant growth to algae growth...its a balance when dealing with live plants.
Hi, OFL :)
Just a quick question~ I have a 5.5gal tank with one male betta, heated, but not filtered. I just got him a few bunches of anacharis and I wondered if I needed to get a different light? he just has the regular light that comes with the tank set. I believe it's flouresent. If so, what do I get? LED? or..?
Hi OFL :) I just wondered, is a filter in a 5.5gal needed? I just got my guy a new tank and the filter is way too strong, and I know I can baffle it, but it seems to scare him, even when it's off. If it's not, what water change schedule would you suggest?
Thank you :)