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NVmySSmaro 11-23-2009 09:56 AM

Is there any thing constructive I can do....
 
with a 2.5 gallon hex tank? I checked out and bought a 40 gallon long tank on a craigslist ad, long story short, me and the fella talked abit, and he gave me 6 more tanks in addition, so 1 being a 2.5 gallon hex, 2 ten gallon tanks, a 15? not sure, a 20 gallon long, and a 25-27ish gallon hex tank, along with boxes of plants, filters, heaters, everything i can think of. 3 stands, 1 for 40 gallon, 1 for 20 long, 1 for 10 gallon.

So, any ideas of what I can do with the 2.5 Gallon? I'd hate to waste it if i can help it.

I'm sure alot of the stuff is junk, the filters all appear to be whisper brand, various air pumps, decos, plants, gravel, a real nice guy, he's just moving soon.

I'm not trying to keep fish in it, just whatever, grow plants in it to transplant to the big tank? I dunno, just whatever you got that you have done or seen.

Fishin Pole 11-23-2009 10:09 AM

With the 2.5 gallon you could do a small freshwater shrimp tank........as long as your room temp doesnt go below 68F, you wouldnt need a heater for them, just a sponge filter....Mature the tank for a few months with some snails and you shoudl be set to go!...........another option could be a birthing tank for any small livebearers.......

Calmwaters 11-23-2009 10:16 AM

You could use it for a betta. 2.5 gallons is a good size for them.

Romad 11-23-2009 11:01 AM

I agree with Calmwaters. You can go rescue a betta :)

kelly528 11-23-2009 03:52 PM

I vote for picking a betta up for that tank. They are truly 'funny' fish and have quirky little personalities.

Calmwaters 11-23-2009 03:54 PM

Kelly is right each of mine have a different personallity and they come in so many different colors and tail types. I have Veil Tails, Crown Tails, Double Tails, Halfmoon Tails, and Delta Tails.

jmlampert23 11-23-2009 04:32 PM

betas is the way to go for the small tank

geohatrick 11-23-2009 04:59 PM

i would go a planted shrimp tank... i love shrimp crs tank's are awesome.
Cheers Zac

NVmySSmaro 11-24-2009 11:58 AM

Thanks for the help, I'm leaning towards the Betta, but don't know if I want to deal with another tank. I've got my 20 Gal high that I'm ready to add more fish. I'm cycling a 10 gallon for the GF, and I'm in the process of getting the 40 Gallon long set up here soon. Once I get the 40 up, I figure the 20 gallon will come down, but that'll be several weeks.

bearwithfish 11-24-2009 12:00 PM

all about the betta idea thats what i am doing with mine for the office in a few weeks :)


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