1 Gallon Tank

Brett S.

I have a old 1 gallon tank that has been sitting unused for a few years now. What should I do with it? Probably no fish but I'm fine with a couple shrimp. I would also need a filter, heater, light, etc. I could get some plants from my other tank
 

TheGouramiGuy

I think if you did some small plants and maybe a nanofish, that setup might work. Nanofish such as neon tetras do like to school, but in a 1 gallon you might have to settle for some shrimp and possibly one fish. This is a bit of a stretch for fish, especially since they love room to dart around but you never know. This topic is definitely up for debate though, but I would recommend a 5 or 10 gallon if you wanted to keep it small.
 

Brett S.

I think if you did some small plants and maybe a nanofish, that setup might work. Nanofish such as neon tetras do like to school, but in a 1 gallon you might have to settle for some shrimp and possibly one fish. This is a bit of a stretch for fish, especially since they love room to dart around but you never know. This topic is definitely up for debate though, but I would recommend a 5 or 10 gallon if you wanted to keep it small.
Well the point is I have a tank, I just don't know what to do with it.
 

Repolie

Yeah you can do a shrimp tank with that or turn it into a terrarium.
 

JamieXPXP

I think it would be cool to have a ramshorn snails and/or shrimp in there with a few plants
 

TheGouramiGuy

Yeah, would recommend snails and shrimp, I love the different colors of shrimp you can go with, such as the cherries, but they can get expensive depending on where you get them. Some of the colored shrimp can go for $3 - $6 a piece. From what I've seen, go with hard-shell snails. The soft-shells love to multiply and take over depending on which type you get, so just do your research and you'll do great.
 

Brett S.

I think it would be cool to have a ramshorn snails and/or shrimp in there with a few plants
My other tank has some ludwigia, S. Repens and java moss. I can take some from that and really fill it up with plants
 

Brett S.

You could have a African dwarf frog in a 1 gallon tank
I'm not much into frogs
 

TheGouramiGuy

My other tank has some ludwigia, S. Repens and java moss. I can take some from that and really fill it up with plants
That would be nice, the more plants the merrier since they feed on the phosphates, it'll make your 1 gallon a lot easier to maintain imo.
 

NickAu

1 gallon is too small for shrimp because a tank that small is hard to keep stable and shrimp need stability.

You could have a African dwarf frog in a 1 gallon tank
Absolutely not. ADF should be kept in groups of 3 or more.

In my opinion a 1 gallon tank is too small for any fish including a betta.
 

JamieXPXP

My other tank has some ludwigia, S. Repens and java moss. I can take some from that and really fill it up with plants
that's a great idea! I think it would be great to just have a plant only sort of thing
 

Fanatic

1 gallon is too small for shrimp because a tank that small is hard to keep stable and shrimp need stability.


Absolutely not.

In my opinion a 1 gallon tank is too small for any fish including a betta.

I agree, but it is definitely possible to do one gallon shrimp tanks, many here have heard of and done the beverage dispenser tanks.
 

NickAu

You could use it for a hospital tank

Best Qtank in the world is a plastic storage container and only a few dollars.
 

Gourami36

Best Qtank in the world and only a few dollars.


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I use one of those too but there’s not many things you can do with a 1 gallon tank other than a few inverts or plants. And he already has the tank and no use for it yet
 

jjohnwm

If you must sentence an animal to exist in a 1-gallon torture chamber, why not just make it a planted "aquarium" with a snail or two?

Fish? Shrimp? Sure it's possible...just as it's possible for a human being to exist for years in a tiny prison cell. But...desirable? Come on...
 

Brett S.

If you must sentence an animal to exist in a 1-gallon torture chamber, why not just make it a planted "aquarium" with a snail or two?

Fish? Shrimp? Sure it's possible...just as it's possible for a human being to exist for years in a tiny prison cell. But...desirable? Come on...
Yeah I might not even do anything with it.
 

Gourami36

Yeah I might not even do anything with it.
You could just use it for plants
 

Jocelyn Adelman

1 gallon I would do plants only. Realistically too small for shrimp, though if you are familiar with tank management it can be done. Slightly harder to keep stable. Would recommend doing only a few shrimp, ideally of the same sex if you go that route.
I have a number of plant only containers, and really enjoy them...
 

Ashlyn_fish

I would use it for a daphnia tank if you have other fish to feed. They are super neat little crustations and great live fish food. I stuck 3 in a 1 gallon jar with no filter and they took off. You just need a tad of spirunila and you are good to go.
 

Jimmie93

Beta fish is all I can think of.
 

lunch

Throw it out
 

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